Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000 (April 2019)
From TV’s to Air conditioners and even light bulbs, every other gadget is turning smart nowadays.
So why leave watches out of this “smart” craze, right?
With the increased number of OEMs stepping into the market, the competition in smartwatches has intensified and the costs have considerably come down.
This provides a lot of choices for the end user.
In this article, we recommend you some of the best budget smartwatches that you can purchase under Rs.5,000 in India.
1. Huami Amazfit Bip
Overall Best Pick
- Perfect for all weather usage
- Excellent sunlight legibility
- Suited for adventure activities
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 proved 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 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 1.2-inch transflective display with a resolution of 176x176 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 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.
An inbuilt barometer will let you know the atmospheric pressure that might be useful for those who is into activities such as trekking.
GPS tracking helps you to track your movements in real time. In addition to GPS, there’s the Russian GLONASS support to make the tracking more precise and accurate.
Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit smartwatch. It will last you up to a whopping 30 days of continuous usage on a single charge.
As you have guessed already, with GPS turned on, it will drop but not too much.
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 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.
With GPS tracking built-in, you won’t get lost wandering in the woods or desert for sure with this smartwatch.
Up to 30 days battery life
No ambient light sensor
Can’t reply to the notifications
|Battery||Up to 30 Days|
2. Intex Irist Pro
- 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.5,000.
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.
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 the 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.
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 gesture to initiate certain actions which makes the user experience much more personal.
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 completely 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.
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.
Magnetic charging dock
|Memory||128MB ROM, 64MB RAM|
3. SKMEI GS10347
Smartwatch with the Best Design
- Best for those with large wrists
- Doubles up as a fitness tracker
- Loud and clear speaker
King Wear is a Chinese company that has been making smartwatches since its inception.
Their smartwatches stood out from the rest, thanks to special UI that they try to implement on their devices.
Design and Build Quality
The company tries to provide a quality smartwatch experience at an affordable price point without skimping much on features.
The looks of this smartwatch are stylish with bezels having a titanium dark grey finish treatment given to it.
The strap material used in this smartwatch is rubber.
Kimi KW18 features a large 1.3″ display that stands out from the pack.
makes the smartwatch look bulky and is suitable for those with large hands which will otherwise look chunkier on the hand.
This smartwatch comes with a heart rate monitor at the back for measuring your heart rate.
Also accompanied by the heart rate monitor are a pedometer, sleep monitor sensor etc.
A sedentary reminder function is inbuilt for letting you set alerts for specific tasks.
A SIM card slot is present and accounted for and is placed on the side.
The speaker is placed at the bottom and is pretty loud without any noticeable distortions.
The UI design is very vibrant and intuitive that will let this smartwatch feels like an odd one out when compared to the thousands of similar Chinese smartwatches out there.
The UI design is very well thought out and the menus are easier and understandable to use.
A 350mAh battery powers the device and can last for about 10 -12 hours of heavy usage.
This smartwatch can be used with both iOS and Android devices or as a standalone device as it has cellular connectivity built in.
The Kingwear Kimi is an affordable smartwatch with a very intuitive UI that offers the least learning curve among the smartphones at this price range.
Doubling up as a fitness tracker, this smartwatch offers a great level of versatility for the price at which is offered in the market.
Easy and clean UI
|SIM Card||Supports iOS/Android|
|Memory||128 MB / 64 MB|
4. Toreto Smartwatch
Best Budget Smartwatch
- IPS LCD display 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 display 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 hundred percent.
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
5. MevoFit Echo Ultra
- OLED display
- 7 days of battery life
- IPX7 water and dust resistance
MevoFit is a US-based smart wearables company specialized in designing and manufacturing budget smartwatches and fitness bands.
The MevoFit Echo Ultra is a premium mid-range fitness oriented smartwatch targeted at those who are into regular workout sessions wanting a fitness tracker converged into a smartwatch form factor.
Design and Build Quality
The MevoFit Echo Ultra comes with a square shaped dial with a silver coloured border. This dual tone colour scheme looks really nice in hand.
The medical grade silicone strap is very comfortable around the wrist and causes no skin irritations whatsoever.
The rounded clip mechanism on the strap works well to keep the watch tight and secure on the wrists.
Connectivity and Hardware
The MevoFit Echo Ultra comes with Bluetooth v4.1 low energy protocol support to synchronise with your smartphone wirelessly.
There isn’t any sort of network connectivity available on this smartwatch apart from this.
However, push notifications from the apps on your smartphone appears on the screen.
The display on this device is an OLED panel with deep blacks and satisfactory brightness levels.
You might find the display a bit weak if you are in direct sunlight, but it isn’t much of a deal breaker since you are not going to be under the sun always.
The heart rate monitor, blood pressure and blood oxygen level trackers are housed in the rear panel of this smartphone and deliver vital readings with a decent amount of precision considering the price.
The MevoFit Echo Ultra is certified to be IPX7 water and dust resistant. This means you can use this smartwatch outdoors no matter the climatic conditions.
The fitness tracker functionalities on this smartwatch work extremely well and the gesture control screen input makes it easy to swipe through the details of your workout.
This smartwatch is powered by a 45mAh rechargeable battery which is rated to last between 7 to 10 days depending upon your usage.
The AMOLED screen and the option to turn off and ON the display aides in better power efficiency of this device.
The MevoFit Ultra is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a two in one device combined with the functionalities of a smartwatch and a fitness band.
The excellent battery life and the AMOLED display makes it a worthy purchase for a budget under Rs.5000.
Medical grade silicone strap
Accurate fitness tracking
Average sunlight legibility
Single watch face
This concludes our curated list of best smartwatches in India under Rs.5,000. Smartwatches tend to have a pricing anomaly between Rs.2000 and Rs.5,000 and you will seldom find a good product.
We have tried our best to pick the ones you might be impressed within each category.
If you’re looking for a top of the line flagship smartwatch, then do check out our article on the best smartwatches in India.
We hope this list will help you save time in making your purchase decision.
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