Best Budget Smartwatch

Smartwatches have become great companions in the current generation. We love smartwatches because they make you feel classy, making them a good companion for your wrist. These gadgets are taking over the fashion industry and everyone is talking about them. Despite being small in size, the current smartwatches come with various features such as notifications and weather patterns, which attracts a larger number of customers. Well, with such amazing features, many of us think that these smartwatches can't be gotten at cheaper prices. This is not true, in fact, they are the cheapest but of high quality. We love to budget and you can get yourself a nice smartwatch. Based on the budget, here are the top best budget smartwatches to buy this year.

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Tic Watch E

Tic Watch E

The TIC Watch E is not the cheapest on this list but it is well equipped and still affordable. This sporting Wear Os is compatible with both Android and iOS device, also giving access to all iOS apps which are available on Google Play.

There is a GPS and a heart rate sensor making it a suitable option for tracing fitness metrics, yet it is possible to wear it on classy occasions. The battery lasts for around 45 days before needing to be recharged. Connectivity to your smartphone is mediated by Bluetooth.

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Excellent Companion App
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Fitness tracking
  • Voice control
  • IP67 water and dust resistant

Cons

  • Dated Screen
  • Design is not premium

Polar M200

Polar m200

The Polar M200 is one of the cheapest smartwatches available. It has premium fitness features, especially considering the price. It has a great battery life with a solid running. It doesn't have notifications as other smartwatches but when it comes to fitness, then this is your smartwatch type.

Pros

  • Multi-activity focus
  • Accurate GPS
  • Good Battery life
  • Activity monitoring
  • Seamless Bluetooth connectivity
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Dated design
  • Doesn't have notifications
  • Design is not premium

Garmin Forerunner 35

garmin forerunner 35

As stated in the product name, the Garmin Forerunner 35 is a runner orientated smartwatch with the best-equipped features to track running related metrics. The Forerunner 30 is otherwise a smartwatch you would want to probably avoid as the focus is solely to support runners track their progress over time. That said, it has features relevant for cycling so it could suit triathletes in addition to some bike riders.

The smartwatch has a GPS onboard and a heart rate monitor which is absolutely accurate. Generally, these features aren't typically found in cheaper smartwatches, which strengthens the quality of choice the Garmin Forerunner 30 is.

Pros

  • Quality dedicated App
  • Clear screen
  • Runner orientated
  • Vibration alerts
  • ATM5 water resistance

Cons

  • No touchscreen
  • Limited battery life

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit blaze

The Fitbit Blaze is a borderline fitness tracker rather than an actual smartwatch, the closest to the former out of the list. This is more related to the fact it lacks true smartwatch features, although it has some impressive fitness features. It is very well priced and without a doubt worth a mention and provides a wearable option that may be of preference to you.

It has a heart rate tracker, as well as the perks that come along with the well established Fitbit brand. The app highly features rich with extensive functions and possibilities.

Pros

  • Has a stylish design
  • Fitbit app
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Multi-sport
  • GPS
  • Fitness metrics

Cons

  • Auto-pause functional feature doesn't work
  • Fiddly user interface

Amazfit Bip

amazfit

The Amazbitfit is a very reasonable priced smartwatch with a premium looking design, similar to the Apple Watch Series. It also has a battery life of 30 days, which is quite good. It can be used by both cyclists and runners.

Pros

  • Stylish design
  • Solid battery life
  • Good Companion App
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • GPS
  • 30 day battery life
  • Phone notifications

Cons

  • Auto-pause feature is non-functional

Samsung Gear Fit2 ProSamsung Gearfit pro 2

This is a well known classic and affordable smartwatch that has been around for some time. Samsung's Gear range varies in price and capabilities, but the Fit is the budget option which doesn't match the expensive prices of the other models in the series. It smoothly operates alongside Samsung smartphones although the WearOS makes it compatible with Android devices. It has classic features including a fitness tracking ability, and notifications.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters
  • Music storage
  • Fitness apps
  • Fitness metrics

Cons

  • Not waterproof

Padgane Dz09 Smartwatch

padgene

Padgane is a brand that is famous for making quality and affordable smartwatches. It is incredibly cheap but maintains a robust and durable build. It has a classic look with a few coloring options reflecting a traditional design, including white, gold or white band. Special features include reading texts, receiving calendar updates as well as having a camera.

Pros

    • Incredibly cheap
    • Has a camera
  • Good battery life
  • Micro Sim insert
  • HD display
  • Bluetooth calls

Cons

  • Requires a lot of care
  • Prone to break

Final Word

Smartwatches don't have to be an overly expensive piece of kit. The list provided gives you some options which cover different ground, whether it be the style of design, smartphone-related or fitness tracking features. However, don't expect to pay zilch, these features are technologically advanced.

Rupert Pople

Rupert is the founder of this website and a smart home tech enthusiast fascinated by the power of connected devices. Within his Business Management (BSc) degree at the University of Nottingham, he studied the technological impact of the Internet of Things.

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