Wearables saw a large number of new launches in India in 2020, and we tried out a large number of them to find the most productive ones. With the ongoing pandemic, people are actively having a look after their health and these wearables make it easier to retain a track of it. The ones that we’ve got shortlisted assist you to retain a track of the amount of steps you’ve taken, your sleep duration, your heart rate and a couple of are also capable of tracking your blood oxygen levels. So in case you are planning a healthy start to 2021, here are the most productive wearables of 2020 that’ll assist you to track your way.
Best Smartwatch of 2020: Apple Watch Series 6
The Apple Watch Series 6 gets the top spot in our list of the most productive wearables of 2020. You’ll be able to get the Apple Watch Series 6 in different case finishes correct from aluminium, the entire way up to titanium. You’ll be able to also customise several types of bands as mannered based on your preference ranking the Apple Watch Series 6 very high on the subject of customisation.
Apple’s top of the line wearable packs in a powerful S6 SiP that is capable of delivering a smooth user experience without any tip of lag. It also gets Apple’s W3 Wireless chip and Apple’s U1 ultra-wideband positioning chip which is capable of keyless entry and ignition on supported vehicles. You’ll be able to go for the GPS only mannequin, else there is the GPS + Cellular mannequin as mannered which offers LTE connectivity on the watch.
On the subject of fitness tracking, the Series 6 has all kinds of workouts it can track. Additionally it is capable of tracking steps and distance somewhat appropriately. Thanks to watchOS 7, the new Series 6 may be capable of sleep tracking, together with a couple of older models. There is SpO2 tracking as mannered which we found to be more accurate than the Galaxy Watch 3. The Apple Watch Series 6 can only be used together with an iPhone which limits its user base. Additionally it is expensive with a starting price of Rs. 40,900.
Best Value For Money Smartwatch of 2020: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the most value for money wearable you’ll buy in 2020. It packs in somewhat a large number of features just like the Apple Watch Series 6 but it is compatible with Android in addition to the iPhone. Just like the Apple Watch Series 6, the Galaxy Watch 3 is to be had in non-cellular and cellular variants.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is powered by the Exynos 9110 SoC and has 1GB of RAM onboard. You get 8GB of storage onboard as mannered. The interface on the Galaxy Watch 3 used to be smooth and the rotating bezel made navigation easy on the watch. Tracking on the Galaxy Watch 3 used to be accurate as it could track steps, heart-rate and sleep very mannered. The SpO2 tracking on the Galaxy Watch 3 wasn’t as accurate though.
You’ll get approximately two days worth of battery life on the Galaxy Watch 3 which is good provided the features it packs. The battery life is lower on the LTE variant when it’s connected to LTE networks. Charging time is longer as the Galaxy Watch 3 takes over two hours to charge totally. At a starting price of Rs. 30,990, the Galaxy Watch 3 offers the maximum bang for your buck.
Special mention: Oppo Watch
The Oppo Watch used to be a surprise entry in the wearable space in 2020 and is to be had at an affordable price point. The base 41mm Oppo Watch is to be had for Rs. 14,990 while the bigger 46mm Oppo Watch retails for Rs. 19,990. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor and it runs WearOS. It offers decent step, distance and heart rate tracking and the bigger 46mm Oppo Watch offers approximately a day and a half of battery life as mannered. Charging speeds are somewhat good and the watch can also be charged quickly in 45 minutes.
Best Notifier of 2020: Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve
The Mi Watch Revolve used to be Xiaomi’s first smartwatch in India and it has managed to make its mark in the segment. The Mi Watch Revolve gets the entire fitness features you would expect from a device at its price together with a crisp AMOLED display, and good battery life. The Mi watch Revolve used to be launched at a price of Rs. 10,999 but is to be had for Rs. 9,999.
With the Mi Watch Revolve you’ll track steps, heart rate in addition to sleep. Then again, the Mi Watch Revolve is not very comfortable to wear while sleeping since the watch dial is a bit too big. We found that the Mi Watch Revolve worked best as a notifier as there is no way to respond to incoming messages. You’ll be notified of incoming messages and calls but you will have to use your smartphone to answer or answer..
Battery life on the Mi Watch Revolve used to be unbelievable and we got near to two weeks of battery life with our usage. Even supposing you track workouts, you must be capable to get approximately 10 days of battery life out of the Mi Watch Revolve. Battery charging time is approximately two hours which is acceptable since the watch lasts very long.
Best Fitness Band of 2020: Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The Mi Band 5 is the most recent addition to Xiaomi’s lineup of fitness trackers. It’s the successor of the Mi Band 4. Xiaomi fitness bands have been consistently good and the Mi Band 5 gets incremental updates to make it rather better. You get a bigger and brighter display and the charging mechanism has also changed to a more convenient one.
The Mi Band 5 is capable of tracking heart-rate, your steps, distance in addition to sleep. We found the Mi Band 5 to be rather accurate on the subject of tracking. Additionally it is capable of tracking a couple of sports including swimming since it is water-resistant up to 50m. The Mi Band 5 is compatible with Android and iPhones.
The Mi Band 5 lasted for 10 days on a unmarried charge in our review and it took a little above 2 hours to charge totally. For a starting price of Rs. 2,499 it’s the most affordable wearable on our list.
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Aditya Shenoy reviews smartphones, wearables, headphones and speakers for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. Aditya is a reviewer for Gadgets 360 and has written extensively approximately smartphones, software updates, and upcoming devices. Aditya is to be had on Twitter at @adishenoy, and you’ll mail him at email@example.com, so please send in your leads and tips.