The Diwali festive season is upon us and if you’re finding it difficult to decide what to gift your loved ones, we think we can help. While there exist a range of product categories to choose from, a fitness tracker/ smartwatch makes a pretty good gift. These devices can make for a very capable accompaniment to a smartphone and offer a new dimension to one’s lifestyle.
However, when you enter the market to search for a good fitness tracker, you’ll be inundated with a plethora of them. So to make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best fitness trackers or smartwatches you can buy from Indian marketplaces. Go through them below, and choose wisely.
Budget pick: Mi Band 3
The latest version of Xiaomi’s popular fitness band sports a 0.78” OLED touch screen display and comes with fitness features that include Heart rate monitoring, sleep analysis and advanced step tracking. It also offers features like weather forecast and the option to change the watch face. Xiaomi claims the band to be water resistant up to 50 metres. The band also offers a battery life of over two weeks.
The Mi Band 3 is compatible with both Android (4.4 or above) and iOS (7.0 or above) smartphones with Bluetooth 4.0 and above. It can read messages and receive call notification & alerts from select apps on your smartphone. It can also find your phone if misplaced, and offers remote unlocking (android only).
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 is priced at Rs. 1,999 on Amazon.
Alternative: Lenovo HX03F Spectra
If you’re not into Xiaomi things, the Lenovo HX03F Spectra Smartband is the best alternative for you. It offers the similar set of features, and in fact goes an extra by offering a color display. Another neat feature of this Lenovo band is that it charges directly from a USB port.
You can buy the Lenovo HX03F Spectra Smartband from Flipkart for Rs. 1,999.
Mid-range budget pick: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro
Not too many fitness trackers are as good as the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. Be its curved AMOLED Display, or built-in GPS, or the ability to locally store music, Fit2 Pro should fit the bill perfectly. It is water resistant and is capable of tracking your steps, distance, calories burned, sleep cycles, and much more. The Gear Fit2 Pro also supports notifications from your paired phone.
This beautiful Samsung tech piece can be yours for just Rs. 8,999 if you buy it today from Flipkart.
Alternative: Amazefit Pace
Want something that looks more like a smartwatch, but fits your bill? Amazefit Pace might be just tailor-made for you. This IP67 certified smartwatch comes with an in-built GPS and a bunch of activity tracking options like hiking, trail running, cycling, and swimming. With 2GB internal storage space, you can rock music on the go as well.
Buy today from Amazon and the exquisite device will cost you Rs. 8,999.
High-end smartwatch: Apple Watch Series 4
When it comes to smartwatches, Apple‘s still the king, and so is its newest release, the Apple Watch Series 4. Price starts at Rs. 40,900 for the 40mm GPS model with aluminium casing. The price goes up to Rs. 43,900 if you buy the 44mm model of the same variant. There also exist cellular editions (with eSIM) whose price start at Rs. 49,900 and Rs. 52,900 for the 40mm and 44mm models respectively.
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Alternative: Samsung Galaxy Watch
If there exists any smartwatch that can come close to the Apple Watch 4, then it’s the Samsung Galaxy Watch. A few of its attributes are just so good to make us believe it’s on par with the Apple counterpart. Read this comparison and you’ll know why we think so.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is currently priced at Rs. 29,990 on Flipkart.