Apple Watch vs Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Apple Series 5 Smartwatch

Both Apple watch and The Garmin Forerunner 245 are brilliant smartwatches. Both of them are packed with some great features that makes them best smartwatches for runners, athletes and fitness freaks. But which one is best out of these two. Read on as we compare and take on Apple watch vs Garmin Forerunner head to head.

You can run without a watch, or simply with your smartphone when you are just starting out as a beginner.

But if you don’t want to “just run” but want to train effectively and keep a track of your performance then these smartwatch play a very important role,

A smartwatch that keeps a track of all your activities like stairs climbed, VO2 max, sleep patterns, time taken for each kilometer of run, step count etc. will really help you to improve your performance over a period of time.

But again it comes to which out of these two are better – Garmin Forerunner or Apple Watch Series 5.

Comparison of Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Apple Watch (head-to-head)

Name
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Image
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Battery Life
Upto 18 Hours
5-7 days
Music Storage
32 GB
3.5 GB
Notifications
Sleep Tracking
Always on Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Multi-Sport Capability
Call Feature (Make/receive calls and text)
Emergency / Incident Detection
Speaker
Vo2 Max
Water Resistant
Upto 50 Meters
Upto 50 Meters
Glass Material
Ion-X Strengthened Glass
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Weight
47.8 g
38.5 g
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Features
Optical heart sensor, electronic heart sensor (ECG), gyroscope, barometric altimeter, accelerometer
Optical heart sensor, compass, accelerometer, Pulse Ox, Syncs with Spotify
Ratings on Amazon
Name
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Image
Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band
Battery Life
Upto 18 Hours
Music Storage
32 GB
Notifications
Sleep Tracking
Always on Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Multi-Sport Capability
Call Feature (Make/receive calls and text)
Emergency / Incident Detection
Speaker
Vo2 Max
Water Resistant
Upto 50 Meters
Glass Material
Ion-X Strengthened Glass
Weight
47.8 g
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
Features
Optical heart sensor, electronic heart sensor (ECG), gyroscope, barometric altimeter, accelerometer
Ratings on Amazon
Name
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Image
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Lava Red
Battery Life
5-7 days
Music Storage
3.5 GB
Notifications
Sleep Tracking
Always on Display
Heart Rate Monitor
Multi-Sport Capability
Call Feature (Make/receive calls and text)
Emergency / Incident Detection
Speaker
Vo2 Max
Water Resistant
Upto 50 Meters
Glass Material
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Weight
38.5 g
GPS
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Features
Optical heart sensor, compass, accelerometer, Pulse Ox, Syncs with Spotify
Ratings on Amazon

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Design

The obvious difference between these both watches is their shape and case size. The apple watch has a square shape with two variations of 40mm and 44mm, whereas the Garmin forerunner watch is round in shape with 42.3mm.

I personally like a round shaped watch, although I’ve used Huami Amazfit BIP in the past which is a square shaped watch. But it’s all about your taste…


Screen

Apple watch series 5 has a touchscreen that allows you to operate it easily, even on the go.

However, Garmin Forerunner 245 doesn’t have a touchscreen, and you have to use the 5 buttons to access its functions. That makes it quite tricky to use. The Forerunner 245 has a ton of features therefore it will take you some time to understand which features are activated using which buttons.

I personally prefer the buttons as they are easier to operate as compared to touch screens. Since the screens of smartwatches are not that big it is sometimes a hassle to touch a specific area on the watch. Also touch screen devices get damaged pretty easily.

Plus in case of rain or if you’re swimming it gets very difficult to operate a touch screen device, be it mobile or a watch.

Weight

The Apple watch weighs 48.19g as it has a 48% larger screen than the Forerunner 245 and provides a better user experience.

And Garmin Forerunner 245 weighs 38.5g, which is quite tiny for a standard sports watch, but at the same time, it is the lightweight that also makes it a best watch for runners.

Watch Glass

Apple watch screen is made up of ION- X strengthen glass, whereas Garmin Forerunner 245 is made up of Corning’s gorilla glass 3. Both of them stand a high degree of external impact.

Sensors

Apple watch series 5 has an electrical heart sensor( ECG), Optical heart sensor, Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, barometer, GPS, and a Compass.

Garmin Forerunner 245 has a Heart sensor, Pulse Ox, compass, accelerometer, and GPS/Glonass/Galileo.

