If you feel that your lifestyle is sluggish and you want to motivate yourself to move forward then taking a fitness band can prove to be a good option.
If you feel that your lifestyle is sluggish and you want to motivate yourself to move forward then taking a fitness band can prove to be a good option. A fitness band is a wearable that you always wear, even when you are sleeping. This means you can keep an eye on your activity. With the help of fitness band, you can get information about steps, heart rate, sleep and calorie burn etc.
Affordable fitness trackers are so comfortable that they can be worn all day. Before purchasing an affordable fitness band, keep in mind what your expectations are, such as advanced fitness goals such as running in a marathon. If this is the case, then you will have to get Sports Oriented Wearable. If you need basic tracking then affordable fitness bands are also very good.
Best Budget Fitness Band in India and Pakistan: Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Xiaomi Me Band 3 is the most affordable fitness band in India and Pakistan. We found during the test that provides accurate step and sleep tracking. Me Band 3 also tracks the heart rate well. The Me band has an exercise mode capable of continuously tracking heart rate and in our tests, it was very accurate. Since there is no GPS chip in Mi Band 3, you will not be able to track the distance correctly or track the running route.
The battery life of the Mi Band 3 is also excellent, once charged the band lasted for more than a week. It is also waterproof, so if you have worn it even in rain then you need not worry because it will spoil. The price of Mi Band 3 in India has been fixed at Rs 1,999.
Honor Band 4 Running Edition
The Honor Band 4 Running Edition can be attached to the footwear with the help of an accessory found on the wrist or with the device. Even though it is available for Rs 1,599, but in wristy mode it is not much better than Xiaomi Mi Band 3. But this product is quite useful in foot mode. If you prefer not to wear any wearable on your wrist while running, then with Honor Band 4 Running Edition, you can get accurate distance tracking capability for a low price.
Honor Band 4 Running Edition is good for people who want a distance tracker at an affordable price. It is waterproof which is one of its great features. However it is not very useful for those tracking other activities like gym workouts, cycling etc. It does not have GPS or heart rate tracking support.
The Lenovo Ego is as good as the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 for basic activity tracking. The Lenovo Ego looks exactly like a digital wristwatch. One thing to note is that the Lenovo Ego is quite large. The Lenovo Ego is a strong performer at this price. We found that its tracking was accurate but there was little doubt on its heart rate sensor. Its battery life is also good, once charged, it accompanies for about 10 days.
This is how we selected the best affordable fitness band
In Gadgets 360, we have been reviewing fitness wearables for the last several years. We have reviewed many big brand affordable fitness bands. The first step is to decide the budget and this time we have fixed the budget of Rs 2,500. This is because hardly anyone would want to pay more for basic activity and sleep tracking.
Basic activity and sleep tracking along with inactivity alerts, basic notification support, basic water resistance and good battery life are also necessary. Heart rate tracking is a bonus feature in this budget. We reviewed all the products but based on the test results, we have chosen two best fitness bands.
Honor Band 4
It could have made its way into our top best fitness band but it did not perform as well as the Me Band 3 in our test. There are some additional features in Honor Band 4 such as workouts can be tracked using smartphone GPS.
Mi Band HRX Edition
It is a variant of Mi Band 2 which is equipped with no heart rate sensor. It can perform basic fitness tracking well (step tracking, sleep tracking and basic notifications). It is priced at Rs 1,299 but the Mi Band 3 offers better activity tracking and also has a slightly larger display. If your budget is low, then Me Band HRX Edition is also a good option.
Lcare Band 2S
For this fitness band, you will have to spend a little more money as it costs Rs 2,895, it provides blood pressure monitoring. This feature is good but in our test, this fitness band has not performed well.
Fastrack Reflex 2.0
It is a waterproof fitness band with features such as activity tracking, sleep tracking and notifications. However, reviews from some customers of FastTrack Reflex 2.0 suggest that it is not happy with its performance. We reviewed the previous version of the Fastrack Reflex and compared to it there will be some improvements but overall this product has not made it to our top list.
This product is available for less than Rs 2,000, which means it is getting half the price from the launch price. But its tracking accuracy and battery life are not very good, which is why it could not make it to our top best fitness band list.