Best Budget Smartwatches Under NPR 10,000 in Nepal [Updated]

Best Budget Smartwatches In Nepal 2021 cheap under 10k
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Now more than ever, it’s crucial that we stay on top of our health. Fitness trackers are a great way to do so and it won’t come as a surprise to anyone when I say that their popularity is constantly on the rise. However, spending a little more gets you a decent smartwatch these days. Well, the “smart” trait is debatable but you’ll be walking home with a bigger display and maybe even a greater set of features. So today, we’re looking at the best budget smartwatches in Nepal. Let’s begin.

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Best budget smartwatches in Nepal:

Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite

Kicking off our list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal is the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite. This is a repurposed Redmi Watch for the global market and is the epitome of an extension of a fitness band. Besides the bigger design, it brings a more-or-less similar feature set as Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5. Well, there is one thing that sets it apart though. Mi Watch Lite is the only entry in our list to feature built-in GPS connectivity. As a result, you won’t need to depend on your phone’s location data to trail your workout routes.

Although its dual-GPS does struggle every now and then, we didn’t notice any misrouting of any sort. Moving on, it has a total of 11 workout modes including walking, cycling, cricket, etc. As expected from a budget smartwatch, the Mi Watch Lite doesn’t support automatic workout detection so you’re gonna have to manually initiate one.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite - Design Best Budget Smartwatches in Nepal

Despite all this, I’m quite appalled at the lack of Blood Oxygen (SpO2) and women’s health tracking here. While the majority of its competitors are offering these rather essential features, it’s surprising to see Xiaomi lag behind. Anyway, it also supports periodical heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, breathing exercises, and more.

Great design

Its design is another thing to drool over. The sleek squarish form-factor looks plenty premium and the TPU strap is mighty comfortable as well. On the display side of things, Mi Watch Lite has a 1.4” TFT LCD screen. From brightness level, sharpness, to color reproduction, there’s not much to complain about here. With over 120 watch faces to choose from (some are customizable too), you’ll have no trouble settling to the one you prefer as well.

And might I add just how well-designed they are? Furthermore, this smartwatch has an excellent battery life as well. With its 230mAh cell, you’ll easily be able to get at least a week of endurance with occasional GPS usage. Plus, Xiaomi’s proprietary magnetic charger fills up the battery in an hour and a half.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite Specifications:

  • Body: 41 x 35 x 10.9mm, 35 grams (with TPU strap)
  • Display: 1.4-inches TFT LCD panel, 350 nits (typ), 60% NTSC, 323PPI
  • Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Sensors: Heart-rate, L-sensor, Compass, Barometer, GPS with A-GPS/GLONASS
  • Sports mode: 11 sports modes in total
  • Battery: 230mAh cell (Up to 9 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Xiaomi Wear (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 7,999 (official)

Amazfit Bip U

Next up is the Amazfit Bip U. Just like Mi Watch Lite, it also comes in a square design with rounded edges. There’s a button on the side that launches the app list and also doubles as a back button. You can swipe right for the same but the button makes things simpler to get around. Additionally, it also lets you trigger a custom app upon long-press.

Another small thing I like about this smartwatch is how it lets you set up to 10 home-screen widgets. As a result, you don’t need to go through a bunch of menus every time you have to launch a certain app or view its details.

Excellent display

While we’re talking about the display, Bip U’s 1.43” screen is equally impressive. Now, unlike Mi Watch Lite’s 120+ watch faces, there are only 50 of them here. However, the ones available look quite nice and you can also customize a few of them. This display can get bright enough to be visible outdoors as well and the colors are quite vibrant as well. Thanks to its lightweight build and soft silicon rubber strap, the Amazfit Bip U is equal parts comfortable as well.

Amazfit Bip U - Design Best Budget Smartwatches in Nepal

Although it is void of a built-in GPS, the Bip U more than makes up for it with its 60+ sports modes. From walking, yoga, rowing, to even Zumba—it’s got it all. Browsing through them is quite easy as Amazfit has organized them under different categories. Moreover, you can also view your workout details including different stats like heart rate variation, speed, calorie burnt, etc. on the watch itself.

