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Best Fitness Bands In India

Best Fitness Bands In India (Top 5 picks)

          Looking out for the best fitness bands in India? We have got your back.

          A.J. Materi says, “So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health”. Fitness bands help you track your daily workout activities. It can do a lot more than just tracking steps, like monitoring heart rate, SpO2 levels, calories lost, sleep cycle and many more. 

          With the ever increasing demands in the tech-fitness category, leading brands have left no stones unturned to provide high edge products. To accommodate demands of more users, quality products are available at a wide range of price starting at Rs 1,000 to all the way up to Rs 30,000.

         In this special edition, we looked at different options from the leading brands with latest technology and unmatched durability to find the best of the lot for the fitness enthusiasts. Here is the list of the best fitness bands in India.

Best Fitness Bands In India

Runner’s up pick

Best Battery

Best Overall Pick

Best Budget Fitness Tracker

Samsung’s Cheapest

1. Fitbit Charge 3

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Runner’s Up Pick

  • Large touch screen display
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Completely waterproof

          Launched in August 2018, Fitbit Charge 3 remains as one of the most accomplished products that the company has produced. It is the best pick if you are looking specifically for a fitness tracker and even more, as the prices have dropped recently.

Design and Build Quality

          Fitbit Charge 3 has its trademark rectangular screen while being 20% lighter and thinner than its predecessor as it has used aluminium instead of stainless steel. It is waterproof up to 50 m and the hard rubber strap is thick and offers excellent durability as well as good looks.

Display

          The Fitbit Charge 3 offers a 0.88 inch OLED display with a resolution of 96 x 32 pixels. The black and white display does the job well even in very bright conditions.

Special Features

          Fitbit Charge 3 comes with all the general multi-sports tracking features one could expect like 24 x 7 dynamic heart rate monitor, guided breathing for relaxation, swim tracking, 3-axis accelerometer and an altimeter especially for trekkers.

          Although it doesn’t have a dedicated GPS tracker, it manages decently by having a connected GPS that works with your phone’s GPS to keep an accurate eye on the distance traveled.

          The sleep monitor measures time in light and REM sleep to understand sleep quality better. It also stays connected on the move with calendar, calls, text alerts. The Fitbit app is available for iOS as well as android.

Battery Life

          The Fitbit Charge 3 features a Li-Po battery that lasts for 7 days on a single charge. It can charge from 0 to 100 % in just 2 hours.

Verdict

          If you are looking for a quality fitness tracker which tracks everyday workouts precisely, this is the best pick. It doesn’t offer anything extraordinary or fancy and neither does it ask for anything more when it comes to the price.

          What makes it worth its place in the best fitness bands in India list is its great fitness tracking features, at a very reasonable price which is something Fitbit’s competitors can’t compete with.

2. Garmin Vivofit 4

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Best Battery

  • Outstanding battery backup
  • Color screen
  • Value for money

        The Garmin Vivofit 4 is one of the entry level offerings by the company in Indian market that was launched late in 2017. It comes at a price level similar to any other product with similar offerings. Despite having a color screen, it claims its battery lasts for a whole year

Design and Build Quality

       The Garmin Vivofit 4 is one of the best looking compact fitness bands available in Indian market. It is light weight and very comfortable to wear, even while working out. Garmin has provided a secure strap that makes sure it doesn’t do flying about your wrist.

Display

       This fitness tracker has an always-on 0.35-inch color display with a resolution of 88 x 88 pixels. Although the display is relatively small, the fonts and animations are sufficiently good and easy to read even in direct sunlight in an improved comfortable sleek design. 

          The intelligent back-light technology makes sure there are significant battery savings. The single button navigation upfront helps to cruise through the user interface seamlessly.

Special Features

       The Move IQ feature from Garmin automatically detects the workout and starts tracking the statistics on its own. It solves a fundamental problem that most people forget to switch on the tracker during their workouts. 

          It features a precise accelerometer inside that accurately tracks your steps and sleep monitor works flawlessly. This device can withstand light rains and is water-resistant up to 50 m.However, it doesn’t have a heart rate sensor and inbuilt GPS console.

          This device comes with a variety of useful tools on board that enhances usability. The weather widget offers a one-touch overview of the climate around.

          You can even set the alarm on this fitness band. It can double up as a stopwatch and even a lost phone finder when paired with the phone via Bluetooth.

Battery Life

       The Garmin Vivofit 4 is powered with a single battery cell rated to last for a full 1-year. It is powered by a button cell battery that doesn’t need the normal frequent charging.

Verdict

       The Garmin Vivofit 4 is a budget fitness tracker with the world-class build quality and sensor accuracy. It’s a buy for those who want to track fitness regularly without being bombarded with stats and data unnecessarily.

          The always-on display and the one-year battery life makes it a perfect companion for your trips and adventure hikes. Thus, securing its’s place in the list of best fitness bands in India.

3. Mi Band 4

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                Overall Best Pick

  • Accurate activity tracking
  • Vibrant display
  • Water proof design

           Mi Band 4 is Xiaomi’s fourth generation Mi band which was launched in June 2019 has brought some amazing upgrades to the hardware and software with minor price hike. Since its inception, it has been one of the best-selling smart fitness bands in India. 

          Xiaomi has the reputation of giving frequent software updates for added features and bug fixes regularly, making it one of the most sought after brands in Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

          It has the trademark Mi band design with a single plastic capsule in which all the hardware components are held with a single capacitive button on it. 

