Best Smartwatches Under Rs.2,000 (February 2021)
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 seven best smartwatches under Rs.2,000 available for purchase in India.
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!
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1. Gionee Watch 5
Overall Best Pick
- IP68 dust and water resistance
- Heart rate monitor
- Up to 5 days of battery life
Apple watch design
Lightweight and comfortable
One year warranty
Average outdoor legibility
Gionee was once a prominent Chinese smartphone player in India, much before brands like Xiaomi and Vivo came to light in this part of the world.
The Gionee Watch 5 is an Apple Watch clone priced affordably under Rs.2,000.
Design and Build Quality
As we have mentioned before, this smartwatch looks and feels like a cheap clone of Apple Watch.
The silicone strap is comfortable and skin-friendly and can be replaced easily if necessary.
There is a side button on the chassis of this watch which is pretty much of no use except as a back button while navigating the UI.
The Gionee Watch 5 is one of the lightest smartwatches in the sub. Rs.5,000 price segment. You won’t even notice the watch on your wrist even if you wear it all the time.
This budget entry-level smartwatch features a 1.3-inch IPS LCD with a respectable resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.
This is a touchscreen with a decent response and fluidity for the price.
Gionee has not mentioned anything about the scratch resistance property but has included a screen protector in the box for additional safety.
The colours and the contrast levels of this panel look decent indoors but this watch is pretty much average in terms of outdoor legibility.
Similar to other smartwatches in this price range, the Gionee Watch 5 features a heart rate monitor to track the body metabolism.
This along with other sports tracking modes give a rough estimate of the daily workouts and health conditions via the Gionee Life app.
Realtime smart notifications work well on this device, with no noticeable delays.
This Gionee Smartwatch 5 is powered by a 160mAh Li-ion battery which will last for up to 5 days on a single charge.
The proprietary pogo pin charger can charge the phone without removing the watch from the strap.
It takes around two hours to completely charge this watch from zero to a hundred per cent.
If you are looking for an entry-level smartwatch that mimics the design of Apple Watch, this is your best possible bet.
With one year of warranty and decent performance, the Gionee watch 5 is well worth the asking price of just Rs.2,499.
|Battery Life||Up to 5 Days|
|Display||1.3-inch IPS LCD|
2. Bazzpod M2 Smartwatch
- Lightweight and durable aluminium chassis
- IP68 water and dust resistant
- 1.4-inch capacitive touch display
Support for nine different sport modes
Heart rate sensor
No cellular connectivity
Bazzpod is an Indian company that is known primarily for its audio devices such as Bluetooth earphones and smart wearables.
The Bazzpod M2 is an entry-level smartwatch that is currently retailing in the Indian market for just around Rs.2400.
Build Quality and Desing
Like most smartwatches, the Bazzpod M2 has taken inspiration from the Apple watch in terms of its design.
This budget smartwatch features a square-shaped dial with a curved glass around it which gives it an exquisite look.
The strap of this affordable smartwatch is made from rubber and has holes punched in it to fit various wrist sizes with ease.
The body of this smartwatch is made of aviation-grade aluminium which not only is lightweight but also durable.
The Bazzpod M2 is IP68 dust and water-resistant which means you don’t have to worry about getting your watch wet on a rainy day or when sweating during a long exercise run.
This smartwatch features a 1.4-inch LCD touch display that offers excellent image quality and is also easily visible outdoors.
The brightness of the display can be adjusted manually and is satisfactory enough for both indoor as well as outdoor usage.
The colours turn out to be vibrant and popping, which makes the UI seem very intuitive.
This capacitive display has good touch response and you don’t have to worry about your touches not registering.
The Bazzpod M2 smartwatch features a heart rate sensor that tracks your heart rate at all times.
The smartwatch has support for tracking of nine different sports modes including football, swimming, cycling, etc. You can set the watch to the respective mode when performing these respective activities to get the data about the workout.
This smartwatch comes with sleep tracking which monitors your sleep pattern and analyzes the sleep quality.
With the inbuilt music control feature, you can control the playback on your phone directly from this watch.
This smartwatch does not feature cellular connectivity but it does vibrate to let you know that you are receiving calls on your smartphone. The vibration functionality also works when you set an alarm or receive any notifications.
The smartwatch is powered by a rechargeable 210 mAh battery inside.
The battery life of the Bazzpod M2 is decent. Although the company claims that the watch lasts for up to 15 days on a full charge, you can expect around 10 days of battery life on normal usage.
To charge up the device you get a clamp-like charger onto which you attach the smartwatch to juice it up.
