Best Fitness Trackers to buy in India (2018)

Best Fitness Trackers to buy in India (2018)
by

Fitness Trackers are the latest addition to the wearable technological market. It is a product for everyone who wants to track their fitness and calorie burn throughout the day. Today we will see the best fitness bands of 2018 in India to help you with your fitness band buying decision.

Top 10 Fitness Bands Comparison Chart

NAMEEditor's Ratings 
GOQii (Recommended)9.8/10Buy GOQii Band
Soulfit sonic v089.8/10Buy Sonic v08
Honor Band 39.3/10Buy Honor 3
Fitbit Alta HR8.9/10Buy FitBit HR
Fitbit Charge 28.8/10Buy FitBit Charge
MevoFit8.5/10Buy Mevofit
Mi Band HRX edition8.5/10Buy MI Band
Fastrack Reflex8.3/10Buy Fastrack
Boltt Beat 2.0 HR8.2/10Buy Boltt 2.0
Garmin Vivofit 48/10Buy Vivofit 4

Contents

Fitness Tracker Reviews

10. Garmin Vivofit 4

Garmin is among one of the most innovative fitness trackers available in India. It is the only Fitness Tracker that comes with a battery that does not requires any charging. A stable battery that works for more than 1 year.

Not just that, but Garmin Vivofit 4 is the only Fitness Tracker with Colour Display. Also, another unique feature for Garmin Vivofit 4 is its toe-to-toe challenge which lets you challenge your child or your friend for a times step challenge. This feature works only if you have multiple Garmin Vivofit devices side-by-side. ( not necessarily vivofit 4 devices )

Editor’s Rating:

8/10

Overview:


Battery Life : 1 YEAR, NO CHARGING REQUIRED
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, COLOUR DISPLAY
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : NOT SPECIFIED BUT PROBABLY YES ( AS ALL THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF VIVOFIT HAD HEART RATE MONITORING CAPABILITIES )
Phone Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : YES
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : NO SPECIFICATION
Automatic Data Sync : NO, MANUAL
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : NOT REQUIRED FOR 1 YEAR
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : YES
Touch : YES
Band Quality : GOOD, CHECK THE WRIST SIZE BEFORE BUYING
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

The Good/What I like

  • Garmin Vivofit 4 has a colour display which was absent in Garmin Vivofit 2 and 3.
  • You don’t need to worry about charging the device again and again. You’re all set for 1 Year with its 1 Year + Long battery Life.
  • Garmin Vivofit 4 is water proof and safe for swimming.
  • Toe-to-Toe challenge lets you challenge your friends or your family members for a timed step challenge.
  • Vivofit 4 gives you four different colour options to choose.

The Bad/What I don’t like

I had a huge expectation from Garmin Vivofit 4. Specifically due to its High Price. But…

  • It is quite expensive in comparison to other products in the market.
  • Lots of people has complained about poor app UX and UI. Some have even complained about technical glitches surrounding data sync with the app.
  • You have to buy new battery after every 1 year to keep it going.
  • Even after paying so much, Garmin Vivofit is not giving any premium health coach for free even for a shorter period of time.

 

ProsCons
• Colour Display
• No Charging Needed. 1 Year + Battery Life
• Compete with nearby devices. Toe-to-toe challenge
• Buy New Battery after 1 Year
• App Sync Issue

Buy Vivofit 4

9. Boltt Beat 2.0 HR

I’ve picked Boltt Beat 2.0 because of its connected ecosystem of Wearables. Boltt claims to be the World’s First AI Trainer. Boltt captures data from multiple devices and wearbles to give personalized health advice. Boltt also has Smart shoes along with its fitness band. This fitness band comes from a well known artificial intelligence startup which has gained a lot of media attention. In simple words, you can trust the device and get a lot of products to gain access to your complete fitness data.

