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

by | Oct 17, 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. Honor Watch MagicOverall Best Pick
2. Huami Amazfit Verge LiteRunner-Up pick
3. Boltt HawkBest Feature Rich Smartwatch
4. Fitbit Versa LiteFitness Oriented Smartwatch
5. Watchout Wearables Time EngineHybrid Smartwatch
6. Mevofit Race DiveBest Budget Smartwatch

1. Honor Watch Magic

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Overall Best 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

 

2. Huami Amazfit Verge Lite

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Runner-Up pick
  • Crisp and clear AMOLED display
  • 20 days of battery life
  • Bluetooth v5.0

Amazfit series is Xiaomi’s take on the budget smart wearable market. Although a different band, Huami operates under Xiaomi independently and maintains the same motto of quality with affordability’ that the parent company has preached time and again with its extensive device lineup.

The Amazfit Verge Lite is the budget smartwatch model from Huami that has some nice tricks up its sleeve to impress the users.

Design and Build Quality

The Huami Amazfit Verge Lite is designed to resemble a normal analogue watch with its circular form factor.

The bezel of this smartwatch is made of high-quality ceramic material and the strap is made of soft silicone.

The single colour scheme imparts a minimal yet elegant look and feel to this smartwatch and makes it stand out from the rest of the competition.

Display

The display of Amazfit Verge Lite is interesting in many aspects. This device features a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 300 pixels.

The speciality of this display is that the blacks remain pitch black since the pixels in that part of the screen are turned off completely.

This enhances the overall vividness of the display and helps a bit in terms of saving battery.

Furthermore, this display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent accidental scratches on the screen.

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.

Huami Amazfit Verge Lite is certified with IP67 which means it’s waterproof and dust resistant. You can safely take this smartwatch with you as an all-weather companion.

GPS tracking helps you to track your movements in real-time. In addition to GPS, there’s the Russian GLONASS support to make the tracking more precise and accurate.

Battery Life

Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit Verge Lite smartwatch. It will last you up to a whopping 20 days of continuous usage on a single charge.

As you have guessed already, with GPS turned on, it will drop but not too much.
10 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 Verge Lite is the one you should be checking out.

With GPS tracking built-in, you won’t get lost wandering in the woods or desert with this smartwatch.

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Minimal yet elegant design

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Feature-rich Mi Fit companion app

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Customizable watch faces

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Can’t reply to the notifications

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemSupports iOS/Android
Touch Screen1.3″ AMOLED
BatteryUp to 20 Days

 

3. Boltt Hawk

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Best Feature Rich Smartwatch
  • 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 rains 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 hand

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No option to add third-party watch faces

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilcone
Operating SystemAndroid
Touch ScreenYes. 1.39″ AMOLED
BatteryUpto 26 Hours

 

4. Fitbit Versa Lite

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Best Fitness-Based Smartwatch
  • Highly accurate sensors
  • All-day activity tracking
  • Up to 4 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 Lite 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 metallic rectangular body stands out when you see the Fitbit Versa Lite 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 feel 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 Lite looks like a well-built fitness smartwatch which feels durable and solid.

Display

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

The screen has a resolution of about 240 x 180 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.

The touch response is excellent and even with its small-sized display, the Fitbit Versa Lite feels very intuitive to use with gestures.

Sensors

The Fitbit Versa Lite 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 understand.

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

One of the main downsides of this budget Fitbit Versa lite smartwatch is the lack of inbuilt GPS chip.

The Fitbit Versa Lite 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 Lite has a decent battery life of about 4 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 Lite is the best bet under an affordable budget.

The OLED display is great, so is the fantastic battery life of up to 4 days.

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

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Excellent build quality

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Affordable

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Smart notifications

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No Inbuilt GPS

Specifications

Strap MaterialRubber
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen1.2 inch LCD
BatteryUp to 4 Days

5. Watchout Wearables TimeEngine

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Best 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. MevoFit Race Dive

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Best Budget Smartwatch
  • The IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Smart notification alerts
  • One-year warranty

MevoFit is a US-based smart wearables company specialized in designing and manufacturing budget smartwatches and fitness bands.

The MevoFit Race Dive is a premium mid-range fitness-oriented smartwatch targeted at those who are into regular workout sessions wanting a fitness tracker converged into a smartwatch form factor.

Design and Build Quality

The MevoFit Race Dive comes with a circle-shaped dial with an alloy framed border. This single tone colour scheme looks very minimal and nice in hand.

The medical-grade silicone strap is very comfortable around the wrist and causes no skin irritations whatsoever.

The lock mechanism in the strap is similar to most of the conventional watches and works very well to tightly grip the device on your wrists.

Connectivity and Hardware

The MevoFit Race Dive comes with Bluetooth v4.1 low energy protocol support to synchronise with your smartphone wirelessly.

There isn’t any sort of network connectivity available on this smartwatch apart from this.

However, push notifications from the apps on your smartphone appears on the screen.

The display on this device is a 0.96-inch OLED panel with deep blacks and satisfactory brightness levels.

You might find the display a bit weak if you are in direct sunlight, but it isn’t much of a deal-breaker since you are not going to be under the sun always.

The heart rate monitor, blood pressure and blood oxygen level trackers are housed in the rear panel of this smartphone and deliver vital readings with a decent amount of precision considering the price.

All-day activity tracker and actionable notifications make this budget smartwatch more useful.

Miscellaneous

The MevoFit Race Dive is certified to be IP68 water and dust resistant. This means you can use this smartwatch outdoors no matter the climatic conditions.

The fitness tracker functionalities on this smartwatch work extremely well and the gesture control screen input makes it easy to swipe through the details of your workout.

Battery Life

This smartwatch is powered by a 100mAh rechargeable battery which is rated to last between 4 to 5 days depending upon your usage.

The AMOLED screen and the option to turn off and ON the display aides in the better power efficiency of this device.

Verdict

The MevoFit Race Dive is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a two in one device combined with the functionalities of a smartwatch and a fitness band.

The decent battery life and the AMOLED display makes it a worthy purchase for a budget under Rs.5000.

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All-day activity tracker

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Robust build quality

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Universal compatibility

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No GPS

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating SystemCustom OS
Touch Screen0.96 inch OLED
Memory (RAM/Storage)
BatteryUp to 5 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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