A tweet from tipster @techauntyji hinted that OnePlus might launch the fitness band within the next few months. OnePlus being the next phone manufacturer to enter the wearables space.
Tech Auntyji tweeted that “For all of you who have a fitness band right now, darlings, or are planning to acquire one shortly, I have two words: never settle”.
OnePlus told that it had once been working on a smart wearable and this rumor has been doing the rounds since as far back as in 2016. OnePlus may launch its first wearable device alongside the OnePlus 8, which might release in the second quarter of 2020.
According to the old sketches from 2016, the smart wearable device is likely to sport a round dial with customizable straps. Like Apple Watch, we can change the belt strap and it could run on the Android WearOS.
It will be interesting to see if OnePlus will be able to succeed where others have failed miserably in smart wearables. where Realme also teased the Launch a Realme Fitness Band in the coming days.
The news comes at a time when the wearables segment is going through a downturn. It will be interesting to see if there will be an announcement about the rumored fitness band soon.