Realme Watch 3 has made an appearance on the FCC, following its recent IMDA and BIS certifications. This points to an imminent release, perhaps in the next few weeks.
The second generation made its debut around a year ago. It comes with pretty much the same specs as the original device, apart from battery life which has been doubled.
Realme Watch 2 was followed by a Pro version of the same in late May last year. That one packed an even larger battery that increased the time between charges from about a week to 12 days. The other important upgrade was built-in GPS.
Now we are about to get the next iteration in the series.
Realme Watch 3 bags multiple certifications
Clues that Realme Watch 3 could land any day now come in the form of new regulatory certifications. The latest comes from the US FCC. The model carries the RMW2018 moniker and comes in a square shape with rounded corners.
Beyond that the paperwork doesn’t reveal very much. Apart from battery capacity which will be 340mAh so larger than the 310mAh of the predecessor model. Depending on other specs, this could mean an improvement over the 12 days of battery life of Realme Watch 2.
There’s also confirmation from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) website, Singapore (via MySmartPrice). As shown in the screen-shot below, the timepiece appears with the name “Realme Watch 3”.
But that’s not where it ends. The watch also appears on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) database. Interestingly, the IMDA and BIS filing goes under the model name RMW2108. The FCC filing from a month ago goes under the model name RMW2103. The slightly different model numbers could be region related – as specifications are not exactly the same everywhere.
Other than that, we really don’t know much about the upcoming device. One could expect, once again, an iterative upgrade. In addition to a slightly larger display, GPS might come on all models now. Battery life could, once again, get a slight boost.
An area which is ripe for an upgrade is water-resistance. The current iterations have a IP68 rating resistance – meaning they are good to be submerged up to a maximum depth of 1.5m underwater for up to thirty minutes. In reality, that’s not really great water-proofing. If the FCC filing is anything to go by it looks like this will not change with the third generation.
As far as price, this is will probably be a budget watch once again. Look for it to retail at around the $80 price-point if it comes with GPS, or about $20 less without.
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