ECG sensors

ECG sensor is the need of the hour, and you will get it in an Apple watch by just placing your finger for 30sec on the screen; it displays the waveform in real-time and notifies you with your heartbeat status.

However, you won’t get this feature in Garmin Forerunner 245.


Barometer

Apple Watch Series 5 comes with a barometric altimeter that measures the atmospheric air pressure. It can predict changes in the weather. For example, a sudden drop in air pressure could indicate an impending storm.

Garmin Forerunner doesn’t have a Barometric altimeter feature, but it has Glonass GPS that provides real-time position and velocity determination.

Export Data

Apple Watch doesn’t allow you to export the activity data, but you can access the data stored in Apple Health App.

Garmin Forerunner 245, on the other hand, allows you to export activity data to many popular services, including Strava, Nike Run etc.


Accuracy

Most end users reported that the heart rate accuracy of Forerunner 245 was very close to 100 percent. Few users even tested the accuracy by using an oximeter and comparing the heart rates shown in both devices. Forerunner came out to be very close to showing accurate heart rates.

Apple watch also provides heart rate data but the accuracy rate was close to 90 percent. It also notifies you of abnormal heart rates that are too high even when you’re not doing anything. Garmin is a clear winner in heart rate tracking.

Personalized training


Apple watch 5 has a cycle tracking app that helps to log information on menstrual cycles. Also, you can compete for challenges with your friends through the smartwatch. Though it doesn’t have the VO2 max feature.

Whereas with Garmin Forerunner, you can track your daily activities with VO2max that offers you personalized training and recovery insights for smarter training decisions. Its exercise history and performance indicator let you know if you’re training productively. Garmin clearly comes out as the winner in this category as well.

Call Feature

Call feature is the one of the most important features that most people look for in a smartwatch. Apple 5 allows you to connect easily with your loved ones through calls even on the go.

But with Forerunner 245, you can only get notification of the call; though, you have to use your phone to receive the call.

Compatibility with Android and iOS

The Apple series 5 is compatible with an iphone. If you want to use this smartwatch, then you need to have an iphone. It does not work with Android devices because it is an Apple product and Apple have their own operating system called iOS.

Garmin Forerunner 245 is compatible with both Android and iOS. It connects very easy and seamlessly to your Android or iPhone via Bluetooth

NFC / Payments

You get NFC (Near Field Communication) function with Apple watch series 5 for easy transactions. You can easily use this function to pay bills at the counter where Apple pay is accepted.

The Apple Pay function is not available in Forerunner 245. However you can still use Garmin pay but there are very few places that accept Garmin pay.

Battery

Battery life is a very important thing that most people look for when buying a Smartwatch, and to your surprise, the battery life of Forerunner 245 is more impressive than Apple watch series 5.

Garmin 245 can be used upto 7 days in smartwatch mode and upto 6 hours with music in GPS mode. Most end users gave feedback that the battery life of Garmin 245 is between 4-6 days with GPS. It depends on usage and if you switch on notifications throughout the day the battery will last only for a couple of days.

On the contrary, an Apple watch needs to work on its battery. You will need to charge it every second day, or we can say everyday as it can be used only upto 18 hours. So be ready to put it to charge every night before you sleep so that you can use it on the next day.

Wireless charging

Apple watch can be charged with a magnetic wireless charging dock which lets you go on a vacation without worrying about charging.

The Forerunner 245 uses a USB cable for charging that needs to be connected to either your laptop or an alternate USB source.

Comparison Of Features in Garmin Forerunner 245 And Apple Watch 5

Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Apple watch 5

 Always on screen

If you look for Apple watch Series 4 vs Series 5, then only Apple watch series 5 has an always-on screen feature available that allows you to take a glance of the time without waking up the screen. Although it reduces the screen light for battery saving purposes, it can be seen clearly even in direct sunlight.

The Garmin Forerunner 245 has a transflective LCD that allows you to see the screen in direct sunlight without the need for a backlight, but it is pretty basic. You just need to raise your hand and the backlight turns on automatically. This really helps in conserving a lot of battery life for the forerunner 245.

Music Playback and Storage

One of the best features that I like about Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is that you can sync it with Spotify. You can actually download music and podcasts straight to your Garmin Smartwatch and listen without an internet connection, or even your mobile. This means that you just need to wear the Forerunner 245 and pair them with your headphones. You don’t even need to carry your mobile on your runs or when you hit the gym. Absolutely unbeatable feature that gets 5 stars.

