Best Budget Fitness Trackers in Nepal [Updated]

Best Budget Fitness Trackers in Nepal 2021 bands Realme Honor Xiaomi Amazfit 4 5 5i Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 Huawei Band 6
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In this article, we’ve listed out the best budget fitness trackers that you could buy in Nepal right now. Fitness trackers have made our lives a lot easier. And while keeping track of health may have become easy because of such devices, buying the perfect one for you is a different story altogether.

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You can go for a full-fledged smartwatch or maybe a modest fitness tracker. Or instead, you can choose one from the now trending budget fitness trackers. So in this article, we’ll be talking about the best cheap, budget fitness trackers (fitness bands) you can buy in Nepal. Let’s begin.

Best budget fitness trackers in Nepal:

8. Realme Band

Starting our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal is the Realme Band. It is the cheapest one on the list and packs in the least amount of features as well. This fitness band features a minimalistic design with a gentle curve and a 0.96-inches TFT panel. But with a mere 160 x 80 resolution and 65K color reproduction, the Realme Band’s display isn’t that great to look at, especially under enough ambient light due to its low brightness.

Realme Band

It has a traditional strap made from TPU material but it feels a little cheap. And unfortunately, its design makes it almost impossible for people with a small hand to wear it. Similarly, it is also IP68 rated and comes with Bluetooth 4.2 connection. Also, the Realme Band only syncs with Android devices. So, if you want to use it with an iPhone, too bad.

Limited fitness tracking

Moving on, you can receive the app, call, SMS notifications on the band although they’re not actionable – except that you can hang up on calls directly from the band. In terms of navigation, it features a single circular touch button (single tap to toggle, long-press to select) and the display doesn’t support touch input.

Because of this, navigating around the band is drab. Getting to fitness tracking, it supports 24 hours heart rate monitoring (with PPG heart rate sensor), sleep, step, and sports (running, walking, biking, hiking, fitness, climbing, spin, yoga, cricket) tracking.

Getting to the battery, Realme Band has a decent 90mAh cell that can last 7 – 10 days with heart rate monitoring turned on. Interestingly, it charges via the USB-A connection and doesn’t require an additional cable. But, taking off the strap requires a bit of effort which might be uncomfortable for many. Besides, this could also hamper the durability of the Realme Band in the long run.

Realme Band Specifications:

  • Display: 0.96″ TFT panel, 160 x 80 pixels resolution, >65000 colors
  • Dial shape: Rectangle
  • Strap: Detachable TPU straps, 16mm width
  • Body: 19.6 x 11.9 x 240 mm, 20gm
  • Battery: 90mAh, lasts up to 10 days, USB-A charging
  • Connection: Bluetooth v4.2
  • Compatible with: Android 5.0 and above, No iOS support
  • IP Rating: IP68 water-resistant (1.5 meters)
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, PPG optical heart rate, Rotor Vibration Motor
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Sports Mode
  • Companion App: Realme Link (Android)
  • Colors: Black, Green, Yellow
  • Price: Rs. 2,999

7. Honor Band 5

Now, in the seventh position in our list of best budget fitness trackers to buy in Nepal is the Honor Band 5. It is the slightly more expensive version of the standard Band 5i and brings a horde of improvements all around. Unlike the Mi Band 4 and similar to Honor Band 5i, this one has a sleek, rectangular design. So, if you ask me, I prefer Honor Band 5 above others when it comes to design.

Honor Band 5 Fitness Trackers Best Budget Nepal

This has a traditional silicone strap with a loop/band retainer which is soft, flexible and is really comfortable to wear. But sometimes, the strap fails to fit well inside the loop which can get a little annoying.

Unlike the TFT panel from its ‘i’ counterpart, the Honor Band 5 features a gorgeous 0.95-inches AMOLED panel which packs in 240 x 120 pixels with 282 PPI of pixel density. Additionally, it also has 2.5D curved tempered glass protection and is 5 ATM water-resistant too.

Excellent display

Here, the color reproduction and the way text is arranged on the display is something to admire. Unlike the Mi Band 4 (and 5), the text is adequately large enough to make out at a quick glance. Just like the Band 5i, its animation and UI transitions are the best among other bands in this list. The UI design itself is very consistent too.

