OPPO Band 2 review - One of the best budget premium-looking smartbands


A year after launching the OPPO Band, OPPO is back with a new pair of wearables - the OPPO Watch 3 and OPPO Band 2. Check out our full review of the OPPO Band 2 below. 

The OPPO Band 2 is a fitness tracker that features a 1.57-inch AMOLED rectangular display protected by 2.5D glass, as well as comes with the usual health functions including a heart rate monitor, Sleep tracking, NFC, 100 sports modes, 5ATM waterproof and more. In addition, it comes with an Apollo 3.5 chipset, 8MB PSRAM and 128 MB storage. 


Inside the box


The OPPO Band 2 straps are detachable


The bottom of the smartband


The design looks quite premium, to be honest

The new OPPO Band 2 looks sporty, stylish, and suitable for both men and women. Measuring 45 x 329 x 110.6mm and weighing about 33g, there is a magnetic contact for charging and a heart rate sensor at the back of the device. The body material is made of aluminium alloy and plastic at the bottom. 

The unit we received was Baby Blue and from the design, it looks 'expensive' even though it's budget-friendly. It was reviewed by one of our writers from the TechNave BM team and since it's becoming quite common for people to wear smartwatches when sleeping, he also did the same besides exercising with it for a few days. 

Our writer wore it daily and even went for a swim with it (waterproof up to 50 meters). The smartwatch helped track sleep with notifications about sleep needs and was able to keep an eye on a complete sleep schedule. Of course, it also has a step detector sensor which allowed him to manage and estimate calories burned throughout the day. 


Notifications and reminders


It can display the fonts under a sunny day rather well

In addition, there are also up to 100 sports activities including cycling, rowing, volleyball, tennis, baseball, cricket more. Other additional features are sedentary reminders, stopwatches, breathing exercises, notifications and more. On paper, this band should last 7-14 days of normal usage and 20 days of standby time. According to our writer, he only charged it once during his two weeks of usage which is most impressive. 

To pair it with your phone, you need to download the HeyTap Health app on your smartphone, and that's available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Connect your device with a smartwatch via Bluetooth then the smartwatch time will be set automatically. It's pretty straightforward and not complicated to set up the pairing at all. 


The HeyTap Health app


Sleep schedule and step tracker


The watch face options

In the app, it can show you the notification section that includes messages, calls, music controls, weather, stopwatches, alarms, and find my phone. There is also NFC connectivity that allows cashless payments. You can also make calls, sync calendars, or receive smartphone notifications directly from the paired device. Obviously, you may check out the collected data from your heart rate, step counts or sleeping quality on the app too. 

Like other smartbands, the OPPO Band 2 is more or less the same. However, it met our writer's expectations due to its quality build. The screen is also brilliant because it is clear even under the scorching sun. He said that when running it also feels like a bracelet and it's comfortable to do any activity. Plus, wearing it while sweating also doesn't result in it being sticky and that was a relief. For the price of RM249, we highly recommend it!


It's a yes from us

OPPO Band 2 tech specs and features:

  • Apollo 3.5 chipset
  • RTOS operating system
  • 1.57-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 256 x 402 and a pixel density of 302 PPI
  • PSRAM 8MB + NAND 128MB
  • 200mAh battery, full charge takes 60 minutes while 5 minutes charge gets 24 hours usage
  • Water resistance rating 5 ATMs
  • Measures 45.3mmx29.1mmx 10.6mm, 20g (strapless), 33g (with strap)
  • Features: Gyroscope, optical heart rate sensor, optical pulse oximetry, 100 exercise modes, sleep quality monitor, oxygen in the blood and rest
  • 150 clock faces, music controls, alarms, stopwatches, timers, Find My Phone, flashlights and reminders to hydrate


Pros and Cons 

Pros: Premium design, lightweight, beautiful screen, 100 sports modes, NFC, wearable when swimming and durable battery

Cons: No GPS

Conclusion: Suitable for athletes on a budget

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