Realme is one of the brands that has had the most impact in Europe in recent months. Oppo’s price-focused sub-brand is expanding its product line beyond smartphones, with products like headphones and smartwatches.
With the arrival of the very powerful realme 7 5G and the realme Air Buds Pro, the brand brought to Europe its new smartwatch, known as the realme Watch S.
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The realme Watch S and the realme are the brand’s new accessories, a watch and new headphones, which officially arrive in Europe.
The best Realme watch arrives in Europe
A few months ago we had the opportunity to test the first realme smartwatch, a device which, although due to its features and software was not spectacular, its extremely low price positioned it as the one of the most recommended alternatives at the lowest possible price (and more for the moment which is offered at 35 dollars).
And now he has presented his new model in Europe, which we have been testing for a few days. It is a watch that can be purchased on December 3 at a price of 79.99 dollars, a very attractive price. But is it able to comply with the rest of the sections?
Features realme Watch S
- Diagonal: 1.3 inches.
- Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels.
- 3-axis accelerometer.
- Heart rate sensor.
- Vibration motor.
- IP68 protection.
- Dimensions: 259 x 47 x 12 mm.
- Weight: 48 grams.
- Compatible with standard 22mm straps.
- Capacity: 390 mAh.
- Duration up to 15 days.
Is the Realme Watch S worth it? If you’re looking for a competent smartwatch that includes all of the health features we should demand and exceptional build quality at a devastating price tag. It’s a watch worth a look, and if you’re curious about all the details of this watch, we’ll tell you about it in the review which you can read below.
A very particular design
The realme Watch S is a smartwatch that designally gives us a bit of a weird signal. It is a completely premium product in terms of finish, although it is an inexpensive device.
We have an aluminum in a dark gray tint which shows that it is very well constructed. We have two physical buttons with a classic fit and very good pulsation, giving a feeling of durability. In this aspect, it’s great.
The front is completely made of glass, as usual in many smartwatches. We have a wide frame that will act as a minute hand in case we use an analog clock face, and an LCD screen with fairly fair quality. It looks perfect on the inside and okay on the outside, but it’s far from spectacular.
The inner part is made of very soft plastic and we have biometric sensors and magnetic charging pins, which easily attach to the charging base.
The rubber strap is simple and luckily it is compatible with the 22 millimeter standard. As usual, the first thing I did was replace the strap with my nylon strap which I use on my personal watch without any issues.
A very simple installation
Installing the realme Watch S is one of the easiest we have had the pleasure of enjoying. When the watch is turned on, a QR code appears, which if we scan from the mobile, it will direct us to a real website. From there we can access the realme Link app either through a link to the Google Play Store or by downloading the official Realme APK file. While our favorite option is the Google Store, it’s great that they offer a direct route to get the app.
Once installed, we will need to create a yes or yes realme account, and we can start binding the watch. Press the add button, the clock will automatically appear on the top and when you press it, it will be linked. A very easy and straightforward experience.
There are some details in the software which could be defined as crappy, and are apps such as remote camera trigger, notifications, or the app to control media turned off by default. At first after finishing the installation if you try to use these apps from the clock you will not be able to use them and if you are not careful you might even think that it is software error.
What kind of joke is this?
This is not the only lousy thing, and there are translations which are a direct pity. Cricket, for example, is called Cricket. In English, sport and bug are written the same, but it’s inconceivable, giving the feeling that they don’t stay
The realme Watch S as a technological and health product
We have several spheres to change by keeping the main screen pressed, although from the Realme Link app we can download new spheres.
If we slide to the side, we will have widgets to display our daily activity, time, sleep recording (it is automatically saved when you sleep with the watch), heart rate history (the watch is able to continuously monitor 24 hours a day) and quick settings.
If we swipe from above, we can access the notifications of the apps that we have marked to receive notifications. The icon and the message of each notification will appear, and to eliminate it we will have to open the message and press the button. No sweep controls.
The app menu appears with icons and hardly any descriptive symbols that make it clear to us which app we’re going to end up opening. You can get an idea of the style of the icon, but they could have been clearer when launching the app. Regarding the applications that we can realize.
- Oxygen in the blood.
- History of training.
- Sleep recording.
- Music control.
- Remote triggering of the mobile camera.
- Find my cell phone.
Health tracking in the realme Link app.
- Running outside.
- Running indoors (treadmill).
- Outdoor cycling.
- Aerobic capacity.
- Strength training.
- Table tennis.
- Indoor cycling.
- “Elliptical trainer” (elliptical trainer).
- “Cricket” (Cricket).
- Spinning bike.
Regarding the sports section, the follow-up is good. We don’t have a built-in GPS, but the watch will be able to take the mobile’s GPS signal to track activity. This is a great option, provided you can go out and practice with your cell phone in tow.
A not-so-round product with serious rivals
In its price range, and given its technical characteristics, we think the flagship watch to beat is the Huawei Watch Fit, a product that for a bit more has a screen that looks a lot better and puts much more emphasis on health and exercise. powerful. The realme Watch S has a big advantage in its price and design, but it seems that in terms of software, there is still a lot to prove. At the same price, watches like the Amazfit Bip S are also a great alternative for their transflective display, but again, this really stands out in terms of design.
realme got a good watch, although its smart features still fall far short of the competition. Its strengths are the design, battery and health features at the lowest possible price. The savings to make it a product at low price This is clearly very rude software, and that is the biggest downside to going for this watch.
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