Are you a fitness-freak who likes to track every step you take? Or are you a busy bee who’d like to read messages on the go on your watch? Do you want to do all these without burning a big hole in your pocket?
Fear not! The technology has advanced to a vast extent that all this is possible and that too under 5000 rupees.
Smart watches allow you to calculate the number of steps you've taken each day with precision. It also allows you to make calls and read messages on the go.
They even show the number of calories you have burned and also your current heart rate. All you have to do is sync up your smart watch with your phone through a personalised app.
While most of the smartwatches have gyroscope, heart-rate monitors, customisable sound system , customisable face of the watch, only a selected few have the loud speaker that allows you to make and answer calls.
Even though the target audience group for the smart watches was the youngsters, yet they are a hit amongst all age groups. You can observe almost everyone wearing smart watches walking around in the park or while commuting to work.
With the world moving increasingly towards brainwork , exercise has become mandatory to lead a healthy and happy life. Owning a smart watch is a good way to assess where we stand in the health scale.
There are a huge number of smart watches available in the market with every company launching their own product. Each smartwatch has a wide range of features that we would benefit from. But everyone doesn’t need all the features ,so you can make a customised choice based on your needs and budget to select the best smartwatch for you.
Here we would discuss all the features and the pros and cons of smart watches under the price of 5000 which would help you make informed decision in buying them.
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We Highly recommend you to read the Smartwatch Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest smartwatches technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs. 🙂
Top 10 Best Smartwatch Under 5000 in India
Although my favorite among all is Noise Colorfit Nav but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.
1. Noise Colorfit Nav
Noise colourfit NAV is a full-on sleek looking smart watch. It is very aesthetically pleasing to look at. It comes in a variety of colours like stealth black and camo green.
The watch has a square dial with a matte finish. The screen has a polycarbonate shell with matte finish that doesn’t allow fingerprints to stay.
There are 2 buttons on the side out of which one acts as a home button and other is a back button.
On the back, there is a green glowing LED light which is the heart rate sensor and there are 2 charging pins on the back.
The wristband is also matte and is adjustable according to size of the hand. The advantages of this smart watch doesn’t stop with a good design. It also has excellent features. For starters the smart watch has a 1.4 inch full touch LCD screen with high resolution display and helps you to view text and graphics.
It is sweat proof which makes it more viable to wear while performing high intensity cardio workouts. Furthermore the smartwatch is also rain proof making it suitable to wear under any weather conditions.
It comes with 10 workout modes to track both your indoor and outdoor activities. It has six axis sensors to measure the calories you have burnt with precision and accuracy. It also gives sedentary reminders and hand wash reminders.
Coming to the battery life , it has a 180mAh battery which lasts for 4 days. The box comes with the smart watch, a charging dock , a charging cable and an instruction manual. All these features come at a price of Rs 3999.
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2. Noise Colorfit Pro 2
Noise Colorfit Pro 2 comes in three colours namely jet black, mist grey and teal green. The watch has a minimalistic approach when it comes to design.
The watch has a square dial and just like Noise Colorfit Nav, this is also made of polycarbonate.
The straps are made of silicone and are adjustable even for the smallest hands. On the back there are electrodes which act as a heart rate sensor.
There are also 2 magnetic strips which latches on to the strip charger for charging.
On the right side there is a button that is used to turn the screen on and off. The watch allows you to have custom watch faces. It is quite disappointing to mention that the dial attracts smudges and gets easily murky.
The watch provides options to change the brightness of the display and provides sedentary alerts. It also has a sleep tracker and a volume controller which allows you to change the volume of the music on the go.
The Noise Colorfit Pro 2 has 1.3 inch IPS colour display with touch. The settings can be changed by swiping from left to right. It is compatible with Android and iOS and has up to 9 workout modes. It provides accurate calories burned for each activity. It is waterproof so it is suitable to be worn in any weather.
The battery has a 10 day battery life and 45 days standby time at a single charge. The box comes with the watch, the charger and the user manual. The watch has been priced Rs.2799.
3. Fastrack Reflex 2.0 Unisex Activity Tracker
Fastrack Reflex activity tracker has a thin band like design. It has a thin black strap that is made up of DPU thermoplastic. It also has a black dial which is made up of acrylic.
The clasps in the strap are made up of aluminium and they are secure enough while doing high intensity workout. It comes in three colours which are black, grey, and military green.
The watch has an OLED display and has a touch screen. It has IPX6 water resistance which makes it wearable on all occasions.
Double tap on the screen to start the watch. It tracks the steps taken and based on the distance, provides us with a number of calories burnt.
Buying this watch would give you the first step towards the active lifestyle. The watch also has a sleep tracker and sedentary mode tracker which gives alerts at the right time to remind people to engage in physical activities.
It provides a “ find the phone” feature which allows us to track the phone if it is lost. It also allows you to take pictures by clicking on the button in the watch after the phone is connected via bluetooth.
Fastrack Reflex activity tracker has a ten days power reserve which makes it very sustainable. In order to charge the watch you have to unclasp the dial, you’ll find a USB charging port at one end which can be used with an adapter or a laptop to charge the device.
The box contains the dial, the strap and a user manual. The product is priced at Rs 1495.
4. Holyhigh Smart Watch
Holyhigh is a new name when it comes to watches. The watch comes in a shiny black colour and benzel is a matte grey which gives a classy look to the watch.
It also comes in other colours such as pale blue and pink.
The watch strap is made up of thermoplastic which feels good on the hand and is not itchy. The dial is made up of google glass.
The watch has a button to the right which serves as an ON and OFF button.
The Holyhigh smart smartwatch should be connected to the “VeryFit” app that is available both in play store and apple store which can be downloaded and used to further benefit from the app.
The watch has a built in USB dongle so there is no need for a separate charger. If we remove the dial of the watch from the straps we will find a usb port which can be used to charge the watch. Holyhigh smartwatch also has IPX68 waterproof certificate which indicates that it is suitable for all weather.
Due to this you can also wear the watch while engaging in the water sports. The watch has 10 day battery life and can track upto 9 sports mode and give the calories burnt for each of the indoor and the outdoor activity with great precision.
The box contains the watch and a user instruction manual. The product is priced at Rs 2999.
5. Muzili Smart Watch
Muzili fitness band provides us with a vast variety of features and has gained a name in the market even though it is a latest release.
It has highly innovative features like a heart rate monitor to track your heart rate and sleep.
The watch has a square dial with a heavy silver metal bezel. On the side it has a round button which is used to turn the screen on and off.
The straps are made up of silicone and it is adjustable according to the size of the wrist. If you turn over the watch you will see a green glowing LED which is the heart rate sensor.
You will also see two magnetic metal pins which are used to charge the watch. The watch has a 1.3 inch LCD screen which is fully touch captive. It also has 5 default clock faces. Furthermore the watch has a “find a phone” feature and is IP68 waterproof and is best suited for swimmers.
The watch can calculate the calories and track your heart rate for 9 different sports and can track the distance travelled by connecting to the phone GPS. It also has a long sitting alert and a deep breath guide which helps you relax.
The watch has a 210 mAh battery which uses magnetic charging. It needs to be charged for 2.5 hrs and can last upto 10 days. It lasts for 45 days in standby. The box contains a watch, a charger and a user manual. The product is priced at Rs 2699.
6. Hoteon FT2 smartwatch
The Hoteon FT2 smartwatch has a very shiny appearance on the outside. It comes in a wide range of colours like black, green, blue, pink and purple.
It has a square dial with a coloured bezel. There is a round button on the top right which serves as an ON and OFF button for the screen.
The buckle is made up of silicone and is quite flexible and allows you to adjust based on your requirement. On the backside the watch also has a heart rate sensor and charging pins.
The smart watch has a 1.3 inch LCD screen with 4 default clock faces. The clock faces can also be customised based on preference.
The display is smooth and clear. Even in the bright sunlight the display on the screen is clearly visible. The watch is IP67 waterproof and has a sleep tracker. It has a pedometer to count the number of steps taken.
It also comes with a blood pressure monitor and a blood oxygen monitor. You can also control the camera and the music remotely from the watch. In order to receive and control the notifications from apps like instagram, twitter you have to connect the phone to an app called “YFit”.
It also has multi-sport mode for sports like badminton, tennis, basketball, football which provides the calories burned with accuracy. The watch has a 10 day active battery and 45 day battery in standby. The box consists of the watch, the charger and a user manual. The product is priced at Rs 2374.
7. WellTech X6 smartwatch
WellTech X6 smartwatch has a very professional look. It has a rectangular dial with a curved bezel on the sides. It comes in two colours black and white. The watch strap is made up of silicone material. The bezel has a round button at the top right which serves as an on and off button.
It also has a rectangular button on the bottom right which is used for mode selection. If you flip the dial you’ll find a sensor and charging pins for the watch. The watch 1.5 inch TFT HD LCD screen with 240x240 resolution display which gives you a great picture viewing experience.
You can synchronise your phone with the watch and receive notification for all your apps. You can even send replies from the watch using the unique Taptic engine. The watch has accurate GPS tracking, voice assistant and satellite positioning.
You can even insert a SIM card into the smart watch and make phone calls directly from the smart watch including answering the calls, sending replies, taking pictures, playing music, etc.
The watch also has a pedometer, sleep monitor and a sedentary reminder and potentially tracks the calories for all your daily activities. The watch has a 380 mAh battery which takes 2-3 hrs to charge completely. Battery lasts for 3 hrs while it is active and lasts 180 hrs in standby mode.
The box comes with the watch, the charger and a user manual. The product is priced at Rs1150.
8. Gusto 2.0 Dual colour fitness band
The Gusto 2.0 fitness band is launched by Helix. The band has a very flashy outlook to it and comes in combination colours like purple with blue and grey with green.
The band has a rectangular dial with adjustable strap both of which are made up of thermoplastic.
It has a tang buckle which is used to clasp the watch to the users’ hand. The band can be rotated 180 degrees for the screen to light up.
You can double tap on the sensor in the dial to change the modes of the band. The band has an OLED screen with a capacitive button to control the device.
Apart from this the band has a IPX5 water resistance which can withstand light water spills and rain but not suited for underwater activities like swimming. The band has an active calorie tracker, step counter and distance travelled which can be controlled by the button.
The band has a 7 day battery life while active and to charge the device the straps have to be removed , the dial has the USB charging port which can be popped into an adapter or laptop to charge the device. The box comes with the watch and a user manual. The product is priced at Rs.1996.
9. Mobirite Series 5 Lite 44mm smartwatch
Mobirite Series 5 Lite smartwatch has a very polished look. The watch has a curved rectangular dial and a rubber buckle which is adjustable to liking.
The watch has a 44 mm touch screen. There is a round button on the top right which is a power button and the rectangular button below it is used to change modes.
There are charging pins on the flip side of the dial. The watch comes with a pedometer, heart rate monitor, sedentary alerts and a sleep analyser.
The attractive features of this smartwatch are flip to mute the incoming call, shake to answer, flip to stop alarm, wakeup gesture.
Mobirite Series 5 watch has a battery backup of 5-7 days when active and takes upto 2.5 hrs to charge completely. The box comes with the watch, a charger and a user manual. The product is priced at RS.1797
10. Gereic W26 Smart Watch Infinite Screen 44mm Series 6
Gereic smartwatch Infinite Series 6 has a square dial and an adjustable strap.
The smartwatch has a 1.75 inch IPS full touch screen with high resolution display.
The bezel has a round button on the right top which acts as a ON and OFF button. It has PPG +ECG monitoring ,all weather monitoring and mild and deep sleep analysis.
It monitors temperature of the body in real time and provides the data accurately.
It has multiple sports modes, variety of stylish optional dials and controls for remote music playing. It has provisions to make bluetooth connected voice calls. And allows data synchronisation at a faster rate.
It is IP68 water resistant and makes it suitable for all weather conditions. The box comes with the watch, a charger and a user manual. The product is priced at Rs.2198.
Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase Smartwatch
By now you have a rough idea about what to look for in a smart watch. We will further simplify the process and make it easy for you to single out the best smart watch that suits you based on your preferences.
Smart watches are those devices that are easy to carry around and reduce our dependence on mobile phones. One must lookout for the following things to ensure that they are making the right choice while buying a smart watch:
1. OS compatibility
Most smartwatches run on either one of these operating systems. They are iOS, Android OS, Pebble OS and Tizen OS. You should make sure that you have a compatible OS running in your phone before you make the purchase.
Some smart watches work in both the OS. It is better to go to those so that you have flexibility in case you change your phone.
Next one should look at the interface of the smart watch. There are four main things to look at when it comes to the interface
The main reason smartwatches are available in the market is for their ability to count the calories burnt and the number of steps taken. They also have additional functionalities like sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring and temperature monitoring.
