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

by | Aug 1, 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 decided to take a look at the six 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. Huami Amazfit GTRRunner-Up Pick
3. Honor Watch MagicFeature Rich Smartwatch
4. Noise Fit FusionValue for Money Smartwatch
5. Watchout Wearables Time EngineBudget Hybrid Smartwatch
6. TCL MovetimeHonourable Mention

 

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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

Q

Sometimes the UI is a bit laggy

Specifications

Touch Screen1.65 inch AMOLED
Strap MaterialSilicon
Operating SystemPropreitory
BatteryUp to 14 Days
Dial ShapeSquare
GPSYes

2. Huami Amazfit GTR

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Gorgeous AMOLED display
  • Up to 12 days of battery life
  • Built-in GPS+GLONASS

The Amazfit GTR is a slightly modified variant of the Amazfit GTS we have discussed just above.

The main difference between these two smartwatches is in terms of build quality, dial shape and the inclusion of a barometer sensor.

Design and Build Quality

The Amazfit GTR has a circular dial when compared to the Apple watch-esque square dial of the GTS smartwatch.

The dial is made from steel and looks and feels way more premium than the plastic dial from the GTS.

However, this adds considerable heft and size increase which makes the GTR suited for only those with medium to large-sized wrists.

The fit and finish of this smartwatch are top-notch and pretty phenomenal for the price of just under Rs.10,000.

The Amazfit GTR just like the GTS is water-resistant and can withstand submersions up to 50m for up to 30 minutes.

To summarize, the GTR is a much more robustly built, premium smartwatch than the GTS.

Display

The Amazfit GTR features a smaller 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels.

This is quite small when compared to the 1.65-inch display of the GTS smartwatch but sharper and more vivid.

The brightness levels of this smartwatch are on par with its competitors and can be used both indoors and outdoors without any issues.

The ambient light sensor adjusts the brightness automatically for better legibility.

There are two control buttons on the right side of the dial for easily navigating through the UI on this display. Additionally, the touch response from this screen is excellent.

This display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has an additional anti-fingerprint coating on top to keep the display smudge-free.

Features

The Amazfit GTR from Huami features all the sensors found on the GTS and additionally a barometer sensor as well for air pressure monitoring.

There is the regular heart rate sensor at the back, magnetic sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor present and accounted for.

The accuracy of the data from these sensors is very much usable and accurate for the price.

This smartwatch also has a dedicated GPS+GLONASS chip for independent location tracking.

The regular sports mode tracking for walking, running, cycling etc are also present on this smartphone.

You can also receive notifications for calls/messages and other app alerts on this device with a vibration alert.

Battery Life

The Amazfit GTR is rated to last for up to 12 days on a single charge. If you are using GPS always, this number will significantly come down.

This smartwatch takes around 2 hours to completely charge from zero to a hundred per cent.

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Stable Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity

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Ambient light sensor

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Water-resistant up to 50m

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Occasional UI hiccups

Specifications

Touch Screen1.2 inch AMOLED
Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemPropreitory
BatteryUp to 12 Days
Dial ShapeCircle
GPSYes

3. Honor Watch Magic

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Feature Rich Smartwatch
  • 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

Touch Screen1.34 inch transflective
Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemPropreitory
BatteryUp to 7 Days
Dial ShapeCircle
GPSYes

4. Noise Fit Fusion

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Value for Money Smartwatch
  • Up to 30 days of battery life
  • Unique hybrid smartwatch
  • Fitness tracking features

Go Noise is a company popular for marketing affordable smart wearables, action cameras and other similar accessories in the Indian market.

The Noise Fit Fusion is an interesting hybrid smartwatch with the look and feel of a regular analogue watch and the features of a smartwatch packed inside.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Fit Fusion has a circular dial made from stainless steel which makes the watch look and feels premium in hand.

The build quality is top-notch and can be easily described as one of the best in its category.

This smartwatch comes with an included leather strap and an additional silicone strap inside the box.

These straps are easily swappable in case you don’t like the one that comes pre-fitted with the dial.

There are three buttons on the sides which includes a rotating crown for navigating through the UI.
The analogue minute and second hands are placed on top of the digital display to notify you of time without turning on the screen at all.

Display

The Noise Fit Fusion features a 1.22-inch TFT LCD with touchscreen functionality.

You can interact with this display with your fingers just like any other smartwatch out there in the market.

This display is adequately bright indoors and quite usable outdoors as well. The colours appear decent and the contrast levels are up to the mark as well.

Since this is not an AMOLED display, you won’t find it as appealing as the Amazfit GTS or the GTR for that matter.

Features

This hybrid smartwatch comes with a built-in heart rate sensor for monitoring your heartbeats.

There are sports tracking options built into the watch which will give you data about your steps, calories burnt and even tracks your sleep.

The Fusion supports smart notifications that will display the app alerts and other notifications from your smartphone directly on the watch display.

The Noise Fit X app from the play store can be used for customizing the watch and view detailed data about your workout sessions.

This smartwatch is water-resistant up to 5atm, which means it can be taken outdoors during rains without any issues.

Battery Life

The Noise Fit Fusion in its analogue only mode can last up to 30 days on a single charge.

But when used along with the digital display on board will make you charge the smartwatch once every two days.

The magnetic charging dock is powered by a USB cable supplied with the box. You can charge this smartwatch directly from a power bank or a DC power outlet using your phone charger.

Verdict

If you are looking for a feature-rich hybrid smartwatch that combines the look of the analogue watch and the features from a smartwatch, this is your best bet under Rs.7,500.

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Robust build quality

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Extra swappable strap

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Magnetic charging dock

Q

The screen is not OLED

Specifications

Touch Screen1.22 inchTFT
Strap MaterialLeather
Operating SystemPropreitory
BatteryUp to 30 Days
Dial ShapeCircle
GPSNo

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

Q

Anti-reflective coating quality is mediocre

Specifications

Touch Screen
Strap MaterialLeather
Operating SystemPropreitory
BatteryUp to 20  days
Dial ShapeCircle
GPS

6. TCL Movetime

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Honourable Mention
  • 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

Q

The screen is a bit dim outdoors

Specifications

Touch Screen1.39 AMOLED
Strap MaterialLeather
Operating SystemPropreitory
BatteryUp to 2 Days
Dial ShapeCircle
GPS

This concludes our curated list of the six 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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