Not only in the smartphone market, Realme is also one of the manufacturers that is receiving a lot of attention in the smart wearable / smartwatch segment with quality products and reasonable prices.
Realme recently officially released the second generation of the Realme Watch branded square-shaped smartwatch line – the Realme Watch 2 – which comes with a number of improvements over the previous version. So what’s the difference between the two versions of Realme Watch 2 and Realme Watch? Are the upgrades worth your wallet? Let’s find out right here.
Realme Watch 2 vs Realme Watch Specifications Comparison
Here is a preliminary comparison table of Realme Watch 2 and Realme Watch specifications:
|Realme Watch||Realme Watch 2|
|Screen||1.4-inch color display, IPS LCD, 320 x 320 pixels||1.4-inch color display, IPS LCD, 320 x 320 pixels|
|Water resistance||IP68 waterproof (up to 1.5 m)||IP68 waterproof (up to 1.5 m)|
|Extra Features||SpO2 sensor, heart rate sensor||SpO2 sensor, heart rate sensor|
Overall design and screen
Basically, both Realme Watch and Realme Watch 2 possess a lot of similarities in design, but not exactly the same. For example, the second generation has a thinner border around the screen, the large Realme logo below the bottom of the screen has also been omitted, giving it a much more modern feel than the old generation. However, the Realme Watch 2 will be a bit heavier than the Realme Watch because it is equipped with a larger battery.
Both smartwatch models are waterproof with IP6 certification. This is a very valuable piece of equipment, but of course not suitable for use when swimming or diving.
In general, the finishing quality of the Realme Watch and Realme Watch 2 are only average, or rather, the most acceptable for the low-cost smartwatch segment.
Regarding the screen, there will be no difference between the Realme Watch and the Realme Watch 2. Both are equipped with a 1.4-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. However, the Realme Watch 2 offers higher brightness: up to 600 nits compared to only 380 nits on the first-generation Realme Watch, promising better bright outdoor visibility.
Software and features
Both Realme Watch and Realme Watch 2 run on the operating system developed exclusively by Realme for smartwatches with a lot of unique features. However, on version 2, users will get more sports tracking modes. Specifically, with the Realme Watch 2, you can experience up to 90 different exercise modes, significantly more than the 14 of the previous generation. Both smartwatch models support smart features to monitor the user’s sleep, blood oxygen (SpO2) and heart rate.
Of course, it is impossible not to mention other basic features that must be present on a smartwatch model: Control music playback and camera, support reading notifications. However, you won’t be able to use both of these watch models to reply to incoming SMS messages.
Both Realme Watch and Realme Watch 2 can be used to control smart home gadgets and devices compatible with Realme’s app, such as Realme Buds Air, air purifiers, smart lights, speakers, smart TVs, etc.
Both watch models support connecting to smartphones via the Realme Link app and Bluetooth 5.0. From this app, users can synchronize the complete data collected from the watch and track them through extremely detailed statistics and analytical graphs. You can also adjust your device’s settings through the app. Other useful software features to mention include find your phone, unlock your phone, reminders, weather, vibration alarms, call rejection, and more.
The battery is one of the main advantages of the Realme Watch 2 compared to the first generation Realme Watch, with a significantly larger capacity: 315mAh versus 160mAh. Realme has doubled the battery capacity, while not only not increasing the weight too much, but also reducing the overall size of the watch. Thanks to the 315mAh battery capacity, Realme Watch 2 can give up to 12 days of use on a single charge. This is clearly excellent usage time for a device with an IPS color display. While with Realme Watch, the usage time will only last from 7 to 9 days.
Although Realme Watch 2 has not yet launched an international version, in general there will not be much difference in price compared to the first generation (at the time of launch). Therefore, if you are intending to own the first Realme Watch, choosing to buy Realme Watch 2 will be reasonable.
Conversely, in case you own a Realme Watch, upgrading to version 2 may not be really necessary.