Vivo Watch 2 design shown off ahead of December 22nd launch, will feature standalone SMS feature

  • The Vivo Watch 2 design has been revealed officially in China ahead of the December 22nd launch
  • Vivo is partnering with China’s three biggest telecom firms to enable SMS via standalone eSIM on the Watch 2
  • Vivo Watch 2 will let users communicate via SMS without having it paired with a partner smartphone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

The Vivo Watch 2 design has been released officially ahead of the smartwatch’s launch in China. The company also announced a collaboration with China’s three major telecom operators to enable SMS functionality via eSIM for the upcoming smartwatch. This came to be at an in-person public event, where the watch was shown off in two finishes. Extensive details on the Vivo Watch 2 are yet to be determined and will be presented officially on December 22nd, when the smartwatch launches.

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Vivo Watch 2 design

The brand unveiled Vivo Watch 2 in an in-person event yesterday after it had officially teased the watch sometime back. From the event, we can see the Vivo Watch 2 inherits a circular dial and simplistic design elements. The watch gets two buttons on the side possibly to aid control of the watch. Two case finishes – metallic silver and matte black – will be on offer, and multiple band options are also expected. 

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Vivo Watch 2 to get eSIM-based SMS functionality

Vivo in the press conference also indicated at an alliance with China’s Big Three telecom companies — China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile. It was announced that the Vivo Watch 2 will become the first smartwatch from the company to get eSIM-based SMS functionality. This means that the Vivo Watch 2 can enable communication via SMS without having to be paired with a partner device via Bluetooth, internet, or Wi-Fi. This feature will be enabled by the three telecom giants from China. 

The Vivo Watch 2 is expected to get an OLED display, a heart rate tracker, GPS, a step counter, a 515mAh battery amongst other improvements over its predecessor, i.e. Vivo Watch.