Best Smartwatches in India (October 2020)

by | Oct 16, 2020

Smartwatches are the craze right now after which manufacturers, as well as the consumers, are splashing money.

A perfect smartwatch doesn’t exist but a smartwatch with features that perfectly match your needs always exists.

We’re here to recommend to you the eleven best smartwatches available in the Indian market as of now.

Rest assured that we’ve done our homework hard to bring you this curated list. Sit back and read until you find your perfect choice.

If you want to read reviews on any other particular price range, please check out our articles on Best Smartwatches under different budgets here.

Best Smartwatches in India

1. Apple Watch 5Overall Best Pick
2. Samsung GalaxyRunner-Up Pick
3. Oppo WatchValue for Money Smartwatch
4.  Mobvoi Ticwatch S2Smartwatch with Best Design
5. Fossil Gen 5 CarlyleBest Build Quality
6. Fitbit Versa 2Best Fitness Based Smartwatch
7. Honor Watch Magic 2Best Allround Performer
8. Huami Amazfit T-RexBest Rugged Smartwatch
9. Huami Amazfit Bip SBest Budget Smartwatch
10. Huami Amazfit NeoSmart Digital Watch
11.  Gionee Watch 5Honourable Mention

 

Note: The price shown are the once when we reviewed the products. However, as the promotional offers changes on the given E-commerce sites, the price may vary. Bettershark is supported by it's readers and when you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

1. Apple Watch 5

apple-watch-5
 Overall Best Pick
  • Cellular capability
  • Integrated GPS
  • Always-on display

Apple watch series 5 is the latest iteration of smart wearable from Apple that succeeds Apple watch 4 series.

Stuffed to the brim with cutting-edge features and fitness-related sensors that deliver precise data, the Apple watch series 5 is now the better, faster and the most reliable Apple watch ever.

Design and Build Quality

Crafted from a single block of aluminium, the Apple watch 5 presents the best possible build quality that a smartwatch can deliver. The fit and finish of the Apple Watch 5 are top-notch with Apple leaving no stone unturned to ensure perfection.

The design is slightly improved from the Apple Watch 4 in terms of the display bezels which is now smaller than ever, leaving an edge to edge OLED awesomeness worth cherishing.

The sapphire glass takes scratch resistance to the next level and keeps the display in pristine condition despite how rough you are going to handle the watch.

Performance

Powered by the all-new dual-core S5 chip, Apple watch series 5 is 30% faster than its predecessor.

The all-new high-performance processor lets Apple add it’s voice assistant functionality SIRI with voice feedback on this device.

Display

This smartwatch from Apple has a slightly larger 1.78-inch, 368 x 448 pixel AMOLED display which has a pixel density of 326 ppi. The display looks sharp, feels vibrant and the brightness levels are great as well.

Since the bezels of the display have been considerably trimmed down, Apple has managed to include a bigger display under the same footprint of Apple watch 4.

The OLED display complements the Watch OS UI and takes complete advantage of the app ecosystem to provide an immersive experience.

Also, one neat trick with the Apple Watch 5 display is always on technology. This feature reduces the refresh rate of the display

Miscellaneous

The Apple Watch 5 comes with 32GB of internal storage compared with 16GB in its previous generation.

This smartwatch now comes with the ability to take ECG, but the function is stated to be released on a later date via a software update.

The fitness tracking measurements from the sensors on this watch are right on point and are the most accurate among all smartwatches available in the market at present.

The improvement levels are very distinct with the WiFi connectivity being 85% better than Series 4 and the wireless energy efficiency being 50% better.

Battery Life and Updates

A 285 mAh Li-ion battery powers the smartwatch that lasts up to 1.5 days of continuous usage on a single charge.

This watch gives an estimated screen on time of about 18 hours which is very impressive considering the sheer number of sensors and the large screen.

The smartwatch runs on Apple’s latest WatchOS 5 with promised updates coming in the future adding more features in the long run.

Verdict

Apple watches 5 is the best possible smartwatch money can buy in the market as of now.

The design, build quality and the quality of features that are built into this device is probably the best in class.

With well-optimized hardware and software onboard, this device is sure to stay powered for you at least for two days continuously.

