Best Smartwatches Under Rs.10,000 (December 2019)

by | Dec 5, 2019

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.

Best Smartwatches Under Rs.10,000

1. Huami Amazfit GTROverall Best Pick
2. Honor Watch MagicRunner-Up Pick
3. Fossil Q GrantBest Hybrid Smartwatch
4. Alcatel OneTouch GoBest Budget Smartwatch
5. TCL MovetimeFeature Rich Smartwatch
6. Huawei Metiz B19Honorable Mention

1. Huami Amazfit GTR

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Overall Best Pick
  • Up to 20 days of battery life
  • Crisp OLED display
  • Accurate heart rate monitor

Huami is a subsidiary branch of Xiaomi dealing in manufacturing smartwatches that includes the company’s own research and development team.

The Amazfit GTR is the elder sibling of the original Amazfit bip which was a budget smartwatch from Huami targeting first-time users.

Design and build quality

The Amazfit GTR features the looks and feels of an analogue watch.

The leather strap feels comfortable and if you are willing to spend a few extra bucks, there is a leather strap version of the same available.

The strap is thick but comfortable and provides a lot of holes for the correct fit according to the size of your wrist.

The dial is rounded and has a carbon fibre texture finish on it. This is a great thing as scratches if any occur will be cleverly masked by this finish.

Display

The Huami Amazfit GTR comes with a 1.2-inch OLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels.

This touchscreen display has a pixel density of 326ppi making it very crisp and detailed.

On the front, the ceramic bezel and the 2.5D Gorilla glass protection will keep the glass free from minor dents and other marks.

Sensors

The Huami Amazfit GTR has a heart rate monitor and built-in GPS and GLONASS chip that will help in tracking the device on its own, without the need to have a smartphone.

The sensor data is pretty accurate and gives out accurate readings at all times.

Different sports tracking activities such as step counter and burnt calorie calculator are available as well.

The Amazfit GTR is a water-resistant smartwatch and can be used during outdoor activities such as mountaineering and swimming.

Battery life

This is one of the areas where this smartwatch excels.

Thanks to its high power-efficient OLED, this smartwatch will stay powered up to 12 days on a single charge with sync and GPS turned off.

Even with these turned on always, the Amazfit GTR gives around a solid 10 days worth of usage time.

Verdict

The Huami Amazfit GTR is a very interesting smartwatch worth considering for its attractive features and affordable price tag.

With features that were only seen on the premium luxury smartwatches before, the Amazfit delivers strong value for money proposition.

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Premium leather straps

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Activity tracker

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5ATM water resistance

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Bulky design

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemSupports iOS/Android
Touch Screen1.2″ AMOLED
BatteryUp to 12 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. Fossil Q Grant

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Hybrid Smartwatch
  • Suited for analogue watch lovers
  • Impeccable design and robust built
  • 1-year international warranty

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 Q Grant in the Indian market which is a hybrid smartwatch that supports both Android and iOS devices.

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 leather strap with contrast stitching makes this watch look stylish as ever before.

The stainless steel strap feels luxurious and adds to the total overall premium feel.

Performance

Let’s discuss a bit about the hybrid smartwatch.

This hybrid smartwatch is an analogue watch with some smart functions baked into it.

So if you’re a fan of analogue watches and would like to have some extended features rather than a completely digital touchscreen, this is it.

This smartwatch can be paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth.

There are three programmable buttons on the watch dial that can be used as one-touch function keys to control various functions on your smartphone.

Features

Fossil Grant Q also notifies you of incoming calls and message notifications by vibrations.

You can also set the dials inside to move to a particular digit to differentiate between the notifications from different apps.

One of the most useful functions of this hybrid smartwatch is the automatic time zone update feature.

If you’re a frequent traveller, the task of adjusting your watch according to the local timezone is a quirky affair. With this watch, it senses your location when paired with the Bluetooth and automatically adjusts the time accordingly. How sweet!

Battery life

Battery inside this smartwatch needs no frequent recharging. Although when it dries out eventually, you’ll have to replace the button cell inside.

The company claims that the button cell battery inside this watch will last for 6 months.

Verdict

If you are a fan of the luxury watch brand Fossil, you’ll love to have this watch on your wrist.

The analogue goodness combined with the smart features makes this watch well worth its price.

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Brand name

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Excellent build quality

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No need for frequent charging

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No fitness-related features

Specifications

Strap MaterialStainless steel
Operating System
Touch Screen
BatteryUp to 6 Months

4. 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

5. 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

6. Huawei Metis – B19

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Honorable Mention
  • Perfect for health-conscious consumers
  • Display with good outdoor legibility
  • Trusted brand name

Huawei is not just another Chinese brand.

They have been showered with praises for their Android Wear-powered smartwatches and here they are, with an entry-level budget fitness band smartwatch bridge.

Design and build quality

The Huawei Metis B19 has a metallic rounded dial with a silicone strap. From a distance, the Metis B19 looks like a traditional analogue watch which is a good thing for many.

The build quality is good with smooth edges and detailed machinings on the dial.

The strap feels solid but lightweight and comfortable.

Since this is a unisex smartwatch, the Huawei Metis B19 can be used by men and women alike.

Display

The Metis – B19 comes with a circular dial with a 1.2″ LCD touchscreen display.

The display itself is a monochrome one with sufficiently deep blacks that almost resemble an OLED screen.

The icons are large and the digits stand out, helping with the overall viewability of the device.

The interface is minimal with vertical swipes being the main mode of navigation within the menu.

Features

The learning curve is negligible, that any user will be comfortable with using the smartwatch right out of the box.

Notifications can be viewed on the display but are not actionable.

For that, you need to take out your smartphone to reply.

The device doesn’t accidentally slide off the charging dots.

An always-on heart rate monitor is present in this smartwatch to monitor your heart rate 24 x 7.

This feature is a great boon for those health-conscious fitness freaks out there.

Battery life

The company claims up to 6 days of battery life with the device but users have reported
getting around 10 days which is quite an interesting anomaly.

Huawei Metis – B19 comes with a cradle charger instead of the normal magnetic charger that fits well.

Verdict

According to us, having a rounded dial is a desirable trait for any smartwatch out there.

The Metis B19 has a great looking dial supplemented by a textured silicone strap which blends with the design very well.

If you don’t mind the lack of a native GPS support, the Metis B19 from Huawei is a compelling product providing a week worth of battery on a single charge.

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Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Support

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Always-on heart rate monitor

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Good battery life

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Can’t mute notifications

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Expensive

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen1.1 inch
BatteryUp to 6 Days

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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