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OnePlus Nord Watch reportedly leaked, takes obvious inspiration from Apple Watch
- Screenshots that reportedly show an upcoming smartwatch, the OnePlus Nord Watch, have been leaked.
- The name would seem to hint the new watch might be cheaper than 2021’s OnePlus Watch.
- The design also resembles the square-like Apple Watch.
OnePlus launched a smartwatch, simply called the OnePlus Watch, over a year ago in April 2021. While the smartwatch was affordable and had some solid hardware, we felt the software had a number of issues. Today, there are reports that OnePlus is going to try again, with perhaps an even cheaper device.
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According to screenshots leaked by Mukul Sharma on his Twitter feed (via Digital Trends), the new wearable will be labeled as the OnePlus Nord Watch. Since the Nord branding is used by OnePlus for its budget smartphones, it stands to reason this smartwatch could be cheaper than last year’s OnePlus Watch.
A small and blurry image of the watch itself shows a square design, similar to the Apple Watch and very different than the circular design for the OnePlus Watch. The other screenshots, apparently taken from a OnePlus phone, show features like custom watch faces, outdoor workout modes, a SpO2 sensor, and other features, including heart monitoring.
Sharma claims the smartwatch will be on sale in India “soon” but didn’t offer a specific date. It’s possible OnePlus could reveal it alongside its next smartphone, the OnePlus 10T, on August 3. It’s also more than possible that this OnePlus Nord Watch may not become officially available in the US. Keep in mind that OnePlus has yet to confirm the existence of this wearable officially, so take this news with a grain of salt.