Whether you are a Smartwatch owner looking to switch up your model or a first-time buyer exploring the market for the right Smartwatch to suit your needs, this article endeavours to bring you some of the top brands that you must consider before making your final choice. There are a host of options in the market to choose from and if you are a first-time buyer it’s easy to get perplexed and be lost in the sea of analysis paralysis. So, without further ado let’s dive into our list of the Top 10 Smartwatch brands to buy in India. One thing to keep in mind is that there is a Smartwatch for every budget. In our list below we have included some high-end Smartwatch options, as well as a few mid-range and more economical options.
10 Best Smartwatch Brands
The Garmin Smartwatches are some of the most high-end Smartwatches out there. Garmin Smartwatches are in a class of their own with niche, super-advanced sports metrics. The most popular Garmin Smartwatches currently are the Garmin Fenix 6, the undisputed favourite among serious athletes, the Garmin Forerunner 945, with performance prediction, training analyser, automatic assistance-alert activation on detecting incidents, and the Garmin Forerunner 45, with Built-in GPS, Smart coaching and training plans. Two other favourites from the house of Garmin are the Garmin Vivomove HR, a sleek hybrid Smartwatch, and the Garmin Vivoactive 4 with features like Contactless payments, Built-in Music Storage, Menstrual cycle tracking and up to 8 days of battery life. Garmin Smartwatches cost anywhere between ₹99,890 for a Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar with Titanium Bracelets, to ₹21,090 for a Garmin Forerunner 45. The Garmin Fenix 7 is expected to hit the markets in August 2021.
The latest Smartwatch from Apple is the Apple Watch Series 6. This will set you back by approximately a little more than ₹40000. However, you can find other models like the Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 3 at much lower prices, and they are not much different in terms of the features they offer. The two additional features in the Apple Watch Series 6 are the Blood Oxygen app and the ECG app. That being said, none of the Smartwatches out there will give you the level of fitness tracking that one might expect from a dedicated Activity Tracker. Another point to note is that the blood oxygen reading is best received from the tips of ones’ fingers. This is why at a medical facility you will find them using a blood oxy meter which they attach to your fingertip for a few seconds to get a reading. In the case of Fitbit or Smartwatches, there is the general limitation of trying to gauge this reading from the wrist, since one cannot as well wear the band on their fingertip, and this is a reason why the blood oxygen readings from a wearable activity tracker should be taken with a pinch of salt, at all times.
3. Samsung Galaxy
Galaxy Watch Active2 is the latest Smartwatch from Samsung. It’s an excellent Smartwatch, beautiful to look at, with a round dial and a stainless steel or aluminium body to choose from. The customization of the watch face is next level as one can click a picture of their outfit and their Samsung Smartwatch will activate a watch face to match it. It has all the regular fitness and activity tracking features of a Smartwatch. It has automatic tracking for walking, running, cycling, rowing, workout and swimming. It has a stress-tracker, that also throws up breathing exercises to help you keep calm. Battery performance is sound as is the hassle-free wireless magnetic charging. OS used is Tizen and the Smartwatch costs ₹ 24090.00
Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 are the two Fitbit Smartwatches that are currently the rage. Another one with the rectangular dial and super-advanced health and fitness tracking. Along with the ECG app, Stress management and heart health, the Fitbit Sense offers a special feature for skin temperature tracking and comes with a 6-months free Premium trial and two bands. One of these would set you back by ₹39,990. Priced at ₹ 25,590.00, the Fitbit Versa 3 could prove a more economical choice. Versa 3 comes with Built-in GPS and Alexa and very powerful battery life. It offers a 90-days free Fitbit Premium trial. It is possible to use Google Voice Assistant on your Fitbit Sense or Versa 3, by simply upgrading to Fitbit OS 5.1.
