Best Smartwatches Under Rs.10,000

by | Nov 13, 2018

Smartwatches are quickly gaining popularity among gadget freaks today.

They supplement the use of smartphones to a certain extent but also provide a lot of additional conveniences.

The sheer number of smartwatches that are dumped into the market daily is massive, and finding the perfect watch for your liking is difficult.

That’s why we at dopemobiles decided to take a look at the best smartwatches under Rs.10,000.

Here’s the list that we have come up with after an extensive research.

Best Smartwatches Under Rs.10,000

1.Asus Zenwatch 2Overall Best Pick
2. Huami Amazfit PaceRunner-Up pick
3. TCL Movetime Best Value for Money Smart Watch
4. Alcatel OneTouch GoBest Smartwatch for Adventurers
5. KingWear Kimi KW18Best Budget Pick

1. Asus Zenwatch 2

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • OLED display
  • Android wear OS
  • Interchangeable Straps

Who thought you’d be able to purchase an Android wear running smartwatch for just under Rs.10,000? Well, you have it in Asus Zenwatch 2.

Even though a bit old, the Asus Zenwatch 2 still has the capable guts and a full-fledged Android OS running underneath.

Design and Build Quality

Asus is an international brand and it does show its prowess when it comes to the build quality of this device.

The bezel of this smartwatch is made of stainless steel. The strap is made of high-quality leather that looks and feels premium.

The square display on this smartwatch has sizeable bezels around it, which might bother some perfectionists.

The strap can be easily interchanged for a plastic or even a stainless steel one. The unlock mechanism is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require any sophisticated tools.

The power button is located on the right side of the watch and gives a satisfying click and accompanied vibration on pressing it.

Display

The Asus Zenwatch 2 has a 1.63-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.

This screen has a decent pixel density of around 280 ppi, which for an AMOLED screen in this price range is totally acceptable.

The colours appear vibrant and the brightness levels are excellent. Since the screen is AMOLED, choosing black watch faces will also let you save a considerable amount of battery life.

On top of the display, there is a 2.5D curved glass with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection. This will save the display from minor scratches and dings.

Software Features

Unlike the rest of the competition, the Asus Zenwatch 2 runs on Android wear operating system that comes straight out of Google.

Google services such as Play store, Calendar and Gmail are tightly integrated within the watch.

You can download third-party wear OS apps from the Play store directly on to this watch, thereby enhancing its functionality.

There is Google now support which works flawlessly. This feature can be used to browse the settings or even reply to a message or notification via your voice.

Connectivity

The Asus Zenwatch 2 comes with Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi support.

Bluetooth v4.1 stack helps you connect this watch to your smartphone with minimal energy consumption.

Or else, this watch can be directly connected with a Wi-Fi access point to browse, view and reply to messages and emails.

Sensors

This budget Android smartwatch from Asus comes with a 6-axis accelerometer and gyro sensors that works delightfully well with gestures.

Actions like turning on the screen when you lift your wrist and answering the calls via preset movements make this smartwatch highly customizable and personal.

Battery Life

What powers this smartwatch inside is a 290mAh Li-ion battery. This battery will last up to 2 days on moderate usage.

The charging process is pretty quick where the battery fills up to 50% in around 45 minutes.

With the help of the supplied magnetic cable and the pogo pins at the back of the watch, this can be charged pretty quickly within no time.

Verdict

If you love to own a full-fledged Android wear OS powered smartwatch with excellent build quality, the Asus Zenwatch is a tough choice to resist in this price segment.

This smartwatch offers easily changeable straps in different colours and materials, which you can utilize to flaunt your style in public.

R

Robust build quality

R

Magnetic charging connector

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Bluetooth v4.1

Q

Thick bezels around the display

Specifications

Strap MaterialLeather
Operating SystemAndroid Wear
Touch Screen1.63″ AMOLED
Memory (RAM/Storage)512MB / 4GB
Battery2 Days

2. Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Pace

Renner-Up Pick
Runner-Up pick
  • Perfect for all weather usage
  • Excellent sunlight legibility
  • Suited for adventure activities

Amazfit series is Xiaomi’s take on the budget smart wearable market. Although a different band, Huami operates under Xiaomi independently and maintains the same motto of ‘quality with affordability’ that the parent company has preached time and again with its extensive device lineup.

The Amazfit Pace is the budget smartwatch model from Huami that has some nice tricks up its sleeve to impress the users.

Design and Build Quality

The Huami Amazfit Pace is designed to resemble a normal analogue watch with its circular form factor.

The bezel of this smartwatch is made of high-quality ceramic material and the strap is made of soft silicone. The two-tone colour scheme comprising of red and black makes this smartwatch stand out from the rest of the competition in terms of looks.

Display

The display of Amazfit Pace is interesting in many aspects. This device features a 1.34-inch transflective display with a resolution of 320 x 300 pixels.

