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2021 has barely gotten out of bed, but the gadget machine never stops churning. And today? Well, it has coughed up the impending arrival of a OnePlus fitness tracker:
This year, we are here to help you achieve all your fitness goals and make your life easier.#SmartEverywear
Head to the link to get notified: https://t.co/LUCWvulREa pic.twitter.com/ynLzgyFxku
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) January 4, 2021
If true — which, and let’s be honest here, it looks like it is — this will be OnePlus’ first fitness tracker. So, what will it be called? Well, Android Central believes it’ll be known as the OnePlus Band, a name I’d give a solid 7/10 to. Descriptive, sure. Exciting? Less so.
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There isn’t much (read: any) official information about the OnePlus fitness tracker, but thankfully leakers have been out here doing God’s work and giving us all the tasty details. In terms of specs, Twitter user Ishan Agarwal got hold of a whole load of info, which you can see here:
Exclusive: OnePlus Band Launching on January 11 in India
-24/7 Heart Rate + SpO2 Blood Saturation Monitoring
-1.1″ Touch AMOLED Display
-14 Days Battery
-13 Exercise Modes
-Around INR ₹2,499
What do you think? ? #OnePlus #OnePlusBand #SmartEverywear pic.twitter.com/tCLLwCrrTV
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 4, 2021
That, friends, is a damn fine selection of specs for a fitness tracker, but do you know what’s even better? That rumored price converts to around $35 — a similar price to Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5, a market segment the OnePlus fitness tracker is obviously targeting.
Aesthetics-wise, we also have a strong indication about what the OnePlus Band will look like:
Here are some more images of the OnePlus Band ?#OnePlus #OnePlusBand pic.twitter.com/8mTL7h2eZI
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) January 4, 2021
Yes, the OnePlus fitness tracker looks like pretty much every other fitness tracker, but what would you expect for $35? Fireworks? A holographic display? Wheels? This is a bit of functional tech set to do a solid job.
In terms of release date, there’s no official announcement. Agarwal believes it’ll launch in India on January 11, and other experts are predicting a more global release in Q1 of this year. All we know for sure is the OnePlus fitness tracker is set to make an already competitive segment busier than ever.
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