It seems that the era of Smartphones might be going to end in a few years, all thanks to the Smartwatches. Although, you can’t use the Smart watch as a standalone mobile phone as of now, the days are not too far away. Currently, we can see the growing trend of Smartwatches in the tech world. Not just for knowing the time, but one can use these wearable Smart watches to actually control their Smartphone like the Camera app, Call Acceptance or Rejection, Music player etc… Some watches even come with a built-in pedometer that can help in tracking the steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned.
Best SmartWatch India 2016
|Best Quality; Accurate Tracking||Apple Watch|
|First Choice||Moto 360 (2nd Gen)|
|Second Choice||Huawei Smartwatch|
|Best Battery Life||Pebble Time Steel Watch|
|Multi-Purpose Watch||TomTom Spark Cardio GPS Fitness Watch|
|Most Affordable||Intex IRIST Pro Smartwatch|
As of now, Apple Watch is the most popular Smartwatch that is available in the market for a starting price tag of $349 and goes up to a whopping $17000 for the gold variant. However, not many people could afford such pricey Smart watches. So, along with the Apple Watch, we’re also listing the best Smartwatch alternatives to the Apple Watch in India from the popular brands like Samsung, Sony, Pebble, TomTom, Huawei, Motorola etc…
Best SmartWatches above 30000 in India
If you’re looking for a luxury Smartwatch from one of the biggest brands in the world, then the Apple Watch is for you. This expensive piece of art is not only designed for geeks but for anyone with a love for designer watches. The watch comes with a 2.5D curved glass and meticulously cut edges which look great when you wear it. The display is great even under the direct sunlight. You also have the ability to change the watch faces according to your mood and liking. The health app provides accurate stats like steps, sleep quality, heart rate etc… The workout app allows you to track specific workouts like cycling, running and elliptical.
The only downside of this watch is that you’ll need to pair it only with an iPhone in order to receive the notifications. Else, if you don’t have an iPhone, then it is just another Smartband that can track your daily activities and shows time. The watch supports WiFi, Bluetooth and comes with magnetic charging cable and sport band.
Best Smartwatches under 20000 in India
#2.Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen)
The first device that comes to my mind when I talk about the best Smartwatches is the Moto 360, which comes with a 1.37 inch round display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. You can choose from a variety of watch faces based on your personal taste. You don’t have to always take your mobile out of your pocket just to find out you’ve received a text message. The Moto 360 will display all the notifications on its display screen. It is powered by Android Wear and you can use it to get navigation details from Google Maps. Just say ‘Ok Google’ and give commands to the watch to reply to a text message, add tasks to your To-do list etc…
The Moto 360 Android wear also comes with a built-in activity tracker that monitors all your daily activities and displays your goals on the watch’s display. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad core processor, coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage space. The connectivity options include Bluetooth v4.0 and WiFi. It is also dust and water resistant. There is a 300 mAh battery which gives you a full day of usage and comes with Wireless charging dock. You can also replace the watch straps depending on your style and mood.
#3.Huawei Smartwatch with Leather Strap
This Smart watch is the latest addition to the Huawei portfolio of Smart devices. It comes with a round AMOLED display and supports both Android and iOS mobiles. In fact, it looks similar to the Moto 360 but has more features to its credit. The screen is scratch resistant and has just one button to the right of the dial. You can control the features using the touchscreen gestures. The watch tracks your daily activities like steps taken, running, climbing, sleep pattern, heart rates very accurately. You get a battery life of up to 1.5 days on normal use with display on all the time.
If you’re looking for the premium Smartwatch but don’t want to spend too much on the devices like the Apple Watch, then this is worth the price.
#4.Garmin Vivoactive Smartwatch
If you’re a sports person or one with an active lifestyle, then this watch is for you. The Vivoactive watch comes with a different sports apps and a built-in GPS. You can swipe between running, golfing, cycling or swimming apps. And you can even measure your heart rate, steps taken and calories burned. It has a rectangular dial and a color touchscreen which is clearly visible under the direct sunlight. You can also make and receive calls using the watch. It is waterproof and can be used under the water while swimming. The Garmin Smart watch is compatible with iOS devices and Android Smartphones. You get a battery life of upto 3 weeks.
#5.Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch
The Gear 2 is one of the best Smartwatches you can buy in India if you’re free on the budget. It comes with 1.63 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display and the clock designs, wallpapers can easily be changed according to your mood and style. It is IP67 certified i.e., dust and water resistant. You can use the Gear 2 to get instant notifications of SMS, emails, calls and 3rd party apps like Facebook, WhatsApp etc…
It also tracks your workouts, heart rate and reminds you frequently about your fitness goals. Unlike the other watches which help you control the music player, the Gear 2 Neo has the standalone music player, which can be connected with Bluetooth headset for listening. There is also a built-in IRLED sensor that helps you control your TV or set-top boxes using the watch. All the latest Samsung Galaxy devices are compatible.
