The budget smartwatch market is way more populated than it was a few years ago. Today you can grab a decent smartwatch under Rs 5,000. While these may not be on par with the likes of, say, the Apple Watch or Samsung’s premium Galaxy Watch series, the wearables still serve all the basic purposes of a smartwatch and come with a variety of features. In this article, we’ve listed down some of the best smartwatches under Rs 5,000 you can buy in India right now.
Most of the best smartwatches under Rs 5,000 options in our list offer a step counter, sleep tracking, phone notifications, fitness tracking, heart rate monitor, and so on. That said, all products listed below also come with a colour touch display, multiple watch faces, and a bunch of inbuilt sensors. Some of them even offer support for built-in GPS and voice calls for hands-free control. Let’s get started!
What to expect from smartwatches priced under Rs 5,000?
Design and build
As the price is low, one must not expect premium materials to be used in these budget smartwatches. This doesn’t mean that the build quality is bad, it’s just not as good as the more expensive smartwatches. These affordable watches usually use plastic materials for the build, with low-quality silicon and very little metal. Even when metal is used, it isn’t as durable or not of the same quality as what you’d find on a more expensive product.
You’ll also notice that most smartwatches priced under Rs 5,000 use a square design, as this is easier to manufacture than a round dial. Having said that, you can still find a few manufacturers using a round screen, which gives the smartwatch a traditional look and feel. These smartwatches come with either a plastic or a rubber band/strap, and may not offer plenty of band options. However, you will find a couple of them offering a slightly more premium band as well. The watches also offer some kind of water resistance and come with an IP rating, which allows you to use them in rain or even while swimming.
Budget smartwatches come with most of the basic health-tracking options that you’d expect from a smartwatch. For example, these watches are loaded with sensors that can help tell you your heart rate, steps taken, and more. Some of these also come with a SpO2 sensor, which lets you record your blood oxygen saturation using red and infrared lights. This can be very useful, especially right now as we battle the Covid pandemic. However, the accuracy of the sensors used in these budget smartwatches can be a hit or miss. So, while you can track certain parameters, don’t expect them to be 100 percent accurate. You also get multiple tracking modes for different sports activities, and they can easily help you out with your fitness goals.
Smartwatches also offer a variety of creature comfort features like smartphone connectivity that adds the ability to view notifications, answer/end calls, control music playback, take photos remotely, navigation, and so on. Unlike some of the more expensive watches, you may not be able to interact with notifications like replying to messages or answering calls. But there are a few options out there that do offer the ability to answer calls as they come with a built-in microphone and loudspeaker.
Best smartwatches under Rs 5,000 in India
|Noise ColorFit Pro 4||Rs 2,999|
|Realme Watch S||Rs 4,999|
|Boat Matrix||Rs 3,999|
|Realme Watch 2 Pro||Rs 4,999|
|Boat Xtend Talk||Rs 2,999|
|Fire-Boltt Visionary||Rs 2,799|
|Tagg Verve Neo||Rs 1,499|
|Fire-Boltt Ring Plus||Rs 3,499|
Noise ColorFit Icon Buzz
Launched in January 2023, Noise ColorFit Pro 4 is the latest and most advanced budget smartwatch from the homegrown wearables brand. One of the most affordable options in the market to feature in-built GPS, the ColorFit Pro 4 also comes with quintessential features such as the SpO2 tracker, Bluetooth calling, heart rate tracker, and female cycle tracker. Adorning the front of the smartwatch is a 1.85-inch display that offers 600 nits of brightness and several sports modes and watch faces to choose from. All in all, a superb package if you are looking to get into advanced smartwatches on a budget of under Rs 5,000.
You can buy the Noise ColorFit Pro 4 online for Rs 2,999.
- New and advanced
- Female health tracking options
- Bright display
- Good Bluetooth callingSpO2 sensor
- No Always-on display
Realme Watch S
The Realme Watch S features a round display, which gives it a traditional watch look. It is stylish and uses a durable aluminium alloy case with Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the display. The 1.3-inch LCD touch display comes with auto-brightness and is claimed to go up to 600-nits. It also comes with a heart rate monitor and SpO2 monitor and, like many smartwatches, there is support notification alert from all your apps as well as reminders, and incoming calls, alongside smart controls for music and smartphone camera. As for fitness tracking, the watch has 16 sport modes, step counter, and sleep tracking. It is claimed to provide up to 15-days of battery life and supports fast charging via a magnetic charger.
