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realme Watch 2 Unboxing and Review

In line with its mission to be every Filipino’s tech and lifestyle companion, realme Philippines has just launched the realme Watch 2 Series and other TechLife devices geared towards improving the digital-driven lives of Filipinos.

realme Watch 2 Unboxing and Review

Today, I was able to get my hands on one of the Watch 2 Series - the realme Watch 2 and I’d like to share my unboxing experience as well as the review of the device. So, let's deal first with the unboxing.

Unboxing the realme Watch 2

As expected, the packaging comes in realme's signature yellow-colored box with a clean look design.

realme Watch 2 Retail Box

The front portion indicates the Watch 2 branding; while the model number, color, internal battery and customer care details, are imprinted on the backside of the box.

realme Watch 2 Box - Side

You can also find the realme logo and the six important key features of the Watch 2 on both sides. There is nothing to look at from the top and bottom portions of the box.

Inside the Box and Accessories

After opening the box and sliding its contents, you will see the realme Watch 2 protected by a matte plastic lining.

realme Watch 2 Unboxing

Below the Watch 2, the pack contains the user guide and warranty card safety guide.

realme Watch 2 User Guide and Warranty Card Safety Guide

Underneath the pack is the magnetic charging base.

realme Watch 2 Magnetic Charging Base

After unboxing, let us now take a look at the physical overview and proceed with my full review of the device.

realme Watch 2 What's Inside the Box

Design and Walk Around

The realme Watch 2 goes for a more rectangular-shaped design with curved edges and a body made out of glossy plastic. As for the color, the realme Watch 2 only comes in one color - Black.

realme Watch 2 Front

On the front, there is a 1.4-inch touchscreen color display. Also, the bottom and top bezel of the screen is quite big. There is a single button on the right for waking, turning off and resetting the watch.

realme Watch 2 Side Button

On the back are the metal charging pads and the sensors for the blood oxygen and heart rate monitor.

realme Watch 2 Side Back

The realme Watch 2 also comes with a 22mm removable silicone wrist strap with a “Dare to Leap” slogan. To change the bands, just slide the spring pin and hold it to remove a band from the watch or attach a band to the watch.

Aside from its design, the realme Watch 2 is lightweight at 38g and comes with IP68 water-resistant rating, so you can keep it on while washing your hands or doing dishes.


The realme Watch 2 comes with an improved 1.4-inch touchscreen color display with a resolution of 320x320 pixels (323ppi). Although there’s no glass type protection mentioned, the quality of the screen is good and the colors are vibrant at certain angles.

realme Watch 2 Screen

Under direct sunlight, the screen is usable with 600nits of peak brightness and five levels of adjustment.

realme Watch 2 Screen Under Direct Sunlight

The realme Watch 2 can also provide customizable watch faces with user-defined hands, backgrounds, color gradient styles, among others.

Meanwhile, realme, in collaboration with users and renowned designers, created trendy watch faces for Watch 2. Users could choose one among the 100+ stylish Watch 2 faces from the realme Link app for 3 months without repeating or choose a customizable watch face to define their style.

Pairing and realme Link App

The realme Watch 2 can be connected to the realme Link app to enable all features, sync and view your complete health data right on your phone. You can also access and change settings as per your preferences on the app.

realme Watch 2 pairing with realme 8 5G

To pair the realme Watch 2. First download the realme Link app, then press and hold the power button on the side of the watch to power on. After selecting your preferred language, tap the plus icon in the realme Link app to add the device. Select realme Watch 2 on nearby devices or scan the QR code on the watch screen to pair up with the watch.

realme Watch 2 pairing with realme Link app

Once connected, the app will allow you to see if the device is connected, its battery level, your health data, settings, smart notifications and as well as updates on the software.

realme Watch 2 - realme Link app

The realme Watch 2 can also receive almost all app notifications and show some corresponding icons. The realme Watch 2 can be seamlessly paired with realme smartphones and supports the display of calls, SMS and third-party app messages. It is worth mentioning that realme Watch 2 has been adapted to almost all third-party apps for smart notification.


