Best Smartwatches Under Rs.3,000 (December 2019)

by | Dec 5, 2019

More people are starting to embrace smartwatches these days and as a result, the demand has surged sharply.

There are hundreds of cheap Chinese brands pushing out smartwatches in the market.

This has saturated the market up to a point where people are confused to make their pick.

Fret not, we bring you the list of best five smartwatches priced under Rs.3,000, on which you can safely bet your money.

Most of the models listed here might belong to companies you will be unfamiliar with, but trust us they are well worth the deal for their price. Let’s get started!

Best Smartwatch Under Rs.3,000

1. Noise Colorfit Pro 2Overall Best Pick
2. Gionee Smart LifeRunner-Up Pick
3. Aqfit CoolfitFeature Rich Smartwatch
4. Wayona W-KDT-03Best Smartwatch for Kids
5. Fiado Charge fit proBest Budget Smartwatch
6. Intex IRIST PRO Value for Money Smartwatch
7. Novateur Smart WatchHonorable Mention

1. Noise Colorfit Pro 2

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Overall Best Pick
  • Smart notifications
  • Fitness tracking options
  • Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity

Noise is an Indian marketing company specialized in marketing affordable smart wearable accessories.

The Colorfit Pro 2 from Noise is a smartwatch loaded with useful features available for purchase with a very competent price tag of Rs.2,999.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Colorfit Pro 2 as the name suggests has a colourful appearance that will appeal to the youth.

The silicone strap on this smartwatch is very soft and skin-friendly. It doesn’t cause any skin rash or such discomfort while wearing this device.

The square-shaped dial has a metallic trim to enhance the premium feel of this smartwatch.

The overall design is very minimal and visually appealing for a smartwatch under Rs.3000.

Display

The Noise Colorfit Pro 2 features a 1.3-inch LCD with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

This colour LCD is very crisp and offers decent viewing angles.

The colours appear vivid and contrast levels are on par with the displays of other smartwatches in the same price range.

There is a single soft button below the display which can be used to navigate through different menu options effortlessly.

Smart features

The da fit app which can be downloaded from the Play store can be used to control and manage the various functions of this smartwatch via Bluetooth.

Calls and notifications from your smartphone arrive promptly on this smartwatch without any delay.

Functions such as remote shutter work flawlessly with this device.

On the hardware side, the Noise Colorfit Pro 2 comes with a heart rate sensor for tracking your body’s metabolism.

Regular fitness features such as pedometer, sleep monitor and sedentary reminder options are also present.

Battery Life

The Noise Colorfit Pro 2 packs in a 400mAh rechargeable li-ion battery inside which is rated to last for 3 days on a single charge.

It takes about two hours to charge this device completely from zero to one hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Noise Colorfit Pro 2 offers a perfect mix of best build quality and features at a very competitive price tag.

The additional fitness features such heart rate sensor and pedometer make this watch double up as a fitness tracker as well.

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Unisex smartwatch

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Robust build quality

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Comfort fit

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Limited watch faces

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicon
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 10 Days
Display1.3-inch LCD
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenYES
Bluetooth v5.0

2. Gionee Smart life

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Activity tracker
  • 2.5D Corning gorilla glass
  • Up to 10 days of battery life

Gionee was once a popular smartphone brand in the Indian market. With the advent of companies such as Xiaomi and Oppo, Gionee lost its past glory and slowly retreated from the market.

Now, the company has released a new budget smartwatch titled Gionee smart life with an attractive price tag of just Rs.2,999.

Design and Build Quality

The Gionee smart life watch resembles Apple watch when viewed from certain angles. The matt textured aluminium casing looks and feels premium in hand.

The strap is made from skin-friendly silicone material and wraps around the wrist tightly.

There is a single button on the right side of the smartwatch for menu selection and screen turn on/off functionality. This button feels clicky and very responsive.