But of course, you’re gonna have to refer to the companion app for further details. Besides, Bip U can also track your SpO2, stress levels, and menstruation cycles. It doesn’t have a microphone for voice calls but it does let you reject an incoming call—or send a preset SMS reply. You can edit the existing ones or add a custom message of your own too.

Amazfit Bip U Specifications:

  • Body: 40.9 x 35.5 x 11.4mm, 31 grams (with silicon rubber strap)
  • Display: 1.43-inches IPS LCD panel, 72% NTSC (typ)
  • Resolution: 302 x 320 pixels
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Sensors: PPG optical heart-rate, Acceleration, Gyroscope
  • Sports mode: 60+ sports modes
  • Battery: 230mAh cell (Up to 9 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Zepp (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 9,800 (official)

Realme Watch S

Let’s get to the next entry in our list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal, which is the new Realme Watch S. Compared to the first-gen Realme Watch, the company has really worked to deliver a viable budget smartwatch. Unlike its predecessor, this one now has a circular dial. Yet, I find its design to be rather bulky. Realme could’ve trimmed down the bezels or installed a relatively more compact tachymeter to make it not so, but here we are.

Plus, there aren’t multiple sizes to choose from either. So, if you’re someone with a small wrist, putting on the Realme Watch S might feel uncomfortable. Anyway, its 1.3” LCD screen is quite nice to look at. With 5 levels of brightness to choose from, taking a peek at the Watch S when you’re outdoors isn’t going to be a problem either.

Realme Watch S - Design Best Budget Smartwatches in Nepal

Realme has also included an “auto-brightness” feature that seamlessly toggles between illumination levels depending on the ambient setting. For controls, there are two buttons on the right frame. The one on the top acts as a home/back button whereas the other launches the exercise menu. I would’ve liked the ability to customize them as well but that’s not possible yet.

A wide selection of watch faces

Realme has vastly increased its selection of watch faces too. While the first-gen Realme Watch was limited to about a dozen of choices, that number has reached over 100 here. Moving on to fitness tracking, the Watch S supports 16 of them including table tennis, football, cricket, yoga, etc.

Besides this, there’s also heart rate, sleep, and blood oxygen monitoring as well. This IP68 dust/waterproof smartwatch has an excellent battery life too. With continuous heart-rate monitoring turned on, it can deliver up to 2 weeks of endurance. Still and all, iOS users will be disappointed to learn that the Realme Watch S isn’t compatible with their iPhones.

Realme Watch S Specifications:

  • Body: 259 x 47 x 12mm, 48 grams (with silicone strap)
  • Display: 1.3-inches LCD panel, Gorilla Glass, Auto-brightness, 278PPI
  • Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels
  • Water resistance: IP68 dust/waterproof
  • Sensors: 3-axis Accelerometer, Optical Heart Rate, Photosensitive, Wearing monitoring
  • Sports mode: 16 sport modes in total
  • Battery: 390mAh cell (Up to 15 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Realme Link (Android)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 9,999 (official)

Mobvoi TicWatch GTX

Moving on, another pick in this list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal is the Mobvoi TicWatch GTX. Just like the Realme Watch S above, this one has a circular dial with a tachymeter. You also get two buttons for navigation on the right frame. Here, the top button launches the app list whereas the other triggers the onboard exercise modes. Let’s talk about the comfort of this thing now.

The base of the watch sits comfortably on the hand but I’m not fond of the rugged strap design. On top of being comparatively firm, this rugged TPU strap also adds unnecessary weight, thereby contributing to mild discomfort.

Mobvoi TicWatch GTX - Design

Thankfully, Mobvoi has implemented a universal design for the straps. So, if you have a 22mm strap lying around, you can easily switch between them. More on the design, the TicWatch GTX is also IP68 dust/waterproof. Building on top of it is pool-swim tracking. Apart from this, there are 13 more sports modes to choose from, including cycling, soccer, yoga, etc. Moreover, it also has sleep and heart rate monitoring.

