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Realme Watch S Pro Review

Realme launched its first wearable dubbed Realme Band final March and followed it up with its first smartwatch referred to as Realme Watch in May. The firm then uneviled with the Watch S in November and the Watch S Pro.

We already reviewed the Realme Watch S and concluded that the smartwatch’s total expertise is a noticeable step up from the first-gen Watch. And as anticipated, the Pro variant comes with just a few upgrades over the Watch S, together with an AMOLED display screen with greater decision and pixel density, an even bigger battery, and iOS assist.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

However, the Realme Watch S Pro prices twice as a lot because the Watch S for these upgrades, and I used it for over a month to search out out if it is a worthy buy.

Realme Watch S Pro specs

  • Display: 1.39″, 454×454 pixel shade display screen, 326ppi pixel density, 2.5D Gorilla Glass
  • Straps: Detachable silicone straps, 22mm width, 152-223mm adjustable size
  • Features: Real-time coronary heart fee monitor, Blood oxygen degree monitor, IP68 ranking, Sleep Tracking, Sports Tracking, Step Counter, Meditation, Smart Notifications, Idle Alert, Drink Reminder, Phone Finder, Weather Forecast, Music and Camera Control
  • Sports Modes: Outdoor Run, Indoor Run, Outdoor Walk, Indoor Walk, Outdoor Cycling, Spinning, Hiking, Swimming, Basketball, Cricket, Yoga, Rowing, Elliptical, Strength Training and Free Workout
  • Sensors: PPG optical coronary heart fee sensor, SpO2 sensor, 6-axis accelerometer, Rotor Vibration Motor, Geomagnetic sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Wear detection sensors
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, Compatible with Android 5.0+ and iOS 9.0+

  • Positiong: Dual-Satellite (GPS + GLONASS)
  • Battery: 420 mAh
  • Colors: Black
  • Dimensions: 257.6 x 46.0 x 11.1 mm (with wrist straps)
  • Weight: 63.5 grams (with straps)

Design

The Realme Watch S Pro appears much like the Watch S, and Realme says its design is impressed by the divers’ watches. The Watch S Pro’s case is product of SUS316L stainless-steel, and the smartwatch comes with a refined entrance and brushed sides, which provides it a premium feel and appear and makes it sturdy. The watch even fell off my arms as soon as from about 3.5 ft with the display screen hitting the ground, and it did not choose up a single scratch and remains to be working high quality.


Realme Watch S Pro
Realme Watch S Pro

Realme Watch S Pro

On the best aspect of the Watch S Pro are two bodily buttons with good suggestions. You can use them each to wake the display screen – the one on the high can be utilized to show off the show and return, whereas the second button enables you to rapidly entry the sports activities modes and go on to the homescreen. Neither of those are customizable on the time of scripting this evaluate, which is limiting. Hopefully, Realme will make them extra helpful by permitting customizations with a future replace.


Physical buttons on the Realme Watch S Pro
Physical buttons on the Realme Watch S Pro

Physical buttons on the Realme Watch S Pro

Around the again, we get charging pins, PPG optical coronary heart fee sensor, and an SpO2 sensor. The final two are housed inside an elevated plate, which ensures correct contact with the pores and skin for correct measurements and prevents the buildup of grime over time. The Watch S Pro can also be waterproof as much as 50 meters, which means you do not have to take it off when going for a bathe or a swim.


Realme Watch S Pro Review

The Realme Watch S Pro weighs 63.5 grams with the straps and could be very light-weight and comfy to put on at evening and through exercises. It comes bundled with removable black-colored silicone straps, however there are stainless-steel and vegan leather-based choices as nicely which you could buy individually.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

The silicone straps are offered in blue, inexperienced, and orange colours, whereas the vegan leather-based model replaces the orange shade with brown. The stainless-steel strap, however, solely is available in black shade.


Realme Watch S Pro comes bundled with black-colored silicone straps
Realme Watch S Pro comes bundled with black-colored silicone straps

Realme Watch S Pro comes bundled with black-colored silicone straps

All these straps have a width of 22mm and an adjustable size of 152-223mm. Realme kindly shared all of the silicone straps with us for evaluate, and they’re of fine high quality. You can use the silicone straps for a sporty look and go along with the leather-based ones for a extra formal event.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

Display

The Realme Watch S Pro packs a 1.39″ AMOLED touchscreen that has a 454×454-pixel decision and the safety of two.5D Gorilla Glass. It appears vibrant and has a pleasant contact response.

The Watch S Pro’s display screen comes with a peak brightness of 450 nits and 5-level changes. It is brilliant sufficient for out of doors utilization, and I did not face any points watching the content material below sturdy daylight at most brightness.

The smartwatch additionally comes with an ambient mild sensor for automated brightness adjustment, which works nicely and adjusts the brightness rapidly.


