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Dizo Watch 2 Review

Overview

Realme’s sub-brand Dizo has been busy releasing new products in the audio and fitness segments since its recent arrival in the Philippines. While the majority of its early products were rebranded as Realme units, the company has since launched numerous new products that are distinctive to the brand. One such product is the Dizo Watch 2. It appears to be a Realme Watch 2 at first glance, but it is not. So, let’s take a look at what makes it distinctive and what doesn’t.

Few of the recently-launched Dizo products.

So, to give you some idea whether the Dizo Watch 2 is a decent fitness watch or not, below are the eight (8) aspects you should be aware of.

Extremely affordable price tag

Getting the cost out of the way now will allow the rest of the story to make sense. The Dizo Watch 2 is presently available for P1,599 with a one-year guarantee as part of a promotional deal. Because it is merely an entry-level fitness watch, the price is really reasonable for what it provides. If you’re new to fitness wearables and want to try out a fitness band, this is a good choice.

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Impressive build quality and wearability

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Its rectangular shape isn’t very distinctive, but the build quality and finish make it appear more premium than its price tag would suggest. Instead of plastic in this price range, the producer has used zinc alloy. As a result, the watch is a little heavier, but it also adds roughly 50 grams to the overall weight with straps, which isn’t the lightest. The watch has a 5ATM water-resistant rating, so you may use it while swimming.

The silicone straps feel good around the wrist, and there was no skin irritation even though I wore them all day. A standard 22 mm width is used for the straps.

Awesome display

The Dizo Watch 2 has a touchscreen display with a 1.69-inch screen. The resolution of this screen was not disclosed. The display has color reproduction that is good and so is the sharpness of the picture. In fact, it is surprisingly good for a cheap watch with a good amount of pixels.

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A 2.5D glass protects the screen from scratches and fits in perfectly with the chrome rim. It has five brightness settings, with level three being sufficient for indoor use. When outdoors, you should raise it to level four or five to make it visibly readable. To turn on the display, either flick your wrist or push the single physical button on the right. Flick to wake is slow to respond, with the fastest response time being two seconds. This is one part of the display that I didn’t care for, and I’ll come back to it later in the review.

Straightforward UI and Dizo app

DIZO App

The watch’s interface is easy to understand for new users. Swipe down for alerts, up for apps library, right for quick settings, and left for a few widgets like daily activity progress, heart rate, sleep details, weather updates, music playback, etc. Swiping right in a menu sends you back. The physical button can be used to switch on or off the screen or move to the home screen.

In the app drawer, you can display a grid of small icons or a list of all watch functions. The UI is fast and smooth. Unlike the Redmi Watch, the transition effects are minimal. No more apps can be installed, like with most watches in this price range.

Dizo features its own companion app called Dizo App, which replaces the Realme Link app. It’s as basic as it gets. Aside from watch settings and watch faces, you get five tiles that show your daily activity (steps, distance, calories burnt), latest workout, sleep, heart rate, and last checked SpO2 level. Expect brief reports if you tap on either of those squares. Due to the watch’s restricted functionality, I wouldn’t want to rate the app’s capabilities.

Fitness features are basic

The Dizo Watch 2 is reasonable and does not promise the world. The watch features a PPG heart rate sensor that can monitor all day, unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how modify the frequency.

There is also less than 5% margin of error for a watch without GPS. Also, it is conservative in its reporting of distance traveled. The watch can also track your sleep, which works well but is basic. You only receive deep sleep, light sleep, and waking time, no REM. No stress tracking, but again, this is a sub-P2,500 fitness watch. But there’s menstrual tracking for the female end users.

The accompanying app has further details about your exercise activities. You are reminded to drink water and move about while sitting for too long. Beyond the fitness features, you get music controls, a remote camera shutter, and call notifications (silence or reject calls). Your phone also sends you alerts, which you may read on the watch’s screen but not reply to.

Respectable battery life

Dizo promises that the Watch 2 can last for 10 days on a full charge, and the estimate is spot-on.

I was able to squeeze almost ten days’ worth of use out of it by setting the screen brightness to three, just receiving SMS and email notifications, and tracking my fitness and sleep for 30 minutes each day.

That’s an astounding amount of power! Even if you wear it to bed every day, it may only last eight days, which is absolutely satisfactory.

SpO2 sensor is so-so

The Dizo Watch 2 has a SpO2 sensor, as do most fitness watches these days, but the readings are inaccurate. It would frequently tell me that my blood oxygen values were in the 92 to 94 range, despite clinical oximeter readings of 98-99. I’m not sure if it’s just my device, but it’s always best not to take SpO2 sensors in low-cost watches too seriously. This feature has a lot of room for improvement.

DIZO Watch 2 specs

1.69-inch, 2.5D curved TFT-LCD touch display
52.5 grams including the strap
20mm strap
PPG heart-rate sensor, blood-oxygen sensor
Over 15 sports modes
260mAh battery with magnetic charging, up to 10 days battery life
5ATM water resistance
Bluetooth
Android 5.0 or later, iOS 10.0 or later
Colors: Classic Black, Ivory White, Golden Pink

DIZO Watch 2 price (Philippines)

The DIZO Watch 2 has a list price of P1,999 (USD40) in the Philippines, with an introductory price of P1,599 (USD31) till February 14. You can purchase it in Classic Black, Ivory White, and Golden Pink from DIZO’s flagship store on Lazada, as well as DIZO stores and partner retailers nationwide.

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Conclusion

Overall, the Dizo Watch 2 is a nice affordable fitness watch for individuals searching for basic functions like step counting, heart rate monitoring, and notifications. It’s excellent to have long battery life and 5ATM water resistance. It does have a few flaws, but given its low price, some of them are simply tolerated. It’s a great choice for fitness bands because the prices are comparable, but you get a larger screen and a longer battery life.

Tito Raffy

is Rafael Pedrajita offline. He is the founder of Tech Patrol. He's been a freelancer and a blogger since March of 2010. He married a beautiful woman named Amor. You can follow him on his Social Media accounts in the links below.
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