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OPPO Watch 3 launch as the world's first Snapdragon Wear 5-powered wearable is set for August 2022

The OPPO Watch. (Source: OPPO)
The OPPO Watch. (Source: OPPO)
OPPO has confirmed that it has secured the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 wearable platform for its 2022 flagship Watch. In fact, the OEM has indicated that there will be more than 1 version of this third-gen smartwatch, which will also be first to the market with its new chipset. OPPO has hinted at its ability to boost performance in its inaugural vehicle.

OPPO's eponymous Watches can be said to be the best alternatives to the Apple Watch - in terms of looks, if nothing else. Qualcomm asserts that its new Snapdragon Wear 5 processor can get the latest generation of these square-faced wearables closer to the Cupertino giant's flagship accessory than ever before.

OPPO's associate vice-president and president of IoT Business Franco Li seems to agree, asserting that the Wear 5 silicon can "bring smart wearable technology to a new level". Therefore, it is just as well Li goes on to announce that the Watch 3 will launch in August 2022 as the world's first wearable with the SoC.

Li also let slip that the Watch 2 successor will come as part of a "series", which might hint at the possibility of an upgraded ECG Edition in the future. That part of the statement lines up with a Digital Chat Station leak pointing to 3 different Watch 3 variants.

The OEM has yet to mention any new or updated health-tracking attributes for the Watch 3, although it is now touted to "delight" consumers with its improved performance from next month onward. Then again, the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 4 might outdo it in these terms, as it has secured the right to debut as the inaugural Wear 5+ smartwatch instead.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07-21 (Update: 2022-07-21)