Among the fitness bracelets, the Xiaomi Mi Band series devices are undeniably the most popular. Still, other manufacturers want to put a similarly well-equipped product at a friendly price on the table. That’s exactly what the Realme Band 2, now introduced, has got a bigger screen than before, an increased battery size, and an exterior design that enormously boosts the Honor Band 6’s design.
In terms of appearance, the novelty is much more like a smartwatch than a smart bracelet, as it boasts a massive, 1.4-inch, 320 x 167-pixel color, touch-sensitive display with a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The novelty supports more than 50 dials, but we can also create custom-designed ones. All you have to do is upload an image of the paired smartphone.
We get the usual health monitoring functions, so heart rate measurement and sleep monitoring are available. There is a pedometer; in addition to these, the device warns you if you need to move or drink fluids. However, what is new is the measurement of stress and health monitoring explicitly developed for ladies and the height of blood oxygen levels.
Realme Band 2 now supports 90 different sports modes, which is a big word because the previous generation offered only tenths or nine training modes. It is worth noting that it will only have 14 sports modes when we buy the device. The rest will be made available in an update a little later.
The smart bracelet has a smart home control option that allows you to control the company’s relevant products directly without picking up your smartphone.
Also worth mentioning are the so-called classic features like music control, camera control, weather forecast, alarm, and it should not be forgotten that the device is waterproof up to a depth of 50 meters. A Bluetooth 5.1 modem provides wireless connections based on the Goodix Bluetooth Low Energy chip. Citing Realme’s promotional materials, this component offers a highly reliable, high-speed connection with ultra-low power consumption. The bracelet can be paired with any device running at least Android 5.1 or iOS 11, and the Realme Link app will be there to manage it.
The mobility of the Realme Band 2 is provided by a 204 mAh battery under the cover, which the manufacturer claims can operate the device for up to 12 days. With the storm and everything, the gadget weighs only 27.3 grams, which can be purchased in only one shade, gray, but the straps are also available in several colors.
Realme Band 2 will start distributing in Malaysia, where it will be available for 40 dollars, converted from local money, starting from September 20. Whether the bracelet will be available in other markets is not yet known.