Best Fitness Bands In India (August 2020)

by | Aug 18, 2020

With the ever-changing food and living habits, maintaining a healthy diet has become a tedious exercise.

That’s where a solid workout schedule comes to play.

Having a fitness band makes your workouts easier and on point with accurate data and related statistics.

Fitness trackers include sensors that measure each and every activity including the body metabolism and gives you an exact sketch of your workout.

This helps save a lot of time and effort, by giving details about your daily exercise routines.

Here’s to those fitness-minded freaks, a list of nine best fitness trackers available in the Indian market that comes with industry-leading tech and unmatched durability.

Best Fitness Bands in India

1. Fitbit Charge 3Overall Best Pick
2. Garmin Vivofit 4Runner-Up Pick
3. Mi Smart Band 4Best Budget Fitness Tracker
4. Honor Band 5Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
5. Mi Smart Band 3iBest Battery Life
6. Sonata RushBest Rugged Fitness Band
7. Realme Band Best Comfort-Fit Fitness Tracker
8. Samsung Galaxy Fit eHonourable Mention

 

1. Fitbit Charge 3

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Overall Best Pick
  • Precision sensors
  • Robust build quality
  • Durable and lightweight design

Fitbit is a frontrunner in fitness tracking devices in the entire world.

Renowned for their sensor accuracy and the companion app robustness, the Fitbit Charge 3 offers unparalleled exercise and metabolism tracking, 24 x 7.

Design and Build Quality

The Fitbit Charge 3 isn’t like anything out there in the market when it comes to design and aesthetics. This device is primarily meant to be a fitness tracker and nothing else.

The minimal design and easy to use touchscreen leave no trace of confusion on how to operate it. The hard rubber strap is thick and offers excellent durability in the long term. This thick strap might feel uncomfortable for those who have thin wrists.

Display

The Fitbit Charge 3 features a 0.88-inch grayscale OLED display with a resolution of 96 x 32 pixels. The display is of very high quality and gives information about the vital statistics without any bells and whistles.

Being an OLED display, the screen offers excellent contrast levels. The blacks are deep and dark, comfortable enough for the display to be legible in the direct sunlight.

This relatively small display helps in having no distractions during your workouts.

Hardware Features

The Fitbit Charge 3 comes with a 24 x 7 dynamic heart rate monitor, 3- axis accelerometer and an altimeter for those who love hiking.

The all-time on optical heart rate monitor is very accurate and offers constant monitoring of your body’s metabolism during different workout exercises.

The measurement of calories burnt and steps taken are on point and offers excellent accuracy consistently. The regular sleep monitoring options are available on this fitness tracker as well.

Miscellaneous

There isn’t any inbuilt GPS on this fitness tracker but instead, it uses assisted GPS on your smartphone to track and map the routes you have walked.

The Fitbit app is feature-rich and is the best among all other apps on either iOS store or play store.

The always-on heart rate monitor is quite useful but it comes at the cost of extra battery usage.

The Fitbit Charge 3 comes with IP68 certification. It can be used outside in rain but with caution.

Battery Life

The Fitbit Charge 3 features a Li-Po battery that lasts for 7 days on a single charge.

It takes 1-2 hours for this battery to charge from empty to 100%.

Verdict

If you want a genuine quality fitness tracker with precise workout data output and nothing else fancy, the Fitbit Charge 3 is the one to check out.

The high-quality precise sensors and the always-on heart rate monitor makes this device one of the best fitness trackers available in the market right now.

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Water-resistant up to 50m

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15+ exercise modes

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Real-time cardio tracking

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No built-in GPS

 Specifications

Display0.88- greyscale OLED
StrapHard rubber
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery LifeUP to 7 Days
Water resistanceYes, UP to 50m

2.Garmin Vivofit 4

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Move IQ automatic workout tracking
  • One year battery life
  • Feature-rich companion app

Garmin is a well-acclaimed GPS technology-assisted navigation equipment manufacturer in the whole world.

The company has now indulged itself in making fitness bands and the Vivofit 4 is one of their entry-level offerings in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Garmin Vivofit 4 is perhaps the cutest looking fitness bands available in the market right now. The ultra-small fitness tracker enclosed within the textured silicone strap makes it look cool and attractive.

