I haven’t had a smartwatch on my review for a long time, but today I will fix this situation. Therefore, I want to share with you my emotions from testing a new model, which is called Realme Watch S Pro.
As you know, Realme focuses more on the Indian market. But there are also many different devices on the international market. In addition to smartwatches, its range includes good smartphones, both in the budget category and flagship devices. I have previously tested smartwatches from the Realme brand and if you are interested in reading the full review, then I will leave a link here.
But today we will focus on a rather interesting smartwatch model with good technical features and appearance. This is practically a flagship smartwatch, so the price tag for this model will be rather big. For example, the Realme Watch S Pro is currently priced at around $115.
The main feature I can attribute is a pretty good AMOLED screen with a size of 1.39 inches. Also, smartwatches have many sports modes and full protection against water under the 5 ATM standard. The watch also received a large number of different watch faces of more than 100 types, long battery life, and the presence of a GPS module.
When I looked at the technical features for the first time, it seemed to me that the Realme Watch S Pro model is very similar to the Xiaomi Mi Watch. Therefore, in this full and in-depth review, I will compare these two models and talk about the main disadvantages and advantages of the new smartwatches from the Realme brand from Xiaomi.
Realme Watch S Pro: Specifications
|Realme Watch S Pro:||Specs|
|Screen:||1.39 inch AMOLED screen with 454 by 454 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||5ATM waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 14 days|
|Size:||257.6 x 46 x 11.1 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The main color for Realme is yellow, so almost every product, including smartphones, wireless earbuds, or smartwatches, comes in rather bright yellow packaging.
It is worth noting here that the manufacturer is trying to convey to the buyer about the premium quality of the Watch S Pro smartwatch model. For example, the first sign of this is a large elongated packaging, as on more expensive versions of smartwatches from brands Xiaomi or even Apple.
The front of the package shows a full-length smartwatch with the model name. The back of the box has received brand information and icons with key features. For example, I can refer to them – this is the screen size, protection from water, sports modes, the function of the oxygen level in the blood, and much more.
In the box, I found the smartwatch itself with a strap on. Also included is a charging dock and instructions for use.
Design, build quality and materials
Of course, the first thing I noticed was the build quality, since the entire body of the smartwatch is perfectly assembled. I did not notice any extraneous sounds, squeaks, and even the side mechanical buttons were smooth and responsive.
In addition, the Realme Watch S Pro is made of a monolithic solid metal alloy. That is, the entire body does not even have a plastic element in its design. The manufacturer offers only one case color to choose from – it is matte black.
But here it is worth noting that to make your watch stand out a little, Realme has taken care of a large selection of different strap colors. For example, you can additionally order both silicone and leather straps. And the number of colors may surprise you, let’s say the silicone version has colors such as blue, green, and orange, but the leather version has blue, green, and brown colors.
It is also easy to guess that the strap is removable on the Watch S Pro smartwatch model. Therefore, if you want to change to any other option, it will not take you more than 1 minute.
It should be noted that the strap width is 22 mm. I have a silicone version on the test and I cannot say anything negative about its quality. During my test, it sat well on my wrist and did not cause allergies, even during sports.
As I said, on the right side, there are two buttons – the power button and quick access to sports modes. But on the back of the device, you can see contacts for charging and a PPG biosensor for tracking heart rate or other functions and features.
Meanwhile, on the front of the Realme Watch S Pro smartwatch, a standard-sized screen of 1.39 inches was installed. The screen resolution is 454 x 454 pixels and the pixel density is within 326 PPI.
The screen itself on the smartwatch model from the Realme brand reminds me very much of the screen of the Xiaomi Mi Watch model. Look, the screen size of both watch models is the same, as well as the resolution and even the type of the matrix – AMOLED. Thus, I did not notice a strong difference between the two models of smartwatches.
In addition, I liked almost everything about the screen, such as the brightness level of 450 nits and even the high contrast ratio of 100,000: 1. Therefore, it was a pleasure to use the screen in any operating conditions and even in bright sunny weather. It is also worth noting that in the settings of the Watch S Pro smartwatch, you can set the Always-On Display function.
