Best Fitness Bands In India (October 2019)

by | Sep 27, 2019

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 six 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 Viovosmart HR+Small and Compact Fitness Band
3. Mi Band 4Best Budget Fitness Tracker
4. Honor Band 5Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
5. Fastrack Reflex 2.0Rugged Fitness Band
6. Mi Band HRXHonorable Mention

1. Fitbit Charge 3

fitbit-charge-3
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 0.8-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 Life7 Days
Water resistanceYes, Up to 50m

2. Garmin Vívofit 4

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Small and Compact Fitness Band
  • 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 of time and not only when you do the workouts.

Display

This fitness tracker has an always-on 0.88-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 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 50 m

3. Mi Band 4

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Best Budget Fitness Tracker
  • Accurate daily activity tracker
  • 24/7 heart rate sensor
  • Up to 20 days of battery life

Xiaomi was one of the first companies to bring in a fitness band to the country with their original Mi band. It didn’t have a screen and came with LED indicators instead at that time.

The Mi band 4 is the latest and greatest fitness tracker Xiaomi has recently released in the country.

Improving upon the design and features of its predecessors, the Mi band 4 beats the competition with a punch.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi band 4 has the same design principle that its younger siblings came with.

The curves around the tracker module is a bit more subtle and look very classy at all angles.

The silicone strap is lightweight and comfortable to wear around. There are straps in different colours available to purchase from the Mi store.

There is a soft capacitive button that is a bit recessed from the body below the display to move back and forth the options on the screen.

The tracker unit itself is made of aluminium alloy and feels durable and solid.

The strap is made of thermoplastic elastomer and is very flexible. Overall, the build quality seems to be excellent for the price.

Display

The Mi band 4 has 0.95-inch OLED display. The display is horizontal and can be read without any problems even under direct sunlight.

Having an OLED display has also other benefits such as improved efficiency when it comes to battery consumption.

The visibility is great indoors but in direct sunlight, you might have to strain your eyes a bit, nothing like a deal-breaker though.

Once you pair the Mi band 4 with your smartphone over Bluetooth, calls and text notifications can be seen on the screen and can be rejected or marked as read right away by clicking the physical button.

Sensors

The Mi band 4 packs in all of the necessary sensors that too in excellent quality.

The active heart rate monitor is very accurate and measures the metabolism rate on par with other expensive fitness bands.

Usual features such as step counter, sleep tracker, burned calorie calculator is present and works pretty well.

The Mi band app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play store is very simplistic and provides a lot of info on your workouts and other performance metrics.

The data measurements are very accurate and provide an accurate summary of your daily workout schedule.

Miscellaneous

Yes, the Mi band 4 edition is water-resistant and comes with an IP68 certification. This means you can take this device out with you no matter what the weather is it outside.

With the tight integration with the smartphone ecosystem, this device can be used as a password replacement when it is paired with your Android smartphone.

With the band in hand, you can unlock the device without having to enter a password.

The 0.95-inch OLED display has a glance feature that will turn on when you look at it and provide a summary of notifications.

It also can display the weather in your locality and the future forecasts at the flick of the wrist.

Battery Life

This is where the Mi band 4 trumps other smart bands by a long distance.

The 135mAh Li-ion battery inside is not the largest capacity battery found on a fitness tracker, but with excellent hardware optimizations, Xiaomi has managed to make this device lasts up to 20 days on a single charge.

The only gripe with the charging of this device is that the tracker module has to be taken out of the strap and fitted onto the separate charger which is a cumbersome process.

Verdict

The Mi band 4 is the perfect device for you if you are into jogging.

The accurate pedometer and the long-lasting battery life will make this device one of your favourites in no time for sure.

If you don’t mind the omission of a heart rate sensor, this cheap fitness tracker is one of the best in the market priced under Rs.3,000.

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Colourful OLED display

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Water-resistant up to 50m

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Unlimited watch faces

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Cumbersome charging process

 Specifications

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

4. Honor Band 5

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Feature-Rich Fitness Tracker
  • A unisex smart fitness band
  • Water-resistant up to 50m
  • The bright and vivid AMOLED display

The Huawei Band 5 is the latest budget fitness tracker which supersedes the functionalities of the companies own Honor band 4.

Design and Build Quality

The Huawei Band 5 features one of the most polished designs in the sub. Rs.3000 fitness tracker category.

The refined design and the fit and finish of the construction of this fitness tracker make it look exciting and premium to wear and flaunt it in public.

The silicone strap is of good quality and feels lightweight and comfortable around the wrist.

The clip-on a mechanism in the strap of Honor band 5 minimises the effort to wrap around the wrist and tie it securely.

The display sits flush with the strap and appears seamless as a single piece of product.

The number of holes on the strap of this smart band is ideal and makes this tracker suitable to wear for those who have large as well small hands alike.

Sensors

The Huawei band 5 comes equipped with an optical heart rate monitor which has a PPG (photoplethysmogram) sensor for higher accuracy.

This sensor works extremely well to provide you with the best possible results with higher accuracy compared to its competitor devices.