You can choose from 150+ watch faces in the Huawei Health app and I must say, most of them are really cool and artistic. Similarly, Honor Band 5’s display supports swipe gestures and there’s a big circular capacitive touch sensor too. It can be used to wake up the screen or go home – but doesn’t double as a back button.

Getting to fitness tracking, it supports 24/7 heart rate (PPG heart rate sensor) monitoring, step, sleep, SpO2, sports (10 in total: running, walking, swimming, rowing, etc.) tracking. There’s a decent 100mAh battery inside and Honor has shifted away from USB-A charging to a bulky proprietary adapter that uses a Micro USB connection. Still, you don’t need to take the band out of the strap, so that’s great.

Honor Band 5 Specifications:

  • Display: 0.95″ AMOLED panel, 240 x 120 pixels resolution
  • Dial shape: Rectangle
  • Body: 17.2 x 11.5 x 43 mm, 22.7gm
  • Strap: Removable silicone straps
  • Battery: 100mAh, Up to 9 days endurance; Proprietary charging adapter
  • Connection: Bluetooth v4.2
  • Compatible with: Android 4.4, iOS 9.0 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance
  • Sensors: 6-axis Inertial Sensor, Optical heart rate sensor, Infrared light wearing detection sensor
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Sports Mode (11), Blood Oxygen
  • Companion App: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Meteorite Black, Coral Pink, Midnight Navy, Olive Green
  • Price: Rs. 4,350

6. Mi Smart Band 5

Likewise, the number six spot in our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal goes to the latest Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 (or Mi Band 5). Right off the bat, I must say that if you already own a Mi Band 4, there are very few reasons to upgrade to its successor; unless you’re specifically looking for those new features – the most prominent of them being the big display.

Here, the Mi Band 5 sports a 1.1-inches AMOLED panel with 294 x 126 pixels, 16-bit color depth, and a peak brightness of 450 nits. Just like its previous iteration, Xiaomi has installed a 2.5D reinforced glass and anti-fingerprint coating on this one too. And as you can expect, this panel is extremely vibrant with great contrast and plenty of brightness to be visible in outdoor situations as well.

While I mentioned earlier that the font size on Mi Band 4 was quite small, Xiaomi has noticeably improved upon that by enlarging the fonts and making the UI a little more consistent. Yet, the items under the “More” menu are still way too crammed in.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 Fitness Trackers Best Budget Nepal

Attractive watch faces

Likewise, you can choose from over 100 watch faces and they are customizable from the Mi Fit app – or adjust the items via the band itself; most of them are really well-designed too.

Additionally, one can also apply watch faces from third-party sources like Amazfit or make one on your own. Even though the display is big and vibrant, the UI transitions and animations feel slightly slower/laggy compared to the Honor Band 5.

I don’t mean to say that this totally ruins the experience altogether but I feel like it’s something Xiaomi should’ve definitely worked to evade this minor nuisance. Yet, Mi Band 5’s TPU strap is slightly softer and more flexible compared to the one on Mi Band 4. It employs the same Bluetooth 5.0 LE connectivity. There’s a single capacitive home button that functions as a back button as well.

Talking about fitness tracking, it has 24/7 heart rate (PPG heart rate sensor), 24-hour sleep, step, stress, sports (11 in total: walking, yoga, cycle, jump rope, swim, freestyle, etc.), and women’s health (menstrual cycle, ovulation phases) tracking. To note, the latter is only available in Mi Band 5 whereas it lets you practice breathing exercises.

Sad to say, to accommodate the bigger display & the new features, Xiaomi has had to compromise on its battery. With the 125mAh battery inside, the company rates its endurance to just 14 days while Mi Band 4 came with up to 20 days of battery life. But, I must say the new magnetic charging mechanism is highly appreciable since you no longer need to take off the band from the strap to recharge the battery.

