OnePlus Watch 2

OnePlus Watch price in Kenya is around Ksh 42,000. The watch features a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 326ppi.  It measures 47 x 46.6 x 12.1 mm and weighs 49g. Built-wise, it comes with a Sapphire crystal front, stainless steel frame, and plastic back. Watch 2 does not support SIM, but is IP68 and 5ATMwater resistance certified. Unlike the usual trend of offering multiple sizes, OnePlus has offered it in just a single 22mm wrist size.

It runs on Android Wear OS 4 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 (4 nm) chipset, supported by 32GB 2GB RAM storage. Connectivity is by Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Wifi. Notably, it has no cellular connectivity. Sensors installed on the OnePlus Watch 2 include an Accelerometer, gyro, barometer, compass, heart rate, and SpO2. Powering the smartwatch is a 500 mAh, non-removable battery with a 7.5W wired fast charging unit. Available in Black Steel, and Radiant Steel colorways.

OnePlus Watch 2 Features, Technical Specifications, and Price in Kenya

Brand OnePlus
Model Name Watch 2
Availability ·       Announced: Released 

·       Release Date: 2024, March 05

Physical Attributes ·       Build: Sapphire crystal front, stainless steel frame, plastic back 

·       Dimensions: 47 x 46.6 x 12.1 mm (1.85 x 1.83 x 0.48 in)

·       Weight: 49g

·       Waterproof: 5ATM, IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)

·       Strap: Compatible with standard 22mm straps

·       Compliance: MIL-STD-810H compliant

·       Colors: Black Steel, Radiant Steel

Display ·       Type: AMOLED, 1000 nits (HBM) 

·       Size: 1.43 inches

·       Resolution: 466 x 466 pixels (~326 ppi density)

·       Protection: Sapphire crystal glass

·        Always-on display: Supported

Connectivity ·       SIM: No Cellular Connectivity 

·       WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

·       Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE

·       Positioning: GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS

·       NFC: Yes

·       No 3.5mm jack

·       Radio: No

·       USB: No

Performance ·       OS: Android Wear OS 4 

·       Chipset  Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 (4 nm)

·       Storage Specs: 32GB 2 GB RAM

Camera Not supported
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, barometer, compass, heart rate, SpO2
Battery ·       Type: 500 mAh, non-removable 

·       Charging: 7.5W wired

OnePlus Watch 2 Price Kes 42,000

Pros and Cons of the OnePlus Watch 2

  • Good battery life: it lasts up to 100 hours on a single charge, depending on the mode.
  • Dual operating systems: It runs on Wear OS 4.0 and RTOS, which helps extend battery life.
  • A Dual-frequency GPS: Watch 2 offers more accurate positional tracking, especially in built-up areas.
  • Improved design compared to the OnePlus  Watch, with a higher resolution AMOLED screen
  • IP68 water/dust resistance and waterproof up to 50 meters.
  • It has good sports and fitness tracking features.
  • Fast charging: Known for good charging speeds.
  • OnePlus Watch 2 does not stand out from other smartwatches in the market.
  • Battery life with the always-on screen feature is not great.
  • Heart rate readings during exercise are not the most accurate.
  • Only available in a 47mm size, which may not appeal to everyone.
  • There is no option for LTE connectivity.
  • No rotating crown
  • It lacks fall detection, which is a feature present in some other smartwatches.
  • The price limits potential buyers who may opt for more budget-friendly options.


OnePlus Watch 2 has a flagship-level design that appeals to many users. It runs on Wear OS 4, providing a full suite of smartwatch capabilities. Notably, the watch offers advanced fitness tracking features. The battery can last up to 100 hours in Smart mode and up to 12 days in Power Saver mode. However, notable deficiencies of the otherwise decent, luxury smartwatch include lacking fall detection, which is a feature present in some other smartwatches. It also lacks cellular support, comes with a battery-draining Always on Display feature, lacks a rotating crown, and comes only in size 47mm (watch case diameter) which is not appealing to everyone.

Overall, the OnePlus Watch 2 is considerably a great Android smartwatch, especially if you love and use a OnePlus smartphone. This can be attributed to its integration with Wear OS apps and compatibility with the OnePlus ecosystem. The watch stands out in the market with its dual-system architecture and is decent pricing around Kes 42,000. While it may lack certain features like cellular support and fall detection, OnePlus Watch 2 competes well with other flagship smartwatches in most respects. Thus, if you are looking for a smartwatch that offers a good balance between functionality and battery life, the OnePlus Watch 2 provides a great option.

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