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

by | Nov 25, 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. Mi Band 4Overall Best Pick
2. Honor Band 5Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Galaxy e FitBest Branded Fitness Band
4. Lenovo HX03F SpectraBest Build Quality
5. Sonata Rush SmartbandCheapest Fitness Tracker
6. MevoFit EchoHonorable Mention

1. Mi Band 4

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Overall Best Pick
  • 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
Battery LifeUp to 20 Days
Water ResistanceUp to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapThermoplastic polyeurethene

2. Honor Band 5

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

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
Battery LifeUp to 14 Days
Water ResistanceYes, up to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

3. Samsung Galaxy e Fit

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Best Branded Fitness Band
  • OLED display
  • 6 days of battery life
  • The IP67 water and dust resistance

Samsung Galaxy e Fit 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 e Fit 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 e Fit 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.

Miscellaneous

The Samsung Galaxy e Fit 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 e Fit 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 e Fit 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
Battery LifeUp to 6 Days
Water ResistanceIP67
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

4. Lenovo HX03F Spectra

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Best Build Quality
  • Elegant design
  • 1-year international warranty
  • TFT LCD colour display

Lenovo is aiming to be a major player in the fitness band industry deviating from their smartphone portfolio it seems.

We had earlier reviewed one of the Lenovo fitness tracker priced under Rs.2,000 on our website and it was one of the best-looking devices we had come across.

Design and build quality

Lenovo has done some serious thoughts before designing this smart fitness tracker for sure.

Although most of the trackers feature a boxy design, Lenovo has somehow managed to infuse a charm to the otherwise bland design.

The silicone strap feels solid and durable and fits nicely on to the wrist. The metallic lock mechanism is strong and offers a tight fit for wrists of different sizes.

There is a grey encasing around the tracking device which when blends with the strap gives this device a premium feel to it.

The build quality is quite good for the price and overall, this fitness band looks really elegant and solidly built.

Display

The Lenovo HX03F Spectra comes loaded with a 0.8-inch TFT LCD colour display with a resolution of 160 x 80 pixels.

The display has a touch-sensitive button on the lower part which can be used to navigate through the different modes and menus effortlessly.

Since this is a TFT LCD panel, the brightness levels are decent but the crispness and the contrast levels of an OLED panel are missing.

The font sizes appear larger and are easily legible even from a distance.

The multi-coloured panel is a joy to use indoors but has some reflectivity issues under direct light.

Sensors

The Lenovo HX03F Spectra has a dynamic heart rate sensor that precisely measures your heart beats and provides a rough idea of your body metabolism rate via the app.

This device also comes with a lot of sports tracking features such as step counter, burnt calorie calculator, sleep monitor etc.

The motion tracking works very well on this device and the distance calculation is spot on.

Usually, budget activity trackers come equipped with below par quality sensors, but not on this device.

The Lenovo HX03F has an anti-sleep feature built in which prove very useful if you’re a frequent driver.

It will alert you in set intervals by a series of pulsed vibrations that will keep you alert to your surroundings while driving at night without falling asleep.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo HX03F comes with IP68 certification.

You can wear this tracker and go out no matter what weather it is outside.

Featuring the latest Bluetooth v4.2 to pair with the smartphone, the Lenovo HX03F offers a much more power efficient stable connection when compared with its predecessors.

Lenovo also provides 1-year international warranty on this product.

You can claim your service anywhere in the world no matter where you purchased it.

Battery life

The Lithium Polymer battery inside this device is rated to last for about 5 days worth of usage on a single charge.

Like most of the other new generation fitness trackers, the Lenovo HX03F comes with USB direct charging feature.

This will let you charge the device anywhere from a suitable USB power outlet without the need for any cables or adapters.

Verdict

The Lenovo HX03F is a stylish fitness tracker that is well built and features high-quality sensors inside for accurate tracking.

With IP68 certification, you can easily take this tracker everywhere with you even in the shower without having the fear of damaging the device.

The colour display is yet another speciality of this device which makes it look much cooler to look at.

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Good build quality

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Accurate sensor data

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IP68 water resistance

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The screen is very reflective

Specifications

Display0.9″ TFT LCD
Battery LifeUp to 5 Days
Water ResistanceIP68
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

5. Sonata Rush Smartband

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Cheapest Fitness Tracker
  • 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 build using premium materials to ensure its longevity in Indian conditions.

The TPU strap looks unique with its textured design and feels really 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.

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 is 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
Battery LifeUp to 7 Days
Water ResistanceIPX6
Heart Rate SensorNo
StrapTPU

6. MevoFit Echo

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

The trendy design of this MevoFit Echo 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 Echo has a slightly larger 0.96-inch OLED display with a resolution of 160 x 80 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

MevoFit Echo does come with the regular set of sensors including an active heart rate monitor.

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 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 surroundings in a set interval if you feel too sleepy or unproductive at times.

Battery Life

The 90mAh Li-ion battery inside the MevoFit Echo will last up to 15 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 Echo is a capable device in the market priced under Rs.3,000.

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

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Specialized sports mode tracking

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Intuitive smartphone app
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Remote notification alerts
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Stiff wrist band

Specifications

Display0.96″ OLED
Battery LifeUp to 15 Days
Water ResistanceIP68
Heart Rate SensorYes
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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