Best Smartwatches Under Rs.2,000

by | Nov 14, 2018

Wearable technology and smartwatches have seen a considerable growth in recent years thanks to Apple Watch, Samsung Gear and Fitbit.

We have done a lot of research on wearable devices off lately and decided to bring you a recommended list of smartwatches under various budgets, the first article being the one about smartwatches under Rs.2,000.

We hope this article would let you have a glimpse of what the market has to offer you on such a tight budget.

Let’s start! Here are the best smartwatches under Rs.2,000 you can buy in India.

1. Portronics Yogg X Overall Best Pick
2. Captcha T11Runner Up Pick
3. Enew DZ09Entry Level Smartwatch
4. Gazzete A1 SilverApple Watch Clone
5. Captcha Y11Value for Money Smartwatch

1. Portronics Yogg X

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Vibrant and bright OLED display
  • Magnetic charging dock
  • Bluetooth v4.0

Portronics is a familiar brand to many, thanks to their popular Bluetooth speakers and computer accessories lineup.

The Yogg X from Portronics is an entry level smartwatch that doubles up as a cheap fitness tracker.

Design and Build Quality

The Portronics Yogg X has a minimal yet elegant design that looks very attractive in hand.

The rounded aluminium watch face blends very well with the rubber strap material. This strap features a hole and pin mechanism to wrap around your wrist.

The quality of the strap material is excellent. The soft rubber is gentle with the skin and won’t cause rashes or irritations when worn for extended periods of time.

The watch face has a glossy circular ring around for aesthetic purposes which makes this smartwatch look way too premium.

Display

The Portronics Yogg X features a 1.2-inch touch-enabled OLED display, which is a first of its kind in this price segment.

OLED displays offer excellent contrast levels as they turn off the pixels on a black background, making the image/text look sharper and more vivid.

The display on the Yogg X is very much visible even when it’s used outdoors on a bright sunny day.

The OLED technology also helps save battery as the number of pixels lit up during a specific time period is less than those in the LCD panels.

The only downside about this display is that it isn’t a coloured display and has a single blue output. However, the blue accent on a totally dark background looks awesome in a sense.

Smart Features

This budget smart watch has fitness-related features and smart connectivity graciously fused into an elegant watch form factor.

The smart wristband functions of this device include step meter, calorie burn calculator, distance measurement and sleep monitoring.

These functions may be rudimentary when compared with the dedicated fitness bands, but remember this is a smartwatch and these features aren’t its first preferences, to begin with.

The Portronics Yogg X has Bluetooth v4.0 support which helps it to get connected with your smartphone with minimal energy consumption.

You can use the Yogg X app from the play store to set the sync for the messages and calls notification on this smartwatch. You can also get notifications from social networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp on this device.

Additionally, there’s the anti-lost function that will locate your phone if it is present in the vicinity of Bluetooth range of the smartwatch.

Battery Life

This device is powered by a 55mAh Li-ion battery. The battery takes two hours to charge from the empty state and lasts for 8-9 hours of screen on time.

Charging this device is incredibly easy, thanks to the magnetic dock on which the watch can be placed directly. There is no need to remove the watch module from the strap.

Verdict

The Portronics Yogg X is the best-branded smartwatch available in the Indian market for a budget around Rs.2,000.

The bright, vivid OLED display and the convenient magnetic charging port makes this device pit firmly against the competitors and claim the top spot.

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Brand value

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Soft and comfortable rubber strap

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Anti-lost feature

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No colour display

Specifications

StrapRubber
Battery Life8-9 Hours
Display1.2-inch OLED
Warranty1 Year

2. Captcha T11

Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Suited for outdoor activities
  • Attractive dial design
  • Auto sync feature works great

Captcha is a Chinese smart wearable manufacturer that makes high-quality smartwatches at a very aggressive price bracket.

Captcha T11 is one such offering from the company with an amazing build quality and stylish design.

Even in the features department, Captcha does not skimp and provides useful additions to the operating system on their own.

Design and Build Quality

The T11 has a rounded dial and a fairly decent screen with acceptable brightness levels.