The metallic paint coated single control button stands out from the rest of the body and adds to the visual appeal of this device.

Overall, the Garmin Vivofit 4 feels extremely lightweight and comfortable in the hands, even for longer periods and not only when you do the workouts.

Display

This fitness tracker has an always-on 0.35-inch colour display that offers excellent sunlight readability.

Although the display is small, the fonts and animations are sufficiently large and can be easily understood with just a glance.

The intelligent backlight technology helps in significant battery savings. The single button navigation upfront helps to cruise through the UI effortlessly.

Hardware Features

First things first, the Garmin Vivofit 4 doesn’t have a heart rate sensor. Instead, it does feature a precise accelerometer inside that accurately tracks your steps.

The steps counter and sleep monitor works flawlessly and is one of the most accurate in the market at this price point.

You are given a personalized daily step goal based on your workout history and the device motivates you to follow the routine to achieve the target.

The Move IQ feature from Garmin automatically detects the workout and starts tracking the statistics on its own.

This solves a fundamental problem with most people who forget to switch on the tracker during their workouts.

This device can withstand light rains and is water-resistant up to 50m.

Miscellaneous

This device comes with a variety of useful tools on board that enhances usability. The weather widget offers a one-touch overview of the climate around.

You can even set the alarm on this fitness band. It can double up as a stopwatch and even a lost phone finder when paired with the phone via Bluetooth.

Battery Life

The Garmin Vivofit 4 is powered by a button cell battery that doesn’t need the normal frequent charging.

The Vivofit 4 is rated to last for a full 1-year on a single battery after which you can swap it to further use the device.

Verdict

The Garmin Vivofit 4 is a budget fitness tracker with the world-class build quality and sensor accuracy.

The always-on display and the one-year battery life makes it a perfect companion for your trips and adventure hikes.

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Always-on a colour display

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Personalized activity tracking

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Interchangeable Straps

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No heart rate sensor

 Specifications

Display0.35-inch
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorNo
Battery Life1 Year
Water ResistanceUp to 50m

3. Mi Smart Band 4

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Best Budget Fitness Tracker
  • Gorgeous colour OLED display
  • Up to 20 days of battery life
  • Adequately accurate sensor data

Mi Smart Band series is perhaps the best selling smart fitness bands in India for a while now.

Affordability and the feature richness of these fitness trackers from Xiaomi are quite unparalleled in the budget segment, to be honest.

The Mi Smart Band 4 is currently the flagship Mi Smart Band product available for purchase in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.2,500.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi Smart Band 4 looks and feels just like its predecessor – the Mi Band 3.

There are some improvements and refinements in terms of fit and finish here and there and the overall build quality is exceptional for the price.

The TPU soft rubber strap is very comfortable to be worn around the wrists without any sort of skin irritation.

This band weighs just 22g, which will make it unnoticeable even if you wear it all the time in your hand.

The straps are interchangeable and come in different colour options for you to choose from.

The only gripe we have about the Mi Smart Band 4 design is about its charging setup. You still need to connect the tracker module with the proprietary pogo pin cradle to juice up.

Xiaomi could have gone with an integrated USB port just like that of many fitness trackers in the segment.

This budget fitness tracker from Xiaomi is water-resistant up to 5atm, making it usable outdoors without having to be afraid about the elements.

Display

The Mi Smart Band 4 features a 0.95” colour OLED display. This display can be said to be the best in class in terms of colour accuracy, readability and touch response.

There is an option to manually increase/decrease the brightness if you feel the OLED display is dim outdoors.

The swipe gestures vertically across the display feel very intuitive for everyday usage. The icons and font are designed to be legible and attractive.

Sensors

The Mi Smart Band 4 comes with a slew of health and wellness tracking features including a heart rate monitor.

The heart rate sensor is very consistent for the price and gives you a rough estimate of your body metabolism rate.

The band will also alert you of unusual spikes in the heart rate if you have turned on the 24/7 monitoring mode.

The daily activity tracking includes step counter, sleep tracking and much more which can be easily analyzed with the help of Mi fit app.

Miscellaneous

The Mi Smart Band 4 can display up to 10 incoming messages on the band, which is more helpful than just the alerts.

This fitness band comes with a music player control mode, where you can adjust the volume/skip tracks and much more directly from the band without ever touching the phone.

