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

by | Aug 1, 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 the seven best budget smartwatches that you can purchase under a budget of Rs.5,000 in India.

If you want to read reviews on any other particular price range, please check out our articles on Best Smartwatches under different budgets here.

Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000

1. Huami Amazfit Bip SOverall Best Pick
2. Realme SmartwatchRunner-Up Pick
3. Huami Amazfit Verge LiteFeature Rich Smartwatch
4. Timex iConnectNon-Chinese Smartwatch
5. Noise Colorfit Pro 2Value for Money Smartwatch
6. Lenovo CarmeBest Build Quality
7. Mevofit Race DiveHonourable Mention

Note: The price shown are the once when we reviewed the products. However, as the promotional offers changes on the given E-commerce sites, the price may vary. Bettershark is supported by it's readers. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

1. Huami Amazfit Bip S

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Overall Best Pick
  • Up to 40 hours of battery life
  • Excellent sunlight legibility
  • Built-in GPS support

Huami is an independent smart wearable manufacturer with the backing of Xiaomi, popular for its high accuracy, feature-rich affordable smartwatches.

Amazfit Bip S is the entry-level smartwatch from Huami that has some nice tricks up its sleeve to impress the users.

Design and Build Quality

The Huami Amazfit Bip S has a square-shaped 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 Lite 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.

This is an always ON colour display covering 64% of RGB colour gamut.

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 S 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.

This smartwatch from Huami features the full fitness suite including a heart rate sensor and supports up to 10 different sports modes.

The Huami PAI health assessment system comes integrated into this smartwatch for intuitive fitness data analysis.

The Huami Amazfit Bip S features built-in GPS and GLONASS support for precise location tracking.

Battery Life

Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit Bip S smartwatch. It will last you up to a whopping 40 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 117 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 S 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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Huami PAI health analysis

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Ultralightweight body

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40+ watch faces

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No AMOLED display

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Dial ShapeSquare
Display1.28-inch transflective Display
Strap MaterialSilicone
BatteryUp to 40 Days
Warranty1 Year

2. Realme Smartwatch

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Runner-Up pick
  • Decent display quality
  • Up to 10 days of battery life
  • Haptic feedback for notifications

Realme is a sub-brand of Oppo dealing with budget smartphones and other accessories, specifically marketed for countries like India and Indonesia.

The Realme smartwatch as the name suggests is a budget feature-rich smartwatch priced under Rs.5,000 where there is a lack of branded players as of now.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme smartwatch has a square-shaped dial with rounded edges resembling the Apple watch from a distance.

However, there is a significant chin under the display which will be visible when the screen lights up.

The single button on the right side serves multiple purposes such as turn on/off the display, select an action, or to go back to the main screen from where in the UI.

The strap is made of silicone and feels solid and comfortable. The strap can be easily detached. Realme plans to bring straps with different designs later on.

The overall fit and finish of this smartwatch are on par with its competitors in the same price segment.

Display

This smartwatch comes with a relatively large 1.4-inch LCD boasting a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.

The clarity and brightness of this display are decent and UI feels crisp and vivid.

This is a full capacitive touch screen display and the sensitivity is excellent. The watch registers touch very effortlessly and the UI interaction feels fluid as well.

Features

The Realme smartwatch is a fitness-centric wearable device. It comes with a full-time heart rate monitor and a blood oxygen level sensor.

With support up to 14 sports modes for active tracking, this is the smartwatch for those who follow an active workout lifestyle.

Rated with IP68 certification, you can wear this watch outdoors under drizzles with no fear of damaging it.

Miscellaneous

The Realme link app ( available for Android as of now) connects the smartwatch to your phone via Bluetooth v5.0.

The app is pretty straightforward to use and displays statistics in an understandable, easy to read layout.

There are seven watch faces at present on this smartwatch. Realme is in the process of adding more for allowing users to customize the watch according to their personal preference.

Battery Life

Realme promises around 8-10 days of usage on a single charge with this device.

The Realme smartwatch comes with a cradle type charger which is a really easy and convenient method to charge the watch.

Verdict

Realme smartwatch is a feature-packed device perfect for those who want a smart wearable with fitness tracking options.

The expected software support for this smartwatch makes it a value for money purchase under Rs.4,000.

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Excellent build quality

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Interchangeable straps

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Intuitive UI

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No microphone

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Dial ShapeSquare
Display1.4-inch LCD
Strap MaterialSilicone
BatteryUp to 9 Days
Warranty1 Year

3. Huami Amazfit Verge Lite

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Feature Rich Smartwatch
  • Gorgeous OLED display
  • Up to 20 days of battery life
  • Built-in GPS and GLONASS

The Amazfit Lite is the affordable sibling of the Amazfit Verge smartwatch which is still one of the most sought after mid-range smartwatches.

This feature-rich smartwatch priced under Rs.5,000 in India packs in a ton of useful features that will let you step up your fitness game a notch higher.

Design and Build Quality

The Amazfit Verge Lite as we said features a rounded dial.

If you’re the type of person who prefers round shaped dials to square-shaped dial, you should go for the Verge Lite than the Bip S we discussed just above.

The dial is made from a polycarbonate material and looks and feels very attractive. The quality of construction is top-notch and durable.

The dial itself is a bit thick with all the circuitry and sensors inside, so for those with thin wrists might consider this watch as bulky.

The silicone strap is very comfortable and skin-friendly. It comes with a buckle mode lock for a secure fit. You can easily swap straps on this smartwatch with other colourful ones available in the market.

Display

The Huami Amazfit Verge Lite features a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels.

Being an OLED display, the colour pops out of the screen and the texts and the overall UI appears sharp and clean.

The brightness levels are very much sufficient for both indoor and outdoor use – thanks to the ambient light sensors on board.

This is a touchscreen as you might know and has an easy to use UI optimized for touch navigation.

This display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent accidental scratches.

Features

This is a smart wearable device with fitness tracking features integrated into it. The heart rate monitor delivers accurate metabolic data which can be analyzed for monitoring your health condition.

The Amazfit app neatly stacks up the fitness data for easy understanding.

All the regular fitness features such as sports tracking modes, sleep tracking etc are present and accounted for on this device.

The watch faces can be easily downloaded and customized via the Amazfit app for a refreshing look every day.

This budget smartwatch from Huami also features built-in GPS+GLONASS support for independent location tracking.

Battery Life

The Huami Amazfit Verge Lite is powered by a 370mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for up to 20 days on a single charge.

If you set the heart rate sensor to be on always, you should expect a significant drop in this number.

The magnetic charging cradle is a very easy way to charge up the phone, which takes around 2 hours to completely juice up.

Verdict

The Amazfit Verge Lite is a feature-packed smartwatch with a gorgeous OLED display and decent build quality available for a budget just under Rs.5,000.

The 20-day battery life and the premium design of this smartwatch make this an irresistible offer in this price segment.

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Swappable straps

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Smart app notifications

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Heart rate monitoring

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No always ON display mode

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Dial ShapeCircle
Display1.3-inch OLED
Strap MaterialSilicone
BatteryUp to 20 Days
Warranty1 Year

4. Timex iConnect

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Non-Chinese Smartwatch
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • Up to 5 days of battery life
  • Smart notifications 

Timex is an American company focussed on clocks and watches catering to men, women and kids worldwide.

The Timex iConnect is an affordable smartwatch priced under Rs.5,000 which is one of the very few non-Chinese smartwatches available in India.

Design and Build Quality

The Timex iConnect has a square dial which is made of lightweight aluminium, making this one of the budget smartwatches with the best build quality in this segment.

The powder-coated paint job further adds to the premium feel of this sub.Rs,5000 non-Chinese smartwatches.

The straps are comfortable to wear and are made of skin-friendly TPU material.

With the IP68 rated dust and water resistance, you will be able to use this watch outdoors even under light rains and dusty environments without any issues whatsoever.

Display

The Timex iConnect has a 1.3-inch TFT colour display with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

This colourful display is a touch screen with a centre capacitive button for effortless interaction with the watch UI.

The brightness levels of this display are adequate for indoor as well as outdoor usage without much problems.

Since this is a TFT display, the viewing angles are a bit limited.

Features

This smart wearable device from Timex features a heart rate monitor for tracking your body metabolism.

This sensor is adequately accurate for normal use but shouldn’t be relied totally upon and consider it as a remedy instead of personally consulting a doctor.

The regular activity mode tracking is available on this smartwatch with support for multiple sports modes.

You will get smart notifications from your smartphone including calls/messages and other alerts from third-party apps such as Whatsapp and Facebook.

Battery Life

The Timex iConnect is rated to last up to five days on a single charge as claimed by the company.

With real-life usage, expect this watch to last anywhere between 3-5 days of battery life.

Verdict

If you are looking for a non-Chinese smartwatch with the good build quality and decent hardware specifications, the Timex iConnect is one of the only choices under Rs.5,000.

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Intuitive Timex 2 smartphone app

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Compatible with iOS and Android

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One year warranty

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Limited viewing angles

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Dial ShapeSquare
Display1.3-inch TFT
Strap MaterialTPU
BatteryUp to 5 Days
Warranty1 Year

5. Noise Colorfit Pro 2

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Value for Money Smartwatch
  • IP68 dust and waterproof
  • Intuitive touchscreen interface
  • Up to 10 days of battery life

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro comes as a worthy upgrade to the original Colorfit smartwatch that we already reviewed in the Best smartwatches under Rs.3000 article on our website.

This latest edition of the Colorfit Pro 2 smartwatch priced just under Rs.3,500 features a full-sized touch screen instead of the capacitive button controlled display of the first edition Colorfit smartwatch.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro has a square dial made from plastic materials, the quality of which seems decent to say the least.

The use of plastic has made this smartwatch very lightweight and easy to wear without any wrist fatigue.

The straps are made of TPU and can be easily removed and swapped for a compatible third-party one.

There is a clickable wheel button on the side of the square dial for effortless UI navigation.

The heart rate sensor and the charging pads are located on the backside of the dial.

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro is IP68 dust and waterproof, making it an ideal budget outdoor smartwatch.

Display

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro features a 1.3-inch colour display with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

This is, as we mentioned earlier a full touch screen display with good touch responsiveness.

The colours appear vivid and the brightness levels are on point with this display. You might face some issues with screen legibility under direct sunlight though.

The UI is very easy and intuitive to use and navigate with a single finger.

Features

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro comes with all the usual bells and whistles found on budget smartwatches such as heart rate monitoring, sports and sleep tracking, sedentary reminders etc.

The Colorfit app available on the play store helps in getting an intuitive data interface about your workout sessions for easy understandability.

Battery Life

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro is powered by a 210mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for up to 10 days on a single charge.

Based on our real-life testing, we managed to get around 7 days of battery life on a medium usage pattern.

The charging dock is a magnetic clip which comes with a USB connector on the other end for easy and effortless charging from anywhere.

Verdict

The Noise Colorfit 2 Pro is a capable budget smartwatch with a decent display and battery life.

Packed with fitness tracking features including a heart rate sensor, this smartwatch doubles up as a fitness band as well.

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Attractive design

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Lightweight and comfortable

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Swappable straps

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Average sunlight legibility

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Dial ShapeSquare
Display1.3-inch LCD
Strap MaterialSilicone
BatteryUp to 7 Days
Warranty1 Year

6. Lenovo Carme

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Best Build Quality
  • 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
Dial ShapeSquare
Display1.3-inch LCD
Strap MaterialRubber
BatteryUp to 7 Days
Warranty1 Year

7. Mevofit Race Dive

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Honourable 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 ResistantNo
Dial ShapeCircle
Display0.96 inch OLED
Strap MaterialSilicone
BatteryUp to 5 Days
Warranty6 Months

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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