The design of this smartwatch is aesthetically pleasing and the overall build feels premium due to the quality material used for construction.

The sturdy feels offers a peace of mind realizing that a couple of falls won’t hamper the usability of the device.

User Interface

The user interface of this device is very intuitive and easy to navigate around.

Even first-timers can use the smartwatch without having the need to go through the supplied user manual.

This device mainly caters to the Android users as iOS devices limit the functionalities that this smartwatch offers.

Features

This smartwatch has an interesting feature called wrist massage that will utilize the vibration motor inside to gently massage your wrist.

Albeit being a battery hogging process, this is definitely a welcome addition to the category.

There is also a heart rate monitor to measure your pulse and a body sensor to map the temperature.

Sync

The Captcha T11 can be easily paired with Android as well as an iOS device via Fun Do app or MediaTek smart device app on both the platforms.

The fitness data that is collected by the sensors on the device will automatically sync with the phone.

Battery Life

Captcha T11 is powered by a rechargeable 250mAh Li-ion battery inside.

This battery takes about three hours to charge up fully and lasts for about 10 hours on a single charge.

However with the cellular connectivity turned on, the battery lasts for about 4 hours or less depending upon the quality of the network.

Verdict

The Captcha T11 is an excellent device that comes with a great combination of build quality and features.

The weak battery being the only gripe, this device does perform well and has packed in a lot of features at a competitive price point.

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Sturdy build

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Wrist massager

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Bluetooth 4.1 consumes less power

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Battery backup

Specifications

StrapSilicone
Battery Life4-5 Hours
Display1.24-inch LCD
Warranty1 year

3. Enew DZ09

Bingo-U8
Best Under Rs.1,000
  • Value for money product
  • Memory expandability
  • Best suited with Android devices
Enew is yet another Chinese smartwatch manufacturer trying their luck in the Indian market.

The Enew DZ09 is a surprisingly low-priced smartwatch that offers great value for money features at a price tag of just Rs.654.

Design and build quality

This smartwatch features a square dial and resin band with an anti-slip design. This makes the strap fit tight on your wrist.

The main menu key is placed on the brush metal front plate that’s conveniently accessible.

The clasp holding the straps is made of stainless steel and is of high quality in itself.

Display

The 1.5-inch LCD display up front displays decent colours and exhibits average brightness.

If you’re to use this smartwatch in bright sunlight, readability may suffer a little.

Connectivity

This budget smartwatch can be connected to your phone via Bluetooth or by means of an independent 4G SIM card.

It can dial and receive calls and send messages on its own without the smartphone.

Hardware features

On the top of the square dial, the company has provided a 2.0MP camera that will let you take shots, but not of anything much useful.

Usual fitness features such as pedometer and exercise mileage calendar are present on this device and works as expected.

This smartwatch has a provision for increasing the internal memory up to 32GB via an added TF card.

Miscellaneous

Compatibility is one of the problems with many budget smartwatches.

Android OS has relatively lax security policies compared with the iOS and allows these smartwatches to be deeply integrated with the system.

Expect certain functionalities like notification push messages and Anti-lost tracker to not work when you pair this device with an iPhone or iPad.

Battery life

The Enew DZ09 has a promised battery life of about two days on a single charge.

With cellular connectivity turned on all the time, expect a significant decrease in these number as it will drain more power from the device.

Verdict

The Enew DZ09 is one of the most feature packed smartwatches priced under this budget.

Everything works as advertised and gives you the basic functionalities at a fraction of cost what the premium smartwatches retail for.

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Cheap
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2 MP camera
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4G SIM support
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Compatibility issues with iOS
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Average sunlight legibility

Specifications

StrapRubber
Battery Life5 Hours
Display1.7-inch TFT LCD
Warranty6 Months

4. Gazzete A1 Silver

Apple Watch Clone
Apple Watch Clone
  • 4G cellular connectivity
  • Easy to clip rubber strap
  • Has Low Energy Bluetooth v4.1

The Gazette A1 silver is a budget clone of the very popular Apple Watch priced under Rs.2,000.

