Realme has just launched its 2nd smartwatch, and it has two variants, Realme Watch S and Realme Watch S pro. Realme Watch S will cost Rs. 4,999, and Watch S Pro will cost Rs. 9,999. Its specifications and availability have officially been announced. Both watches will be available on Realme.com as well as on Flipkart. You can buy Watch S on its first sale coming on 28th December, 12 PM, and Watch S Pro will be put up on sale on 29th December, 12 PM.
Now let’s talk about their specifications; both wearables have a circular dial, SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen level monitoring, more than 100 watch faces, and many sport modes to track. Realme Watch is packed with a 390mAh battery that can last up to 14 days on a single charge, while on the other hand, Realme Watch S Pro packs a 420mAh battery that will last up to 14 days on a single charge.
Display on offer, Realme Watch S has a 1.3-inch circular display with auto-brightness. It has a pixel resolution of 360×360. In terms of brightness, it can touch up to 600 nits of peak brightness. It is protected with a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the top. It is claimed that the round display is going to provide a 157 percent bigger screen as compared to the square dial on the previous Realme Watch. Realme Watch S Pro comes with a slightly bigger display of 1.39-inch, which is an AMOLED display. The resolution is 454×454 pixels. It has a stainless steel body and over the top protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a rating of 5ATM that means its water resistance is up to 50 meters.
Let’s talk about the Realme Watch S Pro. The price segment on which this is launched will be placed in direct competition with Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve, the first smartwatch from Xiaomi in India. Mi Watch Revolve and Realme Watch S Pro both have an almost identical display, the same battery, and the same water-resistance of up to 50 meters. The difference comes from a big one for some customers, a SpO2 sensor used for measuring blood oxygen level is missing in Mi Watch Revolve, while Realme Watch S Pro comes with a SpO2 sensor. These days this feature is in demand and is found in many smartwatches and bands.
Mi Watch Revolve can track up to 10 different sports activities; however, Realme Watch S Pro pips Mi Watch with 15 Sport modes, including indoor running, outdoor running, etc.
In the Realme Watch S pro box, you’ll get a watch, a magnetic charger, and some paperwork. If you look closely, the Watch S Pro looks very similar to Huami’s Amazfit GTR. It has an inbuilt GPS, an always-on display (AOD), and automatic brightness. It is easy to connect Realme Watch S Pro with your mobile; you have to download Realme Link App, open the app, and scan the QR Code on your watch. Realme Link App is now available on the IOS platform as well. There’s an inbuilt ambient light sensor so it can get dimmest at night and brightest outside. With a stainless steel body, it has 2 dials like the one in Galaxy Watch.
Realme Watch S Pro is big and feels bulky on your wrist compared to Galaxy Watch, so those who have small hands or girls looking forward to buying a Realme Watch S Pro can consider Watch S instead of as it is smaller and feels more durable on small hands. It has a 5ATM rating but tries not to wear it in a shower as soap and water will make the strap itchy, and it will become uncomfortable in the long run.
Realme Watch S Pro has a smooth interface, and it is easy to scroll and view messages, but there’s a cache. You cannot install more apps, nor can any third-party apps be installed. Also, there’s no option to reply to the notifications; you can only see the messages and notifications from Insta, Twitter, and other apps. Various widgets like Music control, Sleep tracking, and weather are available along with DND, Battery saver, torch, and settings options.
Inbuilt GPS and Compass can track your fitness activities even without your phone, but it is slow to get the location. With 15 Sport modes like outdoor running, indoor running, indoor walk, outdoor cycling, spinning, hiking, swimming, basketball, yoga, rowing, elliptical, cricket, strength training, and free workout, it comes in handy to keep track of your day to day activities. Customization is difficult as of now as compared to Amazfit BIP, which can be easily customized.
Realme also launched straps for Watch S and S Pro. The silicon straps come in Orange, Blue, and Green colors and cost Rs. 499. You can buy the strap from the sale that is coming on 5th Jan, 12 PM. The vegan leather straps will be coming in Brown, Black, Blue, and Green colors costing Rs. 999. Its availability date is yet to be announced.
All in all, Realme Watch S Pro has good hardware; however, there’s still a need to improve the software, and I am sure it can be done with updates. Should you buy Realme Watch S Pro? In my opinion, you should wait and check out the Realme Watch S, which is comparatively a cheaper option, and it is quite similar to Watch S Pro; just inbuilt GPS and AMOLED Display are two things on which Watch S misses out.