Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000

by | Sep 10, 2018

From TV’s to Air conditioners and even light bulbs, every other gadget is turning smart nowadays.

So why leave watches out of this “smart” craze, right?

With the increased number of OEMs stepping in to the market, the competition in smartwatches has intensified and the costs have considerably came down.

This provides a lot of choices for the end user.

In this article, we recommend you some of the best budget smartwatches that you can purchase under Rs.5,000 in India.

Best Smartwatches Under Rs.5,000

1. Watchout Black ZebraOverall Best Pick
2. Noise LoopRunner-Up Pick
3. SKMEI GS10347Best Fitness Based Smartwatch
4. Captcha T11Best Build-Quality
5. Noise EdgeBest Value For Money
6. Globe Trak Kids WatchBest Kids Smartwatch
7. VibeX GT08(e)Apple Watch Clone
8. Noise Turbo BlackBest Budget Smartwatch

1. Watchout Black Zebra

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • 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 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.

Display

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.

Hardware

This smartwatch is powered by a MediaTek processor and runs on Nucleus OS which supports both Android and iOS connectivity.

The closed nature of iOS limits the functionality of the smartwatch but with Android, everything works fine.

Features

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.

Battery life

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.

Verdict

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.

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Premium design and build quality
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Accurate heart rate sensor
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Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
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No SIM card connectivity
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Anti-reflective coating quality is mediocre

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialLeather
SIM CardNo
Battery300 – mAh
Memory128 MB ROM, 64 MB RAM
CameraNo
Warranty3 Months

2. Noise Loop

Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Attractive design
  • Best suited for youth
  • Company warranty
Noise is an established player in the market with products ranging from wireless speakers to mobile accessories.

Noise loop is a budget smartwatch offering from the company that will appeal to the budget conscious yet quality striving consumers out in the wild.

Design and build quality

The design looks modern and minimal.

The Loop will perfectly match those office goers as well the casual consumers who use it as a style statement.

Display and water resistance

Noise Loop features a circular dial with a 1.3 inch HD IPS capacitive display having a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

The Noise loop is water resistant up to 10m, so light rains won’t pose a threat to the device.

The company has added a motion manager with gesture support that will greatly enhance the usability of this device.

Connectivity

On the connectivity front, this smartwatch uses Bluetooth 3.0 to pair with the devices, be it Android or iOS.

For iOS, the controls can be managed with the help of MediaTek smart devices app .

For Android smartphones, SmartWear App from the play store can be downloaded free of cost.

Third party apps

Users can customize the smartwatch by downloading third-party watch faces through the smart wear app.

There are a few third-party apps that can be installed on the smartwatch such as a Yahoo! weather app but the selection is pretty minimal.

Battery life

Powering the Noise Loop is a 280mAh Lithium-ion battery.

The company claims that the battery will last for a day even with heavy usage.

Those who are OK with leaving the smartwatch to charge overnight shouldn’t be worried about this.

But with those who might take this out with them on long trips, do carry a powerbank if you want to continue using the watch always.

Verdict

The Noise Loop budget smartwatch features a good display on board thats bright enough to be used in the direct sunlight effortlessly.

The motion gesture support will help the display to turn off when idle which will save a lot of battery.

The company being from India, also provides good customer service and problems get sorted within a reasonable time frame.

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Great display
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Motion gesture support
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Build quality
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Power consuming Bluetooth 3.0
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Average Microphone quality

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
Battery280 –  mAh
Memory64 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
CameraNo
Warranty6 Months on software issues

3. SKMEI GS10347

Best fitness Based Smartwatch
Best Fitness Based Smartwatch
  • Best for fitness freaks
  • Withstand small water splashes
  • Real time activity tracking
SKMEI is a Chinese manufacturer specialized in making smartwatches pertaining to different audience across the globe.

The SKMEI GS10347 is more of a fitness based smartwatch that’s priced reasonably in the Indian market.

Design and build quality

This smartwatch comes with a khaki colored strap which looks very much appealing considering the black color of the circular dial.

The construction is robust and feels very solid.

Connectivity and hardware

Just as other smartwatches in the category, the SKMEI GS10347 can connect with your smartphone and pull the notifications such as calls, messages and calendar entries.

However there isn’t a SIM card slot for independent cellular connectivity.