The Bazzpod M2 is a good choice for a smartwatch that is not too expensive and is loaded with useful features.
The metal body and IP68 rating for dust and water resistance add to the viability of this smartwatch as a durable, long-lasting smart wearable available under an affordable budget.
|Battery life||Up to 10 Days|
3. Meckwell Q50
Smartwatch for Kids
- Apt for kids aged 3-9 years
- Two-way call feature
- Remote monitoring option
Robust build quality
Fall detection alarm
One button SOS
Look bulky in the hand
Meckwell is a relatively unknown Chinese company here in India. The company has recently launched a kids-centric smartwatch that costs just around Rs.2,000.
Why does your Kid need a smartwatch you may ask?
Design and Build Quality
Talking about the design, the Meckwell Q50 smartwatch comes in different bright colours.
The square dial and the strap colour blends seamlessly. Strap material is rubber and the quality doesn’t feel cheap either.
The company provides a 10 days replacement warranty on this smartwatch. Remember, this isn’t exactly a smartwatch for convenience but rather for the safety of your kids.
Safety Centric Features
For starters, there’s a dedicated SOS button on this watch which can be programmed to send messages and calls to the specified number in a single click.
If your Kid, unfortunately, is in any danger or needs any kind of assistance, all he/she would have to do is press the button once and you’ll get notified.
There is a filter option that comes with the watch that lets you pre-set some numbers to be allowed to call this smartwatch while other incoming calls are filtered out. This function keeps strangers and other spam calls to your kids at bay.
One of the most important features of a Kids smartwatch is the location tracker. This Meckwell Q50 smartwatch combines GPS and LBS (Location-Based Services) to track your kid accurately.
The SeTracker application, available in the Play Store and App Store will let you track the movements of your Kids in real-time via your smartphone or tablet.
In short, this Kids smartwatch from Meckwell addresses some of the social consequences that might make you paranoid otherwise.
|Battery Life||1 year|
|Display||1.12 inch LCD|
4. Lenovo Ego
Best Battery Life
- Up to 20 days of battery life
- Up to 50m water resistant
- Heart rate sensor
Call and message alert
Smartphone application support
No colour display
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Battery Life||20 days|
|Display||1.6 B&W LCD|
5. HUG PUPPY ID116
- 1.3-inch LCD
- Heart rate sensor + Pedometer
- Integrated charging port
iOS and Android compatible
No touch screen
Hug Puppy is a generic Chinese brand under which they are selling the ID116 smartwatch.
The Hug Puppy ID116 is available for purchase in the Indian market for a price tag as low as Rs.779.
Build Quality And Desing
First things first, if you are expecting a whole lot from the dirt cheap Hug Puppy ID116 smartwatch then you will be disappointed.
The smartwatch is pretty basic in terms of its design. The watch has a square-shaped dial and does not feature any buttons around its sides. The only button available on the watch is on its screen.
The strap of the watch is made of silicone and one of the straps can be detached because it holds the charging connector.
The smartwatch itself is made of TPU material which makes it lightweight and comfortable to wear around the wrist.
The ID116 smartwatch features a 1.3-inch LCD but unfortunately, the display is not a touch screen.
The display features a capacitive button down below the screen that needs to be pressed to cycle between the menu options on this smartwatch.
The brightness of the display is good enough for both indoor as well as outdoor usage.
The colour accuracy is a bit off but can’t complain much considering the dirt-cheap price tag.
The “Lefun Health” companion app has to be downloaded from the play store to get the data from this smartphone to be mirrored on to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
This watch is not as rich in features compared to some other smartwatches on this list but it does come with a basic heart rate sensor and pedometer that calculates the number of steps.
The watch does not feature any calling functionality and does not allow you to reply to any texts.
The battery life of the Hug Puppy ID116 is decent, about 6-7 days of battery life on a single charge.
The smartwatch features an integrated USB port that is hidden under the straps and can be connected to any ordinary phone charger or directly to a power bank to juice up.
If you are looking for an affordable smartwatch with basic features like a heart rate sensor and pedometer, then you can go for the Hug Puppy ID116 generic smartwatch.
|Battery Life||6-7 days|
6. PEBBLE Impulse
Value for Money Smartwatch
- SIM card slot
- Built-in camera
- 1.22-inch IPS colour display
Easy to use UI
Compatible with iOS and Android mobiles
No touch screen
Do not get confused by the name Pebble! If you are someone who often follows tech news then you would know that the company Pebble shut down in 2016 and discontinued all its services.