R

Robust build quality

R

Built-in compass

R

Fall detection

Q

Works best with Apple devices only

Specifications

Display1.78-inch 368 x 448 pixels LTPO OLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemWatch OS
Water-ResistantYes, up to 50m
BatteryUp to 18 Hours
Dial ShapeSquare

 

2. Samsung Galaxy

samsung-galaxy
Runner-Up Pick
  • Smooth and fluid UI
  • Rotating dial navigation
  • Reliable brand

Samsung has been in the smartwatch industry for so long that they almost own the Android side of the market right now.

Samsung Galaxy is the company’s latest addition to the flagship smartwatch segment and it rightly checks all the necessary columns with ease.

Display and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy smartwatch 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels.

The display is protected by a kind of Corning Gorilla glass specially designed for wearables.

The raised bezel on the front protects the screen further from accidental falls.

The device itself is IP68 certified and can withstand water ingress up to 5atm (50m).

This smartwatch uses standard straps that are interchangeable according to the style that the customer prefers to flaunt.

The bezel upfront is rotatable and this is linked with the navigation through menus which feels very much easy and intuitive.

Hardware Features

This device has all the usual set of sensors such as a heart rate monitor, pedometer, and GPS.

GPS can be used to track your movement while jogging or even casual travelling.

Miscellaneous

The built-in Samsung pay works very well that there is no need for your phone to make payments anymore.

This smartwatch runs on Tizen OS which Samsung has developed based on a Linux core.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy smartwatch packs in a 380mAh battery that will last up to 80 days of continuous usage on a single charge and up to 24 hours with GPS turned on all the time.

The bunded wireless charging dock takes around three hours to completely charge this battery from zero to hundred per cent.

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy smartwatch is one of the most practical smartwatches in the market.

Loaded with Android Wear OS, this smartwatch does feature all the Google goodies and much more, thanks to the integrated play store certification.

The rotating dial menu is so intuitive and easy to use without having to flick your fingers on the tiny display.

With no doubts in mind, we can say that this is one of the best Android smartwatches available in the Indian market at present.

R

Excellent battery life

R

Software support

R

Stunning OLED display

Q

Feels bulky

Specifications

Display1.2-inch 360×360 super AMOLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemTizen OS
Water ResistantUp to 50m
BatteryUp to 80 Hours
Dial ShapeCircle

3. Oppo Watch

oppo-watch
Value for Money Smartwatch
  • Stunning AMOLED touchscreen display
  • Up to 14 days of battery life
  • Fitness features with accurate sensors onboard

Oppo is one of the major players in the Indian smartphone market. Recently the company has been venturing into the accessories segment with their earphones and TWS earbuds as well.

The Oppo watch is the recently introduced Android Wear OS-powered smartwatch that looks strikingly similar to the Apple watch but available at a fraction of the cost at just Rs.12,990.

Design and Build Quality

The Oppo Watch looks and feels almost similar to the Apple Watch. The square-shaped dial is made from lightweight aluminium and the backside of this watch has a glossy ceramic back.

The fit and finish of this smartwatch scream premium quality right from the first glance. The rubber strap is thick enough to be durable but feels comfortable to wear.

There are two physical buttons on the right side of the dial – one of which is the power button and the other a multi-function button that can be customized to invoke various features, say fitness options.

This 41mm Wi-Fi only model of the Oppo watch is 3atm water-resistant and can withstand mild rains and water splashes without any problems.

Display

The display is one of the main USPs of this budget Android smartwatch. The Oppo watch features a 1.6-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 360 pixels.

Being an OLED display, the blacks appear perfectly deep black and the colours seem to be punchy and vivid.

The brightness levels of this display are on par with its similarly priced competitors and are usable equally on indoors as well as outdoors.

Thanks to the powerful Snapdragon chip inside, the navigation through the UI feels buttery smooth and the panel offers good touch responsiveness.

Since this is a square display, typing replies and interacting with the UI is very relaxing and without much issues.

Sensors

This smartwatch carries a lot of sensors onboard for precise fitness tracking options.

There is the regular GPS for positioning and location tracking, accurate heart rate sensor for metabolism calculation, accelerometer for step counting etc to name a few.

There are a lot of pre-built fitness modes which you can utilize to keep yourselves healthy.

Miscellaneous

The Oppo smartwatch has a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calls over Bluetooth.

You can attend calls from your smartphone on this device and talk directly. The quality of the voice calls is pretty decent, to say the least.

Since this is an Android Wear OS-powered watch, you get to access the Google play store and download apps of your choice on to the 8GB internal memory with ease.

This premium budget smartwatch also features NFC connectivity and supports wireless payments via Google pay.