Battery Life

Xiaomi claims the Mi Smart Band 4 is rated to last up to 20 days on a single charge.

You can expect anywhere from 10-15 days of battery life even with heavy usage with this band.

Verdict

The Mi Smart Band 4 is one of the best, if not the best fitness trackers available for purchase in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.2,500.

The long-lasting battery life, gorgeous OLED display and the overall build quality make this band a clear winner in its price segment.

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Elegant design

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Robust build quality

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Integrated media controls

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No direct USB charging option

 Specifications

Display0.95″ OLED
StrapThermoplastic polyurethane
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery Life20 Days
Water ResistanceUp to 50m

4. Honor Band 5

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Feature-Rich Fitness Tracker
  • 0.95-inch OLED colour display
  • Up to 14 days of battery life
  • Accurate sleep tracking

The Honor Band 5 as a minor update to its predecessor the popular Honor band 4.

Priced under Rs.3,000, this is one of the feature-rich smart fitness trackers available in India with one of the best sleep tracking algorithms.

Design and Build Quality

The Honor band 5 looks and feels much more premium than the Mi band 4 honestly.

“The rectangle-shaped dial is very practical and the extra width of the same help inefficient use of screen real estate.”

The textured silicone trap is thick enough to withstand rough usage without fail. The belt lock mechanism ensures a tight fit around the wrist as well.

Even though the charging is via the pogo pins, the special cradle charger doesn’t require you to remove the tracker module from the strap-like in the case of Mi band 4.

The Honor band 5 is water-resistant up to 5atm, making it suitable for outdoor usage even in adverse weather conditions.

Display

The Honor Band 5 features a 0.95-inch OLED colour touchscreen display with a pixel density of 282ppi.

This display is bright enough for effortless outdoor usage. The colours look vivid and punch and the contrast levels are excellent.

Thanks to the sensitive touch screen panel, menu navigation is very intuitive. There is a capacitive button in the bottom of the display to go back to the main screen from within any menu item on a single tap.

Honor has included multiple watch faces which can be swapped according to your preference.

Sensors

The Honor band comes with a dynamic heart rate sensor and SpO2 monitor onboard.

This heart rate sensor can be turned on for real-time tracking if you wish to have that but at the expense of battery life.

The data from these sensors are reasonably accurate for non-medical use cases.

Sleep tracking is one area where the Honor band excels. The Huawei Trusleep algorithm tracks sleep much better and accurate than almost all other fitness trackers in this price segment.

Miscellaneous

The Huawei Health app is thoughtfully designed to show you the summary of aggregated data from the tracker in a very intuitive manner.

The Honor band 5 features smart music and media controls which will let you control your smartphone music player, right from the tracker itself.

You can see incoming call and message notifications directly on this band, thanks to the smart notifications feature.

Battery Life

Honor claims this smartband to last for up to 14 days on a single full charge.

But in a realistic use case scenario, expect to get anywhere between 8-10 days of moderate usage.

The honor band 5 can be charged using the supplied charging dock in a jiffy.

Verdict

Honor band 5 is a budget smart fitness band with the decent build quality and good sensor accuracy.

This fitness tracker is the best out there in terms of sleep tracking under a budget of Rs.3,000.

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Up to 50m water resistance

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Multiple watch faces

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Easy to use Huawei health app

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Remote shutter works with Honor devices only

 Specifications

Display0.95″ POLED Display
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery LifeUp to 14 Days
Water ResistanceYes, Up to 50 m

5. Mi Smart Band 3i

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Best Battery Life
  • 20 days of battery life
  • Feature-rich Mi fit app 
  • OLED display

Mi fitness bands are always one of the best sellers in the smart wearables category in India. The company has a loyal fan following eagerly waiting for new product releases and religiously purchases the same.

The Mi Smart Band 3i is a trimmed down version of the Mi Band 3, aimed at starters to the fitness band scene.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi Smart Band 3i is designed with simplicity in mind and the minimal design will appeal to the youth.

The soft silicone rubber strap is one of the most comfortable straps we have come across in a budget smart fitness band.

This strap has a cutout for the actual tracker to rest inside, which makes sure the tracker won’t tip-off from the strap no matter how hard you move your wrist around.