There’s is an optical heart rate monitor on this device that gives pretty much accurate readings on your heart beats.

Real-time activity tracking feature will let you strictly follow the plans according to the schedule and helps to stay fit.

Nifty features like turn the wrist to check the display works well off the shelf. This feature saves a lot of battery as well.

Spy camera

This smartwatch can double up as a spy remote if you want it to.

When paired with your smartphone, using the remote camera option, the device can click pictures and capture videos using the smartphone cameras stealthily.

One of the main advantages of this fitness smartwatch is that the quality of sensors used inside are of much better quality compared to the rest.

Battery life

Speaking of the battery, the 160 mAh cell inside can last up to 8 days on a single charge.

The magnetic induction charging makes the process of plugging in the device a pleasant experience.

 Verdict

The SKMEI smartwatch is more of a fitness based device rather than just a smartwatch for checking time and notifications.

Fitted with a heart rate sensor, one of the main omissions the company has made is that of a SIM card connectivity.

Fitness freaks would anyday prefer a heart rate sensor than a SIM card for sure.

If you love to have a fitness oriented smartwatch under an affordable budget, this device is a good choice.

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Solid build
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Accurate sensors
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Good battery life
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No SIM slot
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Look bulky

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
Battery8 – mAh
Memory
CameraNo
Warranty

4. Captcha T11

Best Build-Quality
Best Build-Quality
  • 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 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 the 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 up on 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 an 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

Water ResistantNo
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardNo
Battery250 – mAh
Memory32 MB ROM, 32 MB RAM
CameraNo
Warranty1 Year warranty

5. Noise Edge

Best Value For Money
Best Value for Money
  • Swiss knife among the smartwatches
  • Suited for fashion enthusiasts
  • UI is easy to navigate
Noise is an established player in the market with products ranging from wireless speakers to mobile accessories.

Noise Edge is a connectivity centric budget smartphone offering from Noise with cellular connectivity inbuilt.

Design and display

Noise Edge features a square dial with a silicon strap that wraps around the hands quiet snug.

The display is nothing to write about but, the tiled interface makes up for it.

The icons are big and easy to see and the menus are less cluttered.

Hardware features

This smartwatch features a camera on the side that can take occasional photos as well as videos if the need arises.

The quality of the camera is nothing to brag about, but still, the feature is present there for you to use.

With 128MB RAM, the OS performs well without any hiccups and the transitions are smooth.

Connectivity 

The Noise Edge features a sim card slot that enables the device to be used independently without the need to pair up with a smartphone to makes calls or send texts.

A micro SD card at the back will help in the memory department to let you carry around your music.

Battery life

Powering all these functions is a 300mAh Lithium-ion battery that will last for up to 2 days of continuous usage.

If you use the smartwatch for cellular operations such as voice calling, the battery life may drop to about 10-12 hours further.

Verdict

The Noise Edge can be termed as a standalone communication device that features SIM card facility to carry out calls without the need to have your smartphone in hand.

Addition of camera, though not of much quality is a welcome feature at this althought we honestly don’t know what use it might be for.

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Cellular connectivity inbuilt
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Camera
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Expandable sd card slot
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Average display

Specifications

Water ResistantNo
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM CardYes
Battery300 – mAh
Memory64 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
CameraYes
Warranty6 Months on software issues

6. Globe Trak Kids Watch

Best Kids Smart watch
Best Kids Smartwatch
  • Suited for kids of age 3+ years
  • Route playback on smartphone
  • SOS alerts
You wouldn’t expect a kids watch in an article titled “Best smartwatches” but here we’re, adding an unexpected entry that you might be interested to check out.

Location tracking

The Globe Trak kids smart watch does what it’s name suggests – tracks your kids. The company even claims that this device is the World’s smallest real time GPS device.

This smartwatch is perfect for Kids of three years and above. It’s not only about the tracking but also has many useful features.

Sleep monitoring

Sleep monitoring is one such feature that lets you track your Kids sleep.

Adequate sleep is of utmost importance to anyone, be it kids or adults.

Understanding your Kids sleeping will let you plan their schedule for studies and leisure time accordingly.

Connectivity

This smartwatch takes in a SIM card that lets you communicate with the child over the air, even while at distant places.

