Wearable devices with OLED displays

In recent years OLED technology has emerged as the leading display technology for wearable devices - for fitness bands, smartwatches and VR headsets, due to the great image quality, the low power consumption and to the design possibilities enabled by flexible OLEDs. For more information on OLED displays for wearables, and the latest industry news, click here.

Following is a list of wearable devices with OLED displays:

Apple Watch Series 8 / Watch SE / Watch Ultra

Apple's smartwatch range for 2022 includes three deices, the Watch Series 8, the Watch SE (2022) and the Watch Ultra (2022). The Apple Watch Series 8 is quite similar to the Watch Series 7 - with a 41 mm 324 x 394 or 46 mm 396 x 484 1000 nits LTPO AMOLED display. Compared to its previous generation, the Watch adds an upgraded chipset, a temperature sensor, crash detection, and a new Ultra low power mode.

Apple Watch Series 8 photo

The Watch SE 2022 is Apple's new entry-level watch, and offers a smaller display (1.78" 1000 nits 448x368 LTPO AMOLED).

Finally, we have the new Watch Ultra (2022) which is Apple's most advanced smartwatch. It offers a large 1.92" (49 mm) 2000 nits 502 x 410 pixels LTPO AMOLED display, a Titanium case, an extra speaker, a new customizable action button and up to 36 hours of battery time (normal use).

Apple's new wearable devices are now shipping, starting with $249 for the Watch SE 2022 (GPS only).

Read the full story Posted: Sep 08,2022

Samsung Galaxy Watch4

Samsung's Galaxy Watch4 features a 1.36" 450x450 Super AMOLED display or a 1.19" 396x396 Super AMOLED on the smaller variant. It uses Samsung's new One UI Watch operating system (based on Wear OS), bioactive sensors (PPG, ECG, BIA),Exynos W920, LTE, 1.5GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 photo

There is also a Galaxy Watch 4 variant, with similar specification but a slightly different design - a rotating bezel and stainless steel body (instead of the rubber band and the so-called digital bezel).

The Galaxy Watch 4 is now shipping, starting at $198.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 12,2021

Garmin Forerunner 265 / 965

Garmin Forerunner's running smartwatches, the 265 and 965 series, sport advanced training features for runners, including heart-rate variability (HRV, sleep quality and training load. The 265 uses a 1.3" 416x416 round AMOLED, while the 965 has a larger 1.4" 454x454 round AMOLED.

Both models will ship by the end of March 2023, starting with $450 for the basic 265 model.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 03,2023

Xiaomi AR Glass Discovery Edition

Xiaomi's latest AR headset, the AR Glass Discover Edition are based on dual OLED microdisplays and feature a magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fiber materials, wireless connectivity and Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 Gen-1 chipset.

Xiaomi did not yet disclose the price or availability, but from the name we deduce this won't be a mass market device.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 02,2023

Bigscreen Beyond

Bigscreen's first VR headset, the Beyond, is based on dual 2560x2560 90hz OLED microdisplays, offering a 93-degrees FOV. Customers of the Beyond are asked to scan their faces (using an iPhone-only app) which is used by Bigscreen to produce a custom design. The Beyond supports the StreamVR platform and can work with any compatible controller. The whole headset weights 170 grams.

The Beyond costs $999 (prescription lenses are an extra) and is available for pre-orders. The first units are expected to ship in Q3 2023.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 14,2023


TCL's NXTWEAR S are augmented reality (AR/XR) glasses, based on dual FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz OLED microdisplays, that provide a virtual 140-inch screen and a 47-degrees FOV.

The NXTWEAR S were launched with a crowdfunding campaign, where early-bird headsets cost around $420.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 08,2023

Xiaomi Redmi Watch 3

Xiaomi's Redmi Watch 3 smartwatch offers a large 1.75" 450x390 rectangular AMOLED display, Xiaomi's own smartwatch OS, a heart rate sensor and an SpO2 sensor.

The Watch 3 is now shipping in China for around $75.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 29,2022

Xiaomi Watch S2

Xiaomi's Watch S2 is a smartwatch that comes in two sizes, 42mm (1.32" 466x466 AMOLED) or 46mm (1.43" 466x466 AMOLED). The device offers a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor and body composition measurement.

The Watch S2 is now shipping in China, starting at 999 Yuan (around $145).

Read the full story Posted: Dec 15,2022

Huawei Watch Buds

Huawei's Watch Buds combines a smartwatch with built-in earbuds. The watch itself uses a 1.43" 466x466 round AMOLED display.

The Watch Buds is now available, for around $400 in China.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 12,2022

Huawei Smart Vision VR Glass

Huawei's Smart Vision VR Glass is a headset that offers a 120-inch virtual screen, and is based on dual FHD OLED microdisplays with 480-nits of brightness. The headset connects to a smartphone or computer and does not include any CPU, storage or battery.

Huawei Vision Glass photo

Huawei is now shipping the Smart Vision VR Glass in China, for 2,999 Yuan (around $425).

Read the full story Posted: Nov 15,2022