Mi Smart Band 5 Specifications:

  • Display: 1.1″ AMOLED panel, 294 x 126 pixels resolution
  • Dial shape: Elliptical
  • Body: 18.15 x 12.45 x 46.95 mm, 11.9gm
  • Strap: Removable silicone strap, 18mm width
  • Battery: 125mAh, Up to 14 days endurance; 2Pin POGO pin charging (magnetic)
  • Connection: Bluetooth v5.0 LE
  • Compatible with: Android 4.4, iOS 9.0 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, PPG heart rate sensor
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Stress, Women’s Health, Breathing Exercise, Sports Mode (11)
  • Companion App: Mi Fit (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple, Yellow, Green, Gray
  • Price: Rs. 4,499

5. Samsung Galaxy Fit 2

Moving on, sitting fifth in our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal is the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2. This succeeds the first-gen Galaxy Fit from back in 2019 and brings some notable upgrades. First off, it has a larger display—as is customary. You’re greeted with a bigger 1.1″ Super AMOLED panel, similar to the one on the Mi Band 5 above. Moreover, these fitness trackers’ displays share the same 126 x 294 pixels resolution as well.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 Red Fitness Trackers Best Budget Nepal

Netting out a 291 PPI pixel density, contents look sharp and vibrant in this display. Compared to its predecessor, there’s no physical button this time around. So, for navigational purposes, swiping and tapping are all you have here.

Still, there is a capacitive button on the front that triggers Fit 2’s menu. In terms of watch faces, Samsung lets you choose from over 70 dials on the Galaxy Fit 2. You can browse them all on the Galaxy Wearable app.

Familiar design

Its design doesn’t stand out from the competition but I guess that doesn’t matter as much. While the first-gen Galaxy Fit featured a frame, it’s all plastic and silicone here. Weighing just 21 grams, it is incredibly comfortable on the wrist too. There are two options for the straps to choose from: Black and Scarlet. Moreover, it is 5ATM water-resistant and IP68 certified as well.

Samsung says Fit 2’s unique groove design language prevents any sweats from being gathered at the back while resulting in a comfortable fit as well. Powering the Galaxy Fit 2 is 2MB of RAM, 32MB ROM, and runs on FreeRTOS operating system. In terms of fitness tracking, it supports step counting, sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring—all aided by an accelerometer, gyroscope, and an optical heart rate sensor.

This fitness tracker can also automatically detect multiple workouts including walking, running, elliptical, etc. Other features include handwash reminder, music control, notification, quick replies, notifications, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 Specifications:

  • Display: 1.1″ AMOLED panel, 294 x 126 pixels resolution, 291 PPI
  • Dial shape: Elliptical
  • Body: 18.6 x 11.1 x 46.65 mm, 21gm (with strap)
  • Strap: Removable silicone strap
  • Battery: 159mAh, Up to 21 days endurance
  • Connection: Bluetooth v5.1
  • Compatible with: Android 5.0, iOS 10 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance, IP68
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro sensor, PPG heart rate sensor
  • Functions: Alarm, calories burned, DND, heart rate monitor, notifications, sleep tracking, step counter, stress, automatic workout detection (5)
  • Companion App: Galaxy Wearable (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Black, Scarlet
  • Price: Rs. 5,499

4. Amazfit Band 5

Taking the fourth position in our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal is the Amazfit Band 5. If you didn’t already know, Amazfit’s parent company Huami also manufactures Xiaomi’s wearables which include the Mi Band 4 and 5.

And here, the Amazfit Band 5 is pretty similar to the Mi Band 5 that takes the fifth spot in our list of the best budget fitness trackers in Nepal. So, I will be keeping things pretty simple here while highlighting the superiorities of the Amazfit Band 5.

Amazfit Band 5 Olive Fitness Trackers Best Budget Nepal

Despite featuring the same 1.1″ AMOLED screen, this one has a slightly larger build quality compared to the Mi Band 5 although it’s nothing to be concerned about. On to why the Amazfit Band 5 is two spots ahead, it’s mainly because of two reasons. First is the SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen monitoring.

Built-in Amazon Alexa

Now, even though none of the fitness trackers is a substitute for a dedicated medical device, Amazfit Band 5’s SpO2 monitoring is still a decent indicator of your health. Besides this, it also has Amazon Alexa built-in. Although you won’t be able to make phone calls on this, Amazfit lets you get your answers, translations, or set alarms via Alexa. Also, the company promises a days’ more battery compared to the Mi Band 5.

