Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme has released Watch S Pro in India. It adopts a similar look as the regular edition but comes with built-in GPS, a more premium build and 5 ATM water-resistance.
The timepiece was originally announced at IFA 2020 in Berlin. Over the past month we’ve seen teasers posted shared on social media by the company’s India and Europe CEO, Madhav Sheth. He said it would be the brand’s “first premium and high-end smartwatch”. And now all is official.
Realme Watch S Pro – technical specs
Realme Watch S was launched only about a month ago in the UK and a number of other European countries. Previously it was only available in Asia.
Unlike the first Realme smart timepiece from early in 2020, Watch S is circular in design. It comes with all the standard fitness tracking sensors including blood oxygen saturation and excellent two-week battery life.
The Pro version is a largely similar looking device. There are differences, though, that come in the form of a better display and a more premium build.
Realme S Pro has an AMOLED touch panel that is 1.39 inches wide with a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels. An always-on option is not currently available but will be via a future firmware update. The actual dimensions of the device are 46.1mm x 12.8mm and weight 63.5 grams. Its predecessor has a lower res 1.3 inch LCD with 360 x 360 pixel resolution.
Despite the more power-hungry screen the S Pro variant comes with excellent 14 day battery life thanks to a 420mAh battery. That is just 1 day less than the regular version.
An important upgrade is built-in dual position GPS (GNSS). You’ll be able to put those runs in without the need to carry your smartphone with you. All the health and fitness tracking sensors have remained the same. The watch has a heart rate monitor and the ability to take blood oxygen saturation readings.
The IP68 water-resistance rating of the current version has been upgraded to 5 ATM. Which means you don’t need to take it off when taking a bath or going swimming.
The 15 sports supported by the Pro model include: outdoor run, indoor run, outdoor walk, indoor walk, outdoor cycling, spinning, hiking, swimming, basketball, yoga, rowing, elliptical, cricket, strength training and free workout. Interestingly swimming is not on this list, but perhaps it will be added in due course.
As far as smart features, you are able to control music and the camera on your phone, read notifications and find your phone. There’s no NFC for contactless payments on Watch S Pro or LTE.
Price and availability
Watch S is a budget timepiece that retails for around $100 ($70 or ₹4,999 in India). The Pro version comes with a $135 (₹9,999) price tag in India, so expect this to climb up to $150 once it reaches international markets.
The new watch is only available in a black case model. However you can match this up with a choice of silicone or leather bands. The device officially goes on sale on December 29th.
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