Realme watch 2
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realme Smart Watch 2 Pro with 1.75" HD Super Bright Touchscreen, Dual-Satellite GPS, 14-Day Battery, SpO2 & Heart Rate Monitoring, IP68 Water Resistance Only for Android (Neo Gray)
The Realme Watch 2 comes with noticeable improvements, not just in the battery life but in many other features. It is also a budget smartwatch for health and fitness tracking. Overall, as the successor to the Realme Watch, not many features have changed.
Nice screen and display
The screen is the same size and resolution as the Realme Watch. It retains a 1.4-inch IPS LCD and 320×320-pixel resolution. Notably, there’s a peak brightness which now boosts up to 600 nits compared to 380 nits.
There’s also a five-stage manual brightness level control as well as raise to wake functionality. The lack of auto-brightness and the use of an LCD panel instead of an AMOLED one are however the Realme Watch 2’s drawbacks. In direct sunlight, the display is not very clear compared to the AMOLED panels on competing watches.
Plenty of watch faces
The Realme Watch 2 can hold six watch faces on its own and you can easily change between them by holding down on the watch face screen. You can also choose from a wide range of faces when you connect the watch to the Realme link app on your phone or pick from your phone’s gallery.
Now compatible with android and iOS devices
The Realme watch 2 still sticks to its own proprietary smartwatch operating system, but it is now compatible with both Android and iOS devices running iOS 6.0. It’s not as sluggish as the first Watch, but there’s a noticeable connectivity issue that prevents some watch data from syncing with your phone sometimes.
Smart features available
As a smartwatch, you can view notifications, control your phone camera, access music controls and view weather updates. The key smart feature on the Realme Watch 2 is the notification support. It shows small app icons that will help you quickly identify the source of the notification; however, you can’t act on notifications. It can also display notifications with different languages though it struggles with most emojis.
Health sensors available
The Realme watch 2 provides a three-axis accelerometer motion sensor, an optical heart rate monitor, and a blood oxygen sensor. You can track your daily steps, calorie burn, exercise minutes and hours you’ve stayed active for during the day.
The watch offers inactivity alerts and guided breathing exercises. Automatic sleep tracking has improved on the watch too, as it breaks down sleep stages and tracks heart rate during sleep.
As a fitness tracker, you can track your heart rate, measure blood oxygen levels and track sleep. The Realme Watch 2 offers 90 sports modes from running to cycling, but the experience isn’t all that reliable. There’s no built-in GPS, but you can make use of your phone’s GPS to more accurately track runs.
If you don’t want to use Realme’s own app, you can sync your workout data to Google Fit, and that’s the limit for the third party app integration.
Battery life has improved
The Realme Watch 2 moves from a 160mAh capacity battery to a larger 315mAh one, a great improvement over its predecessor. It now promises up to 12 days battery life in between charges. There’s still a power saving mode that restricts the watch to displaying the time and how much battery you have left.
It powers up with its charging base that magnetically clips onto the back to secure it.
Comfortable to wear
The Realme Watch 2 has been redesigned slightly. It’s a 35mm case, weighing 38g. Its easily replaceable 22m silicone strap sits comfortably on the wrist as it’s so light to wear.
The Realme Watch 2 is IP68 rated, and can withstand being submerged in water, either while washing your hands, though it would be preferable not to use it while showering or take it out for a swim.
Watch is responsive to touch
The watch is more responsive to taps and swipes, though not perfect, but there isn’t any noticeable lag, except an occasional glitch with the lift to wake function on the watch.
Smartphone app works well
Setting up the watch and adjusting settings is with the Realme Link smartphone app. You can also check your fitness stats, and access the watch face gallery. The app can also store up to two weeks of workout data, and give you a breakdown of your threshold heart rate, along with total calories burned, average HR values and total workout duration.
Plastic design looks plain
The watch comes in an all plastic frame and silicone strap. However, users might prefer something more attractive rather than the Realme watch 2.
No speaker or microphone
There’s no speaker or microphone here on the watch, which means you cannot take calls on the Realme Watch 2 or listen to music with it.