In today’s world, it’s no shock that watches are capable of things no phone can, only a couple of decades back. Gone are the times where they would only tell you the time, and in some cases, the date. Smartwatches can track heart rate and blood pressure, let you see your notifications, and remind you of things.
Smartwatches have advanced beyond health tracking and now have health features that can save your life. They can detect elevated heart rate alerts and automatically connect you to emergency services if you fall. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood oxygen (SpO2) readings are perks of certain premium models, too. The former identifies signs of atrial fibrillation, while the latter is a good indicator of respiratory well-being.
They are perfect for investing in to improve productivity in all walks of life. Check out the top five on our list.
This smartwatch is the absolute definition of bang for your buck. Priced at Rs 2,499, this watch can resist water till up to 50m of depth, is meant for fitness and the outdoor, and hence is quite durable, and comes with features such as step count, calories count, heart rate monitor, calendar, etc. to name a few. The downsides could be the 240X240 pixels touchscreen display and the 8-10 day battery life, slightly lower than its costlier counterparts, but if that’s something you could work with, this watch is for you!
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Element
Available in silver with a round dial, this smartwatch is available for Rs 16,499. With 5ATM water resistance (equivalent to about 50m), this watch is known for its accuracy in its readings. It lacks display quality and battery life, and it makes up additional features such as sleep monitoring, gym activity profiles, etc.
Amazfit GTS 2 mini
This feature-packed piece of technology has a battery life of up to 14 days, takes a mere two hours to charge fully. Priced at Rs 6,999, the watch is worth every penny. It comes with the perfect mix of fitness and health features packed into a decent design with terrific battery life and a sharp screen at 354X306 pixels. It also comes in a variety of color options. It is water-resistant until about 50m of submersion and offers a chronograph along with the usual step count, date and time display, heart rate monitor, etc.
Realme Watch S Pro
This watch has an immensely responsive touchscreen with a whopping 454X454 pixels display, a battery life of 14 days on just a two-hour charge, is highly compatible with phones, and can display notifications for call, text, and email. It also has a ‘find my phone feature and reminders for you to hydrate yourself or move around if you have been sedentary. With 5ATM water resistance, this watch is a steal at Rs9,999. The GPS is not as accurate as one might like it to be, but that may also be the only limitation. Its straps are available in black, blue, orange, and green, though the dial can only be bought in black.
Apple Watch Series 6
This watch needs no introduction. One major disadvantage is that this watch is only compatible with iOS devices, but this watch can be quite the addition to your life if you have one. Many have deemed it a tiny phone that you can’t forget because it’s on your wrist. Not only can it keep track of your health metrics, but it also culminates meaningful insights. It can also let you see all notifications and reminders on your phone, provide a certain degree of control over the likes of music, and even lets you answer phone calls. This watch is as smart as it gets with unmatched display quality and water resistance to 50m of depth.