Battery Life

Oppo claims that this smartwatch will last up to 14 days on a single charge.

However with functions such as always-on display turned on and regular GPS usage, expect the battery to come down within a couple of days.

The proprietary magnetic dock charger that comes with this watch supports fast charging and can juice up the battery within 1-1.15 hours completely.

R

Elegant and premium design

R

Lightweight and comfortable

R

Google WearOS platform

Q

Proprietary charger

Specifications

Display1.6-inch 320 x 360 pixels AMOLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemAndroid Wear OS
Water ResistantUp to 3 atm
BatteryUp to 14 Days
Dial ShapeSquare

4. Mobvoi Ticwatch S2

mobvoi-ticwatch-s2
Smartwatch With the Best Design
  • Gorgeous OLED display
  • Built-in GPS
  • Up to 2 days of battery life

Mobvoi is a brand name that you might have never heard before. But remember, this is a name you are going to hear more often, thanks to their amazing lineup of smartwatches.

The Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 is a feature-rich, budget smartwatch that gives more than what you ask for in the sub Rs.20,000 price segment.

Design and Build Quality

The Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 is made of polycarbonate material which is tough as well as lightweight. The soft silicone strap on this smartwatch is flexible and won’t easily damage over time.

The rounded dial and the matching strap looks premium in hand.

Conforming the US military standards, the Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 is the best candidate for adventure junkies and travellers.

This smartwatch is water-resistant up to 5atm, which makes it usable outdoors in adverse weather conditions such as rains.

Display

The Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 features a 1.39-inch OLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels.

The level of clarity and crispness this display offers is excellent and it is pretty much unmatched for its price.

The colours look vibrant and contrast levels add up to the promise of an OLED panel.

The cleverly designed black coloured watch faces utilize the OLED display and offer significant battery savings in that regard.

Features

The Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 comes with an optical heart rate monitor to measure your body’s metabolism. The accuracy of this sensor is quite decent for the price.

Along with this, there are accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensors on this device which opens up a whole range of possibilities for enhanced usability.

With the inbuilt GPS and E-compass, you can track and record your trails easily with the companion app on your smartphone.

Running on wear OS 2.0 based on Android, there is no dearth of choice for apps. The full suite of Google services is present including the Play store.

The MediaTek processor inside and the 512MB RAM runs wear OS smoothly without any lags or stutters.

Bluetooth v.4.1 lets you connect the device with other smartphones with low energy consumption and keeps notifying you about incoming calls and messages swiftly.

Battery Life

The Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 offers a decent battery life of up to 2 days on a single charge. Even if used heavily, this device should see the end of the day comfortably.

The magnetic pin connector at the bag easily mates with the charging clip and starts charging effortlessly. With quick charge support, this device gets charged from empty to 100% in just an hour.

Verdict

If you want a premium smartwatch running on Android wear OS but has a budget under Rs.15,000, you should get the Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 without any second thoughts.

The OLED display, build quality and the quality of sensors inside makes this a concrete deal that is never to be missed.

R

Military-grade build quality

R

Up to 5atm water resistance

R

Interchangeable straps

Q

Slightly older Bluetooth v4.1

Specifications

Display1.39-inch OLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemAndroid Wear OS 2.0
Water ResistantYes, up to 5atm
BatteryUp to 2 days
Dial ShapeCircle

 

5. Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle

fossil-gen-5-carlyle
Best Build Quality
  • Colourful OLED display
  • Up to 24 hours of battery life
  • Android Wear 2.0 OS

Watch nerds might have at least heard once about Fossil. Yes, the revered American watchmaker which we all adore.

The company has introduced the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle to the Indian market which is an Android Wear OS 2.0 powered smartwatch.

Design and Build Quality

The build quality, in one word, is exceptional. You get all the goodies that you’d expect from a world-class watch manufacturer.

The stainless steel dial with accentuated edges and the stainless strap makes this watch look stylish as ever before.

This attractively designed smartwatch is sure to impress everyone around.

Display

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle features a 1.28-inch OLED display with a resolution of 416 x 416 pixels.

This OLED panel is one of the brightest and most vivid smartwatch displays in the Indian market.

This touchscreen-enabled display can be controlled with the two hardware buttons on the sides and also with the touch-enabled gestures.

Features

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is a fitness-based smartwatch.

Equipped with a high precision heart rate sensor onboard along with other sensors, this smartwatch can track all your day-to-day activities and keep you physically fit.

