Fitness is a state of health in which a person would find very few health-related issues. No one in this stressful life can achieve a perfect fitness state. Stress can be a result of longer travel times to work, a competitive workplace, meeting the expectations of the family members or your boss. Air pollution, consumption of junk/oily food, sitting at desks for a longer duration can hinder our health. Living in India, mainly in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, can increase these effects exponentially.
With all these around, spending time exercising, indulging in healthy eating habits, taking a walk regularly, running to burn calories are a few things that can be done to keep ourselves fit. As it’s a busy life, following these routines can be a difficult task. However, it can be done in bits and pieces whenever we find some time. As if it becomes difficult to track them, this is where fitness bands help us. These bands or watches track our activities like walking, running, sleeping, workouts, and also reminds us to achieve the goals that we have set. These devices also provide biometric readings like heart rate, blood pressure, ECG, and many more. These readings help us manage our health and monitoring any issues.
Best Buy Fitness Band Under 5000 INR
We have various kinds of fitness bands available in the market. In this article, we will be discussing 8 best fitness bands that are available below 5000 rs amount in India. We have carefully chosen these devices to help you achieve your goals.
1. Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker – Black
Fitbit is a popular brand in the fitness band world. They are known to be stylish, sturdy, and long-lasting bands. Fitbit Inspire model is also stylish and the black colour gives an elegant look for it. It is filled with features that we are sure you will be amazed about. The most basics of the features include the tracking of steps taken; distance covered, hourly activity details, calories burnt, and also the number of minutes you were active.
Is it difficult for you to wake up in the morning all by yourself? Fitbit would come to the rescue. You can set up an alarm in the band, and at the right time, it would wake you up by buzzing on your wrist. It is also designed to track your sleep to ensure you get the right amount of sleep with all the workouts you are performing. You can connect the band with your smartphone and hence you can view various notifications on the band’s screen. You need not take out the phone from your pocket or purse to view who just called you. Other notifications also include text messages, calendar events, and smartphone app notifications. The band has a very good strap installed with multiple holes, which enables the strap to fit multiple hand sizes.
This also tracks all the workouts you perform like walking, swimming, bike rides, and also any kind of exercise that you do. It also stores the detailed motion data minute by minute for 7 days period and day by day data for 30 days. It is also waterproof, which means you can also use it during swimming and is water-resistant up to 50 meters of depth. The band is also devised to sync with Bluetooth 4.0 version and has a range up to 6 meters from the mobile device. It is compatible with IOS, Android, and Windows-based devices.
Things we liked
- The stylish band makes compatible with any type of attire
- 5-day battery life when charged completely
- Water-resistant makes it easy to track swimming
- Compatible with most of the mobile devices
- Tracks sleep ensuring you get enough sleep
Things we didn’t like
- Poor customer service
- Customers received damaged or defective product
- Incorrect readings by some devices
2. AmazfitBip Lite Smart Watch (Black)
Amazfit brings to the users the smartwatch within the price range of a fitness band. The device is named Bip Lite Smartwatch. It is a very light weighted smartwatch and weighs just 32 grams. Isn’t that amazing? Such a small device capable of performing so many tasks and keeping track of all your activities. The battery life is a whopping 45 days once completely charged. The black colour gives a royal look to the smartwatch. It is so light-weight that you will even forget that you are wearing one.
The watch comes with 1.28 inches of a reflective colour touch screen. The screen is always on and displays the time like on any watch. The screen is designed in such a way that the screen is visible indoors and also under sunlight. You can set it up to provide a glance view of time, date, steps, and other customizable information. Other features that make the watch durable are the 2.5D corning Gorilla glass and the anti-fingerprint coating. The glass is well protected from scratches and also the shocks.
The smartwatch is compatible with the IOS and Android devices, making it easy to sync with them. You can use MI-Fit app on the smartphone to sync the data to the phone. The watch helps you track all your daily activities like walking, running, workouts, and also your sleep. The watch is designed to give you sedentary reminders when you are sitting at the same place for a long time. You can view various notifications on the smartwatch screen like calls, text messages, WhatsApp, Gmail, and many such apps. The watch is also ATM certified, which means it is 30 meters depth water-resistant.
