OnePlus just confirmed its new smartwatch specs in the silliest way ever
OnePlus likes to use a slow tease schedule to reveal information about its new devices, but this seems to backfire in the case of the upcoming Nord Watch.
on his Indian region website (opens in new tab), the company has set up a page for this anticipated budget smartwatch. This page has some teases for the watch, as well as a schedule of when we can expect to see future ones, with September 24 for information on the screen’s refresh rate and promising fitness information as of September 26.
However, another aspect of the website gave the game away early on. That’s because the page has a quiz so you can guess the specs of the device to win the watch… and a particular question makes the answers perfectly clear.
The fifth and final question of the quiz asks you, “What are the main features of the OnePlus Nord Watch?”, with each of the four possible answers listing certain combinations of specs for the watch. Hopefully when the device is launched we will find out which one is correct.
wrong. You don’t have to be a Sherlock to conclude what is right. That’s because OnePlus has already confirmed that the device will have a 45mm AMOLED display, and only one of the multiple-choice answers has this as an option.
So now, by looking at this answer, we can find other pieces of information about the OnePlus Nord Watch. It has a 60Hz refresh rate, 105 fitness modes, ‘Women Health Feature’ (an odd clinical way of referring to cycle tracking), and a 10-day battery life.
Analysis: a strange self-leak
This information was supposed to come out in a week of teasing, but this multiple choice question spilled the beans.
That steals the thunder from OnePlus’ marketing push, but we don’t like that – the company’s habit of doing this can be exhausting for fans just wanting to learn more about an upcoming product.
There are still things we need to learn about the device. What are those 105 fitness modes? What is the tire made of? How much is it? But this is all information that will likely be reserved for a launch event and is not the fare we would normally hear in OnePlus’ tease cycle.
Maybe the company will change its pre-launch hype machine to give us some information it hasn’t accidentally confirmed yet, but it’s more likely that OnePlus will just spend a week confirming specs it’s already told us about. In that case, it may be worth ignoring news from the brand for the next week.
Heck, if the OnePlus Nord Watch makes it onto our list of the best cheap smartwatches, it’s been worth it in the end.