OnePlus Band: a monitoring bracelet to compete with Xiaomi

Though smartwatches are gaining ground on monitoring wristbands (Due to the substantial reduction of the Apple Watch and the emergence of even cheaper Chinese models), they continue to find a market between small and large. In the first case, parents are looking for inexpensive, resistant and functional devices; in the second, we are talking about users with little technical knowledge, who need simple gadgets.

The Chinese giant Xiaomi took advantage of the Fitbit hecatomb to climb to the podium of the segment. His ‘My Band‘It offered performance comparable (even higher) than its competition for a third of the price, which made the bracelet the star gift of successive Christmas campaigns. This has, in fact, happened again with the fifth iteration.

Now, another mobile manufacturer is trying its luck with product diversification. We are talking about OnePlus, considered a benchmark in terms of value for money, which has just presented the ‘OnePlus Band‘. It integrates a 1.1-inch AMOLED panel, in color, with a resolution of 126 by 294 pixels and touch capacity. It also offers a 100 mAh battery, promising up to 14 days of autonomy under typical use.

Among the features of the model we find a optical heart rate sensor, another for the measurement of the oxygen level in blood, accelerometer, gyroscope, resistance to immersions of up to 50 meters and IP68 certification against dust and water. In this way, functionalities such as the monitoring of our sleep time, health status and physical activity are guaranteed, for which 13 sports modalities are offered.

OnePlus Band has a remote trigger, call reception, notifications, music playback control, stopwatch, timer, alarms, ‘Zen’ mode, a utility to find our phone and of course digital clock. All in 22.6 grams and at a recommended price of Rs 2,799 (31 euros to change).

The amount corresponds to its commercialization in India, without the date for its launch in our country having been passed. If it happens, it will arrive with several interchangeable silicone straps (the first in blue, black and orange).

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