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The latest OPPO Watch leak hints at Wear OS and one of its case/band variants

The black OPPO Watch also has a new band in this leak. (Source: Weibo via IndiaShopps)
The black OPPO Watch also has a new band in this leak. (Source: Weibo via IndiaShopps)
OPPO has already let it be known that it will launch its first ever smartwatch soon, and that it has taken profound design cues from Apple. However, the OEM has yet to mention anything about the new wearable's software. A well-known Weibo tipster purports to spoil this by posting a new image of what looks like the device running Google's Wear OS.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Despite their growing ubiquity and popularity, smartwatches seem to have settled on just 2 main form-factors these days: round-faced and Apple Watch clone. Official teasers have revealed that the OEM OPPO, which normally sticks to phones and audio products, has gone for the latter in its own first-gen wearable of this category. Now, it seems a more independent tip shows that it has also decided to opt for Google's OS for smartwatches.

Some smartwatch brands develop their own software for their products; however, it seems OPPO has chosen Wear OS for its entry into this market. Therefore, it may compete with others such as the Xiaomi Mi Watch, the TicWatch Pro and the new Moto 360 when it hits the market.

This new indication is derived from Digital Chat Station's post displaying an image of the OPPO Watch with what does look like Wear OS' Settings page open on its square screen. This device also closely resembles the gold SKU spilled by the OEM itself recently, which had an unremovable-looking band possibly made of silicon. However, in this instance, the case and band are black. This color has also been seen in previous trailers, but with a leather-like strap on that occasion.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-28 (Update: 2020-02-28)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.