Yet another round watch rumor - Oppo with five minute charging

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by kdarling, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    China based OPPO is now rumored to be working on an Android Wear round smartwatch, with a special advantage:

    It would use OPPO's quick-charge methods to allow it to be ready for a full days' use after only five minutes of charging.

    If true, that would make it pretty easy to top it off before heading out for a long night.

  2. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Interesting and intriguing. Although I am sure you'll stick to your Dick Tracy calling watch ;)

    I wonder how much that feature (alone) would influence sales. I need to truly time my LG G watch to see how long it takes to go from zero to full. It's never been a real issue.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005

    Again it depends on how they define full days use, and how much activity or screen on time will impact that in reality.

    I gave up on smart watches myself simply because a number of times i thought I had enough battery - I'd go off for my walk/run/cycle and during which battery gives up and you fail to record anything ....

    Until we get to the point of a good few solid days battery life - i'm not interested anymore whether its an apple watch or android wear.

    Been there, done that, have the t-shirt, don't miss the device. :)
  4. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    That 5 min charging could be legit since Oppo offered Find 7 series which can go from 0-75% in less than 30 min and full charge in 1 hr. They were the fast phones to recharge from last year.

    Still, I am not into smartwatches either just like how quickly Google Glass got forgotten. I have a watch branded by Mercedes Benz bought from Paris ($300) and I barely wear it. A cell phone has pretty much eliminated my use for a watch. It would only have some intrigue if my work is strict and they wouldn't let me carry my phone inside production floor. Then having a smartwatch would be an ok alternative if my phone needs to be put inside a locker.
  5. aeboi macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2009
    Bay Area
    google glass shouldn't be compared to a smart watch

    I'm all for smart watches as long as they look good, like the Huawei watch.
  6. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Couldn't agree more. I'm yet to come across a smartwatch that doesn't annoy me by running out of charge early evening. One day is just not enough. One and a half days is not enough.

    Whilst this fast charging is new, they're focusing on the wrong thing - users will simply prefer better battery life rather than quicker quicker charging time.

    At the moment I can walk, run, cycle, and swim as well as get loads of notifications (and tell the time!) on my Vivosmart and only charge it once a week. Until a smartwatch can get at least half that charge time I'm just not interested.

    If you're into exercise, they don't do enough and if you're a moderate to heavy user on the tech side, they don't last long enough.

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