A Smartwatch can be more than just a wearable. It can alert you about an incoming call, messages, app notifications and also help you monitor a number of daily-life activities. They may run on either Android OS or Apple OS.
As a beginner you should buy a smartwatch that suits your lifestyle like a sportsperson can buy a watch focused on fitness, a businessman can buy a smartwatch which is good at sending push notifications. In the list below, we have talked about 10 different smartwatches that suit a variety of different people under different price range.
Under INR 2000, Sontiga is the cheapest and the best entry-level smartwatch that helps you organize your daily activities efficiently.
Sontiga has a built-in SIM & TF(microSD) card slot and is compatible with Android & iOS devices, Tablets and PC via Bluetooth.
Apps like FB, Whatsapp, QQ, WeChat, Twitter can be accessed by touch on 1.54″ IPS touchscreen LCD. Further, it boasts of an anti-dust silicon band and a battery of 230mAh.
The unisex Sontiga comes with a camera, has Pedometer, Sedentary Remind & Sleep monitor, Microphone, Time Schedule, Read Message, Multi-language usage, Phone tracker and Video recording capabilities making it a virtual wrist-worn assistant.
For: People who are searching for the cheapest entry level smartwatch
- Price- under INR 2000
- 1.54’ IPS LCD Display
- Anti-dust silicone Band
When looking to buy a professional looking yet stylish smartwatch, I found elegantly designed JOKIN X3.
For people who often forget stuff, the Anti-Lost feature can easily help you locate this watch. Jokin X3 is compatible with Android phones and supports calling/messaging functions through micro SIM card.
Jokin X3 comes with 1.33’ IPS round touchscreen and has 32GB storage. The watch has a battery capacity of 350mAh and a USB port for easy charging.
Additionally, the watch helps me in basic fitness tracking via Pedometer, Sleep Monitor, and Sedentary Reminder.
For: Jokin X3 is for guys looking for a stylish smartwatch.
- 1.33’ IPS Round Display
- 32GB capacity
- Artificial Leather Band
- Compatible only to Android device
The SKMEI 1180 GS10423 Smartwatch is a great companion for outdoor activity and Sports Lover.
The USP of the watch is the Heart Rate Monitor and 24 Hours activity tracker. Now you have the fitness data (3D-Pedometer, Calories burnt) along with heart rate records stored in for 50 days.
372g SKMEI smartwatch is heavier and is powered by lithium-ion batteries, is water resistant and can be used while having shower, swimming, and diving.
SKMEI display is protected by hard and pressure tolerant glass made from resin material. Now you can be assured that there will be fewer chances of glass damage. The watch uses EL light chip so you get a bright and clear display even on pitch dark night.
For: SKMEI smartwatch is for the adventure loving and sportsperson.
- Heart Rate Monitor
- 50 days data storage
- Glass & Strap made of a resin material
- Heavier 372g
- Non Touch display
The standout point of HUG Smartwatch is the gesture control and contextual intelligence. HUG lets you control cameras, drones, smart bulbs, music, movies, games, office presentations, and more with a flick of a wrist.
HUG can be connected to Android phones and other devices like PCs, Drones, Smart bulbs & LED Smart lights.
Now feel secured while commuting with HUG Personal Safety(SOS) feature. Your simple hand gesture triggers SOS message instantly notifies your emergency contacts.
Apart from the above, HUG has a complete fitness package with inbuilt optical heart rate sensor, calories burnt, Indoor, outdoor activity tracking, Nutrition tracking and comes with inactivity reminders.
All the above benefits can be experienced through HUG Android mobile app.
Lastly, 45.4g HUG comes with 1.54′ LCD display, 360mAh lithium-ion battery and is made of sturdy polycarbonate & ABS material.
For: HUG smartwatch is for action-oriented people who love connected devices.
- Gesture control
- Compatibility with large no. of devices
- SOS feature
- HUG App
- Android Compatible only
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#5. Novateur SmartWatch(Silver, NS-RY87)
Novateur RY87 smartwatch is a complete solution for your fitness and mobility. The smartwatch includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, and calories counter, sleep monitor, sleep analysis and sedentary alert.
The novateur smartwatch is connected to an app via Bluetooth and is compatible with Android and iOS mobile phones which helps you read notification and messages on the watch directly.
With Novateur you can customize watch face easily, as per choice and can enjoy BT-music on inbuilt ultrasonic Box speakers.
The 200g, Novateur smartwatch has a slim alloy body with soft leather strap for comfortable wear and packs a large 1.54′ IPS touchscreen. The watch draws power from 280mAh Lithium polymer batteries and charged by USB cable.
The Novateur comes with 90 days free replacement and has 36 months warranty.
For: If you are looking for a valuable product in the mid-range budget then Novateur is for you.
- 90-day replacement & 3-year warranty
- 1.54′ touchscreen display
- Inbuilt speakers
- Comparatively heavy
Martian mVoice analog Smartwatch works as your personal assistant. The watch is compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google voice assistants.
There is no need to have an Echo or Dot to access Alexa, however, using Siri and OK Google depends on your smartphone. Check compatibility before buying.
Martian smartwatch is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones.
