Best Smartwatches Under Rs.2,000
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!
1. Noise Turbo Black
Overall Best Pick
- Best for college goers
- Aesthetically pleasing design
- Smooth touch responsiveness
Our top pick for the best smartwatch under Rs.2,000 is Noise Turbo Black watch from the brand Go Noise.
This wonderfully designed budget smartwatch offers a plethora of functionalities at a reasonable price.
It can act as a smartphone on your wrist as well as a fitness tracker.
If you are looking for a well-built smartwatch or a fitness tracker band under Rs.2000, then you can easily go for the Noise Turbo Black.
A great thing about the Noise Turbo Black is that the manufacturers haven’t compromised on build quality at all and they have designed it as a fashion accessory that you can wear with confidence.
Let’s have a detailed look at the smartwatch, its pros and cons.
The Noise Turbo Black sports a metallic dial with 1.22-inch circular HD IPS display.
The display has a resolution of 240*240 pixels.
The dial quality looks premium because of its metallic finish.
The crafting and metal sandblasting of the dial are impressive.
There are 3 watch faces (clock display style) for the Noise turbo black and the touch sensitivity of the display was smooth.
There is a 0.3MP standalone camera on top of its dial.
On the right side of the watch, there are 2 tactile buttons where one act as a home/sleep button and the other as a back button.
On the left side of the watch, you have a micro USB charging port and microphone.
On the back side of the watch, we have a speaker, SIM card slot, SD card slot and battery compartment.
The strap of the watch is made out of silicone rubber which can be a turn off for many people.
The watch is very lightweight and weighs just 64 grams.
The Noise Turbo Black can resist splashes of water but it is not fully water resistant.
Overall the dial and display look good for a cheap budget smartwatch under Rs.2000, but the strap quality was not really up to the mark.
The Noise Turbo Black is running on a MediaTek 6261 chipset and Nucleus OS.
It has a 32 MB RAM and a 32 MB ROM which can be expanded up to 32 GB.
The device has certain sensors like Pedometer sensor to count the number of steps and Motion sensor to set gestures.
This smartwatch has a SIM card and memory card slot.
You can insert a SIM card to call directly from your Noise Turbo Black.
A drawback here though is that it only supports 2G connectivity.
The device comes with 280mAh battery that takes 2 hours to charge from 0-100%.
Go Noise claims that the battery lasts up to 1 day but the actual standby time was approximately 10 hours.
When SIM card is inserted and used as a phone, the battery backup will be even lesser.
So in battery front, the performance is not that great.
The Noise Turbo Black offers a number of functions such as – make and receive calls, get social media alerts, read text messages, play music, set an alarm clock and use a calculator.
It has the anti-lost feature that detects when it goes away from a connected smartphone.
You can use the smartwatch as a remote camera to click pictures on your phone through smartwatch.
Fitness band features like step motion meter, sedentary reminder and sleep tracker which accurately monitors your health is present in this budget smartwatch under Rs.2000.
For this to work, you have to install the Fun Run App from play store on your smartphone and connect to your watch via Bluetooth.
You can track the calories you burnt through this app and get many insights into a healthy life.
The Noise turbo black is compatible with smartphones running on Android 4.3 Jellybean and above.
|Dial||Circular – Metal|
2. Meya Happy Y1
- Best for indoor use
- Acts as a remote for your smartphone
- Decent display quality
Meya Happy Y1 is an entry level smartwatch that’s suitable for males as well as females alike.
This smartwatch features a circular dial and a comfortable strap that’s made of high quality silicon material. The textured dial perimeter renders a premium feel to the watch.
The strap has optimally spaced holes to adjust the fit in your hands. Whatever be the size of your wrist, this smart watch fits snug in hand.
Being a comparatively lightweight watch weighing at around 110g, it can be worn without any discomfort.
Inside this smartwatch is a 1.3Ghz Quad-core processor, the details of which is relatively vague. This is to be expected from a cheap Chinese manufacturer.
The display on this device is decently bright enough to be legible outdoors. Also, the touch responsiveness seems to be fine.
The Meya Happy Y1 comes with 4G SIM support that will let you use this device as a standalone communication tool.
Usual functions that are expected to be present on entry-level smartwatches are present and accounted for. Sleep monitoring function works surprisingly well.
There is a built-in pedometer on this watch but the calculation of steps taken is a bit off. Sometimes the system fails altogether to register the steps taken.
This smartwatch doubles up as a remote for your smartphone. You can control the notifications from social media apps as well as system applications such as phone dialer and messages.
What we liked the most about this smartwatch is the music player remote. With this app you can control the player on the phone without having to take it out from the pocket while playing a song.
