Last Updated on 10th June 2019
So you are worried about your fitness amid day to day stress and looking forward to actively manage your health. But are confused, looking at tons of fitness bands available in the market. Tried out yourself to figure out the best but still not sure.
Let me help you with my research based on the following parameters:
2.Utility (regular/ specific use- monitor heart rate, swimming, Gym etc)
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- Best fitness band under INR 2000
- Best fitness band under INR 3000
- Best fitness band under INR 5000
- Best fitness band with heart rate monitor
Best fitness band under INR 2000
1. Mi Band-2
The Mi Band-2 comes with power-efficient accelerometer and photoelectric heart rate sensor, so you can see real-time heart rate, monitor activity levels and can plan the exercises more confidently.
The Mi Band-2 has 20-day battery life and can be connected to smartphones having Android 5.0 and above; via Bluetooth.
The band has larger touchscreen OLED display and it responds to movements. A simple raising of hand will display the current time immediately.
The 68g Mi Band is scratch proof, fingerprint & water resistant and has anti-dust, anti-corrosive properties and can be worn even while having a shower or during light rainfall.
Under INR 2000, Mi Band-2 is low priced, best in the segment fitness band that fits snugly on your hand. If you are a beginner and looking for entry-level band then this is the band to have.
- Photoelectric heart rate sensor
- Batterylife: 20 days
- Price: under INR 2000
- Compatibility-only Android 5.0+
2. Health Sense PD-102 Smart 3D Pedometer Watch
The Health Sense PD-102 is equipped with Tri-Axis technology so you need not worry about placing the band vertically. It provides accurate readings in any position whether up, down, flat, on its side, or at any angle.
The USP of PD-102 Pedometer is the Digital 3D Acceleration Sensor which is more accurate than mechanical sensors in calculating average speed, distance, caloric expenditure and total exercise time.
The intelligent delayed step counter provides most accurate data by delaying calculation until it has registered 10 steps in a row.
The watch is capable of differentiating between ancillary movements versus actual steps and eliminates overly step counting and has a built-in memory of 7 days.
So if you are a fitness person looking for accurate recordings then Health Sense watch is the device for you.
Weighing 45g; Health Sense PD-102 is loaded with a lithium battery which can last up to one year and is made up of water resistant(10m) polycarbonate so you can carry while swimming.
The only drawback we see is isolated band; not synchronized to external devices and application.
- Tri-Axis Technology
- Digital 3D acceleration sensor
- Battery life: 1 year
- Isolated, Non compatible to external devices
3. Mi Band-HRX Edition
Mi Band-HRX (Hrithik Roshan Edition) is a simple & sensible fitness band without heart rate monitor/sensor. The band packs idle alerts and reminder buzz feature encouraging you for a short walk/break after a long still sitting.
Mi-HRX is compatible with devices having Android 4.4 & iOS 7.0, and above. The unique phone unlocking feature relieves you from remembering the patterns and passwords by unlocking nearby smartphone without the need for passcodes or fingerprint.
You can now leave your phone in pocket or bag and yet not miss any call, message or notification as the band is capable of sending notification, alerts straight to your wrist.
Mi-HRX can boast of being the lightest (9.07g) band having 23 days of standby battery life and is available in glossy black & deep blue color.
- Unique phone unlocking feature
- Lightest: 9.07g
- No heart rate monitor
Best fitness band under INR 3000
1. Honor Band-3 Activity Tracker(Black)
Ergonomically designed as a swimwear Honor Band-3 comfortably wraps around your wrist. With a water resistance rating up to 50m under ISO 22810:2010 the band has custom swimming mode to track swim times and calories burned.
Embedded in the band’s core is the heart rate algorithm optimized for 10 different fitness scenarios. The algorithm tracks heart rate continuously, steps, calories burnt and dispenses more accurate heart rate data.
The other notable feature is the comprehensive sleep tracking. The band tracks light, deep, deep sleeps, and any wake-ups and provides intelligent analysis and recommendations.
All the above benefits packs in 18g Honor Band-3 which you can easily connect to smartphone’s GPS via Huawei Wear app. The band has low-power circuit design to reduce power consumption by 80% and lasts up to 30 days on a single charge.
- Ergonomic design
- Battery: up to 30 days
- High water resistant- 50m
Best fitness band under INR 5000
1. GOQii ViTal
More than a band, GOQii ViTal is a fitness ecosystem which combines a Smart Fitness Band, an App, a Personal Coach, Experts and Doctor to help you meet your health targets.
The ecosystem has Health Locker to securely hold records and partners with diagnostics labs (Thyrocare) for tests. Now you can comfortably book routine test from Thyrocare via GOQii App. The test results are directly stored in Health Locker and are shared with your coach and doctor.
The ecosystem starts with GOQii band; which tracks BP, heart rate, exercise log, calories burned, steps covered and sleep patterns on a large OLED color display.
The waterproof band connects via Bluetooth to any iOS 8.0+ or Android 4.3+ device.
The band has Caller ID, SMS & Whatsapp alerts, coach notifications and is powered by an inbuilt USB Charger for a battery life of 7 days.