The textured single button control helps you navigate through the options quickly and effortlessly.

Xiaomi also certifies that this smartband has gone through several steps of durability testing to ensure the device stays functional for a longer period.

Sensor Details

The accelerometer sensor inside with improved fitness tracking algorithms works excellently to provide accurate measurements.

It tracks your steps, calories burnt and monitors the sleep cycle precisely.

The Mi fit app supplements these readings by providing a complete report on your metabolic rate in an appealing UI to the eyes.

Display

This smart band comes equipped with a 0.6-inch OLED display. This display has been UV treated and comes with a special coating to resist scratches and smudges.

The OLED panel is sufficiently bright and offers acceptable outdoor performance.

Miscellaneous

The Mi Smart Band 3i is IP certified and tested for water resistance up to 50m under lab conditions.

This device can also be used to unlock your device without requiring a login credential, provided that you have given administrator access for the Mi fit app.

The Mi Smart Band 3i used Bluetooth v4.2 for wireless connection with the host device.

Battery Life

The 110mAh Li-ion battery inside the Mi band 3i lasts for a whopping 20 days of usage, thanks to the OLED display.

Verdict

The Mi Smart Band 3i is for those who would like to own a Mi smartband but doesn’t have a budget to afford the newer Mi Smart Band 3.

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Minimal and elegant design

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Accurate sensor

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UV treated scratch resistant display

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No heart rate monitoring

 Specifications

Display0.6″ OLED
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorNo
Battery LifeUp to 20 Days
Water ResistanceUp to 50m

6. Sonata Rush

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Best Rugged Fitness Band
  • OLED display
  • 7-day battery life
  • IPX6 water and dust resistance

Sonata is a household name to the Indian consumers, thanks to the affordable watches from the company which is under the Titan brand.

The Sonata Rush is a new step towards fitness-based smart wearables from Titan, targeting the health-conscious youth in the country.

Design and Build Quality

The Sonata Rush smart band is built using premium materials to ensure its longevity in Indian conditions.

The TPU strap looks unique with its textured design and feels comfortable in hand.

The strap can be easily swapped or removed depending upon your preference.

The rubber texture on the back of the fitness tracker sits flush on your wrist and doesn’t induce any sort of skin irritation whatsoever.

The clip mechanism on the strap has adequate holes to ensure that this smartband fits on to your wrists, no matter how big or small it is.

Sensors

The Rush smartband comes equipped with the bare minimum of sensors required for a fitness tracker. However, retailing at a price under Rs.1000, this isn’t a dealbreaker.

The accelerometer inside this smartband delivers precise readings and tracks your physical activities for accurate workout metrics.

The sleep and step tracker works fine and without any issues.

Step tracking is done by approximately counting the number of hand movements instead of the actual steps you will be taking.

The dedicated smartphone app has an intuitive design and effortlessly displays all the necessary information at a single glance.

Display

This smartband from Sonata comes with a 0.8-inch OLED display. This display has a respectable resolution of 128 x 80 pixels.

It gets sufficiently bright in outdoor conditions to ensure visibility even under direct sunlight.

The capacitive physical button below the display helps you navigate through the menus and options easily.

Miscellaneous

The Sonata rush smartband is certified IPX6 water and dust resistant. You can take this band outdoors no matter what the weather conditions are like.

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.2, this device syncs with the smartphone with minimal energy consumption.

Battery Life

The rush smartband is powered by an 80mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery pack which lasts for up to seven days of usage on a single charge.

Since the fitness tracker comes with a micro USB port integrated into the chassis, the charging process is as easy as plugging the device directly on to the laptop or a portable power bank.

Verdict

If you have a limited budget but want to try out the fitness band ecosystem, the SOnat rush smartband is a great choice, to begin with.

The OLED display and the 7-day battery life along with a precise accelerometer sensor is very well worth a thousand bucks you spend on this device.

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Affordable

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Elegant design

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Lightweight

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No touch-enabled display

 Specifications

Display0.8″ OLED
StrapTPU
Heart Rate SensorNo
Battery LifeUp to 7 Days
Water ResistanceIPX6

7. Realme Band

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Best Comfort Fit Fitness Band
  • Decent sensor accuracy
  • Realtime app notifications
  • Up to 8 days of battery life

Realme is a sub-brand of Oppo, which has been recently competing with Xiaomi’s Redmi series smartphones with amazing value for money devices.

