Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000 (February 2020)

by | Feb 4, 2020

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 BipOverall Best Pick
2. Noise Colorfit Pro 2Runner-Up Pick
3. Lenovo CarmeBest Branded Smartwatch
4. Boltt HawkBest Feature Rich Smartwatch
5. KingWear Kimi KW18Value for Money Smartwatch
6. Mevofit Echo UltraHonorable Mention

1. Huami Amazfit Bip

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Overall Best Pick
  • In-built GPS chip
  • 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 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.

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.

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.

The Amazfit Bip smartwatch comes with a wide range of sensors including a GPS chip which will work independently in case you consider real-time tracking a necessity in your scenario.

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 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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Robust build quality

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Excellent wearing comfort

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Swappable straps

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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. KingWear Kimi KW18

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Value for Money Smartwatch
  • 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 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.

Display

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.

Hardware Features

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.

User Interface

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.

Battery Life

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.

Verdict

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.

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Cellular connectivity

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Easy and clean UI

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Pedantry reminder

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Bulky design

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Heavy

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialRubber
SIm cardYes
BatteryUp to 1 Day
Warranty6 Month

6. MevoFit Echo Ultra

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Honorable Mention
  • 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 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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery Life

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 the better power efficiency of this device.

Verdict

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.

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Medical grade silicone strap

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Lightweight

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Accurate fitness tracking

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Average sunlight legibility

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Single watch face

Specifications

Water ResistantNo
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIm cardNo
BatteryUp to 7 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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