With the Android Wear 2.0 OS, you can enjoy the whole slew of features and apps from the Play store.

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle comes with an onboard GPS module to track your movements independently without the aid of our smartphone.

There is an in-built speaker in this smartwatch to attend voice calls directly from the smartwatch.

Battery Life

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle smartwatch is rated to last up to 10 hours of battery life on nominal usage.

This is a bummer because most other watches in this price segment offer a battery life of at least one day or more.

Verdict

The Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle is a fitness-based premium smartwatch that offers a lot of smart as well as fitness features without compromising on the overall build quality.

R

Exceptional build quality

R

Sharp OLED display

R

Fast charging support

Q

No in-built speaker

Specifications

Display1.28-inch OLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemAndroid Wear OS 2.0
Water ResistantUp to 3 atm
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Dial ShapeCircle

 

6. Fitbit Versa 2

fitbit-versa-2
Best Fitness Based Smartwatch
  • Industry-leading precision sensors
  • Sharp AMOLED display
  • Up to 6 days of battery life

Fitbit is a popular fitness-oriented company manufacturing fitness bands and activity trackers that are well regarded among a lot of people owing to the accuracy of the sensor data on these devices.

The Fitbit Versa 2 is a hybrid between a smartwatch and a fitness band featuring an interesting mix of both worlds in a compact wearable form factor.

Design and Build Quality

The fully anodized aluminium rectangular body stands out when you see the Fitbit Versa 2 for the first time.

This dial consists of a control button on the left side which will help you choose modes and navigate through the menus along with the responsive touchscreen interface.

This button is sufficiently raised from the body and feels very tactile and responsive.

The Silicone strap is thick and has a textured finish on the outside. On the inner side, the soft layer makes it feel comfortable while wearing this device around the wrists.

Overall, the Fitbit Versa 2 looks like a well-built fitness smartwatch which feels durable and solid.

Display

The Fitbit Versa features 2 a 1.35-inch OLED panel to display the information.

The screen has a resolution of about 300 x 300 pixels and is relatively sharp when compared with other smartwatches belonging to the same price category.

The colours appear vivid and the brightness levels are decent for the asking price.

Sensors

The Fitbit Versa 2 has the most accurate sensors on this list of best smartwatches in India.

This device comes with a dynamic heart rate monitor that outputs a precise measure of your heartbeats.

The SmartTrack feature lets this device automatically record your workout even without you initiating the setup.

This smartwatch supports a multitude of sports activities ranging from jogging to swimming and measures the stats which can be easily seen and understood.

The Fitbit app is very intuitive and with the auto-sync turned on, you will get your work out report on the smartphone after each session.

Miscellaneous

The Fitbit versa 2 does not feature a dedicated GPS chip. This makes location tracking impossible without a smartphone.

The Fitbit Versa 2 comes with deep integration with the paired smartphone.

The notifications from the phone will appear on the device, even from third-party applications such as Whatsapp.

There are different watch faces to choose from, according to your preferences and this will keep the watch look new and refreshing every day.

Battery Life

The Fitbit Versa 2 has a decent battery life of about 5 days on a single charge.

This device charges relatively quickly in just under 2 hours as well.

The OLED screen helps in minimising the energy consumption which is mainly due to the heart rate monitor running in the background.

Verdict

If you’re a fitness freak and want to have a smartwatch that doubles up as a fitness band, the Fitbit Versa 2 is the best bet under an affordable budget.

The OLED display is great, so is the fantastic battery life of up to 5 days.

With accurate sensors onboard giving out precise metabolism measurements, the decision to purchase this device can’t do any wrong.

R

Elegant, attractive design

R

Robust build quality

R

Water-resistant

Q

No Inbuilt-GPS

Specifications

Display1.35 inch AMOLED
GPSNo
Operating SystemCustom OS
Water ResistantYes
BatteryUp to 5 Days
Dial ShapeSquare

 

7. Honor Watch Magic 2

honor-watch-magic-2
Best Allround Performer
  • Gorgeous 1.39 inch OLED display
  • Accurate heart rate sensor
  • Up to 14 days of battery life

Honor watch magic 2 is the refreshed version of the feature-rich Honor watch we reviewed in the best smartwatches under Rs.10000 article.

Packed with fitness features, this smartwatch offers a versatile usage well worth the price it retails for.

Design and Build Quality

Honor has not done any compromise with this smartwatch when it comes to build quality.