There are two quick dial keys that can be programmed to call in case of an emergency.

The GPS + LBS tracking is quite accurate but the signal levels drop considerably while inside a building.

There is also the option to play back the route your kid has taken via the app available for this device on various app stores.

Verdict

Safety of our kids is always one of the number one priority of any parents.

If you feel the need to track your kids movements for his/her own safety, the Globe Trak kids smartwatch will let you do the same.

Accurate GPS tracking and one touch SOS function will let you know the location and communicate with the kid in case of any emergency.

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Real time tracking
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Sleep monitoring
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Bulky design for a three year old

Specifications

Water ResistantNo
Strap MaterialRubber
SIM CardYes
Battery2 – mAh
Memory
CameraNo
Warranty

7. VibeX GT08(e)

Apple Watch Clone
Apple Watch Clone
  • Apple fanboys rejoice!
  • Best suited with Android phones
  • Anti-lost feature built in
Vibe is a Chinese company that makes smart wearable with a design language inspired (cough!) from the giants like Apple and Samsung.

It seems VibeX has not only taken the design cues from its big brother Apple but also the design as it is.

Design and build quality

The GT08(e) has a square dial resembling the Apple watch obviously with a less than inspiring display unit.

The watch ironically works best with Android  phones and the functionality is limited when used with an iOS device.

The rubberized strap is thick and resembles the Apple watch a lot.

Hardware features

The speakers are placed on the side, and the sound quality is decent.

There is a SIM slot at the back that will provide the smartwatch with cellular connectivity on the go.

A camera at the front lets you take uninspiring selfies that won’t look any better.

To take care of the undersized memory, there is an expansion slot at the back.

Anti-lost function

Anti-lost function on this smartwatch will let you find your phone at a tap of a button in case you have the habit of forgetting your phone.

This feature only works when both these devices are in the vicinity of each other.

Battery life

Powered by a 280mAh battery, this smartwatch will last for a day on light usage.

Verdict

If you love Apple products, especially the Apple watch, but doesn’t have the money in hand to own one, probably you should take a look at this device.

From a distance, it resembles the Apple watch and might satiate your soul at least for w while when someone asks about it.

Packed to the brim with features, this is one of the best Apple watch clone in the market that you can purchase under Rs.5,000.

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Cellular connectivity
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1.3MP camera
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Apple watch design
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Average screen quality
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Performance is not fluid

Specifications

Water ResistantYes
Strap MaterialRubber
SIm cardYes
Battery280 –  mAh
Memory64 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
CameraYes, 1.3MP
Warranty1 Year warranty

8. Noise Turbo Black

Best Budget Smartwatch
Best Budget Smartwatch
  • Best matched with party wears
  • Quality construction
  • Lightweight and easy to wear
Noise Turbo Black  is a budget smartwatch 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.

Build quality and design

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.

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.

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.

Display

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.

Hardware features

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 Noise Turbo Black can resist splashes of water but it is not fully water resistant.

Performance

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.

Connectivity

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.

Miscellaneous

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 smartwatch 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.

For using fitness features you have to install an app called “Fun Run” on your phone.

The smartphone and smartwatch can be connected through Bluetooth (BT3.0).

Battery life

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.

 Verdict

Go Noise Turbo Black provides a bunch of useful features that should be present on a budget smartwatch at an exciting price point.

The metallic looks and feels solid and gives a sense of durability when using the product.

Baked in with a lot of fitness tracking features, this is one of the best entry level smart watch worth considering for purchase.

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Affordable price
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All metal dial
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Fitness tracking capabilities
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Poor speaker and mic quality
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No heart rate monitor
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Not water resistant

Specifications

Water ResistantNo
Strap MaterialSilicone
SIM cardYes
Battery280 – mAh
Memory32 MB ROM, 32 MB RAM
CameraYes, 0.3MP
Warranty1 Month
This is our curated list of best smartwatches in India under Rs.5,000. Smartwatches tend to have a pricing anomaly between Rs.2000 and Rs.5000 and you will seldom find a good product.

We have tried our best to pick the ones you might be impressed within each category. If you’re looking for a top of the line flagship smartwatch, then do check out our article on the best smartwatches in India.

We hope this list will help you save time in making your purchase decision.

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