Article last updated on: Aug 11, 2019

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:

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (2019)

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active is an Tizen-OS based smart watch and fitness tracker that targets fashion-forward consumers. The Galaxy Watch Active sports a 1.1" 360x360 AMOLED display, a 1.15Ghz dual-core CPU, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active (2019) photoThe Galaxy Watch Active has an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, heart rate monitor and an ambient light sensor.

Fossil Gen-5 smartwatch lineup

Fossil's 5-Gen Wear-OS smartwatch lineup (called Carlyle HR and Julianna HR) sport a round 1.28" 328PPI AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, NFC, heart rate sensor and a swim-proof speaker.

Fossil Gen-5 smartwatch lineup photo

Fossil's new smartwatches are already shipping for $295.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a Tizen OS based smartwatch that features either a 1.2" 360x360 or 1.4" 360x360 round Super AMOLED displays, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 photo

The Watch Active 2 is based on a 1.15Ghz Exynos 9110 dual-core chipset with 768Mb of RAM (1.5Gb in the LTE models) and 4GB of internal storage.

Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest is a stand-alone VR headset that features dual 1440x1600 72Hz AMOLED displays, an on-board Qualcomm snapdragon 835 chipset, 64/128 GB of memory and 6 degrees of freedom head and controller tracking.

Oculus Quest photo

The Oculus Quest is now shipping starting at $399.

ZTE Nubia Alpha

ZTE's Nubia Alpha is a smart bracelet that sports a tall flexible OLED display - a 4" panel with a resolution of 192 x 960. The wearable device can be unfolded to be used as a smartphone.

ZTE Nubia Alpha photo
The Nubia Alpha is based around a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, and features 1GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. The Alpha has a single 5MP camera and has supports LTE connectivity (there's also a Bluetooth-only variant) and has a built-in GPS and a heart rate sensor.

Varjo VR-1

Finland-based Varjo's VR-1 is a high-end VR headset that uses the company's Foveated Display technology - that optically combines a microdisplay over a larger display - to achieve high angular resolution in a small area in the center of the display.

Varjo VR-1 photo

The VR-1 uses two OLED displays - a Sony 0.7" ECX335AF-7 1920x1080 OLED microdisplay and a 1440x1600 low persistence AMOLED. They call the combined display a "Bionic Display". Other features include eye tracking and support for several 3D engines, including Unreal, Unity and VRED.

Samsung Galaxy Fit / Fit e (2019)

Samsung's 2019 Galaxy Fit (Gen-3) are fitness trackers that feature small displays - a 0.95" 120x240 color AMOLED on the Fit and a 0.74" monochrome white 64x128 PMOLED on the Fit e.

Samsung Galaxy Fit and Fit e (2019) photoBoth devices sport a heart rate monitor and an accelerometer, and the Fit have a faster chipset and more memory, and also adds NFC wireless charging (and a bigger battery) and a gyroscope. Both devices are water resistant (5ATM).

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