This sensor is capable of continuous heart rate monitoring. You don’t have to fire up the sensor whenever you want to check on your metabolism rate.

The Huawei TruSleep tracking technology accurately segments your sleep cycle into different sections and provides an in-depth idea about your sleeping patterns.

The 6-axis accelerometer is one of the best we have seen in this price segment and returns precise data.

Display

The Huawei band 5 has a 0.95-inch AMOLED display which is one of the best in its category with a resolution of 240 x 120 pixels.

The text and icons appear sharp and clear even under direct sunlight. The contrast levels of OLED screens always trumps that of an LCD and it’s evident on this device.

The navigation through the options and menus are carried out by pressing a capacitive button on the display. The interactions are smooth and very responsive as well.

Since only the active pixels are lit up, the black background of the display looks stunning and blends well with the strap, especially the black one.

Miscellaneous

The Huawei Band 5 can be synced to your smartphone and set to receive notifications from third-party applications such as Whatsapp and Email.

You can dismiss the notifications and even reject the calls by pressing the hardware button placed below the display.

Battery Life

The Huawei Band 5 is powered by a 110 mAh Li-ion battery that will last for up to 14 days on a single charge.

The OLED display and the M4 core technology inside makes this tracker very energy efficient.

The Bluetooth v4.2 protocol also makes sure that the energy consumption is minimal when paired with the smartphone.

It takes about 1.5 hours to charge the battery inside, which in terms of the capacity of the battery is a bit stretched.

Verdict

If you are in search of a fitness tracker with excellent battery life and precise sensors, look no further.

The design of this tracker is very stylish and blends with any type of attire seamlessly. With a 1-year warranty, this tracker is a compelling product worth noting.

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Swim stroke recognition

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Robust build quality

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Real-time heart rate monitor

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Limited watch faces

 Specifications

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

 

5. Fastrack Reflex 2.0

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Rugged Fitness Tracker
  • Fashion style statement
  • The OLED display is great
  • IPX6 water resistance

Fastrack is a really popular watch and glass manufacturer in India which concentrates on fashionable designs for its products.

The Reflex 2.0 from Fastrack is an improved version of the original fitness tracker from the company.

Build quality and design

The Fastrack Reflex 2.0 comes with a dual-tone colour design which makes the band look much more stylish and trendy compared to other fitness trackers in the market.

The strap is made of a mix of silicone and rubber for the perfect combination of comfortability and durability.

The strap clip is elegantly designed with a metallic finish that perfectly slides into the hole without the need to apply much pressure.

The outer layer of the strap is textured and this gives the band a distinct personality.

Display

The Fastrack Reflex 2.0 comes equipped with a 0.96-inch OLED display that has a horizontal orientation.

This orientation allows the device to display more information on the screen at once including the clock and the battery percentage.

The OLED display offers great contrast levels and the white matrix on the pitch-black background looks crisp even in the direct sunlight.

Sensors

The Fastrack Reflex 2.0 comes with an activity-tracking algorithm that provides a much more precise measurement of your workouts.

The step counter and the burned calorie meter works great and is a great way to set a goal for the workout.

The sleep monitoring function will let you assess the sleeping patterns and make necessary changes to the same for better sleep and a refreshing wake up.

Miscellaneous

The Fastrack Reflex 2.0 comes with a special feature that you may not find with other fitness trackers in the market.

This device acts as a selfie remote and can click pictures from your smartphone camera by just clicking on the button below the display.

This device comes with an IPX6 certification which will let you use this tracker outdoors in light rains.

Battery life

Compared to other fitness trackers on the market, the battery life of the Fastrack Reflex 2.0 is not at all impressive. This gadget will last up to four days on a single charge.

Verdict

If you love Fastrack products and love to own a fashion-based smart fitness tracker, Reflex 2.0 is a great choice.

It can be used with any type of casual attire and not just when you are exercising.

The comfortable and durable strap and the use of quality materials for the construction make this a solid product for the price.

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Attractive dual-tone colour scheme

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Good build quality

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Camera shutter feature

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Average battery life

 Specifications

Display0.96″ OLED
StrapTPU
Heart Rate SensorNo
Battery LifeUp to 44 Days
Water ResistanceIPX6

 

6. Mi Band HRX

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Honorable Mention
  • 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 band HRX is a trimmed down version of the Mi Band 3, aimed at starters to the fitness band scene.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi band HRX 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 reading 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 band HRX is IP67 certified and offers the user peace of mind from dust, sweat and water.

It also notifies about the messages from various messaging applications installed on your smartphone and missed calls in real-time.

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 band HRX used Bluetooth v4.0 for wireless connection with the host device.

Battery Life

The 70mAh Li-ion battery inside the Mi band HRX lasts for a whopping 20 days of usage, thanks to the OLED display.

To charge the device, you will have to take the tracker out of the strap and insert it to the proprietary charging dock, which is a cumbersome process, to be honest.

Verdict

The Mi band HRX is for those who would like to own a Mi smartband but doesn’t have a budget to afford the newer Mi 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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Cumbersome charging process

 

 Specifications

Display0.6″ OLED
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorNo
Battery Life20  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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