As Apple unveils a brand new smart watch that can monitor your blood oxygen levels, the tech giant also introduced another - much more affordable - model to try and broaden the appeal of the popular product.
Though the new Apple Watch SE will still cost you $429 (better than the usual of $600+), which is significantly more than the realme Watch we were recently invited to give a test run.
Not only is it significantly cheaper at just $169, but at first glance (one I got from many of my friends while sporting the new watch) it could have people fooled into thinking it is actually an Apple Watch.
The realme Watch has a 1.4" massive colour touchscreen, real-time heart rate monitor, various sport mode capabilities (some more random than others - I’m looking at you ‘Badminton’), as well as music and camera smart controls.
It’s also very customisable with 12 built-in watch faces to choose from. My favourite was the default bars that could easily show how close you were getting to your step count goal.
The music and camera controls are also amazing. Think no longer needing to awkwardly run so you don’t miss the self-timer.
The realme watch also has an extremely accurate step count. Having previously tried various models of the FitBit as well, it was very hard to fool the realme into thinking I was walking and not just sitting on the couch bouncing my arm. Which is obviously a good thing!
As with any new venture into the market the only downside really is the software is still in its infancy, and when you compare having access to your entire phone on the Apple Watch, the realme model has a limit to its capabilities. The sleep tracking function is also not as accurate as my FitBit. But as they always say, the only way is up.
Not only is realme out to take on some of the bigger brands when it comes to wearables. The brand has already released four new phones in Australia in late 2019 with the aim of competing with the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy range.
The S20 boasts a huge 100x zoom, but realme’s brand new X3 SuperZoom comes it at an impressive 60x zoom. The phone is also specifically with both day and night photographers in mind and includes an ultra wide-angle lens and Super Nightscape 4.0 for stargazers and night explorers.
And the best part, where the S20 will set you back over $1150 brand new, the X3 SuperZoom is just $699 (8 + 128GB model) or $799 (12 + 256GB model).
And once you saved a couple of hundred dollars on both you smart phone and your watch, you can add the realme Buds Q to your collection for a teeny tiny $79.
The Buds Q can run for 20 hours of music playback and have a touch side so you can easily skip, pause, or play your tunes.
Coming from a huge pair of the incredible over-ear Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, giving these buds a try was almost liberating. I think they’re be perfect for the hotter months.
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