This latest smartwatch not only puts forward a modern design that is suitable for both men and women, but is also supported by a series of fairly complete health features.
Curious as to what sophistication? Come on, see our short review!
In our opinion, the OPPO Watch Free comes with a stylish design even though it has a minimalist feel. The body is square, not round like a classic watch. While the strap adopts silicone material which is very comfortable when in contact with the skin, with a strap width of 19mm and a length of 130-205mm. The weight of this watch is fairly light, only 32.6 grams with the strap, so it doesn’t burden the wrist.
You will find a 1.64-inch screen with a resolution of 280 x 456 pixels. The colors are rich, and the images presented look quite sharp. Last but not least, this screen has a brightness level that is ideal for use in hot sunlight. You can also adjust the brightness level starting from low, medium, high, or automatic.
The variant we are reviewing is called Vanilla. The color of the frame is more towards gold and the strap is vanilla. In addition to variants that may be more suitable for women, there is also a Black color which is certainly more masculine. For us, any color OPPO Watch Free is still quite appropriate to wear to a rather formal event.
Please note that the Watch Free does not have physical buttons. All operations and menu navigation are done via the touch screen. Therefore, you must be prepared to adapt in advance to remember each gesture and its function. At first we were a little confused, but eventually got used to it after a few days.
For additional information, OPPO Watch Free has a 5ATM rating which means it is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters. You can use this device to accompany activities that are identical to water such as swimming. On the back there are two magnetic pins for connecting the charging cable.
Wide choice of Watch Faces
What about Watch Faces? Don’t worry, there are lots of them! You are given the option to download a ready-made Watch Face set, or create your own creations such as displaying your favorite photos stored on your smartphone. All can be done through the HeyTap Health application.
In fact, you can also take advantage of the AI Outfit feature which will intelligently create a Watch Face by adjusting the color composition of your photo. As in the example below, we shot a green backlit keyboard and then turned it into a variety of cool Watch Face options.
In addition, HeyTap Health allows you to manage notifications, find the location of the OPPO Watch Free via the Find My Watch feature, and so on.
OPPO Watch Free is equipped with more than 100 sports modes that you can choose according to your activity. Standard features like step counter, calories burned, and workout duration are of course available. Data from your activity will be logged both on the watch and in the HeyTap Health app on the connected phone.
The heart rate sensor on OPPO Watch Free has added an alert (alarm) capability that will notify you whenever the heart rate is too high or too low. That way, you can be more aware of heart health. There’s also a heart rate zone workout feature while you’re exercising, so you know how intense your workout is.
No less important is continuous SpO2 monitoring which will continue to monitor your oxygen levels in real-time and continuously. While the OSleep feature will monitor the quality of your sleep, from bedtime reminders and late night reminders to limit you from staying up late, to providing reports in the morning. During sleep, the sleep, SpO2, and heart rate monitoring features continue to work. There is even a feature that detects when you are snoring.
Long battery life and fast charging
OPPO Watch Free is armed with a battery that is claimed to be able to keep it on for approximately 14 days. Of course the time depends on many factors. For about a month we use it, the battery life of this smartwatch can reach 10-11 days.
The most tempting is precisely the charging technology. Thanks to VOOC Flash Charge, you can charge for just 5 minutes for all day use. So there’s no need to be disappointed if you want to go on a move and forget to charge your Watch Free. Just connect the charger, then leave to shower and get ready, when you leave the battery is quite charged.
OPPO Watch Free is an option that must be considered if you are looking for a smartwatch that is compact but has full features and an attractive design.
For those who are interested, OPPO Watch Free is sold at a price of USD $96.
Pros of OPPO Watch Free:
- OK design
- Rating 5ATM
- Bright screen for outdoor use
- Watch Face options are many and interesting
- Health features are quite complete
- Fast charging
- HeyTap Health app makes all the settings easy
Disadvantages of OPPO Watch Free:
- The charger magnet is a bit easy to shake and come off
- It will be more interesting if you use a universal strap
- The price could be more competitive