Realme Watch launched in India: 5 things you should know about the affordable smartwatch

Realme Watch will go on sale on June 5th and here's what you should know before you buy the smartwatch

Highlights
  • Realme Watch price in India is set at Rs 3,999
  • The smartwatch comes with an Apple Watch-like design

Realme Watch is the first-ever smartwatch from the brand and it was launched in India on Monday. Realme has been aggressive about expanding its lifestyle portfolio in the country this year and it showed this yesterday by announcing the Realme Watch, Realme Buds Air Neo and Realme TV. Staying true to the brand’s nature, all three products have been unveiled in the country with affordable prices. The Realme Watch is easily one of the cheapest smartwatches you will find in the market and it will go on sale in India on June 5th. Ahead of its first sale, here are five things you should know about the affordable Realme smartwatch. 

Realme Watch price in India and availability

Realme Watch India price is set at Rs 3,999, making it one of the more affordable smartwatches in the market right now. The Realme Watch first sale date is June 5th at 12PM on Flipkart and Realme.com. The watch comes in black and can be bought with a classic strap or fashion strap. Realme Watch will also be available through offline retail stores at a later date. 

Realme Watch comes with an Apple Watch-like design

The Realme Watch looks like an inexpensive Apple Watch. It comes with a square-ish body and a curved glass protection on top that resembles the Apple Watch. Additionally, the Realme Watch also comes with in a fashion strap option that is again similar to the Apple Watch strap. That being said, the Realme Watch is not a complete ripoff of the Apple Watch as it does not get a crown on the side of the body. There’s just a single flat button for navigation.  

Realme Watch image

Realme Watch is a full-fledged smartwatch 

The Realme Watch is a step above the Realme Band in that it is not just a fitness tracker, but a smartwatch as well. It sports a 1.4-inch colour touchscreen display with personalised watch faces. It comes with features like real-time heart rate monitor, blood-oxygen level monitor, smart notifications, music and camera controls and support for 14 sports modes, among other things. The smartwatch is IP68 water resistant also lets you control other Realme smart home products.

Realme Watch will not work with iPhones just yet

Realme Watch can be paired with Android phones and will especially work seamlessly with Realme phones, but the smartwatch is not compatible with iPhones just yet. This is because there is no Realme Link app for iOS as of now, but the company says it will release an app for the Apple App Store in the future. There is no timeline for when iOS support will come out, so it would be best for iPhone users to wait before buying the Realme Watch.

Realme Watch vs the competition

The Realme Watch doesn’t have a lot of smartwatch rivals in the sub-5,000 segment yet, which gives it a pretty good advantage. One of the smartwatches that the Realme Watch will be competing against is the Amazfit Bip Lite that costs Rs 3,499 in India. The Amazfit Bip Lite comes with a 1.28-inch always on display that is more simplistic compared to the Realme Watch. You won’t get any watch faces, but rather just the time, steps count and heart-rate tracking. The Amazfit Bip Lite is 3ATM swim proof and touts a 45-day battery life on a single charge.