The Oppo Band will finally launch globally on March 8, providing competition to Xiaomi's Mi Band series
Oppo already sells its 'Watch' smartwatch in Europe, which looks an awful lot like the Apple Watch. Oppo also has the Band though, which it has restricted to selling only in China since its release in summer 2020. The company has now confirmed that it will release the Oppo Band globally on March 8, which should provide some competition to the likes of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5.
The company is yet to confirm how many countries in which it will sell the device initially, but India will be one of the first. A recent EEC certification essentially confirms that Oppo plans to bring the Band to the EU, though. Incidentally, Oppo has called the global version the Band Style, rather than simply the Band as it does in China.
Apparently, Oppo will replace the TPU and metal versions of the Band globally, too. It is unclear how much the Oppo Band Style will cost outside of China, but it will retain the latter's 1.1-inch AMOLED display, its SpO2 sensor and its heart rate monitor. The Chinese version also has NFC, but Oppo has not confirmed that this feature has made its way to the Band Style. The upcoming fitness tracker should have at least twelve exercise modes, though.