What looks to be Realme Watch 3 has just dropped by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website.
Realme has a large number of products, particularly in the Indian market. However, it has not been in the smartwatch space for very long.
Its first entry in this space come in the form of a simple fitness band which was launched in 2020. This was followed by an entry-level smartwatch later that same year. Towards the end of 2020 we saw Watch S Pro. It It adopts a similar look as Watch 2 but comes with built-in GPS, a more premium build and 5 ATM water-resistance.
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FCC listing for a Realme smartwatch
The US regulator has just added a new Realme smartwatch entry. It goes under the moniker RMW2103. The only interesting bit of info that is available is that the watch has IP68 water-resistance. This leads us to the conclusion that this will be the successor to Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro as, unlike Watch S Pro, they have this identical rating. Which is a bit disappointing, that Realme has not improved water-resistance.
The shape of the device also looks very similar, albeit slightly elongated. Realme Watch 2 packs a 1.75 inch touch display with 320 x 285 pixel resolution. This has a maximum brightness of 600 nits and a 30Hz refresh rate. As per the FCC image, Realme Watch 3 will probably sport a slightly larger display.
Other than that, it’s pure speculation. It would be logical to expect Watch 3 to inherit the accelerometer, heart rate sensor and Spo2 sensor of its predecessor. The question is whether it will come with built-in GPS this time around. To remind, the regular Watch 2 variant did not have this and that was the main distinction with Watch 2 Pro. One could reasonably expect that Realme might do away with the Pro edition and include GPS on Watch 3. It would make sense.
As far as a release date, the confidentiality request on the FCC documentation runs out 180 days after the grant. So the device might drop anytime between now and September. Watch 2 landed in Asia on April 30th last year so a pre-summer unveiling may be on the cards. That device retails for around $60 so we are expecting a similar price-point for Watch 3.
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