Indian price range tech model RealMe has launched its first wearable – the Realme Band – a health tracker with a devoted mode for tracking cricket.
Unsurprisingly destined for the Indian market solely, it’s a transparent reply to the recognition of Xiaomi and its Mi Band vary, which has been an enormous hit throughout growing international locations.
Like the Mi Band collection it has coronary heart fee tracking and IP68 water resistance, and can observe 9 sports activities. Of course, there’s no GPS constructed in.
It has fairly a big display screen with a 0.9-inch, 160×80 decision, and watch faces that may be swapped from inside the associate app. The display screen will present notifications of calls and messages from the paired smartphone.
Aside from steps and coronary heart fee, it additionally acts as a sleep tracker, and can final 10 days on a single cost, which is fairly spectacular going.
And the key sauce? It prices just $20 (₹1,499) – which ought to greater than compete with the likes of Xiaomi. The Mi Band 3i, which Xiaomi launched for the Indian market final 12 months is barely much less at ₹1,299 ($2 cheaper), however does not have a coronary heart fee monitor, not to mention cricket tracking.
Budget health trackers have swallowed up the market in latest years, and Xiaomi’s repeated success with the Mi Band vary means it is set to launch the Mi Band 5 in June this 12 months.
And that’s contributed to an enormous decline in Fitbit’s market share over the previous three years, because it struggles to distinguish.
When manufacturers can promote trackers with coronary heart fee sensors for just $20, it’s exhausting to persuade folks to spend 5x extra to get a nicer app – despite the fact that high quality well being and wellness tracking is nothing with out the algorithms that monitor your stats.