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OPPO Band 2 Review

DISCLOSURE – THIS ITEM WAS GIFTED TO THE REVIEWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF WRITING THE REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE THE REVIEWER’S OWN.

Reviewed by Steven Osborne

OPPO Mobile for Smartphones & Accessories | OPPO United Kingdom

I love tech so was looking forward to reviewing this wearable/Smartwatch and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

The box contained:
1x USB-Type A charging cable (no plug)
1x Oppo Band 2 Watch
1x Quick Guide
The screen is a AMOLED 1.57inch screen with a resolution of 256*402 and 16.7million colour depth.  All pixels illuminate and the screen surface is 2.5 Glass. This makes for a clear and bright coloured screen.

The battery is 200mAh in and will fully recharge in around 60 Minutes with its supplied magnetic charging cable that will charge from any USB-A type port.  This allows the watch to have a running time of 14 days in standard mode but still an impressive 5 days in intensive mode, which is great.

The wearable has an Apollo 3.5 processor with 8MB of PSRAM and 128 MB NAND storage.  The device also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity to your phone.

The Smartwatch comes with an optical blood oxygen sensor, heart rate sensor and a 6 Axis motion sensor.

So with all this tech what can it do?

You can choose from over 150 faces, control and play the music on your phone; it has a stopwatch, timer and the ability to set an alarm.  If you lose your phone (android only) there is a find my phone feature which makes your phone sound an alarm.  It claims to have a flashlight, but it just makes the screen go white so its bright and illuminates the area., rather than being a functioning torch.

The watch can monitor your sleep, so you can determine how much sleep you’re actually getting at night (but this obviously requires you to wear it at night).  It also monitors your heart rate, daily activity (steps and any other exercise undertaken), blood oxygen, stress, relaxation and you can set an alarm to wake you up.

There is over 100 workout modes including, heart rate recovery, a professional tennis mode as well as 4 that are auto-detected.

The smartwatch has a water resistance of 5 ATM which means it can withstand water pressure equivalent to 50 meters (this is a pressure rating not a depth rating).  This is likely the reason that there are no external buttons to press.

Be aware that the functionality of the smart watch is limited if you’re an IOS user and the smartwatch is compatible with Android 6.0 or later and IOS 13.0 or later only.

The smartwatch has no buttons so the only way to turn it on is by connecting the charging cable.  This isn’t a problem as long as you don’t turn off the watch when the cable isn’t to hand to turn it back on.

It was really easy to set this up.  All I needed to do was download the HeyTap application advised in the quick start guide.  I then had to register for an account to log into the application.  Once registered all I need to do was select the + in the top right corner of the app, select the smartwatch type which in this case was a “OPPO Band 2” and then wait for it to find the phone which it did in a few seconds.  I then paired the phone to the watch and we were ready to go.

I’ve been wearing the watch for around a week now and it’s very comfortable and most of the time I forget it’s even there.  The screen is very compared to some other brands I’ve used on the market.  Because of the long battery life, I do not find myself having to worry about putting it on charge every night.  This wearable is very good quality offering everything most people would require from one.  The only feature not available is NFC functionality if you like being one of those people doing contactless payments using your watch.

The Smartwatch I received to review was a pale blue and white colour, but it also comes in black.  Both colours would be unisex, so suitable for anyone to wear.

Based on the £59.99 RRP of the watch, I think this represents really good value, for what you get.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quality Smartwatch, at an affordable price.

https://www.oppo.com/uk/accessories/band2/

Rating: 4.5/5

RRP: £59.99

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