After tasting success with the smartphones, Realme has successfully launched the fitness band that is RealMe Band. RealMe band with a real-time heart rating monitor has made a debut in India. It has launched these bands in the competition to Mi band 4. Realme Band comes with five dial faces and in three color straps. Take a look at these images-
The straps of this fitness band come in three different color variants namely Yellow, Black, and Green. This band support USB direct charging.
You can directly plug in your band into a USB port of your laptops, power brick of mobile phones, and even in the power bank without using any kind of cables.
This band comes at an excellent price that is only Rs 1499. The Realme Band comes with a decent set of features that includes 24-hour heart rate monitoring, IP68 dust and water resistance, and a USB-A connector for hassle-free charging.
Specification Of RealMe Band
|Display||0.96″, 160 x 80 pixel color screen|
|Strap||Detachable TPU straps, 16 mm width, 152-227 mm adjustable length|
|Features||Real-time heart rate monitor, IP68 rating, USB-A connector, Sleep Tracking, Sports Tracking, Step Counter, Smart Notifications, Idle Alert, Drink Reminder|
|Sports Mode||Run, Walk, Bike, Hiking, Fitness, Climbing, Spinning, Yoga and Cricket|
|Sensors||PPG optical heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, Rotor Vibration Motor|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2, Compatible with Android 5.0+|
|Colors||Black, Green, and Yellow|
|Dimensions||19.6 x 11.9 x 240 mm|
The Realme Band comes with heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, step counter, and nine sports modes, which include Run, Walk, Bike, Hiking, Fitness, Climbing, Spinning, Yoga and Cricket – the last one developed especially for India.
Other major highlights include:- Idle Alert, Drink Reminder, and Smart Notifications.
RealMe band consists of the heart rate monitoring sensor that flashes a green-colored light on your skin, which is reflected and read by the sensor to measure the heartbeats. The Realme Band measures heart rate automatically every five minutes, which is using a lot more battery of the band but, if you want to disable the all-time heart rate monitoring you can do so. And can only manually check your pulse whenever you want.
One drawback is that it does not have a touch screen display so you need to operate it with the help of the circular capacitive button placed below the display to operate the smart band.
A touch display would’ve made operating the Realme Band far easier than since it has a circular capacitive button and it doesn’t support swipe gestures which makes navigation quite tiring process. And it’s more annoying because there’s no way to go back to the previous page without having to cycle through all the pages again that you have visited before, which is a time-consuming and annoying process.
The screen itself looks good indoors, but outside, it has very poor visibility from my point of view. Even after covering the display with the hand and setting the brightness to the maximum level, it was quite difficult to see the on-screen content in the sunlight. This might be a deal-breaker or a drawback for this band since the Realme Band is a fitness tracker meant to be worn outdoors when exercising, and a screen with poor outdoor visibility defeats its purpose.
RealMe band works on the software that you need to install on your smartphone or device that is Realme Link app which is currently only available for Android devices. To control the Realme Band using the app, you need to create an account first. You can sign up either with your mobile phone number or email address which ever you feel suitable.
After creating the account on the app, follow the instructions on the Realme Link app to pair the Realme Band with your respective device. Once you get connected, you’ll see the Realme Band photo on the home screen on that application, clicking on which will sync the data from the smart band and you’ll see the smart band’s battery level and an overview of your daily steps, sleep, heart rate, and sports records. You can sync the smart band manually as well with a swipe down gesture.
The LinkSmart app will display the incoming text and voice messages coming from Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and SMS notifications along with the app’s icon. And You can use this app for the various dial faces of the bands.