The band comes with a default 3 months GOQii Health Plan subscription. However, you can choose a higher subscription period.
GOQii’s advisory-“The band is not a medical device”, and patients with hypertension should consult their doctor before use.
- Tracks BP
- Personalized coach & doctors
- GOQii Fitness ecosystem support
2. Fitbit Flex-2 Wireless Activity Tracker and Sleep Wristband(Black)
If you are fashion conscious and also want a fitness band, then the slimmest Fitbit Flex-2 is what you are looking for. The tracker can be used as interchangeable accessories like a comfortable wristband, bangles, or hanging pendants.
The swim-proof(50m) Fitbit Flex-2 wristband is made of a flexible elastomer material and has a surgical-grade stainless steel clasp for a better fit.
The Bluetooth/WiFi can be used to send notifications and the band syncs automatically to computers and mobile having Mac OS, iPhones, iPad, Android and Windows 10 so that you can share, compete and inspire friends apart from online tracking and using food tools.
Now you can tap your 24g Fitbit flex band to see your progress on the LED display having 5 indicator lights. Further, the band has a battery life of 5 days and saves 7 days of detailed data.
- Interchangeable accessory
- Connectivity to a large number of devices
- Water resistant
- No screen display
- No watch function
3. Honor Band A2(Black)
Honor Band A2 boasts a 0.96″ large OLED screen, so you can glance lot more information on the go.
The Multi-touch screen allows to have all the functions at your fingertips. The limitation being able to view only last 5 messages and certain data only through the app.
The truly versatile band is compatible with most Android & iOS Devices that support Bluetooth 4.2.
The band requires integration to Huawei Health & Huawei Wear app for health tracking, data monitoring & sharing. The app also provides sports information and personalized sports plans.
Honor Band-A2 can track fitness intensity real-time with continuous heart rate monitoring; cautions you from excessive exercise & injuries and can save data offline for 7 days.
All the above features of 22.7g Honor Band-A2 is powered by lithium polymer battery which can last 216 hours (approx 8-9 days) in a single charge.
- Large OLED Display
- Continuous heart rate monitoring
- Personalized sports plan
- Certain data to be viewed in-app
4. Huawei ERS-B19 Band-2
Huawei ERS-B19 Band-2 presents bold style in smooth ergonomic design with seamless comfort where wearing makes you look & feel great.
Huawei Band-2 pairs with Huawei apps via Bluetooth on most of Android and iOS devices to make sure you never miss a beat, alarm, message, calls, calendar events, and notifications.
The paired band has heart monitoring features, it tracks and monitors daily activity including heart data, step count, calories burnt and distance covered. All of which helps you exercise better and stay healthy.
Like GOQii ViTal it brings fitness coach. Huawei Band-2’s integrated workout coach helps you to maximize your performance. The breathing coach helps you find concentration thus enhancing productivity.
Weighing only 18.1g Huawei Band-2 packs 504 hrs of battery life and the only drawback we could find is that of breaking straps after usage of a few months.
- Ergonomic design
- Integrated workout coach
- Breaking strap
Best fitness band with heart rate monitor
1. Fitbit Charge-2 Wireless Activity Tracker
Everything starts with the heart and Fitbit Charge-2 Wireless Activity Tracker brings in PurePulse Technology for automatic and continuous wrist-based heart rate tracking.
The band helps you to understand your resting heart rate & cardio fitness level through personalized cardio fitness score. Now you can effectively manage stress by relaxing with heart rate based guided breathing sessions.
You can optimize exercise by using simplified heart rate zones (Fat zone- yoga, walking & pilates, Cardio zone- running, dance & elliptical or Peak zone- interval and endurance training).
The customizable Fitbit Charge band lets you choose clock display and design to suit your needs and taste. Other standout features include Multisport tracking & connected GPS with call, text and calendar alerts.
The 36.3g band comes with a battery life of 5 days and an interchangeable band (sold separately) and syncs to iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
However, you need to keep the band dry and clean as it is not swimming proof or shower proof.
- Cardio tracking & stress management
- Multisport tracking & GPS
- Customizable band
- Not waterproof
2. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Wristband
Why Fitbit Charge-HR when we have Fitbit Charge-2 when both are bands with heart rate monitor?
The apparent difference between Fitbit-HR and Fitbit-2 is that- the HR seems to be more of a band with small OLED data with scrolling display whereas Charge-2 has a big OLED screen with customizable clock display.
The 22.7g Fitbit-HR comes with vide colors to choose from professional looking Blue, Black & Plum to stylish Pink, Tangerine and Teal versus only four bold looking colors of Charge-2.
Fitbit-HR additionally comes with wireless sync dongle, and is a dedicated heart rate monitor devoid of Multisport tracking & guided breathing sessions.
However, take care of the band as both the device are not swim proof or shower proof.
- Cardio tracking
- A wide range of colors
- Not waterproof
If you are looking for under INR 5000 best fitness band then pick up GOQii ViTal for its features and specifically the fitness ecosystem.
If a fitness band with heart health is your concern look nowhere other than Fitbit Charge-2 for its PurePulse tech and various other features.