OnePlus has unveiled its latest innovation, the OnePlus Watch 2, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, marking a significant leap in smartwatch technology. This new model introduces a unique Dual Engine Architecture, incorporating two chipsets and operating systems to optimize both functionality and battery life.

The OnePlus Watch 2 operates in two modes: Smart Mode and Power Saver Mode. Smart Mode leverages the Snapdragon W5 chipset and Google's WearOS 4, offering full access to apps, Google services like Maps and Assistant, and NFC for contactless payments, all while boasting up to 100 hours of battery life.

For those needing even longer battery endurance, the Power Saver Mode switches to a more efficient BES2700 processor and a proprietary real-time operating system (RTOS), extending battery life up to 12 days with basic functionalities like sleep and heart rate tracking, sports modes, and even making and receiving calls.

Designed with a stainless steel body and protected by 2.5D sapphire glass, the OnePlus Watch 2 combines durability with elegance. Its 1.43" AMOLED display offers high brightness for easy outdoor visibility.

Health and fitness tracking features are extensive, including sleep quality assessment, stress monitoring, and specialized modes for a variety of sports, utilizing the watch's dual-frequency GPS and other sensors for detailed activity tracking.

After Five Years, the OnePlus Watch Is Getting Ready for Release
Back in 2016, co-founder of the smartphone giant OnePlus, Carl Pei, shared sketches of a smartwatch. But in 2016, the company canceled the presentation of smartwatches at the last moment, deciding it did not meet the brand’s high standards.

The OnePlus Watch 2's introduction at a price point competitive with major brands like Apple and Samsung indicates OnePlus's ambition to capture a broader market segment. Available for preorder, the Watch 2 starts at $300.