We are in the times when people are conscious about their health and also wants to keep a track of all the activities they are doing. There is a great shift in the recent times for the heath bands and fitness trackers in India. People working 9 – 6 jobs, don’t have much time for physical activities, so it’s important for them to set their daily minimum goals and track them. Fitness trackers have helped people create a goal for them and track it to see the efforts needed to achieve the goals.
Fitness bands have have lately become the favorite gadgets for most of the people. They not only track your steps but also are now coming up with an option of heart rate monitoring and sleep monitoring as well. These bands easily gets connected with your android or iOS based smartphones and shows up useful statistics.
There are lot of bands in the market right now and we have crunched to get the best fitness bands under 5000 in India (2017) for you.
Before moving to the best health or fitness bands under 5000 list, let check out the important factors that one should consider before buying the health bands.
Points to consider before buying a health tracker band:
As most of the health tracker bands are wearable on wrists, so it is visible to everyone. Not only it should be of good quality but should be good looking as well. The rubber strap should be soft and of good material. Cheap rubber straps creates irritation on your wrist and also sweats a lot. Pretty sure no one wants that.
As you are always wearing the fitness band on you, so it should be light weight. You can’t carry heavy bands on you 24 x 7. Also, it should look good on your wrist. Some bands are so oddly shaped that you might feel ashamed to wear them on your wrist. It should have a sleek and minimalist design. Also you need to check the color options available in that brand.
The most things you need to consider before buying a health band is the features in the band. While most of the fitness trackers have the basic feature like step count and calories burned, there are fitness bands which provide advanced features as well. Heart rate monitoring, sleep quality, gps, notification alert, music control, alarms are among the many other features that come in the advanced bands.
Not only these features, it should easily sync with the app in your smartphone and should have a easy user interface to show all the statistics, which should make sense to you.
You need to decide what’s more important for you. Do you want to track your daily steps or you want to monitor your sleeping quality or both? Accordingly, you can choose the best fitness tracker for you with most of the features in your price budget.
3) Battery Life
The third thing you would like to consider would be the battery life. Bet you don’t to charge your fitness band daily like your smartphone. On an average a fitness band once charged should last for 7 – 10 days, depending upon the features that are enabled in the band. There are some bands that lasts for less than 3 days,sure you would like to avoid those bands.
Having a fitness band is good but having a fitness band that shows inaccurate numbers is not good. There is no point of wearing a fitness band that is inaccurate. It should show accurate steps count and monitor your heart rate and sleep properly. Inaccurate bands are as good as not having a band.
List of Best Health and Fitness Bands under 5000 in India 2017:
1) Xiaomi Mi Band 2
This is the 2nd generation band from Xiaomi and has a small display and heart rate monitoring as well. Mi band 2 is the one of the most sold bands in India, due to it’s affordable price.
- Plastic Built
- Anti-sweat thermoplastic strap
- Monitor steps, heart rate, sleep quality, walking distance and calories burned
- Water resistant
This 2nd generation Mi 2 Band from Xiaomi has OLED display, which is touch responsive. The band consists of two parts – a removable capsule and a rubber strap. The capsule fits perfectly into the strap and has a OLED display, which shows the statistics like number of steps, heart rate, distance covered, calories burned etc.
The band has a button on the display which helps you check the stats and it is quite responsive as well. On the back side of the band is the heart rate sensor, which monitors your heart rate constantly. The band is IP67 certified, which means it is water resistant.
Given the affordable price range, this band is fairly accurate. The band also features sleep tracking and also pops up notifications on the band for calls, text, apps like what’s app and others. You can enable or disable the notifications that you would want to receive on your band. Sometimes getting lot of notifications on the band is a but frustrating, so you might want to have only important ones.
Another important feature that one may find very useful is the alarm function. You can set the alarm on the band and it vibrates to wake you up. Talking about the battery life, Mi Band 2 has a superb battery life. It easily last for 20 days or so.
All in all, it is a great band at an affordable price.
