OnePlus Band launched in India for ₹2,799, aims to take on the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 by offering SpO2 sensor and 14-day battery life
OnePlus has finally taken the wraps off its fitness tracker, the OnePlus Band. The Band competes in a fiercely competitive budget fitness tracker market in India in which companies such as Xiaomi and Realme already have a head start.
The OnePlus Band comes with a dual-color band design that can be separated from the main tracker. The black strap comes as standard and additional strap designs can be purchased separately. A 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a 126 x 294 resolution shows all the required info. Users can customize the display with pre-installed watch faces or create one from their photo collection.
The device allows continuous monitoring of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) including on-demand checks and sleep monitoring. OnePlus says that the Band uses red and infrared light sensors to quickly monitor SpO2 and highlight potential health issues. The built-in heart rate monitor keeps a track of the pulse during rest, exercise, and sleep and alerts when it goes abnormal. It may be noted that the Mi Band 5 does not offer an SpO2 sensor in the global variant.
OnePlus Health app allows tracking all the data generated by the Band. The app is currently only available on Android devices, though an iOS version is coming soon. Right now, the Band comes bundled with 13 different exercise presets that include Yoga, Cricket, and Fat Burn Running.
According to OnePlus, the Band is rated for IP68 water resistance and can withstand 5 ATM pressure, so taking a dive with the Band shouldn't pose any issue (as long as the depth is within 50 meters for up to 10 minutes). A 100 mAh battery is touted to deliver 14 days of usage on a single charge.
The OnePlus Band black variant will go on sale from January 13 for ₹2,799 (US$38). OnePlus Red Cable members can get their hands on the OnePlus Band from 9 AM January 12 exclusively on oneplus.in and the OnePlus Store app. For a limited time, the OnePlus Band will be available for a discounted price of ₹2,499 (US$34). Additional straps will cost ₹399 (US$5.43) each.