OnePlus OneWatch (Smartwatch) with Rounded Display, Sapphire Protection and Wireless Charging in the Offing - Tough Luck for Moto 360
By Pavithra Rathinavel | August 7, 2014 12:33 PM EST
The company OnePlus released its smartphone "One" recently in June. The OnePlus One handset (aka flagship killer) has already garnered rave reviews across the globe. Many tech analysts/reviewers compared this incredible device to many high-end and top-selling smartphones in the market. The handset packs phenomenal features and comes at a nominal price. With newly gained grounds the OnePlus is in the process of releasing its first smartwatch dubbed the "OneWatch," likely to compete with Moto 360.
A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen in this Motorola Mobility LLC handout image released to Reuters on March 18, 2014.
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Recently leaked information shows a smartwatch design sketch and a screenshot of a webpage with OneWatch displayed on it. Going by the first look, the OneWatch is a beautiful and sleek smartwatch, according to Phone Arena.
Unlike many other smartwatches released thus far, the OneWatch comes with a rounded/circular OLED display. To amplify the wow factor, the display/dial of the smartwatch is protected by sapphire crystal glass. If this is not interesting enough, the face of the watch is protected by the premium-looking titanium material.
In addition, the OneWatch has a configurable button like other smartwatches. The unique selling point is the curved battery unit that is housed safely under the leather strap of the device. If reports are true, the OneWatch will support wireless charging facility.
However, the killer OneWatch seems smaller and sleeker than the much-awaited Motorola's Moto 360 and the other Android-based smartwatches available in the market. Hence, the OneWatch provides the look of a regular watch.
The publication also points out that there is no information available to ascertain if the OneWatch is an Android-based gear. It is worth noting that, the OnePlus One smartphone does not run on stock Android OS. The phone runs on the unique combination of Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with CyanogenMod 11S UI.
Therefore, there is a good possibility that the OneWatch gadget may introduce CyanogenMod UI in its upcoming smartwatch. Nevertheless, there is no confirmation from the company OnePlus on the existence of such a device or the availability/pricing details. Interested readers should head to Phone Arena to check out the leaked images.
What do you think of the OneWatch? Should Moto 360 be worried? Feel free to leave a comment.
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