Our Rating of Mi Band 2:
- Design – 7
- Accuracy – 9
- Features – 8.5
- Value for Money – 9.5
2) Fitbit Zip
Fitbit is the highest selling fitness brand in the world. The Fitbit Zip is the only tracker from fitbit that is not wearable on the wrist and also is in a affordable price range. It’s a small device that can be easily clipped to your belt or kept in the pocket. So if you are fitness freak and want an affordable tracker from Fitbit, the Fitbit Zip is for you.
It is not a fashionable fitness tracker but it works pretty well. It only tracks steps, distance and calories burned. Fitbit Zip does not monitor heart rate or your sleep. You can set goals in this tracker and view your progress. The Fitbit Zip doesn’t comes with a rechargeable battery. It has the coin battery, which is present in most of the watches today. The battery easily last for 6 months and then it can be replaced.
It has small display and shows your stats and time. By tapping on the screen you can see the daily stats and monitor your activities. This is also a water resistant tracker.
So, this is a basic tracker from Fitbit. It you want an accurate basic tracker, then this might be option. Overall, it lacks many other functions like notifications, sleep monitor or heart rate sensor, but being the basic version from Fitbit, we can’t complain much.
Our Rating of Fitbit Zip:
- Design – 7.5
- Accuracy – 9.5
- Features – 7
- Value for Money – 7.5
3) GOQii Fitness Tracker
GOQii is the second highest selling band by an Indian company. It is not a regular fitness band but it comes with a personal trainer subscription. You can choose a plan for 3 months/ 6 months and set a goal for you like loosing 5 kg weight in next 3 months or so. The personal trainer is assigned to you who are professionals from the health industry. They track your data and provide measurable actions to achieve your goals.
The tracker itself monitors your steps count, heart rate, distance covered and sleep pattern. It has a small OLED display with shows your stats and is touch responsive. It also shows you notification on the display for all the apps you have enabled the notifications. The battery life of this fitness band is ok and could easily last for 7 days.
It’s not mere a tracker but more of an extensive package, wherein you get a personal coach and expert. So if looking for a specific goal to achieve or track your health and heart to identify factors that could change your habits, then this band is for you. If you not only want to track your activities but also want an expert medical advice to improve your health condition, then only you are going to find this app useful.
Our Rating of GOQii Band:
- Design – 8
- Accuracy – 9
- Features – 7.5
- Value for Money – 7
4) Huawei Honor Band 3
Huawei has recently launched a band in a direct competition to Mi 2 in India. Honor band 3 has all the features that one can imagine in fitness tracker at an affordable price. It not only count steps and distance traveled but also monitors heart rate and sleep. The Honor Band 3 shows you notifications on it’s OLED display and is water resistant as well.
It comes in 3 vibrant colors to choose from – Black, Orange and Blue. The built quality is quite good and the silicon rubber strap is anti-sweat and soft as well. The downside of the Honor band 3 design is the non-detachable strap. So, like in Xiaomi Mi 2 band, which consists of a detachable capsule and a strap, which provides you an option to change the strap colors. Honor band 3 does not have any option to change the strap. One bought you will have to wear the same color fitness band.
Talking about the features and accuracy. The band is quite accurate and the touch on the OLED screen works quite well. It has a small rounded button on the screen and short press shows you basic stats like step count, swim and sleep information. Long press gives you detailed information each stats.
It is water resistant and you can wear it under water for swimming upto 50 mts deep. You can also enable and disable notifications to show up on the tracker. It used M4 Core technology to accurately measure your heart rate. Honor band 3 also tracks for sleep time, deep sleep and REM ( sleep at intervals) to provide you the information about your sleep quality.
The battery life as claimed for Honor or as written on the box is 30 days, but that doesn’t seems to be true. The tracker last for 6-8 days like any other tracker. It roughly tales 90 mins to fully charge the device. So not a great battery life but not a bad one as well.
Our Rating of Honor Band 3:
- Design – 7.5
- Accuracy – 9
- Features – 8.5
- Value for Money – 9
There are many other fitness bands in the market today but these are the 4 bands that works accurately and the Best fitness bands under 5000 in India (2017). Let us know in the comment section below, which band suits you best.