Oppo Band Style review – getting the basics right with a twist of flair

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Oppo Band Style review – getting the basics right with a twist of flair
Oppo Band StyleRounak Jain / Business Insider India
  • The Oppo Band Style is the latest affordable fitness tracker from Oppo, offering a slew of fitness tracking features.
  • Apart from that, Oppo’s band also offers SpO2 monitoring – a feature that has gained importance over the last year.
  • The Oppo Band Style is priced at ₹2,999 and is available from Amazon India.
  • Oppo has also bundled an additional strap that is sleeker and more minimalist than the basic strap.
  • To find out how the Oppo Band Style fares in real life, read our detailed review.
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Oppo Band Style is the latest fitness tracker to be launched in India. Featuring a simple design that blends in easily, this Oppo fitness tracker offers a wide range of features in a compact package.

One of those features is the blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring – a feature that has gained importance over the last year. It also supports some other common features like heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step counter and more.

But beyond that, it might be a bit difficult for the Oppo Band Style to compete with other fitness trackers, given the intense competition. And for that purpose, Oppo has one neat trick up its sleeve – the Band Style comes with an extra strap in the box for those who want to switch it up based on the occasion.

I have been testing the Oppo Band Style for the last few days and here’s my detailed review.

Oppo Band Style price and availability

The Oppo Band Style is priced at ₹2,999 and can be purchased on Amazon India. It comes with two straps in the box – the first one being the basic sport version, and the second being the ‘style’ version that is slimmer than the basic version.
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It comes in two colours – black and vanilla.

Oppo Band Style design

With fitness trackers, the focus is usually on making them as lightweight as possible while offering a wide range of tracking features.

Oppo Band Style review – getting the basics right with a twist of flair
Oppo Band Style designRounak Jain / Business Insider India

That is the case with the Oppo Band Style as well. It comes with a pill-shaped tracker that snaps into a silicone strap that uses snap locks to grip the tracker. It weighs 10 grams without the strap, and can be comfortably worn throughout the day.

Oppo Band Style review – getting the basics right with a twist of flair
Oppo Band Style strapRounak Jain / Business Insider India

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Both the silicone straps are sturdy and of good quality, allowing you to wear the band for long hours without any itching or irritation.

Oppo Band Style features and performance

The Oppo Band Style has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display and comes with five brightness levels that can be set according to the ambient lighting conditions. It gets bright enough to be readable under direct sunlight on most occasions. The display is responsive as well, so navigating the interface is easy.

Other features include Bluetooth 5.0 LE (low energy), 100mAh battery and 5ATM water resistance which allows you to wear it while swimming. The 100mAh battery is rated to last for up to 12 days of usage.

Oppo Band Style review – getting the basics right with a twist of flair
HeyTap Health app.Rounak Jain / Business Insider India

Pairing the Oppo Band Style is easy, too. It works with devices running Android 6.0 or higher and can be paired with the HeyTap Health app. iOS support is expected to be rolled out starting April, this year.

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Once the initial setup is done, the Oppo Band Style starts monitoring your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, activities such as walking and running and calories burnt.

While sleeping, it monitors different sleep stages and your blood oxygen saturation levels. It shows the total sleep time, deep sleep time, light sleep time, awake time, interruptions while sleeping and wake-up time. Apart from this, it also offers insights based on your sleeping habits and provides recommendations.

In my usage, I found that the Oppo Band Style monitors heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels accurately. The sleep monitoring was also accurate and offered useful insights.

Oppo Band Style battery life

The Oppo Band Style is rated to offer 12 days of battery life. The main tracker needs to be detached from the band to charge it. The real-world battery life will vary based on your usage.

You get the option to choose heart rate monitoring from every second to 2 minutes and every 6 minutes. Similarly, you can choose to monitor your SpO2 levels at intervals and in real time while sleeping. The battery life will increase or decrease based on these settings.
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In my experience, the Oppo Band Style lasted for 5 days with the battery level at 20%. I had the band worn for a majority of this period. It’s possible to eke out more battery life by turning off some features, but one week of battery life is good enough.

Should you buy the Oppo Band Style?

The Oppo Band Style has been reliable and efficient in my experience so far. It is an option worth considering if you want a quality fitness tracker that can also monitor SpO2 levels. If SpO2 monitoring is your primary need, the Oppo Band Style is worth considering.

With that said, the user interface needs some polishing. Additionally, if you want really long battery life and don’t need SpO2 monitoring, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is a good alternative at the same price.

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