realme Watch 2 comes with realme’s proprietary smartwatch OS and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Although realme doesn’t reveal the internal hardware like the processor and RAM, the watch doesn’t feel as sluggish, it is responsive to taps and swipes and there wasn’t any noticeable lag while using the watch.

realme Watch 2 About

Getting around the watch is pretty simple. On the home screen, just swipe down to see your notification stream and swipe up to browse the various applications. Swipe left on the screen to see widgets for activity tracking, heart rate and weather. Swipe right to expand the quick settings. You can also press down on the watch screen and you can change the watch faces.

Blood Oxygen and Heart Rate Monitor

The realme Watch 2 features a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor, which allows the monitoring of blood oxygen levels and heart rates. With advanced PPG sensors, the realme Watch 2 is capable of monitoring blood oxygen at any time.

realme Watch 2 Oxygen Monitor

The realme Watch 2 also supports 24/7 continuous real-time heart rate monitoring.

realme Watch 2 Heart Rate Monitor

Sports Modes

The realme Watch 2 supports up to 90 kinds of sports monitoring: running, walking, outdoor cycling, spinning, hiking, swimming, basketball, yoga, rowing, and strength training, among many others. Watch 2 also identifies whether you are walking or running, and the accurate step counting algorithm makes every step count.

realme Watch 2 Browsing Apps

The realme Watch 2 also has the most comprehensive of day-to-day health functions including step monitoring, sedentary reminders, sleep monitoring, hydration reminder, goal achievement reminder and meditation relaxing.

AIoT Control

The realme Watch 2 can control realme's AIoT devices such as the newly launched realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo, realme Buds Air & Buds Q series, Bluetooth speakers, light bulbs, sockets, Smart AC plug, which will be the main streams in the future.

realme Watch 2 with realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo

The realme Watch 2 can also remotely control the music player on your phone. Users can easily pause and play music when they are running. In addition, realme Watch 2 also supports a remote camera feature, so that you can take photos of yourself even when you are alone. Lastly, the realme Watch 2 can automatically unlock the phone when approaching which is convenient and fast. It’s very convenient considering people often wear masks these days. And it can also help search for mobile phones in the near distance as well.

Battery and Magnetic Charger

With a 315mAh battery and a low-power consumption Bluetooth 5.0, realme Watch 2’s battery can last up to 12 days of casual use and 7 days with heart rate monitoring turned on.

realme Watch 2 Charging

There’s also a power-saving mode that restricts the watch from displaying the time and how much battery you have to use.

realme Watch 2 and Magnetic Charging Base

When it’s time to charge, the magnetic charging base makes it easier to charge the watch. All you need is to drop it on its charging base that magnetically clips onto the back of the watch. Just make sure that both metal pads on the back of the watch are aligned with the metal tips on the base.

realme Watch 2 Specifications

1.4-inch (320x320) touchscreen color display, 323ppi
22mm removable wrist strap
Heart rate and Blood oxygen sensor
IP68 Water Resistance Rating
3-axis accelerometer
Bluetooth 5.0 / realme Link App
315mAh battery, 12 days battery life
257.6 x 35.7 x 12.2mm (dimension)
38g (weight)
Colors: Black

Price and Availability

The realme Watch 2 will be available at the SRP of Php2,990. For a limited time offer on July 7 only, the realme Watch 2 will be available at Php1,000 OFF (Php1,990 only) via realme's Official Flagship Store on Lazada and Shopee.


For Php2,990, the realme Watch 2 is the ideal everyday fitness companion in this price range. It features a blood oxygen and heart rate monitor, supports many types of sports modes and has the most comprehensive range of health functions. The realme Watch 2 also boasts massive battery life.

If you’re thinking of getting a new budget smartwatch, I highly recommend that you get this one.

realme Watch 2

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