Best Smartwatches Under Rs.10,000 (April 2020)

by | May 7, 2020

Smartwatches are quickly gaining popularity among gadget freaks today.

They supplement the use of smartphones to a certain extent but also provide a lot of additional conveniences.

The sheer number of smartwatches that are dumped into the market daily is massive, and finding the perfect watch for your liking is difficult.

That’s why we at Bettershark decided to take a look at the best smartwatches under Rs.10,000.

Here’s the list that we have come up with after extensive research.

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 Under Rs.10,000

1. Huami Amazfi GTSOverall Best Pick
2. Honor Watch MagicRunner-Up Pick
3. Alcatel OneTouch GoBest Budget Smartwatch
4. TCL MovetimeFeature Rich Smartwatch
5. Watchout Wearables Time engineBudget Hybrid smartwatch
6. Bolt Hawk Honorable Mention

 

1. Huami Amazfit GTS

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Overall Best Pick
  • 12 days of battery life
  • Large AMOLED display
  • In-built GPS support

Huami is a market leader in affordable smart wearables offering the best value for money gadgets in the developing markets such as India and Indonesia.

The Amazfit GTS is a feature-rich smartwatch which looks and feels like the Apple watch but with one fourth the asking price.

Design and Build Quality

The build quality of the Amazfit GTS is exceptional. The square-shaped dial is made from an aluminium alloy which helps the watch to be lightweight without compromising on the durability.

The silicone strap is very comfortable and does not irritate the skin whatsoever.

There is a crown button on the right side of the watch which helps in interacting with the UI effortlessly, reminding us of the Apple watch.

Huami advertises this watch to be 5 atm water resistant which means it can withstand submersions up to 50 meters in water for 10 minutes.

Nevertheless, you should think twice about using this smartwatch while swimming.

Overall, the Amazfit GTS offers the best build quality in the sub. Rs.10,000 price point.

Display

The Amazfit GTS features a square-shaped dial with a 1.65-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 348 x 442 pixels.

This 341 ppi display features a 2.5D Corning gorilla glass protection with fingerprint-resistant coating on top.

The screen is very detailed and the colour accuracy is excellent. Even under direct sunlight, this display is adequately legible.

The ambient light sensor helps the display to adjust the brightness automatically according to the surroundings.

Features

This smartwatch doubles up as a fitness tracker, thanks to the heart rate sensor and accelerometer inside.

The heart rate sensor gives an accurate reading of your body metabolism and the accelerometer tracks your workout.

There is a dedicated GPS chip inside this smartwatch to track your movements without pairing it up with the smartphone.

Miscellaneous

The Amazfit GTS has a haptic motor inside to give you vibrating notifications. This is very helpful if you are in a noisy environment and can’t hear the sound notifications.

The strap buckle mechanism is very robust and helps the watch to stay perfectly fit around your wrists.

This smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android devices and comes with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Battery Life

The Huami Amazfit GTS packs in a 220mAh battery inside which will get you around 12 days of usage on a single charge.

However, if you wish to turn on the GPS tracking always, you should expect a significant decrease in this number.

The magnetic charging cradle supports fast charging and tops up the battery in just under two hours.

Verdict

The Amazfit GTS is the best smartwatch you can get for a budget of Rs.10,000.

This smartwatch comes with all the features that you will only find on a flagship device, that too without any compromise on either the build quality or usability.

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Elegant, lightweight design

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Corning Gorilla Glass protection

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Optical heart rate sensor

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Sometimes the UI is a bit laggy

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating Systemsupports iOS/Android
Touch Screen1.65 inch AMOLED
BatteryUp to 14 Days

2. Honor Watch Magic

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Built-in GPS
  • AMOLED display
  • Up to 7 days of battery life

Honor is the sub-brand of Huawei that was initially launched in the country with budget smartphones.

Today this global sub-brand has a plethora of products under its belt and the Honor watch Magic is the first smartwatch the company has launched in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The watch body of the Honor Magic smartwatch is made from stainless steel. It feels very sturdy and durable in hand.

