Realme isn’t getting away from smartphones, which is still their bread and butter, but they are prepared to hop into some other admittedly crowded markets very soon. They’ve announced the Realme Watch and Realme Smart TV, both a first in their respective categories from Realme. They’re affordable, too, but will they be competitive?
The Realme Watch is pretty basic, and yes, it kind of looks like an Apple Watch. Jokes aside, it seems pretty well-rounded, offering 7 to 9 days of battery life, 20 days in standby mode, and heart-rate tracking, sleep monitoring, and a cricket-tracking mode that’s clearly aimed at the Indian market.
This is the company’s first smartwatch in the country and ships with support for 14 sports modes and 12 watch faces. The Realme Watch has a touchscreen colour display and the watch face can surface six core points such as time, steps taken, calories burned, weather, date, and heart rate count. Realme claims the heart rate sensor and SpO2 monitor are as accurate as the medical equipment. It can even push alerts when the heart rate count spikes up or falls down.
Realme Watch specifications
Realme Watch sports a 1.4-inch touchscreen colour display with a square dial, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 layer and 320 X 320 pixels resolution. It has support for SpO2 monitor for blood oxygen levels, optical heart rate sensor and 12 different watch faces, with 100+ coming via an OTA update soon. The Realme Watch comes in black colour but the straps are customisable with red, blue and green options. It pushes sedentary reminders if you’re idle for a long time and can monitor sleep, heart rate count, and meditation. It connects via Bluetooth 5.0 and is IP68 water-resistant.
The Realme Watch can track 14 different sport modes, including cricket, yoga, walking, running, football, basketball, treadmill, badminton, table tennis and more. It can push smartphone notification from popular apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Call and Messages. Additionally, it comes with music control, camera shutter button shortcut, safe unlocking of smartphones when you’re nearing it and call rejection functions.
Perhaps most importantly, though, it’s cheap; picking up a Realme Watch will only set you back SGD$79 after conversion. For that price it can be just okay and still win out on value. However, it is available only in India from June 5th on Flipkart and Realme.com.
Will you be interested in getting one? Looking forward to having them in Singapore too.