On the other hand, the Apple watch still does not have that feature. While the Apple watch has a ability to download songs or podcasts and you can listen to them without the phone. However the ability to sync the apple watch with spotify and listen offline is still not there in the Apple Watch.

Therefore Garmin Forerunner scores high on this parameter.

Voice Assistant

Apple watch comes with its proprietary voice assistant service called “Siri”. For example If you want to call someone you just need to use the Siri feature on your iWatch and the number will be dialed. This is really helpful especially when you are driving or running. If you are running and getting a lot of calls you can just shout “siri switch on the do not disturb option” and you won’t get any calls, texts or email notifications.

The Forerunner 245 music lacks that feature and therefore Apple scores on this parameter.

GPS

The Forerunner use GPS and other satellite systems like Glonass and Galileo to track accurate location. You cannot beat  Garmin when it comes to the GPS technology since they are one of the pioneers in the GPS device market.

It also has the ability to download various maps to your device, especially for travellers who love to explore new places.

The Apple series 5 comes with a GPS but doesn’t have Glonass and Galileo , however, doesn’t have this feature.

Pros And Cons – Apple Series 5 Watch And Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Apple Watch series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 vs Garmin Forerunner

Pros

  • Touch Screen
  • Always-on-screen
  • ECG
  • NFC
  • Large screen
  • Can answer calls, write messages, answer emails etc.
  • Wireless charging

Cons

  • Average battery life of max one day
  • Compatible only with iOS (iPhone)

Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 235 vs Apple Watch

Pros

  • Compatible with both Android and iOS
  • Long battery life
  • Accurate GPS
  • Accurate Heart rate monitoring
  • Lightweight
  • Syncs with Spotify, stores songs and plays music standalone (without your phone)

Cons

  • No Touchscreen
  • No Barometer
  • Can’t make or receive calls, send message or email without phone
  • No NFC

Price Comparison

It is clear that both watches are superb but both smartwatches are not made for the same type of person. People who are willing to pay the price for a premium product can go for the Apple Smartwatch series 5.

Apple products are definitely world class and they don’t compromise on quality of their products. If you are looking for style, looks and classy smartwatch then the Apple Series 5 is your best friend. Although it comes with a price tag of 65000 rupees. But clearly, the investment is worth each and every penny in terms of functionality and performance.

However, The Garmin Forerunner 245’s price is Rs. 34,502 is comparably low. People, especially runners or athletes who are looking for a sporty, casual, rugged look smartwatch can opt for the Forerunner 245.

The Forerunner 245 beats all other smartwatches within the price point of 30,000 to 40,000 rupees. Undoubtedly the best smartwatch for runners.

Bottom line

Both Apple Series 5 and Garmin Forerunner 245 are fantastic smartwatches for runners. Ultimately it comes down to whether you need a smartwatch for running or whether you are looking for a good smartwatch for notifications.

If you’re a runner and looking for a good running smartwatch then hands down the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music comes on top. With features such as standalone music playback, spotify sync, VO2max, sleep tracking, silent alarm with vibration and a longer battery life it’s definitely the best option for runners. It is also cheap as compared to the Apple Watch 5.

If you are an iPhone owner and you really like smart, stylish Apple products then the Apple smartwatch is a better choice for you.

We would love to have your opinion, feedback or queries regarding our outlook on Apple vs Garmin Forerunner 245. Feel free to type in the comments section below.

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Best Budget Smartwatch in India

Best budget smartwatch in India under 5000

If you are looking for the best budget smartwatch in India then you’ve landed on the right page.

It may also be the case that you are not fully convinced whether getting a smartwatch is the right move for you or it’s just a waste of your money. That is why you’re probably looking to buy a budget smartwatch that doesnn’t hurt your pocket.

In a hurry? Here are our Top 3 Picks for Best Budget Smartwatch in India

Smartwatch
Runaddiction's Choice
Brand
10.or
Riversong
Image
10.or Crafted for Amazon Cosmos Smartwatch with GPS and Transreflective Display
Riversong Motive Black
Average Battery Life
5-7 days (depends on usage)
3-5 days
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
Call Feature
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
-
Price on Flipart
Not Available on Flipkart
Runaddiction's Choice
Smartwatch
Brand
10.or
Image
10.or Crafted for Amazon Cosmos Smartwatch with GPS and Transreflective Display
Average Battery Life
5-7 days (depends on usage)
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
Call Feature
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipart
Not Available on Flipkart
Smartwatch
Brand
Riversong
Image
Riversong Motive Black
Average Battery Life
3-5 days
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
Call Feature
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
-
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipart

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We will share the best budget smartwatch list with you but first let me share some insights about various smartwatch brands and which one is leading the market share.

