The Realme Band that was announced last March got a successor today as the brand unveiled the realme Band 2 with a bigger screen, bigger battery, and a design reminiscent of the Honor Band 6.
The Realme Band 2 looks more like a smartwatch than a classic fitness band and packs a 1.4″ color touchscreen of 320×167 pixel resolution with a peak brightness of 500 nits, it supports over 50 watch faces, and you will also have the option to create a custom one by uploading a picture from your connected smartphone.
The standard set of health and fitness features we had on the Realme Band are present on Band 2 as well, we get heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, automatic step counter, reminders to drink water, and a sedentary reminder.
Realme has also added stress management, women’s health tracking, and a SpO2 sensor to measure blood-oxygen levels.
The Band 2 also supports 90 sports modes as opposed to the nine workout modes the first-gen Band came with.
Initially, the Band 2 will track only 14 activities including Yoga, Outdoor/Indoor Walk, Outdoor/Indoor Run, Cricket, Basketball, Swimming, and Football. The support for rest will be added an OTA later.
The realme Band 2 also comes with Smart AIoT Control, a feature we have already seen on realme’s smartwatches, such as the Watch 2 Pro. It allows you to control the company’s AIoT products right from your wrist without having to reach for your smartphone, provided it is linked to the AIoT devices.
The rest of the Realme Band 2’s highlights include music control, camera control, weather forecast, alarms, and 50-meter water resistance.
The realme Band 2 ships with a 204mAh battery, advertised to offer up to 12 days of endurance, the smart band supports Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and uses Goodix’s Bluetooth Low Energy(Bluetooth LE) SoC, which ‘enables ultra-low-power operation with outstanding radio performance’ and offers ‘reliable high-speed connectivity.’
The Realme Band 2 works with devices running Android 5.1+ and iOS 11+ and you can manage it with the realme link app.
The wearable app weighs 27.3g and comes in a single Space Gray colorway, you do get multiple options for the straps, one of which appears to be made of leather.
The Realme Band 2 is priced at $40 or 2,940 INR and will go on sale in Malaysia through Lazada starting September 20 with a special launch day price of $35 or 2,572 INR. There is no word on its availability in other markets.