OnePlus Watch 2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: Which one is better?

To help you pick your perfect timekeeping companion

In a world full of smartwatches, choosing the right fit can be a real wrist-scratcher. So we are doing the heavy lifting for you, breaking down the key features of two of the most worthy competitors — the OnePlus Watch 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6. In this article, we'll compare their design, battery life, software, and tracking abilities, so you can ditch the indecision and make an apt smartwatch selection. That's time well spent, right? 


In the design department, the OnePlus Watch 2 channels the aesthetics of its phone siblings, the OnePlus 11 and 12 with Black Steel and Radiant Steel colourways. The 1.43-inch screen promises 466 x 466 resolution and the display is protected by a near-scratchproof 2.5D sapphire crystal that rests on a stainless-steel body that (is said to) laugh in the face of rust and corrosion. The watch even meets the MIL-STD-810H standard for ruggedness. You can also personalise it with 80 downloadable watch faces and 20 customisable tiles. Plus, it boasts IP68 water resistance, making it a water warrior for any activity.

The Samsung Watch 6 display also features a sapphire crystal glass front, but with an aluminium frame, with the 1.3 to 1.5-inch super AMOLED screen featuring 480 x 480 pixel resolution. The Samsung Watch 6 display has quite a few watch faces that are really popular and easily identifiable such as the Fluid Number, Photo Sticker, and the unique Sleep Coach design. If you’re looking for these specific details then you might find the Samsung preferable.


The OnePlus Watch 2 ditches its own software for the familiar playground of Wear OS 4. This means you get a playdate with your favourite Google apps like Maps, Assistant, and Calendar. Plus, Google Play opens the door to even more watch-specific apps to keep you entertained. The watch incorporates a Dual-Engine Architecture, accommodating the duo of Snapdragon W5 and BES2700 chipsets under the hood. OnePlus says the W5, geared for performance, tackles Wear OS 4 and its apps, while the BES2700, built for efficiency, handles everyday task that run in the background.

The Samsung Watch 6 runs on the Exynos W930 chipset, a 1.4GHz processor crafted in-house. It's also powered by Google's WearOS 4. Both Oneplus Watch 2 and Galaxy Watch 6 boast IP68 ratings, guaranteeing protection against water and dust, so you can take on your day worry-free!

Battery and storage

Battery life is a crucial battleground, and here's where the two watches diverge. The OnePlus Watch 2 has a 500mAh battery, promising up to 100 hours in Smart Mode (we'll put this to the test in our in-depth review). Need a quick pick-me-up? OnePlus says its 7.5W VOOC Fast Charging tech revives the watch in just 60 minutes.

The smaller Samsung, on the other hand, packs a 300mAh battery, and its larger sibling has a 425mAh battery, both promising about 30 hours of use. Storage-wise, the Galaxy Watch 6 offers 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage, while the OnePlus Watch 2 matches it with 2GB of RAM and a generous 32GB of storage space.


When it comes to fitness tracking, both watches offer a solid range of features, but cater to slightly different preferences. OnePlus Watch 2 partners with the OHealth app. It tracks everything from daily activity and sleep to over 100 specific workouts. Plus, OHealth provides long-term reports for deeper insights and allows you to optimise your training with detailed tracking modes.

When it comes to sensors, the OnePlus Watch 2 and Samsung Watch 6 offer some intriguing features. While both devices track movement and heart rate, the Samsung Watch 6 takes it a step further with temperature sensors, useful for period tracking and women's health and even a blood pressure monitor. Additionally, the Samsung device includes fall sensors, ready to spring into action with emergency measures if you take a tumble. On the other side, the OnePlus Watch 2 incorporates a dual-frequency GPS and Google Maps right on the device.


Now comes the moment of importance: how much does it all cost? While the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 sets you back by ₹29,999, the OnePlus Watch 2 comes in at a slightly lower price tag of ₹24,999. So, the OnePlus Watch 2 offers a lighter blow to your wallet by ₹3,000.