The OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition is finally crossing the boundaries of China. The company has launched the special edition variant of the OnePlus Watch in India. The device is priced at ₹19,999 (approx. $268) and will be available for purchase via the OnePlus Store app, OnePlus Experience Stores, and OnePlus online store (oneplus.in) starting July 16th. There’s no word yet from the company regarding its availability in other regions, including the US.
Interested buyers in India can also pre-book the watch between July 7 and July 10 via the OnePlus Store app and oneplus.in. They will need to make a ₹1,000 payment up-front to reserve a unit and complete the payment between July 12 and July 14 to buy the OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition.
OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition launched in India
OnePlus had announced the OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition back in March, alongside the standard variant. The watch debuted in China in May. Last month, the company offered its fans in Europe a chance to buy the watch through an “Invite Code hunt” where users needed to solve puzzles to win the invite codes.
That was the first time the OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition was available to buy outside China, though the sale was not open to the public and was limited to select winners of the aforementioned challenge. Now, nearly four months after the initial announcement, OnePlus is finally bringing the watch to India. It now remains to be seen if the company subsequently releases it in other markets as well.
OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition specs
The special edition OnePlus Watch doesn’t bring a whole lot of changes from the standard edition, which costs ₹14,999 (approx. $200) in India. In fact, it gets the same set of internals. The only major difference is in its outer materials.
While the standard OnePlus Watch features a stainless steel frame, this watch switches to a Cobalt alloy frame, something that you usually find only in luxury Swiss watches. Cobalt alloy is twice as strong as stainless steel, so it should make for a more durable and sturdier build.
OnePlus is also complimenting the ultra-strong frame with an exceptionally scratch-resistant sapphire glass face. Sapphire has a Mohs rating of 9 and is second only to diamond in hardness. The company also promises enhanced brightness.
The rest of the specs remain unchanged. It features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, IP68 rating along with a 5ATM water resistance rating, 4GB of internal storage, built-in microphone and speaker, and GPS. There’s a 402mAh battery that can keep the watch running for up to two weeks on a single charge. Warp Charge support means just 20 minutes of charge can deliver enough power to run the watch for a week. OnePlus also touts a day-long power with five minutes of charging. Fitness and health features include over 110 workout modes, a heart-rate monitor, a SpO2 sensor, a stress monitor, and more.
The OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition is compatible with all Android smartphones running Android 6.0 or higher. However, it’s not compatible with iOS devices. As said before, it’s unclear whether or not OnePlus will bring this limited edition watch stateside. If it does, we will make sure to let you know.