Best Fitness Bands In India (August 2019)

by | Aug 8, 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 2Overall Best Pick
2. Garmin Viovosmart HR+Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Gear 2 Fit ProBest Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
4. Huawei Band 4Best Value for Money Fitness Tracker
5. Mi Band 3Best Budget Fitness Tracker
6. Huami Amazfit CorHonorable Mention

1. Fitbit Charge 2

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Overall Best Pick
  • 24 x 7 heart life sensor
  • Precise sensor data
  • Feature rich app

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 2 offers unparalleled exercise and metabolism tracking, 24 x 7.

Design and build quality

The Fitbit Charge 2 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 single button control 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 2 features a 0.8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 96x32 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 2 comes with a 24x7 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 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 definitely the best among all other fitness related 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 2 comes with IP67 certification. It can be used outside in rains but with caution.

Battery life

The Fitbit Charge 2 features a Li-Po battery that lasts for 5 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 2 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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Sleek and elegant design

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IP67 certification

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Solid build quality

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No GPS

 Specifications

Display0.88-OLED
StrapHard rubber
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery Life5 Days
Water resistanceIP67

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. Samsung Gear 2 Fit Pro

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Best Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
  • In-built GPS tracking
  • Multiple watch faces
  • Accurate sensors

Samsung Gear series has been one of the most successful smart wearables lineups in the country with its iconic Gear smartwatches.

The Gear 2 Fit Pro is a hybrid between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker that combines the comfort and compactness of a fitness band and the connectivity options of a smartwatch.

Design and build quality

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is a solidly built fitness band that offers excellent built quality as well as wearing comfort.

The thoughtfully designed silicone strap with inner grooves helps in improving the grip and also provides good in-hand feel.

The two-tone colour scheme on the strap looks attractive and makes this device stand out on your wrist. If you’ve small wrists, there is a medium sized strap available with this fitness tracker to suit your fit.

With the robust build quality, this device offers excellent water resistance up to a depth of 50m or a pressure up to 5atm.

There are two physical buttons on the right side of this tracker for menu navigation as well as for other controls.

Display

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro features a large 1.5-inch Super AMOLED display with excellent contrast and colours as well as brightness.

This is a touch screen with gesture-based navigation support that offers intuitive usage experience, even for the first-timers.

Having a large screen helps a lot when it comes to notifications with multiple lines such as emails. The contents in such notifications can be read without much scrolling.

Hardware features

The Gear 2 Pro Fit offers multiple apps for fitness mapping and diet planning. Hardware features such a heart-rate monitor helps in tracking your body metabolism rate accurately.

There is a whole slew of sensors such as barometer, accelerometer and gyro-sensor for accurate calculation of pressure, number of steps and orientation respectively.

This fitness tracker comes with in-built GPS which can track your movements real time and map it using the Samsung gear application.

Miscellaneous

When it comes to connectivity, the Gear 2 Pro Fit is powered by Bluetooth v4.2 which ensures low energy connectivity between the smartphone and the tracker device.

This device works well with both iOS and Android devices but offers excellent compatibility when used with Android phones.

There is a water lock mode on this fitness band which can be switched on while using this device under water or in rains. This will prevent accidental touches and resulting operations.

Battery life

The 200mAh Li-ion battery inside this fitness tracker lasts for about 3 days on a single charge.

This battery takes about 1-2 hours for complete charging from 0 to 100%.

Verdict

If you love the brand reliability of Samsung and want a premium fitness tracker with accurate sensors, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro is the best bet out there.

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Large OLED display

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Gesture navigation

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Water lock mode

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Average battery life

 Specifications

Display1.5-inch Super AMOLED
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery Life3 days
Water ResistanceUp to 50 m

4. Huawei Band 4

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Best Value for Money Fitness Tracker
  • Precise heart rate sensor
  • Colourful OLED display
  • One year warranty

The Huawei Band 4 is the latest budget fitness tracker which supersedes the functionalities of the companies own Honor band 3 which we had a discussion earlier in the best fitness trackers under Rs.2000 post.

Design and Build Quality

The Huawei Band 4 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 4 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 4 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 every time when you want to check on your metabolism rate.

This fitness band comes with an integrated GPS which will work independently to track your movements without the help of a smartphone.

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

The 3-axis accelerometer is one of the best we have seen in this price segment and returns precise data.

Display

The Huawei band 4 has a 0.8-inch PMOLED 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 the direct sunlight. The contrast levels of OLED screens always trumps that of an LCD and it’s clearly 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 lighted up, the black background of the display looks stunning and blends well with the strap, especially the black one.

