Top 5 Fitness Tracking Bands Available For Under Rs 5,000 in India

There has been a surge in the demand for fitness bands in India especially in the budget segment.

Updated14 Sep 2019, 07:30 AM IST
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Almost every month you get to see a couple of fitness tracking bands being launched in the Indian market by manufacturers you might not have even heard of.

That’s how the enthusiasm for these fitness tracking accessories is building. Everybody wants a slice of the pie.

Most of the people buying these fitness tracking bands are content with spending under Rs 5,000 for such an accessory, with it being an aspirational product. It’s a good thing that the portfolio in this segment is constantly updated and today we have picked out five fitness tracking bands you can buy for under Rs 5,000 in India.

Huami Amazfit Bit Lite

This is the latest budget fitness tracker from Huami’s portfolio. The Amazfit Bip Lite has been priced at Rs 3,999 in India and competes with the likes of the Honor Band 5 and even the Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

The Amazfit Bip Lite comes with an always-on display. 
The Amazfit Bip Lite comes with an always-on display. 
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The Amazfit Bip comes with a bevy of features including battery life of up to 45 days! It comes with a PPG heart-rate sensor that helps track fitness activities like cycling, running and also keeps a constant track of your heart rate.

It has an always-on display so a user doesn’t always have to raise his/her watch to check notifications. This is a feature that the new Apple Watch Series 5 also has now.

The Amazfit Bip Lite is water-resistant up to 30 metres.

Honor Band 5

The Honor Band 5 comes with a full-colour AMOLED display bundled with a heart-rate monitor and multiple watch faces.

The band connects to the smartphone via the Huawei Health fitness app and offers the option to track multiple fitness activities like cycling, treadmill and even strength training.

The Honor Band 5 offers multiple fitness activity tracking.
The Honor Band 5 offers multiple fitness activity tracking.
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It also displays your phone’s notifications like calls and messages. It can also monitor your sleeping pattern and is water-resistant up to 50 metres.

The Honor Band 5 can be bought online starting at Rs 2,599.

Xiaomi Mi Band 4

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 brings a lot of features for its users. It comes with an AMOLED display that offers up to 400 nits of brightness. For protection, it comes with a tempered glass coating and a single-touch button for navigation.

The Mi Band 4 comes with an AMOLED display.
The Mi Band 4 comes with an AMOLED display.
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The Mi Band offers 6 workout modes that can be tracked namely treadmill, swimming and regular exercise. It displays phone notifications and offers sleep monitoring features as well.

Xiaomi claims that the Mi Band 4 offers 20 days of standby time which is more than enough considering it comes with an AMOLED screen.

The Mi Band 4 is expected to be priced between Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,000 and will launch in India on 17 September.

Lenovo Carme HW25P

Lenovo Carme is the latest addition to the company’s fitness band portfolio. It comes with a one-touch colour display and various health-focused features including a heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, pedometer and 8 sports mode.

The Lenovo Carme HW25P
The Lenovo Carme HW25P
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Most people don’t look take Lenovo to be a pioneer at the whole fitness-tracking game however it's looking to shed that image by offering a bevy of fitness tracking features with the Carme.

The Lenovo Carme HW25P offers IP68 waterproofing and in this price bracket, this is a great addition. The band offers you the option to change between multiple watch faces and also alerts you if you have been sitting in one location for too long.

A great bargain for Rs 3,499.

Timex Helix Gusto HRM

Timex has entered the budget fitness tracking segment with the Helix Gusto HRM. The fitness band sports a larger display screen bundled with a heart rate monitor, incoming call reminder and call disconnect features.

The Timex Helix Gusto.
The Timex Helix Gusto.
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It even gives you the option to control the camera shutter. This comes in handy when you are clicking selfies.

The Helix Gusto is waterproof and offers features like calorie tracking, distance and step monitoring.

At Rs 2,295 it offers very basic features and functionalities. A good option for someone not wanting to go beyond the Rs 3,000 mark.

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Published: 13 Sep 2019, 10:00 AM IST

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