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The Realme Watch S launches with blood-oxygen, heart-rate and workout-tracking abilities

Realme launches the Watch S. (Source: Realme)
Realme launches the Watch S. (Source: Realme)
The launch of Realme's first round-faced smartwatch has been predicted for some time through numerous leaks. Now, this wearable has made its debut, albeit in only 1 market (Pakistan). Nevertheless, this event may offer hints as to its pricing and availability in other markets.

Signs of a second-generation Realme smartwatch reared their heads in September 2020 with new certifications for such a device spotted at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This leak suggested that the device would be able to offer a heart-rate monitor, as well as a round face on which to view its read-outs. Now, a new launch by the OEM has confirmed this spec, along with a number of others.

The new Watch S does indeed have a heart-rate sensor, rated for "real-time" measurements, as well as one for blood oxygen saturation. Their data is displayed on a 1.3-inch screen that can automatically adjust for changes in ambient light so as to (ideally) stay visible at all times.

The Realme Watch S also has IP68 ingress protection (although this was confirmed through its recent leaks) and supports 16 different exercise types, including cycling; outdoor and indoor running; strength training; elliptical machine training; rowing machine training and yoga.

The OEM has priced this new smartwatch, which only comes in black with straps in either the same color, orange or camo green, at 14,999 Pakistani rupees (~US$99).

Realme has also confirmed that this wearable will launch in India (as it also might in the US soon). However, some fans of this company's accessories might have noticed the absence of any mention of its Pro variant at this point.

It is slated to have a larger 1.39-inch display made of AMOLED and a 420mAh battery compared to 390mAh in Pakistan's latest sports-focused smartwatch, but may have very similar specs to the vanilla S otherwise.

An OEM executive has stated that the Watch S Pro will also become available in India, but has yet to specify when and for how much.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11- 4 (Update: 2020-11- 4)