Best Smart watches under 15000 in 2016
#6.Pebble Technology Corp Time Steel Smartwatch
The watch comes with rectangular display with touchscreen support and includes pebble health, built-in activity and sleep tracker. You can also make use of the built-in microphone to quickly reply or add voice notes. It also comes with thousands of watch faces to choose from based on your personal preference. The Pebble Smart watch is water resistant up to 30 meters and you get upto 10 days of battery life, even with the Always on display with LED backlight.
Just connect your Smartwatch with your Smartphone and get all the notifications on your wrist band.
#7.Sony Smart Watch 3
As you know, Sony is known for its high pricey but high quality devices and the Smartwatch is no exception. The watch comes with a rectangular screen and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB eMMC. The connectivity options include NFC, USB, and Bluetooth v4.0. With the 420 mAh battery in place, you get around 2 days of usage time. The Sony watch is optimized for devices that run on Android 4.3 and later. The watch accepts voice commands, touch and gesture as the input. It is also waterproof (IP68) and comes with stainless steel housing.
#8.Asus ZenWatch 2
Asus is in a full swing after their successful Zenfone series and the Note series. Thanks to their success spree, the ZenWatch 2 has got a good attention from the Smartwatch lovers. It comes with a rectangular display (1.63 inch) AMOLED touch screen and a crown button is places on the right side to operate the device. Just like you change your wallpapers, you can use your mobile phone to change the face styles of the ZenWatch 2 from the mobile app according to your mood and style. There is a built-in fitness tracker that tells you the number of steps taken or calories burned. You can also view the messages, notifications all from your wrist. The watch is IP67 water-resistant and so you don’t have to be worries about any sudden rain or water drops.
The ZenWatch 2 is powered by 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. It is compatible with iOS and Android phones. The 400 mAh battery gives you more than a full day of charging.
#9.TomTom Spark Cardio GPS Fitness Watch
The TomTom Smart watch is a GPS watch that is primarily meant for fitness lovers. It comes with the activity tracker that monitors your steps, calories, heart rate. There is also the multisport mode, which can track if you’re running, biking, swimming, gym or running on the treadmill. The watch has a rectangular display and is ideal for both men and women. It is water resistant and compatible with devices running Android 4.3 or iOS 6 and above.
The only downside is the availability of additional straps in India (currently). But, the situation may change in the coming days with more demand for these watches in India.
Best Smartwatch under 10000 in India
#10.Alcatel One Touch SmartWatch
The One Touch comes with a round dial 1.22 touchscreen display. You can change the watch faces as you like them using the app. Get all the important notifications like messages, emails, whatsapp messages etc… right on your wrist, without taking your phone from the pocket. It comes with an in-built fitness tracker that lets you track all your daily activities like steps taken, calories burned, heart rate and many more. You can even monitor your sleep length and quality. Don’t have any one to take group pictures? No worries! You can use the smart watch to control your phone’s camera app and take pictures from a distance. Not only that, you can also play/pause music without reaching out for your phone.
The watch comes with a 210 mAh battery and interestingly, you don’t get a separate charging cable with the device as it has a charging port neatly tucked into its wristband. Just plug the device to a USB charger or laptop USB port to charge the watch. The One Touch watch is compatible with devices that run on Android 4.3, iOS 7 and above. If you’re looking for the best Smartwatch under Rs.10,000 in India, then this is for you.
Best Smartwatches under 5000 in India
#11.Intex IRIST Pro Smartwatch
The Intex watch is a mix of Smartband and watch, which lets you keep track of time and your fitness. It is water resistant and connects to phone via bluetooth. It will show all your notifications, call logs, messages, calendar, alarm etc…You can even make calls easily using the watch when it is paired with your Smartphone. Don’t like the default style? No worries! You have the option to change the watch faces based on your mood. The sleep monitor is very accurate and lets you know the quality of sleep you had last night. One cool feature is the ability to control your Smartphone’s music player from the watch like changing tracks, volume control, pause etc… There is also an option to control your mobile’s camera.
The Intex Smart watch only support Android platform as of now.
There are a few other cheap Smartwatches available in India, but they won’t last long and also don’t provide you the best Smart watch experience. So, I’m not listing them here. But, if you want to try them for demo, you can see the complete list here.