Best Fitness Bands Under Rs.3,000 (January 2021)

by | Jan 26, 2021

Staying fit is a hard and tedious task in today’s fast-moving lifestyle. Following a strict diet may not always be possible 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 seven 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 5Overall Best Pick
2. OnePlus Band Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Galaxy e FitBest Build Quality
4. GOQii Vital 2.0Subscription-Based Fitness tracker
5. HONOR Band 5Value for Money Fitness Band
6. Mi Band 4Feature-Rich Smart Band
7. Huawei Band 2 ProHonourable Mention

 

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1. Mi Band 5

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Overall Best Pick
  • Bright and vivid OLED display
  • Accurate sensor data
  • Water-resistant up to 5 atm
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Lightweight and comfortable

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Easy strap on the magnetic charger

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Feature-rich Mi Fit app

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Mi Band 5 is the newest iteration of the popular Mi fitness band series.

This affordably priced smart wearable brings in many new useful features to the table which was lacking with the Mi band 4.

Is Mi band 5 a worthy upgrade to the band 4? Let’s see.

Design and Build Quality

The overall design of the Mi band 5 remains the same as that of the Mi Band 4. The silicone strap is lightweight and skin-friendly as before.

This band is available in multiple colours for you to choose from, depending upon your personal preference.

The Mi band 5 case is made from plastic material, which feels quite okay in terms of build quality.

The 2.5D reinforced glass covering for additional protection and the anti-fingerprint coating adds to the build quality.

Display

The display on the Mi band 5 is slightly bigger than the one on its predecessor. When compared with the 0.95-inch display on the Mi Band 4, the Mi band 5 features a 1.1-inch display.

This improved screen real estate helps with easier screen navigation and UI visibility.

This is an AMOLED display with vivid, punchy colours and inky deep blacks, which is one of the highlights of this fitness band.

The display on this Mi band 5 has a peak brightness of 450 nits, which is 50 nits higher than the Mi band 4, making it much easier to use under direct sunlight.

This is a touch screen with good touch response and also has a capacitive button in the bottom portion which acts as the home button.

Sensors

The Mi band 5 features a 24×7 heart rate monitor which the company claims is at least 30% more accurate than the one on the Mi Band 4.

There is also a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope for precise workout measurements.

Miscellaneous

The Mi band 5 supports tracking of up to 11 different sports modes including yoga, swimming and jogging.

Since this smart band is certified to be water-resistant up to 5atm, you can use it outdoors in the rains without the fear of getting damaged.

The smart notifications including messages and calls from the smartphone work in real-time, without any delay.

This smart band can also be doubled up as a remote shutter button and media controller.

Battery Life

Mi bands are usually well known for their stellar battery life. The Mi band 5 with all its improved sensors will last you up to 14 days on a single charge.

One important thing to note here is that you no longer need to separate the band body from the strap to charge it.

Mi band 5 introduces a magnetic clip on a cradle charger which is significantly more convenient to charge than the previous versions of Mi band.

Verdict

The Mi band 5 is one of the best budget fitness bands that you can get your hands on under Rs.3,000.

The gorgeous OLED screen, snappy performance and the accurate sensor data make this fitness band one of the best in the business.

Specifications

Display1.1-inch AMOLED
Battery LifeUp to 14 Days
Water ResistanceYes, up to 5atm
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapTPU

2. OnePlus Band

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Gorgeous OLED display
  • Accurate optical sensors
  • Comfort-fit design 
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Comfortable TPU band

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Lightweight form factor

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Intuitive OnePlus health app

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Average sleep tracking performance

OnePlus is the latest brand to foray into the fitness band market in India. The OnePlus Band is the rebranded Oppo Band that was released recently in China.

Priced at just Rs.2,499, the OnePlus Band is pitted against the Mi Band 5 from Xiaomi and the Honor Band 5 from Huawei.

Design and Build Quality

The design of the OnePlus Band is similar to most other budget fitness trackers available in the market at present.

The dual colour silicone rubber strap with a lined pattern makes the OnePlus band look a bit distinct from other smart bands in the segment.

The pill form factor dial is housed inside the strap as a separate component and can be taken out if you need to change the strap or charge the device.

The fit and finish of the OnePlus band are satisfactory for the asking price and this fitness band as a whole feels well built and durable.

Display

The OnePlus Band features a 1.1-inch AMOLED touch screen display with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels.

This gorgeous OLED display can be termed as the best display on a fitness band that is available in the sub. Rs.3,000 price bracket.

The inky deep blacks and the vivid colours that pop out from the display makes the whole UI experience very pleasing and intuitive.

The display brightness can be manually adjusted, which at 100% performs fairly decent under direct sunlight.

Sensors

The OnePlus Band comes packed with all the necessary sensors onboard such as the accelerometer, dynamic heart rate sensor, SPo2 sensor and Gyroscope.

The optical sensors on this smart fitness tracker from OnePlus returns accurate data about the heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels.

One metric that is inaccurate with this smart band is the sleep tracking. Maybe with a couple of software updates, this will be fixed in the future.

There are multiple sport modes supported by this fitness band for accurate tracking of exercise data.

The OnePlus health app, once again with an uncanny resemblance to the Oppo health app displays these metrics in an easy to understand, intuitive manner.

Miscellaneous

The OnePlus Band is IP68 dust and water resistance certified. This makes this band ideal for use in tropical conditions in the Indian subcontinent.

This device supports functions such as remote control, shutter remote and phone finder, which are desirable features for a budget smart fitness tracker to have.

Battery Life

The OnePlus Band is powered by a 100mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery rated to last for 14 days on a single charge.