Market share of smartwatches in India in Q1 2018 and Q1 2019

Best Budget Smartwatch in India

 

According to a study by Statista, Apple smartwatch has the highest market share in India. Another research study by Canalys revealed that Apple holds more than 45% market share of the entire smartwatch market in the World beating some other world class brands like Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Huawei etc.

We all know that Apple smartwatch is not a cheap smartwatch and so it doesn’t qualify as a best budget smartwatch. Therefore we need to identify few other smartwatches which can be considered as a “Budget smartwatch”.

With that said, here are few benefits of having a smartwatch:

  • Smartwatches have health monitors that help you keep track of your health data, such as your heartbeat and blood pressure.
  • You can get all your mobile notifications on your wrist, which is more convenient. Saves the effort and time in checking your phone every time especially when you’re at work OR if you’re away from your phone.
  • Few smartwatches have advanced features that help you control your connected devices such as TV and Bluetooth speakers.
  • There are some smartwatches that allow you to pick and make calls without having to use your smartphone like the Honor Magic 2 Smartwatch.
  • You can read notifications from this gadget without necessarily having to use your smartphone.
  • You get access to your messages, emails and phone calls even if you’re away from the phone.

The list of budget smartwatches in India is endless, but how much you are willing to spend is what dictates what to go for. A high price tag means a better smartwatch, but the concept of chipping in cheaper smartwatches to the industry is a relief to many people out there who actually can’t afford the expensive ones.

With just 2000 rupees, you can have this awesome gadget at your disposal. A smartwatch under 2000 rupees in 2019 seems too basic, but it doesn’t limit you from doing a couple of things.

Also see: Best Smartwatch in India under 5000

Seems like some good news to some, but the whole hassle is not in finding a smartwatch within this price range, it’s all about identifying the cheap and best smartwatch in India from the endless list of smartwatches.

There are thousands of options you can go for in this price bracket, but you just have to pick the best among them.  With all that said, here is a list of the five best budget smartwatches to go for in 2019.

Top Five Best Budget Smartwatch in India 2020 [Updated Sept. 2020]

1. 10.or Move+

10.or Crafted for Amazon Cosmos Smartwatch with GPS and Transreflective Display
2,152 Buyer Reviews
10.or Crafted for Amazon Cosmos Smartwatch with GPS and Transreflective Display
  • Software updates post launch have delivered improved BT connectivity, step count accuracy, sleep data, time sync with mobile phone and availability of setting to adjust time format between 12H or 24H. Improved GPS response time.
  • 1.28" Transreflective Always On Color Display; Full screen touch vivid display; Multiple Watch Faces
  • Built in GPS and Compass for accurate step tracking

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The 10.or Move+fitness watch is crafted for those looking to get a feature-rich smartwatch at a relatively low price. Apart from having a number of features, it has a decent design and an excellent finish.

What makes it stand out from other smartwatches in the market is its wrist control feature and its built quality.

Pros

  • You can easily find your phone, control music on your headsets and the camera shutter with it.
  • It has an incoming call and notification alert
  • It comes with IP68 water and dust resistance.
  • The smartwatch has multi-sport modes (Running, Cycling, hiking, swimming, walking)

 Cons

  • The outdoor screen light is slightly dull so it is a bit difficult to look at the time and other things during normal daylight
  • Bluetooth frequently disconnects to the connected device.

 

2. Hoteon A1 Smart Wrist Watch

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The Hoteon A1 comes with the best display, chipset, and memory in comparison with smartwatches within this price range.

Even better is that you can connect this device to both android and iOS smartphones.

In hand with the brilliant display, is the ability to make and answer calls from its 1.6-inch dial. Its build quality is also decent and gives it that expensive look from any angle.

Pros

  • Bright brilliant display even in sunlight.
  • Supports the sync function.
  • It has a SIM card slot, camera, sports tracker and pedometer.

Cons

  • It only supports GSM and 2G networks, which are significantly slow compared to the 3G and 4G networks, thus you will need some patience when using internet related services.
  • The camera quality is poor.

