realme has promised to and has been making a big push into Australia this year. Following on from the release of their mid-range flagship, the X3 Superzoom this morning, the company had also announced that they will be bringing their affordable smartwatch to Australia.
First off, the realme Watch does not run WearOS, but Samsung’s success with its smartwatches shows that this is not essential, and in some cases preferable.
The realme Watch is designed to be an attractive, affordable smartwatch which offers great value for money. It sports a 1.4-inch curved LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, offering a PPI of 323 and coated in Gorilla Glass 3.
The display is a square display and the similarities to the Apple Watch cannot be denied but let’s face it, it is the biggest selling smartwatch so why wouldn’t they design something similar (I still maintain though that Pebble and Fitbit did that shape first).
The smartwatch sports a real-time heart rate monitor along with a blood-oxygen level monitor (SpO2) and support for smart notifications. It supports call rejections, app notifications (from supported apps), weather forecasts, music control and more. It has all the usual health modes including “idle alert”, drinking reminders, step counting and 14 sports modes. For those sweaty sports types it has an IP68 waterproof rating.
We will be putting one through it’s paces here at Ausdroid in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for the review to see how it compares to other smartwatches on the market.