This time though, Realme has decided to carve a chunk out of Xiaomi’s Mi band sales with the all-new Realme band.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme Band, designwise, looks like any other fitness tracker in its price range. The plastic body with silicone straps is nothing much to write about.

The entire construction feels average but justifies the price tag of Rs.1,500.

However, one aspect where the Realme band stands out is wearing comfort. The silicone strap though thin is very sturdy and can be used for long hours without any irritation.

The buckle too is sturdy and makes the band fit snug with the wrist.

Sensors

The realme band comes with a dynamic heart rate sensor, which to say isn’t the best in the segment, but returns decent metrics.

This budget fitness band from Realme comes with the usual features such as a step counter, calorie calculator and sedentary reminder.

Display

The realme band features a 0.96-inch TFT colour LCD. The brightness levels are pretty low, even for indoors to be honest.

However, the whole UI looks intuitive and easy to understand, even for beginners.

This isn’t a touchscreen but one with a single capacitive button control at the bottom of the display.

Overall, the interface is responsive and looks OK, to say the least.

Miscellaneous

The Realme band can be paired with your Android smartphone with the help of the Realme link app.

This app displays all your training data in a glance. There are also different watch faces which you can set on your band according to your choice.

The realme band displays real-time call and message notifications, not only from system apps but also third-party apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

Additionally, the Realme band comes with IP68 dust and water resistance certification for outdoor use.

Battery Life

The Realme band comes with the normal USB charging mechanism instead of the tedious pogo pin setup found in Xiaomi bands.

The battery inside this budget fitness tracker lasts up to 8 days of usage on a single charge.

Verdict

The Realme Band is a decent choice for those who are looking for a budget fitness band with a heart rate sensor under Rs.1,500.

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USB charging

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Lightweight

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Comfortable silicone strap

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Average display brightness

 Specifications

Display0.96″ TFT LCD
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery LifeUp to 12 Days
Water ResistanceIP68

8. Samsung Galaxy Fit e

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 Honourable Mention
  • OLED display
  • 6 days of battery life
  • The IP67 water and dust resistance

Samsung Galaxy  Fit e is the cheapest wearable device from Samsung released recently in the Indian market.

This fitness band from Samsung offers excellent value for money features at such an affordable price tag.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy Fit e has a similar active fitness tracker design which resembles most other devices in its price range.

The removable strap is made from PU and is very lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The whole tracker weighs only 15g and one won’t even notice this device on his/her wrist.

The fit and finish, being a Samsung product is right on point and couldn’t have been better.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy Fit e comes with a 0.74-inch POLED display with a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels.

This black and white display offers decent brightness and being an OLED display, has excellent contrast levels with deep blacks and popping whites.

This is not a touch screen but you can tap on the screen to cycle between the screens.

Sensors

Samsung has included a heart rate sensor and an accelerometer in this budget fitness band.

The heart rate monitor is decently accurate for causal fitness purposes. The built-in accelerometer detects your movements and track steps as well as to aide in features such as raise to wake.

“Don’t always depend on the heart rate sensor for medical purposes. Please visit a certified doctor for accurate analysis.”

Miscellaneous

The Samsung Galaxy Fit e is controlled via the Samsung Health app on your smartphone.

Available in both play store and iOS store, this feature-rich app lets you control the tracker right from your smartphone without much hassle.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy Fit e has a 70mAh battery inside to power the display and the sensors.

This battery will last for about 6 days on a single charge and takes about 2 hours to charge from empty to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy Fit e is a feature-rich, yet affordable fitness band priced competently under Rs.2000.

With the robust build quality and decent battery life, this OLED display tracker will prove to be a worthy companion in your fitness exercises.

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Reliable brand

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Polished fit and finish

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1-year warranty

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No colour display

 Specifications

Display0.74″ POLED
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery LifeUp to 6 Days
Water ResistanceIP67

This concludes our list for the best fitness trackers in India article. If you’re yet to zero in on one of the devices, do check out our best fitness trackers under Rs.3000 and the best fitness trackers under Rs.2000 article for more choices.

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