Realme could be about to drop more new smartwatches, after sequels to its current devices showed up in source code.
The Tech Guy spotted a mention of the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro in source code for the Realme app, which shows that new devices are indeed on the way.
The Realme Watch led the charge of the $50 smartwatch when it was globally launched last summer. It features a more basic 1.4-inch screen, sports tracking modes, activity and sleep tracking and a week of battery life.
It got a three star score from our review, although it has quickly dated with the current deluge of budget smartwatches.
Realme Watch 2 & Realme Watch 2 Pro spotted in the codes of the realme link application. pic.twitter.com/6RHFRQVfjX
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Since its launch it’s fair to say there’s been a full on assault on the sub-$100 smartwatch market.
The Amazfit Bip U has arrived in North America with an enhanced screen that blows the Realme Watch out of the water. And there’s a Pro variant with GPS for just $69.99.
We’ve also seen the Ticwatch GTX also challenge the Realme at $59.
Xiaomi is also prepped to release the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite, for which pricing is still unclear.
So it’s interesting to see that Realme is already plotting a follow-up device.
We’d welcome a boost in screen quality and the addition of GPS would also make it a really compelling device.