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OnePlus Watch update brings Always-on display, remote camera control functon

Highlights

  • OnePlus Watch update introduces an Always-on Display feature
  • It also brings a remote camera control function
  • The update should roll out to all users in the coming days

The OnePlus Watch is getting a new software update that brings an Always-on display and remote camera control function, among other additions. The latest update is labelled B.48 and it was announced on OnePlus’ official forum. 

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The B.48 update is being rolled out to a few users initially with a wider rollout expected to happen in the coming days. This is the second update for the smartwatch so far after the B.40 update last month. The OnePlus Watch had launched in India in late March this year.

OnePlus Watch update brings two new features

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The OnePlus Watch now comes with Always-on display and remote camera control function

The B.48 update on the OnePlus Watch brings an Always-on display functionality where the screen remains constantly on. Users can view time and important notifications with the AOD mode. The brand cautions that the Always-on display feature will increase the power consumption and drain the smartwatch’s battery by about half. 

The second new feature is the remote control camera function that lets users control their smartphone’s camera shutter with the smartwatch. It is compatible with Android phones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and above.

OnePlus has also added a ‘Marathon’ workout mode with the new update. Apart from this, the B.48 update version also brings an optimized UI, fixes known issues and improves system stability. OnePlus recommends users have 40 percent battery life on their smartwatch before updating to the latest version. The brand aims to continue adding new features via software updates in the future.

The previous B.40 update brought enhanced GPS performance, notification app icons for most-used apps, a raise to wake function and other improvements. 

OnePlus Watch specifications and features

The OnePlus Watch features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display with a minimalistic look. The smartwatch comes with a heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, sleep tracker, stress level and sedentary reminder. It also offers automatic workout detection and a swimming mode. 

The OnePlus Watch packs 1GB RAM and 4GB onboard storage. It is equipped with an integrated microphone, built-in GPS, and Bluetooth. The smartwatch is powered by a 402mAh battery with support for fast charging. 

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