Note: The list of 5 Top Fitness Band (a.k.a Fit Band) in India is really an exhaustive one. There is huge amount of hard work that has gone in making this article. We ourselves have used some of these products, many times borrowed from family and friends!! Each and every peculiar detail has been taken into consideration.
After having gone through the grueling process of filtering out the chaff from the wheat we came up with the list of top 5 fitness Band in India. The one question which bogged me when I was compiling this list was why some fitness band when we already have made a list of 8 top smartwatch in India?? Which, by the way, is very informative, I meant these fit bands have only a fraction of sophistication of its better half.
So why?? Agreed that smartwatch covers everything, but a fitness band is only a fraction of price of a smartwatch. Also, these fitness bands have a long-lasting battery too. Plus for a fitness enthusiast, this activity tracker serves his/her purpose. So why burn a hole in your pocket for all those sophisticated things you would never even need if your sole goal is fitness??
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This article would not only help you to answer the question of which fitness band is best, it would also guide you through how to buy a fit band. Rest assured we have tried our best to provide you with a well-researched piece of blog. Hope you would like it!! So go ahead and enjoy your reading!! Also please do share your suggestions.
|TABLE OF CONTENT|
|A. Fitbit Charge 2 Wireless Activity Tracker|
|B. Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker|
|C. Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Fitness Band|
|D. Fitbit Alta HR (Black)|
|E. Garmin Rubber Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker|
A. Fitbit Charge 2 Wireless Activity Tracker
It is an improvement over its predecessor Charge HR, but less impressive than its successor Fitbit Charge 3. But in spite of price drop, it is still a worthy challenger and worthy of your attention. Its kind of like good old school Sylvestor Stallone in Rocky Balboa, keeps taking hit but keeps coming back!!!
Suitable for everyone, with a lot of feature in it. It has got one button at the left side and that is the only way you can navigate the interface. Tapping on the lower half of the screen helps you in scrolling. But it is way better to tap that side button than tapping it on the screen. Sadly, it has no swapping left/ right gesture, you would have to rely on this side button only!!
This fitness band shows health related data which are pretty accurate. Awesome Fitbit application which updates regularly. GPS is through phone only. No waterproofing or showerproof. It is compatible with Android/iOS/Window.
This fit band gives you a holistic view of your health. Tracks metrics like calories burned, distance, floors climbed, heart rate etc. Also, get a daily activity goal. It just starts and pauses and no lapse time to record.
1. It has got gyroscope so when you flip the screen brightens up.
2. Battery life is up to 5 days. That’s a lot!!
1. No GPS
2. Limited phone notifications.
3. Screen is black and white not colour.
4. Not waterproof but splash-proof.
B. Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
This fitness band is extremely light, you can do all your physical exercise without even knowing it is there!! It is even visible in bright sunlight. Screen is large with “steps” icon on the top. Though the screen is small, it still uses gorilla glass so the concern of toughness is out of the window. No cheap plastic feeling there.
Swiping up on the home screen shows you your battery life, number of steps taken and how many steps you have taken towards your hourly goal. Further swiping up would show parameters like calories burnt, active minutes, heart rate and sleep tracker etc.
It has got a button on the left side, which when pressed gets you back to your home screen. With each press, you get a feel of vibration which is really cool.
You can also swipe right from your home screen you could see activities like running, treadmill, weights, swimming etc. If you use your phone with it, you could record your distance and pace, isn’t that amazing!! You just don’t make to the list of best-fit band in India for nothing!!
Water-resistant up to 50 meters. For automatic tracking to work, one must do that activity for more than 10 minutes. Anything less than that, would not be counted as exercise.
1. For alert via vibration, this is best in its class.
2. 7 days of battery life, yes you read that correct!!
3. Fitbit has awesome app plus a great community too!! This means loads of tools to play with.
1. When you accidentally start a recording of an activity, which you would like to delete, you basically cannot do that.
2. When call comes it buzzes twice only and then stops. So you must be always alert to its vibration.
3. No microphone in it.
C. Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Fitness Band
OK, now I am pulling out the machine gun here. This fitness band is equivalent to The Great Khali (Indian wrestler of WWE) of this segment. It is a repository of great features which we are about to discuss, all this makes its one of the best fitness band. It definitely a premium class in fitness band category.
