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realme Watch 2 is now official with bigger battery, more sport modes
- The realme Watch 2 is now official.
- Realme’s second-generation Watch packs a larger battery, more fitness tracking modes, and a lower price.
realme launched its first smartwatch a little under a year ago, but it wasn’t a stellar debut. Now, the company is hoping to improve with the realme Watch 2.
First spotted in January passing through the FCC, the realme Watch 2 looks almost identical to the original realme Watch. This includes the rectangular 1.4-inch 240 x 240 LCD and primary button placement.
The body’s a little heavier at 38 grams, but it now includes a 315mAh battery — a notable upgrade over the original Watch’s 160mAh cell. The new battery is reportedly good for around 12 days between magnetic charger top-ups. The Watch 2’s body also features an IP68 rating; good news for swimmers and those who enjoy jogs in downpours.
Fitness tracking — a major sore point on the previous device — seemingly gains some improvements on the Watch 2. It can now track 90 sports modes up from the original Watch’s 14.
It also arrives with sleep tracking smarts, an SpO2 monitor, and a heart-rate monitor.
The Watch 2 also packs some smartwatch functionality. Music and camera controls and notification support feature, but it’s unclear if the watch will let users reply to messages on the device.
realme Watch 2: Price and availability
The realme Watch 2 is launching in Malaysia soon for 229 Malaysian ringgit (~$56). That’s a little cheaper than the original realme Watch’s 299 Malaysian ringgit (~$73) price tag in the country. This could be good news for other launch markets, too.