The OnePlus Watch gets an always-on display — at the cost of half its battery life

The OnePlus Watch gets an always-on display — at the cost of half its battery life


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OnePlus has released its latest update for the OnePlus Watch, adding its promised always-on display mode that was absent on the device when it first launched in April. But being able to always see the time on OnePlus’ smartwatch comes at a big cost, with the company cautioning that the new mode will halve the expected battery life when using it.

The release of the always-on display was surprisingly swift for OnePlus, which announced that it planned to add the feature just two weeks ago. The company says in a blog post that the B.48 update that adds the new feature will arrive for a “small percentage” of users first, with wider rollout over the coming days.

In addition to enabling the always-on display, the B.48 update also adds the…

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