Things we liked
- 45 days battery life makes it a must-have device
- Anti-glare screen enables you to read even under the bright sunlight
- Corning Gorilla glass makes it a durable device
- Push notification enables you to view the notification on the screen
- Colour screen makes it even more attractive
- ATM certified – 30 meters depth water resistant
Things we didn’t like
- Touch is laggy and can be annoying while using it
- Not fit for people who look for a precision reading of the activities
- Not a complete smartwatch as per few customer’s comments
3. MevoFit Fitness band – Multiple features
Mevofit Fitness Band is been endorsed by Mandira Bedi and you are aware of how fit she is. The band is filled with various health-related features that will help you keep a tab on all the variations. Let us look at the basic features first then come to those soon. The screen of the band is a colour display adding in more colours to the features. The time is displayed on the welcome screen, and it is displayed bold so that it is easily visible. Just below the screen is a touchpoint sensor of the band that displays the next feature every time you touch it.
The fitness band displays various notifications on the screen, enabling you to manage the calls, text messages just by looking at the screen. The band is sturdy and can always be used on your wrist no matter you are working, running, taking a bath, and in the rain. The band is water-resistant up to 30 meters. The band also features gesture control, which means you can control many activities just by the hand movements. You can download the mobile app to sync the data from the band to the phone. The mobile app also has community connectivity to ensure you are well encouraged to achieve your targets and helps you celebrate once achieved.
Now we will get on to the features that make the device a unique one. Other than tracking the activities, it also can track and measure your heart rate. The device is capable of taking readings of ECG, Blood Pressure, and PPG. This is designed to read through your heart rate, and blood pressure and keep track of them, making sure you are intimated if these readings are way beyond their normal levels. The device is compatible to be synced with all popular smartphones like Samsung, Xiaomi MI, Apple, Lenovo, and many more.
What we liked
- Health-related features like Heart rate, ECG and Blood Pressure readings can be very helpful and life-saving features
- Compatible with various popular smartphones
- Tracks sleep to ensure you get proper sleep
- The device is accompanied with a 1-year warranty by the manufacturer
What we didn’t like
- Customers complained of incorrect heart rate and ECG readings
- The faulty device received by customers
4. GoQii Run GPS Fitness Tracker
A pure fitness band from GoQii has the features that you may not have seen with any of the fitness bands we have discussed. It comes with a 3-month personal coaching subscription for free once you buy the device. The brand is endorsed by Akshay Kumar, who himself is a fitness freak. It is a GPS enabled device that ensures all the activities that are tracked are accurate and on a real-time basis. The band also has a heart rate monitor that accurately calculates the heart rate, unlike some devices which are known to read inaccurately. The device tracks all the activities accurately like, walking, running, exercising, and sleeping. It has 6 different screens for this purpose. You can navigate through the screens with a simple touch of the sensor on the device.
The device is installed with a battery that has a life of 7 days with normal usage. But if you have the GPS switched on, then expect the battery to die out in 8 hours. There is no separate charger provided with the device. The band is waterproof, which means you can use the device in the rain and also while taking a bath. Water spillage on the device would not cause any harm to it. The screen of the device has colour display, ensuring you can make out the difference with a glance. The USB charger is present on the device and you just need to plug it into any USB plug to charge it. Ever heard of tax benefits when you buy a fitness band? Well, it is there with GoQii. The purchase of the GoQii family care plan can be used for tax exemption under section 80D. With the device, you do get a 3-month free subscription anyways. The band is accompanied by a 1-year warranty. The device is also compatible with Android and IOS devices.
What we liked
- GPS enabled band makes sure the activities are tracked accurately
- A 1-year warranty for the device
- Can track sleep along with other activities
- Monitors heart rate with accurate readings
- 3-month subscription for a GoQii personal coach and doctor also with the purchase
What we didn’t like
- Lag or slowness is seen in the device
- GPS takes time to switch on
- Needs everyday sync
5. Huawei Band 2 Pro
Huawei Band comes ina stylish red colour strap that will be an attractive one to any viewer. The strap and the band are ergonomically designed to fit in with comfort. That means you will never know the presence of the band unless you look at it. Not just looks, but it is also filled with features that are very useful and worth the buy. The band has in-built GPS, which will ensure all the activities are tracked accurately. The device has a built-in heart rate monitor that keeps track of it, ensuring the levels do not deviate from the normal readings.