Made from high-grade stainless steel, this smartwatch feels durable and premium in hand.

When you hear the word metal, don’t think it’s too hefty. The Honor magic watch 2 is lightweight and comfortable to wear, thanks to the super comfy rubber strap and the weight balance of the dial.

There are two buttons on the right side of the circular dial. The button on top takes you back to the home screen from any menu if you double-tap.

The other button is user-customizable. You can assign a particular function to the button and access the same in just one click.

Display

The Honor magic watch 2 features a large 1.39-inch touchscreen OLED display. This display is very responsive to the touches and aides in effortless navigation within the interface.

Thanks to the OLED technology, the blacks appear as dark as it can get and the colours appear to pop out.

With the numerous watch faces which you can download via the accompanying smartphone app, the customization options are aplenty.

This display has decent brightness and can be used outdoors without any problem whatsoever.

Features

The Honor magic watch 2 is powered by the Huawei Kirin A1 wearable chipset, which makes the entire experience a whole lot better.

The animations are silky smooth and the overall day to day operations will run as smooth as silk.

This smartwatch comes with an always-on heart rate monitor which delivers accurate results. You also get the regular pedometer, sleep tracking and even a stress level monitor.

With the inbuilt GPS + GLONASS support, you can track the movement independent of your smartphone.

There are multiple sports modes to select from to receive a wide range of data from the workout during the same.

The android smartphone app neatly lays out the information from the watch in an intuitive manner.

Calls and Speaker Quality

The Honor watch magic 2 has an inbuilt microphone and a small speaker. You can attend calls via the watch when paired with the smartphone.

The audio quality through the speaker and the voice quality through the mic is very good, without noticeable audio distortions.

With the built-in 4GB internal storage, you can load songs and play the music directly, either through the speakers or via a Bluetooth headset.

Battery Life

Honor promises the Magic watch to last for up to 14 days on a single charge. The battery life is very good with excellent standby time.

Even with GPS turned on and used extensively, you can expect this smartwatch to last for 7-9 days.

The watch charges via a magnetic cradle which is easy and effortless.

Verdict

The Honor magic watch 2 is a game-changer for Huawei.

Powered by the in-house Kirin A1 chip, this smartwatch offers smooth performance which is complemented with the gorgeous OLED display.

R

Stainless steel construction

R

Inbuilt mic and speaker

R

GPS and GLONASS support

Q

Limited app support

Specifications

Display1.39 – inch OLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemCustom OS
Water-ResistantYes
BatteryUp to 14 Days
Dial ShapeCircle

 

8. Huami Amazfit T-Rex

huami-amazfit-t-rex
Best Rugged Smartwatch
  • Precise GPS positioning
  • Stunning OLED display
  • Up to 20 days of battery life

Huami Amazfit T-rex is one of the recent entrants from the Amazfit lineup to be launched in the Indian market.

Priced just under Rs.10,000, this is a rugged smartphone with impressive features, suited for adventure junkies and fitness freaks.

Design and Build Quality

The Amazfit T-rex is rugged, an all-weather smartwatch that is battle-tested to ensure that it follows twelve military-grade rigorous testings to operate without any fail, no matter the outside conditions.

Made from metal, the circular casing may appear a bit bulky but the weight is manageable. Do note that this smartwatch fits the best for those with reasonable wrist thickness.

The stretchable silicone strap is very comfortable and offers a snug fit around the wrists,

There are four buttons – two on either side of the watch dial to navigate the UI along with the regular touch screen controls.

This smartwatch is 5atm water-resistant and even has a dedicated swimming mode, which is a rarity among smartwatches in this price segment.

Display

The Amazfit T-rex features a 1.3-inch OLED display with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection to prevent accidental scratches.

Being an OLED display, the colours look vivid and punchy and the inky deep blacks add to the overall immersive watch face experience.

The brightness level of this panel is on par with other competitors on the list and works perfectly fine outdoors under moderate sunlight.

Huami has also given an anti-fingerprint coating over this display to minimise smudges from oily or sweaty fingers that appear on this display from time to time.

The touch responsiveness is on point, with no noticeable lag whatsoever – thanks to the powerful processor inside.

Hardware features

This premium budget smartwatch features a GPS chip that is very accurate in independent positioning, without depending on a smartphone for the same.

There are 14 different professional sports modes on this watch including swimming, jogging, running etc which can be set to track the workouts without approximations.

The regular step counter, sleep tracking and calorie counter are also present and accounted for.

The dynamic heart rate sensor in the rear of this smartwatch delivers consistently accurate results as well.

Miscellaneous

There is a multitude of watch faces to choose from on this smartwatch. It also comes with the always-on feature, which will keep the display running in low brightness all the time.

Notifications from the smartphone including calls, text messages and other apps get delivered real-time without any delay.

There is also the option to control the music playback on your phone directly from the smartwatch.

Battery Life

The Huami Amazfit T-Rex is powered by a 360mAh Li-ion battery which will last for up to 20 days on a single charge.

However, depending on the GPS usage, notifications and always-on display, this number can come down significantly.

It takes around two hours to completely charge this smartwatch from zero to hundred per cent.

Verdict

If you want a rugged smartwatch that can accompany you anywhere without the fear of getting damaged, the Amazfit T-Rex is a right candidate under Rs.10,000.

The OLED display and the decent battery life along with the rugged build quality makes this smartwatch a winner in its category.

R

Robust build quality

R

Rich sensor array

R

Up to 50m water resistance

Q

Not for those with thin wrists

Specifications

Display1.3-inch AMOLED
GPSYes
Operating SystemCustom OS
Water-Resistantyes
BatteryUp to 20 Days
Dial ShapeCircle

9. Huami Amazfit Bip S

huami-amazfit-bip-s
Best Budget Smartwatch
  • Up to 40 hours of battery life
  • Excellent sunlight legibility
  • Built-in GPS support

Huami is an independent smart wearable manufacturer with the backing of Xiaomi, popular for its high accuracy, feature-rich affordable smartwatches.

Amazfit Bip S is the entry-level smartwatch from Huami that has some nice tricks up its sleeve to impress the users.

Design and Build Quality

The Huami Amazfit Bip S has a square-shaped dial which blends in with the silicone strap material quite well.

The fit and finish of this budget smartwatch are unmatched in competition with other models in the same price category.

Designed to fit in both large-sized and small-sized wrists graciously, this smartwatch will match your style no matter the physique.

Display

The display of Amazfit Bip Lite is interesting in many aspects. This device features a 1.28-inch transflective display with a resolution of 176 x 176 pixels.

The speciality of this display is that the screen gets brighter and brighter with the amount of light striking its surface.

This is a great convenience when using the smartwatch under direct sunlight. When indoors, to enhance the visibility, background light kicks in.

This is an always ON colour display covering 64% of RGB colour gamut.

Features

All the notifications from your smartphone are conveniently displayed on the smartwatch but the only gripe is that you can’t reply to the messages. Although, incoming calls can be accepted with the flick of a wrist.

Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip S is certified with IP68 which means that it is waterproof and dust resistant. You can safely take this smartwatch with you as an all-weather companion.

This smartwatch from Huami features the full fitness suite including a heart rate sensor and supports up to 10 different sports modes.

The Huami PAI health assessment system comes integrated into this smartwatch for intuitive fitness data analysis.

The Huami Amazfit Bip S features built-in GPS and GLONASS support for precise location tracking.

Battery Life

Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit Bip S smartwatch. It will last you up to a whopping 40 days of continuous usage on a single charge.

As you have guessed already, the heart rate sensor turned on frequently, it will drop but not too much. About 117 days of battery life on a smartwatch is too much to ask, isn’t it?

Verdict

If you want an all-weather smartwatch that will last for days on a single charge, the Amazfit Bip S is the one you should be checking out.

With the special monochrome display that gets darker with the increase in light striking the surface, this is one of the most legible smartwatches that you can wear outdoors.

R

Huami PAI health analysis

R

Ultra Lightweight body

R

40+ watch faces

Q

No AMOLED display

Specifications

DisplayYes1.28-inch transflective Display
GPSYes
Operating SystemCustom OS
Water Resistantyes
BatteryUp to 40 Days
Dial ShapeSquare

10. Huami Amazfit Neo

huami-amazfit-neo
Smart Digital Watch
  • Smart notifications and fitness features
  • Up to 28 days of battery life
  • 5atm water resistant

Huami has been releasing a shit load of smartwatches in the budget-conscious Indian market off late and to be fair, they were all awesome and worth every penny.

The Amazfit Neo is a unique retro style digital watch with some smart as well as fitness features baked to it.

Design and Build Quality

The Amazfit Neo has a square-shaped dial made from plastic with a layer of thick rubber coating on top.

The TPU strap is thick enough to be durable but feels extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear as well.

