Realme sub-brand DIZO has made its way to the Philippines and brought a couple of new accessories. Today, we’d be taking a look at the two of the best of them, the DIZO Watch 2 and Buds Z.
First, let’s talk about the DIZO Watch 2. It immediately got our attention right from the box. The packaging is noticeably thin, similar to what smartphones without chargers have. Opening the box reveals the equally compact watch.
DIZO crammed a lot of tech inside this Php1,999 watch. There’s the 1.69-inch colored touch screen, 10-day battery life, 5ATM water resistance, heart rate, and SpO2 monitoring, and can track 15 different sports modes.
Other functions include an alarm clock, weather, music control, breath training, find my phone and female health.
Now, first impressions on the watch itself. The body feels really premium thanks to its metal frame. It has some weight to it, but not too heavy, just enough to let you know that it’s built well. However, that’s almost put to waste due to the strap that feels a little cheap.
What I really liked is how surprisingly responsive the interface is. There are occasional lags here and there, but still better than other smartwatches at this price range. We also liked the large icons and texts on the entire interface, something that even the elders might also appreciate.
I paired the watch with my personal phone, the iPhone Xr, since the DIZO app thankfully works with iOS devices. Here you can see all the data recorded by the watch itself as well as download a bunch of watch faces.
The Watch 2 also has a remote trigger function, but you have to use the dedicated camera inside the DIZO app.
All in all, the DIZO Watch 2 looks like a pretty complete package for the price. It has a clean design and premium build, a responsive interface, all the basic features, and as long as the activity and health tracking features work well, it should be a pretty sweet deal.
Now, let’s go to the DIZO Buds Z. These TWS earphones have a really cheap and plasticky build, which isn’t surprising considering that it only costs Php1,499.
It does have a reflective touch panel that shines with light, a nice touch that we do appreciate. Let’s see if it actually fits in my ears and sounds nice.
I immediately swapped to the largest ear tips like I always do. After only a couple of tries, I was able to fit it securely to my ears. That’s actually quite impressive since I’ve always had big issues with the fit in earbuds like these.
As for the sound quality, well, they’re fine, especially when you consider the price. Bass lovers would appreciate the oomph it provides, which is quite standard for in-ear earphones. Albeit, it lacks clarity, especially in the highs and the mids.
Each bud has touch-sensitive panels that let you play/pause music, skip, or answer/reject calls. The controls work surprisingly well once you get used to where to tap them. Sadly, it lacks an auto-play/pause function when you take off the buds.
The DIZO Buds Z also has 88ms Super Low Latency mode for better audio-video sync when gaming or watching videos. The company also claims that it has a total battery life of 16hrs and charges via a USB Type-C. As long as those features hold up, the Buds Z is a good contender in the saturated market of budget TWS earphones.