On compatibility front, the Meya Happy Y1 works fine with both Android and iPhone alike.
Battery life might be one of the most important concern for any smartwatch user. This smartwatch lasts for a day on moderate usage and much less if you use it heavily.
|Strap||High grade silicon|
|Compatibility||Android and iOS|
|Warranty||7 days replacement warranty|
3. Eleapio Kids Smartwatch
Best Kids Smartwatch
- Perfect birthday gift for your Kids
- Attractive color options
- Robust call filtering feature
Eleapio is a relatively unknown Chinese company here in India. The company has recently launched a kids-centric smartwatch in that costs just around Rs.2,000.
Why does your Kid need a smartwatch you may ask?
For starters, there’s a dedicated SOS button on this watch that can be programmed to send messages and calls to specified number in a single click.
If you Kid, unfortunately, is in any danger or need any kind of assistance, all he/she would have to do is press the button once and you’ll get notified.
There is a filter option that comes with the watch that lets you pre-set some numbers to be allowed to call to this smart watch. All other incoming calls are filtered out. This function keeps strangers and other spam calls to your kids at bay.
One of the most important feature of a Kids smartwatch is the location tracker. This Eleapio smartwatch combines GPS and LBS (Location Based Services) to track your kid accurately.
The SeTracker application, available in Play store and App store will let you track the movements of your Kids in real time via your smartphone or tablet.
In short, this Kids smartwatch from Eleapio addresses some of the social consequences that might make you paranoid otherwise.
Talking about the design, the Eleapio smartwatch comes in different bright colours. The square dial and the strap color bends seamlessly. Strap material is rubber and the quality doesn’t feel cheap either.
The company provides three months of warranty on this smart watch. Remember, this isn’t exactly a smartwatch for convenience but rather for the safety of your kids.
|Compatibility||Android and iOS|
4. Bingo T50
Beautifully Designed Smartwatch
- Suited for health conscious consumers
- Looks similar to a normal watch
- Supports Android as well as iOS
The Bingo T50 smartwatch is a beautifully crafted watch that has sold numerous units in India.
Bingo has designed this watch carefully starting with the dial design.
The dial is made of stainless steel material that is rust-proof and corrosion resistant.
It has a 2.8-inch touch display with 240*240 pixel resolution.
The strap is made of rubber with a textured look.
The Bingo T50 Smartwatch can be connected through Bluetooth with a smartphone.
It can also function as a phone by inserting a SIM card.
The Watch can be connected with smartphones operating on Android and iOS.
Bear in mind this is not a waterproof watch though I felt that they should have done that.
The Bingo T50 has a 128MB RAM and 64MB ROM under the hood.
The memory can be expanded up to 16 GB.
The biggest positive of Bingo T50 is its battery.
It packs a solid 380mAh battery that has a continuous talk time of 4 hours and a standby time of 180 hours.
This is one of the best smartwatches under Rs.2000 in terms of battery life.
The Bingo T50 has an array of features one would expect from a smartwatch.
It also has many fitness-centric features under its belt.
It contains a heart rate sensor to monitor your heart condition.
This budget smartwatch sport features such as sleep monitor, pedometer to count steps, sedentary reminder and calorie count indicator.
All in all, this is a great budget smartwatch that you can buy with fitness band features under Rs.2000 in India.
|Dial||Square – Nano toughened Glass Screen|
5. Enew DZ09
Entry Level Smartwatch Pick
- 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. ‘
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Compatibility||Android and iOS|
6. Estar Smartwatch
Budget Apple Watch Clone
- Suited for budget constrained Apple fanboys
- Easy to clip rubber strap
The Estar smartwatch is a budget clone of the very popular Apple Watch at under Rs.2000.
Even though it is a knock-off watch, it does pack a lot of punch.
The watch weighs just around 100g only and it is one of the lightest smartwatches under Rs.2000.
Starting from the design, the watch is made as a carbon copy of Apple Watch with low-quality materials.
The dial is made in a square shape and has digital “crown” to scroll and zoom just like Apple Watch.
The dial is made of metal and the strap is rubber.
The Estar smartwatch has a 1.2-inch touch display with 320*320 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.
This enables it to function as a fitness band as well even though with a limited functionality.
The EStar has a battery backup of approximately a single day.
All in all, this knock-off Apple Watch under Rs.2000 is a great way to fool your friends.
7. Captcha Y11
- Standalone communication device
- Best for tech savvy nerds
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Captcha Y11 has a battery with 4 hours of continuous talk time.
At standby, it can last more than a day.
Overall, the combination of Smartwatch+Bluetooth headset is a compelling reason to go with this budget smartwatch under Rs.2000
|Dial||Square – Metal|
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 under Rs.2000, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below. Cheers!