The speciality of this display is that the screen gets brighter and brighter with the amount of light striking its surface.

This is a great convenience when using the smartwatch under direct sunlight. When indoors, to enhance the visibility, background light kicks in.

Unfortunately, there is no ambient light sensor inside.

Features

All the notifications from your smartphone are conveniently displayed on the smartwatch but the only gripe is that you can’t reply to the messages. Although, incoming calls can be accepted with the flick of a wrist.

Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Pace is certified with IP67 which means it’s waterproof and dust resistant. You can safely take this smartwatch with you as an all-weather companion.

An inbuilt barometer will let you know the atmospheric pressure that might be useful for those who is into activities such as trekking.

GPS tracking helps you to track your movements in real time. In addition to GPS, there’s the Russian GLONASS support to make the tracking more precise and accurate.

Battery Life

Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit smartwatch. It will last you up to a whopping 11 days continuous usage on a single charge.

As you have guessed already, with GPS turned on, it will drop but not too much.
10 days of battery life on a smartwatch is too much to ask, isn’t it?

Verdict

If you want an all-weather smartwatch that will last for days on a single charge, the Amazfit Pace is the one you should be checking out.

With the special monochrome display that gets darker with the increase in light striking the surface, this is one of the most legible smartwatches you can wear outdoor. With GPS tracking built-in, you won’t get lost wandering in the woods or desert with this smartwatch.

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IP68 certified

R

Up to 14 days battery life

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GPS tracking

Q

No ambient light sensor

Q

Can’t reply to the notifications

Specifications

Strap MaterialSilicone
Operating Systemsupports iOS/Android
Touch Screen1.34″ transflective
Memory (RAM/Storage)512MB / 4GB
Battery280mAh, upto 11 days

3. TCL Movetime

Best Value for Money Smart Watch
Best Value for Money Smartwatch
  • 400 X 400 pixels AMOLED display
  • IP67 certified smartwatch
  • Decent battery life

TCL is traditionally popular in India for their budget LED TVs and they have some of the most popular televisions in the market to their credit.

The same TCL has now ventured into the smart wearable market with a budget smartwatch, the TCL Movetime, that doubles up as a fitness tracker as well.

Design and Build Quality

The TCL Movetime is a very attractive looking device with an elegant, aesthetically pleasing design.

The watch bezel is made of aluminium and the company has retained the raw look without any paint job on top of it, for good.

The ordinary style leather strap is black in colour and blends with the silver coloured bezel very well.

There is a slightly raised bump around the display which will guard it against minor scratches if anything unfortunate happens.

The power button located on the right side is very tactile and offers excellent click response.

Display

The TCL Movetime features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels.

This display is the best of the bunch we have seen on a smartwatch priced under Rs.10,000.

The larger resolution screen results in better-looking texts, images and animations.

The company has thrown in some sort of unnamed scratch resistance mechanism on this display, which is at least reassuring to know.

The brightness of this screen is a bit on the lower side, as expected from an AMOLED panel.

Features

For starters, this smartwatch from TCL comes with a heart rate sensor to monitor your metabolic activities.

There is the regular standard set of fitness features such as step counter, sedentary reminder and sleep monitor thrown into the mix.

Featuring both Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, this smartwatch can be easily paired with your smartphone or directly on to your Wi-Fi network without an intermediate device.

This device is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Although, there are some system level restrictions on iOS that strips off certain features from it.

The TCL Movetime has deep media and hardware integration with Android devices that lets it to control the media playback and act as a remote viewfinder of your smartphone camera.

This smartwatch is rated with IP67 certification. You can use this watch anywhere you want, whether in rains or in dust – but exercising a certain level of caution.

Battery Life

This budget smartwatch is powered by a 350mAH Li-Po battery which lasts up to two days depending upon your usage pattern.

This battery takes about two hours to charge completely from zero to full.

Verdict

The TCL Movetime is a value for money smartwatch that doubles up as a fitness tracker.

The AMOLED display, the heart rate sensor and a price of under Rs.6,000 makes this smartwatch an enticing option worth purchasing.

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Decent battery life

R

Media control feature

R

Aluminium bezel

Q

The screen is a bit dim outdoors

Specifications

Strap MaterialLeather
Operating Systemsupports iOS/Android
Touch Screen1.39″ AMOLED
Memory (RAM/Storage)16MB / 32MB
Battery350mAh, upto 2 days

4. Alcatel OneTouch Go

Best Smartwatch for Adventurers
Best Smartwatch for Adventure Lovers
  • Shockproof body
  • Micro USB charging
  • Heart rate sensor

Alcatel OneTouch Go is the ultimate traveller’s dream when it comes to owning a budget smartwatch.

This device comes with a lot of tailor-made features specifically designed with travellers and adventure lovers in mind.

