Best Smartwatches Under Rs.10,000
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 convenience.
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 is 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.
1. Boltt Hawk
Overall Best Pick
- Best for all weather use
- Suited for adventure junkies
- Rich in features
Boltt is an Indian company headquartered in Noida, UP that mainly concentrates on smart wearable segment in the country.
The Boltt Hawk is an Android powered smartwatch that has support for independent cellular connectivity.
Design and build quality
The design of this smart watch is rather similar to others in the market.
However, the quality of materials used for construction is of better quality and the difference is quite evident.
The Circular dial has a stainless steel trim around it and the rubber strap comfortably fits snug on the wrist.
This smartwatch from Boltt comes with 42 built-in watch faces for you to select from. Sadly you can’t customize the watch faces and you will have to use as it is.
The Bolt Hawk is compatible with both Android smartphones as well as iOS devices.
Bluetooth 4.0 protocol ensures that both the host and the guest consumes minimal power.
This device comes with a plethora of workout options. There’s a sport mode that supports seven types of activities ranging from running to jogging to marathon.
The company has included an inbuilt GPS sensor to track and record your location, an altimeter to measure the height and even a barometer for identifying the atmospheric pressure.
Since the smartwatch do come with a compass sensor, the accuracy of GPS is quite good and the navigation works effortlessly.
Camera and water resistance
If you somehow want to snap a quick picture during your workout or adventure trip, there’s a 2MP camera up front which does just that. Don’t expect anything spectacular though.
Finally, this device is IP68 certified.
This means that you can take out this smartwatch outside during rains without any fear of getting damaged making it an excellent adventure trip companion.
Speaking about the battery life, this smart watch lasted for about 26 hours of continuous usage on our tests.
If you use GPS and cellular connectivity extensively, expect this number to fall well below.
The Bolt Hawk is an smart watch that features independent telephony hardware that enables you to use this as a standalone device without the need of pairing with a smartphone.
The large selection of inbuilt-watch faces will let you select the style which suits you.
This gives a fresh and new look for the watch and you will never feel the same everyday.
With a battery life well over a day, this is currently the best smartwatch money can buy under Rs.10,000
2. Xiaomi Huami Amazfit
- Perfect for all weather usage
- Excellent sunlight legibility
- Suited for adventure activities
Although a different band, Huami operated under Xiaomi independently and delivers the same quality with affordability motto that the parent company has proved with its device lineup.
Amazfit pace bit lite is the entry-level smart watch model from Huami that has some nice tricks up its sleeve to impress the users.
Design and build quality
The Huami Amazfit Bip Lite is designed to resemble the popular Pebble smartwatch.
The body is made of plastic and the design cue is borrowed from the design textbooks from the famous Japanese brand Casio.
The strap material is silicone and feels durable and comfortable to wear.
The display of Amazfit Bip Lite is interesting in many aspects.
The screen gets brighter with the amount of light that hits the surface, thanks to the LCD display with a monochrome layout.
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.
All the notifications from your smartphone are conveniently displayed on the smartwatch but the only gripe is that you cant reply to the messages.
Although, incoming calls can be accepted with the flick of a wrist.
Xiaomi Huami Amaze fit is certified IP68 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 real time.
Battery life is the best aspect of the Huami Amazfit smartwatch.
It will last you up to a whopping 14 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?
If you love adventure sports and want an all weather smartwatch that will last for days on a single charge, the Amazfit 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 perfectly legible smartwatches outdoors.
With GPS tracking built-in, you won’t easily get lost wandering in the woods or desert for sure with this smartwatch.
3. Huawei Metis – B19
Fitness Oriented Smartwatch
- Perfect for health conscious consumers
- Display with good outdoor legibility
- Trusted brand name
Huawei is not just another Chinese brand.
They have been showered with praises for their Android Wear-powered smartwatches and here they are, with an entry-level budget fitness band smartwatch bridge.
Design and build quality
The Huawei Metis B19 has a metallic rounded dial with a silicone strap.
From a distance the Metis B19 looks like a traditional analog watch which is a good thing for many.
The build quality is good with smooth edges and detailed machinings on the dial. The strap feels solid but lightweight and comfortable.
Since this is a unisex smartwatch, the Huawei Metis B19 can be used by men and women alike.
The Metis – B19 comes with a circular dial with a 1.2″ LCD touchscreen display.
The display itself is a monochrome one with sufficiently deep blacks that almost resemble an OLED screen.
The icons are large and the digits stand out, helping with the overall viewability of the device.
The interface is minimal with vertical swipes being the main mode of navigation within the menu.
The learning curve is negligible, that any user will be comfortable with using the smartwatch right out of the box.