Display

This budget smartwatch from Gionee features a 1.3-inch LCD colour display. This is a full-sized touchscreen display which offers feather touch controls and navigation within the UI.

The IPS LCD has a respectable resolution of 240 x 240 pixels and is sufficiently bright outdoors. The colours do look bright and vivid, thanks to the excellent pixel density.

For protection from scratches, there is a 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass layer over the display as well.

Smart Features

This smartwatch comes with smart notification features. It means the notifications that arrive on your smartphone will be mirrored on to this watch in real-time.

This helps you to have a glance through the notifications without actually having to take the smartphone out from your pocket.

Smart life also features a dynamic heart rate sensor at the rear for accurately measuring your metabolism rate.

Battery Life

The Gionee Smart life packs a 210mAh Li-ion battery inside that will last up to 15 days depending upon your usage statistics.

This battery takes around two hours to completely charge from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Gionee smart life watch is a pretty good choice for a smartwatch loaded with features priced under Rs.3000.

The build quality and the battery life further cements its position as a worthwhile purchase option in this price segment.

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Elegant design

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Strong haptic feedback

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One year warranty

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Limited software support

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
Battery15  Days
Display1.3-inch IPS LCD
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenYes
Bluetooth v4.2

3. AQfit Coolfit

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Feature-Rich Smartwatch
  • Decent build quality
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Integrated fitness tracking features

AQfit is just another Indian marketing company rebranding Chinese products and selling in the Indian market.

The AQfit Coolfit is one of their flagship smartwatches priced under Rs.3000 aiming youngsters in the country.

Design and Build Quality

The AQfit Coolfit features a metallic unibody design which not only looks cool but feels very durable.

The square dial on this smartwatch is of nominal size and doesn’t feel bulky when worn around the wrist.

The silicone wrist strap has holes punched across the body for better aeration. This will resist your wrist from sweating.

This budget smartwatch from AQfit is advertised as water, dust and shockproof.

However, we warn you to take this with a pinch of salt and advice you to be careful while taking this device outdoors during heavy rain.

Display

The AQfit Coolfit has a large 1.33-inch IPS display that offers excellent brightness levels and outdoor visibility.

This display is protected by a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with curved edges.
Not to mention, this is a full-sized capacitive touch screen with support for gesture actions.

Smart features

The AQfit Coolfit offers a plethora of customization options with this smartwatch. There are several watch faces to choose from, according to your taste.

The smart notification feature lets you see and reply call and message notifications from your smartphone directly on this device.

Loaded with a heartbeat sensor and other supplementary fitness-related features, this smartwatch is suitable for fitness freaks as well.

Battery Life

The AQfit Coolfit is powered by 500mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for 5 days without frequent heart rate sensing feature usage.

Since the dock has a USB output port, this smartwatch can be directly charged from a power bank or laptop.

Verdict

The AQfit Coolfit is a feature-rich smartwatch priced under Rs.3000.

The corning glass protection and the power and performance efficient chipset inside make this purchase well worth your hard-earned money.

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Appealing design

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Ventilated strap

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Sports tracker

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Fiddly touch response at times

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Display1.3 inch LCD
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenYes
Bluetooth v4.0

 

4. Wayona W-KDT 008

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Best Kids Smartwatch
  • Perfect birthday gift for your Kids
  • Attractive colour options
  • Robust call filtering feature

Wayona is a relatively unknown Chinese company here in India. The company has recently launched a kids-centric smartwatch in that costs just around Rs.3,000.

Why does your Kid need a smartwatch you may ask?

Design and Build Quality

Talking about the design, the Wayona kids smartwatch comes in different bright colours.

The square dial and strap colour blends seamlessly. Strap material is rubber and the quality doesn’t feel cheap either.

The company provides three months of 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 you Kid, unfortunately, is in any danger or need 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.

Location Tracker

One of the most important features of a Kids smartwatch is the location tracker. This SEtracker 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.