Amazfit Band 5 Specifications:

  • Display: 1.1″ AMOLED panel, 294 x 126 pixels resolution
  • Dial shape: Elliptical
  • Body: 18.15 x 12.4 x 47.2 mm, 24gm (with TPU strap)
  • Strap: Removable silicone strap, 18mm width
  • Battery: 125mAh, Up to 15 days endurance, 2Pin POGO pin charging (magnetic)
  • Connection: Bluetooth v5.0 LE
  • Compatible with: Android 5.0, iOS 10 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, PPG heart rate, SpO2 sensor
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Stress, Women’s Health, Breathing Exercise, Sports Mode (11), Alexa built-in
  • Companion App: Zepp (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Midnight Black, Olive, Orange
  • Price: Rs. 5,600

3. Mi Smart Band 6

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 - Black

Next entry in our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal is the new Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 (or Mi Band 6). As other manufacturers shift to a bigger form factor in their newest fitness bands, Xiaomi has followed suit as well.

Compared to the 1.1″ screen on its predecessor, the Mi Band 6 has a bigger 1.56″ AMOLED display. Despite this, both of them are packaged in a similar body.

This means that Xiaomi has gotten rid of the top and bottom bezels to accommodate a bigger screen. While this big screen sure does look nice, the cramped layout means it doesn’t quite solve the issues with the smaller display on the Mi Band 5. The font size in notifications and other menus is quite small and it’s relatively less readable compared to say… the Honor Band 6.

SpO2 monitoring

Despite this, the system text, animations look quite sharp here and colors pop out quite nicely as well. Another upgrade in this year’s Mi Band is the inclusion of blood oxygen (SpO2) monitoring. While it doesn’t support continuous SpO2 tracking, it can record your SpO2 levels overnight. But this feature is still in the beta phase for now.

Besides this, it brings over 30 fitness modes with automatic detection of 6 of them. Mi Band 6 packs the same 125mAh battery that’s rated to last up to 14 days in normal mode.

Mi Smart Band 6 Specifications:

  • Display: 1.56″ AMOLED panel, 326 x 152 pixels resolution, 326 PPI
  • Dial shape: Elliptical
  • Body: 18.6 x 12.7 x 47.4 mm, 12.8gm
  • Strap: Removable silicone strap, 18mm width
  • Battery: 125mAh, Up to 14 days endurance; 2Pin POGO pin charging (magnetic)
  • Connection: Bluetooth v5.0 LE
  • Compatible with: Android 5.0, iOS 10.0 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, PPG heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Stress, Women’s Health, Breathing Exercise, Sports Mode (30)
  • Companion App: Mi Fit (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Olive, Ivory
  • Price: Rs. 5,999
  • Read our review of Mi Smart Band 6
  • Watch our review of Mi Smart Band 6

2. Honor Band 6

Moving on, the Honor Band 6 takes the second spot in our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal. Now, it is quite similar to the Huawei Band 6 below, so I’ll be keeping this short here. The Honor Band 6 arrives in a similar build as its Huawei counterpart, but this one has a slightly inferior design language.

While the Huawei Band 6 has a metallic finish on its polymer fiber frame, the one on the Honor Band 6 is plain plastic—and there’s a rather off-putting “Honor” branding on the left frame as well. But since that part won’t be the center of attraction when putting on this fitness band, it’s not that big a deal.

Honor Band 6 - Sandstone Grey

On top of this, the Honor Band 6 is 5 ATM resistant as well. As a result, you can wear it even during deep dive swimming sessions without a care in the world.

Plus, the band can even track your swimming workout. Talking about workouts, this can track 10 of them in total—including automatic detection of 6 workouts. These include indoor/outdoor running, indoor/outdoor walking, rowing, and elliptical machine.

No 24-hour SpO2 tracking

Compared to the Huawei Band 6 that boasts 96 workout modes, this is a pretty small number. Yet, it is crucial to understand that Huawei’s wearable basically records the same health metrics in all those 80+ miscellaneous workouts. However, it does bring a couple of crucial features like all-day SpO2 monitoring, newer TruSleep 2.0 that the Honor Band 6 lacks.

Fueling this budget fitness tracker is a 180mAh battery that is rated to last up to 2 weeks. Under regular usage, you can easily squeeze out 10 days of endurance from this thing. Plus, the Honor Band 6 also supports fast charging. With this, its battery can go from 0 to 100% in under 50 minutes.

