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realme Watch 3 Unboxing and Review

In line with its mission to become every Filipino’s tech and lifestyle partner, realme has just launched its latest Watch Series addition - the realme Watch 3 - during the culminating activity of their month-long fan fest celebration at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall.

realme Watch 3 Unboxing and Review

The realme Watch 3 is designed to be every Filipino’s fitness companion. It boasts a 1.8-inch touchscreen color display, Bluetooth calling, as well as all-day comprehensive health monitoring. It also features a 7-day battery life, IP68 dust and water resistance, 110+ sports modes, and 100+ watch faces.

Unboxing the realme Watch 3

The packaging of the realme Watch 3 comes in a white-colored box. The front portion indicates the Watch 3 branding; while the model number, color, customer care details, among others, are imprinted on the backside of the box.

realme Watch 3 Retail Box

You can also find on the sides, the realme’s logo and the six important key features of the Watch 3.

Inside the Box and Accessories

After opening the box and sliding its contents, you will see the realme Watch 3 protected by a matte plastic lining.

realme Watch 3 Unboxing

Found below the watch, are magnetic charging cable, user guide, and warranty card.

realme Watch 3 What's in the Box

Design and Walk Around

True to its Fitness Meets Finesse tagline, the realme Watch 3 still goes for a more rectangular-shaped design with a vacuum-plated reflective metallic mid-frame. Even though the device frame is made of polycarbonate materials, it still offers a premium appearance.

The realme Watch 3 is available in two colors - Black and Grey. My unit comes in Grey color.

realme Watch 3 Front

On the front is a 1.8-inch full touchscreen color display and a curved scratch-resistance glass screen.

realme Watch 3 Right

Aside from the single button on the side for waking, turning off, and resetting the watch, the realme Watch 3 now comes with a microphone and a speaker.

realme Watch 3 Left

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

realme Watch 3 Back

The realme Watch 3 also comes with a 22mm removable silicone wrist strap. To change bands, just slide the spring pin and hold it to remove the band from the watch or attach a band to the watch.

Aside from its design, the realme Watch 3 is lightweight at 40 grams and comes in IP68 dust and water resistance. So, you do not need to worry about getting the realme Watch 3 exposed to dust and even water or sweat. Just note that the IP68 water resistance of the realme Watch 3 is not suitable for swimming and showering.


The realme Watch 3 comes with a 1.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 286 pixels. The bigger display of realme Watch 3 can flash more information such as notifications, messages, and other text.

realme Watch 3 Activity Monitor

The display also utilizes a TFT-LCD panel with frames per second set to 30fps, allowing smooth scrolling through the display. Although there’s no glass-type protection mentioned, the quality of the screen is good and the colors are vibrant at certain angles.

Under direct sunlight, the screen is usable outdoors with 500 nits of peak brightness and five levels of adjustment.

realme Watch 3 Display

In addition, the realme Watch 3 also comes in 100+ stylish watch faces that include both static and dynamic watch faces. Users have the option to use personal photos for watch faces as well.

Pairing and realme Link app

The realme Watch 3 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 3 Pairing

To pair the realme Watch 3: First press and hold the power button on the side of the watch to turn it on. After selecting your preferred language, tap the plus icon in the app to add the device. Select realme Watch 3 on nearby devices or scan the QR code on the watch screen to pair up with the watch.

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 Link App

The realme Watch 3 can also receive almost all app notifications and show some corresponding icons. The realme Watch 3 can be seamlessly paired with smartphones and supports the display of calls, SMS, and third-party app messages.

realme Link App Other Functions


The realme Watch 3 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. There wasn’t any noticeable lag while using the watch.

realme Watch 3 Software and Hardware Version

Getting around the watch is pretty simple. On the home screen, just swipe down to access quick settings and swipe up to see your notification stream. Swipe left or right on the screen to see widgets. You can also press down on the watch screen and you can change the watch faces. You can also opt for grids of small icons or list styles for the menu.

Health Monitoring

The realme Watch 3 has an all-day comprehensive health monitoring. This feature makes it more efficient for users to keep track of their health with the 24/7 heart rate monitor, stress monitor, and sleep detection and tracking.

realme Watch 3 Heart Rate Monitor

In addition, the realme Watch 3 can also measure the Blood Oxygen Level, has a Reminder to Drink Water, as well as a Women's Special monitoring with its menstrual cycle tracking once set by the user.

realme Watch 3 Comprehensive Health Monitoring

Sports Modes and Bluetooth Calling

The realme Watch 3 also supports 110+ sports modes to ensure that users have a good level of tracking and provides seamless adjustment in their health routines.

realme Watch 3 Sports Modes

Also, new to realme’s Watch series is the addition of a Bluetooth calling feature. The device is equipped with a single chip that is capable of dual-mode Bluetooth. This means that users can enjoy both basic functions of a smartwatch while using the mobile voice calling at the same time, directly through the realme Watch 3's microphone and speaker.

realme Watch 3 Bluetooth Calling

Battery and Magnetic Charger

With a 340mAh battery, the realme Watch 3’s battery can last up to 7 days of casual use. 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 3 Battery

When it’s time to charge, the magnetic charging cable makes it easier to charge the watch. All you need is to place the watch flat and make sure that both metal pads on the back are aligned with the metal tip of the charging head. It takes around 2 hours and a half to fully charge the watch.

realme Watch 3 Specifications

1.8-inch (240 x 286) touchscreen color display, 207ppi
22mm removable wrist strap
Heart rate and Blood oxygen sensor
IP68 Dust and Water Resistance
3-axis accelerometer
Bluetooth 5.3 / realme Link App
340mAh battery, 7 days battery life
45 x 37 x 11.5mm (dimension)
40g (weight)
Colors: Black and Grey

Price and Availability

The realme Watch 3 retails for Php3,499 SRP, and as an early bird offer, it will be available for Php1,200 OFF (Php2,299) from August 26-28 on Shopee and August 28-31 on Lazada.


The realme Watch 3 is a very good smartwatch having checked all the basic features and comes with a lot of extra features in this price range - a 1.8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth calling, support for many types of sports modes, and its comprehensive range of health monitoring functions. The realme Watch 3 also boasts a robust built quality and a premium feel for its price.

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

realme Watch 3 Verdict

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