 

Recommended: See Top 100 Bestselling Smartwatches in India

3. Riversong Motive Smartwatch

Riversong Motive Black
  • BT BT 4
  • Blood Pressure and Oxygen Monitoring
  • Multiple Sports Modes

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This is probably the best affordable smartwatch in India currently. Its one-year warranty sums up the debate about its quality.

The Riversong Motive Black fitness watch is crafted to suit Android, Blackberry and iOS smartphones.

In hand with the superior hardware are blockbuster features such as Blood Pressure and oxygen monitoring. Powering the hardware is a 180 mAh battery that will keep you going for hours. It is definitely one of the the best low price smartwatch in India.

Pros

  • Supports iOS, blackberry, and Android.
  • Comes with a one-year warranty.
  • You can monitor your Blood pressure.
  • It comes with multiple sports modes.

Cons

  • It is a little bulky as compared to other devices on this list.
  • Lacks auto-focus and programmable buttons.
  • Not the best looking smartwatch in the price range of 4K

4. WearFit Versa Health and Fitness Tracker Watch

56%
WearFit Versa Health and Fitness Tracker Watch | Activity Tracker | Fitness Band | Rugged Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate, Blood Pressure/Oxygen Monitor & Big Color Display (Blue)
3 Buyer Reviews
WearFit Versa Health and Fitness Tracker Watch | Activity Tracker | Fitness Band | Rugged Fitness Tracker with Heart Rate, Blood Pressure/Oxygen Monitor & Big Color Display (Blue)
  • The unique 1.3-inch Colour Screen makes it very responsive, you can choose or control every function through one screen button respectively, soft silica gel band feels super comfortable
  • Wearfit Vearsa can record your heart rate Blood Pressure Blood Oxygen monitor, steps, distance, calorie burned, stopwatch, sleep monitor, sedentary alert , Multi Sports Mode, Lift wrist up wake up , Call Message Reminder, Alarm Reminder, Do not disturb mode, Shake Remote to take photos.
  • IP67 waterproof allows your washing hands, getting caught in the rain, will not damage your Wearfit Versa. The Compatible system of this sports tracker is Android 4.4 or Above, IOS 8.4 or Above, ( Application name : WEARFIT to be downloaded from App/Play Store )

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If you are looking for a stylish, comfortable and the best affordable smartwatch in India with a long battery life, then the WearFit Versa is the best fitness smartwatch for you. It comes with a 1.3-inch highly responsive colored screen.

The dial and the soft silica gel band blend perfectly to give it an eye-catching design. In hand with the pleasing design is its water resistance capability, thus it is easy to track your sporting activities in harsh weather.

Pros

  • Large battery to keep you going for up to 14 days after you have fully charged it.
  • It can record your blood pressure, heart rate, calories burned, steps, and distance.
  • It is super-comfy when wearing it.
  • It has a stopwatch, alarm reminder, do not disturb mode and a multi-sports mode.

Cons

  • The sleep track and the step counter are inaccurate.
  • It doesn’t show the step count in the mobile application.

5. Acko Pro Fitness Smart Watch

45%
Ackofit Smart Watch Activity Fitness Tracker (Black)
  • Heart rate and systolic blood pressure sports bracelet, 1.3 inch color screen, monitor your body features, track your all-day activities, fantastic wearing experience. More accurate body features data, smarter life, brilliant and unique adventure.
  • Waterproof Wrist Watch: Protects your watch when washing your hands, swimming or getting caught in the rain. Track and share your daily activity, and get the motivation you need to hit your goals
  • Keep You Stay in Touch: Mobile notifications keep you aware of important events. View notifications from email, SMS, caller ID and your favorite apps (Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp, etc) on your wrist, so you never miss a beat with this Amazefit Acko Smart Watch

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The last but not the least smartwatch on our list is the Acko Pro Fitness Smart Watch

It comes with a number of useful features and a decent display. It is a good deal for those investing in smartwatches for the first time. Doing the basic functions on this gadget such as monitoring your heart rate and blood pressure will not be a problem and you will hardly experience any glitches.

Pros

  • It is waterproof.
  • You can control the camera shutter and music with it.
  • You can track your all-day activities with it.
  • It comes with a one-year warranty.

Cons

  • It is relatively bulky.
  • It has limited battery life.

