Best Fitness Bands Under Rs.3,000

by | Nov 8, 2018

Staying fit is a hard and tedious task in today’s fast-moving lifestyle. Following a strict diet may not be possible always as our lives get busier and busier day by day.

Fitness trackers help balance our workout schedule and provide us with an up to date record of our exercise sessions in real time.

Being one of the hottest selling products on the market right now, choosing one over thousands of fitness trackers is indeed a tedious task.

That’s why we decided to bring you this curated list of the best fitness trackers in India priced just under Rs.3,000. Read along to know them!

Best Fitness Tracker Under Rs.3,000

1. GOQii VitalOverall Best Pick
2. Lenovo HX03F SpectraRunner-Up Pick
3. Honor band 3Best Battery Life
4. AQFit M2Best Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
5. Riversong Wave O2Best Budget Pick

1. GOQii Vital

 Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Inbuilt USB port for easy charging
  • Intuitive and detailed health reports
  • Option to hire a personal coach

GOQii is a California based fitness technology company that provides fitness based personalized coaching along with their fitness tracking devices on a subscription-based model.

The company have some of the most affordable fitness trackers in the market that comes with a lot of sensors which aides in providing a complete health report via the app.

Build quality and design

The GOQii fitness band is designed in California and looks similar to the low budget fitness tracker sibling, the original GOQii band which costs less than Rs.2000.

The strap of this fitness band is made of soft rubber and is very comfortable to wear on your wrist.

The clip mechanism on this strap is similar to the one found on smartwatches.

Fitness tracker module sits flush with the band and can be removed by pushing it out of the centre cradle by applying a little bit of pressure.

Be sure to be careful while doing this as severe pushing might harm the strap of the display of the tracker.

Display

The GOQii Vital comes equipped with a 0.8-inch OLED colour display that has a vertical orientation.

The display is bright and sharp with excellent colour reproduction. The texts appear sharp and look really nice on the pitch black background.

The coloured icons feel much more intuitive that the black and white ones and offers a great immersive experience interacting with the device.

Sensors

GOQii devices always come with a lot of health-related fitness sensors no matter what the budget is.

The GOQii Vital comes with an advanced dynamic heart rate sensor and a blood pressure monitor.

The measurements from these sensors are synced with the GOQii app on your smartphone and the app provides a detailed report on your health conditions based on the reading from those sensors.

This device comes loaded with an exercise mode, which tracks the metrics such as the steps taken, calories burnt and distance covered.

This feature helps you set a target in advance and keep track of your progress.

Miscellaneous

GOQii isn’t just a fitness tracker.

The GOQii app comes with a lot of in-house services such as a personalized fitness coach who will review the data from the sensors and suggest you ways to improve your fitness and health.

However, this service comes under a subscription fee which you’re free to opt in or opt out of.

If you’re really serious to have a dedicated professional advice for your workouts, then paying for the subscription is well worth it.

Similar to other smart bands, the GOQii can display notifications from your smartphones such as calls and texts.

Third-party applications such as Whatsapp can be configured to send alerts to the tracker as well.

Battery life

With all the sensors stuffed in and the colourful OLED screen, the battery life is a bit on the lower side with this device.

On a single charge, the GOQii Vital will lasts up to 3 days with the sync turned on all the time.

The tracker module comes with a USB port built-in.

This makes the device easy to charge directly from a power source such as a power bank or from a laptop without having the need for a separate charger.

Verdict

The GOQii Vital is one of the full-fledged fitness trackers available in the market.

Loaded with sensors such as a dynamic heart rate monitor and blood pressure sensor, this device comes at the top of our list owing to its feature-rich app which provides a detailed report on your health condition.

Option to interact with a live specialist for your doubts and suggestions is also a great value addon even if it costs a couple of hundred rupees extra.

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Colourful OLED display

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Blood pressure sensor

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Personalized

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Average battery life

Specifications

Display0.8″ OLED Colour Display
Battery Life3 Days
Water ResistanceYes
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSoft rubber

2. Lenovo HX03F Spectra

Renner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Elegant design
  • 1-year international warranty
  • TFT LCD colour display

Lenovo is aiming to be a major player in the fitness band industry deviating from their smartphone portfolio it seems.

