Best Fitness Bands Under Rs.3,000 (February 2019)

by | Feb 23, 2019

Staying fit is a hard and tedious task in today’s fast-moving lifestyle. Following a strict diet may not be possible always as our lives get busier and busier day by day.

Fitness trackers help balance our workout schedule and provide us with an up to date record of our exercise sessions in real time.

Being one of the hottest selling products on the market right now, choosing one over thousands of fitness trackers is indeed a tedious task.

That’s why we decided to bring you this curated list of the best fitness trackers in India priced just under Rs.3,000. Read along to know them!

Best Fitness Tracker Under Rs.3,000

1. Huawei Band 2 ProOverall Best Pick
2. GOQii VitalRunner-Up Pick
3. AQFit M2Best Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
4. Mi Band 3Cheap and Good Fitness Band
5. MevoFit DriveHonorable Mention

1. Huawei Band 2 Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Accurate heart rate monitor
  • Excellent battery life
  • Precision quality sensors

It feels weird when brands choose to number their products and release them without incremental updates.

The Huawei band 2 Pro is one similar budget fitness tracker which in reality 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 2 Pro features one of the most polished designs in the sub. Rs.3,000 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 mechanism in the strap of Huawei Band 2 Pro 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 2 Pro comes equipped with an optical heart rate monitor which has a PPG (Photoplethysmogram) sensor.

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 2 Pro has a 0.8-inch PMOLED display which is one of the best in its category.

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 2 Pro 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 2 Pro is powered by a 105 mAh Li-ion battery that will last for up to 30 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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Stylish design

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Comfortable and lightweight

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Solid build quality

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Slow charging

Specifications

Display0.8″ POLED Display
Battery LifeUp to 30 Days
Water ResistanceYes
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

2. GOQii Vital

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Inbuilt USB port for easy charging
  • Intuitive and detailed health reports
  • Option to hire a personal coach

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 have 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 Vital fitness band is designed in California and looks similar to the low budget fitness tracker sibling, the original GOQii band which 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 owing 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 Colour Display
Battery Life3 Days
Water ResistanceYes
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSoft rubber

3. AQFit M2

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 Best Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
  • IP67 rated water and dust resistance

  • Crisp and clear OLED display

  • Impressive 15 days battery life

The AQFit is a relatively new Indian brand specialized in marketing healthcare-related accessories, especially fitness trackers.

The AQFit M2 is the first budget fitness tracker released by the company in the Indian market.

Despite the fact that this fitness tracker is priced very competently, it doesn’t skimp on features to cut the costs, making it one of the most value for money fitness bands in India.

Design and build quality

The AQFit M2 follows the standard design that is tried and tested by a truckload of companies out there in the market.

The vertically shaped tracker module and the assisted silicone strap looks and feels similar to the competitor products.

The silicon strap has holes in it at regular intervals and involves a pin to hole mechanism to provide a tight fit around your wrist.

It is sufficiently thick enough to be durable, but not too oversized to become an eyesore when worn by those who have thin and small wrists.

The whole tracker weighs only 20g and is one of the lightest product available at the price segment.

Display

The AQFit M2 has a gorgeous 0.96-inch vertical OLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.

This display is crisp and clear and has enough details to make texts appear smooth and even.

The brightness levels are decent for the price and viewing this screen in direct sunlight isn’t much of a problem.

Sensors

This is where the AQFit M2 excels over its competitors. This device has a whole range of sensors covering almost all fitness related options, delivering solid feedback on your health and workout details.

The heart rate monitor on the back of the module is surprisingly accurate considering the price.

Along with this, there’s the blood pressure monitor and it also measures the oxygen level in your blood.

The sensor used in this device is of photoelectricity type, which accurately measures all the body metabolism with precision.

The 3-axis accelerometer measures the steps you’ve taken during a walk and provides an approximate calorie burn count to adjust the workout pattern accordingly.

There is a gravity sensor that lets the display to turn on automatically when you lift your wrist to display the time and other details.

Miscellaneous

This fitness tracker can be paired with your smartphone to receive notifications about missed calls and messages.

It can also double up as a remote shutter button by which a standalone camera or even the one inside your smartphone can be operated from a distance.