Top 5 reasons to Buy a Smartwatch:

  1. You will have better battery life on your smartphone, since you will no longer have to rely on your smartphone all the time.
  2. You will have access to notifications that need your attention without necessarily having to refer to your phone.
  3. You can monitor your health with this device.
  4. You can listen to music and do internet related research with this device.
  5. Smartwatches are affordable (like the ones mentioned above)

Conclusion

With all that said, the 10.or Move+ tops the list and it is probably the best budget smartwatch in India, you should buy in 2019.

With amazing features such as long battery life and excellent built quality, it is the real deal!

Referring to its price, it is a complete bargain. Despite it being the best budget smartwatch in India, its popularity is growing day in day out in other countries as well.

Best Smartwatch under 5000 in India

Best Smartwatch in India under 5000

If you are one of those who is looking to get a best smartwatch under 5000 in India then this article will help you in making that decision.

It’s impossible to write off the fact that every electronic gadget nowadays is changing towards the digital direction and watches are no exception from this digital wave.

Gone are the days when watches were all about time and date tracking.

With the new technology of the smartwatches you can track almost everything on your wristwatch ranging from daily news, monitoring your health, and much more…

Here’s our Top 3 Picks for Best Smartwatch under Rs. 5000 in India 2020

Smartwatch
RunAddiction's Choice
Runner's Up
Brand
AmazFit
AmazFit
Noise
Image
Amazfit Huami Bip Touch Screen Smartwatch A1608 (Cinnabar Red)
Amazfit Bip Lite Smart Watch (Black)
Noise ColorFit Pro 2 Full Touch Control Smart Watch with 35g Weight & Upgraded LCD Display,IP68 Waterproof,Heart Rate Monitor,Sleep & Step Tracker,Call & Message Alerts & Long Battery Life (Jet Black)
Compatible with
Android and iOS
Android and iOS
Android and iOS
Touch Screen
Average Battery Life
20+ days
30+ Days
7-10 days
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
GPS
Can you use it to make calls?
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
Lots of Watch Faces (can be downloaded)
Limited Watch Faces (5-6)
5 Inbuilt Watch Faces
Notifications (Call, message, Email, facebook and Other app notifications)
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
-
RunAddiction's Choice
Smartwatch
Brand
AmazFit
Image
Amazfit Huami Bip Touch Screen Smartwatch A1608 (Cinnabar Red)
Compatible with
Android and iOS
Touch Screen
Average Battery Life
20+ days
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
GPS
Can you use it to make calls?
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
Lots of Watch Faces (can be downloaded)
Notifications (Call, message, Email, facebook and Other app notifications)
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipart
Runner's Up
Smartwatch
Brand
AmazFit
Image
Amazfit Bip Lite Smart Watch (Black)
Compatible with
Android and iOS
Touch Screen
Average Battery Life
30+ Days
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
GPS
Can you use it to make calls?
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
Limited Watch Faces (5-6)
Notifications (Call, message, Email, facebook and Other app notifications)
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
-
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipart
Brand
Noise
Image
Noise ColorFit Pro 2 Full Touch Control Smart Watch with 35g Weight & Upgraded LCD Display,IP68 Waterproof,Heart Rate Monitor,Sleep & Step Tracker,Call & Message Alerts & Long Battery Life (Jet Black)
Compatible with
Android and iOS
Touch Screen
Average Battery Life
7-10 days
Water Resistant
Sleep Tracking
Heart Rate Tracking
GPS
Can you use it to make calls?
Standalone Music Player
Multiple Watch Faces
5 Inbuilt Watch Faces
Notifications (Call, message, Email, facebook and Other app notifications)
3rd Party Apps Installation (Strava, Nike Run Club etc.)
Amazon Rating
Price on Amazon
Price on Flipart

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Conveniently, you can find the best smartwatch with a sim online starting from a relatively low price. You can always find the best affordable smartwatch in India from a trusted online platform and you pick from the endless list of brands.

The misconception that smartwatches are for the rich has been discounted lately.

But truth be told, finding yourself a smartwatch that fits your low budget can be hectic. It needs patience and you need to have a slight knowledge on what you are looking for most in a smartwatch.

Is it the design or look you are looking for?

Is it the brand?

Is it the features?

Is it battery life?

Or is it its durability?

For all those who are into jogging and running, finding the best smartwatch for runners in India can be way more tiresome, especially when you are looking for a low budget one.

