A gadget that many now want to have is the smartwatch. Not only are they in vogue, they are a useful accessory as well. However, many might be apprehensive about getting one due to the huge price tag. For those who want all the features of a smartwatch at an affordable price point, here are five watches under Rs 20,000.
Up to Rs 6,000
Noise Loop (Rs 4,999)
Compatible with both the iPhone and Android smartphones, the Noise loop runs a proprietary operating system. You can choose between 6 watch faces, check incoming notifications and track your activity. It has a 1.3-inch circular touchscreen display with a stainlesssteel dial. You can even receive calls on the watch as it has built-in microphone and speaker. Other functions available include voice recording, music player, remote camera and anti-lost feature to find your smartphone.
Huami amazfit bip (Rs 5,499)
This is the only option in this price range that is even worth considering for a smart watch. The Amazfit Bip has a lightweight design and comes with a 1.28-inch rectangle shape touchscreen. You get an always-on reflective colour display with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. In addition, the watch has IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and offers battery life of up to 30 days. It works with iPhone and Android. You can check messages, unlock phone, set an alarm and use it to track your activities.
From Rs 6,000 to Rs 15,000
Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro (Rs 13,590)
While the Gear Fit 2 Pro is more of a fitness band than a smartwatch, we will make an exception for it for its display and performance. The Gear Fit 2 Pro has sleek design and yet comes with a beautiful curved amoled colour display. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS and can work with Android as well as iOS devices. The Fit 2 Pro is also water proof, so you can use it while swimming as well. There is also support for wireless charging. Like a smartwatch, the Fit 2 Pro also informs you of incoming notifications including calls. Being a more fitness focused product, it tracks your activity and even has built-in GPS.
Misfit Vapor (Rs 14,495)
This is one of the cheapest smartwatches available with a full round amoled display. Moreover, this is also the only watch in this price bracket to come with Android wear 2.0 and powered by Snapdragon 2,100 processor. The watch offers a virtual on-screen bezel for navigation and control of the interface. You can view incoming notifications, track your activity and even use it as a standalone music player. Thanks to Android, there is option of customizable watch faces and you can even install additional apps on the watch.
Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000
Huami Amazfit Stratos (Rs 15,999)
The premium smartwatch offering, Stratos comes with a 1.34-inch round Transflective colour screen. It has 2.5 D Corning Gorilla Glass and hand-polished ceramic bezel which gives it a premium look and feel. The watch is compatible with Android as well as iOS and shows all incoming notifications on-screen. The watch is water proof—can be used while swimming—, has 13 different sports tracking modes, works as a standalone music player and offers up to five days of battery on a single charge.
Fitbit Versa (Rs 19,990)
Versa is one of the recent launches from Fitbit. While Fitbit is known primarily for fitness tracking, the Versa is one of their few smartwatch options. Versa comes with a bright 1.34-inch rectangular colour touchscreen and runs Fitbit OS. It is capable of 24/7 continuous heart rate monitoring, activity and sleep tracking and offers more than 15 exercise modes including a swim mode. You can choose from hundreds of watch faces and install additional apps on the Versa for enhanced functionality. It works with both Android and iOS devices to show you notifications. It lets you accept/reject incoming calls. A single charge delivers up to four days of battery life.