We had earlier reviewed one of the Lenovo fitness tracker priced under Rs.2,000 on our website and it was one of the best-looking devices we had come across.

Design and build quality

Lenovo has done some serious thoughts before designing this smart fitness tracker for sure.

Although most of the trackers feature a boxy design, Lenovo has somehow managed to infuse a charm to the otherwise bland design.

The silicone strap feels solid and durable and fits nicely on to the wrist. The metallic lock mechanism is strong and offers a tight fit for wrists of different sizes.

There is a grey encasing around the tracking device which when blends with the strap gives this device a premium feel to it.

The build quality is quite good for the price and overall, this fitness band looks really elegant and solidly built.

Display

The Lenovo HX03F Spectra comes loaded with a 0.8-inch TFT LCD colour display with a resolution of 160 x 80 pixels.

The display has a touch-sensitive button on the lower part which can be used to navigate through the different modes and menus effortlessly.

Since this is a TFT LCD panel, the brightness levels are decent but the crispness and the contrast levels of an OLED panel are missing.

The font sizes appear larger and are easily legible even from a distance.

The multi-coloured panel is a joy to use indoors but has some reflectivity issues under direct light.

Sensors

The Lenovo HX03F Spectra has a dynamic heart rate sensor that precisely measures your heart beats and provides a rough idea of your body metabolism rate via the app.

This device also comes with a lot of sports tracking features such as step counter, burnt calorie calculator, sleep monitor etc.

The motion tracking works very well on this device and the distance calculation is spot on.

Usually, budget activity trackers come equipped with below par quality sensors, but not on this device.

The Lenovo HX03F has an anti-sleep feature built in which prove very useful if you’re a frequent driver.

It will alert you in set intervals by a series of pulsed vibrations that will keep you alert to your surroundings while driving at night without falling asleep.

Miscellaneous

The Lenovo HX03F comes with IP68 certification.

You can wear this tracker and go out no matter what weather it is outside.

Featuring the latest Bluetooth v4.2 to pair with the smartphone, the Lenovo HX03F offers a much more power efficient stable connection when compared with its predecessors.

Lenovo also provides 1-year international warranty on this product.

You can claim your service anywhere in the world no matter where you purchased it.

Battery life

The Lithium Polymer battery inside this device is rated to last for about 5 days worth of usage on a single charge.

Like most of the other new generation fitness trackers, the Lenovo HX03F comes with USB direct charging feature.

This will let you charge the device anywhere from a suitable USB power outlet without the need for any cables or adapters.

Verdict

The Lenovo HX03F is a stylish fitness tracker that is well built and features high-quality sensors inside for accurate tracking.

With IP68 certification, you can easily take this tracker everywhere with you even in the shower without having the fear of damaging the device.

The colour display is yet another speciality of this device which makes it look much cooler to look at.

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Good build quality

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Accurate sensor data

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IP68 water resistance

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Screen is very reflective

Specifications

Display0.9 TFT LCD Colour display
Battery LifeUp to 5 Days
Water ResistanceIP68
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

3. Honor Band 3

Best Battery Life Pick
Best Battery Life
  • Perfect for off the grid adventures
  • Good build quality
  • Precision quality sensors

Honor is the sub-brand of the famous Huawei company that has started off in the country releasing affordable smartphone rich in features.

The Honor band 3 is a futuristic fitness tracker that combines stylish design and performance on to a single package priced very competitively.

Design and build quality

The Honor band 3 is designed as a unisex fitness band that can be used by both men and women alike.

The silicone strap is of good quality and feels lightweight and comfortable around the wrist.

Unlike some other fitness trackers, the Honor band 3 has a clip on the mechanism on the strap which minimises the effort to wrap around the wrist and tie it securely.

The display sits flush with the strap and appears seamless as a single piece of product.

The number of grooves on the strap is ideal and makes this tracker suitable to wear for those who have large as well small hands alike.

Display

The Honor band 3 has a 0.8-inch PMOLED display that is one of the best in the category.

