There are combinations of circumstances that are less sympathetic than others and OnePlus has just had a bitter experience. Even though the brand has just launched its teasing campaign around its first connected bracelet … the latter has just leaked in great width, thus revealing everything there is to know about it.
OnePlus no longer intends to limit itself to smartphones. The brand first demonstrated its interest in other markets by launching televisions in India, and it now intends to make a place for itself in the quantified self sector.
And this through two products: a connected watch and a smart bracelet.
OnePlus begins teasing the OnePlus Band
It is precisely this bracelet that we are talking about. As announced a little above, OnePlus started the teasing around this new product by posting on its social profiles an image showing the bracelet placed in the semi-darkness, with a hook that leaves little room for doubt: The New Face of Fitness Coming So on.
All accompanied by a reference to smart devices to wear.
But now, following the publication of this teaser, several leaks have fallen. The first comes from Ishan Agarwal and it relates to the characteristics of the bracelet. The leaker explains that the OnePlus Band, assuming that is its name, will be launched in India on January 11 and that it will be able to measure heart rate continuously while providing monitoring of the blood oxygenation rate.
A complete product, at least on paper
Better yet, the bracelet will offer sleep tracking functions and no less than 13 different exercise modes, with a battery life of 14 days, a 1.1 inch AMOLED screen and … an IP68 certification that will make it resistant to water and dust.
All for a price set at 2,499 Indian rupees, or less than thirty euros by applying the conversion rates in force.
The story could have ended there, but Mukul Sharma put the cover back a little later, this time posting renditions of the product.
The images appear to be from OnePlus promotional material and show a device that looks a lot like Xiaomi's smart bracelets. The device will thus include a module embedded in a two-tone silicone strap. And of course, users will have a choice of several colors.
At the moment, it is not yet known if the OnePlus Band will be released in France, but the bracelet should be unveiled soon.