Best Smart Watches Under Rs. 3000 (2018)

The world is going digital and almost each and every task is being done digitally. With the increasing hush and rush in our lives we need gadgets which can help us do multiple tasks on the go without engaging with many devices. That’s where smart watches come really handy. Unlike the conventional watches that showed you the time only, smart watches help you connect to your phone and check various notifications without actually looking into the phone with many of the models help you track your health too on the go. Also, gone are the days when smart watches were really expensive, really affordable range and models of smartwatches are now available in market. So, if you are planning to buy a smart watch with economical budget then have a look on the list of best smart watches of 2018 available under Rs. 3000.

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  • Xiaomi Mi Band HRX edition:

Xiaomi launched this edition of smartwatch in India after Mi Band 2 in partnership with HRX by Hrithik Roshan. It is a watch cum fitness band which is able to show phone notifications, your sleep pattern and step counts with just a twist of your wrist. With its decent look and design, it is a great option to choose.

  • Specifications:
  • Display: The fitness band comes with a 0.42-inch Scratch Resistant OLED display with touch interface.
  • Activity tracking: The band tracks a wide range of your activities while it is on your wrist. It tracks the calorie intake burned, hours in which you were active and inactive, distance travelled, number of steps taken, hours slept and sleep quality.
  • Sensors: It basically uses a pedometer to track various activities of the user.
  • Connectivity: It supports Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and lacks USB connectivity. It needs MI fit app to pair with the phone.
  • Design: You can change it straps which are available in various shades. It uses rubber straps with adjustable fitting. The clock face is digital and has a rectangular, flat screen curved at both the ends.
  • Battery: It comes with 70 mAh battery capacity with a promised battery life of 23 days. It supports USB charging.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with Android 4.3 OS and iOS 8.0
  • Other features: It is splash resistant, dust resistant and water resistant. You can also use it for stop watch purpose, set reminders and alarm clocks. Additionally, you can get the call and text notification of the paired phone directly on the watch. Circular tap button on the display to scroll through various notifications.
  • Critic’s Review:

Critics like BGR India have given a good positive response to the product. The display is of good quality and visibility is also good enough for both indoor and outdoor use.

About the tracking, the steps and calorie tracking can be said to be close enough to be precise but not accurate. But the sleep pattern tracking is really good with very close results. The only dissatisfaction being the lack of a heart rate tracker.

Battery life is as promised, durable and long even with the vibration notification on and the device runs for more than 20 days in single charge.

The waterproof and scratch proof feature is up to the mark and can be worn during heavy rain and while in shower without any damage to the device.

  • Price and where to buy:

The band is available at a really affordable price of Rs 1299 and is available on various online platform like Amazon, Flipkart and Vijay Sales. Also, for XiaomiMi Band HRX edition, you can enjoy amazing discounts in vijay sales offers on smartwatches.

 

  • Fastrack Reflex:

Fastrack is one of the well-known brands in India which produces stylish sunglasses and watches. Now, the company has made its debut of smart watches with the Reflex fitness band. It tracks a wide range of activity and has a stylish look.

  • Specifications:
  • Display: It sports a 2.3cm OLED display with touch interface.
  • Activity Tracking: It tracks a variety of activities. It tracks the amount of calorie burnt, user’s activity and inactivity, distance covered, sleep time and sleep quality. Heart rate sensing is not there in the band.
  • Sensors used: It uses pedometer and accelerometer for various kinds of sensing.
  • Connectivity: It supports Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and lacks USB connectivity. For pairing and data display it needs to connect through the FastTrack Reflex App on your phone.
  • Design: It provides changeable silicon band straps which are available in Black, Pink and Purple shades. It has a rectangular and flat body with a button on the front to scroll through various displayed items. The band is spill and splash resistant.
  • Battery: The batter life is up to 7 to 10 days of normal usage. And the charging can be done through USB. Also due to its larger than regular size it can be charged with any USB charger.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with Android version 4.4 and iOS.
  • Other features: When paired with phone the band shows the call notifications, text message notification, the device notifies you through vibration. You can view social media notifications too on this device. Additionally, you can set alarm clock and various reminders too.
  • Critic’s Review:

The product has received an average response from the critics. As per the NDTV Gadget 360 and fonearena review, the device is decent in style but is really oversized and must be thinner. The strap material is good and soft from inside and decently rough from the outside. The toggle button on the screen for scrolling through various notifications is hardly noticeable.

The OLED screen display is quite good and visibility is good in both indoor and outdoor usage. You can move wrist to wake up the screen which is a feature that has been used by other brands too.

The battery life is decent and lasts up to 7-10 days of normal usage and charging can be done through any USB adapter, a plus of the bigger size of the device.

The activity tracker is decent with very little deviation in steps and calorie burnt tracking but its sleep tracking is really poor and disappointing. Also, a heart rate sensor is absent, which is disappointing. The fastrack reflex app is good in working in android but is not quite operational on iOS platform. The design of the app is also mediocre and not up to the mark.

The waterproofing feature works well and is impressive and does not disappoint. Overall the ratings and review show that the device is mediocre when compared to other brands and models available in market.

  • Price and where to buy:

The device is available on amazon and flipkart at different prices. On amazon price of the Fastrack Reflex is Rs. 1595, while on filpkart it is 1992. Flipkart offers cash on delivery option unlike amazon.

 

  • Lenovo HW01 Smart Band:

Lenovo has been a leading brand of electronic gadgets in India. Lenovo joined the race of fitness band and smartwatches in India by launching the Lenovo HW01 Smart Band. It has a really good heart rate sensing technique and is really effective to track your health.

  • Specifications:
  • Display: The device has a 0.9-inch OLED screen with a 128 X 32-pixel screen resolution with touch interface.
  • Activity Tracking: Activity tracking tracks a wide range of activities like calories burnt, hours slept, minutes of activity and inactivity, heart rate tracking in sports mode, distance covered and steps taken.
  • Sensors Used: The sensors used are pedometer and accelerometer.
  • Connectivity: It supports Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and lacks USB connectivity. It uses its own app to pair with the phone and cannot be paired through random third-party app.
  • Design: It uses silicon strap in black shade and weighs 22 grams. Its clock face is digital type and has a rectangular flat capsule for display. Additionally, it is IP65 water resistant and dust resistant.
  • Battery: With 90 mAh Li-po battery it promises a battery life of 5-7 days. The charging is done through USB cable.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with android version 4.4 and iOS.
  • Other features: With the Smartphone remote feature you can locate your phone through this band and also control the music on your phone and the camera shutter. The notification expands from general call and text notification to notification for whatsapp, twitter, Instagram and e-mail. Additionally you can use it for stopwatch and set alarms and reminders on it.
  • Critic’s review:

The band has received a good response from critics. As per various critic review, the phone has a good OLED screen with brightness good for indoor and outdoor uses.

It uses a good quality strap material and its resistivity against water and dust is up to the mark and will not disappoint.

Battery life has been a dissatisfaction due to the battery life of only 5-7 days with a 90 mAh battery, which is really low as compared to other brands available in market.

The activity tracker is good and shows very close readings with minimal error. The heart rate sensing feature is a real add on, it can be activated in sports mode in which the heart rate is sensed every 15 minutes and the measurements are quite precise.

  • Price and where to buy:

The smart band is available on flipkart and ebay at Rs 1299.

 

  • Lenovo HX03F Spectra:

As said before, Lenovo is one of the well-known in India for electronic gadgets. The company extended its competition and smart brand range with the launch of Lenovo HX03 series on May 3rd 2018. Lenovo HX03F spectra is one of the two models of the HX03 series.

  • Specifications:
  • Display: It has a small colourful 80 X 160 pixels TFT screen with capacitive touch display.
  • Activity Tracking: It can track various activities like active and inactive minutes, all day heart rate, sleep quality, hours of sleep, steps taken and calories burnt.
  • Sensors Used: Sensors used are pedometer and gyrometer.
  • Connectivity: It connects through Bluetooth 4.2 and is synced with phone through the Lenovo Healthy app.
  • Design: It comes with a changeable silicon strap in black shade. The clock face is digital and has a rectangular and flat capsule body. It is IP68 water and dust resistant.
  • Battery: It promises a battery life of up to 10 days of normal use.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with android 4.4 and iOS 8.0.
  • Other features: It allows you to see call and notifications on your phone. You can set normal and calendar reminders on it. It can be used as stopwatch and alarm clock can also be set in it.
  • Critic’s Review:

Post launch till now it has received a good response from critics. As per the review the screen is colourful and good and looks attractive. The strap material is good and feels light on skin. The water and dust resistivity work well.

The battery life is good and up to the mark. It can be charged by removing one side strap and can be charged through any USB adapter, computer or power bank. The switch on and off feature using the on- screen button is a good add on.

The activity tracking is good. The sleep, steps and heart rate tracking is decent and shows very minimal error and is dependable to track your progress. Also, the app is really smooth and syncs the device with the phone quickly and smoothly.

  • Price and where to buy:

The device was launched on flipkart and currently available only on flipkart for purchas at a decent price of Rs. 2299.

 

  • Zebronics ZEB-FIT500:

With the increasing demand of smartwatches in market various companies and brands have joined the competition. Zebronics, one of the well know brands for producing computer parts stepped into the competition of smart watches cum fitness bands with the launch of ZEB-FIT500.

  • Specifications:
  • Display: It has 0.42-inch OLED display with touch interface.
  • Design: The band comes with changeable rubber straps in black, blue and red shades. The capsule body is rectangular and flat shaped.
  • Activity Tracking: It tracks the calories burnt, heart rate, sleep cycle, sleep quality, active minutes, steps taken and distance covered.
  • Sensors: It uses accelerometer and pedometer for sensing.
  • Connectivity: It connects through Bluetooth version 4.0 and uses its app to pair and sync the data with the phone.
  • Battery: It uses a 70mAh Li-po battery and promises a battery life of 7-10 days. Charging is through USB and takes 1.5 hours for full charge.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with Android version 4.0.4 and iOS 7.1.
  • Other features: It comes with timer and alarm notification and general call and text notifications. It also provides smartphone remote feature to find phone and control music and camera shutter. You can set alarm clock and reminders.
  • Critic’s Review:

As per the critics’ review, the display is good for indoor use but the visibility is less during outdoor use. The strap material is fine and does not irritate the skin. It lacks good resistance against water and spills.

Connectivity is good. The app used is simple and smooth. The battery life is good and it charges with less time and lasts up to 10 days with normal usage.

The activity tracking is smooth and near to accurate when it tracks the calories burnt and steps taken. For the heart rate tracking which is both automatic every 5 minutes and manually, it is minutely off, still precise and can track the heart rate without requiring the user to stand still.

The message alerts and call alerts are well synced and the device also allows to trigger the phone camera with it.

  • Price and Where to buy:

The device is available on flipkart at a price of Rs. 2488.

 

  • Honor Band 3:

Huawei is another leading Chinese brand in Indian market of electronics gadgets. It has given a tough competition to major flagship brands in the market. Stepping into smart watches and fitness band market it launched the Honor Band 3 smart bands. The bands are stylish and puts a tough competition for other flagship brands in market.

