Long battery life, eSIM support and more

It’s been over a year since Vivo launched its first smartwatch, which brought with it a respectable spec sheet. Today the company has officially revealed the Vivo Watch 2 in China.

The second-generation wearable retains the attractive round face with a 1.43-inch 466 x 466 OLED display, but simplifies the coarser lines of its predecessor. The 46mm dial is housed in a 47g stainless steel case. 5ATM water resistance is also provided.

Internally, the Vivo Watch 2 includes eSIM support, which allows users in China to receive calls and messages from their wrist independently of their smartphones. It also provides built-in music streaming smarts and Jovi voice commands. Users also get 2 GB of onboard storage for offline music playback, NFC support and built-in GPS. Vivo also claims that the Watch 2 will last for seven days between charges. That is less than the 18 days of the original model.

In terms of health features, Vivo has loaded the Watch 2 with 47 sport modes for some of the most common activities, an SpO2 sensor for monitoring blood oxygen saturation, a heart rate sensor, and smart sleep tracking.

Vivo Watch 2: Pricing and Availability

The latest smartwatch from a BBK brand is not exactly a bull’s eye for Samsung, Apple and Garmin. Instead, the Vivo Watch 2 keeps that of its predecessor 1,299 yuan (~$204) starting price. It’s available for pre-order now, but general sales will start on December 29 in China. Colorways on offer are Breaking Dawn, Force Black, and Silver Wing.

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