Smartwatches have become more useful and an integral part of our life in 2020 if you compare where they were about 5-6 years back. In 2020, the smartwatches are not just about accessing notifications on your wrist, they can be your fitness guide to live saver. In recent times we have seen or read about various incidents were a smartwatch has triggered SOS alarm automatically to save actual human life.
That’s not all, with most smartwatch makers integrating NFC enabled payment systems, today smartwatches are also capable of making payments at the grocery or kirana stores next to your home.
Are looking to gift yourself a smartwatch but finding it narrows down the options let us help you out with that. After extensive
a hard time deciding which to buy, we have put together a list that should help you make a decision.
Let’s now check out all the best smartwatches in India as of now:
Top 10 Smartwatches To Buy In 2020 in India
- Apple Watch Series 5 LTE- ₹ 52,900,
- Garmin Forerunner 945 – ₹ 59,990
- Apple Watch 4 – ₹39,999
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE – ₹35,990
- Garmin Vivoactive 4 – ₹32,090
- Apple Watch 3 -₹20,900
- Fitbit Versa 2 – ₹20,449
- Huawei Watch GT2e – ₹14,990
- Fitbit Versa Lite – ₹15,999
- Amazfit GTS – ₹9,999
Best Smartwatch to buy in India
1. Apple Watch Series 5 LTE
Apple Watch has many unique attributes that make it the best smartwatch that is currently available in the market in 2020. Having said that, sadly it can be only paired with iPhones. With every passing generation, Apple has made improvements it is to watch which has kept it miles ahead of the competition.
With the Apple Watch Series 5 you can watch time all the time. That’s right, Apple introduced always-on OLED display in Series 5 which means you can now time with a simple glance from any position your wrist might be in. It also has fall direction, heart rate sensor, ECG feature, built-in compass. If money isn’t a problem you can pick up Watch 5 Wifi + LTE version which allows you to use watch independently.
Display: 1.57-inch or 1.73-inch OLED | Sizes: 40mm, 44mm | Internal storage: 32GB | Battery duration: 18 hours | OS: watchOS 6 | Charging: wireless | Waterproof: swim | Heart Rate Monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Apple Pay | Compatibility: iOS
2. Garmin Forerunner 945
If you are a hardcore fitness enthusiast – people who like to contest in swimming, running and cycling. The Forerunner 945 is a perfect piece of tech for a triathlete. 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 it can last for two-week on a single charge.
The Garmin Forerunner 945, also offers you access to your recent training history which is segregated various categories on the basis of workout intensity. The Garmin smartwatch 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 Smartwatch in India under Rs 40,000
3. Apple Watch 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 was launched in 2018 but it still a worthy buy in 2020. Like Watch 5, this one also has two sizes to choose from 44mm and 40mm. Except for the always-on display feature, the Watch 4 has almost all the features that its predecessor offers.
The Apple Watch 4 comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and also offers fall detection and an electrical heart sensor for electrocardiogram. It is also waterproof and swim-proof up to 5ATM.
Display: 1.57-inch or 1.78-inch LTPO OLED| OS: watchOS 6 | Internal storage: 16GB | Battery: 18 hours | Charging: wireless | Waterproof: swim | Heart Rate Monitor: Yes | LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Apple Pay | Compatibility: iOS
4. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 LTE
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is the best smartwatch Samsung has offered thus far. While Apple smartwatches still has the upper hand, the Watch Active 2 is the closest bet in the alternate ecosystem. Based on Tizen OS, the Watch Active 2 is compatible with Android and iOS both.
It also has built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor and a virtual rotating dial. The Watch Active 2 can automatically track your activity as well as sleep. Samsung offers Watch Active 2 in 40mm or 44mm options. It also comes preloaded with Samsung Pay, Spotify apps, Samsung store for apps. It also has heart health feature and Samsung has promised and ECG feature after update which is pending due to FDA approval.
Dial Size: 40mm, 44mm | Display: 1.2-inch or 1.4-inch Super AMOLED, 360 x 360 | Internal storage: 4GB | OS: Tizen 4.0 | Battery duration: 24-36 hours | Charging method: wireless | Waterproof: swim | GPS: Yes | Waterproof: Yes | Heart Rate Monitor: Supported| LTE: Optional | Mobile Payments: Samsung Pay | Compatibility: Android, iOS
5. 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 has an app ecosystem but it excels in the 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, Spotify music app available on the phone. With up to 7-day of battery life the Vivoactive 4 could be perfect watch for those 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
6. Apple Watch 3
If you have already invested in Apple ecosystem and is looking for absolute value for money smartwatch Watch 3 is the right one for you. The Apple Watch 3 comes with 38mm and 42mm sizes featuring a 1.5-inch and 1.65-inch OLED screen respectively.
Looking from the face, it looks exactly the same as the Series 5 and overall screen brightness is same as the Watch 4. The 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
7. Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 is also an excellent option that offers excellent fitness tracker features. The watch houses an AMOLED display along with Fitbit Pay. It lacks an in-built in GPS though which is a glaring omission for a device that is aimed at fitness enthusiast.
The Versa 2 smartwatch can track heart rate, sleep and even swim activities. It also has Alexa built-in and Spotify integration. Like most Fitbit watches, the Versa 2 is also compatible with Apple Health or Google Fit.
Best Smartwatch in India under Rs 20,000
8. Huawei Watch GT2e
The Huawei Watch GT 2e (review) smartwatch is a successor to last year’s Watch GT 2 (review). Huawei smartwatch 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 user start physical activities, the Watch GT 2e automatic starts tracking the workout activity. 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