Top smartwatches under Rs 5,000 launched in India in May 2023

Here's a closer look at all the smartwatches launched in the month of May till date.

The smartwatch industry in India is currently experiencing a phase similar to what the smartphone market went through a few years ago. It is witnessing rapid growth with numerous new choices being introduced regularly. Particularly, the market is heavily dominated by smartwatches priced under Rs 5,000. Surprisingly, while the month is not even over yet, we have already seen the announcement of six new smartwatches from popular brands such as Noise, boAt, and Fire-Boltt. In this article, we will discuss the latest smartwatches launched in May that fall within the affordable range of Rs 5,000.

boAt Storm Connect Plus Smartwatch

The Storm Connect Plus is the latest offering from the homegrown brand, boAt. The Storm Connect Plus features a plastic body with a square dial and a 1.91-inch HD display offering 550 nits of brightness. With a 90% screen-to-body ratio and 2.5D curved glass, it provides an immersive visual experience. The watch gets sport for over 100 watch faces for additional customization. The watch supports Bluetooth Calling (Bluetooth version 5.3) with reduced call noise using the ENx algorithm.

The watch has a 300mAh battery that can last for days on a single charge, especially with Bluetooth Calling enabled, which offers about 2 days of functionality. Health features include a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, and period tracker, while over 100 sports modes allow tracking of various activities. The smartwatch supports Hindi and English languages and offers music and camera controls, smart notifications, and access to voice assistants (Google Assistant or Siri). It is also rated IP68 for sweat, splash, and dust resistance.

Price: Rs 1,799

Fire-Boltt Shark smartwatch


The Fire-Boltt Shark smartwatch is designed to withstand rugged conditions with its shock resistance and IP67 rating, protecting it from water, splashes, and dust. Its 1.83-inch HD display features durable, scratch-resistant glass, while the twin chamfered crown allows easy access to various functions. With over 150 watch faces and customization options, users can personalize their experience. The watch supports HiFi Bluetooth Calling through a dedicated mic and speaker, enabling direct dialing and access to call logs.

The tracking capabilities of Fire-Boltt Shark are extensive, with over 120 sports modes covering activities from walking and cycling to auto racing and horse riding. Health features include a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, sleep tracker, and period tracker, while calories, distance, and steps can be monitored. The Shark smartwatch also supports breath training and sedentary reminders.

In terms of battery life, the watch can last up to 8 days in classic mode and up to 25 days in standby mode. Additional features include inbuilt games, access to Google Assistant or Siri, weather updates, smart notifications, an alarm clock, a stopwatch, and remote camera/music control.

Price: Rs 1,799

Fire-Boltt King smartwatch


The Fire-Boltt King is the latest addition to the brand’s lineup, featuring a square dial and a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 448 pixels and a brightness of 550 nits. Its Always-on display mode ensures constant visibility. With an IP67 certification, the smartwatch is resistant to splashes and sweat. Sporting a sleek metal body and a magnetic steel mesh strap, it offers a premium look.

Health and fitness features include a heart-rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, sleep tracker, and menstrual cycle monitor. Sedentary and hydration reminders promote a healthier lifestyle. The device supports 100 sports modes to cater to various physical activities.

The Fire-Boltt King supports Bluetooth calling with a dial pad and contact access. It includes practical features like a voice assistant, camera control, calculator, and weather alerts. The wearable device boasts up to seven-day battery life on a single charge.

Price: Rs 2,999

Noise ColorFit Ultra 3 smartwatch


The ColorFit Ultra 3 from Noise features a massive 1.96-inch AMOLED panel, which is housed in a squared metallic chassis with a functional crown. It supports always-on display with 4 different styles and offers over 150 watch faces accessible via the app. Users can choose between silicone, leather, or metal straps to customize their look.

One of the standout features is Bluetooth calling, promising clear and stable voice calls through TruSync technology and Bluetooth 5.3. The ColorFit Ultra 3 delivers a battery life of up to 7 days and up to 30 days on standby, thanks to its 300mAh battery.

The smartwatch offers a comprehensive set of fitness features through the Noise Health Suite. With support for 100+ sports modes, it includes auto-detection, SpO2 monitoring, heart rate sensing, and more. Additional fitness functionalities encompass step tracking, sleep monitoring, activity history, and more. The watch also gets an IP68 water and dust-resistant rating for added protection. Other features include a remote camera shutter, vibration alerts, Do Not Disturb mode, gesture controls, stock alerts, and more.

Price: Rs 4,499

Fire-Boltt Phoenix Ultra smartwatch


The Fire-Boltt Phoenix Ultra stands out with its steel chassis made from shockproof materials. Its sleek design makes it versatile for any occasion. The round 1.39-inch HD display offers multiple watch face options and a smooth 60Hz refresh rate.

The highlight of this smartwatch is its Bluetooth Calling feature, allowing users to make calls directly from the watch using the built-in microphone and speaker. Health tracking includes a heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, sleep tracker, and period tracker.

With over 120 sports modes available, users can track activities like cycling, running, and boxing. The smartwatch offers a battery life of up to 7 days on a single charge and up to 30 days in standby mode. It supports in-built games, has access to Siri or Google Assistant, and includes features like water-drinking and sedentary reminders.

The feature list of the Phoneix Ultra includes weather updates, camera and music controls, an alarm clock, a stopwatch, Find My phone and an IP67 water resistance rating for added durability.

Price: Rs 1,999