Design and Build Quality

The Alcatel OneTouch Go has a polycarbonate bezel and a soft rubber strap that feels right on target when it comes to the build quality. The rubber strap is skin friendly and won’t cause any irritation to the skin when used for extended period of time.

Being an adventure-centric smartwatch, this device has a rugged design that accentuates into a muscular chassis with shockproof capabilities.

The quality of the materials used for construction is of very good quality, the overall feel ensures durability.

Display

The 1.22-inch display on this smartwatch is of IPS LCD type with a resolution of 240 x 204 pixels.

This display can project up to 262k colours and has excellent brightness. Being an IPS panel, the viewing angles are good as well.

For an adventure traveller, these two factors – brightness and viewing angles are very important when dealing with nature’s forces outdoors.

There is also an oleophobic coating over the display, which keeps water away from the screen when it is splashed on the watch.

The colours look vivid and the with the clever UI design, the low resolution is kind of masked to become unnoticed.

Features

Similar to the regular smartwatches in the market, the Alcatel Go Touch features a Bluetooth v4.0 protocol to communicate with your smartphone.

The connection is pretty stable within the range of 10m.

Push notifications from the smartphone arrive without any delay and you can get notified of all social network interactions realtime on the go without having the need to take a break and peek into the phone.

There are the regular media control and smartphone remote shutter button functions that enhances the usability of this device.

Sensors

The Alcatel OneTouch Go comes with a slew of useful sensors that makes it your perfect companion on an adventure trip.

Equipped with altimeter, you are no longer confused about the hike you’re doing. The heart rate monitor at the back monitors your heart rate to ensure everything is fine.

The E-compass make sure that you don’t lose your way in the never-ending trails. There are additional features such as a gyro and accelerometer that will track the distances covered.

Battery Life

The Alcatel OneTouch Go is powered by a 225mAh Li-Po battery. This battery is rated to last for about 2 days of moderate usage.

And, one more thing to make the traveller in you happy, this device charges via a micro USB port. This means you can use your power bank or laptop to juice up this watch on the move, effortlessly.

Verdict

The Alcatel OneTouch Go is a tailor-made smartwatch for travellers and adventure sports enthusiasts.

The rugged design and the plethora of useful sensors inside makes it a very useful wearable to carry with you in your trips.

R

Rugged design

R

Oleophobic layer coated display

R

IP67 certified

Q

Not suited for those with thin wrists

Specifications

Strap MaterialLeather
Operating Systemsupports iOS/Android
Touch Screen1.22″ IPS
Memory (RAM/Storage)
Battery225mAh, upto 2 days

5. KingWear Kimi KW18

Standout From The Crow
Standout from the Crowd
  • Best for those with large wrists
  • Doubles up as a fitness tracker
  • Loud and clear speaker

King Wear is a Chinese company that has been making smartwatches since its inception.

Their smartwatches stood out from the rest, thanks to special UI that they try to implement on their devices.

Design and build quality

The company tries to provide a quality smartwatch experience at an affordable price point without skimping much on features.

The looks of this smartwatch are stylish with bezels having a titanium dark grey finish treatment given to it.

The strap material used in this smartwatch is rubber.

Display

Kimi KW18 features a large 1.3″ display that stands out from the pack.

This makes the smartwatch look bulky and is suitable for those with large hands which will otherwise look chunkier on the hand.

Hardware features

This smartwatch comes with a heart rate monitor at the back for measuring your heart rate.

Also accompanied by the heart rate monitor are a pedometer, sleep monitor sensor etc.

A pedantry reminder function is inbuilt for letting you set alerts for specific tasks.

A SIM card slot is present and accounted for and is placed on the side.

The speaker is placed at the bottom and is pretty loud without any noticeable distortions.

User Interface

A 350mAh battery powers the device and can last for about 10 -12 hours of heavy usage.

The UI design is very vibrant and intuitive that will let this smartwatch feels like an odd one out when compared to the thousands of similar Chinese smartwatches out there.

The UI design is very well thought out and the menus are easier and understandable to use.

Battery life

This smartwatch can be used with both iOS and Android devices or as a standalone device as it has cellular connectivity built in.

Verdict

The Kingwear Kimi is an affordable smartwatch with a very intuitive UI that offers the least learning curve among the smartphones at this price range.

Doubling up as a fitness tracker, this smartwatch offers a great level of versatility for the price at which is offered in the market.

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Cellular connectivity

R

Easy and clean UI

R

Pedantry reminder

Q

Bulky design

Q

Heavy

Specifications

Strap MaterialRubber
Operating Systemsupports iOS/Android
Touch ScreenYes. 1.3″ IPS
Memory (RAM/Storage)128MB / 64MB
Battery350mAh

This concludes our curated list of the best smartwatches available in the Indian market under Rs.10,000.

We have tried to include at least one entry in each category we feel is worth mentioning.

We hope this list will help you sort the decision you have been rolling inside your head for days.

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