Editor’s Rating:

8.2/10

Overview:


Battery Life : 48 HOURS
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : YES
Call Notification : YES
Message Push : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Boltt Health & Fitness Application : 6 MONTH FREE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION WITH PERSONALIZED COACHING
iOS + Android App : YES, but has a lots of Bugs
Water Resistant : YES
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : NO, MANUAL
Automatic Data Sync : NO, MANUAL
Stop Watch : NO
Timer : YES
Charging : REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : NO
Touch : YES, TOUCHSCREEN
Band Quality : Average
Sedentary Alerts : YES

Product Highlights

Boltt gives you a Heart Rate sensor for a very low price. It lets you charge your Fitness tracker without any involvement of an external device. These are enough reasons for Boltt to earn a position in the Best Fitness Bands of 2018 list.

The Good/What I like

Below are the features I wish every Fitness Band should adopt.

  • Making it possible to charge the device without incorporation of any external device.
  • Giving Free Premium Subscription of their Bolt Health & Fitness Application.
  • Giving Access to Personalized Health Coach for FREE upon buying the Fitness Band.
  • Heart rate Tracker at such a low price point is commendable.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • Battery Life is absolutely Poor. It gives only 48 Hours of Battery Life if we use Full Features of the App. Turning the Heart Rate Monitor On Drains the Battery at the maximum rate.
  • Not clearly claiming its Water Resistance anywhere on the Product Specification. Makes me feel if Boltt is actually afraid of declaring officially that their product is water resistant.
  • Sharing only Half Truth about the FREE Premium Personalized Health Coach Subscription. The subscription is only for 3 to 6 Months. But, Boltt avoids sharing this vital information.
  • Too much Negative Reviews on Amazon and Boltt is not trying to resolve their issues. Poor Brand image management.
  • Heart Rate Tracker might have some issues.
  • Sleep Tracker needs to be manually activated before sleeping. 🙁
ProsCons
• Effortless charging
• Heart Rate Tracker at a low overall price point.
• Free Premium subscription of their Boltt Health and Fitness App.
• Free Health Coach subscription upon buying the band.
• Only 48 Hours Battery Life.
• Has a lot of complaint that the heart rate tracker doesn't works perfectly.
• Doesn't clarifies that the subscription is not free for lifetime. It is only available for 6 months.
• Doesn't clarifies that the free health coach subscription is not free for lifetime. It is only available for 3 months.

Buy Boltt 2.0

8. Fastrack Reflex

Fastrack has a long track record of producing premium goods for the younger generation. If I overlook all the flaws of the fitness band by fastrack named fastrack reflex, the brand name in itself is enough to deserve its name on this list of best fitness bands of 2018 in India.

Editor’s Rating:

8.3/10

Overview:


Battery Life : NO CLEAR PROMISES
Step Counter : YES, BUT GIVES PARTIALLY INACCURATE DATA
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : NO
Call Notification : YES
Unread Message Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : ipx6
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : NO, MANUAL
Automatic Data Sync : NO, MANUAL
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : NO
Touch : BUTTON
Band Quality : POOR FOR A FITNESS BAND
Target Progress Display : YES, BUT WAS NOT NECESSARY
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

Fastrack Reflex is the only fitness band ever introduced by Fastrack. And, I had a lot of expectations from Fastrack which it fails to meet. Overall, it is still a decent fitness band considering the after sales service record of Fastrack Products.

The Good/What I like

  • Fastrack in my opinion is the first fitness tracker to introduce the concept of charging without any other external device. But, now many top level fitness trackers have this USB styled charging feature. You can detach the device from the band and charge it easily.
  • It seems that Fastrack has a good battery life too. But no particular claims have been made from Fastrack about its Battery Life.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • No Heart Rate Monitoring. Although this was expected as the price of the product is too low to include a Heart Rate Monitor.
  • Truthfully, I was expecting a high price tag with better product performance and features from Fastrack. That is what Fastrack stands for, that is the image I had in my mind about Fastrack. But, Fastrack gave away with trying to make a better product while trying to bring down the overall price tag even after including a TV Commercial about the product. Very unnatural behaviour from Fastrack.
ProsCons
• Effortless charging without involving any third party external device.
• The Brand Name in itself makes it count as a Pros.
• Buyer Reviews confirm that it has a decent Battery Life. But, reviews can be bought too. 🙁
• No Specific declaration about Battery Life has been provided.
• No Heartrate Monitoring
• No other Premium App or health consultant subscription is provided for FREE with the Product.

Buy Fastrack

7. MI Band HRX Edition

If you’re on a super low budget, this is the band you should buy. MI has a great reputation for its low budget smartphones in India. And this fitness band has every feature possible to provide you at such a low budget.

Editor’s Rating:

8.5/10

Overview:


Battery Life : 23 DAYS STANDBY TIME
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES, BUT INACCURATE
Heartbeat Tracker : NO
Phone Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : UPTO 30 MINS UNDER 1M WATER
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : NO, MANUAL
Automatic Data Sync : NO, MANUAL
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : REQUIRES EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : NO
Touch : NO, BUTTON
Band Quality : POOR FOR A FITNESS BAND, NOT DETACHABLE
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

MI Band HRX Edition has the most essential features of a fitness band at the least possible price tag. In my opinon, this is the best Gift for any friend or relative as it has the premium feel of being a technological product. As well as, it serves as a great fitness band with nearly accurate data for every activity.

The Good/What I like

  • It has a huge battery life of 23 Days!!! And, yes it actually works for 23 days.
  • It is the most budget friendly branded option out there when it comes to Fitness Trackers.
  • Stays true to its promise. Delivers what is possible at such a cheap cost.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • Doesn’t have a heart rate monitoring sensor. Technically, nobody can provide heart rate monitoring at such a cheaper rate.
  • You cannot detach the device from the band. This is bad as you can’t change the strap and have to change the whole fitness band when something goes wrong with the strap of the fitness tracker.
  • You need a separate charger which needs to be plugged into the device to get it charged. It’s bad because you might not be able to charge the device if something happens to the charger. Or even if you lose the charger as it is very small device in terms of size.
  • This device has a Button, and not a touchscreen. Although, having a button has its own advantage. Like, the response time for Button operated fitness trackers are quick as compared to touchscreen OLED display of most other fitness tracker. But, still, when most fitness bands in the market provides you with a touch screen, it comes under demerit.
ProsCons
• Most Budget Friendly Branded Fitness Tracker
• 23 Days Battery Life
• Separate Charging Device required to charge
• Doesn't Tracks your Heartbeat
• Don't have a Touchscreen

Buy MI Band

6. MevoFit Drive Fitness Tracker

MevoFit is one of the hottest selling fitness tracker in India.It will be a crime not to include MevoFit while discussing about fitness trackers.

I’ve done a complete Article + Video Review of MevoFit Drive few days ago. You may give it a read if you’re interested about buying MevoFit Drive Fitness Tracker. This is the Fitness Tracker which I possess myself. So, I can assure you, it really gives maximum value for your money and also stays true to its promises.

Editor’s Rating:

8.5/10

Overview:


Battery Life : 7 DAYS
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : NO
Call Notification : YES
Unread Message Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : YES
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : NO, MANUAL
Automatic Data Sync : NO, MANUAL
Stop Watch : NO
Timer : NO
Charging : REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : YES
Touch : YES, TOUCHSCREEN
Band Quality : PREMIUM, SCRATCH RESISTANT
Target Progress Display : YES, BUT WAS NOT NECESSARY
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

Mevofit gives you an absolutely premium feel when you wear it on your wrist. It has huge number of features which I love. And a few negatives too.

The Good/What I like

  • The device is detachable from the band. Makes it super easy to have multiple coloured bands at your disposal and changing them one by one every day.
  • The device needs no external charging device. It is a USB in itself and you can charge it using your Laptop, Powerbank or even using your detachable smartphone charger.
  • It takes only 10 Mins to get fully charged and the charge stays for 7 days even after using the band at its full potential features.
  • Multiple Activity tracker in-built which includes Yoga, Push up, running and playing football.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • The device doesn’t have a Heartbeat Tracker. I was expecting a Heart rate monitor as at this low price point, it could have been the only game changer and USP in the market of Fitness Tracker in India.
  • Sync of Data with the Mobile App is Manual.
  • Night Mode needs to be activated Manually. You might just forget to turn it on. Or even might just forget to turn it Off after waking up.

You can watch my Hands On Review of Mevofit from YouTube.