The thick silicone strap is skin-friendly and poses no threat of irritation.

The overall look and feel of this smartwatch from Honor scream premium for a budget under Rs.10,000.

There are two buttons on the side to help you with the menu navigation and option selection.

In the rear, the Honor Magic sports a dynamic heart rate sensor for metabolism measurements.

Display

This smartwatch features a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels, rounding to a pixel density of 326ppi.

This display is vivid, bright and offers excellent screen readability.

It’s a capacitive touch screen as well. The panel registers even slight touches with a greater level of accuracy, which is rare in this price segment.

Features

The Honor Magic smartwatch runs on a custom OS rather than a full-fledged wear OS.

However, you can find every bit of customization options and fitness tracking, smart notification features on this smartwatch.

The only downside of not having Android Wear OS is that you can’t use any third-party apps on this device to enhance its usability.

There are a lot of attractive watch faces to choose from according to your liking as well.

Notification alerts work as expected and the fitness tracking accuracy is on par with its competitors.

You also have the option to turn on the heart rate sensor always on or always off according to your preference.

This device supports location tracking and has the GPS and GLONASS services built-in.

Battery Life

The Honor Magic smartwatch is loaded with 600mAh Li-ion battery that will last up to 7 days in a single charge.

This device comes with a magnetic charging dock that has the newer USB Type-C port input.

Verdict

If you don’t mind the lack of Android Wear OS in your smartwatch, the Honor Watch Magic is the best choice for a full-fledged smartwatch under the budget of Rs.10,000.

Features such as dynamic heart rate monitor, GPS and a gorgeous AMOLED panel makes it to the top of our best list with relative ease.

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Stainless steel chassis

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Water resistance

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Lightweight

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No support for third-party apps

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen1.2 inch AMOLED
BatteryUp to 7 Days

 

3. Alcatel OneTouch Go

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Best Budget Smartwatch
  • Shockproof body
  • Micro USB charging
  • Heart rate sensor

Alcatel OneTouch Go is the ultimate traveller’s dream when it comes to owning a budget smartwatch.

This device comes with a lot of tailor-made features specifically designed with travellers and adventure lovers in mind.

Design and Build Quality

The Alcatel OneTouch Go has a polycarbonate bezel and a soft rubber strap that feels right on target when it comes to the build quality. The rubber strap is skin-friendly and won’t cause any irritation to the skin when used for an extended period.

Being an adventure-centric smartwatch, this device has a rugged design that accentuates into a muscular chassis with shockproof capabilities.

The quality of the materials used for construction is of very good quality, the overall feel ensures durability.

Display

The 1.22-inch display on this smartwatch is of IPS LCD type with a resolution of 240 x 204 pixels.

This display can project up to 262k colours and has excellent brightness. Being an IPS panel, the viewing angles are good as well.

For an adventure traveller, these two factors – brightness and viewing angles are very important when dealing with nature’s forces outdoors.

There is also an oleophobic coating over the display, which keeps water away from the screen when it is splashed on the watch.

The colours look vivid and the with the clever UI design, the low resolution is kind of masked to become unnoticed.

Features

Similar to the regular smartwatches in the market, the Alcatel Go Touch features a Bluetooth v4.0 protocol to communicate with your smartphone.

The connection is pretty stable within the range of 10m.

Push notifications from the smartphone arrive without any delay and you can get notified of all social network interactions realtime on the go without needing to take a break and peek into the phone.

There are regular media control and smartphone remote shutter button functions that enhance the usability of this device.

Sensors

The Alcatel OneTouch Go comes with a slew of useful sensors that makes it your perfect companion on an adventure trip.

Equipped with altimeter, you are no longer confused about the hike you’re doing. The heart rate monitor at the back monitors your heart rate to ensure everything is fine.

The E-compass make sure that you don’t lose your way in the never-ending trails. There are additional features such as a gyro and accelerometer that will track the distances covered.

