Best Smartwatches Under Rs.3,000 (February 2020)
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. Gionee Smart life
Overall Best 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strong haptic feedback
One year warranty
Limited software support
|Display||1.3-inch IPS LCD|
2. 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|
3. EYUVAA LABEL V9
Value for Money Smartwatch
- Bluetooth v4.1
- Anti-lost function
- Push notifications
EYUVAA LABEL V9 is an entry-level smartwatch which is suitable for males as well as females alike.
This premium looking smartwatch priced under Rs.3,000 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 snug in hand.
Being a comparatively lightweight watch weighing 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 1.35-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 EYUVAA LABEL V9 comes with 2G 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 EYUVAA LABEL V9 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 EYUVAA LABEL V9 is one of the products worth considering under Rs.3000.
Features such as anti-lost function and music player remote will come in handy often which although not something very surprising is very much welcome addition for a smartwatch priced under Rs.3,000.
SIM card support
SD card slot
Less accurate pedometer
|Battery||Up to 2 Days|
4. Globe Trak Kids smartwatch
Best Kids Smartwatch
- Suited for kids of age 3+ years
- Route playback on the smartphone
- SOS alerts
You wouldn’t expect kids watch in an article titled “Best smartwatches” but here we’re, adding an unexpected entry which you might be interested to check out.
The Globe Trak kids smartwatch does what its name suggests – tracks your kids. The company even claims that this device is the World’s smallest real-time GPS device.
This smartwatch is perfect for Kids for three years and above. It’s not only about the tracking but also has many useful features.
This budget kids smartwatch comes with a dedicated SOS button for alerting preset numbers with the click of a single button.
SOS stands for Save Our Souls, which is a universal call sign for emergency alerts asking for immediate help.
The SOS button on this smartwatch will call and send message to two preset numbers if you kid presses the button if the need arises so.
Sleep monitoring is one such feature that lets you track your Kids sleep.
Adequate sleep is of utmost importance to anyone, be it kids or adults.
Understanding your Kids sleeping will let you plan their schedule for studies and leisure time accordingly.
This smartwatch takes in a SIM card that lets you communicate with the child over the air, even while at distant places.
Two quick dial keys can be programmed to call in case of an emergency.
The GPS + LBS tracking is quite accurate but the signal levels drop considerably while inside a building.
There is also the option to playback the route your kid has taken via the app available for this device on various app stores.
Safety of our kids is always one of the number one priority of any parents.
If you feel the need to track your kid’s movements for his/her safety, the Globe Trak kids smartwatch will let you do the same.
The accurate GPS tracking and one-touch SOS function will let you know the location and communicate with the kid in case of an emergency.
Bulky design for a three-year-old
|Battery||Up to 2 Days|
|Display||1.22 inch LCD|
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 Days|
|Display||1.3 inch IPS 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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