The wearable market, which started out as companies making pedometers for measuring the number of steps, has quickly evolved into an uber-competitive market with brands like Huawei, Honor, Fastrack all trying to get a slice of the pie.
Right now, there's a huge development happening in the activity tracker space with more and more advancements like sleep analysis, heart rate monitoring and even blood pressure monitoring. Fitness trackers these days can track your steps, calories burned, analyse your heart rate and sleep patterns, and much more.
While the likes of Fitbit and Garmin might pinch your pocket a bit, there are some cheap and affordable picks that you can snap for as low as Rs 2,000. Here’s a list of some of the budget fitness bands available on the Indian market.
The Honor Band 4 comes equipped with a large vertical AMOLED colour display with a touchscreen and a home button. It has all the important and necessary features like heart rate monitor, activity tracking, etc. Huawei also promises that the battery on the Honor Band 4 can last for up to 17 days on standby and on heavy usage, you can get up to 6 days. You can snap one off of Amazon for Rs 2,599 right now.
At a steeper price than the Honor Band 4, the Fitbit Flex 2 comes in at Rs 8,299. But if you’re looking for an ultra-sleek activity tracker but don’t have a need for display, then the Flex 2 is just for you. This band tracks steps, distance, calories, active minutes and is also swim-proof. The smart track features automatically recognise your workouts and syncs them with the Fitbit app. You also have the sleep monitoring and silent alarm features. The colour-coded LED lights remind you of any call and text notifications.
The Mi Band 3 was launched in September 2018. It has a great look and feel and comes with a monochrome OLED screen. It comes equipped with the usual features you’d expect from a fitness tracker: heart rate sensor, activity tracker, sleep tracker, etc. It also comes with a battery that can last up to 25 to 30 days on standby and 10 to 15 days with regular tracking and app alerts. However, if you continuously use the heart rate monitor, then it will last for 1 to 2 days. You can buy one for as low as Rs 2,000.
The Mi Band 4 was launched yesterday, 11 June 2019 in China for RMB 169, which roughly converts to Rs 1,700. It has similar features to the Mi Band 3 but is a definite upgrade over its predecessor. The Mi Band 4 comes with an AMOLED coloured touchscreen instead of a monochrome one. You can now also control music on the Mi Band 4. The Mi Band 4 also comes with a newer 6-axis high precision sensor for more complex motion recognition. It’s capable of recognizing six major activities and that’ll also include swimming this time around.
There is no official word on when the Mi Band 4 will be launched in India, but you can expect it to be launched sometime next month alongside Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 series.