Realme has just announced the new Realme Band 2. Unlike its watches, which have been renewed several times, the Realme Band had not known successor to date. But it has finally arrived and, indeed, it is a major leap forward in terms of design and functions.
The device has been announced in Malaysia and, for the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in the international market. In any case, almost all the wearables that Realme launches in India, Malaysia, and China usually arrive at some point, so it would not be unusual for it to do so. We will keep an eye on this article to update it if necessary.
Realme Band 2 Datasheet
|Realme Band 2|
|Dimensions and Weight||259,8 x 24,6 x 12,1 mm|
320 x 167 pixels Resolution
|Sensors||GH3011 (HR, HRV, SpO2)|
|Requirements||Android 5.1 or higher|
iOS 11 or higher
|Extras||90 sports modes|
Menstrual cycle monitor
|Price||169 RMB ($40 / €22)|
A familiar design, a simple bracelet
The Realme Band 2 is an evolution of the Realme Band. However, it remains a simple wearable designed to monitor our heart rate, sports sessions, sleep, and blood oxygen levels.
It is quite light (27.3 grams) and its thickness is 12.1 millimeters. The strap is 18 millimeters and adjustable to 150-200 millimeters. The company will sell several straps with different designs, so you can customize them to your liking.
The design is reminiscent of the Huawei Watch Fit, as it has a rectangular case with slightly curved edges. The screen, however, is quite a bit smaller and does not occupy the entire front. Its size is 1.4 inches and the resolution remains at 320 x 167 pixels. It is tactile and it is worth noting because the original Realme Band was not.
At the bottom, there is a GH3011 sensor developed by Goodix. This sensor has three LEDs, a photodiode and supports functions such as heart rate readings, heart rate variability, and SpO2. Of course, the wristband can also analyze our sleep, something we already know from many other devices.
For the sports section, Realme claims that its bracelet is capable of monitoring up to 90 sports (not bad if we consider that the Realme Band only supported nine). However, all these sports will arrive later after an OTA update. The company does not mention that the bracelet has integrated GPS, although it would be rare considering its price.
Finally, let’s talk about the battery and charging system. The Realme Band 2 has 204 mAh (the Realme Band had 90 mAh) and promises up to two weeks of autonomy. That, however, will depend on how we use it. On the other hand, charging is now magnetic and not via a USB port like the original model.
Pricing and Availability of the Realme Band 2
The Realme Band 2 has been announced in Malaysia and, for the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in the international market. However, it would not be strange if it does at some point. In Malaysia, its price is 169 RMB which, at the exchange rate, is approximately $40 / €22.