Top Five Best Smartwatch under Rs. 5000 in India 2020 [Sept. 2020]

1. Amazfit Home Bip A1608 – Best Overall

17%
Amazfit Huami Bip Touch Screen Smartwatch A1608 (Cinnabar Red)
6,357 Buyer Reviews
Amazfit Huami Bip Touch Screen Smartwatch A1608 (Cinnabar Red)
  • Upto 45 days of battery for Single charge
  • Anti-Finger transflective screen touchscreen, always-on color display
  • Use Amazfit App (ZEPP) to connect to phone

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If a smartwatch’s battery life is the key thing for you, then you must consider Amazfit Home Bip A1608 as one of the options.

Priced at a little over 5000 the Amazfit A1608 is an amazing buy if you’re looking for a smartwatch with a long lasting battery life. Its battery can last up to a whopping 45 days.

A silicon strap fitted on the dial would leave you thinking that it looks cheap, but this is not the case as it fits perfectly on your wrist and feels like a 10000 rupee smartwatch. Without a doubt it is a favourite smartwatch for many fitness freaks across the country and is considered to be one of the best smartwatches in India in a budget of 5000.

What users liked

  • You can receive calls, messages, emails and other notifications.
  • Has an inbuilt GPS and compass.
  • Accuracy of steps is pretty accurate
  • You can monitor calories, heart rate, sleep and much more.
  • It comes with an anti-finger trans-reflective screen with an always-on colorful display.

What users didn’t like

  • It has Bluetooth as the only wireless connection.
  • Only 4 types of sports tracking.

2. Amazfit Bip Lite – Best for Long Battery Life

Amazfit Bip Lite Smart Watch (Black)
  • UP TO 45 DAYS BATTERY LIFE: A powerful battery capable of lasting up to 45 days on a single charge. Charging time: Approx. 2.5 hours
  • 3 ATM WATER RESISTANT: Designed to withstand all your activities rain or shine, this watch is 3 ATM certified, equivalent to about 30 meters water depth
  • Use Amazfit App (ZEPP) to connect to phone

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This is probably the best smartwatch under 5000 rupees in India. The Huami Amazfit watch operates under the Xiaomi technology and comes with a 1.28-inch transreflective display. Its silicon material strap blends perfectly with the rectangular-shaped aluminium dial to give it that modern design. This smartwatch is waterproof and dust resistant, which makes it an all-weather gadget.

It is powered by a huge battery which will give you a minimum of 14 days of battery life while having some power-intensive features such as a heart rate sensor.

What users liked

  • Lightweight design that fits just like a light sports bracelet.
  • It is water-resistant.
  • Long battery life to up to 45 days with moderate usage.
  • The display is always on and you can conveniently use it under bright sunlight.

What users didn’t like

  • Lacks ambient light sensor.
  • It lacks interactive notifications and you can just read the notifications without attending to them.

3. Mevofit Echo Ultra Smart – Value for Money Smartwatch

MevoFit Race-Space Smart-Watch for Fitness & Sports PRO: Fitness-Sporty Smart-Watch, All Activity Tracking (Grey)
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MevoFit Race-Space Smart-Watch for Fitness & Sports PRO: Fitness-Sporty Smart-Watch, All Activity Tracking (Grey)
  • Activity tracker with oled touch screen display with gesture control - large wireless waterproof fitness tracker monitor
  • MevoFit race space is a strong, smart and durable fitness smartwatch which comes with advanced daily activity tracker, sleep, hr, bp, blood oxygen, sports mode, music player, timer, & notifications display (Call, SMS & Social)
  • A smart activity tracker | fitness tracker | smart watch which comes with button click/single touch point screen display, heart rate, blood pressure, big color display & gesture control - large waterproof fitness tracker monitor. Works on all popular phone brands like samsung, apple, xiaomi mi, huawei, motorola, lenovo, oppo, vivo, one plus, lg, etc

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Not many smartwatches in this price range will give you a sleek, stylish and sexy design like the Echo Ultra Smart. It offers quite a number of features and you can connect it easily with your smartphone.

What users liked

  • Works on all popular smartphones like Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Lenovo, LG, One Plus, Vivo, etc.
  • You can track your heart rate, calories, distance, and steps, get your social, and phone notifications, clocks and reminders.
  • The Echo Ultra Smart comes with a heart rate monitor and advanced applications for Android.