Verdict

In short, this Kids smartwatch from Wayona addresses some of the social consequences that might make you paranoid otherwise.

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Available in attractive colours

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Combined GPS and LBS location tracking

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SOS function

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Look bulky in the hand

Specifications

Strap MaterialRubber
SIM CardYes
BatteryUp to 3 Days
Display0.96 OLED
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenNo
Bluetooth

5. FIADO Charge Fit Pro

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Best Budget Smartwatch
  • 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

Strap MaterialRubber
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 3 Hours
Display1.3-inch OLED
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenYes
Bluetooth v4.1

6. Intex Irist Pro

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Value for Money Smartwatch
  • Always on transflective display
  • Widespread service network
  • Excellent build quality

The Irist Pro from Intex is an entry-level smartwatch that comes packed with powerful features and stunning looks.

Combined with the fitness features and smart connectivity in a compact watch form factor, The Irist Pro is indeed a desirable gadget under the budget of Rs.3,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Intex Irist pro has a square-shaped dial made of aluminium.

The bulky design might hinder the comfort of use for those who have a thin wrist.
However, the quality of the build is exceptionally good for the price tag it comes with.

There are two buttons on the side to control the display and navigate through the UI effortlessly without using your fingers.

The silicone strap feels comfortable to wear around the wrist without any irritation.

The strap is easily interchangeable and the company offers replacement straps in different colours and textures.

Display

The Intex Irist Pro has a 1.6-inch TFT transflective display with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

Yes – the same transflective display that we’ve discussed in the past on products like Amazfit Bip and Amazfit Pace models from Huami.

The UI on this device is easy to interact with. Large fonts with easier menu navigation icons make it feel right at home even for first-time users of a smartwatch.

The display has a curved 2.5D overlay that makes the ends of the screen gently curving towards the backplate, eliminating sharp edges.

The display is bright and colourful and has a transflective always-on layer that displays the date and time even when the screen is off.

This saves a lot of battery for those who prefer to use this gadget just as a watch and nothing else.

Features

The Intex Irist pro offers a few different watch faces to alter the look and feel of the watch as you may please.

This smartwatch features Bluetooth v4.0 for wireless connection with the smartphone.

With this device, you get the ability to attend the calls via Bluetooth right inside the smartwatch.

The inbuilt microphone and speaker works like a charm during voice calls.
Fitness applications such as a pedometer, step counter and sleep monitoring come standard and provide approximately accurate information about your workouts and other metabolic activities.

Gesture support is deeply integrated with this watch. You can assign various gestures to initiate certain actions which makes the user experience much more personal.

Battery Life

The Intex Irist pro is powered by a 400 mAh Li-ion battery inside. This battery lasts up to 2 days on a single charge.

It takes about three hours to fully juice up this battery from empty.

The magnetic charging dock is yet another advantage of this smartwatch with which you can charge the device overnight on your desk.

Verdict

Even though this device offers similar features that its competitors offer, the brand’s widespread service centre network makes a huge difference in terms of peace of mind.

Transflective display and the excellent build quality takes this device to the second-best spot in our list without leaving a speck of doubt.

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Intuitive UI

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Magnetic charging dock

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Curved display

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Bulky bezels

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Display1.6-inch LCD
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenYes
Bluetooth v.4.0

7. Novateur Smartwatch

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Honorable Mention
  • Stylish design
  • Excellent display
  • Heart rate sensor

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

This company has 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 Novateur smartwatch is the best-looking smartwatch priced under Rs.3000 currently available in the market.

The square-shaped dial with the roman dials watches 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 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 builds 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

Strap MaterialFaux leather
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Display1.54-LCD
Dial ShapeSquare
TouchscreenYes
Bluetooth v.4.0

This concludes our recommendation of the best five smartwatches in India under Rs.3,000. If you’re considering a different budget to buy a smartwatch, do check out our reviews about best smartwatches starting from a budget of Rs.2,000 up to the best in India.

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