Last month Madhav Seth, CEO of realme, teased their entry into the wearables market with a fitness band. Yesterday at a launch event, realme introduced the realme Band, which claims to be the cheapest fitness band that comes with a heart-rate sensor. We got a chance to look at it and here are our first impressions along with an unboxing video from our FoneArena Tamil Channel.
- realme Band in black colour
- Quick guide booklet
Wearing the realme Band, we are greeted with a 0.96-inch LCD color display that has a resolution of 160×80 pixels. On the bottom of the display, there is a virtual button, which is the only method to directly interface with the band. It connects via Bluetooth 4.2 to any smartphone that is running Android 5.0+ and has the realme Link app installed.
On the back side, we see the realme Band’s highlight feature, a PPG heart rate sensor, which is unheard of at its price point. It can be turned to automatic or manual sensing via a setting in the realme Link app and so far, from our first impressions, it seemed like it was reporting my heart rate with good accuracy. Further, testing on the accuracy of heart rate sensing will be talked about in the full review.
Coming to battery life, the realme Band has a 90mAh cell which realme claims will give about 6 to 9 days of battery life (9 days without heart rate function enabled; 6 days with heart rate function enabled). To charge the band, the top wrist strap needs to be pulled out to reveal a USB-A male port that can be plugged in, which is a neat feature. Other features for the realme Band include 9 fitness tracking modes that includes Cricket and Yoga, 3 axis accelerometer, sleep tracking, call and message notification and IP68 water and dust resistance.
The Realme Band also comes in Green and Yellow colors, is priced at 1499 and will be available from 9th March on Amazon.in and realme.com.