Realme Watch S Pro Review

The Watch S Pro is Realme’s first wearable with an AMOLED panel and options Always-On Display (AOD) which comes with analog and digital watchfaces, permitting you to make use of the smartwatch as a conventional watch by taking a fast look on the time.

The analog watchface solely exhibits the time, however its digital counterpart shows the date and day as nicely.

The Always-On Display function might be enabled from the Settings > Always-on show menu on the Watch S Pro, and there is additionally an possibility that permits you to flip it on and off robotically each day at a given time.

Always-On Display saved the display screen on the whole time initially for the desired length, however Realme rolled out the wear and tear detection with a software program replace later, which turns off the display screen while you aren’t sporting the Watch S Pro, leading to energy financial savings.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

I’m personally not a fan of damage detection for AOD, although, since I needed to wake the Watch S Pro’s display screen manually to verify the time when it is mendacity on a desk. And whereas I do perceive that Realme needs to enhance the smartwatch’s battery life with put on detection, I consider the model ought to have let the customers resolve what’s finest for them by together with an possibility to decide on between a really always-on show and the facility saving model.

The AOD function additionally wants some fine-tuning for the reason that AOD display screen does not activate robotically within the morning after sleep, and typically it’s a must to press one of many bodily buttons to make use of the smartwatch usually to eliminate the notifications that stick round on the display screen.

That mentioned, the Realme Watch S Pro helps 100+ watchfaces. It comes loaded with eight watchfaces, and you’ve got one other 99 obtainable by the Realme Link app. And in case you do not occur to love any of them, you’ll be able to create one your self utilizing the Realme Link app.


Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces
Realme Watch S Pro currently supports over 100 watch faces

Realme Watch S Pro at the moment helps over 100 watchfaces


However, not one of the watchfaces obtainable for the Watch S Pro at the moment assist customizations, which means you’ll be able to’t select what information you need to see on the display screen. Realme instructed us they’re engaged on this however did not present any timeframe for when the performance will really be obtainable.


You can create a custom watch face for Watch S Pro using the Realme Link app
You can create a custom watch face for Watch S Pro using the Realme Link app

You can create a customized watchface for Watch S Pro utilizing the Realme Link app

Like most different wearables, the Realme Watch S Pro additionally comes with the Lift Wrist To Wake Screen function. It labored as marketed, however there is not any solution to allow/disable it robotically at a particular time like Always-On Display, which is kind of a chore since it’s a must to manually flip it on and off each day, particularly earlier than going to sleep as a result of for those who do not disable it, the display screen will hold turning on and eat energy unnecessarily. Not simply that, the display screen lighting up may additionally trigger inconvenience to others within the room at evening.

Software

Like different Realme AIoT merchandise, the Watch S Pro additionally depends on the Realme Link app, which is used to arrange the smartwatch, customise its settings, and sync knowledge. The app was unique to Android gadgets for a very long time, but it surely’s lastly obtainable for iOS customers, so now you can use the Watch S Pro along with your iPad and that iPhone as nicely.

The Realme Link app has a easy and clutter-free UI. I used the Android model through the evaluate interval and did not face any points. The pairing course of for the Watch S Pro was quick sufficient, and you’ll try the screenshots under for a greater understanding of Watch S Pro’s settings choices within the Realme Link app.


Realme Watch S Pro data and settings in Realme Link app
Realme Watch S Pro data and settings in Realme Link app
Realme Watch S Pro data and settings in Realme Link app
Realme Watch S Pro data and settings in Realme Link app

Realme Watch S Pro knowledge and settings in Realme Link app

The Watch S Pro is powered by the ARM Cortex-M4 processor and runs an unnamed customized OS – these did a terrific job at providing a easy expertise.

The Watch S Pro’s UI is fairly easy and simple and works equally to the first-gen Watch and the Watch S. A swipe down on the homescreen provides you entry to the notifications, whereas a swipe up shows 15 apps in a grid view.

A swipe on the best aspect presents fast shortcuts to Power Saver, Flashlight, Brightness Adjustment, DND, and Lift Wrist To Wake Screen, along with displaying the connection standing, battery degree, and date and day.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

To get a fast look on the climate forecast, your every day steps and burned energy, coronary heart fee, final evening’s sleep length, and management music, you’ll be able to swipe left on the homescreen. But since Realme has used steady scroll, you’ll be able to swipe both left or proper relying on what you need to entry first.

It’s value mentioning that Realme at the moment does not allow you to customise the order through which the information seems on the display screen or add/take away any objects, which may have improved the person expertise. Hopefully, the Chinese telephone maker will make this attainable with a future software program replace.

