Design and display
Oppo Band Style weighs nearly 10 grams. The device is lightweight and feels comfortable on the wrist. The smart band comes with a pill-shaped tracker. Users will have two silicon straps to choose from — one with the metal-buckle and the other with a regular rubber buckle. Both the options are good looking and one can choose either as per his/her wish.
As it is a removable tracker, you will have to remove it from the band while charging. This is similar to how the OnePlus Band is charged.
Oppo Band Style has a 1.1-inch AMOLED colour screen. The display offers a screen resolution of 126 x 294 pixel. It’s a fast and efficient responsive touchscreen with five levels of brightness. It is easy to use the band even in daylight.
The smart band comes with 40 different watch faces to choose from. The tracker is durable and appears to withstand accidental drops. For added safety, it has a layer of 2.5D coating at the front and PC coating at the back.
To set up the Oppo Band Style, one needs to download the app called HeyTap Health on their phone. Although the app is available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the band currently works with Android smartphones only. Oppo says that the firmware support for iOS devices will be available starting next month.
Once you have downloaded the HeyTap Health app on your Android phones, one simply needs to follow some easy on-screen instructions and you are good to go. Talking about the app’s interface, it is user-friendly and easy to navigate through.
There are four major gesture actions that can be performed to get things going on the smart band — swipe right, swipe left, swipe up and swipe down. For example, swiping left works as a back button. One swipes down to see notifications.
There are multiple health features available on the smart band. Heart rate monitoring, SpO 2 tracking and sleep monitoring are the big ones among them. Oppo Band Style offers real-time heart tracking which is accurate most of the time. But we have our reservations about the accuracy of SpO2 tracking. It usually takes a bit of time to measure the oxygen saturation levels in your blood. And when it finally does, the final number changes instantly. For example, it shows SpO2 levels at 99%. But this figure changes in seconds and jumps to 95%.
Coming to how the device can be used to track sleep, the smart band can be used to record parameters like total sleep time, deep sleep time, light sleep time, awake time, wake-up time and interruptions while sleeping. The sleep summary will be available in the HeyTap health app.
Oppo Band Style has 12 workout modes that include both indoors and outdoors activities. Outdoor Run, Indoor Run, Swimming and Yoga are some of them. There is a separate Fat Burn Run mode as well. Oppo Band Style is water-resistant up to 50 meters and can be worn while swimming.
Other than this, the smart band can also show notifications for incoming calls and messages. You can answer/reject a call. The smart band offers support for music control, camera control, weather reports and Find my phone features.
The device is backed by a 100mAh battery. To charge the band, one needs to remove the tracker and place it on the charging module that comes with it. It usually takes around two and a half hours to charge completely.
Once fully charged, the device can last for more than 10 days easily. The battery life can be increased by customizing settings like changing heart-rate monitoring to every 6 minutes instead of 2 minutes. These changes can be done from HeyTap Health itself.
The smart band will compete with Realme Smart band, Mi Band and OnePlus Band. Oppo Band Style comes with most of the in-demand features like SpO2 tracking, real-time heart rate monitoring and swim-proof design. This is topped by long battery life. Oppo Band Style is an overall good product and justifies its price tag of Rs 2,999 (adding here that it comes with an extra strap).