Best Smartwatches Under Rs.3,000 (October 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!
1. Huami Amazfit Bip Lite
Overall Best Pick
- Water and dust resistant
- Up to 45 days of battery life
- Always on transflective display
Amazfit series is Xiaomi’s take on the budget smart wearable market.
Although a different band, Huami operates under Xiaomi independently and delivers the same quality with affordability’ motto that the parent company has proven time and again with its extensive device lineup.
Amazfit Bip is the entry-level smartwatch model from Huami that has some nice tricks up its sleeve to impress the users.
Design and Build Quality
The Huami Amazfit Bip Lite has a square-shaped aluminium dial which blends in with the silicone strap material quite well.
The fit and finish of this budget smartwatch are unmatched in competition with other models in the same price category.
Designed to fit in both large-sized and small-sized wrists graciously, this smartwatch will match your style no matter the physique.
The display of Amazfit Bip is interesting in many aspects. This device features a 1.28-inch transflective display with a resolution of 176 x 176 pixels.
The speciality of this display is that the screen gets brighter and brighter with the amount of light striking its surface.
This is a great convenience when using the smartwatch under direct sunlight. When indoors, to enhance the visibility, background light kicks in.
Unfortunately, there is no ambient light sensor inside.
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.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip Lite is certified with IP68 which means that it is waterproof and dust resistant. You can safely take this smartwatch with you as an all-weather companion.
Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit smartwatch. It will last you up to a whopping 45 days of continuous usage on a single charge.
As you have guessed already, the heart rate sensor turned on frequently, it will drop but not too much. About 14 days of battery life on a smartwatch is too much to ask, isn’t it?
If you want an all-weather smartwatch that will last for days on a single charge, the Amazfit Bip Lite is the one you should be checking out.
With the special monochrome display that gets darker with the increase in light striking the surface, this is one of the most legible smartwatches that you can wear outdoors.
Always-on heart rate sensor
Comfortable and skin-friendly strap
No ambient light sensor
|Battery||Up to 45 Days|
|Display||1.28 inch LCD|
2. Noise Colorfit Pro
- Decent battery life
- Heart rate sensor
- Excellent display
Noise is an Indian marketing company specialized in marketing affordable smart wearable accessories.
The Colorfit Pro 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 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.
The Noise Colorfit Pro features a 1.22-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.
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 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.
The Noise Colorfit Pro 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.
The Noise Colorfit Pro 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.
Robust build quality
|Display||1.22 inch LCD|
3. AQfit Coolfit
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiddly touch response at times
|Battery||Up to 5 Hours|
|Display||1.3 inch LCD|
4. Wayona W-KDT 008
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.
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.
In short, this Kids smartwatch from Wayona addresses some of the social consequences that might make you paranoid otherwise.
Available in attractive colours
Combined GPS and LBS location tracking
Look bulky in the hand
|Battery||Up to 3 Days|
5. Toreto Smartwatch
- IPS LCD with Gorilla glass protection
- 1-year warranty
- Heart rate and blood pressure sensor
Toreto is a recently launched Indian company concentrating on Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
The Toreto smartwatch is a new generation fitness-oriented smartwatch with a trendy design aimed to capture the hearts of the youth in the country.
Design and Build Quality
The Toreto 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.
The Toreto 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 premium.
The NF52832 chipset inside this smartwatch is powerful and at the same time very battery efficient to provide you with a long-lasting smartwatch.
The UI is easy to navigate, the larger font and the fluid interface makes using this fitness-oriented smartwatch a delightful experience.
The Toreto 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.
This smartwatch uses Bluetooth v4.1 to wirelessly connect and sync with your smartphone.
The Toreto smartwatch is compatible with Android phones and iOS device alike.
This smartwatch, thanks to the power-efficient chipset inside delivers a solid 7 hours of battery life on a single charge.
This battery takes a full 2 hour to charge completely from zero to a hundred per cent.
The Toreto 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.
Easy to use UI
No SIM card connectivity
|Battery||Up to 7 Hours|
|Display||1.3 inch LCD|
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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