Then you must be wondering what is the Pebble impulse?
The Pebble we are talking about right now is an Indian company that manufactures smartwatches, power banks, headphones, etc, and operates under the same name.
The Pebble Impulse is an entry-level smartwatch retailing in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.1,600.
Build Quality and Desing
The Pebble Impulse has taken its design cues from the Apple watch series.
This affordable smartwatch features a square-shaped dial with a curved glass screen. There are no physical buttons on the Pebble Impulse smartwatch.
The strap of the watch is made of rubber and is similar to the sport straps found in Apple watches with the hole cutouts.
This budget smartwatch comes certified with IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.
The Pebble Impulse features a 1.3-inch colour LCD.
This is not a touchscreen display. Instead, it features a capacitive touch button tucked beneath the panel that can be pressed to cycle through the available menu options.
The colour appears nice indoors but the visuals and text are not the sharpest we have seen in a budget smartwatch.
The brightness levels can be said decent at best but fairs just average when used under direct sunlight.
The Pebble Impulse smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
Surprisingly this smartwatch comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity which not only is stable but also energy efficient.
The Pebble Impulse smartwatch features a heart rate sensor that accurately measures the heart rate, a sleep tracker to monitor your sleep, and also a SpO2 monitor that measures blood oxygen saturation level.
One of the main highlights of this watch is sports mode. This mode tracks the body metabolism during sports activities. It keeps track of the heart rate and calories burnt.
The watch does not have a speaker or mic, but it lets you accept calls and receive notifications through the smartwatch although you cannot reply.
The Pebble Impulse delivers a battery life of up to 3 days on a single charge.
To charge up the smartwatch you get a clamp type charger to which you have to align the pins on the back of the watch.
The Pebble Impulse is a superb watch for the asking price. Although it does not have a touch screen, it is still very easy to use and one of the best smartwatches you can find in the Indian market for a budget under Rs.2000.
|Battery life||Up to 3 days|
7. Roboster Smartwatch
- 4G SIM support
- Decent battery life
- Interchangeable dial faces
iOS and Android compatible
Memory card slot
Touch screen display
Roboster is an entry-level smartwatch which is suitable for males as well as females alike.
This premium looking smartwatch priced under Rs.2,000 does compete with luxury smartwatches in terms of the elegant design and overall form factor.
Build Quality and Design
This smartwatch features a circular dial and a comfortable strap that’s made of high-quality silicone material. The textured dial perimeter renders a premium feel to the watch.
The strap has optimally spaced holes to adjust the fit in your hands. Whatever be the size of your wrist, this smartwatch fits snugly in hand.
Being a comparatively lightweight watch weighing at around 110g, it can be worn without any discomfort.
Processor and Display
Inside this smartwatch is a 1.3Ghz MTK6261 dual-core processor, the details of which are relatively vague to obtain. This is to be expected from a cheap Chinese manufacturer.
This smartwatch features a 1.22-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 240×240 pixels.
This is a touch-enabled display which makes the navigation through the UI quite easy to deal with.
The display on this device is decently bright enough to be legible outdoors. Also, the touch responsiveness seems to be fine.
The Roboster smartwatch comes with 4G SIM support which will let you use this device as a standalone communication tool.
This device pairs up with your smartphone using the comparatively newer Bluetooth v4.1 protocol.
This budget smartwatch comes with a VGA camera onboard for occasional selfie clicks. The quality of the images from this camera is decent to say the best.
Usual functions that are expected to be present on entry-level smartwatches are present and accounted for. Sleep monitoring function works surprisingly well.
There is a built-in pedometer on this watch but the calculation of steps taken is a bit off. Sometimes the system fails altogether to register the steps taken.
This smartwatch doubles up as a remote for your smartphone.
You can control the notifications from social media apps as well as system applications such as phone dialer and messages.
What we liked the most about this smartwatch is the music player remote.
With this app, you can control the player on the phone without having to take it out from the pocket while playing a song.
On the compatibility front, the Roboster smartwatch works fine with both Android and iOS alike.
Battery life might be one of the most important concerns for any smartwatch user.
This smartwatch lasts for a day on moderate usage and provides a decent talk time of 4-5 hours.
If you’re in search of a smartwatch that should have deep integration with your Android smartphone, the Roboster smartwatch is one of the products worth considering under Rs.2000.
Features such as anti-lost function and music player remote will come in handy often which although not something very surprising is a very much welcome addition for a smartwatch priced under Rs.2,000.
|Battery life||1 Days|
This sums up our list of the seven 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!