People buy smartwatches as a step towards healthy living, so accuracy in these trackers is non-negotiable. Certain watches even have sedentary alerts and water reminders , even these alerts have to be given at precise intervals for the user to maintain good health.
4. Quality of the Dial and Strap
The straps of the smartwatches are usually made up of thermoplastic or silicone which is durable and is not easily tearable. They should also feel good on the skin and must not cause any skin allergies.
The screen of the smartwatch should be smudge-proof and scratch resistant to provide a greater viewing experience for the users. The shape and colour of the dial and the buckle should give a polished look to the watch increasing their semblance.
5. Water resistance
Smartwatches come with different degrees of water resistance which makes each one of them suitable for different activities. IP68 waterproof smartwatches are suitable even for underwater activities and can withstand any weather.
The IPx7 waterproof smartwatches can withstand slight drizzle and sweat for a shorter period of time.
6. Ease of Use
The supportive apps that are installed for the functioning of the smartwatch should be easily understandable. The user must be able to figure out the interface in the watch in one or two attempts.
The trackers and sensors should provide the details in a legible manner with logos and the words to make sure it is understandable by the user.
The user should be able to customise the watch based on one’s preference. Most smartwatches have customisable clock faces which allows them to set the theme of the clock face to their liking.
They should also be provided with the option to mute the notifications from certain apps or set them to vibrate. There should be provisions for DND mode and airplane mode in the watch that helps the user turn off the call and message notification for a certain period of time.
8. Battery Durability
If the battery of the smartwatch is not durable, the watch becomes more of a hassle than it’s worth. The user would have to run around looking for charging ports instead of using the watch with ease.
Most smartwatches provide 7 to 10 days active battery life and 45 days standby battery life. The smartwatches take upto 2 to 3 hours to charge completely. The durability of the battery is also one of the non-negotiables when it comes to buying a smartwatch.
9. Connectivity and GPS Tracking
Some smartwatches have the additional connectivity features added to ensure efficient tracking of the calories when it comes to outdoor activities. Some bands come with inbuilt GPS trackers which serve a locating device.
Parents who wish to know the whereabouts of their children can buy smartwatches with inbuilt GPS . They also provide a map of the track used for the outdoor activity.
10. Sports Modes
Smart watches have specific sports modes namely tennis, badminton, skipping, cycling, etc to precisely calculate the calories burnt for each activity. Some smartwatches have six axis sensors to detect every movement of the body and calculate the calories for each activity.
This makes sure that the primary focus of the smartwatch is fitness.
Last but not the least we must be able to get all these features without spending a huge amount of money. The price of smart watches starts from thousands and extends upto lakhs.
There are a large number of brands that make smart watches. The user can choose the smartwatch that is best suited for them based on the budget and the features listed.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the top 5 Smartwatches ?
The top 5 Smartwatches have been decided by taking into account the price, the look and feel of the watch, the features, the ease of use and additional modes that are provided. The following are the top 5 picks:
2. What is the best smartwatch in 2020?
The best smartwatch would be Noise ColorFit NAV. It has a very sleek look and high resolutions screen which allows you to read fine text even in the broad daylight. In addition to the heart rate monitor and pedometer , the watch has 10 workout modes which provides the user with accurate details about the calories burned and heart rate etc. It also has a built-in GPS tracker which provides the distance travelled in case of an outdoor event. The smart watch comes in an economical price of Rs 3999.
3. Are smart watches a waste of money?
If you are just using the smart watch as a step counter, you will be better off with an app installed in your phone. But if you want additional features like a heart rate monitor, GPS tracker, temperature monitor, blood pressure monitor or sports mode while playing outdoor sports to keep track of the calories burnt then you can go with a smart watch. Nowadays smart watches are even water resistant so they can be used even in underwater sports activities.
4. How do I choose a Smartwatch?
Firstly we have to go with the smartwatch that is compatible with both Android and iOS. Then attention must be paid to the battery life of the smartwatch both during active and during standby state. We must then check the quality of the buckle and its durability. Now we should check the interface and make sure that there is no lag. Finally we have to check if the supportive app for the watch is user friendly. Then check for the price to make sure you have got yourself a good deal.
5. Which smartwatch can answer calls?
Even Though the smartwatches can’t hold a candle to smart phones, they have a certain advantage when it comes to mobility and ease of use. We even have smartwatches that function standalone with a SIM card and a SD card. It makes us really independent from the bulky phones we keep carrying around. The following are the smart watches that allows you to attend calls: