Over the years, Smartwatches have become more useful and more integral part of our lives. In 2021, smartwatches are not just about accessing notifications on your wrist, but they fulfill diverse roles from being fitness guides to live savers.
More and more smartwatch makers are adding support for mobile payments and calling which are features that enable these to shoulder a lot of your phone burden in day-to-day usage.
We have put together a list that should help you make a decision. Let’s now check out all the best smartwatches in India available across different price segments:
Top 10 smartwatches to buy in India in 2021
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Garmin Forerunner 945
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
- Garmin Vivoactive 4
- Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
- Apple Watch 3
- Fitbit Versa 3
- OPPO Watch
- Huawei Watch GT2e
- Amazfit GTS 2e
- Realme Watch S Pro
- Amazfit Bip S Lite
Best smartwatch to buy in India
1. Apple Watch Series 6 in India
Apple Watch has many unique attributes that make it the best smartwatch currently available in 2021. Having said that, sadly it can only be paired with iPhones. With every passing generation, Apple has made improvements to its watch and has managed to remain miles ahead of the competition.
With the Apple Watch Series 6, you can watch time all the time. That’s right, Apple Watch Series 6 comes with an always-on LTPO OLED display with Sapphire Crystal glass protection. It also has a fall detection, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, ECG feature, and built-in compass. If money isn’t a problem you can pick up the Watch 6 Wifi + LTE version which can handle calling independent of the paired iPhone.
Display: 1.78-inches / 1.58-inches Retina LTPO OLED | Sizes: 40mm, 44mm | Internal storage: 32GB | RAM: 1GB | Battery duration: 18 hours | OS: watchOS 6 | Charging: wireless | Waterproof: swim | Heart Rate Monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Apple Pay | Compatibility: iOS | Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate (2nd gen), barometer, always-on altimeter, compass, SpO2, VO2max, and Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
2. Garmin Forerunner 945
If you are a hardcore fitness enthusiast or someone who professionally contests in swimming, running, and cycling – the Forerunner 945 is a perfect piece of wearable t ech. The Garmin Forerunner has inbuilt GPS to track your physical activities independently. That’s not all, the Forerunner 945 also has features like pulse oximeter, incident detection, VO2 max heat and altitude adjustment, music storage, Garmin Pay support, and maps support. Garmin claims the Forerunner 945 can last for two-week on a single charge.
The Garmin Forerunner 945 grants access to recent training history which is segregated into various categories on the basis of workout intensity. It can also track your activities like ski, hike, golf tracking, and many more. If the Forerunner 945 exceeds your budget you can also consider the Garmin Forerunner 935 which is slightly cheaper.
Display: 1.2-inch | Internal storage: up to 1000 songs | Battery duration: up to 2 weeks| OS: Garmin OS | Charging: wired | Waterproof: swim | Heart Rate Monitor: Yes | LTE: Nope | Mobile Payments: Garmin Pay | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Best smartwatches in India under Rs 40,000 in 2021
3. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
The Galaxy Watch 3 is the best smartwatch Samsung has offered thus far. While Apple smartwatches still have the upper hand, the Watch Active 3 is the closest bet in the alternate ecosystem. Based on Tizen OS, the Watch 3 is compatible with Android and iOS both.
It also has a built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, and a rotating dial. The Galaxy Watch 3 can automatically track your activity as well as sleep. Samsung offers Galaxy Watch 3 in 41mm or 45mm options. It also comes preloaded with Samsung Pay, Spotify apps, and Samsung store for apps. It also has a heart health feature thanks to Optical Heart Rate sensor.
Dial Size: 41, 45mm | Display: 1.2-inch or 1.4-inch Super AMOLED, 360 x 360 | Internal storage: 4GB | OS: Tizen 5.5 | Battery: 247mAh, 340mAh | Charging method: wireless | Waterproof: swim | GPS: Yes | Waterproof: Yes | Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer | LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Samsung Pay | Compatibility: Android, iOS
4. Garmin Vivoactive 4
Garmin Vivoactive 4 is an excellent option for fitness buffs. Garmin offers this smartwatch two sizes: 40mm and 45mm. Unlike, the Apple and Samsung smartwatches, you can’t take phone calls, or enjoy an app ecosystem – but it excels in tracking fitness.
The Vivoactive 4 can help you with correct yoga and Pilates postures through animation. It also has a pulse ox sensor to measure your oxygen saturation levels in the blood. The Watch can also do sleep tracking and provide you insights. There’s also Garmin Pay, and access to Spotify music app available on the phone. With up to 7-day of battery life, the Vivoactive 4 could be a great companion for those who prefer outdoor activities.
Dial Size: 40mm | Display: 1.3-inch | Internal storage: 3.6GB | OS: Garmin OS | Battery duration:up to 7days | Charging method: Proprietary | Waterproof: 5 ATM | Charging method: wired | GPS: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | Mobile Payments: Garmin Pay | Compatibility: Android, iOS
Best smartwatch in India under Rs 30,000 in 2021
5. Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 (review) is an excellent watch worth considering under Rs 30,000. It comes with 1.4-inch dual displays. That’s right, one AMOLED display (454 x 454) paired with an FSTN (Film compensated twisted nematic) LCD panel.
The TicWatch Pro 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. The Google’s Wear OS-based watch has fluid animations, better gesture accuracy, and faster UI transitions.
Dial Size: 44mm | Display: 1.4-inch | Internal storage: 8GB | OS: WearOS | Battery: 577mAh | Charging method: Proprietary | Waterproof: 5 ATM | Charging method: wired | GPS: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | Mobile Payments: Google Pay | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, SPO2, heart rate monitor, ambient light sensor |
6. Apple Watch 3
If you have already invested in the Apple ecosystem and are looking for absolute value for money smartwatch – Watch 3 is worth considering. The Apple Watch 3 comes in 38mm and 42mm sizes featuring a 1.5-inch and 1.65-inch OLED screens, respectively.
Looking from the face, it looks exactly the same as Series 5 and overall screen brightness is the same as the Watch 4. Watch 3 also has a barometric altimeter, optical heart-rate sensing, accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensors. The watch also claims to offer 18-hour battery life.
Display: 1.37-inch or 1.65-inch OLED | Dial Size: 38mm, 42mm | Internal storage: 8GB | Battery life: 18 hours | Charging method: wireless | Waterproof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Apple Pay | Compatibility: iOS
6. Fitbit Versa 3
The Fitbit Versa 3 is also an excellent option that offers excellent fitness tracker features. The watch houses an AMOLED display along with Fitbit Pay. It lacks in-built GPS though which is a glaring omission for a device that is aimed at fitness enthusiasts.
The Versa 3 smartwatch can track heart rate, sleep, and even swim activities. It also has Alexa built-in and Spotify integration. Like most Fitbit watches, Versa 3 is also compatible with Apple Health or Google Fit.
Best smartwatch in India under Rs 20,000
7. OPPO Watch 46mm
The Oppo Watch 46mm (review) is one of the rare smartwatches which punches above its price. It is actually one of the best affordable Wear OS smartwatch in India. OPPO manages to offer a perfect synergy of hardware-software which is aptly priced. While it draws inspiration from Apple Watch’s design, its impressive display and various fitness modes make it an easy recommendation. A bigger battery would have made it a killer product under Rs 20,000.
It comes in two sizes – 41mm and 46mm. While the smaller one comes with a 1.4-inch flat AMOLED screen, the more permium one scores a 1.9-inch curved AMOLED screen. It runs Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. OPPO has also added an Ambiq Apollo 3 chipset for the battery saver mode.
Dial Size: 44mm, 46mm | Display: 1.6-inch, 1.9-inch AMOLED | Internal storage: 8GB | OS: WearOS | Battery: 300mAh, 430mAh | Charging: wired| Waterproof: 5 ATM | Charging method: wired | GPS: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | Mobile Payments: Google Pay | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, compass, barometer|
8. Huawei Watch GT2e
The Huawei Watch GT 2e (review) smartwatch is a successor to last year’s Watch GT 2 (review). Huawei smartwatch’s biggest selling point is its 14-day battery life. The Watch GT 2 comes in 42mm and 47mm sizes.
The Watch GT 2e is capable of tracking up to 15 activities including elliptical workout, rowing, and free training. As soon as users start physical activities, the Watch GT 2e automatically starts tracking. It comes with GPS and GLONASS for accurate positional tracking. The Watch GT 2e also supports stress-monitoring, sleep monitoring, oxygen saturation detection (SpO2), and menstrual cycle tracking.
Display: 1.37-inch or 1.65-inch OLED | Dial Size: 46mm | Internal storage: 4GB | Battery life: up to 14 days | Charging method: wired | Waterproof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | LTE: No | Mobile Payments: No | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Best Smartwatch in India under Rs. 10,000 in 2021
8. Amazfit GTS 2e
If your budget under Rs. 10,000, AmazFit GTS 2e (review) is your best bet. It has got a square fascia that extends 1.65 inches diagonally. It’s AMOLED if you’re wondering. Rest on the design front, there is a silicone strap and a crown by the right side. And it’s water-resistant up to 5ATM.
Inside it packs a heart rate logger, accelerometer, GPS, and a 220mAh battery that claims a 14-day mileage. What sets the Amazfit 2e apart from Amazfit 2? Well, the ‘e’ version lacks wifi support.
Display: 1.65-inch AMOLED | Battery life: up to 14 days | Charging method: wired| Waterproof: Yes | GPS: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | LTE: No | Mobile Payments: No | Compatibility: iOS, Android | Sensors: BioTracker, Acceleration, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Ambient light, Air pressure, Temperature
9. Realme Watch S Pro
Realme Watch S Pro (review) smartwatch sports a round dial made of stainless steel frame and plastic back. The display is a 1.39-inch touchscreen panel. It has detachable straps.
On the features front, you have the usual heart rate sensor, step count, sleep and SpO2 trackers, phone notification sync, and 5ATM water resistance among other things. We found the software of the Realme watch a little underwhelming but the brand has promised to fix this via future OTA updates.
Display: 1.22-inch LCD | Battery life: up to 30 days | Charging method: magnetic charging dock| Waterproof: Yes, 5ATM | GPS: No| Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | LTE: No | Mobile Payments: No | Compatibility: iOS, Android
10. Amazfit Bip S Lite
If you have a very tight budget, then Bip S Lite (review) should be your ideal pick. It has a 1.28 Transflective Color Display that stays always on and allows touch inputs. The silicone band feels alright on hand and if you want, you can swap it with any other spare you have.
Even at the chintzy price tag, it offers 8 sports modes, step-counting, heart rate monitoring, sleep analysis, and the PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score. It prides a long-lasting battery life (advertises 30-day mileage).
Display: 1.28-inch TFT | Battery life: up to 30 days | Charging method: wired | Waterproof: Yes, IP68 | GPS: No | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported | LTE: No | Mobile Payments: No | Compatibility: iOS, Android
Round-up: 10 best smartwatches in India in 2021
|Smartwatch||Price (starting from)|
|Apple Watch Series 6||₹39,877|
|Garmin Frontrunner 945||₹52,163|
|Samsung Galaxy Watch 3||₹25,990|
|Garmin Vivoactive 4||₹28,410|
|Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3||₹27,999|
|Apple Watch Series 3||₹20,495|
|Fitbit Versa 3||₹18,500|
|OPPO Watch 46mm||₹19,990|
|Huawei Watch GT2e||₹11,990|
|Amazfit GTS 2||₹9,999|
|Realme Watch S Pro||₹9,999|
|Amazfit Bip S Lite||₹3,799|