Features and Performance

The Realme Watch S Pro options coronary heart fee monitoring, an SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen degree measurement, and an automated step counter. It additionally provides sleep monitoring, sedentary reminder, drink reminder, meditation coaching, and 15 sports activities modes.

Aside from the well being and health options, you additionally get the digicam and music controls, compass, climate forecast, telephone finder, stopwatch, countdown timer, and good notifications with the Realme Watch S Pro.

Let’s discuss coronary heart fee monitoring on the Realme Watch S Pro first, which is completed with a PPG optical sensor that may measure your pulse robotically at an interval of 5, 10, 20, and half-hour. But like most different wearables, it can be measured manually everytime you need. In my testing, it took about 10 seconds on common to measure the guts fee manually.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

You can get a fast look at your highest and lowest coronary heart fee for the present day together with the latest worth within the type of a graphic on the Watch S Pro, however for an in depth evaluation, you want the Realme Link app, the place you too can verify your weekly, month-to-month, and yearly common.


Heart rate monitoring on Realme Watch S Pro
Heart rate monitoring on Realme Watch S Pro
Heart rate monitoring on Realme Watch S Pro

Heart fee monitoring on Realme Watch S Pro

Sleep monitoring on the Realme Watch S Pro is fairly correct, and like the guts fee knowledge, you will discover particulars about your sleep high quality on the smartwatch. But once more, you will want the Realme Link app in case you are concerned about an in depth evaluation.

The Watch S Pro breaks down the full sleep hours into Light Sleep, Deep Sleep, REM Sleep, and Awake. It also can document your afternoon sleep, offered its length is no less than 90 minutes.


Sleep data
Sleep data

Sleep knowledge

While the Watch S Pro monitored sleep fairly precisely, there have been just a few occasions when it did not observe the sleep regardless of coronary heart fee monitoring functioning correctly. This occurred on each items I obtained from Realme, and the watches solely resumed sleep monitoring after they have been restarted.

Upon discussing the matter with Realme, I discovered that each watches I obtained have been pre-release items, and so they hadn’t obtained these complaints from different reviewers and customers, so the problems are seemingly because of the non-final {hardware}.

Next up is the blood oxygen degree measurement finished utilizing the SpO2 sensor positioned alongside the guts fee sensor on the Watch S Pro’s again. But in contrast to coronary heart fee monitoring, the blood oxygen degree is not measured robotically. You have to navigate to the SpO2 app on the Watch S Pro to depend it manually.

On common, it took about 25-30 seconds for the Watch S Pro to measure blood oxygen saturation, and Realme says the smartwatch’s accuracy is corresponding to medical gadgets, though it is nonetheless finest to not use it as a foundation for prognosis and remedy.

That mentioned, in contrast to the guts fee and sleep knowledge, the blood oxygen information for the day is not saved on the Watch S Pro, however you may get an in depth evaluation of your blood saturation within the Realme Link app.


Blood oxygen level data in Realme Link app
Blood oxygen level data in Realme Link app

Blood oxygen degree knowledge in Realme Link app

Moving on to sports activities monitoring, we get a complete of 15 sports activities modes on the Watch S Pro, together with Basketball, Yoga, Cricket, and Swimming. The final one can now document the sports activities knowledge in real-time, together with SWOLF, Kcal, Distance, and Average Pace.

Compared to another smartwatches, the variety of sports activities modes Watch S Pro helps is on the decrease aspect, and it might not improve quickly since Realme says as an alternative of introducing extra sports activities modes, it is engaged on offering extra knowledge for current modes, like Cricket.

You can try your exercise historical past within the Realme Link app and on the Watch S Pro as nicely, however you’ll be able to solely entry all of the information on the smartwatch since Realme Link shows restricted knowledge, which is a bit inconvenient. I hope Realme will make all of the exercise information accessible to the customers within the Realme Link app quickly.


Workout data in Realme Link app

Workout knowledge in Realme Link app

The Realme Watch S Pro comes with dual-satellite (GPS + GLONASS) location monitoring for working, jogging, biking, and strolling. I examined it with the Outdoor Walk sports activities mode, and the Watch S Pro not solely latched on to the GPS sign rapidly, but in addition did a terrific job at precisely monitoring the route with out being linked to a smartphone and presenting it on the map within the Realme Link app.


GPS route tracking on the Watch S Pro is accurate

GPS route monitoring on the Watch S Pro is correct

The remainder of the Watch S Pro’s well being and health options embody an automated step counter, sedentary reminder, drink reminder, and meditation coaching.


Idle Alert
Drink Reminder
Drink Reminder

Idle Alert • Drink Reminder

Like many different health wearables, the automated step counter on the Realme Watch S Pro recorded additional steps, however you must nonetheless get a good thought of your motion. You can verify your every day steps on the Watch S Pro and head to the Realme Link app to see your weekly, month-to-month, and yearly efficiency.