Huawei Metis – B19 comes with a cradle charger instead of the normal magnetic charger that fits well.
The device doesn’t accidentally slides off the charging dots.
An always-on heart rate monitor is present in this smartwatch to monitor your heart rate 24 x 7.
This feature is a great boon for those health conscious fitness freaks out there.
The company claims up to 6 days of battery life with the device but users have reported getting around 10 days which is quite an interesting anomaly.
Notifications can be viewed on the display but are not actionable.
For that, you need to take out your smartphone to reply.
According to us, having a rounded dial is a desirable trait for any smartwatch out there.
The Metis B19 has a great looking dial supplemented by a textured silicone strap which blends with the design very well.
If you don’t mind the lack of a native GPS support, the Metis B19 from Huawei is a compelling product providing a week worth of battery on a single charge.
4. Watchout Black Zebra
Best Budget Smartwatch
- Great for outdoor usage
- Best suited with Android phones
- Comfortable leather strap
Watchout is an Indian company that specializes in smart wearable segment at an affordable price point.
The Black Zebra is one of the premium smartwatches from the company which usually concentrates on affordable entry level wearable devices.
Design and build quality
The overall design of this smartwatch is very attractive.The design looks stylish and trendy.
The removable leather strap screams premium and is comfortable to wear than the plastic ones.
The strap is removable and can be swapped with any compatible straps that you would like to use with this smartwatch.
This is a great option to have as different people will have different preferences and for those who don’t like the leather, can opt for a different materiale easily and in no time.
The Black Zebra features a circular dial with a 1.22 inch 240 x 240-pixel resolution.
The display is very bright but the anti-reflective coating on top of the display is mediocre.
This will let the light reflect from the screen to your eyes and looking at this display on a bright sunny day will be cumbersome.
Sensors such as a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep monitor etc are available for those health conscious buyers.
The accuracy of the heart rate monitor in this device is a notch higher than the rest of its competitors.
The smartwatch is water-resistant and can survive light splashes without any problem.
The Watchout Black zebra has a 300mAh lithium-ion battery that takes up to 2 hours to completely charge up from the empty state.
The company claims the smartwatch will last for about 1 – 1.5 days of continuous usage.
Watchout wearables Black Zebra has one of the most precise heart rate monitor we’ve tested in this price segment.
With a leather strap on board, this is one of the best smartwatches which is priced less than most of its competitors but comes loaded with features.
Barring from the highly reflective display, this smartwatch is definitely one of the better ones priced under Rs.10,000 available in the market.
5. Fossil Q Nate
- Suited for analogue watch lovers
- Impeccable design and robust built
- 2-year international warranty
Watch nerds might have at least heard once about Fossil.
Yes, the revered American watchmaker which we all adore.
The company has introduced the Fossil Q Nate in the Indian market which is a hybrid smartwatch that supports both Android and iOS devices.
Design and build quality
The build quality, in one word, is exceptional.
You get all the goodies that you’d expect from a world class watch manufacturer.
The stainless steel dial with accentuated edges and the leather strap with contrast stitching makes this watch look stylish as ever before.
Hybrid smartwatch – What is it?
Let’s discuss a bit about the hybrid smartwatch.
This hybrid smartwatch is actually an analogue watch with some smart functions baked into it.
So if you’re a fan of analog watches and would like to have some extended features rather than a completely digital touchscreen, this is it.
This smartwatch can be paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
There are three programmable buttons on the watch dial that can be used as a one-touch function key to control various functions on your smartphone.
Fossil Nate Q also notifies you of incoming calls and message notifications by vibrations.
You can also set the dials inside to move to a particular digit to differentiate between the notifications from different apps.
Unique selling point ( USP)
One of the most useful functions of this hybrid smartwatch is the automatic time zone update feature.
If you’re a frequent traveler, the task of adjusting your watch according to the local timezone is a quirky affair.
With this watch, it senses your location when paired with the Bluetooth and automatically adjusts the time accordingly. How sweet!
Battery inside this smartwatch needs no frequent recharging.
Although when it dies out eventually, you’ll have to replace the button cell inside.
Those who love the revered Fossil brand should definitely try checking this one out.
Hybrid watches combine the best of both worlds and for those who don’t want to be overwhelmed by the plethora of confusing features, this is the best bet to enjoy some of the enhanced usability of an analogue watch.
With the button cell battery inside, frequent charging isn’t required which is a great feature that will spike interest in those frequent travelers.
6. KingWear Kimi KW18
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.
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.
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.
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.
This smartwatch can be used with both iOS and Android devices or as a standalone device as it has cellular connectivity built in.
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.
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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