Upcoming Oppo smartwatch reportedly charges in just five minutes

A speedy full-charge time may ease the pain of daily battery top-ups

According to Weibo, this is what Oppo's smartwatch looks like

Battery life has become one of the key talking points when it comes to smartwatches. After all, it doesn’t matter how tech-savvy your timepiece is if it’s as dead as a dodo on your wrist.

It seems as if many of the current and upcoming crop of smartwatches will need frequent – possibly even daily – charging, but Oppo’s first model, rumoured to be launching very soon, may have a neat trick up its sleeve: fast charging.

Oppo has reportedly fitted its Android Wear-based smartwatch with quick-charging battery cells that go from empty to full in a mere five minutes. Suddenly that one-day battery doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

Guilty as charged

Oppo has previous experience with fast charging: its Find 7 smartphone came with a VOOC charger that could deliver a 75 percent charge in only 30 minutes. If it’s managed to squeeze the same technology into a smartwatch, it could have an edge on some of its Android Wear rivals.

We should stress once again that this is a rumour, though, and with Oppo’s watch still unannounced we have no official details on it at all. Once that changes, you’ll be the first to know.

[Source: Weibo via GizChina]

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