Realme Watch 3 Pro is a new contender from the brand in the smartwatch market. It is priced slightly higher than the previous version at Rs. 4,999 and brings significant upgrades on paper. Let’s test this smartwatch to its limit and see if it is worthy of an upgrade over the previous generation in our full Realme Watch 3 Pro review.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Full Review
The Realme Watch 3 Pro comes in a long box, like Apple Watch. You get the following items inside:
- Realme Watch 3 Pro
- Magnetic charger
- User manual
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Design and Build
Realme Watch 3 Pro comes with a square dial and I am not a very big fan of square watches. I would rather have fewer features on a round watch than a featureful square one. Anyways, that’s just my personal opinion about design; people who like square watches will love this design.
It gets a reflective chrome finish on the sides and the rear panel is made of polycarbonate material. The watch is available in two colors- Black and Grey. Both of them look mostly the same except for the straps.
The watch has a nice cover glass on the display with curved edges which feels nice while navigating through the watch’s interface. On the right, it gets a multifunctional button, and above it is the primary microphone hole.
The left side gets the opening for the loudspeaker and the rear packs in the sensors and charging points. The build quality is pretty solid and I liked that the watch is very lightweight even with a metal casing.
It weighs 40 grams and the maximum thickness is 11.7mm which is pretty good. The straps are made of soft material and it feels really nice on the skin. The straps can be replaced with any aftermarket 22mm straps available in the market.
It comes with a pin and buckle mechanism to fasten it on your wrist and it doesn’t move around on the wrist. Overall, I loved the design and build quality of the Realme Watch 3 Pro except for the glossy finish on the case which gives it a cheap feel.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Display
The display on the Realme Watch 3 Pro is a 1.78 inches AMOLED panel with 368×448 resolution. It flaunts a 500 nits peak brightness and the content is perfectly visible while using the watch outdoors.
Realme used a 60 Hz panel which keeps the user interface animations smooth- yes, it does make a difference in overall usage. The display also got a curved cover glass which not only looks great but also gives a really nice feel to the touch.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Features
Realme Watch 3 Pro comes with a lot of features to make it a great companion for your smartphone. You get all the typical smartwatch features like notifications and health features and there’s a calling feature as well which I elaborated on below. You can easily customize which notifications you want to appear on the watch from the app.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Sensors and Connectivity
The Realme Watch 3 Pro gets all the necessary sensors to monitor your health data and provide it to you through the app. It got an accelerometer sensor, heart rate, and blood oxygen saturation sensor. These sensors help monitor your heart rate, SpO2, stress, sleep, steps, and a lot of health-related numbers during workouts.
For connectivity, the watch got Bluetooth 5.3 which works great and quickly syncs the data with the phone. Furthermore, it equips a multi-system standalone GPS which lets you record your moments during workouts. The watch supports iOS and Android OS and it can be synced through the Realme Link app.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Bluetooth Calling
It comes with a calling feature and you can do everything from the watch itself. It got three features- Call History, Frequently Used Contacts, and Dialpad. You can check call history in the first option and make calls to saved contacts which you can add using the Realme Link app.
You get a dial pad as a third option to make calls to any number you want. Another amazing feature is that you get a keypad using calls which comes in handy during automated IVR calls.
The call quality is very good and you can clearly hear the next person through the watch’s loudspeaker. It gets only one microphone but works pretty great and cancels some noise if you are outside. During my testing, the calling feature worked perfectly fine and I got no issues from this feature.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Watch UI & App Experience
The Realme Watch 3 Pro comes with a proprietary OS based on RTOS and it feels very responsive, all thanks to the 60Hz display panel of the watch. It got a quick settings page, a notification page, and widgets that can be customized from the app. You can switch the watch faces from the watch and the app easily.
Realme Link is used to syncing the watch with your smartphone and it is available for both iOS and Android. This is the same app that you use to sync all the Realme IoT gadgets in your home. You can customize everything about the watch from this app and can even set custom watch faces. The app got a Health tap where all the health-related data rests.
Realme Watch 3 Pro: Battery and Charging
Realme has packed a sizeable 345 mAh cell to give you 10 days of battery backup. In my testing, you can easily get a week of battery backup if you don’t use GPS that much. If you do, the watch dies a bit earlier than a week. It comes with a magnetic charger that charges the watch’s battery in about 2 hours.
Pros and Cons
- Great build quality
- Snug and comfortable fit
- Smooth and sharp 60Hz display
- Calling feature with in-call keypad
- No dedicated app
- Prone to smudges
- No voice assistant
- Glossy sides steal away the premium feel
Realme Watch 3 Pro Review: Final Verdict
The Realme Watch 3 Pro brings a big upgrade to the table compared to its predecessor. The pricing is also perfect for the number of features that you get in this watch. If you are not much of a gym freak and looking for a calling feature, then look no further than Realm Watch 3 Pro. But if having something like Alexa is a priority, you can look forward to other options in the market like the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini.