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December 17, 2021 Comments Off on Buy Smart Watches for men & women Online Fashion, Shopping Ritika Ghost Content Writer

You needn’t spend in the big bucks for a high-quality smartwatch or fitness tracker – here’s our pick of the best out there.

Smartwatches come in all shapes, sizes, designs these days – and all manner of price points too. And if you find yourself wincing at the triple-figure sums that many brands are asking of their top-end wearables – well, you’re not alone.

The thing about wearables is that consumers often find it hard to invest large sums of money on a wearable when they’ve already spent so much on another smart device – you know, the one that you keep in your pocket. Indeed, a major challenge for manufacturers in the early days of smartwatches was justifying their need when set against a perfectly good smartphone. Of course, years of canny R&D have now established smartwatches (well, the good ones at least) as the perfect complements to the phones they’re paired with, which is why we see so many people with top-of-the-line phones also boasting top-of-the-line wearables too.

But here’s the thing: you really needn’t splash the cash to pick up a fantastic quality smartwatch. Indeed, if you’re mostly interested in basic fitness tracking, we would advise against it. All the same, there’s a staggering amount of choice at the budget-friendly end of the smartwatch market – and it can be hard to know where to start looking. That’s why we put together our list of the best budget smartwatches and fitness out there. You’ll find options from major brands including Apple, Samsung, Garmin, Huawei and Fitbit, each with its own particular strength.0 seconds of 1 minute, 20 secondsVolume 0%00:0101:20 

And once you’re done reading? We suggest you head over to our smartwatch deals list to see if any of our selections are currently on offer since there’s nothing better than a budget smartwatch with an extra price drop on top. We also have a best budget tablet round-up, if you’re into affordable tech across the board.

How to choose the best budget smartwatch

If you’re looking for a budget wearable, but you’re not sure which is the right one for you, there’s a few bits of basic information that you need to know about spending in this price category.

  • Budget is relative. You’ll find wearables from as little as £39 to as much as £279 in our best budget smartwatch list. That’s because lots of brands offer lite versions of pricier flagship, a case in point being Apple and its Watch SE (an acronym whose details are still a mystery). These are wearables you would class as smartwatches. But lots of budget smartwatches are, strictly speaking, fitness trackers, which offer a more limited range of features focused primarily on tracking metrics such as your heart rate, step count or distance covered.
  • Think carefully about what you want from your smartwatch. If you’re looking for some basic tracking on your daily run or workout, then there’s little reason for you to spend outside of double digits. If you’re looking for a super-smooth extension to your smartphone – and one with all the latest features – we’re going to point you in the direction of our best smartwatch and best Android smartwatch lists.
  • Is style or customisation important to you? It’s worth considering that budget-friendly fitness trackers tend to be rather simplistic affairs, often consisting of a strap and watch face that is moulded into one unit. That being said, many of the entries in our round-up are there because, among other reasons, they look pricier than they are or have swappable straps.
  • Battery life. It’s probably our strongest case for choosing a budget smartwatch over a higher-end one. With less features and less complex working parts, low-spec fitness trackers can last for impressive lengths of time before they need charging. While flagship wearables like the Apple Watch 6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 will guzzle their power in less than a day, you’ll find options below that will potentially last for a fortnight. Something to think about if you’re that person who always finds their device is on its last legs before you head out for the day.
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Best budget smartwatch at a glance

Here’s a quick run-down of each of the budget smartwatches you’ll find in our expert round-up. We’ve arranged them in price o.

The best budget smartwatch in 2021

Apple Watch SE, £279

Best budget Apple Watch

Pros:

  • A wealth of reliable features
  • Highly intuitive UI
  • No visual difference to Apple Watch 6

Cons:

  • Limited 18-hour battery life
  • No ‘always-on’ display
  • Still no Android compatibility

We think there might be lots of people out there asking themselves what on earth a £269 wearable is doing on a best budget smartwatch list (especially from a brand that is hardly known for its affordable products). Ultimately, the Watch SE takes its place here for two reasons. Firstly, we know plenty of Apple-lovers wouldn’t dream of wearing any other brand on their wrist. Secondly, the Apple Watch SE is genuinely an excellent affordable alternative to the Watch 6, which starts at £379.

Our experts loved the ultra-smooth UI, the wealth of metrics and other features available. You won’t get the ‘always-on’ display or the blood oxygen and ECG apps of the flagship Watch 6 – but besides that, there’s very little to distinguish the two watches apart. Except for that £110 price difference.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2, £39

Best budget Samsung smartwatch

Pros:

  • Exceptionally long battery life
  • Highly affordable
  • Effective and reliable tracking features

Cons:

  • Limited watch face and strap personalisation
  • Icons on 2.78cm display may be hard for some users to see

By contrast, Samsung’s Galaxy Fit 2 doesn’t have anywhere remotely near the features and capabilities of the flagship Galaxy Watch 3 – which should come as no surprise, as it’s almost a tenth the price. Instead, the Galaxy Fit 2 is positioned very much as a no-frills fitness tracker for those who aren’t looking for particularly advanced metrics (it offers movement tracking, sleep monitoring and sleep/REM tracking). And it happens to be a very good one too.

Samsung’s pedigree as one of the world’s leading tech brands is what really makes the Fit 2 shine: it boasts the easy-to-use UI, reliable features and crystal clear display that we’ve come to expect from the brand. We would have loved the option of a swappable strap – the Fit 2 is one moulded rubber band – but at the recently reduced price of £39, we know it’s a tall order.

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Honor Band 6, £44.99

Best budget smartwatch for display

Pros:

  • Larger display than Band 5
  • Reliable heart rate and sleep tracking
  • Fast battery charge

Cons:

  • Dubious stress tracker
  • iOS compatibility issues

If you were to put the Honor Band 5 and Band 6 side-by-side, you might well find it hard to believe that they are adjoining generations in the same range. Such was Honor’s real revamp of their Band range with the 6, which boasts a display that’s 148% bigger and a far classier-looking design that screams ‘smartwatch’ versus ‘fitness tracker’. These updates, plus an exceptionally fast charging time, were enough to make us see past an unconvincing stress-tracking feature and some compatibility issues with iOS with Huawei’s Health app (the troubled Chinese company was, until the end of last year, the parent owner of Honor). Plus, we really liked the series of watch face designs that you can pick from, like the retro option featured in the picture above.

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Huawei Watch Fit, £69.99 

Best budget smartwatch for workouts

Pros:

  • Clear and easy to navigate
  • Straight-forward and accessible work-outs
  • Sleek, lightweight design

Cons:

  • Music control function not currently compatible with iOS
  • Set up process could be smoother

The Huawei Watch Fit is a great option for fitness fans seeking a budget-friendly option but want a level of features and metrics that are a step above the most basic wearables out there. It features a SpO2 (blood oxygen) sensor that you won’t get from cheaper wearables, along with an animated personal trainer that will guide you through an impressive 12 different sets of workouts. Our experts also appreciated the sleek design, larger-than-average display size, comfortable fit and 10-day battery life.

Xiaomi Mi Band 6, £45

Best value budget smartwatch

Pros:

  • Clear, easy-to-use UI
  • SpO2 sensor
  • Swappable straps

Cons:

  • Comes empty of charge

The latest generation from Xiaomi’s Mi Band series of wearables is just a little more expensive than the Samsung Fit 2. And while lots of people might gravitate towards the well-established name of Samsung over an emerging company whose name we’re still unsure how to pronounce, we genuinely think they rank pretty equally in terms of design, features and value for money.

Our experts loved the crystal-clear AMOLED display of the Mi Band 6, the user-friendly app (which puts Huawei’s clunky affair to shame), along with the fact you can pop the watch face from the rubber strap and insert it into one of another colour – you’ll find a fun, bright-coloured range of straps out there.

Garmin Forerunner 45, £159.99

Best budget fitness tracker

Pros:

  • Super-accurate metrics 
  • Unique design among fitness trackers

Cons:

  • Push-button UI not for everyone

A cursory glance at that Garmin Forerunner 45 might suggest it’s a digital watch from, say, 1995 or thereabouts – but it costs £179.99. But beneath the distinctly old-school facade of Garmin’s budget-friendly fitness tracker is a device with a hugely reliable series of tracking features that will keep all but the most metric-obsessed among you content.

