Apple watch

Like an Apple Watch: OnePlus Nord Watch could end up with a square screen

After acknowledging the presence of a more affordable OnePlus smartwatch last month. Today, the same leaker shared what looks like an official render of the first Nord-branded watch that will head to India first. It suggests the real appearance of the device as well as its main features.

TL;DR

  • OnePlus may launch the budget Nord Watch in India first.
  • The OnePlus Nord Watch leak suggests a square design and display.
  • The main key features of Nord Watch may include continuous heart rate and SpO2 tracking.

Courtesy of Item Lists, a series of screenshots were shared on Twitter. These give a glimpse of what we should expect from the alleged OnePlus Nord Watch, at least for the black variant. The device sports a square shape like the Oppo watch and the newer Xiaomi Band 7 Pro tracker. It also gets a digital pusher positioned on the right side, in addition to the unknown type and size of touchscreen.

What’s interesting is an N Health-labeled app that’s different from the current OnePlus app. This may indicate that Nord Watch and other wearables from the brand might be getting a dedicated mobile app which is expected to be advertised alongside the device. It was already rumored this month that Nord might become a separate brand, so that doesn’t surprise us at all.

OnePlus Nord Watch N Health app features

Alleged N Health app for Nord wearables showing Nord watch design / © Twitter/u/stufflistings

OnePlus Nord Watch specs and price

Additionally, tipster mentioned SpO2 or blood oxygen, heart rate and sleep monitoring in addition to basic calories and step counter. It’s safe to say that these will support 24/7 tracking, abnormal level detection, and smart sports recognition.

In terms of other specs, it’s unclear whether standalone GPS connectivity and Bluetooth calling will also be added. Considering it’s a budget device, OnePlus may opt for a connected GPS version with basic phone notifications. But then again, the company might still have some surprises up its sleeves once the OnePlus Nord Watch goes official soon.

With OnePlus separating its image from the budget segment, do you think the core brand will end up focusing on producing premium products from now on? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.