OnePlus teases launch of first fitness tracker
January 4, 2021
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OnePlus’ Indian Twitter account is teasing what appears to be the company’s first wearable fitness band. The company claims that the device, which Android Central previously reported will be called the OnePlus Band, will “help you achieve all your fitness goals and make your life easier.” It also suggested in a subsequent tweet that the band could track sleep. OnePlus’ tweet links to a page on Amazon India which says the device will feature a real-time heart rate tracker.

In a tweet, tipster Ishan Agarwal subsequently shared some rumored specs for the unannounced device. He claims the OnePlus Band will feature 24/7 heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, and will have 13 built-in exercise modes. In terms of specs, it’ll come equipped with a 1.1-inch OLED display, an IP68 water resistance rating, and up to 14 days of battery life. It’ll cost ₹2,499 (around $35) and will launch in India in a week’s time, Agarwal says.

While OnePlus’ teaser images don’t show the wearable very clearly, a leak from @stufflistings last month showed off what it could look like, with a rectangular display and rubber watch strap.

OnePlus already produces phones, headphones, and even TVs in some markets, but the company confirmed it was looking to move into new product categories during its OnePlus 8T launch event last year. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the company also plans to launch a smartwatch early this year.

Although OnePlus sells phones around the globe, it’s notable that both teases for its fitness tracker came from its Indian Twitter account, indicating that the OnePlus Band could be focused on the Indian market, at least initially.

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