It’s kind of a hybrid product, because it is at the intersection point of a sports-related and smartphone-related features. Long press the home screen and you can stylize the home screen as per your choice.
Though it is made up of plastic but it’s really tough built. Water-resistant up to 50 meters of depth. Also you can use it in salty seawater, which is lacked in many of the fitness band of today.
This fitness band can continuously monitor many of the health parameters, including your heat beat underwater. You can save your Spotify playlist and use it offline. Takes less than one hour to fully charge the device.
It has got two buttons at the right. Top button is for going back to “home”. Bottom one is for navigating through your apps. It has 512 MB of Ram and 4 GB storage. It’s 1.5 inch super Amoled screen is pretty awesome. It is sharp, vibrant and visible is direct sunlight ( oh!! it’s Samsung so pretty much expected). It has GPS tracking. with battery life of 4-5 days depending upon usage.
1. Works with non Samsung/iOS phone with ease.
2. Perfectly fine with thrid-party apps.
1. None that we could find!!
D. Fitbit Alta HR (Black)
Now you think you take fitness not seriously, but sincerely. I mean, you do exercise but not at the pro level, you see yourself more or less at amateur level with an attitude of a pro. Well!! in that case we have find a fit band for you.
I think this fitness band is more suited for people with a casual approach, rather than professional athletes or even for people with interest in sports. But it still made in our list of top fitness band in India not without a reason. I will explain all this and more as you read
Extremely comfortable to wear. Battery life of almost 5 days, which varies depending upon your usage. It automatically detects running, walking, exercising etc. But it has got no way to track weight training. Heart rate monitor is pretty accurate. It doesn’t provide in-depth breakdown of the after activity either.
You can track sleep in four different stages. This is very active and outstanding feature. Messages are truncated even after choosing maximum length in the settings.
This fit band has no inbuilt GPS here or water-resistant feature available. The great thing about owning a Fitbit is its OS, which is simply great!! The android app remains one of the most intuitive as compared to any other fitness band available on the play store.
1. Has sleep track which is quite awesome.
1. Most notifications are restricted to few apps only.
2. No inbuilt GPS
3. No water resistant feature available.
E. Garmin Rubber Vivosmart 4 Fitness Tracker
Now all the Marvel fan out there!! you will easily connect here, this fitness band is like “Captain America” focused, to the point, no excuses types, definitely no flirting type!! Garmin is known for its high-end running watches and sports-focused devices. This brand’s wearable do a great job. they have been doing pretty great job when it comes to track fitness!!
This fit band has very durable built. It is super thin and compact. You wont even feel you are wearing it. Battery life to 5-7 days depending upon usage. It is a touchscreen with monochrome and little bit difficult to see in direct sunlight.
Not designed as advanced fitness tracker. Built in sport profile and has walking, running, jogging, weight lifting etc. Body battery feature is awesome.
One of the most important feature is the SpO2 sensor. It takes a sample of your sleeping time and analyse it. It is swim proof whether you are in sea or in your pool. Interaction with your app can be cumbersome at times, but it is not a deal-breaker. Since the screen is small, your notification is really small. Overall we like this fit band a lot.
1. Body battery feature is simply awesome.
2. SpO2 sensor gives your blood oxygen saturation.
1. Its a unibody design, so you won’t be able to take those straps out.
2. Gym tracking is not that good.
3. Doesn’t have inbuilt GPS.
The answer to the question of best fitness band is quite hard to answer. It is highly subjective, but we have filtered few parameters ourselves. We have come out with below-mentioned points:
Now every item you buy cannot be bought without thinking about the kind of budget you have. Having it on higher side, gives you the ability to manoeuvre over lot of things.
B. Ask yourself why do you need one?
Nowadays, owning a fit band is not a luxury. It’s a kind of necessity. So you need to ask what all do you need in your fitness band. Some people use it as fitness enthusiasts. While others just simply want to track certain health parameters such as heart rate.
Depending upon the kind of usage people want you can get a fit band that is suited to your purpose.
C. Built-in GPS:
This is especially suitable for those who run a lot. They might need data like number of steps ran or their location or taking a decision on a route.
D. Battery life:
This basically depends upon the way you use your fitness band. On an average, it any band may run near around for 3 days.
I think that is all it!! If you any doubt please do leave your comment below.