- Realme Watch review | A detailed hands-on review
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The new Realme smartwatch features a large 1.4-inch color touch screen with a few useful features such as a custom watch dial, real-time heart rate monitor, blood oxygen level monitor, intelligent activity tracker, 14 Sport modes, smart notifications, music, and camera controls.
Realme Watch Highlights
Large 1.4-inch color touch screen-vivid colors, soft touch
The 1,4 “large color touch screen with a high resolution of 320×320 pixels can show vivid and realistic images that are so captivating that you will never want to look the other way. Its sensitive touch allows you to control the clock effortlessly.
Custom Watch spheres-your style, your way
Choose one of the 12 built-in exquisite watch spheres and change your appearance for each occasion. You can also download additional fashion funds from the Realme Link app to have a new look every time turn on the clock.
Colorful watch straps-style comfort
Select four colors to make your watch truly unique. With a quick release of a button, it is easy to change the strap. In addition, the watch weighs only 31g and is made of silicone, which is soft and pleasant for the skin and does not stain easily.
Monitor your physical condition 24/7
Blood oxygen level Monitor-your health while traveling
Control your blood oxygen saturation level (SpO2) intelligently and always watch for changes in your body to avoid long health problems deadline. Especially for those who perform high-intensity physical or mental workouts, controlling Oxygen saturation in the blood is essential.
Real-time heart rate Monitor-record every heartbeat
Built-in high-precision PPG heart rate optical sensor supports uninterrupted heart rate monitoring for 24 hours and measures your heart rate quickly and accurately. You can also receive an alert when your heart rate is too high or too low to protect your health all day long.
14 Sport modes-Smart Activity Tracker
With up to 14 sports modes and real-time sports data display, Realme’s smartwatch meets the various needs of sports lovers. Smartwatch also identifies whether you are walking or running, and the precise step-counting algorithm makes every step count.
Intelligent Control Center
Turn on the air purifier, turn off the bedside table lamp, control the headphones to play the next song, and access all controls from your smartwatch. It’s not just a watch, it’s an AIoT center for the smart home which includes Realme Buds, an AirIntelligent air purifier, a smart lamp, smart speakers, and smart TV.
Music and camera Control-entertainment on the wrist
Experience true freedom with the ability to control the music and camera of the phone directly from your watch. Move on to the next song, browse the volume or just take a picture from your phone by just touching a button.
Smart Notifications-information at a glance
Receive all your important notifications directly on your watch, without taking your phone out. Rejects Calls, application notifications, weather forecasts, and more. In addition, it also features an inactivity alert and a drink reminder to remind you to move and stay hydrated.
Realme smartwatch Link App
Use the Realme Link app to sync and view your full health data directly on your phone. You can also access and change the settings according to your preferences in the app.
Realme Watch Specifications
|Appearance||In black color|
|Strap for wrist||Type: removable wrist strap|
Adjustable length: 164-208mm
|Battery||Battery: 160 mAh|
Battery life: 7 to 9 days.
Battery life in power saving mode: 20 days
|Display||Screen size: 1,4 inch|
Resolution: 320*320 pixels
Full touch screen
Heart rate Sensor
Rotor vibration Motor
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0 via Realme Link App|
|Health Monitor|| Real-time heart rate monitoring.|
24-hour time display
Oxygen measurement in the blood
sedentary reminder, activity records
|14 Sports modes||Outdoor race|
|Other Functions||Music Control|
12/24 hours display clock
multiple cloud marking
OTA update, data storage
automatic movement recognition (Operation/walking)
step target completion reminder
binding confirmation reminder
low battery reminder
lift your wrist to wake up
Personalized Watch Faces
IP rating: IP68
|Dimensions and Weight||Product weight: 0.0310 kg|
Package weight: 0.1200 kg
Package size (L x W x H): 16.00 x 10.00 x 3.00 cm / 6.3 x 3.94 x 1.18 inches
Unboxing (Package Contents)
The Realme watch comes with the following items:
- x1 USB Charger
- x1 User manual.
- x1 Realme Smartwatch
The Realme watch design is pretty standard in the shape of a square. Both genders, female and males can wear it and enjoy its nice appearance. The watch is mostly made from plastic with an upper glass display protection layer.
The detachable strap is also included in the product package made from TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane). Its are less flexible than a silicon strap, but we found it very comfortable.
The Good & Bad
The Realme watch comes with a 1.4-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. From our impression, the quality was good and sharp. We noticed a small lower bezel reserved for the Realme brand logo that is almost not noticeable to the naked eye that actually reduces the active visible display area of the watch.
Direct sunlight Conditions
One of the most important features important in having in any smartwatch is the ability to clearly read the watch display in sunny conditions under direct sunlight. To our surprise, the Realme display didn’t disappoint and was easy to view.
Wake screen on Wrist raise (Power On gesture)
A handy feature we liked about the Realme is the normal operation mode the device enters a low power saving/ standby mode. The watch is powered again when wrist rotating or hand raising is detected, so you don’t need to use the assistance of the watch on/off power button. This feature is particularly needed for various sports activities such as running or walking when you are busy focusing on your exercise and not capable of accessing the watch power button.
Another highlight of the Realme smartwatch worth mentioning is that it’s super easy to charge through a standard USB port. There are many Chinese smartwatch brands sold worldwide, and many of them are not very user-friendly to charge. Realme charger has a round shape with magnets that position the watch’s conductive contact points precisely with the charger unit. No complicated charging solution here, a simple design that works well!
The binding of the smartwatch to the phone is done in few simple steps:
- Step #1: Power the Realme smartwatch.
- Step #2: Scan the First QR code to download the Realme Link App.
- Step #3: Scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices inside the Realme Link App.
- Step #4: Scan the Second QR Inside the Realme Link App for binding.
The ‘Realme Link mobile app is an IoT management platform where you can easily manage and control your smart devices. It reminds Xiaomi ‘Mi Home’ App but with fewer features and devices.
Honestly speaking, we excepted more value and innovation from a $50-$60 smartwatch. The watch only supports Android OS, but we expect iOS support to launch in the near future. The mobile app UI looked clean and well organized. Realme Team added the most basic popular features, plus 14 sports modes to choose from. The most needed functions that can be found in this watch are the call reminder, watch face replacement, notifications, Get up Reminder, water drinking reminder, SpO2 (oxygen saturation), and HR monitoring.
In our tests, the 24-hour HR monitoring produced good results in measuring heart rate. The App supports real-time continuous measuring during ‘Workout‘ mode or test on-demand. You can also pick specific time intervals during the day. For example, you can measure your heart rate every 5 min or even longer periods of time every 30 min.
Realme Link | Android App
Realme vs. Amazfit Bip vs. Amazfit Bip
Amazfit Bip U
Amazfit Bip S
Built in GPS
14 Sport Modes
60+ Sport Modes
10 Sport Modes
Auto Light-up Screen
Heart Rate Monitor
Blood Pressure Monitor
Blood Oxygen Monitor
Call ID Display
Call or Message Reminder
Alert Type Vibration
Standby: 20 days
Standby: 9 days
Standby: 90 days
The Realme is above decent health/sports watch with good software. The price-value ratio is not the most amazing compared to other famous brands such as Xiaomi’s Amazfit series sold in the same price range packed with more advanced features. Bottom line, If you liked the product and decided to buy it, we strongly recommend applying a discount coupon to get a lower price.
Price and Availability
The Realme smartwatch is currently on sale at Banggood’s official store. We advise you to make use of a discount coupon during the checkout process.
- IPS Display.
- Fashionable & Lightweight.
- Easy to operate.
- Small display area.
- No Call function.