The Realme Watch S can be purchased for Rs 4,999.
- Stylish design and premium build
- IP68 rating
- Up to 15-days battery life
- Poor quality straps
- Limited watch faces
The Boat Matrix smartwatch comes with a 1.65-inch AMOLED display that offers bright colours, and good resolution. It has an always-on mode and supports over 50 watch faces. It offers both heart rate and SpO2 sensors with the option of 24×7 monitoring modes. There are plenty of sports modes and other health trackers for sleep, steps, and stress. The display shows notifications, call decline options, alarms, reminders, and health data. It also supports smartphone music and camera control, and the battery can offer up to 7 days of usage with 24×7 monitoring turned off.
- Always-on mode
- 1.65-inch AMOLED display
- No Silence option for calls
- Limited app notifications
Realme Watch 2 Pro
This is the second Realme smartwatch on the list, but this particular model comes with a square dial. The Watch 2 Pro features a super bright 1.75-inch touch display and comes with built-in GPS for better activity tracking. It features a heart rate and blood oxygen SpO2 monitor, which works quite accurately. The smartwatch offers around 90 sports modes, ranging from an indoor walk all the way to sports activities such as Cricket and Swimming. The watch also has a good battery life and can last up to 14 days when used with 24×7 monitoring turned off. Apart from health tracking features, the watch can display notifications and call alerts as well.
The Realme Watch 2 Pro smartwatch can be purchased online for Rs 4,999.
- Large 1.75-inch display
- 14-day battery life
- Built-in GPS
- Plastic build
- Realme’s dedicated app isn’t great
Boat Xtend Talk
Another budget smartwatch from India’s biggest indigenous wearables brand, boAt. The Xtend Talk lives up to its name, with its Bluetooth calling option and battery life of up to 2 days when you use the feature and up to 10 days when you don’t. There is Alexa support with an inbuilt speaker, heart rate tracker, blood oxygen monitor, oxygen consumption tracker, and several more useful features. Then you get an ambient sound detection option that can help detect stressful environments and keep you away from them. The addition of IP68 rating makes it perfect for your swims and showers. Solid design and a plethora of features are at the centre of the Xtend Talk smartwatch.
The Boat Xtend Talk is currently selling in India at Rs 2,999.
- Packed with features
- Alexa Support
- Solid Bluetooth calling
- Battery life could have been better
Colour scheme might not be the best for everyone
Launched a few months ago, Fire-Boltt Visionary is the brand’s most ambitious smartwatch in recent times. There is a large 1.78-inch AMOLED panel that allows you to access 100+ sports modes and view your vitals such as heart rate, blood oxygen levels, steps, sleep levels, notifications, alarms, and so much more. The Bluetooth calling function is nifty when you want to call up your buddies in the middle of a sports session. With a weight of just 57 grand, the Visionary can become your daily driver without you even realising it is there keeping all your stuff organised for your pleasure. Black, Blue, Champagne Gold, Dark Grey, Gold, Green, Pink, and Silver colour options make it the right choice for everyone.
The Fire-Boltt Visionary smartwatch is available online for Rs 3,799.
- Superb AMOLED panel
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Built-in speakers are good
- Low brightness in Always-on mode
TAGG Verve NEO
While not the most popular, TAGG is definitely an upcoming Indian wearables brand that you must look out for. The Verve NEO is one such example of the value-for-money options that the brand is unveiling in the market. With this smartwatch, you get all the premium features like the SpO2 monitor, heart rate tracker, steps counter, and so on. IP68 and menstrual cycle tracker make it all the more feature rich and a steal at the price it comes at.The Verve Neo from Tagg is available for purchase at Rs 1,499.
- Great battery life
- Accurate step tracking
- Adequately bright display
- Slow charging
Fire-Boltt Ring Plus
The Dizo Watch 2 is a product by Realme TechLife, which brings good value for money to consumers. The smartwatch has a large 1.69-inch display that offers decent brightness even in outdoor conditions. The design feels premium thanks to a metal alloy frame and a 2.5D curved glass protecting the screen. The watch offers more than 100 watch faces and a total of 15 sports modes. The smartwatch also comes with a heart rate monitor, SpO2 monitor, and a sleep tracker. It provides access to quick smartphone notifications and offers a 10-day battery life.
The Fire-Boltt Ring Plus is available on Flipkart for Rs 3,499.
- Large 1.69-inch display
- Bluetooth calling is excellent
- Value for money option
- Not the most accurate tracking