Best fitness tracker in India: The top activity bands in 2019
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Fitness bands have gone from being a niche product to an exciting category with a wide range of options to suit everyone's needs. As fitness bands have evolved, they've exploded in demand as well In India, we have fitness bands ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 30,000 and the market for such products is growing.
While brands like Xiaomi have some dependable products like the Mi Band at unbelievably low costs, we also have some very interesting options from the likes of Fitbit, Samsung, Garmin and more.
A fitness tracker is the best way to monitor your health and activity without having to pay too much attention to it. It can constantly measure your vitals, quality of sleep and step count effortlessly and accurately. The differentiating factor that's used to judge a fitness band is its accuracy and usability.
In India, the fitness band market is filled with amazing devices, where almost all of them can do a fair job tracking basic activities. But we are only interested in the best, and here's the best fitness bands for your fitness needs.
The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro does not bring any major changes to the company's wearable line since the Gear Fit 2, but there are a few improvements to an already great tracker that helps it reach the second place.
The Gear Fit 2 Pro has a gorgeous design that looks fantastic on your wrist and it sports a big, beautiful AMOLED display which lets you see all your stats nice and clear.
It also comes with GPS built-in so you can leave your phone at home while you go for a run as well as a top-notch heart rate sensor that should give you one of the most accurate readings possible from a wrist-based tracker. Plus, it can track your swimming activity too.
Read the full Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro review
The Mi Band series has been quite popular in India for a while now. Like most things Xiaomi, the Mi Band fitness trackers offer great value for money while still offering quality products. Xiaomi has taken it a step further this year with the Mi Smart Band 4 that comes with a colour display for the first time in the Mi Band series.
In addition to the colour display, the Mi Smart Band 4 also lets you track your heart rate, steps, sleep and more. The Mi Fit app lets you connect the Mi Smart Band 4 to your Android or iOS device, so platform compatibility is not an issue either.
Read our full review: Mi Band 4
The Honor Band 5 was launched in India recently, giving customers more options in the sub-Rs 2,500 price range. Loaded with several fitness tracking features and adequate customizability, the Honor Band 5 matches other fitness trackers in terms of features in its price segment.
Huawei's TruSleep, TruSense, swim stroke recognition and always-on heart rate tracking make the Honor Band 5 a noteworthy option when it comes to the cheapest fitness trackers in India.
This may look more like a smartwatch than any of the other devices on this list, but as it runs its own software and has a very big focus on fitness, we've decided to include it in our list of the best fitness trackers.
The Amazfit Bip design has been influenced by the Apple Watch (there's no denying that) and it comes packed with tons of features including GPS, an accurate heart rate tracker, multi-sport tracking, sleep tracking and VO2 Max features too.
If you're looking for a more watch-like design than everything else on this list, the Bip will be up your street. It's lightweight too and other highlights include the always-on display and strong battery life that should last around a month depending on your usage.
If this all sounds good, you'd be hard pressed to go wrong with the Amazfit Bip.
Read the full Amazfit Bip review
Coming to the Garmin Vivosmart 3, it is on the more expensive side of the fitness trackers listed but offers almost everything you'll want from an exercise tracker.
With a six-day long battery life, a heart rate monitor and fitness age feature, this is a device created more for gym-goers than runners.
The Vivosmart HR+, the device Garmin released before this tracker, came with GPS built-in but this newer version has dropped the feature, which is a shame for anyone who wanted to take this watch running.
Even so, you should definitely consider the Garmin Vivosmart 3, especially if you're looking for a band that can do high-end fitness tracking with almost a week-long battery.
Read the full Garmin Vivosmart 3 review
Samsung debuted its latest fitness trackers in the Galaxy Fit range earlier in June, offering two options to customers in the form of the Galaxy Fit and the Galaxy Fit e. While the Galaxy Fit is a full-fledged activity tracker, it costs a lot more than the Fit e.
The Galaxy Fit e comes with various features like auto workout tracking, with the ability to detect three activities – walking, running and dynamic workout. It can also keep a track of your heart rate, and lets you wear it while swimming, thanks to its 5ATM (50-metre) water resistance.
The Fitbit Charge 2 is one of the best Fitbit trackers you can buy right now. It's more expensive than some of the other options from Fitbit, but if you're looking to go jogging this is a great choice that won't cost you as much as a traditional running watch.
It connects with the GPS on your phone, has a large screen to display your data, a heart rate tracker and new fitness features we've only previously seen on the Fitbit Blaze.
It may not be the cheapest device on the list, but this is the best Fitbit tracker money can buy.
Read the full Fitbit Charge 2 review
Want a fitness tracker that looks more like a watch? You'll likely like the look of the Fitbit Blaze – it's one of the best fitness watches on the planet.
The first tracking watch from Fitbit is a strange looking device, but suits a lot of people and comes with automatic fitness tracking features that make it possible to just jump into an exercise and wait for the results to roll in right away.
With good battery life and a plethora of extra features compared to most other Fitbit devices, this may be the best tracker for you.
Read the full Fitbit Blaze review
If you are in the market for a fitness tracker that looks unique and stylish, the Misfit Ray is a noteworthy option. It stands out from the crowd of dull, boring fitness trackers and brings some sass to your wrist.
There are plenty of muted colour options to pick from and each features the same anodised aluminium central device with LED lights. There’s also a smart button that can be set to control aspects of your smart home, for example.
The swim-proof wearable uses replaceable batteries for a charge-free six months of constant use. That includes step and sleep tracking plus vibration alerts for calls, messages, reminders and alarms.
Read the Misfit Ray review
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