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5. Fossil Gen 5E
A stunning Smartwatch from Fossil with all the regular features of answering calls, viewing notifications, media control and steps and heart rate tracking. It offers a variety of customizable battery modes that can keep this Smartwatch running for multiple days through streamlining the smart features being used. When set to time-only mode, the battery will last over a week. Fossil Gen 5E Smartwatches are priced at ₹ 18,495.00. The technology used is worn OS by Google and these Smartwatches are compatible with both Android and iPhones. Other versions of Fossil Smartwatches are Sport, Gen 4, Hybrid HR and Hybrid. Prices start as low as ₹ 14,995.00
In this list, we include two Realme Smartwatches, namely the mid-range Realme Watch S Pro priced at ₹ 7,999, and the more modest Realme Watch S, priced at ₹4,999. Realme Watch S Pro has an AMOLED display, larger screen space, 14-day Battery life, Blood oxygen and HR Monitor, Dual-Satellite GPS, a powerful Dual Processor and 100+ Watch faces. The Realme Watch S offers 16 Sports modes, HR and Blood Oxygen Monitoring, Auto-Brightness Screen, Sports Assistance, health reports on phone and Smart Notifications, and cool features like Meditation and reminder to drink water.
7. Amazfit GTS 2e
The Amazfit GTS 2e is priced at ₹ 9,999. This great-looking Smartwatch with a rectangular dial and aluminium alloy body comes with a built-in microphone, but no Built-in speaker. The HD AMOLED screen is scratch-resistant, Touch response and Battery life are commendable, and the bands come in popping colours. Alongside regular Activity Tracking, 90 Built-in Sports modes, and Heart-Rate Monitoring, Amazfit Smartwatches offer Stress detection and SpO2, or blood-oxygen Saturation levels monitoring. The health assessment system used is called PAI. These Smartwatches also have Built-in offline voice assistance. The Amazfit GTS 2 model includes Built-in speakers which makes it possible to answer calls via the Smartwatch. A more economic option from the house of Amazfit is the Amazfit Bip U Smartwatch. It costs about ₹5,999 and comes with most of the impressive GTS features minus the AMOLED display.
For people who want to own a Smartwatch, without necessarily breaking the bank, Noise is a great option. It is also the perfect initial buy, which one can use to try out the Smartwatch experience before making a bigger investment in one of the high-end Smartwatches. For many people, the novelty of a Smartwatch wears off easily and they find themselves checking their phones more often than their Smartwatches. Others may never end up swapping bands or changing watch-faces. Noise Smartwatches reasonably priced in the whereabouts of ₹ 5,999.00 or less can be your perfect experiment. Noise is a reliable brand and offers all the regular activity-tracking and Smartwatch features. The latest model from Noise in the market is the Noise ColorFit Pro 3.
Pebble Smartwatches are another mid-range option. They feature next on our list of the Top Ten Smartwatches to buy in India. Pebble Zen Smartwatches are priced at ₹ 5,999. They are available with leather or silicone bands and includes all smart features like fitness tracking, SpO2, and has 7-10 days of Battery life. The Pebble Pace Smartwatches, on the other hand, cost whereabouts ₹ 4,499.00. Smart features include haptic touch, 100+ watch faces to choose from, Activity, HR, Sleep and BP tracking. They are sweat and waterproof. Pebble Smartwatches are compatible with both Android and IOS devices.
The last one on our list of Ten Best Smartwatches to buy in India, is the CrossBeats Ace Smartwatch. This is another cost-effective Smartwatch option that has been doing quite well in the Indian market. It has a commendable battery life that can last up to 10 days. These Smartwatches come with motion-tracking, sleep tracking and a heart-rate sensor. However, priced at about ₹ 4,500, the CrossBeats Smartwatches are not able to offer the plethora of high-end Smart features such as their Apple or Fitbit counterparts. The User Interface is limited, but the Smartwatch offers 8 sports tracking modes, breathing exercises, music and camera control. Calls can be muted or disconnected; however, they cannot be answered via the CrossBeats Smartwatch. CrossBeats Smartwatches do not come with any Built-in GPS.
If you are someone who has never owned a Smartwatch before, it may be a good idea to review why you want one in the first place. Smartwatches are great for activity tracking if fitness is your goal, however, any dedicated activity tracker will be able to bring you more holistic readings and could prove to be a far more economical purchase. If you are a tech-savvy person, and it is extremely important to you that you own a Smartwatch, then, by all means, you should go for one. If you are going to make the purchase online, it is advisable to spend some time scouting for discounts. Most e-commerce sites run excellent deals and discounts on Smartwatches all year round.