The Realme Watch 3 Pro offers almost everything a budget smartwatch needs – AMOLED display, Bluetooth calling, health sensors, fitness tracker and much more. is it for you read here
Budget smartwatches take small steps to become full freaky ones! And it works too! But sometimes, to offer a wealth of features, it lacks one crucial aspect – accuracy. Luckily, the new Realme Watch 3 Pro jumps over that gap. Priced at Rs. 4,499, this Realme Watch comes with a stack of customization options for the look of the watch face, smart features, health and fitness sensors, and Bluetooth calling. Now, if you compare it to its non-pro avatar, you’ll find tons of similarities; that too at a much cheaper price. After wearing the Realme Watch 3 Pro for about two weeks, I have found this watch to be reliable in its segment. Read on to find out why.
design and display
Realme stagnates with its design formula of smartwatches that we’ve seen in many previous iterations. Again, the Realme Watch 3 Pro brings a square design with slightly curved edges; and this metallic look frame adds a touch of classic style (just like Apple!). However, it has a plastic case with a detachable silicone strap that is comfortable to wear. It also has a multipurpose button on the right to bring up the menu, return to the main display, and more. Overall it looks simple and classic, but Realme could have experimented with something new in design.
But the display makes up for an outdated design. At this price point, few smartwatches get an AMOLED display and the Realme Watch 3 Pro joins that rare group. It has a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen with bright and rich colors; With a peak brightness of 500 nits, the display is easily visible in sunlight. In addition, the slightly curved edges decorate the overall picture of the display. Overall it’s a nice display, saddled on all sides by thick bezels that could be avoided.
But while the design hasn’t changed much, it’s the smart features that make it an interesting watch. It is equipped with 110+ watch faces that can be managed through the supported Realme Link app. And yes, the app! It’s simple and provides a detailed overview of daily activity, health, sleep monitoring and everything else your watch is paying attention to.
In addition, the Realme Watch 3 Pro offers weather temperature updates for your region, music controls, camera access, alarm setup, and event reminders that let the app do the rest of the work. Besides, you can also get the notifications; pretty easy and sorted to read with its clean user interface. And it comes with an IP68 rating, so you can wear it during your workouts with confidence.
There used to be a time when Bluetooth calling on a smartwatch was limited to the premium segment. Nowadays it has become a USP for most of these budget smartwatches. Following the trend, the Realme Watch 3 Pro comes with a built-in microphone and speaker. With clear and loud sound, it offers a decent indoor calling experience. To make the calling process easier, you can add frequent contacts through the app, recent call history, and a mini dial pad.
The Realme Watch 3 Pro offers almost the same health and fitness features as its non-Pro sibling, i.e. step tracking, SpO2, sleep monitoring, constant heart rate monitoring, stress levels and women’s health. This time, unlike its Realme Watch s100, Realme managed to keep accuracy intact on most health trackers. The pedometer counts almost exactly steps (thanks to the built-in GPS support), as does the SpO2 and heart rate sensor with a slight deviation from the readings of the medical device. Nevertheless, it is recommended to take these figures only as a reference and to contact healthcare professionals in case of a sharp drop in blood oxygen levels.
The sleep monitor works flawlessly and provides an estimated sleep duration. It is assumed that you are also sleeping in hibernation, but the app suggests the details of deep and light sleep. Also, I’m glad that Realme added the menstrual cycle tracker to a budget smartwatch that offers a quick glance at all important information.
For fitness freaks (I’m definitely not talking about me!), Realme Watch 3 Pro is loaded with over 110 workout modes, but you can add up to 15 modes at a time to watch. The best part is the exercise detection mode, which will alert if the watch detects outdoor activity.
While the Realme Watch 3 Pro squeezes most of the performance, its 345mAh battery can last almost a week on a single full charge. However, the company claims to offer up to 10 days of battery life, which can almost be achieved by disabling the always-on display, constant health tracking features, and other battery charging modes. Also, charging the Realme Watch 3 Pro from 0-100 takes about an hour and a half.
What do we all need from a smart watch under Rs. 5000? Smart Features – Realme Watch 3 Pro is packed with many; Health sensors – oh yes! It gets almost all the basics here; large and colorful display? Check. Bluetooth calls are also in the budget here. And a week-long battery life to support overall performance makes it an easy option to decide against its competitors at Sub-Rs. 5000 segments.
But not everything is perfect! The sleep tracking feature could be better and Realme could have experimented a bit with its design. Aside from that, it takes care of all the essential necessities you can expect from a smartwatch at this price point.
Taking the competition into account, if you’re looking for a sportier design then the Boat Watch Primia and Dizo Watch R Talk are some other options at this price point.
Realme Watch 3 Pro
- Clean UI
- Good battery life
- Reliable health tracking
- Same old design
- Slightly inaccurate sleep tracking
1.78 inch AMOLED with 500 nits brightness
Accelerometer, heart rate, SpO2
iOS11+, Android 5.1+