Realme Watch S Pro review – nailing the important features but the basics need more work

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Realme Watch S Pro review – nailing the important features but the basics need more work
Realme Watch S ProRounak Jain
  • Realme has launched the Watch S Pro in India with a price tag of ₹9,999.
  • It offers heart rate sensor, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitor and built-in GPS, among other features.
  • It also comes with a round display, so if you’re a fan of traditional watch design, you will appreciate Realme’s offering.
  • We take a look at how the Realme Watch S Pro performs in real life.
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Realme recently expanded its wearables portfolio with the launch of the Watch S Pro. The new smartwatch from the company comes with some crucial improvements over its predecessor and takes on the likes of the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Mi Watch Revolve.

The Realme Watch S Pro offers features like a heart rate monitor, built-in GPS, blood oxygen saturation measurement and more, at an affordable price point.

I have been using the Realme Watch S Pro for the last two weeks and here’s my detailed review.

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Realme Watch S Pro price and availability

The Realme Watch S Pro is priced at ₹9,999 and is available from Flipkart and the Realme online store. It is available with Black silicone straps and you can also purchase replaceable silicone straps for ₹499 each. You have the option to purchase the straps in Orange, Green and Blue colours.

Realme Watch S Pro design and display

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The Realme Watch S Pro comes with a 46mm dial and thanks to its minimal bezels, the watch does not look too big on my wrist. It comes with a stainless-steel body and 22mm silicone straps that are comfortable and do not cause any irritation.

Realme Watch S Pro review – nailing the important features but the basics need more work
Realme Watch S ProRounak Jain

It is easy to replace the straps and you can go with the straps offered by Realme or purchase any third-party 22mm strap.

Coming to the display, it features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

It comes with 450 nits brightness and is equipped with an ambient light sensor. The display is vibrant and at peak brightness is clearly visible outdoors.

If you’re a fan of the traditional circular watch design, the Realme Watch S Pro is a good option.
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Realme Watch S Pro features

The Realme Watch S Pro comes with a host of fitness features. In terms of sensors, it is equipped with a heart rate sensor, an accelerometer, a geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope and a wearing monitoring sensor.

It offers 15 sports modes including cricket, swimming, basketball and yoga. It also offers sedentary and water reminders to help you stay active and hydrated.

The Realme Watch S Pro allows you to monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels, sleep quality and more. It offers 5ATM water resistance, allowing you to easily take it with you while swimming.

The Realme Watch S Pro can be paired with the Realme Link app to easily view your health statistics and activity details.

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Realme Watch S Pro review – nailing the important features but the basics need more work
The Realme Link app shows steps, heart rate data and more.Rounak Jain

Realme Watch S Pro performance and battery life

The Realme Watch comes with the company’s customised user interface, which is not as feature rich as WearOS. It offers a minimalistic experience and while the watch faces are not customisable, you have over 100 options to choose from.

We compared the steps and distance covered on the Realme Watch S Pro with the Oppo Watch and the OnePlus Band. While the Oppo Watch and OnePlus Band displayed similar results, there was a variance of around 10% on the Realme Watch S Pro.

On a positive note, sleep tracking and blood oxygen tracking was accurate on the Realme Watch S Pro. The heart rate tracking on the device is accurate as well. For verifying blood oxygen statistics, I used a certified oximeter and observed that the readings were similar.

Coming to the battery life, the Realme Watch S Pro is equipped with a 390mAh battery. In our usage, we found that it offers excellent battery life and with always-on display turned on during the day, I managed to get around nine days of battery life.

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Verdict

Realme gets plenty of things right with the Watch S Pro. The battery life is very impressive and important features like blood oxygen measurement, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking are accurate. Realme needs to fine-tune basics like activity and steps tracking to make this a complete package.

Realme’s decision to stay away from Wear OS might be slightly surprising, but the Realme Link app works well and offers enough data points to keep a track of your fitness.

SEE ALSO:

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