Realme Watch S is a budget smartwatch just for the Android crew

Oppo spin-off brand Realme has unveiled the Watch S, its second smartwatch that looks set to be available initially in Pakistan only.

The Realme Watch S looks to be a variation of the Watch S Pro that Realme teased back at its IFA 2020 presentation in September, and stated would land this year.

It’s switched from the square look on its first watch to a circular case design that’s made from an aluminium alloy. That’s also paired up with the option of four different colored 22mm silicone bands. The whole package is slapped with an IP68 water resistant rating, which unfortunately means it’s not suitable for swimming or showering.

Front and centre is a 1.3-inch, 360 x 360 touchscreen AMOLED display. That’s combined with Corning Gorilla Glass to add an extra layer of durability. That screen uses an ambient light sensor to adjust brightness based on the lighting in your environment.

In terms of what this Android-only smartwatch can do, there’s a 3-axis accelerometer to offer fitness tracking and sleep monitoring. There’s also sports tracking with 16 sports modes in total supported. Those include running, cycling, table tennis, basketball and indoor rowing and cycling.

There’s also an optical heart rate sensor that can continuously measure heart rate, show you your resting heart rate and measure effort levels during workouts. That sensor can also be used to take blood oxygen measurements for another glimpse into your fitness levels. Realme also includes guided breathing exercises and drinking reminders to make sure you get that regular hydration hit during the day.

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If you care a little less about tracking your health and fitness, there’s over 100 watch faces to choose from, notification support, music controls and a remote camera shutter mode.

On the battery front, you’ve got a 390mAh capacity one that Realme claims can get you up to 15 days before you need to reach for the charger. We found battery claims on the first Realme Watch a little on the ambitious side, so we’d expect a similar story for the Watch S.

The Realme Watch S looks set to be available in Pakistan first and comes priced in PKR 14,999, which converts to roughly £71. Those conversions would make it pricier than the first Realme Watch, which cost £50 at launch. That means it does still sit in that budget smartwatch bracket, but it’s a notable jump up in price.

So it looks on paper that Realme has another feature-packed smartwatch in its ranks. The question is whether it will launch further afield and it can perform better than its debut smartwatch. We’ll keep you posted when or if the Watch S arrives outside of Pakistan.

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