What users didn’t like

  • There is no waterproofing and GPS tracker
  • Lacks ECG and a GPS tracker

4. MevoFit Race Dive – Best for Swimmers and Trekkers

MevoFit Race-Dive Sports-Smart-Watch for Fitness & Sports PRO Sporty-Swimproof-Smart-Watch, All Activity Tracking (Red)
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MevoFit Race-Dive Sports-Smart-Watch for Fitness & Sports PRO Sporty-Swimproof-Smart-Watch, All Activity Tracking (Red)
  • MevoFit Dive is a strong, smart and durable fitness smartwatch which comes with SWIM MODE,this Smartwatch comes with 3 sports mode including Walking, Running, and Hiking
  • Advanced daily activity tracker, sleep, HR, BP, Sports Mode, Timer, and Notifications Display (Call, SMS and Social)
  • Weather forecast and comes with Smart Notification Alerts. A Smart Activity Tracker | Fitness Tracker | Smart Watch with Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Color Display and Gesture Control.

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MevoFit is a company based in the USA that specializes in crafting the best smartwatches and fitness bracelets. The MevoFit Race Dive has a circular dial with an alloy framed border. This smartwatch comes with three sports modes and most of its features work smoothly. It also has a decent battery life to last for up to 5 days.

What users liked

  • Compatible with all popular phones like Huawei, Samsung, MI, Oppo, Apple, etc.
  • You can track your all-day activities.
  • Excellent built quality
  • It offers water resistance.

What users didn’t like

  • Has no GPS and EPG trackers.
  • Limited battery life.

 5. Noise ColorFit Pro Fitness Watch – Best Selling Smartwatch in India on Amazon

44%
Noise ColorFit Pro 2 Full Touch Control Smart Watch with 35g Weight & Upgraded LCD Display,IP68 Waterproof,Heart Rate Monitor,Sleep & Step Tracker,Call & Message Alerts & Long Battery Life (Jet Black)
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Noise ColorFit Pro 2 Full Touch Control Smart Watch with 35g Weight & Upgraded LCD Display,IP68 Waterproof,Heart Rate Monitor,Sleep & Step Tracker,Call & Message Alerts & Long Battery Life (Jet Black)
  • The brilliant 1.3" colour display is now full capacitive touch, supporting taps and swipes, so it is easy to read and operate.
  • The strong polycarbonate case makes the ColorFit Pro 2 featherlight on your wrist and is available in 4 beautiful colours with matching swappable straps.
  • 24x7 heart rate monitoring with the built in optical HR monitor that measures your heart rate every five minutes. With up to ten day battery life, ColorFit Pro 2 can go for more than a week without needing to be charged via the included magnetic charger.

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The Noise smartwatch is the best-selling smartwatch in India currently due to its combination of a cheap price tag and blockbuster features.

Still I ranked it at number 5 and not number 1? Read on…

The Noise Colorfit is one of the best low-price smartwatch in India. It also offers a great viewing experience on the 1.22 inches LCD display with a resolution of 240 by 240 pixels. It is the best fitness smartwatch since it has a stopwatch to time yourself out. When looking for the cheapest alternative the Noise ColorFit is the cheap and best smartwatch in India.

What users liked

  • Supports both iOS and Android
  • Has the fitness and sports mode features (walk, run, badminton, football, basketball, cycling). It also displays health updates like calories, heart rate, distance, steps.
  • You have control over music and the camera shutter controls, receive weather updates, have access to a stopwatch and you can adjust the brightness with the brightness adjustment feature.
  • Pairing your phone to the smartwatch is effortless.

What users didn’t like

  • Limited battery life of only 3 days
  • It’s a little bit heavy when compared to other smartwatches in this list

Verdict

As per our research the Huami Amazfit Bip lite is the best smartwatch under Rs. 5000 in India. There are many reasons why it is the best smartwatch under 5K but the couple of good reasons are a fantastic battery life of 20+ days, excellent features for basic users and also very reasonable as per the price. 

On a scale of 1-10 it’s a major GO!

It is also considered as the best android smartwatch in India by many end users who have been using and recommending this. You can see this by the number of 5 stars and 4 stars on Amazon, Flipkart and other platforms. It is considered a top smartwatch in India not only for android, but also its the best Smartwatch for iOS in India, thanks to its superb battery and all-weather compatibility.

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