Honor Band 6 Specifications:

  • Display: 1.47″ AMOLED panel, 368 x 194 pixels resolution
  • Dial shape: Squarish
  • Body: 25.4 x 11.45 x 43 mm, 18gm (without strap)
  • Strap: Proprietary silicone strap (removable)
  • Battery: Up to 14 days endurance; 2Pin POGO pin charging (magnetic)
  • Connection: Bluetooth v5.0
  • Compatible with: Android 5.0, iOS 9.0 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance
  • Sensors: Acceleration, Gyroscope, Optical heart rate, SpO2
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Sports Mode (10), Blood Oxygen, Women’s Health
  • Companion App: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Meteorite Black, Sandstone Grey, Coral Pink
  • Price: Rs. 6,499
  • Read our review of Honor Band 6
  • Watch our review of Honor Band 6

1. Huawei Band 6

Finally, the gold medal in our list of best budget fitness trackers goes to the Huawei Band 6. While it is quite similar to the comparatively cheaper Honor Band 6, the latter’s not available in Nepal. Moreover, Huawei Band 6 is quite expensive compared to other entries in this list so far.

Huawei Band 6 - Amber Sunrise

Despite all this, if you want the best budget fitness tracker, the Huawei Band 6 is the one to get. From its bolder design to other perks, it outclasses the competition by a long shot. Contrary to the vertically elongated screen on the Mi Band 6, Huawei has instead upped Band 6’s display diagonally. So, not only does it make for a more premium look, but it is also a more comfortable design.

The larger texts are easier to read while navigating through swipes on this comparatively wider screen is easier too. To compare, this 1.47″ AMOLED screen is technically shorter than the one on Xiaomi’s latest fitness tracker. Yet, the Huawei Band 6 looks much more natural.

Premium build quality

Anyway, it has a fairly premium build quality as well. This polymer fiber watch frame brings a metallic texture that feels quite nice. It also has a button on the side to wake up the screen or trigger the menu. Huawei also promises up to 96 workout modes on this fitness tracker. However, besides the 10 professional modes, all it does on the remaining ones is track your heart rate, calories burnt, and classify the stress of training.

And like most other fitness trackers, the Huawei Band 6 supports automatic workout detection too. Moving on, a unique feature of this band compared to every other entry in our list of best budget fitness trackers in Nepal is its ability to record your blood oxygen levels throughout the day. Huawei Band 6 graphs your SpO2 level every 30 minutes all day.

Additionally, its TruSleep 2.0-powered sleep tracking can detect 6 major sleep problems and up to 200 suggestions to improve your sleep quality. In terms of battery endurance, Huawei says the band can last up to 14 days under normal usage.

Huawei Band 6 Specifications:

  • Display: 1.47″ AMOLED panel, 368 x 194 pixels resolution
  • Dial shape: Squarish
  • Body: 25.4 x 11.45 x 43 mm, 18gm (without strap)
  • Strap: Proprietary silicone strap (removable)
  • Battery: Up to 14 days endurance; 2Pin POGO pin charging (magnetic)
  • Connection: Bluetooth v5.0
  • Compatible with: Android 6.0, iOS 9.0 and above
  • IP Rating: 5 ATM water-resistance
  • Sensors: 6-axis IMU (accelerometer, gyro), optical heart rate, SpO2
  • Functions: Alarm, Calories Burned, DND, Heart Rate Monitor, Notifications, Sleep Tracking, Step Counter, Stress, Women’s Health, Breathing Exercise, Sports Modes (96)
  • Companion App: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Graphite Black, Amber Sunrise, Forest Green, Sakura Pink
  • Price: Rs. 9,490
  • Read our review of Huawei Band 6
  • Watch our review of Huawei Band 6

Best budget fitness trackers in Nepal [Summary]

Rank Fitness Tracker Price in Nepal
1 Huawei Band 6 Rs. 9,490
2 Honor Band 6 Rs. 6,499
3 Mi Smart Band 6 Rs. 5,999
4 Amazfit Band 5 Rs. 5,600
5 Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 Rs. 5,499
6 Mi Smart Band 5 Rs. 4,499
7 Honor Band 5 Rs. 4,350
8 Realme Band Rs. 2,999

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