Vivo has announced its first smartwatch and it is named vivo Watch. It comes in two standard sizes: 42mm and 46mm.
This the first smartwatch from vivo and they have gone for a more classic look. vivo watch is priced at 1299 yuan for both the 42mm and 46mm model. It will go on sale in China from September 28.
Let’s see what we get with vivo’s first smartwatch.
Vivo Watch Specifications
- Body: 46mm: 46 x 46 x 10.6 mm, 5ATM, 46.8g / 42mm: 42 x 42 x 9.7 mm, ATM, 35.6g
- Display: 46mm: 1.39-inch AMOLED / 42mm: 1.19-inch AMOLED
- Screen Resolution: 454 x 454 (46mm), 390 x 390 (41mm)
- Processor: ST microchip + Apollo ultra-low power coprocessor
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5
- Battery Capacity: 46mm: 478 mAh / 42mm: 226 mAh
- Sensors: Optical heart rate, blood oxygen, accelerometer, gyroscope, air pressure and altitude, geomagnetic, and ambient light.
- Charging Port: Magnetic Charging
vivo Watch Overview
Design & Display
vivo watch looks like a classic wristwatch. Let’s say it has gone Samsung and Motorola route rather than the Apple route with their design. The body is made of stainless steel along with a ceramic finish on the bezels.
There are two buttons on the bezel and there are two different designs for the buttons as well. You can either get a rubber strap or leather strap with the watch. vivo watch also gets 5ATM water resistance.
The 42mm watch has a 1.19 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 and a pixel density of 326 PPI. On the other hand, the 46mm offers a larger 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 454 x 454 pixels.
Hardware & Sensors
vivo watch is powered by an ST microchip along with a low-power Apollo ultra-low power coprocessor. Then it has 2GB of RAM.
It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 support. Plus, it has four satellite positioning systems namely GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou. Furthermore, it comes with NFC support as well.
For sensors, it has an optical heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, accelerometer sensor, gyroscope, air pressure and altitude sensor, geomagnetic sensor, and an ambient light sensor.
It has 24-hour heart rate tracking along with blood oxygen tracking when required. Users can also track sleep and stress levels, and other activity metrics like daily steps, floors climbed, and calories burned.
It can monitor outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor walking, swimming, cycling, indoor cycling, mountain climbing, trail running, elliptical machine, free training, and high-intensity interval training.
The 42mm variant of vivo watch has a 226 mAh battery that promises up to 9 days of battery life whereas the 46mm variant promises up to 18 days of battery life with a 478 mAh battery.
It uses magnetic charging and takes 2 hours to charge it from 0 to 100.
As for the OS, it looks like vivo is using its own proprietary OS.
vivo Watch Price in Nepal and Availability
The smartwatch is priced at 1299 Yuan (~Rs.14,000) for both the 42mm and 46mm models. It will go on sale in China from September 28. Well, vivo Nepal hasn’t launched any accessories to date so it’s unlikely that we’ll see vivo watch in Nepal.
However, let’s hope vivo Nepal brings its accessories as the other brands have already begun. I am sure Vivo Nepal doesn’t want to lose on that part of the market.
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Also, watch our Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review in Nepali.