  • Specifications:
  • Display: It comes with a 0.9-inch screen with POLED display and 128 X 32 pixels resolution size.
  • Design: The device comes with straps in Orange, Blue and Black shades. The clock face is digital and has a rectangular and flat body. It is dust and water resistant.
  • Activity Tracking: It tracks various activities like calories burnt, steps taken, distance covered, hours slept, active minute, heart rate, distance covered and steps taken.
  •  Sensors: Sensor used is pedometer.
  • Connectivity: It connects through Bluetooth version 4.2 and pairs and syncs with the phone with its app Huawei wear and Huawei health.
  • Battery: It offers a battery life of up to 30 days and the charging is done via attachable cradle.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with android version 4.4 and iOS.
  • Other features: With the smartphone remote feature on this band you can receive calls, find your phone, control the music and camera shutter. The device can notify about calls, text messages, and various social media notifications like Instagram, whatsapp and facebook. It also notifies you about your e-mail and google hangouts.
  • Critic’s Review:

As per critic’s review like BGR, the device does not outstand in terms of body style but the straps are really attractive in shades. The straps are not user replaceable, its firm and tight. The device wakes with wrist movement but it is better to toggle the device screen with the toggle button provided.

The battery life is good and can be long up to 30 days with normal use and can last up to 10 days with rigorous use. The charging is through cradle which attaches with certain parts of the band to charge. The major worry is it is not replaceable if it gets lost.

It gives vibratory notifications including alarm without sounds that gives on time notification without disturbing others. It can be submerged in water up to 50 minutes and hence can be used while swimming or taking shower.

The app is smooth and simple. Also the activity tracking can be set for various modes. The activity tracking is good when comes to heart rate and hours slept and the data is quite accurate. But it counts a lots of ghost steps which leads to wrong data for distance covered and calories burnt.

Still the band is really good and a good competition to other flagship brands.

  • Price and where to buy:

The band is priced at Rs 2799 and is available on GeekBuying.com

 

  • Huawei Honor Band A2:

Huawei expanded its market in smart watches with Honor Band A2. Which has become more stylish than the previous models due to its well-designed straps and it can be a major competition to various leading brands in the smartphone market.

  • Specification:
  • Display: The device comes with a 0.9-inch OLED display with touch interface.
  • Design: The watch is stylish with 4 variants of straps in red, black, yellow and white. The body is rectangular and flat with digital clock face. It is IP 67 water resistant and dust resistant.
  • Activity Tracker: It tracks various activities like calories burnt, steps taken, distance covered, hours slept, active minute, heart rate, distance covered and steps taken.
  • Sensors: Sensor used is pedometer.
  • Connectivity: It connects through Bluetooth version 4.2 and pairs and syncs with the phone with its app Huawei wear and Huawei health.
  • Battery: It offers a battery life of up to 9 days and the charging is through USB.
  • Compatibility: It is compatible with android version 4.4 and iOS.
  • Other features: With the smartphone remote feature on this band you can receive calls, find your phone, control the music and camera shutter. The device can notify about calls, text messages, and various social media notifications like Instagram, whatsapp and facebook. It also notifies you about your e-mail and google hangouts.
  • Critic’s Review:

The device has received an average response from critics. As per critic review the band looks stylish due to the variations in shades of the strap. The screen display is good and brightness is good for indoor use but is bit off for outdoor use. The multitouch feature on screen is new and also allows zoom in and zoom out, this makes it stand apart from other brands in the market. It lacks some pixels, otherwise the display is decent. The device is IP67 rated water and dust resistant and can perform under water for quite ling enough.

The battery life is good and ranges up to 9-10 days of regular use with various sensing process running. The error in step counting is about 20-25 %. The heart rate sensing is good and gives accurate results but it sometimes fails to detect when used in manual mode. The sleep hours and sleep quality tracking are really precise when used.

You can cut and receive calls through it and read various texts from various social media apps which is a good add on.

The Bluetooth connectivity is weak and disconnect sometimes and takes time to detect and pair.

  • Price and where to buy:

The device is available at a price of Rs 2249 for black shade and Rs 2495 for white shade. You can buy this smart band on Amazon and ShopDeals.

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