Best Smartwatches Under Rs.2,000 (October 2019)

by | Oct 17, 2019

Wearable technology and smartwatches have seen considerable growth in recent years thanks to Apple Watch, Samsung Gear and Fitbit.

We have done a lot of research on wearable devices off lately and decided to bring you a recommended list of smartwatches under various budgets, the first article being the one about smartwatches under Rs.2,000.

We hope this article will let you have a glimpse of what the market has to offer you on such a tight budget. Let’s start!

1. Fiado Charge Fit ProOverall Best Pick
2. Novateur SmartwatchRunner-Up Pick
3. JOKIN A2Budget Apple watch Clone
4. Lenovo EgoBest Branded Smartwatch
5. SYL PLUSBest Budget Smartwatch
6. SKMEI GS10347Honorable Mention

1. FIADO Charge Fit Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Display with Gorilla glass protection
  • Fitness tracking features
  • Skin-friendly strap

Fiado is a Chinese ODM brand manufacturing and marketing smart wearables under different brand names around the Globe.

The Charge Fit Pro is a unisex smartwatch from FIADO that comes with enticing features at a competitive price tag.

Design and Build Quality

The Charge Fit Pro as we mentioned earlier is a unisex watch suited for both males and females. The rubber strap is very lightweight and comfortable to wear around the wrist.

There are numerous punch holes on the strap which provides excellent aeration to the hands and minimise the chance of skin irritation.

The stainless steel square dial looks premium and the fit and finish feel very premium.

Display

The FIADO Charge Fit Pro fitness smartwatch features a 1.3-inch IPS LCD supposedly with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

With a 240 x 240 pixel resolution, this is one of the crispest and detailed displays we have ever seen on a smartwatch priced under Rs.3,000.

The curved glass screen blends well with the metallic alloy body and feels very durable.
Features

This fitness smartwatch comes with the regular array of sensors such as an optical heart rate monitor and a blood pressure counter to track your metabolic activities.

There are additional features such as calorie counter, assisted GPS tracking with the help of your smartphone, sedentary reminder functions etc to keep to stay healthy and fit.

It also supports instant notifications from your smartphone and allows you to read the text and alerts at a glance, without the need to take out the smartphone from your pocket.

Battery Life

This smartwatch, thanks to the power-efficient chipset inside delivers up to 3 days of battery life on a single charge.

This battery takes a full 2 hour to charge completely from zero to one hundred per cent.

Verdict

The FIADO Charge Fit Pro smartwatch is probably the best fitness-based smartwatch which you can get your hands on in the sub. Rs.3000 price segment.

With its trendy design and loaded features, this smartwatch will sure find its takers among the young audience of the country.

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Elegant design
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Long-lasting battery life

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Remote shutter button

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Less accurate heart rate sensor

Specifications

StrapRubber
Battery Life3 Days
Display1.3 inchIPS LCD
Warranty1 Year

2. Novateur Smartwatch

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Runner-UP Pick
  • Stylish design
  • Excellent display
  • Heart rate sensor

Novoteaur is a previously unheard smartwatch marketing firm in the Indian subcontinent.

This company has a recently revealed a stylish and premium looking device for a budget of just under Rs.3000 in the market targeting consumers looking to purchase a feature-rich smartwatch without shelling a lot of money.

Design and Build Quality

The Novoteur smartwatch is the best-looking smartwatch priced under Rs.3000 currently available in the market.

The square shaped dial with the roman dials watch face will remind you about the traditional Seiko analogue watches.

The faux leather strap is a refreshing change from the silicone and rubber straps usually found on smartwatches in this price point.

The stainless steel frame around the watch face makes this device look much more premium than what it originally costs.

Display

The Novateur smartwatch features a 1.54-inch TFT square-shaped display with 240 x 240-pixel resolution.

This display gets sufficiently bright and the colours appear vivid and contrasty.

The capacitive touch screen technology aides in quickly registering your taps and swipes, offering a smooth menu navigation experience.

Performance

The MediaTek chipset inside along with 32MB of RAM and 32MB internal storage runs the proprietary OS on this smartwatch quite smoothly.

There are occasional stutters and lags but considering the price and feature list, it doesn’t pose much serious.

Miscellaneous

The Novateur smartwatch is powered by Bluetooth 4.0 and is compatible with both iPhones and Android smartphones.

There are options to receive push notifications and calls from your Android smartphone on this smartwatch and it also allows you to reply directly from the watch.

There is a continuous heart rate sensor in the rear of this watch, aiding in your metabolic rate measurement.

In short, this smartwatch also doubles up as a fitness tracker of sorts.

Battery Life

The Novateur smartwatch is powered by a 280mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for 6 hours.

This battery takes about 2 hours to completely charge from zero to a hundred,

Verdict

The Novateur smartwatch combines the elegance of its beautiful design and build quality along with a handful of the useful feature under a very affordable budget.

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Attractive design

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Faux leather strap

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Capacitive touch display

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No SIM card facility

Specifications

StrapFaux leather
Battery Life6 Hours
Display1.54 inch LCD
Warranty1 Year

 

3 JOKIN A2

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Budget Apple Watch Clone
  • Suited for budget constrained Apple fanboys
  • Easy to clip rubber strap
  • Doubles up as a fitness monitor

The JOKIN A2 smartwatch is a budget clone of the very popular Apple Watch at under Rs.2,000.

Even though it is a knock-off watch, it does pack a lot of punch.

Design and Build Quality

The watch weighs just around 100g only and it is one of the lightest smartwatches under Rs.2,000.

Starting from the design, the watch is made as a carbon copy of Apple Watch with low-quality materials.

The dial is made in a square shape and has digital “crown” to scroll and zoom just like Apple Watch.

The dial is made of metal and the strap is rubber.

Hardware Features

The JOKIN A2 has a 1.2-inch touch display with 320*320 pixel resolution.

You can connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth for getting push notifications and alert on your smartwatch.

The watch has many smartphone-like features such as Camera, SIM card connectivity, Accelerometer and Gyroscope sensor.

This entry level budget smartwatch doubles up as an affordable fitness monitor with the help of these sensors.

Battery life

The JOKIN A2 has a battery backup of approximately a single day and if used continuously will the SIM connectivity, the smartwatch is rated to last approximately for 5-6 hours.

Verdict

All in all, this knock-off Apple Watch under Rs.2,000 is a great way to fool your friends.

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Apple Watch Knock-off

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SIM card connectivity

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Lightweight

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Sluggish performance

Specifications

StrapSoft rubber
Battery life5-6 Hours
Display1.44 inch LCD
Warranty6 Month

4. Lenovo Ego

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Best Branded Smartwatch
  • Excellent battery life
  • Up to 50m water resistant
  • Heart rate sensor

Lenovo Ego is a digital watch with smart features embedded into it, priced just under Rs.2000.

This branded smartwatch from Lenovo comes packed with useful features which the normal digital watches in the price range lack.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Ego looks and feels similar to any other normal digital watches available in the market today.

The hard fibre strap is very durable, so does the hard plastic and fibre combination casing.

The buttons are placed around the chassis and offer excellent click response.

Hardware features

The Lenovo Ego smartwatch comes with Bluetooth v4.0 to wirelessly sync with your smartphone.

There is an optical heart rate sensor in the rear that gives out almost accurate results every time.

The black and white LCD isn’t colour and has blue backlighting in case you want to read the time in the dark.

Miscellaneous

This smartwatch displays notifications from messaging apps and your phone dialler.

But the catch here is that these notifications are generic and doesn’t specify many details such as which app sends the notification or who called you when etc.

The Lenovo Ego is water-resistant up to 50m, meaning you can wear this smartwatch around in rains with no fears of getting damaged.

Battery Life

The Lenovo Ego is powered by a 100mAh rechargeable battery which lasts for around 20 days on a single charge.

Do note that this is without frequently using a heart rate sensor. The charging is pretty easy with the supplied dock and the magnetic adapter that clips on to the charging points on the back.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a normal digital watch with added smart features, the Lenovo Ego is a reliable and trustworthy product.

Excellent battery life and the built-in heart rate tracker adds value to the overall purchase.

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Bright backlight

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Call and message alert

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Smartphone application support

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No colour display

Specifications

StrapRubber
Battery Life20 days
Display1.6 B&W LCD
Warranty1 Year

 

5. SYL Plus

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 Best Budget Smartwatch
  • OLED display
  • Stainless steel dial
  • 6 months warranty

The SYL Plus is another good smartwatch you can consider for purchase under Rs.2,000.

This entry-level watch phone from the Chinese manufacturer SYL comes with fitness-related applications along with improved smartphone integration.

Design and Build Quality

This watch is made up of a metallic square dial and a rubber strap. In the first glance, the SYL Plus smartwatch resembles the Apple watch from a distance.

The quality of materials used for the construction is decent for the price.

The minimal fit and finish of this watch phone gives it a premium look and feel.

Display

The SYL PLUS smartwatch features a 1.54-inch capacitive touchscreen display has a 240 x 240-pixel resolution.

Being an OLED display, this smartwatch offers excellent deep blacks and inky colours indoors but when taken outdoors lacks sunlight legibility due to mediocre brightness levels.

Connectivity

The SYL PLUS can function as an extension of your smartphone by pairing it with Bluetooth.

This budget smartwatch connects with almost all the latest smartphone as well as the old ones.

Hardware Features

The SYL PLUS has most of the functionalities of a smartphone and some of the features of a fitness band.

The watch’s built-in speaker allows you to listen to your favourite music anywhere.

There is a VGA camera up front to take selfies but with lesser details and overall clarity.

The SYL PLUS smartwatch has some fitness-centric features.

Sleep pattern and daily step count are two important fitness activities that you need to keep track of.

You can use this watch to do the same as it comes with a sleep monitor, a pedometer, and a sedentary reminder.

Battery Life

The SYL PLUS has a rechargeable Li-ion battery with 4 hours of continuous talk time and up to 4 days of standby time.

This battery takes about two hours to charge completely from zero to one hundred with the supplied charger.

Verdict

The SYL PLUS is a decent smartwatch priced under Rs.2000 which will act as an extension to your feature-rich smartphone.

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Elegant design
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Android, iOS and Windows compatibility

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Integrated camera

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No SIM slot

Specifications

StrapSilicon
Battery life5 Hours
Display1.54 inch OLED
Warranty6 Month

6. SKMEI GS10347

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for fitness freaks
  • Withstand small water splashes
  • Real-time activity tracking

SKMEI is a Chinese manufacturer specialized in making smartwatches about a different audience across the globe.

The SKMEI GS10347 is more of a fitness-based smartwatch that’s priced reasonably in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

This smartwatch comes with a khaki coloured strap which looks very much appealing considering the black colour of the circular dial.

The construction is robust and feels very solid.

Connectivity and Hardware

Just as other smartwatches in the category, the SKMEI GS10347 can connect with your smartphone and pull notifications such as calls, messages and calendar entries.

However, there isn’t a SIM card slot for independent cellular connectivity.

There is an optical heart rate monitor on this device that gives pretty much accurate readings on your heartbeats.

Real-time activity tracking feature will let you strictly follow the plans according to the schedule and helps to stay fit.

Nifty features like turn the wrist to check the display works well off the shelf. This feature saves a lot of battery as well.

Miscellaneous

This smartwatch can double up as a spy remote if you want it to.

When paired with your smartphone, using the remote camera option, the device can click pictures and capture videos using the smartphone cameras stealthily.

One of the main advantages of this fitness smartwatch is that the quality of sensors used inside is of much better quality compared to the rest.

Battery Life

Speaking of the battery, the 160 mAh cell inside can last up to 8 days on a single charge.

The magnetic induction charging makes the process of plugging in the device a pleasant experience.

Verdict

The SKMEI smartwatch is more of a fitness-based device rather than just a smartwatch for checking time and notifications.

Fitted with a heart rate sensor, one of the main omissions the company has made is that of a SIM card connectivity.

Fitness freaks would any day prefer a heart rate sensor than a SIM card for sure.

If you love to have a fitness-oriented smartwatch under an affordable budget, this device is a good choice.

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Solid build quality
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Accurate sensors

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Good battery life

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Looks bulky

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No sim slot

Specifications

StrapSilicone
Battery life6 Days
Display1.3-inch LCD
Warranty

This sums up our list of the best smartwatches under Rs.2,000.

We hope that we have helped you pick the right product.

If you have a couple of thousand more to spend, be sure to check out our post on Best smartwatches under Rs.5,000 for more choices.

If you have any queries or if you think we have left out any great smartwatches, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

Cheers!