Oppo Watch 2 Glacier Lake Blue Edition presented with a large display, a special watch strap and ski tracking
Oppo has launched another version of the Watch 2 in China. Still unavailable outside Oppo's home market, the new version of the Watch 2 joins the global version of the Watch Free, on which we have reported separately. Translated from Chinese as the Glacier Lake Blue Edition, the latest Watch 2 joins the four colours in which Oppo already sells the smartwatch. For context, the Watch 2 is available in 42 mm and 46 mm sizes with two colours each.
By contrast, the Glacier Lake Blue Edition only comes in Oppo's smaller size and weighs the same as the other 42 mm Watch 2 models. Also, the 31 g smartwatch retains the Watch 2's 1.75-inch display, an AMOLED panel that resolves at 372 x 430 pixels with a 326 PPI pixel density. Likewise, Oppo continues to include a 360 mAh battery in the 42 mm version of the Watch 2, along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage.
However, the Glacier Lake Blue Edition has a new strap that Oppo alleges is more durable than those it ships with other Watch 2 models. The company has included two transparent layers either side of the textured blue watch band too, which should make it relatively easy to clean. Additionally, the Glacier Lake Blue Edition can track your ski runs, seemingly a software feature that Oppo could bring to other Watch 2 models.
Separately, the Glacier Lake Blue Edition has launched just as an eSIM model; Oppo sells 42 mm models with Bluetooth-only connectivity as well. Currently, the new Watch 2 model costs CNY 1,299 (~US$206) in China, although it will eventually rise to CNY 1,499 (~US$237) after Oppo's pre-sale period expires.