Those born of a time when swiping across touchscreens was already the norm might be a little taken aback by a watch with (gasp) five separate touch buttons to operate, but those more familiar with classic digital wearables will likely feel very comfortable indeed with the Forerunner 45.

How we tested budget smartwatches

At RadioTimes.com, we don’t just review smartwatches – we also test out phones, tablets, earbuds, soundbars and printers. As you can probably tell, we’re big tech fans.

That’s why we take our testing processes as seriously as we do. We’ve learned that it’s very easy to oversee a product’s drawbacks favouring its weaknesses – or vice versa, for that matter. That’s why each time we review a smartwatch, we always use the same series of criteria.

SMARTWATCHES UNDER 5000 IN INDIA

If you’re on the hunt for a new smartwatch, and have a budget of Rs. 5,000, look no further. Here, we list smartwatches priced under Rs. 5,000 that are currently available to buy in India. The models are arranged as per recency of launch, with the newest model on top. We also mention the key specifications of each model alongside, including such details as the colour of the strap, the size of the display, which operating systems the smartwatch is compatible with, and who it is meant for (men, women, unisex).  

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With each smartwatch, you will also find a link to its full specifications, as well as a link that lists other smartwatches by the same manufacturer. In case you did not find what you were looking for, you can check out our other helpful smartwatch pages.

Realme Watch 2 Pro

The Realme Watch 2 Pro is the latest smartwatch from the company, and features GPS tracking for more accurate fitness and tracking data. Priced at Rs. 4,999, the Realme Watch 2 Pro is among the most capable smartwatches in its category; it’s light and comfortable, has a very good screen for a product in this segment, has good battery life, decent software and companion app, and uses GPS for exercise tracking to good effect. However, step tracking is a bit inaccurate.

Among the competition, this is a good option to consider for the price, with the quality of the screen and the GPS making this a capable smartwatch at under Rs. 5,000.

Zebronics ZEB-FIT4220CH

The Zebronics ZEB-FIT4220CH is a decently priced smart wearable, which claims to offer a lot of features. With a 47mm case that’s made of metal it feels quite premium and looks more like a traditional chronograph than a smart band or a smartwatch. It offers SpO2 tracking and Bluetooth calling as well. The low-resolution display is quite average, and you have to manually increase and decrease the brightness as there’s no ambient light sensor. The software offers little customisation and is spartan at best but works smoothly and without any lag. Battery life is average for this smartwatch segment, but charging it is problematic because the magnetic connector disconnects easily. The smartwatch offers only seven sport modes and exercise routines, which seems a bit limited in comparison to the competition.

iMosi L28

iMosi L28 Smartwatch Fitness Running Watch Bluetooth Pedometer Sleep Tracker Heart Rate Monitor Call Reminder IP 67 Watch Case for Android iOS Men WomenRs.2,639

NoiseFit Active

The NoiseFit Active is priced at Rs. 3,999, and tries to bridge the gap between smartwatches and fitness trackers. With key fitness and health tracking features, including exercise modes, heart rate, and blood oxygen tracking, the NoiseFit Active offers a bit more by way of design than traditional fitness trackers.

Although step tracking is a bit inaccurate because of a high error margin, other features work well on this smartwatch. Although not exceptional, the shape and styling of the NoiseFit Active, as well as the good app and notification experience, make this worth considering, if you’re shopping for a smartwatch at under Rs. 5,000.

Fire-Boltt Beast

The Fire-Boltt Beast looks strikingly like the Apple Watch series, but is much more affordable at Rs. 3,999 and works on Android devices. The new affordable smartwatch also features heart rate, SpO2, step, and sleep tracking, and can be paired with a smartphone for notifications and call alerts. The 1.69-inch colour screen is large, and battery life is decent as well at around 3 days per charge.

Although there are some drawbacks with the software and interface, good tracking features, decent looks, and a good screen make this a worthwhile smartwatch to consider for under Rs. 5,000.

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