Battery Life

The Alcatel OneTouch Go is powered by a 225mAh Li-Po battery. This battery is rated to last for about 2 days of moderate usage.

And, one more thing to make the traveller in you happy, this device charges via a micro USB port. This means you can use your power bank or laptop to juice up this watch on the move, effortlessly.

Verdict

The Alcatel OneTouch Go is a tailor-made smartwatch for travellers and adventure sports enthusiasts.

The rugged design and the plethora of useful sensors inside make it a very useful wearable to carry with you on your trips.

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Rugged design

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Oleophobic layer coated display

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IP67 certified

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Not suited for those with thin wrists

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen1.22 IPS
BatteryUp to 2 Days

4. TCL Movetime

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Best Feature-Rich Smartwatch
  • 400 X 400 pixels AMOLED display
  • IP67 certified smartwatch
  • Decent battery life

TCL is traditionally popular in India for their budget LED TVs and they have some of the most popular televisions in the market to their credit.

The same TCL has now ventured into the smart wearable market with a budget smartwatch, the TCL Movetime, that doubles up as a fitness tracker as well.

Design and Build Quality

The TCL Movetime is a very attractive looking device with an elegant, aesthetically pleasing design.

The watch bezel is made of aluminium and the company has retained the raw look without any paint job on top of it, for good.

The ordinary style leather strap is black in colour and blends with the silver-coloured bezel very well.

There is a slightly raised bump around the display which will guard it against minor scratches if anything unfortunate happens.

The power button located on the right side is very tactile and offers excellent click response.

Display

The TCL Movetime features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels.

This display is the best of the bunch we have seen on a smartwatch priced under Rs.10,000.

The larger resolution screen results in better-looking texts, images and animations.

The company has thrown in some sort of unnamed scratch resistance mechanism on this display, which is at least reassuring to know.

The brightness of this screen is a bit on the lower side, as expected from an AMOLED panel.

Features

For starters, this smartwatch from TCL comes with a heart rate sensor to monitor your metabolic activities.

There is the regular standard set of fitness features such as step counter, sedentary reminder and sleep monitor thrown into the mix.

Featuring both Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, this smartwatch can be easily paired with your smartphone or directly on to your Wi-Fi network without an intermediate device.

This device is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Although, there are some system-level restrictions on iOS that strips off certain features from it.

The TCL Movetime has deep media and hardware integration with Android devices that lets it control the media playback and act as a remote viewfinder of your smartphone camera.

This smartwatch is rated with IP67 certification. You can use this watch anywhere you want, whether in rain or dust – but exercising a certain level of caution.

Battery Life

This budget smartwatch is powered by a 350mAH Li-Po battery which lasts up to two days depending upon your usage pattern.

This battery takes about two hours to charge completely from zero to full.

Verdict

The TCL Movetime is a value for money smartwatch that doubles up as a fitness tracker.

The AMOLED display, the heart rate sensor and a price of under Rs.6,000 make this smartwatch an enticing option worth purchasing.

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Decent battery life

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Media control feature

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Aluminium bezel

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The screen is a bit dim outdoors

Specifications

Strap MaterialLeather
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen1.39 AMOLED
BatteryUp to 2 Days

5. Watchout wearables Time Engine

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Budget Hybrid Smartwatch
  • Great for outdoor usage
  • Best suited with Android phones
  • Comfortable leather strap

Watchout is an Indian company that specializes in the smart wearable segment at an affordable price point.

The Watchout Time engine is one of the premium hybrid smartwatches from the company which usually concentrates on affordable entry-level wearable devices.

Design and build quality

The overall design of this smartwatch is very attractive. The design looks stylish and trendy.

It looks similar to the analogue watches in the market but combined with smart features that add value to the purchase.

The removable leather strap screams premium and is comfortable to wear than the plastic ones.

The strap is removable and can be swapped with any compatible straps that you would like to use with this smartwatch.

This is a great option to have as different people will have different preferences and for those who don’t like leather, can opt for a different material easily and in no time.

Display

The Time engine smartwatch features a circular analogue dial with a small rectangular LCD patch screen placed towards the centre.

This single line LCD indicates the notification messages through text and icons.

This display is clear and has a backlight for viewing in the dark.

Hardware features

The company advertises that this device is the first hybrid smartwatch in the world with an LCD.

This hybrid watch comes with a built-in heart rate sensor for measuring metabolic activities.

The accuracy of the heart rate monitor in this device is a notch higher than the rest of its competitors.

The smartwatch is water-resistant and can survive light splashes without any problem.

Through the accompanying app available in the play store, you can manage features such as sleep tracking, step count and even the calories burnt.

The small LCD strip provides caller ID notification and message alert, although the content will be visually limited by its size.

Battery life

The Watchout Black zebra has a 300mAh lithium-ion battery that takes up to 2 hours to completely charge up from the empty state.

The company claims the smartwatch will last for about 20 days of continuous usage in a single charge.

Verdict

Watchout wearablesTime engine is a unique hybrid styled smartwatch available for a budget under Rs.5000.

With a leather strap on board, this is one of the best smartwatches which is priced less than most of its competitors but comes loaded with features.

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Premium design and build quality

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Accurate heart rate sensor

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Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy

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Anti-reflective coating quality is mediocre

Specifications

Strap MaterialLeather
Operating System
Touch Screen
BatteryUp to 20  days

6. Boltt Hawk

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for all-weather use
  • Suited for adventure junkies
  • Rich in features

Bolt is an Indian company headquartered in Noida, UP that mainly concentrates on the smart wearable segment in the country.

The Boltt Hawk is an Android-powered smartwatch that has support for independent cellular connectivity.

Design and Build Quality

The design of this smartwatch is rather similar to others in the market. However, the quality of materials used for construction is of better quality and the difference is quite evident.

The Circular dial has a stainless steel trim around it and the rubber strap comfortably fits snug on the wrist.

This smartwatch from Boltt comes with 42 built-in watch faces for you to select from. Sadly you can’t customize the watch faces and you will have to use as it is.

Features

This device comes with a plethora of workout options. There’s a sports mode that supports seven types of activities ranging from running to jogging to the marathon.

The company has included an inbuilt GPS sensor to track and record your location, an altimeter to measure the height and even a barometer for identifying the atmospheric pressure.

Since the smartwatch does come with a compass sensor, the accuracy of GPS is quite good and the navigation works effortlessly.

Camera and water resistance

If you somehow want to snap a quick picture during your workout or adventure trip, there’s a 2MP camera up front which does just that.

Don’t expect anything spectacular though.

Finally, this device is IP68 certified. This means that you can take out this smartwatch outside during rain without any fear of getting damaged making it an excellent adventure trip companion.

Battery Life

Speaking about the battery life, this smartwatch lasted for about 26 hours of continuous usage on our tests.

If you use GPS and cellular connectivity extensively, expect this number to fall well below.

The Bolt Hawk is compatible with both Android smartphones as well as iOS devices.

Bluetooth 4.0 protocol ensures that both the host and the guest consumes minimal power.

Verdict

The Bolt Hawk is a smartwatch that features independent telephony hardware that enables you to use this as a standalone device without the need for pairing with a smartphone.

The large selection of inbuilt-watch faces will let you select the style which suits you.
This gives a fresh and new look for the watch and you will never feel the same every day.

With a battery life well over a day, this is currently the best smartwatch money can buy under Rs.10,000.

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All necessary sensors are present

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Good build quality

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IP68 certified

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Feels bulky in the hand

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No option to add third-party watch faces

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen1.39″ AMOLED
BatteryUp to 1 Day

This concludes our curated list of the best smartwatches available in the Indian market under Rs.10,000.

We have tried to include at least one entry in each category we feel is worth mentioning.

We hope this list will help you sort the decision you have been rolling inside your head for days.

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