January 20, 2021

OnePlus Band goes official: Is it the Mi Band challenger we’ve been waiting for?

The OnePlus Band is finally here, and it packs plenty of features at a cheap price.

OnePlus Band wrist shot

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

  • The OnePlus Band is the company’s first wearable product.
  • It packs thirteen different training modes and supports blood oxygen monitoring.
  • The OnePlus Band is priced at Rs. 2,499 (~$34)

OnePlus is finally getting into the wearable ecosystem in India with the OnePlus Band. The company’s first foray into the fitness wearable ecosystem is an entry-level tracker that errs suspiciously close to the existing Oppo Band.

The spec sheet on the OnePlus Band shouldn’t surprise anyone and packs all the key features you would expect at this price point. This includes a 1.1-inch AMOLED display, heart rate tracking, SpO2 monitoring, and sleep monitoring.

No, there’s no GPS here, but you do get a connected GPS feature. Additionally, the OnePlus Band is IP68 certified allowing you to comfortably take it for a swim. Battery life on the OnePlus Band is rated for up to 14 days on a single charge.

Like the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, the OnePlus Band ships with a range of activity modes. Check all of these modes below:

  • Outdoor running
  • Indoor running
  • Fat burn run
  • Outdoor walking
  • Outdoor cycling
  • Indoor cycling
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Rowing machine
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Pool swimming
  • Yoga
  • Free training

OnePlus Band specs

 OnePlus Band
Display1.1-inch AMOLED color touchscreen
126 x 294 resolution
Dimensions and weight40.4 x 17.6 x 11.95mm
22.6g (with strap)
Colors and materialsPC plastic case
TPU strap

Black/Navy/Tangerine Grey
Water resistance rating5ATM
Sensors3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope
Heart rate sensor
SpO2 sensor
NFC
Connected GPS
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Proximity sensor
Digital MEMS microphone
Battery100mAh
14-day battery life (advertised)
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Compatibility Android 6.0 and above
iOS 10.0
Exercise ModesOutdoor Run, Indoor Run, Fat Burn Run, Outdoor Walk, Outdoor Cycling, Indoor Cycling, Elliptical Trainer, Rowing Machine, Cricket, Badminton, Pool Swimming, Yoga, Free Training

OnePlus Band: Price and availability

The OnePlus Band is priced at Rs. 2,499 (~$34) which places it right against Xiaomi’s popular Mi Band 5 and will be available in Black color with a matching strap. You can, however, purchase additional straps in a navy and tangerine shade for Rs. 399 (~$5.5) each. For now, the OnePlus Band is only available in India.