Depending on the use of sensors and the display brightness level, you can expect this number to vary significantly.

One drawback of the OnePlus Band is that the dial has to be separated from the strap and inserted inside the pogo pin charger to juice it up, which is quite a hassle.

Verdict

The OnePlus Band is an ideal alternative to the Mi Band 5 and Honor Band 5 in terms of sensor accuracy and display quality.

Knowing the brand OnePlus, the continued software support and feature additions will make this band a good investment for sure.

Specifications

Display1.1-inch AMOLED
Battery LifeUp to 14 Days
Water ResistanceIP68
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapTPU

3. Samsung Galaxy e Fit

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Best Build Quality
  • Decent OLED display
  • Six-day battery life
  • Water-resistant up to 50m
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Brand reliability

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Robust build quality

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Vibration feedback

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Not a full-fledged touch display

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 just 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 aid 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 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.

This entry-level smart fitness band from Samsung features vibration feedback for alarms and notifications.

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.

Specifications

Display0.74″ POLED
Battery LifeUp to 6 Days
Water ResistanceUp to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

4. GOQii Vital 2.0

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Best subscription-based fitness tracker
  • OLED display with good readability
  • Water-resistant and swim friendly
  • Up to 15 days of battery life
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Smart notification alerts

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Accurate blood pressure monitor

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Personal coaching assistance

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Might feel a bit bulky for those with thin wrists

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 aids in providing a complete health report via the app.

Build quality and design

The GOQii Vital 2.0 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 2.0 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 nice on the pitch-black background.

The coloured icons feel much more intuitive that the black and white ones and offer 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 2.0 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 metrics such as steps taken, calories burnt and distance covered.

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

Miscellaneous

GOQii Vital 2.0 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 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 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 vital 2.0 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.

This device comes bundled with a three months free subscription to personal coaching to your workout exercises.

Battery life

With all the sensors stuffed in and the colourful OLED screen, the battery life isn’t a let down on the lower side with this device.

On a single charge, the GOQii Vital will last up to 15 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 a laptop without requiring a separate charger.

Verdict

The GOQii Vital 2.0 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 add-on even if it costs a couple of hundred rupees extra.

Specifications

Display0.8″ OLED
Battery LifeUp to 15 Days
Water ResistanceYes
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSoft Rubber

5. HONOR Band 5

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Value for Money Fitness Band
  • 0.95-inch OLED colour display
  • Up to 14 days of battery life
  • Accurate sleep tracking
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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

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 look 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 smart band 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 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.

Specifications

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

6. Mi Band 4

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Feature Rich Smart Band
  • Gorgeous colour OLED display
  • Up to 20 days of battery life
  • Accurate sensor data
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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

Years after its first launch, Mi band series is perhaps the best selling smart fitness bands in India even today.

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

The Mi band 4 is the yesteryear flagship Mi band product available for purchase in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.2,200.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.1,899.

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

Specifications

Display0.95 inch OLED
Battery LifeUp to 20 Days
Water ResistanceUp to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapThermoplastic polyeurethene

7. Huawei Band 2 Pro

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Honourable Mention
  • Dedicated GPS chip inside
  • Huawei Trusleep tracking
  • Best for running exercises
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Elegant design

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Lightweight and compact

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Smart notification alerts

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No SPo2 sensor

The Huawei Band 2 Pro is a relatively old fitness tracker with relevant tracking features such as in-built GPS which is still not found in most of the bands in its price range.

Priced at Rs.3,200, the Huawei Band 2 Pro is a tough competition to the modern fitness trackers in terms of sensor accuracy and the overall performance.

Design and Build Quality

The Huawei Band 2 Pro features one of the most polished designs in the sub. Rs.2500 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 Honor Band 2 pro minimises the effort to wrap around the wrist and tie it securely.

The display sits almost flush with the strap and looks as well as feel premium.

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 wrists alike.

Sensors

The Huawei Band 2 Pro 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 3-axis accelerometer is one of the best we have seen in this price segment and returns precise data.

This is probably the only smart fitness band in this list with an independent GPS chip inside for accurate location tracking.

Display

The Huawei band 2 Pro has a 0.96-inch OLED display which is one of the best in its category with a resolution of 80 x 160 pixels.

This display is a B&W panel similar to the ones found on Mi band 3 and the Mi band 3i.

This display is adequately bright for indoor usage but you will find it a bit less legible under bright direct sunlight.

The navigation through the options and menus are carried out by swipe and press to hold gestures on the capacitive button below the display.

Miscellaneous

Huawei is a pioneer when it comes to accurate sleep tracking algorithms on its wearable devices.

The Huawei TruSleep technology in this fitness band works flawlessly to record your sleep and analyze the nap quality like no other band.

With the Huawei Wear and the Huawei Health app, you can customize this fitness band and track the metrics from the sensors in a more intuitive manner.

Battery Life

The Huawei Band 2 Pro is rated to last for a whopping 20 days if used without the GPS functionality.

If you are someone who likes to turn on the GPS always, expect this fitness tracker to last much less, probably about 4 days.

It takes around 1.5 hours to completely charge the battery from a standard power outlet.

Verdict

If you are in search of a fitness tracker with a dedicated GPS chip for accurate location tracking, look no further.

The design of this tracker is very stylish and blends with any type of attire seamlessly.

Specifications

Display0.96 inch P-OLED
Battery LifeUp to 20 Days
Water Resistanceup to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSoft rubber

This is it! Our hunt for the seven best fitness trackers in the Indian market priced under Rs.3000 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.

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and feel free to voice your concerns and criticisms. As always, thanks for your time and have a great day ahead!