The recent edge of negative reviews is unchanged territory for OnePlus. The company’s phones have been important and cultural favorites for years, but the OnePlus Watch has not followed suit.
The company hopes to bring those assessments of its 149 149 smartwatch to a pretty standard smartwatch feature – a forever display – in a future update. OnePlus has announced a roadmap of new features and improvements following poor reception, with the update starting in the coming days.
In Post On community forums, the company said it had received “valuable feedback and suggestions”, which is a good way to say that it has taken a bit from users.
Initial update, “Improved GPS performance, better accuracy of activity, tracking (walking and running), optimized heart rate monitoring algorithm, notification app icon enabled for most used apps, better off-the-wake function, Optimized notification. Synchronized algorithm, fixed some known bugs, improved system stability. “
Once this update is on, OnePlus will focus on adding more features, such as the aforementioned Always On Display.
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Other upcoming features include a remote camera control for Android phones, a 12-hour time format (noticeably missing from a watch), new languages, a full range of 110+ workout modes, and a new AI watch face.
OnePlus is encouraging more feedback from users as it seeks to optimize and improve its first wearable device. There, users have left a laundry list expecting improvement from the company, so its job is cut out.
We cannot publish our full review of the OnePlus Watch yet, but have gone hands-on with the device. The company initially sparked our interest with promises of longer battery life, IP68 water resistance and a larger watch face. With the company choosing to go with its own proprietary software, eyebrows were raised over the decision not to use the wearer’s OS.
Our own Tom DeHaan thinks this is a good move. In a recent column, he wrote: “I can’t see myself making Wear OS in 2021 with the exception of updated hardware – and so OnePlus undoubtedly made the right call to fix its path. Now the only problem is that OnePlus The watch may or may not be a jack of all trades and can employ other smart smartwatches. ”