The Music and Camera Control labored as marketed and are fairly responsive. The latter’s really one of many quickest I’ve seen but.

The Realme Watch S Pro additionally helps Smart Notifications, which warn you of incoming calls and app notifications. The smartwatch exhibits as much as 10 notifications at a time like Realme’s earlier wearables, however does not show the corresponding icons of all of the apps. Besides, Realme makes use of the SMS app’s icon because the default icon for notifications from some apps, creating confusion at occasions.

That mentioned, you’ll be able to’t reply to the notifications from the Watch S Pro, and it is unclear when you can achieve this since Realme remains to be engaged on the Quick Replies function.


Incoming Call alert
App Notification alerts
App Notification alerts

Incoming Call alert • App Notification alerts

It’s additionally value mentioning that the Watch S Pro does not function stress monitoring, which is obtainable by the competitors and even discovered on some extra inexpensive wearables.

Battery

The Realme Watch S Pro packs a 420 mAh battery which is claimed to supply 14 days of autonomy on a single cost with the next settings and utilization:

  • 24-hour coronary heart fee monitoring
  • Raise to Wake function lighting up the display screen 80 occasions a day
  • Synchronizing knowledge with the Realme Link app 5 occasions a day
  • 20 incoming name notifications per day
  • Receiving 100 message notifications every day
  • Two alarms each day

On common, the battery on the Watch S Pro lasted me eight days on a single cost with the next utilization and settings:

  • Default watchface
  • Raise to Wake display screen enabled
  • Display brightness set to auto
  • Always-On Display (analog) turned on for about 7 hours
  • Vibration power set to sturdy
  • Automatic coronary heart fee measurement interval set to 5 minutes
  • Sleep monitoring enabled
  • Measuring blood oxygen degree with SpO2 sensor about 3 occasions every day
  • Receiving over 100 app notifications each day which mild up the display screen and vibrate the smartwatch, consuming further energy
  • Around 20 minutes of indoor strolling every day

It’s value mentioning that I received this battery endurance on the Watch S Pro after Realme rolled out the wear and tear detection for the Always-On Display operate, which turns off the display screen while you aren’t sporting the smartwatch. Before that, I had the Always-On Display turned on for 17 hours, and with the utilization and settings talked about above, the Watch S Pro lasted me about 3-4 days on common.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

Once the Watch S Pro’s battery is totally drained, you’ll be able to cost it with the bundled dock, which has a rubber grip on the backside to forestall it from slipping off. Realme says the charger can juice up the Watch S Pro in two hours, however in my testing, it went from flat to 100% in 1 hour and half-hour on common, which is quicker than the Realme Watch and the Watch S.

Verdict

Realme has come a good distance from its first-gen smartwatch with the Watch S Pro. It has a premium design, sturdy construct, and packs a vibrant display screen that is legible outdoor even below sturdy daylight.

The Watch S Pro’s UI can also be fairly easy and simple, and its customized OS paired with the ARM Cortex-M4 processor does a terrific job at providing a easy expertise.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

The smartwatch comes with a built-in GPS, which precisely tracked the exercise route. You additionally get an SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen degree measurement and 50-meter water resistance, which, coupled with improved swimming, helps you higher perceive your swimming efficiency.

The Watch S Pro has the standard slew of well being and health options in tow one can anticipate at this worth level, but it surely does not include stress monitoring – a function that is current on competing smartwatches and even some low cost wearables.

That mentioned, most different complaints we’ve with the Watch S Pro are one thing Realme can repair with a software program replace, so even in its present state, it does get a suggestion from us. More so for those who plan on investing in Realme’s ecosystem for the reason that firm has mentioned its smartwatches can be on the heart of its AIoT ecosystem, and going ahead, you can management AIoT gadgets proper out of your wrist with them.

Realme Watch S Pro Review

Priced at INR9,999 ($135/€115) in India, the Realme Watch S Pro goes up towards Amazfit’s GTR 2e and GTS 2e, which provide stress monitoring, 90 sports activities modes, and an offline voice assistant for a similar worth. You also can reply your telephone calls from these watches since they embody a speaker.

At the identical worth, you even have the choice to buy Xiaomi’s Mi Watch Revolve. However, the selection just isn’t clear lower as selecting the ecosystem to speculate into is extra essential than the precise worth of the smartwatch itself.

Pros

  • Premium design
  • Sturdy construct
  • Vibrant display screen
  • Accurate sleep monitoring
  • Accurate GPS monitoring
  • 5ATM water resistance
  • SpO2 sensor

Cons

  • No stress monitoring
  • Buttons aren’t customizable
  • Smart Notifications want enchancment
  • Lift Wrist To Wake Screen function can’t be enabled/disabled robotically
  • Not all exercise knowledge is accessible by the Realme Link app

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