Fitness trackers aren’t just for health enthusiasts. The ability to continuously monitor fitness parameters makes them a valuable healthcare accessory for everyone. Health scares caused by lifestyle issues make such trackers valuable support for human life in these tough times.
The current generation of fitness trackers is easy to carry around and easier to use. And they do so without burning a hole in our wallets. Moving on from being mere step counters, these gadgets provide us with handy features that can track our heart rates, measure sleep quality and watch over an exercise regimen.
We have listed a few that we believe are both budget and effective.
Some of them can even measure SpO2 to let you check your blood oxygen. In the list, you will find fitness bands from some popular brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Realme, Amazfit, and more. The trackers in this range are feature-rich and deliver more than you can ask for.
We have tried compiling a list of fitness trackers that let you track your health in budget. They are priced below Rs. 5000 and can be bought right away. These trackers come in sleek band style and in watch shape to give you the feel of a smartwatch.
The Chinese company has helped push the Indian wearables segment to go mainstream with some of its budget-friendly offerings. Its latest offering is Mi Band 6 that can do a lot of things.
Design-wise the tracker might not attract but it boasts some impressive features like a pulse oximeter. The display is bright, vivid, and responsive. Overall, the tracker is lightweight and emphasis being a general well-being gadget.
It tracks steps, distance, and does heart rate monitoring. It tracks sleep accurately and even works while you are asleep. It also does all-day stress monitoring plus and helps you do breathing exercises. There are dozens of workout modes to choose from, both indoors and outdoors.
The Redmi Smart Band Pro offers a comfortable fit and there is a vibrant AMOLED panel with a fairly big 1.47-inch screen size. This sports-focused fitness tracker comes with the ability to track over 110 sports modes with automatically track various activities.
This smart band offers a 14-day long battery and comes with multiple updates over its predecessor.
The fitness tracker can offer accurate heart rate tracking and sleep tracking metrics. You can also get notifications on the band from multiple apps. It looks pretty stylish too.
The tracker gets a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor to keep track of blood-oxygen levels. The battery life on the Realme Watch 2 Pro is also good and can last for up to 14 days. Charging is quick too.
With a square-shaped 1.75-inch color display, the Realme Watch 2 Pro lets you track step counts, calories burnt, and more. It comes with 90 sports modes, including run, walk, strength exercise, football, horse riding, table tennis, and more.
The tracker is light and comfortable, irrespective of the large display. It includes GPS as well for accurate workout tracking. It can be paired by an Android or iOS device. It can also control medial playback and snap photos on the phone. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, sedentary reminder, drinking reminder, meditation, IoT control via the Realme Link app, and Find My phone.
The Amazfit Bip U Pro features a 1.43-inch LCD colour display which is bright enough to be readable even on sunny days. It boasts over 60 sports tracking modes. These are Outdoor running, treadmills, walking, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, yoga, cricket, baseball, basketball, and so on.
You also get a bunch of health-related features with the inclusion of heart rate, SpO2, sleep, breathing tracking, and much more. It includes a built-in GPS tracker as well.
You also get plenty of health-related features and support for Alexa, which has limited functionality but can come in handy when it works. The core experience is still similar to the previous Amazfit wearables and the Bip U Pro could offer the best in its price bracket.
Read our Amazfit Bip U Pro review
The Honor Band 6 is the successor to the Honor Band 5 with some big changes and improvements. In a way, the Honor Band 6 has the same design DNA as the Honor Watch ES. The Honor Band 6 features a 1.47-inch AMOLED display which makes it pretty attractive. Most fitness bands have a tiny screen.
Further, the Honor Band 6 is packed with a Spo2 monitor, a 24/7 heart rate monitor and the wearable can track up to 10 sports modes. In terms of health-related features, you get Sleep tracking with the TruSleep algorithm that offers detailed data of sleep durations, stages, sleep suggestions, and more insights. There is also female cycle tracking on board.
The Honor Band 6 is rated to last up to 14 days on a single charge with typical usage and 10 days with heavy usage. As for the smart features, you get the usual media control, weather updates, calendar events, alarms, remote camera shutter, and notifications from the phone.
Read our Honor Band 6 review
The Oppo Watch Free is the updated version of the Oppo Band. It offers many of the same features as the latter fitness tracker but gets a larger display and battery pack.
The fitness tracker comes with sleep tracking, SpO2 and heart rate monitoring. For those who are conscious of their snoring, the Oppo Watch Free will provide insights on that too. Unlike the Oppo Band, this fitness tracker gets a larger 230 mAh battery pack and also features a larger 1.64-inch AMOLED display.
The fitness tracker has an auto detection mode that can detect and support up to 100 sports and workouts.
The Oppo Watch Free does retail at Rs. 5,999 on Flipkart but it would be a good choice for a fitness tracker with a discounts and cashback offers.
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