realme Band First Impressions | Fitness Just Got Real

No-frills Fitness band from realme!

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Aside from the realme 6i launch today, realme also announced their first ever wearable, the realme Band debuting and available for pre-order right now at various online resellers. That’s right, the brand that was embraced by the Filipino youth all-over is now getting their hands sweaty as they tackle on fitness bands.

Here’s a first-look and quick unboxing of this quirky little health-tracker.

The realme Band is a budget-friendly health tracker that basically gets a lot of the things right. A large 0.96” (2.4cm) curve display shows you no-frills info that you need such as time, steps, heart-rate, and various workout modes.

Opening the the small, no-nonsense box, there really isn’t anything inside beyond the actual Band and a Quick Start Manual. No, charging tools and chord? Nope. That’s because the realme Band employs one of the best industry design used on a fitness band – its direct-charge capabilities.

Not needing any other fancy-shmancy device, the realme Band can hook up to a power-charging device via USB. This means that in a pinch, you can hook the Band up to a powerbank and you’re good to go.

The unit that we got has a deep olive green TPU material. The only downside to this, at least upon initial inspection, is it’s lack of actual locking/ unlocking mechanism. Instead you basically force the TPU out to expose the USB charging plates. This might create problems in the future, but then we will need to test this out fully to know for sure.

On first observation, the realme Band seems limited in usage but it all comes alive once you link the Band to your phone (non-realme phones welcomed). All you need to do is to download the realme Link app via the Google Play Store. Once you have that, it’s a simple matter of linking and binding the device so you can truly maximize the realme Band.

When you first open the realme Band, you’re greeted with only a few workout solutions on your device, don’t worry though as you can swap these and customize your pre-sets to your workout. Currently, your band can house 4 out of the 9 workout modes available (yes, there’s a Cricket mode, but seriously, who plays Cricket here in this country?!). The staple modes here are still running and Yoga, so the realme Band has those included.

The realme Band is also equipped with a real time heart-rate monitor, accurately measuring your heart-rate every 5 minutes. There’s also a sleep-tracker, a water-drinking reminder, and an idle alert function basically telling you to move and drink your water.

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The best thing about the realme Band? The price! At only Php 1390, this is one of the most affordable in its category. Plus, if you happen to order them during a flash sale (specifically on May 23 and 26, 2020) in Lazada, the price drops down to Php 990. LESS THAN 1000 pesos for a fitness tracker with these functionalities! Dayum!

With the given ECQ still in place, admittedly I gained a bit of weight. So let’s see if the realme Band can help me lose them in the next coming weeks. I’ll be using the realme Band for the next couple of weeks and let’s track the progress shall we? #realchallenge #realweightloss hahaha.

Specs of the realme Band

  • Size: 19.6*11.9*240mm(W*H*L)
  • Weight: 20g
  • 96-inch (2.4cm) Large Curve Display (80×160 px)
  • Single Virtual Button
  • Removable wrist strap
  • Width: 16mm, Adjustable length: 152-227mm
  • Battery capacity: 90mAh(BIS), USB direct charge, est battery life 6 to 9 days
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Heart rate sensor, Rotor Vibration motor
  • IP68(1.5m) Water Resistance Rating
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • realme Link APP
  • Android 5.0+
  • 9 Workout modes, Idle Alert Function, Weather Forceast, 24-hour heart-rate monitor
  • SRP Php 1390