Miscellaneous

The Huawei band 4 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 4 is powered by a 105 mAh Li-ion battery that will last for up to 17 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 1-year of warranty, this tracker is a compelling product worth noting.

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Elegant design

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Lightweight and compact

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2.5D curved glass

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Slow charging

 Specifications

Display0.8″ PMOLED Display
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery LifeUp to 17 Days
Water ResistanceYes

 

5. Mi Band 3

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Best Budget Fitness Tracker
  • Accurate heart rate monitor
  • Exceptional standby time
  • Simplistic and intuitive app

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 3 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 3 beats the competition with a punch.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi band 3 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 really lightweight and comfortable to wear around. There are straps in different colours available to purchase from the Mi store.

There is a physical 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 3 has 0.78-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 3 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 3 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 3edition is water resistant and comes with an IP67 certification. This means you can take this device out with you no matter what 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 0.78-inch OLED display has a quick 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 3 trumps other smart bands by a long distance.

The 110mAh 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 3 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.2,000.

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Minimal design

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Lightweight

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OLED display

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Cumbersome charging process

 Specifications

Display0.78″ OLED
StrapSilicone
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery LifeUp to 20 Days
Water ResistanceUp to 50m

 

6. GOQii Vital

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Best Value for Money Pick
  • 1.23-inch IPS LCD display
  • 12-days battery life
  • Up to 50m water resistance

GOQii is a California based fitness technology company that provides fitness-based personalized coaching along with their fitness tracking devices on a subscription-based model.

The company has some of the most affordable fitness trackers in the market that comes with a lot of sensors which aides in providing a complete health report via the app.

Build quality and design

The GOQii fitness band is designed in California and looks similar to the low budget fitness tracker sibling, the original GOQii band which is a fitness tracker that costs less than Rs.2000.

The strap of this fitness band is made of soft rubber and is very comfortable to wear on your wrist. The clip mechanism on this strap is similar to the one found on smartwatches.

Fitness tracker module sits flush with the band and can be removed by pushing it out of the centre cradle by applying a little bit of pressure.

Be sure to be careful while doing this as severe pushing might harm the strap of the display of the tracker.

Display

The GOQii vital comes equipped with a 0.8-inch OLED colour display that has a vertical orientation.

The display is bright and sharp with excellent colour reproduction. The texts appear sharp and look really nice on the pitch-black background.

The coloured icons feel much more intuitive that the black and white ones and offers a great immersive experience interacting with the device.

Sensors

GOQii devices always come with a lot of health-related fitness sensors no matter what the budget is.

The GOQii Vital comes with an advanced dynamic heart rate sensor and a blood pressure monitor.

The measurements from these sensors are synced with the GOQii app on your smartphone and the app provides a detailed report on your health conditions based on the reading from those sensors.

This device comes loaded with an exercise mode, which tracks the metrics such as the steps taken, calories burnt and distance covered.

This feature helps you set a target in advance and keep track of your progress.

Miscellaneous

GOQii isn’t just a fitness tracker. The GOQii app comes with a lot of in-house services such as a personalized fitness coach who will review the data from the sensors and suggest you ways to improve your fitness and health.

However, this service comes under a subscription fee which you’re free to opt-in or opt-out of.

If you’re really serious to have dedicated professional advice for your workouts, then paying for the subscription is well worth it.

Similar to other smart bands, the GOQii can display notifications from your smartphones such as calls and texts.

Third-party applications such as Whatsapp can be configured to send alerts to the tracker as well.

Battery life

With all the sensors stuffed in and the colourful OLED screen, the battery life is a bit on the lower side with this device.

On a single charge, the GOQii Vital will lasts up to 3 days with the sync turned on all the time.

The tracker module comes with a USB port built-in.

This makes the device easy to charge directly from a power source such as a power bank or from a laptop without having the need for a separate charger.

Verdict

The GOQii Vital is one of the full-fledged fitness trackers available in the market.

Loaded with sensors such as a dynamic heart rate monitor and blood pressure sensor, this device comes at the top of our list due to its feature-rich app which provides a detailed report on your health condition.

Option to interact with a live specialist for your doubts and suggestions is also a great value addon even if it costs a couple of hundred rupees extra.

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Colourful OLED display

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Blood pressure sensor

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Personalized

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Average battery life

 Specifications

Display0.8″ OLED
StrapSoft Rubber
Heart Rate SensorYes
Battery Life7  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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