10 Best Fitness Bands Money Can Buy in India: IoT India Magazine Picks for 2016

Fitness Bands were among the first wearables to be launched. Much of the credit goes to the early pioneers in this area like Fitbit and Jawbone to bring wearable industry to the forefront of consumer awareness.

Yet, looking back to 2016, fitness bands market is up for a shake, not just in India but world over. Recently, Pebble, an early pioneer in fitness trackers, had shut shop. And the market is getting crowded by each passing day. By an estimate, there are over 100 different brands just in this space.

We recently came out with our yearly pick of 10 smartwatches to look out for. Here’s our pick of 10 best fitness bands available in India for the year (in alphabetic order).

Beurer AS 80

  • The Activity sensor continuously tracks physical activity and monitors quality of sleep
  • Optimum activity monitoring and sleep analysis with free HealthManager app
  • Transfer: by Bluetooth® low energy technology
  • Activity tracking:
  • number of steps, distance, calorie consumption, activity duration and achievement of daily activity goals
  • Sleep tracking:
  • tracks sleep movements and sleep duration
  • Time display

Price: INR 8,200

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Fitbit Charge HR

Let your heart be your guide with Charge HR. Monitor heart rate automatically and continuously right on your wrist to accurately track calorie burn, maintain workout intensity, maximize training and optimize health—all without an uncomfortable chest strap.

Take control of your goals by using Charge HR to record your workouts and track all-day activity like heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes. With an impressive battery life up to 5 days* and instant access to every stat, you don’t have to look far for motivation to keep moving.

Price: INR 12,990

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Garmin Vivosmart HR+

  • GPS tracks distance and pace while mapping out your run or walk
  • Swim-friendly, sleek band is comfortable to wear all day, and the always-on touchscreen display shows your stats, even in sunlight
  • Measures steps, distance, calories, floors climbed, activity intensity and heart rate on your wrist¹
  • Receive full suite of smart notifications, which includes email, call, text, social media alerts and more — all from your wrist¹
  • Auto sync to Garmin Connect™ Mobile to join fitness challenges, review data and receive smart coaching

Price: INR 20,990

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GOQii Life Band

GOQII Premium is a leading fitness band from in the affordable segment and is the most well known brand from India. The band lets you track and measure your fitness activity and comes with support from personal Fitness experts for 3 months period.

Price: INR 3,999

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Intex Fitrist Pulzz

Intex FitRist Pulzz Smartband is loaded with features like step count, distance travelled, calories burnt. Intex fitrist pulzz is the second fitness band launched by intex after the intex fitrist that was launched earlier. It has all smart features including heart rate sensing and IPX7(water resistant).

Price: INR 1,799

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Jawbone UP 3

UP3™ is designed to give you a complete picture of your heart health. Resting Heart Rate gives you your baseline when you wake up. Passive Heart Rate is measured throughout the day and helps you understand how the habits of your daily life affect your heart.

You spend a lot of your life asleep. If you get a good night’s sleep tonight, you’re going to have a better tomorrow. Your body will be refreshed and your mind will be sharp. UP3™ tracks your sleep automatically measuring Deep, Light and REM, and gives tips to help you get a better night’s rest, one night at a time.

Price: INR 9,999

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Lycos Life Advanced Interactive Smart Band

LYCOS LIFE securely and seamlessly logs in to your favorite apps and websites on your phone, easily unlocking them without the hassle to remember your passwords. With LYCOS LIFE, access to your phone is just a tap away.

While activating the Smartband with the app, enable Bluetooth connectivity to allow communication between LYCOS LIFE and handheld devices.

The LYCOS LIFE Fitness Band allows users to easily monitor steps, calories burned, speed and heart rate. Life helps users meet goals and its reminders motivate them to get up and get moving. The LYCOS LIFE heart rate monitor and live EKG/ECG readout help users improve their workouts and view their heart activity instantaneously.

Price: INR 5,625

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Mi Band 2

Mi Band 2 uses an OLED display so you can see more at a glance. Simply lift your wrist to view time and tap the button for steps and heart rate. The improved pedometer algorithm in Mi Band 2 filters out unnecessary movements. This measures steps taken and exercise more accurately. With a built-in motion sensor, Mi Band 2 knows exactly when you begin your workout.

You don’t have to switch modes or tell it before you start. Measure your heart rate to adjust the length and intensity of workouts. Keep calm and work toward your fitness goals!

Price: INR 1,999

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Moov Now

Moov Now can be strapped to arm, ankle and can be used with variety of apps for tracking specific workouts. The fitness tracker offers advice via virtual personal trainer based on user’s exact position. Moov wants to be more than just fitness wearable. The fitness tracker comes with accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.

Price: INR 5,001

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Withings Pulse Ox

Whatever your fitness level or style, the Withings Pulse Ox can help you be more active and improve your health. During the day it captures steps, distance walked, elevation climbed and calories burned. At night, it monitors your sleep cycles. And when asked, it measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level. With this data at hand, Pulse Ox empowers you to make informed choices.

Price: INR 8,999

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