The 204g, Martian mVoice is powered by long-lasting dual batteries. First is the smart feature battery that lasts up to 5 Days on a single charge and secondly, there is a separate battery for the analog time which can last up to 2 years.
For: People searching for a good smartwatch with a long battery life.
- Compatible with Alexa, Siri, OK Google
- Dual batteries
- Comparatively heavy
- No fitness tracker or heart monitor
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The Dual Core, 1GHz, Samsung Gear S3 can be called a truly powerful premium watch. The Gear S3 supports Bluetooth, Wi-fi, NFC connectivity.
The smartwatch is available with Bluetooth and also without Bluetooth. The watch having Bluetooth requires a paired smartphone to make calls.
Gear S3 boasts of 1.3’ AMOLED display and 15 preloaded watch face designs to flaunt watch appearance as per choice.
The smartwatch comes with a bezel to access watch features helping you browse through apps and emails, respond to phone calls, alarms, volume and brightness by simply turning the bezel.
The GPS in Gear S3 tracks all of the outdoor activities, now measure distances while running, jogging, find routes and places while exploring.
The 63g, smartwatch packs 380mAh battery, sufficient for 3 to 4 days on a single charge and can be used while having a shower. But is not suitable for swimming or diving.
For: If you are looking for a powerful, premium and catchy smartwatch then go for Samsung Gear S3.
- Dual Core
- Wi-fi, NFC connectivity
- 15 Preloaded watch faces
- Not- water resistant
- No fitness tracker or heart monitor
#8. Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch
If you are looking for an Old Times, Classic looking but a powerful smartwatch then 49.9g Motorola Moto 360 is the watch for you.
Moto 360 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and has large 4GB storage, 512 MB RAM and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The classic look gets lively through:
a) beautifully designed watch faces and customized Live Dials
b) Voice command feature. Now interact with the watch; say “OK Google” to get the information you need.
Moto 360 assists you with an inbuilt activity tracker, Optical heart rate monitor, calories burnt, steps take and offers coaching advice to meet your fitness goals.
Moto 360 works with both Android and iPhone and connects to apps via WiFi and Bluetooth. It comes with 300mAh of battery life and wireless charging dock.
For: Moto 360 is for people in love with high tech/ powerful processors but still, respect the old classic look.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon
- Wi-fi, connectivity
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- Heart rate monitor & coaching
- Voice command
- Not- water resistant
- Outdated Look
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#9. Apple Watch Series 3
So you are Apple Brand lover looking for a premium Apple Watch. Look straight at Apple Watch Series 3. Or if you can wait- there is Series 4 to be released shortly.
The Apple smartwatch works on a dual-core processor having an Apple wireless chip and supports WiFi & Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.
As with all Apple devices – Apple smartwatch also requires an iPhone 5s with iOS 11 or later to connect.
The 27.2g, Apple Watch comes in an aluminium case and has OLED Retina display with Force Touch. The information and readings are more clear and visible with 2X brighter Ion-X glass even in low light conditions.
The smartwatch has both GPS and GLONASS for position tracking.
Now you have Siri on your smartwatch to go hands-free. Take a call, ask Siri to send a message, stream your favourite songs, and use SOS to call for help.
The watch has unique Stand, Move and Exercise rings to visualize, track, monitor activities. It has a heart rate monitor and apps to manage stress.
The watch has built-in lithium-ion battery having up to 18 hours capacity and can be charged from USB or AirPower mat 4.
Apple smartwatch has a water resistance rating of 50 meters and can be worn while swimming and having a shower.
For: A premium smartwatch from Apple that is every sense is smart with special attention to health.
- Apple OS
- Wi-fi & Bluetooth connectivity
- GPS & GLONASS
- Supports on Apple devices
- Feature availability region wise
The Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch works on Pebble OS, has Cortex M3 CPU and 128KB RAM. The Pebble smartwatch display is always in ON position and has colourful e-paper display with LED backlight to aid viewing in dark.
The watch has a 2.5 scratch resistant gorilla glass and curved ergonomic design that you will love to wear Pebble always. The watch is made of Marine Grade Stainless Steel having genuine Italian leather band with quick-release pins for easy swapping of bands.
Pebble smartwatch works with both Android & iPhone and boasts of thousands of watch faces and watch apps to suit your lifestyle. The watch keeps you connected to- notifications, calendar events, weather, sports scores, breaking news, missed calls, app alerts.
The built-in microphone lets you send voice replies and works with supporting Android apps, Hangouts, Gmail, FB Messenger, and Whatsapp.
The watch includes Pebble Health, a built-in activity and sleep tracker with daily reports and weekly insights to help you improve fitness.
The 209g, Pebble Smartwatch is water resistant up to 30m and is powered by lithium polymer batteries and lasts up to 10 days.
For: For someone looking for tough, ergonomically designed versatile smartwatch having long battery life.
- Pebble OS
- Ergonomic design
- 10 days of battery life
- Built-in microphone
- No heart rate monitor
- Comparatively heavy
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If I would have to buy one for myself then in:
Scenario 1: Budget under INR 10000- I would buy HUG HG01 Smart Watch for its gesture control, lightweight and SOS feature.
Scenario 2: Budget over INR 10000- with closed eyes- its Apple Series 3.