Even though it is a knock-off watch, it does pack a lot of punch when it comes to features.

Design and Build Quality

The watch weighs just around 100g only and it is one of the lightest smartwatches under Rs.2,000.

Starting from the design, the watch is made as a carbon copy of Apple Watch.

The main watch body is made of stainless steel and has given a powdered silver coating to match the aesthetics of the original Apple watch.

The dial is made in a square shape and has digital “crown” to scroll and zoom just like Apple Watch.

The silicone strap is very flexible and offers excellent comfort and fit, thanks to the pin to hole mechanism.

Hardware Features

The Gazette A1 silver smartwatch has a 1.54-inch touch display with 320x320 pixel resolution.

You can connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth for getting push notifications and alert on your smartwatch.

The watch has many smartphone-like features such as Camera, SIM card, Accelerometer and Gyroscope sensor.

Fitness options like step counter, calorie calculator and sleep monitoring come standard with this smartwatch.

This Apple clone smartwatch has a 4G enabled SIM slot that adds support for cellular connectivity.

There is a memory expansion slot which can be used with an SD card to store music files.

Last but not the least the 2MP camera on the front is capable of occasional selfies despite its low resolution.

Battery Life

The Gazette A1 silver, with all its cellular connectivity options, provides a decent screen on time of about 6 hours per charge.

On light to medium usage without using the voice calls, you can expect this device to have a standby time of up to 2 days.

Verdict

If you’re all in for the Apple watch aesthetics under a budget, the Gazette A1 silver is your best bet.

Additionally, the cellular connectivity and other fitness features make this a pretty capable smartwatch just like the other competitors on the list.

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Excellent aesthetic appeal

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Comfortable silicone strap

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SD card expansion slot

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Awkwardly positioned camera

Specifications

StrapSilicone
Battery life6 Hours
Display1.54-inch LCD
WarrantyNo Warranty

5. Captcha Y11

Value for Money Smartwatch
Value for Money Smartwatch
  • Standalone communication device
  • Complementary Bluetooth headset
  • Bluetooth Low Energy

The Captcha Y11 is another good smartwatch you can consider under Rs.2,000.

A unique feature of this smartwatch is that it offers a Bluetooth headset inside the box.

Connectivity

The Captcha Y11 can function as a smartphone by inserting a SIM card or as connected to a smartphone.

The Bluetooth v4.1 for pairing smartwatch and phone is backwards compatible.

So it will connect with almost all the latest smartphone as well as the old ones.

Design and build quality

This watch is made up of a metallic square dial and a rubber strap.

It weighs just 118g. The 1.54-inch capacitive touchscreen display has a 240*240 pixel resolution.

The overall design and build quality are pretty good for a budget smartwatch under Rs.1500.

Hardware features

The Captcha Y11 has all the functionalities of a smartphone and some of the features of a fitness band.

With dedicated SIM card slots, you can use the smartwatch to make or answer calls or receive and send text messages.

The watch’s built-in speaker allows you to listen to your favourite music anywhere.

The Captcha Y11 smartwatch has some fitness-centric features.

Sleep pattern and daily step count are two important fitness activities that you need to keep a track of.

You can use this watch to do the same as it comes with a sleep monitor, a pedometer, and a sedentary reminder.

Battery life

The Captcha Y11 has a battery with 4 hours of continuous talk time.

At standby, it can last more than a day.

Verdict

Overall, the combination of Smartwatch+Bluetooth headset is a compelling reason to go with this budget smartwatch under Rs.2000

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Great design and build quality
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Bluetooth headset is provided
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1-year manufacturer warranty
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No heart rate monitor

Specifications

StrapRubber
Battery life5 Hours
Display1.54 inch LCD
Warranty1 Year

That sums up our list of the best smartwatches under Rs.2,000.

We hope that we have helped you pick the right product.

If you have a couple of thousand more to spend, be sure to check out our post on Best smartwatches under Rs.5,000 for more choices.

If you have any queries or if you think we have left out any great smartwatches, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

Cheers!