ProsCons
• Effortless charging
• Long Time Battery Life ( 7 days )
• Does what it promises. Stays true to its product description
• Multiple Activity Tracking including running, yoga, playing footbal, and jumping.
• No Heartbeat tracker.
• Manual Activation required for sleep tracking.

Buy Mevofit

5. FitBit Charge 2

You can’t write about Fitness Trackers without mentioning FitBit. Fitbit is the first ever commercially promoted and marketed fitness band I’ve ever come across. But, these days Fitbit is facing heavy competition from the local counterparts of their product.

Editor’s Rating:

8.8/10

Overview:


Battery Life : UPTO 5 DAYS
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : YES
Phone Notification : YES
Calendar Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : NO
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : YES
Automatic Data Sync : YES
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : YES
Touch : YES, TOUCHSCREEN
Band Quality : VERY GOOD
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

Fitbit is an interesting choice of product because they are the ones who introduced the concept of Fitness Band to India and many other countries.

The Good/What I like

  • Fitbit has the most accurate set of data collection and presentation. With Fitbit, you can be 90% sure that the data shown to you is correct.
  • The battery Life is a bit lower than other fitness trackers. But, still it has 5 Days battery Life even after providing so many improved features. Other Fitness Trackers mostly gives you a 7 Days battery life without the brand name Fitbit. So, it is overall a good feature.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • It is pretty expensive when you compare it to the Indian counterparts.
  • Lot of people have complained that the after sales support of Fitbit in India is extremely poor. I don’t know the exact reason behind it. But, surely there is some issue with Fitbit after sales support in India.
  • Even after so much, you don’t get a water resistance fitness tracker from fitbit. On the other hand you can buy 2 new water resistant fitness bands from Indian brands at the same price tag.
ProsCons
• Brand Value - It is Fitbit.
• You can believe on the accuracy of Fitbit Data. They are the first branded and marketed fitness tracker.
• Poor after Sales Support
• Too costly compared to other products for Indian Market
• Not Water Resistant even after paying so much

Buy FitBit Charge

4. FitBit Alta HR

This is the second product from Fitbit that has got a place in my top 10 list of best fitness bands of India in 2018. Fitbit Alta HR is way better than Fitbit Charge 2 in every manner. Although the price tag is not much far off from one another. So,if you’re really planning to buy a Fitbit, go for Fitbit Alta HR rather than Fitbit Charge 2.

Editor’s Rating:

8.9/10

Overview:


Battery Life : UPTO 7 DAYS
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : YES
Phone Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : YES
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : YES
Automatic Data Sync : YES
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : NO
Touch : YES
Band Quality : AVERAGE
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

The Good/What I like

  • This band is absolutely super intelligent. Well, what else can you expect from Fitbit. It can track a number of activities without explicitly or manually switching it to a particular activity mode before performing that activity.
  • This one is water resistant, whereas Fitbit Charge 2 was not. It has every modern feature a fitness band should possess.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • Poor After sales support from Fitbit in India.
  • Expensive as compared to fitness bands and fitness trackers from Indian companies.
  • Even after paying sooooo much, Fitbit is not giving any personalized fitness coach or health coach subscription. Whereas other brands are giving 3 months to 6 months health coach premium subscription free with the fitness tracker.
  • A lot of users have complained that if you buy Fitbit, you need to buy screen guard for your fitbit too. Fitbit touch screen is not scratch resistant. On the other hand, many cheap indian fitness band has scratch resistant touchscreens at 8 times less cost that fitbit alta hr or even fitbit charge 2.
ProsCons
• Lots of Automation involved. The Band is fairly intelligent.
• Fitbit has a well-established brand all around the world. So, you can trust on its promises.
• No Health Coach Subscription
• Screen is not scratch resistant

Buy FitBit HR

3. Honor Band 3

Honor Band 3 is one of my top 3 picks from best fitness trackers in India 2018. Honor is just like Xiaomi, a brand with lots of good reputation for their smartphone and other technological products.And when such companies come up with a new tech product, be it in the fitness niche. It has to be something really good to keep up to their already created reputation.