There are four physical buttons on the side of the square dial to navigate between the available options.

The strap can be removed and replaced but the lack of quick release mechanism makes it a bit harder.

This smart digital watch is water-resistant up to 5atm, so using it outdoors won’t be an issue whatsoever.

Overall, this smart digital watch from Huami has a robust build quality with a comfortable fit and finish.

Display

As we said earlier, this is in essence a digital watch. The 1.2-inch LCD is similar to most other Casio digital watches we are familiar with.

This display is always on and won’t turn off. There is blue backlit illumination for checking the time at night or under dimly lit environments.

The digits and the icons appear big and are quite easily readable from a distance.

Miscellaneous

This Huami Amazfit Neo features a dynamic heart rate sensor in the rear that delivers accurate heartbeat count.

It can also precisely monitor your sleep and the data is neatly laid out for easy understanding in the companion smartphone app.

The step counter seems to be very accurate as well, off by just 5-6 steps.
There is no haptic feedback for the notifications from your smartphone but there is an option to set a beep every time a message arrives.

Battery Life

Since there is bare minimum hardware to drain the battery quickly, Amazfit Neo lasts for up to 28 days on a single charge.

However, depending on the subjective individual usage, expect anywhere from 10-20 days with this watch.

It takes around 2-2.30 hours to charge this watch from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Huami Amazfit Neo is one of the unique retro looking digital watches with some smart functionality and fitness tracking baked into it for a compelling price of just Rs.2,299.

R

Unique retro design

R

Lightweight and comfortable

R

Bright blue LED backlight

Q

No haptic feedback

Specifications

Display1.2 inch LCD
GPSNo
Operating SystemCustom OS
Water ResistantUp to 5 atm
BatteryUp to 28 Days
Dial ShapeSquare

11. Gionee Watch 5

gionee-watch-5
Honourable Mention
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Up to 5 days of battery life

Gionee was once a prominent Chinese smartphone player in India, much before brands like Xiaomi and Vivo came to light in this part of the world.

The Gionee Watch 5 is an Apple Watch clone priced affordably under Rs.2,000.

Design and Build Quality

As we have mentioned before, this smartwatch looks and feels like a cheap clone of Apple Watch.

The silicone strap is comfortable and skin-friendly and can be replaced easily if necessary.

There is a side button on the chassis of this watch which is pretty much of no use except as a back button while navigating the UI.

The Gionee Watch 5 is one of the lightest smartwatches in the sub. Rs.5,000 price segment. You won’t even notice the watch on your wrist even if you wear it all the time.

Display

This budget entry-level smartwatch features a 1.3-inch IPS LCD with a respectable resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

This is a touchscreen with a decent response and fluidity for the price.

Gionee has not mentioned anything about the scratch resistance property but has included a screen protector in the box for additional safety.

The colours and the contrast levels of this panel look decent indoors but this watch is pretty much average in terms of outdoor legibility.

Features

Similar to other smartwatches in this price range, the Gionee Watch 5 features a heart rate monitor to track the body metabolism.

This along with other sports tracking modes give a rough estimate of the daily workouts and health conditions via the Gionee Life app.

Realtime smart notifications work well on this device, with no noticeable delays.

Battery life

This Gionee Smartwatch 5 is powered by a 160mAh Li-ion battery which will last for up to 5 days on a single charge.

The proprietary pogo pin charger can charge the phone without removing the watch from the strap.

It takes around two hours to completely charge this watch from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

If you are looking for an entry-level smartwatch that mimics the design of Apple Watch, this is your best possible bet.

With one year of warranty and decent performance, the Gionee watch 5 is well worth the asking price of just Rs.2,499.

R

Apple watch design

R

Lightweight and comfortable

R

One year warranty

Q

Average outdoor legibility

Specifications

Display1.3-inch IPS LCD
GPSNo
Operating SystemCustom OS
Water-ResistantIP68
BatteryUp to 5 Days
Dial ShapeSquare

This concludes our search for the eleven best smartwatches available at present in the Indian market. We have included only the ones that are well worth every penny you spend from your pocket.

If you are inclined to look for a smart wearable under a specific budget, we’ve suggestions for smartwatches under Rs.10,000 and smartwatches under Rs.5,000. Do check them out as well.

If you have any doubts or suggestions about this article, let us know in the comment section below. And as always, Thank you for reading and catching you guys in some other articles.

Some other articles you may love to read: