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OnePlus Watch 2 launched globally: A Wear OS smartwatch with over 2-days of battery life

The OnePlus Watch 2 comes with a unique dual architecture system that runs Wear OS and RTOS side-by-side.
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Published onFebruary 26, 2024

TL;DR
  • OnePlus has launched the new OnePlus Watch 2 globally. You can buy the Watch 2 in the US for $299.99 from March 4, 2024 onwards from Amazon and OnePlus.com.
  • OnePlus is also offering a $50 discount when you trade in any watch in any condition when purchasing through OnePlus.com.
  • Key specifications of the OnePlus Watch 2 include Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 SoC, BES2700 co-processor, Wear OS 4 support, 500mAh battery, 47mm size, IP68 protection, and more.

OnePlus entered the smartwatch space with the first-gen OnePlus Watch. But the company oversold the “smart” in smartwatch, as the first-gen device ran on a simpler RTOS platform without an app store. Three years later, the company is back with a true smartwatch with Wear OS, but surprisingly, it isn’t letting go of RTOS either. This is the OnePlus Watch 2, and its unique dual-architecture setup and massive battery help it become the Ultra smartwatch on the Wear OS side of things.

The highlight of the OnePlus Watch 2 is certainly its dual-engine architecture. It comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip alongside a BES2700 co-processor. The Snapdragon powers Wear OS 4 on the watch, while the co-processor handles RTOS functionality in power-saving mode.

A user reviews some of the Google apps available on their OnePlus Watch 2.

You can run the watch in Smart Mode with full Wear OS features and all smartwatch functions or run it in a power-saving mode where it works like an RTOS fitness tracker with access to health tracking functions and your phone’s notifications (but no Wear OS app functionality).

OnePlus went even crazier, packing this large 47mm diameter smartwatch with a 500mAh battery. In Smart Mode, you can get up to 100 hours of battery or over 48 hours with heavy usage and all features enabled. You can also get over 12 days of battery life in power-saving mode with RTOS functionality.

As we note in our OnePlus Watch 2 review, the watch lasted us 53 hours on a single charge in Smart Mode, with the always-on display and all advanced health features enabled and many workouts packed in.

The OnePlus Watch 2 charger features a removable USB-C cord.

If you run out of juice, you can charge the smartwatch to 100% in 60 minutes with 7.5 VOOC fast charging. The watch charges through a magnetic cradle, and unlike many other smartwatches, the cradle plugs into a standard USB-C port, so you can continue using the cable you use with your USB-C smartphone.

A OnePlus Watch 2 Activity displays some of its available sport modes.

Other highlight specifications of the OnePlus Watch 2 include a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels and a 2.5D sapphire crystal cover, 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, a stainless steel case that supports 22mm straps, dual-frequency GPS, IP68 water and dust resistance, and more. The OnePlus Watch also supports tracking for over 100 sports and can track health stats like sleep, stress levels, blood oxygen, and more.

OnePlus Watch 2
Display
1.43-inch AMOLED
466 x 466 resolution
60Hs flash rate

Up to 1000nit brightness
Dimensions and weight
47.0 x 46.6 x 12.1mm
49g without band
80g with band

22mm strap
Materials
Stainless Steel case
Fluor rubber band
Colors
Black Steel
Radiant Steel
Durability
5ATM
IP68
MIL-STD-810H
Storage
32GB
RAM
2GB
Battery
500mAh

100 hours in Smart Mode
48 hours in heavy use
12 days in Power Saver Mode

Charge to 100% in 60 minutes
Sensors
Accelerometer
Ambient light
Barometer
Gyroscope
Geomagnetic
Optical heart rate
Optical pulse oximeter
Software
Wear OS 4
Connectivity
Dual-frequency L1 + L5
Bead
GPS
Galileo
GLONASS
QZSS
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Compatibility
Android 8.0 and above
GMS 23.45.32 or later
No iOS support

Since it is a Wear OS smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch 2 remains compatible with all Android smartphones. You will need to use the OHealth app to connect your phone to your watch. However, like other Wear OS smartwatches, the OnePlus Watch 2 is not compatible with iPhones and iOS.

OnePlus Watch 2 pricing and availability

The OnePlus Watch 2 will be available globally in Radiant Steel or Black Steel colors. You can buy it in the US for $299.99. Pre-orders begin today, with open sales starting March 4, 2024, for OnePlus.com and March 11, 2024 for Amazon.

For offers, you can trade in any watch in any condition when buying from OnePlus.com for a $50 discount up until the end of March. You can club the Watch 2 with a OnePlus smartphone purchase to get some more discount, with $200 off the OnePlus 12 and $100 off the purchase of the OnePlus 12R and OnePlus Open.

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OnePlus Watch 2
Runs Wear OS 4 • Unique dual-chip architecture • Incredible battery life
MSRP: $299.99
OnePlus x Wear OS
The OnePlus Watch 2 is the company's second-generation smartwatch and the first OnePlus wearable to feature the Wear OS platform, adding considerably more smart features, including access to the Google Play Store. It also features a dual-engine architecture with two chipsets working concurrently to deliver multi-day battery life.

The OnePlus Watch 2 will also be available for €329 in Europe, £299 in the UK, and INR 24,999 in India.

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