Editor’s Rating:

9.3/10

Overview:


Battery Life : UPTO 30 DAYS WITH LIMITED FEATURES
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : YES
Phone Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : UPTO 50 METERS
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : YES
Automatic Data Sync : YES
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : YES
Touch : YES, TOUCHSCREEN
Band Quality : VERY GOOD
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

The Good/What I like

  • It promises a 30 days long battery life, but at reduce functionality of the band.
  • Honor Band 3 has a Heart rate tracker at a considerably low price tag. Good.
  • The data from Honor seems to be quite accurate. Including Sleep monitoring and heart rate monitoring data.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • Honor Band is a bit pricey as compared to major Indian Fitness Bands.
  • Honors seems to have been making false promises. If you visit the Amazon page, you’ll see a lot of negaive reviews about the product.
  • Despite so many negative reviews, honor does not care about maintaining a healthy and positive brand image. This Careless attitude from Honor was shocking for me.
  • Tries to hide the actual battery life of the band. Says it will decrease if used at full potential of the band. Means, if you use the band with all its features, the battery life will not be 30 days. But, why does Honor expect us to use their fitness band without some features. Why would someone buy it at the first place if they don’t want every feature that is being offered by Honor? And, why does Honor tries to hide the actual battery life, I’m absolutely clueless.
ProsCons
• Long Battery Life
• Provides Heart rate tracker at a low cost
• Good Sleep tracking
• Lots of Negative Reviews
• Does not live upto its promise
• Tries to hide the fact that the actual battery life will reduce upon using all the features.

Buy Honor 3

2. Soulfit Sonic V08

Soulfit Sonic V08 is the only Talkband available in Indian fitness trackers market. It has a lot of other unique feature which no other fitness band possess. That is the only reason I’ve kept it at position number 1. Else, GOQii has everything in it to be at number 1.

Editor’s Rating:

9.8/10

Overview:


Battery Life : 2-3 Days
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : YES
Blood Pressure Monitoring : YES
Bluetooth Earpiece : YES
Phone Notification : YES
Alarm : NO
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : NO
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : NO
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : YES
Automatic Data Sync : YES
Stop Watch : NO
Timer : NO
Charging : REQUIRES USB CABLE AND CHARGING BASE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : NO
Touch : YES
Band Quality : VERY GOOD
Sedentary Alert : YES

Product Highlights

The Good/What I like

  • It is a talkband. Means, Soulfit Sonic V08 is a fitness band as well as a bluetooth earpiece at the same time
  • Not impressed? Well, I guess the R&D of Soulfit Sonic v08 was also unsatisfied with only making a talkband out of their fitness band. They wanted more unique features. So they gave a blood pressure monitoring device inside a talkband. Now, it has become the most unique fitness tracker of them all. isn’t it ?
  • Since, it is a talkband, i guess you can control google assisstant and siri also using your bluetooth earpiece cum fitness band. Maybe you can even listen to some Music, who knows.

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • When you add so many functionality, you are bound to suffer at one point. Battery Life. Yes, Battery life of our Sonic Soulfit v08 is only 2-3 days.
  • Such short period of battery life makes it difficult to use it as a sleep tracker as we normally charge all our smart devices at night as we sleep.
  • You cannot charge the device directly using your laptop or power bank. Or, maybe you can. But, it will still need a separate device and a USB cable which comes with the device when you buy it.
  • And, as we all know. Earphones are normally not water proof. And this one also isn’t. You cannot swim wearing a sonic v08. Every extended feature comes with a demerit.
ProsCons
• It is the only Talkband in this list. You can receive calls and also use voice operated apps like Google Now and Siri.
• You can measure your Blood Pressure. No other fitness band offers this feature
• Bluetooth Earpiece
• Needs a charging base and USB Cable
• Not Waterproof
• 2-3 Days Battery life which is average as compared to other devices.

Buy Sonic v08

1. GOQii with Personal Coaching

GOQii is my Recommended product in this list of best fitness bands of 2018 in India. Literally, I had tried my level best, but couldn’t find a single flaw in this product, it is that good.

Let’s keep aside my opinion for a moment. GOQii has the highest market share in wearable technologies in India. I don’t think anybody should have anything to say beyond this. But, still I will share the full analysis of GOQii just like I had done for every other fitness tracker.

