As before, the design, materials and comfort on the OnePlus Watch are top notch. The large 46mm round display is bright and crisp with supreme touch response and feel. The haptic engine isn’t as nuanced as the Apple Watch and the platform has limited functionality too, but in terms of price, it also undercuts the Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch by a considerable margin. Some omissions have been fixed from the earlier edition, like the inclusion of a camera shutter control, but you don’t get a preview that acts as a viewfinder on the watch screen and the camera app on the phone has to be on for it to work, but it’s a start.
There are more than a 100 different exercise routines available but like before, there is no way to go back to the home screen while a workout is on and even to see the time, you have to go back one screen. This could’ve been an easy fix. A clear brownie point for the OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Edition is the outstanding battery life, just like the regular edition. Over a week between charges is easily possible even with the always-on display, packing in a mild workout everyday and listening to music with connected Bluetooth buds. The built-in storage allows you to use about 2GB for music from the available 4GB of total available space and it’s nice to go phoneless for a run but since it doesn’t have eSIM support, it can’t be used for phone-free voice calls. Presets let you respond to text messages and it’s a limited situation again.