A basic watch that offers good value
Basic smartwatches are gradually replacing fitness bands Because they offer a larger screen that helps you organize your data nicely and makes it easier for consumers to interact with the interface. Realme’s lifestyle brand Dizo has launched a series of such basic smartwatches and we have Dizo Watch 2 sports on top of Dizo Watch 2.
Priced at Rs. I’ve been testing it for a week now and in this review, I will help you decide if it is a smartwatch that suits your specific needs.
Dizo Watch 2 Sports Price and Specification
- Display: 1.69-inch, 240 x 240, 600 nits
- Battery: up to 10 days, 120 minutes charge time
- Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate sensor, SpO2
- Features: 5 ATM water resistance, 110+ sports mode, blood oxygen and heart rate monitor
- Compatible: Android and iOS
- Price: INR 2,499
Dizo Watch 2 Sports: Design and Display
Compared to the Dizo Watch 2, the sports model has some subtle design differences. It includes a flatter side frame, flatter bottom, redesigned action buttons and a wide strap. When it comes to wearable design, finesse is important and I would say these changes make the Watch 2 look more sporty and comparatively better.
Dizo Watch 2 Sports (R) vs Dizo Watch 2 (L)
We have a gray color option with a chrome finish side frame and a gray rubber strap. It is made entirely of plastic but still looks quite premium and stylish, especially considering the bargain you want to make for it.
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I have never felt comfortable wearing a watch in bed, but without it this light smartwatch has not caused any discomfort during the day and during workouts. The rubber strap is replaceable and does not irritate the skin during workouts.
It is also 5ATM water-resistant so it can handle light splashes and sweat for sure. You can also wear it while taking a shower or swimming (at a depth of 50 meters for 30 minutes), but the DJO has added a claim that if you press the side button under the water, the water-resistant will not hold.
The display of the Dizo Watch 2 Sports is a 1.69-inch LCD panel that has decent contrast and is bright enough to be exposed to direct sunlight. In fact, the screen is even clearer at 66% brightness. Users can set the screen time to 5 to 30 seconds, but there is no option for auto-brightness or always-on mode.
DJO Watch 2 Sports: Software and Apps
Dizo Watch 2 Sports software is quite basic. Not that it has lost its features – the Dizo Watch 2 sports has everything I expected or often needed. But the customization options are fairly limited.
For example, I want to customize quick setting tiles with options like ‘Find My Phone’ or my favorite workout that I need most often. With my favorite choices the option of replacing the already downloaded watch dials on the watch would make more sense. And there should have been an option to decide which primary watch face tiles could be swapped for a user to keep in the watch. These are not options that you can easily find in the competition, which is why it seems a bit unfair to specifically refer to the DJO Watch 2 sports. But yes, the UI of the watch feels a bit unrefined.
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The watch connects to Android and iOS phones via the Dizo app, which offers a decent collection of watch dials and the option to add a customized. You can sync only one watch face of your choice with the watch at once. Users have the option to organize their favorite watch faces under the ‘My Dial’ tab in the phone app instead.
The app itself is quite simple and straightforward. As with most custom OS watches and Android, you need a bunch of permissions to make sure everything works smoothly. You can choose from apps installed on your phone that you want to sync notifications with the clock and enable manual call reminders. There is no substitute for responding to incoming messages on the clock. Incoming calls can be disconnected or muted directly from the clock.
Dizo advertises more than 110 workout modes and GPS route tracking. By default, the app has about 16 modes and you can sync more using the Dizo app, the option to do this was deeply buried and it took us a while before we finally found it.
The outdoor walking and outdoor walking modes I use most often are very well designed. You can also check the details like fat-burning time, heart rate range, speed and frequency of steps in the app. As a watch for newcomers, it would be better to explain the different metrics shown in the UI. For example, a user might want to know more about anaerobic tolerance or what is a steroid free.
Dizo Watch 2 Sports: Performance, accuracy and battery life
Initially, the Dizo Watch 2 is quite compatible with sports activity tracking. We mostly tested it with outdoor walking and outdoor running on the 500-meter track, and for every five kilometers, the Watch 2 Sports was 100 to 250 meters off. It is quite suitable for a basic wearable. It should be noted that the clock was off during the first workout session, but this may go away as a minor blip.
We tested heart rate measurement and SPO2 tracking against Dr. Morepen pulse oximeter and Dizo Watch 2 proved to be quite reliable for both sports.
We did not encounter any connectivity issues with Watch 2 Sports. The drops were quite rare. The downside of the basic software is that the battery life of the Watch 2 Sports will not be a problem. Even with automatic heart rate and SPO2 tracking turned on and more than 1 hour spent on workout tracking, the battery drop was no more than 10 percent per day. You can also extend your mileage by reducing the number of apps that sync notifications There are basic wearable things that promise long mileage, but the 10 marks are still quite decent in my opinion. A full charge takes about 2 hours.
Will you buy it?
You can’t expect too much to wear at R 500 (or less than $ 33), so the Dizo Watch 2 Sports is definitely overweight. It’s a good looking basic smartwatch that offers reliable activity tracking, decent battery mileage and a bright display.
On the downside, the Clock UI lacks customization options and finding what you’re looking for in the Dizo app isn’t always easy. However, these are flaws that we can easily excuse for the standard price. The software is still functional and reliable and is expected to be further refined with later updates. If you are limited by budget and are looking for a basic smartwatch, Dizo Watch 2 sports are worth considering.