There’s also the regular sleep tracking monitor that will provide a rough data of your sleep pattern for better understanding about the quality of sleep you’re getting.

Since this device is IP67 rated, you can confidently wear the tracker outside without bothering about the rains or dust.

Battery life

The AQFit M2 is powered by an 80mAh battery that is rated to last for about 15 days of usage on a single charge.

With smart notifications turned on and the sensor usage, this projected battery life might vary significantly.

Verdict

The AQFit M2 is one of the most feature-rich budget fitness trackers available in the market under a budget of Rs.3,000.

High-quality sensors and the IP67 rating makes it one of the compelling all-weather fitness trackers worth taking a look.

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Lightweight and durable build

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Gravity sensor

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Remote shutter function

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Smart notifications are sometimes delayed

Specifications

Display0.87″ OLED display
Battery LifeUp to 15 Days
Water ResistanceIP67
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

4. Mi Band 3

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Cheap and Good Fitness Band
  • 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 around 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
Battery LifeUp to 20 Days
Water ResistanceYes, up to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

5. MevoFit Drive

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for rugged use
  • Direct USB charging
  • Anti-lost feature

MevoFit is an Indian company specialized in fitness-related merchandise such as fitness trackers and travel accessories.

The MevoFit Drive is a budget fitness tracker that packs in a lot of useful features inside a compact and lightweight form factor.

Build quality and design

The design of MevoFit Drive is similar to the fitness trackers from Lenovo. Although more of a copycat design, the fitness tracker looks cool and has a pleasing aesthetics.

The trendy design of this MevoFit Drive does justice to its completely ergonomic in hand feel and is very lightweight to wear around the wrist at all times.

The Silicone strap is thick enough to be durable and has a clip type mechanism to securely hold the strap in the hand.

Display

The MevoFit Drive has a slightly larger 0.96-inch OLED display with a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels.

The icons and text appear to look fine even though is a bit pixelated. Given the price of the tracker and the size of the display, this isn’t much of a dealbreaker.

This display is touch-enabled and has swipe gestures that will let you navigate through different modes at the flick of a wrist.

The company claims the display to be scratch resistant as well.

Sensors

Unfortunately, MevoFit Drive doesn’t have a heart rate monitor. But in order to negate that omission, the company has packed in a tonne of useful features with this device.

The activity tracker features on this device are pretty exhaustive. Ranging from sleep monitoring to steps tracking, this device does it all very well.

The pedometer inside is very accurate and precisely calculates the steps taken and deduces the distance travelled from that metric.

The motion sensor detects the movement of your wrist and turns on the display in order to save power when not in active use.

Smart push notifier feature lets you have the notifications from the smartphone on the band.

You can also locate your smartphone using the anti-lost feature by triggering an alarm right from the tracker itself.

This tracker also can act as a camera shutter remote where you can click pictures from your smartphone at the click of a button right from your wrist.

Miscellaneous

Ruggedness is the one word which describes this fitness tracker. The scratch resistant screen is supplemented by the shockproof and water-resistant chassis.

The sedentary alert feature will make you aware of the surrounding in a set interval if you feel too sleepy or unproductive at times.

Battery life

The 80mAh Li-ion battery inside the MevoFit drive will last up to five days on a single charge.

With direct USB charging feature, juicing up the battery inside this stylish and affordable fitness tracker is very easy.

Verdict

If you love to have a feature-rich and rugged fitness tracker/smart band, the MevoFit Drive is a capable device in the market priced under Rs.3,000.

The camera remote function is a nice touch that’s really useful for people who are into selfies a lot.

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Deep integration with the smartphone

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Well built

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Accurate pedometer

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No heart rate sensor

Specifications

Display0.7″ OLED
Battery Life5 Days
Water ResistanceYes, up to 50m
Heart Rate SensorNo
StrapSilicone
This is it!

Our hunt for the best five fitness trackers in the Indian market comes to an end here.

If you didn’t find the one that will satiate the fitness nerd in you, do remember to check out our best fitness trackers priced under Rs.2,000 for much more affordable pickings.

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As always, thanks for your time and have a great day ahead!