The text and icons appear sharp and clear even under the direct sunlight. The contrast levels of OLED screens always trumps that of an LCD and it’s clearly evident on this device.

The navigation through the options and menus are carried out by pressing a physical button on the display. The interactions are smooth and very responsive as well.

Since only the active pixels are lighted up, the black background of the display looks stunning and blends well with the strap, especially the black one.

Sensors

The Honor band 3 comes with an optical heart rate monitor that can be turned off and on according to your preferences.

If you want an always-on heartbeat tracking, the options inside the menus will let you do so.

However, we’d recommend to turn on this feature when needed, for. Eg, when you are doing workouts.

The M4 core algorithm for the heartbeat sensing is very advanced and provides an accurate result of your metabolic activities.

Activity tracking is another field where this fitness band excels. It can be linked with your smartphones GPS and track your running or jogging path through the Huawei wear app.

The Huawei TruSleep tracking technology accurately segments your sleep cycle into different sections and provides an in-depth idea about your sleeping patterns.

Miscellaneous

The Honor band 3 can be synced to your smartphone and set to receive notifications from third-party applications such as WhatsApp and Email.

You can dismiss the notifications and even reject the calls by pressing the hardware button placed below the display.

Battery life

The Honor band 3 is powered by a 100mAh Li-ion battery that will last for about 14 days on a single charge.

The OLED display and the M4 core technology inside makes this tracker very energy efficient.

The Bluetooth v4.2 protocol also makes sure that the energy consumption is minimal when paired with the smartphone.

It takes about 1.5 hours to charge the battery inside, which in terms of the capacity of the battery is a bit stretched.

Verdict

If you are in search of a fitness bands with excellent battery life, look no further.

The Honor band 3 provides a whopping 2 weeks juice on a single charge that will make you feel comfortable taking this tracker off the grid on some adventure.

The design of this tracker is very stylish and blends with any type of attire seamlessly.

With 1-year of international warranty, this tracker is a compelling product worth noting.

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Stylish design

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OLED display

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Excellent battery life

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Slow charging

Specifications

Display0.8″ PMOLED
Battery LifeUp to 14 Days
Water ResistanceYes, up to 50m
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

4. AQFit M2

Best Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
 Best Feature Rich Fitness Tracker
  • IP67 rated water and dust resistance

  • Crisp and clear OLED display

  • Impressive 15 days battery life

The AQFit is a relatively new Indian brand specialized in marketing healthcare-related accessories, especially fitness trackers.

The AQFit M2 is the first budget fitness tracker released by the company in the Indian market.

Despite the fact that this fitness tracker is priced very competently, it doesn’t skimp on features to cut the costs, making it one of the most value for money fitness bands in India.

Design and Build Quality

The AQFit M2 follows the standard design that is tried and tested by a truckload of companies out there in the market.

The vertically shaped tracker module and the assisted silicone strap looks and feels similar to the competitor products.

The silicon strap has holes in it at regular intervals and involves a pin to hole mechanism to provide a tight fit around your wrist.

It is sufficiently thick enough to be durable, but not too oversized to become an eyesore when worn by those who have thin and small wrists.

The whole tracker weighs only 20g and is one of the lightest product available at the price segment.

Display

The AQFit M2 has a gorgeous 0.96-inch vertical OLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.

This display is crisp and clear and has enough details to make texts appear smooth and even.

The brightness levels are decent for the price and viewing this screen in direct sunlight isn’t much of a problem.

Sensors

This is where the AQFit M2 excels over its competitors. This device has a whole range of sensors covering almost all fitness related options, delivering a solid feedback on your health and workout details.

The heart rate monitor on the back of the module is surprisingly accurate considering the price.

Along with this, there’s the blood pressure monitor and it also measures the oxygen level in your blood.

The sensor used in this device is of photoelectricity type, which accurately measures all the body metabolism with precision.

The 3-axis accelerometer measures the steps you’ve taken during a walk and provides an approximate calorie burn count to adjust the workout pattern accordingly.

There is a gravity sensor that lets the display to turn on automatically when you lift your wrist to display the time and other details.