The band acts as a coach which gives out all the readings the coach gives and drives you to achieve more. It tracks and monitors daily activities like running, jogging, walking, exercising, and also your sleeping. It counts steps you have achieved for the day and mentions the calories you have burnt to keep yourself fit. You can set goals for yourself and the device encourages you to achieve your goal. The device also comes with 5 ATM certification which means you can also wear the watch while swimming. That means you can track swimming activity also. It collects sleep data from your sleeping patterns and helps you get the right amount of sleep for the workout that you do daily.
The device is also designed to provide you any notification from the smartwatch that you have synced it to. You can set the alarm on the band, and it will buzz on your wrist, reminding of the alarm that you have set. These alarms can be set to wake you up or also remind you of any event. Other notifications that are supported are the incoming calls, text messages, Whatsapp notifications, and also other social media app notifications. The device connects to an android or an IOS smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. The screen of the band displays information like battery life pending, time, and steps taken for the day. The display is not a colour one but is bright enough to see under any lighting conditions.
What we liked
- Stylish Band and strap enabling you to display your stylishness
- Heart rate monitor enables you to keep a tab on your health
- Most of the notifications can be viewed on the band when synced to the smartphone
- The band has a sleep monitoring feature which is a very useful feature
What we didn’t Like
- The product is not very durable as per customer comments
6. LCARE Watch – Smartwatch
LCare brand introduces the smartwatch version of the band, which is unique in its looks. It does look like a watch but has enhanced features to enable you to have the accurate information available of yourself. The strap of the watch is red, and the dial is black. It is a very good combination of colours and hence attractive. The back of the dial has the heart rate monitor sensor, which accurately measures the heart rate when you are working out or also when you are not. The device is also designed to measure your blood pressure, which means you do not need the conventional device for it.
The screen has colour display that ensures the information is displayed distinctively. The display is big when compared to other bands or watches in this range. To start tracking it and also syncing it to the smartphone, you need to download the app from google play store or the Apple store based on the OS on your smartphone. It is recommended by the manufacturer to use the app rather than just connecting via Bluetooth. The device counts the steps you have taken at any point in time and the count gets reset at 12 in the mid-night. On the screen which is made of OLED, has the one-touch sensor which enables you to control the watch as per your requirement.
Just on the screen with the steps count you can also view the calorie burnt indicator. It allows you to monitor your activity without much hassle. The device is an IP67 certified device. This certification mentions that the device is waterproof and can be used in swimming activity also. Once synced to the smartphone, you can also get notification from the phone if you receive a call, text message, Whatsapp message and many more. All these features are also accompanied by a 2-years warranty.
What we liked
- Heart rate monitor and BP readings can be done on this smartwatch
- One point touch enables you to manage and control the device easily
- 2 years warranty on the device provides a worry less usage
- Wide Colour display makes it a unique one look wise
- The device is waterproof
What we didn’t like
- The readings can be little inaccurate as per customer’s comments
- Not all customers liked the build of the watch. Some mentioned it to be of low quality
7. OPTA SB-139 Hebe – Smartwatch
Opta SB-139 is the model of the smartwatch introduced by Opta, and it pretty much looks like a classic watch. The dial is round which is the reason it looks like an analog watch. The watch comes with 1.3 inches Round IPS screen that is a full touch screen. We have seen some watches that are only on touch-enabled. The watch comes with 3 watch faces so that you can change it to give a new look to it. The manufacturer advises downloading Dafit app to sync and also enables notifications on the smartwatch. The watch is powered by a 180mAh Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery. The battery life of the charge left on the watch is displayed on the screen so that you are aware when a recharge is required.
The watch is certified with IP7 rating which means it is waterproof. It can withstand water splashes due to rain and also the sweat that can enter during the workout. The watch also provides dynamic information about your heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, and also monitors sleep. This information is to ensure you can manage your workout and cannot be termed to be accurate readings. These could just be indicative to know if they are in range. Hence do not use them for medical purposes.
The watch is designed to provide notifications from the smartphone it is connected to—notification like incoming calls, Whatsapp messages, text messages, event reminders, and other app notifications. Special features include remote photography and music control. You can trigger the photo capture by touching the watch screen while the smartphone is far away but within the range. You can also control music like volume control, skipping to the next song, and many more.
The watch comes with the charging cable, which is magnet enabled. That means if you just get the cable point at the back of the watch, it sticks onto the right place and starts charging the phone. It is also enabled with a quick charge.