But I liked the appearance of the smartwatch from Xiaomi more since they received a very minimalistic design on the front of the case. Meanwhile, on the model from Realme, there is a metal rim with numbers around the screen.
The last thing worth mentioning is, of course, the size of the Realme Watch S Pro smartwatch with dimensions of 257.6 x 46.0 x 11.1 mm, and weighing 64 grams, taking into account the weight of the strap. Ok, I figured it out with the appearance and build-quality, now I want to talk about the main features, functions, and control.
Functions, control, and application
I plan to analyze all the functions of the Realme Watch S Pro smartwatch from the main appearance of the dial. The manufacturer offers a large number of different watch faces to choose from, which can be installed via the RealmeLink mobile application. I have discovered over 100 different types of watch faces here and I think that with the next updates, the number of watch faces will only grow.
To change the watch face to another, you need to hold one finger on the screen for a few seconds. Then you will be taken to the section for choosing different dials.
Next, it’s worth talking about control and the main features. For example, when you swipe to the right or left, you may notice different widgets. These include activities throughout the day, weather, sleep, heart rate, music player, and the last is the quick settings menu.
It was a little strange for me to see the quick settings menu in the widgets section. In this menu, I found a standard list of features – this is the inclusion of a power-saving mode, a flashlight, setting the brightness level, do not disturb mode, and automatically turn on the screen when you raise your hand.
If you swipe down, you can see the menu of recent notifications. But when you swipe up, you will be taken to the main menu with all the features and functions. For example, here I found – this is an alarm clock, settings, compass, sports training, weather, heart rate, training, and breathing recovery, SpO2 function, and other functions that can often be found on fitness bracelets.
Now, I want to talk about sports modes. The Realme Watch S Pro comes with 15 different workout types. To them I can include such types of activities as working out on the street, in the gym, cycling, running, walking, and even swimming. In addition, the manufacturer installed a GPS module with a dual satellite on the watch. Therefore, the indicators of the distance traveled will not only be accurate but also show your route well on the map.
By connecting to the RealmeLink mobile application, you can analyze your physical activity in graphs. For example, you can analyze your steps, distance traveled, heart rate, sleep, and other indicators. In addition, the application is required to receive messages from a mobile device. But the watch does not have the function of answering calls or messages, since this is the simplest operating system without using WearOS. Also, you cannot install other applications on the watch through the stores.
Battery and run time
Inside the case of the Realme Watch S Pro smartwatch, the manufacturer has installed a 420 mAh battery. I would like to remind you that the main competitor Xiaomi Mi Watch received a slightly larger battery capacity of 450 mAh.
But I don’t think the battery life readings will be very different on both models. For example, in everyday use, the Realme watch will be able to work for about 14 days on a full charge. But if you often use training modes with the GPS module turned on, then the battery life will be reduced to 7 days and I cannot say that this is very bad.
But the charging time is typical, as for most smartwatches, and the Watch S Pro model can be charged in 2 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
I think that the new model of the Realme Watch S Pro smartwatch reminds the global version of the Xiaomi Mi Watch.
Yes, it has a slightly different appearance, the user interface is completely different, but the functionality is exactly the same, as well as the size and type of the screen.
On the positive side, I can attribute it to a very good build quality, materials used, as well as a bright and very contrast AMOLED screen. Another positive thing I can highlight is the high battery life and full protection from water with training in the pool and the presence of a GPS module. The user interface itself is pretty smooth and most importantly fast.
But it was not without a drawback. For example, I can attribute to the disadvantages – this is the lack of the function of answering calls and messages. In general, the functionality of smartwatches is practically no different from other more budgetary fitness watches.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, the price tag on the Realme Watch S Pro is very high, which was $113.99. For example, the main competitor with exactly the same features and functions, the Xiaomi Mi Watch will cost you $93.59.
Therefore, I cannot recommend this model of smartwatches from the Realme brand to you, since the price tag is quite too high for its functionality.