During its presentation, the Realme 8 Pro was accompanied by two connected accessories, including a connected watch. It’s called Realme Watch S Pro. With a classic design, but elegant, it offers two weeks of autonomy, its major argument. But is this only its only asset? No, very fortunately! We tell you everything in this comprehensive test.
During the month of March, we reconnected with Realme, the independent offshoot of Oppo. We have relayed in our columns the latest launches of the brand: the Realme 8 Pro , which we tested, as well as the Realme Watch S Pro and the Realme Buds Air 2 . The first is a connected watch, the subject of this article. And the rest are headphones with active noise reduction.
Without going as far as Xiaomi’s profusion and diversity, Realme’s strategy in connected objects is relatively similar to that of Oppo, Honor, Huawei or Vivo: enriching the smartphone experience with connected accessories that work best with the brand’s phones. Since the brand’s arrival in France a year ago, the brand has launched several pairs of headphones, a connected camera, a fitness bracelet and smartwatches.
The Watch S Pro is the brand’s third watch to land in France. It is also the most expensive and the most ambitious. It follows the Realme Watch and the Realme Watch S , sold respectively at 55 euros and 80 euros . We spent two full weeks with her on the wrist. And here are all our impressions, from out of the box to a few sports sessions, including pairing.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Realme Watch S Pro has been available since March 31, 2021 , the same date as the Realme 8 Pro. It is sold on the brand’s official store, as well as at certain specialist brands.
The price of the Realme Watch S Pro is set at 130 euros (within 1 euro cent). It is sold with the bracelet preinstalled, as well as a charging accessory to connect to a USB type-A power adapter (not supplied). There is only one case size: 46 mm.
The Realme Watch S Pro is an alternative to the other round and elegant connected watches that you can find on the market: Honor MagicWatch 2 (from 180 euros), Oppo Watch (250 euros, under Wear OS), Huawei Watch GT2 (at 149 euros), Galaxy Watch 3 (from 370 euros) and of course the Mi Watch (149 euros) that we tested recently.
So let’s start this test with the box of the same yellow color as all the other products of the brand . It is very elongated, a bit like at Apple or Samsung, for example. Other brands prefer more square packaging, like Honor. Inside, you will find the watch of course, as well as two small storage spaces. The first contains the charging accessory. The second offers a bit of reading. It’s relatively straightforward.
Now let’s take a closer look at the watch. It is based on a relatively classic design, which we could bring closer to certain models at Samsung, Motorola, Huawei or Honor. To observe it, we will observe in detail the case, then the bracelet. The case is circular . It is made of stainless steel. It is obviously waterproof ( 5ATM ). It measures 46mm in diameter and 11.1mm thick. It’s slightly thicker than the MagicWatch 2 for example.
Let’s take a closer look at the watch screen. We have seen previously that it is circular and that it is protected by mineral glass. Here are the technical details. The slab measures 1.39 inches , or 3.5 cm. It is AMOLED , ensuring a good contrast ratio ( 100,000: 1 according to Realme). Its definition is 454 x 454 pixels . That is a resolution of 326 pixels per inch . The advertised brightness is 450 nits (or candelas per square meter).