It seems right now that every technology device manufacturer out there is dipping the proverbial toe in the wearables water, so it is absolutely no surprise to see Chinese maker OPPO releasing their own take on the wearable device segment with the OPPO O-Band. Mobile Geeks managed to get an early look at the OPPO O-Band, so be sure to catch our hands on video below:
Like many wearable devices on the market right now, the OPPO O-Band is a fitness tracker that counts steps and calories. The general ethos of the O-Band is without doubt simplicity. The design involves a chic combination of silicone rubber and metal with a dot-matrix display that provides basic information including the time, the number of steps walked and calories burned. The silicone rubber used to create the strap is designed to offer a comfortable wearing experience being both lightweight and pleasant against the skin.
Make sure to watch this short video of the OPPO O-Band from our buddy Roland who got hands on with the O-Band:
The OPPO O-Band is powered by a 55mAh lithium battery that keeps the 5mm x 19mm LED Dot-matrix display illuminated and is designed to work with a smartphone connected via Bluetooth 4.0. The device charges with three small pins on the back which connect to a small round charger. The O-Band essentially wraps around the charger, which unfortunately doesn’t have an internal battery but connects by a standard micro USB cable.
The OPPO O-Band is currently only available in China but should become available in the next few weeks Europe and the US for a price in the region of $65-$70 USD.