- Realme might be working on the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro.
- The two smartwatches have been spotted in the source code of Realme Link app.
- It is currently not clear if these smartwatches are real.
Realme launched the Watch S and Watch S Pro in India last month. The two new smartwatches stray away from the original Realme Watch, which is why the company might now be working to introduce smartwatches that will succeed the original Realme Watch that was launched in March last year. The company could be working on the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro because both the instances of both these names have been spotted in the source code of the Realme Link app.
A tipster who goes by The Tech Guy on Twitter has shared a screenshot of the source code where both Realme Watch 2 and Realme Watch 2 Pro monikers have appeared. Normally what happens is companies start preparing their software offerings for the hardware they are about to launch. This includes giving support for the hardware into an app, just like how the Realme Link app is now updated to show the names of the two upcoming smartwatches in its source code. Apart from this, there is nothing else we know right now about the two smartwatches from Realme.
Since Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro are going to sit atop the first-generation Realme Watch, there are going to be significant upgrades in terms of features. We can expect the Realme Watch 2 series to have the same square design that the first-generation smartwatch has. Realme took a different route with the circular dial on the Realme Watch S series. But the Realme Watch 2 series will have an Apple Watch-like design. The straps on these smartwatches may have materials different from silicone but I am not sure at the moment.
As for features, the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro will have the heart rate monitor with real-time measurement, a blood oxygen level monitor that is crucial in the coronavirus times, and support for multiple workout modes, which is standard across the current line of smartwatches. There could also be the sleep tracking mode in the smartwatches. Obviously, there will be some features that will be reserved for the Pro model only to make the distinction (also in the price) justified, but I am not sure what those features are going to be.
The Realme Watch 2 series, however, is likely to be powered by the company's own software that brings support for nifty functionalities such as the music playback control and the camera shutter. Realme is unlikely to launch Wear OS on these smartwatches, which might be a disappointment for some people but is not a bad thing generally. However good Wear OS might be, it is still plagued with the high power consumption and battery drain problem, so it seems fine even if Wear OS is not going to be there on these smartwatches.
For what it is worth, the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro are going to be important upgrades over the first-generation smartwatches, and maybe even the Watch S and Watch S Pro models.