Sharp and responsive display
The display is one of the best features of this watch. You get a vibrant, round 3.5 cm AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels (326 ppi pixel density) and 450 nits brightness. It is protected against scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, and also seems to have some kind of oleophobic coating. Though it isn’t completely smudge-free, I didn’t have to wipe it frequently. You get five levels of brightness to choose from, or just set it to auto mode. I used level 3 most of the time, and the screen is perfectly legible even under bright sunlight.
It supports the always-on feature and displays the time, but it’s best to turn it off and use the flick-wrist-to-wake screen option. You will end up saving a good amount of battery. Flick to wake has the right amount of sensitivity, and I rarely had to flick my wrist twice to get the desired result. You also get a toggle in the watch settings to switch off the feature, useful when going to sleep or in a dark environment like a theatre to avoid being disturbed.
The pulse oximeter is quite accurate
The Realme Watch S Pro includes a very useful feature for current times – an SpO2 sensor, or pulse oximeter. It measures the level of oxygen saturation in the blood. I compared the readings to a basic over-the-counter oximeter you get these days, and the readings were comparable. However, you need to keep your hand steady for about 20 to 30 seconds to get accurate readings. Mind you, this is meant to serve as a broad guideline and not replace clinical instruments.
Limited, but useful fitness modes and features
Unlike some watches that flaunt several dozen sports modes, the Watch S Pro has 15, of which a dozen are actually usable in the Indian context and cover most common fitness activities like walking, running, cycling, swimming and more. There’s a cricket mode too, which unfortunately I couldn’t try out since most of our players are either busy or injured. The watch is 5ATM water resistant and can be worn during a swim without worry. Some of the fitness modes have an indoor option too, and it is advisable to use that option when walking, running or cycling in an indoor setting, where the watch may not get a GPS lock. More on that a little later. Price in USD $135 and BDT ৳12,000.
Realme Watch S Pro Full Specifications
|Model||Watch S Pro|
|Launch Date||23rd December 2020|
|Model Name||Watch S Pro|
|Strap Color||black, blue, orange, and green|
|Water Resistance Depth||50 metres|
|Compatible Device||Android 5.0 and above, iOS 9.0 and above|
|Notification Type||Call, text, email|
|Battery Life||14 days|
|Charge Time||2 hours|
|Third Party App Support||Yes|
|Call Features||Call reject|
|Other Connectivity Features||Find My Phone|
|Compatible Operating System||Android, iOS|
|Processor Name||ARM Cortex M4|
|Heart Rate Monitor||Yes|
|Date & Time Display||Yes|
|Number of Buttons||2|