What could be Vivo Watch 2 has just been approved by Bluetooth SIG. The device had earlier appeared in the TENNA database. Vivo Watch 2 will reportedly come with one important upgrade – eSim support.
It has been just over a year since the first-ever Vivo Watch was released. The device came packing two different size options (a 42 and 46mm diameter), and a bunch of fitness sensors. All things considered, this is a fairly decent looking timepiece, that reminds a bit of the Samsung Galaxy Watch. In any case, not a bad effort from a smartphone maker. There’s an AMOLED display onboard, along with heart and blood oxygen readings, built-in GPS, NFC and more.
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You do get a lot for the $190 price-tag. Mind you, this is what the watch costs in China. It is yet to be made available internationally.
To remind, Vivo is part of BKK Electronics. This is the parent company which also has under its umbrella Oppo, Realme and One Plus. Vivo is currently one of the 10 largest smartphone makers in the world.
Vivo Watch 2 – what is known
The new regulatory filing is for a product named vivo Smart Watch WA2156A. Not much can be gathered from the Bluetooth SIG entry, apart from compatibility with Bluetooth 5.1. The other info is very scarce. You can see a screenshot of the filing below. The same device has also received TENNA certification a bit earlier.
More info comes from an earlier leak. Chinese-based Digital Chat Station posted on its Weibo account that the new device will be called Vivo Watch 2.
The timepiece will apparently come with eSIM support with an independent eUICC chip. This type of functionality allows for unteathered calls and messages, i.e. you can stay in contact with the world without your smartphone.
Digital Chat Station also adds that Vivo will retain the round form-factor for the second generation piece. We’re guessing two size options will be made available once again. But that’s just a guess.
It was also revealed that the timepiece will have support for more apps on its proprietary FunTouch operating system. The software is essentially a skinned interface that utilizes the Andoroid operating system.
Look for the watch to land in the coming weeks. The Bluetooth certification suggests the launch is not too far off. We will update this article if more information is revealed ahead of the big reveal.
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