          To hold it in your hand, a silicone band is already applied on this, which is indeed very comfortable to wear. You can also get cool variants of the wristband from third party vendors.

Display

          Xiaomi has introduced a color AMOLED display in its 4th gen band for the first time with a 0.95 inch display and a resolution of 120 x 240 pixel density. It has 400 nits peak brightness with some crisp color which is a latest addition to its arsenal. The display is good enough to be visible under direct sunlight.

          This display supports gesture navigation to navigate through the menu and other functionality. You can control your music playback from this band directly.

          It also has preinstalled watch faces to switch through and even more watch faces can be added through third party apps or by creating your own watch faces.

Special Features

          Mi Band 4 is enabled with 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and an optical heart rate sensor to keep a track of all the basic features like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burnt, resting and active heart rates.

          Although it doesn’t have a dedicated GPS tracker, it manages decently by having a connected GPS that works with your phone’s GPS to keep an accurate eye on the distance traveled.

          It has Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity which provides a great reliable connection with your smartphone and supports both Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9.0 or a later build through Mi Fit app.

          It comes with a waterproof built which can bear up to 5 ATM pressure.It can be also used as a camera shutter for your mobile using 3rd party applications.

Battery Life

          It comes with a 135 mAh battery which can last about 20 days with a single full charge. It takes only 2 hours from 0 to get it fully charged. It’s a battery champ in its price segment.

Verdict

      Xiaomi has the reputation of making really good products at a very reasonable price and Mi Band 4 has made sure to maintain the same reputation of low cost and high quality. With better display and more activity profiles, it has to be on the front seats in the list of the best fitness bands in India.

4. Mi Band 3i

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Best Budget Fitness Tracker

  • Amazing value for money
  • Water proof design
  • Excellent battery backup

          Mi Band 3i is the budget version of Mi Band 3 and was released in November 2019. It is designed specifically for the Indian market. With the updated features, it had made a strong statement that it is here to rule the Indian markets.

Design and Build Quality

          The looks and feels are very similar to Mi band 3 with the plastic body containing all the hardware. It is thinner and lighter than Mi band 3 making it very comfortable to wear for longer periods too. The silicon straps are really good too.

Display

          It has a monochrome display of 0.78 inch AMOLED panel with a pixel density of 128 x 80 on it. This display supports gesture navigation and a capacitive button is there to navigate to the home menu.

Special Features

          Mi Band 3i can track your physical activities with its 3-axis accelerometer and Pedometer. It is also enabled with Bluetooth 4.2. In its workout mode, you can track most physical activities like tread milling, generic exercising, outdoor running, cycling and walking.

          With the waterproof design it supports up to 5 ATM pressure and you can go for a swim while wearing this. It also fares well at other functionalities like alarm clock, idle alerts, event reminders, phone locator, sleep tracking and weather forecast.

           The heart rate monitor is missing, thereby making it cheaper by Rs 500 than the Mi band 4. An inbuilt GPS module is also absent, however it uses phone’s GPS to track activities.

          Mi Band 3i displays the incoming calls and you can also reject them from the band itself. Like its predecessor, it displays notifications of apps by configured the Mi Fit app on your phone.

         It supports both Android 4.4 and iOS 9.0 through Mi Fit app. It can be also used as a camera shutter for your mobile using 3rd party applications.

Battery Life

        Xiaomi has upgraded the battery from 70 mAh to 110 mAh for this model which enables it to last around 20 days on a single full charge. It takes about 2.5 hours to get it fully charge.

Verdict

          With Mi Band 3i, Xiaomi has earned its place in the list of best fitness bands in India and yet again maintained its reputation of making high quality products at a very reasonable price. It is an excellent product at a reasonable price especially if you are someone who doesn’t need to track the heart rate.

5. Samsung Galaxy Fit e

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Samsung’s Cheapest

  • Auto exercise detection
  • Very stylish and comfortable
  • Excellent value for money

          Samsung Galaxy Fit e is a stripped down version of the regular Galaxy Fit 2. The ‘e’ in the product name stands for ‘essential’.  It offers only the most basic features at a very cheap price. It was launched by Samsung in June 2019 to compete in the lower price segment.

Design and Build Quality

          Samsung is maintaining a capsule style plastic body to fill in its hardware which makes it very lightweight and comfortable. It offers 3 color variants in black, white and yellow.

Display

          Samsung Galaxy Fit e offers a PAMOLED 0.74 inch monochrome display of 64 x 128 pixel resolution, however the display is not bright enough under direct sunlight. It has only a tap functionality to go through the menu.

Special Features

          It tracks all physical activities using its accelerometer and heart rate sensor. It has Bluetooth v5.0 for the connectivity. It comes with the Auto Workout Tracking feature where it detects 3 activities i.e. walking, running and dynamic workout.

Battery Life

          With the 70 mAh battery, it can last up to 6 days of usage with a full charge. Samsung provides a charging cradle so that there’s no need to remove the body from the band to charge it.

          It takes just 90 minutes to get the battery fully charged.

Verdict

          The only reason it has made its place in the list of best fitness bands in India is its auto workout tracking feature, Samsung’s ability to track a number of different exercises and the popularity of brand Samsung in India. If you are a die hard Samsung fan and looking for cheap options, then this is your product. In fact it is the cheapest product that Samsung offers in wearable’s segment.

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