Realme Watch 2 Pro smartwatch review

Delivery set

  • Watch with strap
  • Charger
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Specifications

Materials (edit)Case – plastic, strap – polyurethane
The size38.9 x 25.2 x 12.7 mm
Weight40 gram
Screen diagonal1,75”
Screen typeIPS, touch, brightness up to 600 nits
Screen resolution320 x 385 pixels
BatteryLi-Ion, 390 mAh, up to 14 days in power saving mode, up to 7 days in active mode
SensorsAccelerometer, pulse oximeter, pedometer
ConnectionBluetooth 5.0, Realme Link application
CompatibilityAndroid 5.0+
Functions14 sport modes, automatic heart rate measurement, real-time heart rate and blood oxygen measurement, sleep tracking, alarm clock, stopwatch, remote camera and music playback, call and message notifications, achievement recording
AdditionallyIP68 protection level (see text, incomplete compliance with the standard), data synchronization with the realme Link app, dozens of dial options, information about an increased heart rate and the need to drink water
ColourSilver or black color
Price7 990 rubles (promotional period – price 6 990 rubles)

Realme improves products step by step, the company collects feedback and adds those functions that are in demand in new versions. The company’s approach to the market remains the same – to give the best price / quality ratio, and this reminds Xiaomi of the best years when this principle was maintained. The topic of accessories for realme remains relatively new, but the gods do not burn the pots.

The previous generation of realme Watch was released last year, users were frustrated by the lack of a number of functions – AoD screen, GPS for training, water resistance. A pleasant plus were the operating time, the speed of the interface, since there is an RTOS inside. In realme, they fulfilled some of the wishes, did something partially, but ignored something and saved it for future models.

To begin with, the watch outwardly resembles the Apple Watch, the approach is purely Chinese, and we see many clones. This creates an interesting collision – it has become difficult to guess that a girl or a guy has an Apple Watch on the hand, you need to peer and see the side key – there is a button instead of a wheel.

The watch is made of plastic, but due to chrome plating it is difficult to guess this material. Choice of two colors – black or silver. The straps are black or gray, respectively.

The watch is delivered in a branded yellow box, it is bright and memorable enough, just for a gift.

PU strap with buckle, soft enough. This is a standard 22 mm strap, it is easy to change it to another similar one, there are a lot of them on the market from all manufacturers. The set includes a strap in size L, which will be convenient for everyone (in fact, this is an intermediate size between M and L, not suitable only for children and girls with a very thin hand).

The savings on materials in this price range are easy to explain, there is no need to rack your brains. So, on the inside we see contacts for charging, it is on a magnet. But it is important to correctly position the contacts, otherwise charging will not start.

Alas, this watch cannot be charged from a smartphone, only physical charging, you will have to carry it with you. On the other hand, the built-in 390 mAh Li-Ion battery gives a long runtime, it is claimed to be up to two weeks from a single charge. And this time is easily achievable if you have few notifications or you do not use GPS, for example, do not go for walks or do not run in the fresh air, simultaneously measuring your activity. The work of GPS here immediately eats up the battery, two hours in the fresh air, and 20% of the charge is like a cow licked up with its tongue. By the way, the GPS-receiver is dual-band, it works well on the ground, but it gets lost indoors, which is easy to explain. Also, between the skyscrapers of the Moscow City, I watched the long start of the GPS, he had to pant to find my location. But, on the other hand, you don’t expect anything else from such a watch.

They sit comfortably on the hand, light enough, and now it’s time to talk about protection from water. The specifications declared support for the IP68 standard, my joy knew no bounds, because this means that you can swim with them, do not take pictures in the shower, and so on. Rejoiced early! The company makes a reservation everywhere that you can only wash your hands in the watch, but you should not go to the pool with them. But the picture was painted beautiful, it seems that you can swim, but, alas, this is not so.

It’s time to scold realme for misleading, since there is no IP68 in the watch, and this is just an attempt to please customers. Which is frustrating in every sense.

In the most budgetary smartwatches, transflective screens are usually used, many entry-level models from Amazfit have just such, there is an IPS screen right there, it has a 2.5D rounding, very pleasant to the touch. The maximum brightness is 600 nits, look at two photos in the shade and in the sun, they describe the quality of the screen, it’s excellent.

Unfortunately, there is no AoD function, which means you have to raise your hand to see the screen. It lights up briefly, or it happens when you receive a notification. But it saves energy, does not waste it. I’m spoiled by AoD and don’t like the black screen, the clock should always show the time.

In order for the watch to work, you need to download the realme Link app, installation is not difficult. Take a look at screenshots of the initial setup.

You have the option to choose the preset watch faces, they are varied, I like those from the South Korean designer Grafflex.

But there are also animated watch faces, which are interesting too.

Considering that the clock is on RTOS, there are a minimum of possibilities, you can see notifications from applications, they appear on the screen, even if they are not needed, interrupt what you were doing, and you can close them. This is annoying.

You cannot install any additional applications, you only use what is out of the box. And this is up to 90 different sports modes, measuring the heart rate 24 by 7 (quite accurate), measuring the level of blood oxygen saturation (the function for a tick does not work, with such a level I would have been taken away on a gurney long ago). Watch the video for a comparison of these features to Samsung’s watches.

Realme watches are very simple, you can’t expect anything else from them. They perform exactly in the same league as Amazfit Bip U Pro, the similarity is maximum.

I expected a larger battery from Amazfit, but it is noticeably smaller, as well as the operating time is twice as different. On the side of the realme Watch Pro 2, the screen is noticeably better in all operating modes.

In the price segment of about 8 thousand rubles, there are many different devices, I will single out the Huawei Watch Fit separately, this is a very interesting watch with a similar positioning. They have real protection from water on their side, you can swim in them.

There are many different watch models on the market, in the segment from 5 to 8 thousand rubles, we see devices that can no longer be called the most budgetary ones, but far from even the middle segment. On the other hand, they are eagerly bought, as they have an interesting price / quality ratio. And here watches from realme do not stand out from the general chorus, something in them is the same as in competitors, something is worse or better. A confident product in its segment, because you didn’t expect to get all possible technologies and other body materials for this price? Such watches may be of interest to young people, those who are looking for an inexpensive offer, but always with a GPS. As such, they should be considered.


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