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realme Watch 2 is now official with bigger battery, more sport modes

Realme's new budget fitness tracker may last up to 12 days between charges.

Published onApril 30, 2021

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  • 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.

realme watch 2 sports modes

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.

There’s no word on when the realme Watch 2 will be available in other regions just yet but expect it to pick a fight with the likes of Xiaomi and Amazfit‘s budget wearables.

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