Realme launch new smartwatch and wireless headphones in Australia
Ever since they entered the Aussie market less than two years ago, Realme has been pumping out tons of affordable yet powerful devices, including the killer mid-range Realme 7 Pro and the cheap ‘n’ cheerful Realme 6.
Today, the Chinese manufacturer announced its first two launches of 2021 – the Realme Buds Air Pro, a new pair of noise-cancelling, low-latency true wireless headphones, and a feature-packed, sub-$170 smartwatch, the Realme watch s.
The Buds Air Pro, successors to the original Buds Air, reportedly boast a massive 25 hours of battery life with the charging case. That comes down to a still-decent 20 hours with ANC (active noise cancellation) turned on, which can block out sounds of up to 35 decibels. Another flagship feature is the Buds Air Pro’s super-low latency. By switching on Gaming Mode, latency shrinks to as low as 94ms, meaning far smoother audio-visual sync. The Buds Air Pro are available in two colours: Soul White and Rock Black.
The watch s is Realme’s latest foray into smartwatches, sporting a 1.3-inch circular touchscreen which automatically adjusts brightness depending on your surroundings and two choices of strap material in seven colours – a silicone strap in black, orange, green or blue, and a vegan leather strap in brown, blue or green. A single charge can reportedly take you through 15 days of ongoing heart rate monitoring, regular workouts and receiving notifications. With 16 sports modes, sleep tracking and a blood oxygen monitor, the Realme watch s seems to be more on the fitness tracker side of the smartwatch spectrum, with no NFC or call/text response features, but given its budget price point, it sounds like a great entry-level device.
The Realme Buds Air Pro retail for $199 and the Realme watch s for just $179. Both go on sale from February 4 and will be available through the Realme e-store, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Bing Lee, Amazon, Catch and more.