Miscellaneous

This fitness tracker can be paired with your smartphone to receive notifications about missed calls and messages.

It can also double up as a remote shutter button by which a standalone camera or even the one inside your smartphone can be operated from a distance.

There’s also the regular sleep tracking monitor that will provide a rough data of your sleep pattern for better understanding about the quality of sleep you’re getting.

Since this device is IP67 rated, you can confidently wear the tracker outside without bothering about the rains or dust.

Battery life

The AQFit M2 is powered by an 80mAh battery that is rated to last for about 15 days of usage on a single charge.

With smart notifications turned on and the sensor usage, this projected battery life might vary significantly.

Verdict

The AQFit M2 is one of the most feature-rich budget fitness trackers available in the market under a budget of Rs.3,000.

High-quality sensors and the IP67 rating makes it one of the compelling all-weather fitness trackers worth taking a look.

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Lightweight and durable build

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Gravity sensor

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Remote shutter function

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Smart notifications are sometimes delayed

Specifications

Display0.87″ OLED display
Battery LifeUp to 15 Days
Water ResistanceIP67
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

5. Riversong Wave O2

Best Budget Pick
Best Budget Pick
  • Trendy and fashionable
  • Complete health status reports
  • Good battery life

Riversong is a Chinese company which is into consumer durables such as power banks, smartwatches and other smart home accessories.

The Wave O2 from Riversong is a feature-rich fitness band that comes with an attractive price tag that even shames some of the high-end smart bands on sale in the market at present.

Build quality/design

The Riversong Wave O2 comes with a silicone wrist strap with a metallic watch like the stopper.

The holes on the strap make it an easy fit for wrists of different sizes.

The strap feels really strong and solid, so does the clip at the end. The main device, the band itself gets detached from the band easily with a gentle push at the ends.

The display blends seamlessly with the band and looks like a premium product.

Display

The Display on the Riversong Wave O2 is a 0.96-inch TFT LCD. This is one of the best displays we have seen on a budget fitness bands in the market.

The relatively large display makes the navigation easier and the operations much simpler.

The colourful screen is actually a delight to look at, especially with the changeable interfaces.

Sensors

The Riversong Wave O2 comes loaded with all the sensors that you can imagine and then some.

The dynamic heart rate monitor inside provides an accurate measure of your heart activity level.

There is a hematomanometer in this tracker that will record the blood pressure levels along with a SpO2 sensor for measuring oxygen levels in the bloodstream.

These are some of the functions that you can’t even get with some of the overpriced fitness trackers in the market.

Smart features

This device comes with all the necessary sports activity tracking features such as calorie, step and sleep calculator.

Apart from these, the smartphone integration features such as call and message notifications, alarms, find my device makes this band a very useful companion.

This device connects with smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0 protocol and is compatible with both iOS as well as Android devices.

Battery life

The Riversong Wave O2 comes with a 90mAh Li-ion battery which will last for about 5 days on a single charge.

Since there is a lot of sensors inside and the screen is a TCT LCD colour panel, getting 5 days of battery life in our opinion is excellent.

Also, to charge the device, there is no need to plug in the tracker device into a separate charging module.

There is inbuilt USB port within the tracker so that you can directly plug into your laptop or power bank to get it charged.

Verdict

The Riversong Wave O2 is the best fitness band you can buy under Rs.2,000 in the market right now.

Loaded with sensors, this device provides an accurate analysis of your health and fitness which can result in an improved lifestyle if you really wish to stay healthy.

The colour LCD display is a delight to look at.

With call and message notifications directly in front of your eyes, you don’t need to take out the smartphone from the pocket when you’re in a hurry.

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A lot of sensors

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Colour LCD display

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Inbuilt USB for easier charging

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Feels a bit bulky on thin wrists

Specifications

Display0.96″ TFT LCD
Battery Life5 Days
Water ResistanceIP67
Heart Rate SensorYes
StrapSilicone

This is it!

Our hunt for the best five fitness trackers in the Indian market comes to an end here.

If you didn’t find the one that will satiate the fitness nerd in you, do remember to check out our best fitness trackers priced under Rs.2,000 for much more affordable pickings.

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