Editor’s Rating:

9.8/10

Overview:


Battery Life : 7 DAYS
Step Counter : YES
Calorie Counter : YES
Display : YES, OLED
Sleep Tracker : YES
Heartbeat Tracker : YES
Call Notification : YES
Unread Message Notification : YES
Alarm : YES
Distance Covered : YES
Premium Fitness App Subscription : YES, WITH EXCELLENT HEALTH COACH for 3/6/12 months.
iOS + Android App : YES
Water Resistant : YES
Automatic Sleep Monitoring : YES
Automatic Data Sync : YES
Stop Watch : YES
Timer : YES
Charging : USB, REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL DEVICE
Digital Watch : YES
Color changeable Straps : NO
Touch : YES, TOUCHSCREEN
Band Quality : VERY GOOD
Sedentary / Inactivity Alert : YES
Extra Unique Features ( USP ) :- Health Store, Cloud Storage for storing Health Records and Test Data, GAMES to improve cognitive abilities, Excellent Quality Health Coach.

Product Highlight

The Good/What I like

  • The product price is extremely low for the Value is generates. Imagine owning a Fitbit grade product at 9 times lower than the price of Fitbit
  • Infact, GOQii is better than Fitbit at one place. The USP if GOQii is not just the extremely low price tag, but also a premium free health coach subscription and a free premium app subscription.
  • It gives you a Heart rate monitoring at such a low price. Can you imagine ?
  • It gives you Automatic Sleep detection and monitoring at this price.
  • Gives you automatic Data Sync with Device and Application at this price.
  • No external device required to charge the product.
  • You can claim Tax benefit under section 80D for your entire family for buying this product. Am I dreaming ?

The Bad/What I don’t like

  • The health subscription is so good that you will be forced to renew your subscription once you have experienced the health coach subscription for FREE.
ProsCons
• Effortless charging without any external device requirement.
• Heart Rate Tracker at a low overall price point.
• Free Premium subscription of GOQii
• FREE Health Coach who is excellent and keeps a track of your activity throughout the day
• Health Store to buy Fruits and Vegetable, Free Cloud Storage for your family's Medical Data and Games to improve your cognitive intelligence.
• You can claim TAX benefit under section 80D for your entire family.
• Automatic and Seemless integration of Device Data with the GOQii App. No Manual intervention required.
• Automatic Sleep Tracking with Active Hours tracking
• It is India's highest selling Smart Band with maximum market share at Wearable Technologies as of 2018.
• Health Subscription is so good that you get addicted to it and will be compelled to renew the subscription.

Buy GOQii Band

Buyer’s Guide

Understanding the features you should look for in a fitness band is crucial. It determines if you would buy the ideal product that suits you or not. Many of the products available in the market are not worth the amount of money. On the other hand, only few products have the ideal price and value for money ration. Here you are going to learn the exact step-by-step method to decide which Fitness Tracker you should buy, how and why ?

Fix your Budget

Knowing your budget is the first and foremost step in deciding which fitness tracker you should go with in the long run. Majorly we have 3 slabs as per budget :-

  1. Below Rs. 3000 :-
    Products below Rs. 3000 ideally doesn’t have a heart rate tracker. Even if it has one, it won’t give you appropriate readings. These bands are good for you if you are not an athlete or maintaining a physique is not first priority.
  2. Below Rs. 8000 :-
    These are ideally Fitness Trackers that has heart rate monitors. I’m not sure about the accuracy of these heart rate monitors. But, overall these are the ideal fitness trackers for you if you are into body building and yet you don’t want to invest a huge amount of money into these wearable technology products.
  3. Rs. 8000 and above :-
    These are the absolutely amazing Fitbit level products. In reality, this was the actual price point for fitness bands when it first came into the market. As newer and cheaper products came into picture, these companies tried their best to stay afloat. Only a few has survived and they are really great products. These are premium Quality products better suited to the athletes and body builders or even Models and actors.

 

Fitness Band or Smart Watch ?

  • Both have its similarities as well as dissimilarities. Smart Watch can also do every task a Fitness Band can do. But, in my opinion, fitness bands or fitness trackers are better if you’re doing any other activity except walking. Fitness Bands are lightweight, easy to handle while doing push-ups and running or even jumping.
  • You may consider Smart Watch over Fitness Band if you’re a corporate personality who also needs to stay agile and fit. Smart Watch can do much more than a Fitness Tracker and thus, they have their own space in the wearable industry.

Do you want Heart Rate Monitoring ?

  • Heart Rate monitoring is a basic and important feature of a fitness band. It is one of the feature which differentiates itself from smartphone. It is one of the argument in favour of a Fitness Tracker when it comes to the question “why should you buy a fitness tracker if your smartphone can install apps to count your steps and calorie (pedometer apps).
  • But, it is also true that having a heart rate monitor will significantly increase the production cost of Fitness Trackers. And thus, Heart Rate monitors that works properly and gives you accurate data comes only after you’ve spend more than Rs. 4500 for your new fitness tracker.
  • Heart rate monitoring is essential if you’re a fitness junkie. It helps you tracks your heart rate at the time of heavy weight lifting and cardio exercises.
  • If you’re not so much into Gym and fitness, a Rs. 3000 and below costing device without a heart rate tracker is more than enough for you.

Manual or Automatic Sleep Tracking ?

  • Always go for Automatic Sleep Tracking if another product with automatic sleep tracking is available at your budget. You are bound to forget to turn on and off the night mode manually every night.

Read more about Choosing your Fitness Band

Well, here are few more in-depth articles about choosing your fitness band in 2018

  1. How to buy a fitness tracker: Everything you need to consider :- This is an awesome article written by David Nield. You can follow him on Twitter @davidnield. If there’s anyone who knows better than me about Fitness Trackers, it will be Wearable.com .
  2. Top 10 things to consider if buying a fitness tracker :- This article from Gadgets and Wearables written  by Ivan Jovin explains the top 10 aspects you should consider while buying a fitness band.

Fitness Bands FAQs

• Why should I get a Fitness Band ?

If you’re someone who wants to get serious about his/her health and fitness, you must consider buying a fitness band. A fitness tracker helps you track your daily calorie burn. Some of the fitness trackers even comes with a health app and coach subscription. You get to experience the paid subscription for a few month. If you like the service and see improvement in your health and fitness, you may renew your subscription.

• How much should I spend on a Fitness Band ?

If you’re on a budget, Rs. 2000 is the minimum you should consider spending on your next fitness band. These fitness trackers are only good for people who are just starting out. If you’re an athlete or you are into body building, spending Rs. 9000 to Rs. 10,000 is the minimum you should consider. There is absolutely no upper limit on spending when it comes to your fitness trackers. Spend Wisely.

• Do I need a Fitness Band ?

Fitness trackers are devices that are dedicated towards one thing. Helping you improving your fitness. Whereas most smartphones today has the ability to count your steps or even calculate your approximate calorie burn. They might just not be as accurate as a dedicated device such as a Fitness Band.

You need a Fitness band only if you want to track your daily workout goals.

• Is it safe to use a wearable technology like a Fitness Band ?

Although I’m not sure about the Laser that comes with cheap Fitness Trackers that offer Heart rate monitoring.I hope they are quite safe. The vibrations generated from phone notifications  might just become harmful in the long run. But, I have no Research Data to back my decision. Sorry 🙁

• Can a Fitness Band help me Lose Weight Faster ?

A fitness band will only help you provide motivation by showing you the calorie burnt during your various activities. If the motivation works for you, then it will help you lose weight faster. Else, you’re going nowhere with or without a fitness band.

Final Verdict

Overall, my Final verdict will be to consider buying GOQii because it has the best FREE Premium Health Coach Subscription along with a great product at a great price point.

If you’re into multi-tasking, you may also go for Soulfit Sonic V08 Talkband. It has a unique value proposition of a fitness tracker which turns into a bluetooth earpiece as and when needed. Not only that, you also get an in-built  Blood Pressure Monitor into the Fitness Band.

But, lastly, if you’re on a Budget. Go for MI Band HRX Edition. It is an extremely low budget product. It doesn’t have a heart rate tracker. Still, it is a huge value for the cheap price tag at which it is offered.


error: Content is protected !!