Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000 (December 2019)

by | Dec 5, 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.

Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000

1. Huami Amazfit Bip LiteOverall Best Pick
2. Noise Colorfit Pro 2Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo CarmeBest Branded Smartwatch
4. Boltt HawkBest Feature Rich Smartwatch
5. Toreto SmartwatchBest Budget Smartwatch
6. Mevofit Race DiveHonorable Mention

1. Huami Amazfit Bip Lite

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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.

Display

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.

Features

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

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?

Verdict

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.

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Lightweight

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Always-on heart rate sensor

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Comfortable and skin-friendly strap

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No ambient light sensor

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 45 Days
Warranty1 Year

 

2. Noise Colorfit Pro 2

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Runner-Up 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

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 10 Days
Warranty1 Year

 

3. Lenovo Carme

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Best Branded Smartwatch
  • IPS LCD
  • The IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Smart notifications

Lenovo has been a prominent player in the smart wearables market with its fitness bands for a while.

The Lenovo carme takes it to the next level being a full-fledged smartwatch priced just under Rs.3000, a segment which has a dearth of well-established brands.

Design and Build Quality

The Lenovo Carme has a bulky square shaped watch body. The construction is of premium quality and the watch feels rugged and durable.

The thick rubber strap is comfortable to wear around the wrist with no skin irritation. This strap can be easily removed and swapped with the material of your choice.

At the rear, there is the optical heart rate scanner and the two-point charging pins.

Overall, the build quality of the Lenovo Carmen is quite decent for its asking price.

Display

The Lenovo Carmen budget smartwatch features a 1.3-inch IPS LCD with decent brightness and colour accuracy.

The point to note here is that this is not a touch screen. The single capacitive button in the bottom portion helps you navigate around the interface, which is honestly quite tedious.

Smart Features

The Lenovo Carme is capable of receiving calls as well as text notifications. Since the device doesn’t feature a microphone or a speaker, you need to accept the calls on your phone itself.

The heart rate monitor is quite accurate and gives important body metabolism measurements. This smartwatch does feature the regular fitness-based services such as sleep tracking, step counter, calorie burn measurement etc.

Lenovo has a Lenovo Life app available on both Play store and the iOS store to manage this smartwatch.

Battery Life

Lenovo Carmen is powered by a 250mAh rechargeable battery which will last you for 2-3 days.

Charging is a pretty straightforward affair with this smartwatch. Just plug in the watch as it is into the charging dock and plug the USB into a power source.

Verdict

The Lenovo Carmen smartwatch offers the basic smart functionalities along with the much-needed fitness-related features at a very enticing price point.

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Interchangeable strap

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Decent build quality

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Easy to plug charging dock

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Cumbersome UI navigation

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialRubber
SIM CardNo
BatteryUp to 7 Days
Warranty1 Year

4. Boltt Hawk

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Best Feature-Rich Smartwatch
  • Best for all-weather use
  • Suited for adventure junkies
  • Rich in features

Bolt is an Indian company headquartered in Noida, UP that mainly concentrates on the smart wearable segment in the country.

The Boltt Hawk is an Android-powered smartwatch that has support for independent cellular connectivity.

Design and Build Quality

The design of this smartwatch is rather similar to others in the market.

However, the quality of materials used for construction is of better quality and the difference is quite evident.

The Circular dial has a stainless steel trim around it and the rubber strap comfortably fits snug on the wrist.

This smartwatch from Boltt comes with 42 built-in watch faces for you to select from. Sadly you can’t customize the watch faces and you will have to use as it is.

Features

This device comes with a plethora of workout options.

There’s a sports mode that supports seven types of activities ranging from running to jogging to the marathon.

The company has included an inbuilt GPS sensor to track and record your location, an altimeter to measure the height and even a barometer for identifying the atmospheric pressure.

Since the smartwatch does come with a compass sensor, the accuracy of GPS is quite good and the navigation works effortlessly.

Camera and water resistance

If you somehow want to snap a quick picture during your workout or adventure trip, there’s a 2MP camera upfront which does just that.

Don’t expect anything spectacular though.

Finally, this device is IP68 certified.

This means that you can take out this smartwatch outside during rain without any fear of getting damaged making it an excellent adventure trip companion.

Battery Life

Speaking about the battery life, this smartwatch lasted for about 26 hours of continuous usage on our tests.

If you use GPS and cellular connectivity extensively, expect this number to fall well below.

The Bolt Hawk is compatible with both Android smartphones as well as iOS devices.

Bluetooth 4.0 protocol ensures that both the host and the guest consumes minimal power.

Verdict

The Bolt Hawk is a smartwatch that features independent telephony hardware that enables you to use this as a standalone device without the need for pairing with a smartphone.

The large selection of inbuilt-watch faces will let you select the style which suits you.

This gives a fresh and new look for the watch and you will never feel the same every day.

With a battery life well over a day, this is currently the best smartwatch money can buy under Rs.10,000.

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All necessary sensors are present

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Good build quality

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IP68 certified

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Feels bulky in the hand

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No option to add third-party watch faces

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSilcone
SIM CardNo
Battery26 Hours
Warranty6 Months

5. Toreto Smartwatch

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Best Budget 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.

Display

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.

Performance

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.

Fitness Features

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery Life

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.

Verdict

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.

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Colourful design

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Lot of

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Easy to use UI

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No SIM card connectivity

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSlicone
SIm cardNo
BatteryUp to 7 Days
Warranty1 Year

6. MevoFit Race Dive

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Honorable Mention
  • The IP68 water and dust resistance
  • Smart notification alerts
  • One-year warranty

MevoFit is a US-based smart wearables company specialized in designing and manufacturing budget smartwatches and fitness bands.

The MevoFit Race Dive 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 Race Dive comes with a circle-shaped dial with an alloy framed border. This single tone colour scheme looks very minimal and nice in hand.

The medical-grade silicone strap is very comfortable around the wrist and causes no skin irritations whatsoever.

The lock mechanism in the strap is similar to most of the conventional watches and works very well to tightly grip the device on your wrists.

Connectivity and Hardware

The MevoFit Race Dive 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 a 0.96-inch 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.

All-day activity tracker and actionable notifications make this budget smartwatch more useful.

Miscellaneous

The MevoFit Race Dive is certified to be IP68 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.

Battery Life

This smartwatch is powered by a 100mAh rechargeable battery which is rated to last between 4 to 5 days depending upon your usage.

The AMOLED screen and the option to turn off and ON the display aides in the better power efficiency of this device.

Verdict

The MevoFit Race Dive 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 decent battery life and the AMOLED display makes it a worthy purchase for a budget under Rs.5000.

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All-day activity tracker

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Robust build quality

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Universal compatibility

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No GPS

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIm cardNo
BatteryUp to 5 days
Warranty6 Month

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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