​Realme Band 2 lands in Asia with big upgrade

All new band makes big improvements
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The Realme Band 2 has launched in Asia, and the budget fitness tracker has gotten a big upgrade.

The screen has received the biggest attention, and the size has left from a 0.96-inch display to a 1.4-inch.

It looks similar to devices like the Huawei Band 6 and Honor Band 6, both of which have reviewed well in our testing.

And the Realme Band 2 is also a bit of a powerhouse in terms of health features.

The heart rate monitor included SpO2 tracking, for monitoring blood oxygen levels.

And there’s support for 90 workout profiles, although there’s no GPS here. That means these profiles are largely just tracking of time and heart rate – albeit tagged with the right type of exercise.

And it’s water resistant to 50 meters, so will be good for a dip in the pool. However, there’s no word on swimming tracking specifically, or what that entails.

​Realme Band 2 lands in Asia with big upgrade

The health features continue, with stress monitoring and menstrual logging all part of the ecosystem, along with sleep tracking and the usual fitness band fayre.

Battery life is quoted at 12 days, which is more than the 10 days quoted on the original Realme Band. However, we always take these numbers with a pinch of salt.

It’s a big upgrade from the original Realme Band, which was extremely basic and hard to recommend even at its $20 price tag. We also found issues with sports tracking performance and the accuracy of its sensors, but at this price tag, it’s aimed at those with only a passing interest in their daily activity and sleep.

The Band 2 is only available at Malaysia right now, so it’s hard to tell if it will retain the same super-low price tag. If it comes in at $20 when it lands outside of Asia, then it could be a very compelling purchase.

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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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