OnePlus Nord Watch smart watch with 30 days battery life
According to JBQ , the OnePlus Nord Watch is not worth buying because it is an expensive smartwatch, I mean it costs Rs 4,999 and yet it doesn’t have built-in GPS and even Bluetooth connectivity, which is a big disappointment, because that’s what this watch is all about. it has been created. OnePlus.
If your budget is Rs 5,000, you should consider RealMe Watch 3 Pro or Dizo Watch R Talk. The OnePlus Nord Watch is just a fitness band with a bigger screen and fun reality, it doesn’t even have built-in GPS, so it can’t even be called the best fitness tracker under Rs 5,000.
At the end of it all, the OnePlus Nord Watch at Rs 4,999 makes no sense, it could have been a good option at Rs 3,000. However, if you love OnePlus and don’t want to buy a smartwatch from another brand, this can be a good smartwatch. Otherwise, don’t waste your money.
Pros and cons of the OnePlus Nord Watch
1. Superbright AMOLED Panel
2. 60Hz Refresh Rate
3. Smooth UI
4. Well-Made App Support
5. Longer Battery Life
6. Premium Build
7. 100+ Watchfaces
1. No Bluetooth Calling Option
2. Missing Built-in GPS
The OnePlus Nord Watch comes with a 60Hz 1.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 448×368 and 326 PPI. It also has a selectable brightness of 500 nits and a screen-to-body ratio of 70.7%. The display bezels aren’t that big while the optional 500 nit brightness helps a lot when using the smartwatch outdoors. You will be able to read text or use the smartwatch in direct sunlight without any problems.
The 60 Hertz display refresh rate also plays its part, everything looks smooth on the watch. It doesn’t feel like a budget smartwatch, OnePlus has worked on the software side which is clearly visible in real use. Even after having an AMOLED panel, OnePlus has not added the Always On Display feature which is very disappointing, I hope they do it via OTA. Overall, this is a great AMOLED panel, for the price of Rs 5000, OnePlus has done a great job with the display. You must use Screen saver for your expensive smartwatch.
Design, comfort and construction
JBQ says, OnePlus has used zinc alloy for the frame, while the buckles are made of stainless steel and the band is made of silicone. Overall, this watch is solidly built and gives you all the premium feel you’ve always wanted in an affordable smartwatch. It weighs about 52.4 grams with the strap, which is not much due to the zinc alloy frame. It’s also comfortable to wear, your wrist won’t hurt even if you wear it all day and night. I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of shiny metal, in the case of OnePlus they used a shiny zinc alloy. In short, the case gets scratched easily, and if that happens once, it doesn’t look like it did when I was new.
OnePlus Nord Watch supports 22 mm band, which means if you don’t like the default band, you can order any 22 mm band from Amazon and start using it. In short, the OnePlus Nord watch is well made and comfortable to wear.
Health and fitness tracking
This was a little disappointing because the OnePlus Nord Watch does not have built-in GPS, now, if you are wondering what role GPS plays in fitness tracking, here is a little explanation. When you exercise outdoors, the smartwatch uses all the heart rate, SpO2, and GPS sensors to measure your live location, ultimately providing calories burned and distance you run.
In short, if you are looking to buy a smartwatch for sports, do not buy the OnePlus Nord and consider the RealMe Watch 3 Pro.
The OnePlus Nord watch has a 3-axis accelerometer, an optical heart rate sensor, and a blood oxygen sensor. OnePlus has also added 105 sports modes that you can choose from using the N Health app by OnePlus. All the sensors work great, they also provide near-accurate fitness data.The sleep monitoring was also on point, I didn’t see false readings when using the watch all night or even while sleeping during the day.
The SpO2 sensor also works best, it doesn’t feel gimmicky, and the same can be said for the heart rate monitor. Stress monitoring is just an extra feature, so don’t rely on the stress data at all. Brands like Fitbit use a dedicated sensor to calculate stress levels, while OnePlus only uses software.
After all, this is just a budget smartwatch, so don’t expect 100% accurate health data, and don’t trust the watch if you have a serious health problem. For example, the oximeter provides accurate data, but at the same time, the watch has a margin of error of around 5%, which isn’t too bad considering that the OnePlus Nord Watch costs just Rs 4,999. Let’s say, if the smartwatch shows 110 steps, it will be 120, so keep the margin of error around 5%. Sometimes, even 115.
Overall, now, if you’re a fitness enthusiast, you should steer clear of the OnePlus Nord Watch as the lack of built-in GPS affects accuracy.
Get ready to hear the application name, Here I present to you the N health app by OnePlus. Sounds familiar, I get it, let’s not go there. Just like any other fitness app, it displays heart rate, SpO2 and even sleep data with graphs. You can also set alarms and even reminders in the app.
Bluetooth connection was also fast, I didn’t face any problem when connecting to my smartphone. OnePlus has also added over 100 watch faces in the N Health app, but if you don’t like any of the pre-added watch faces, you can always use your own image or any other image for the watch face.
The app is well organized and you won’t face any problem while using it. However, the N Health app only works on iOS 11 and above and Android 6.0 and above.
The OnePlus Nord Watch has a 240 mAh battery and supports magnetic charging. Currently, unlike other OnePlus devices, the Nord Watch does not support quick charger , which is quite disappointing as many smartwatches under Rs 5,000 come with quick charging. You can use charger in the shop for your smart watch.
OnePlus promises 10 days of battery life with full use, which is kind of true because the watch doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity and built-in GPS, so the watch won’t use more battery. Don’t expect a full 10 days of battery though, expect around 7-8 days. Now if you don’t use features like heart rate, SpO2 or even sleep monitoring, the battery will last more than 10 days. Generally, battery life depends on user-to-user and how they use the smartwatch in their daily life.