What we liked
- Looks like a classic watch
- Customizable watch face
- Health-related readings like heart rate, BP and many more
- Remote photography control and also music control available
- Sedentary alert available
What we didn’t Like
- The dial is round, however, the display is a box type
- Does not display well under bright sunlight
8. WearFit Versa Pro – Health and Fitness tracker
WearFit Versa is designed to include many features that you see bits and pieces in other brands. Let us start making a list of all the features. The watch is known to be a health tracker. It tracks various readings from the wearer and analyses if they are way deviating from their normal level. It can monitor heart rate, BP, Blood oxygen, ECG, and your sleep. On the fitness side, the watch tracks the number of steps taken, distance covered during the walk or run, and calories burnt.
The screen is a one touch screen that has as a sensor just on the bottom of the screen. You can navigate across various screens using this sensor. The screen on default displays time; distance covered, steps taken, calorie burnt and battery information. The screen is a colour display and it displays in bright colours. The screen size is 1.3 inches and has a very responsive touch. The watch is certified with IP67 rating making it waterproof. The water splashes due to rain or during hand wash do not impact the watch. You capture photos from the smartphone synced with it, which just a handshake.
The watch comes with 180mAh battery charges completely within 2 hours. The stand by time can vary and can come up to 14 days on a single complete charge.
What we liked
- The bright colour display is very attractive
- 1-year warranty available
- IP67 waterproof rating
- Tracks all our fitness data and can be synced with your smartphone with Wearfit 2.0 app
- High quality soft silica gel strap
What we didn’t like
- There is nothing we did not like at the moment
Activity Tracker Frequently Asked Questions
- Do using fitness band cause any health issues?
A fitness band does not interact directly with your body, it just sticks to your skin and calculates the readings. If this question was based on the claims that mobile phones might be the reason for cancer, then, let me bring to your notice. The relation between mobile phone and cancer is still an unproven claim, and on the other hand, a fitness band does not emit or receive any sort of radiation or signals like a mobile phone.
- What makes a fitness band the best?
There are more than a thousand different fitness trackers available on the market today, each of them could come from the same brand or from a different brand. However, the best fitness band is the one with maximum accuracy, style, diverse options, and reasonable price.
- Do all fitness band need a smartphone to function?
Yes and no, the answer to this question depends on the fitness band that you purchase. Some of the fitness bands come designed to be connected to smartphones and some are designed without a Bluetooth feature. Therefore, it is very important that you know, if you need a fitness reading on your smartphone, then, purchase a smartphone-compatible fitness band.
- Is there a real difference between a quantum layered band and molded band?
If you mean features, then quantum layered bands and molded bands are no different. However, when it comes to physical style and features, both of the bands have distinct features. While a molded band comes made of a single material and the entire band has two parts, a display console and band, on the other hand, the quantum layered band is made of assembled parts made of different materials.
- Is it important that I purchase a branded fitness band?
Accuracy, quality, and style of a product are the most important things that a fitness band should have. If you need these features in your fitness band, then it is very important that you go for a reputed brand as they maintain consistency in quality, accuracy, and style.So, do not go for generic products and cheap products.
- Is fitness band shockproof? Will it function if it falls down?
Shockproof feature of a fitness band is not something that comes incorporated in every fitness bands, some bands are made of cheap material that it breaks the first time it falls down. Remember, the accelerometer and other important parts in the band could malfunction if not protected. Generic and cheap brands do not have such protection, therefore, reputed brand and the specific shockproof feature should be on the product specifications.
- How does fitness band keep track of sleep? Is it real?
The method each type of fitness band uses to track the sleep hours depends entirely on the type of fitness band itself. Some of the bands use the accelerometer on the phones to keep track of the sleep, on the other hand, most of the bands uses actigraphy. As per studies, the sleep trackers based on these two systems, work. However, it is not very accurate.
The fitness band has proved to be a handy device for our day to day activities. With a wide range of available features, it can be a lifesaver device. In a few devices, we have seen the bands monitoring health-related readings. These readings, although indicative, can give a good insight into how we can improve our health and if we need to consult a doctor. We have seen the top 8 bands that are available in the market, and we hope that we could help you with your buying decisions. These are the best ones we could find in the market, and all of them range within 5000 rupees. Happy buying!
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