- OnePlus could launch a new companion app with the band.
- OnePlus Band could be launched on January 11.
- The OnePlus Health app will bring a host of features with itself.
OnePlus is widely tipped to launch its first smart wearable, the OnePlus Band in India next week. Reports suggest the launch could take place on January 11. Ahead of the launch, key specifications and details about the band have already leaked online. However, we now have fresh information about the device's companion app ahead of the launch.
The information comes courtesy of tipster Mukul Sharma who has hinted that OnePlus will launch a companion app, called OnePlus Health, along with the band. This app will essentially serve as the link between the user's phone and the device, collecting all the neccecary data required for the functioning of the band.
In the future, this OnePlus Health app is also expected to become the control center for other accessories from the company such as the OnePlus TWS earbuds and the upcoming smartwatch. For now, we have no word on what the OenPlus Health app would be like or for that matter what features it will offer. But we can speculate that the app will offer information on important things such as steps, calories burned, sleep data, activities, and more.
As far as the features of the band are concerned, it is suggested that it will come with sleep tracking, real-time heart rate monitoring, and water resistance. Additionally, the OnePlus Band will also come with blood saturation monitoring features. All of this will be accessed through a 1.1-inch touch display, and the band will be kept alive using a battery that offers a 14-day battery life, and 13 exercise modes including Outdoor Run, Cycling, Cricket, Pool Swim, Yoga, and more.
Earlier, OnePlus Band's existence was also tipped by Android Central. In its report, the publication had claimed that the fitness tracker will be called the OnePlus Band and that it will precede the smartwatch that the company plans to launch in the coming months. The OnePlus Band is expected to serve as a competitor to the Xiaomi Mi Band series which is one of the most popular products in the segment.
As per the report, OnePlus Band will come with an affordable price of around $40 and in exchange bring with itself an OLED display, water resistance, and multi-day battery life as well as support for tracking basic fitness stats.