Realme Band launched in India alongside the Realme 6 series
At the recently concluded Realme 6 series launch event in Delhi, the company finally lifted the covers off the Realme 6 and the Realme 6 Pro. The new devices are a major step up from the Realme 5 series from last year and offer some features that were previously limited to flagship devices, including 90Hz high refresh rate displays with hole-punch cutouts for the selfie cameras and support for 30W fast charging. Along with the Realme 6 series, the company also launched its first fitness tracker — the Realme Band.
Much like other fitness trackers in the market today, the Realme Band offers features that cover all your basic fitness tracking needs, including step tracking, automatic heart rate measurement, sleep detection, a water reminder, and a sedentary reminder. For these functions, the band packs in a 3-axis accelerometer and a heart rate sensor (HX3600). Along with the aforementioned fitness features, the Realme Band also includes 9 sports functions to track your activity while playing cricket, cycling, hiking, etc.
In terms of design, the Realme Band looks a lot like other fitness trackers in the market and it has a rectangular polycarbonate body with a 0.96-inch TFT-LCD color display that has a resolution of 80×160 pixels. Sadly though, it isn’t a touch screen like most other fitness bands in the market and features a single capacitive button underneath to allow users to cycle through all the settings.
On the bright side, the Realme Band has an integrated USB Type-A connector hidden underneath one of the removable TPU straps that you can use for charging and data syncing, which is a much better alternative to the proprietary charging docks that come with most other fitness trackers. Powering the Realme Band is a 90mAh battery that is rated for 6-9 days of battery life, depending on whether you use the automatic heart rate measurement or not. The band comes with IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and it connects to your smartphone using the new Realme Link app over Bluetooth 4.2LE.
Speaking of Realme Link, not only will the app allow you to keep a track of the fitness data collected by the Realme Band, but it will also serve as an interface for all upcoming IoT products from the company. It will also let you manage your Realme Buds Air, with options to customize its gestures, update the firmware, and keep a track of the battery life.
Pricing and Availability
The Realme Band will be available on Realme’s website starting today and it will soon be available on Amazon as well. The band has been priced at ₹1,499 and will be available in three color variants — Ink Black, Olive Green, and Light Yellow.