No SpO2 monitoring

But as opposed to the ones above it, the TicWatch GTX misses out on blood oxygen and menstruation cycle tracking. Its display disappoints too. While you are getting a sizable 1.28” screen, this TFT panel has subpar viewing quality—especially when you’re under direct sunlight. Likewise, the 240 by 240 resolution is nothing to write home about either. Things look fine when the on-screen texts are large enough but you can tell the pixelation right away regardless.

This is expressly true in terms of notifications as the pre-formatted text is quite unpleasant to look at. This smartwatch has a rated battery life of 7 days which was more or less true with my usage. All in all, the TicWatch GTX does fitness tracking right, but its poor display quality leaves things to be desired.

Mobvoi TicWatch GTX Specifications:

  • Body: 48.7 x 11mm (without strap)
  • Display: 1.28-inches TFT LCD panel
  • Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
  • Water resistance: IP68 dust/waterproof
  • Sensors: Heart Rate, Accelerometer
  • Sports mode: 14 workout modes in total
  • Battery: 200mAh (Up to 7 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Mobvoi (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 9,999 (official)

HiFuture HiTime SE

Another entry in our list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal goes to the HiFuture HiTime SE. With the arrival of wearable brands like HiFuture and AQFiT in the Nepalese market thanks to Tech Studio, there are a bunch more options in the budget smartwatch category. Here, HiFuture’s HiTime SE manages to make it to our list thanks to its sleek design and a couple of unique features. First off, this is a fashion-first smartwatch.

HiFuture HiTime SE Smartwatch

So, if you want something that’ll go beyond showing time and tracking your health, this could be a decent option for you. It comes in a squarish build like the Amazfit Bip U above. Plus, its Apple Watch-inspired design includes a rotating knob for scrolling through the menu. And right below it is a faux-button marking that exists simply to be mistaken for something useful.

Phone calls via the watch

The display is a 1.72″ LCD panel and on the right frame, you’ll find a microphone while the opposite side houses a speaker grille. Now, you might’ve already gotten an idea about what they’re for and you’d be right. HiTime SE is the only one on our list of best smartwatches in Nepal that can take/make calls via the watch itself. So, if you mind taking out your phone for every call, this is the next best thing (or get a pair of TWS).

However, this screen is not the best to look at. You can notice slight pixelation while it can’t get very bright either. Texts in notification look broken as well and the animation looks a bit choppy too. In terms of fitness tracking, you can choose from 12 different options here. On top of this, the HiFuture HiTime SE can track your heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, and even blood pressure. But I’m kinda suspicious about the last one. Anyway, its 250mAh battery will give you about a week’s endurance though.

HiFuture HiTime SE Specifications:

  • Display: 1.72-inches IPS LCD panel, Anti-glare
  • Resolution: 320 x 385 pixels
  • Water resistance: IPX5 waterproof
  • Sensors: Heart Rate, Accelerometer, Gravity, Pedometer
  • Sports mode: 11 workout modes in total
  • Battery: 250mAh (Up to 7 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Wearfit Pro (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 8,999 (official)

AQFiT W11

Next up is the AQFiT W11. Here, AQFiT is an Indian wearable manufacturer that brings out economic smartwatches, earbuds, and other gadgets. Anyway, the W11 bears a similar squarish design that we’ve seen in a couple of other entries in our list of best smartwatches in Nepal. The rounded edges and the magnesium alloy build material give the watch an elegant look.

AQFiT W11 Smartwatch - Display

For navigation, AQFiT W11 comes with a circular button on the side that takes you to the homescreen or launches the app menu. Its 1.4″ LCD screen looks pretty good for the most part but it does come with its own flaws. First off, this display doesn’t look as sharp as you’d want it to and the color reproduction isn’t all that great either. Moreover, AQFiT W11 doesn’t get bright enough under direct sunlight either.

Getting to fitness tracking, this smartwatch lets you pick from 15 options. This includes walking, running, climbing, etc. Plus, it is also IP68 dust and water-resistant for added durability, which also facilitates swim tracking. As expected, the W11 can record your steps, heart rate, too. Other health tracking features include blood oxygen and sleep monitoring. In terms of battery life, you can get up to 7 days of endurance with its 220mAh cell.

AQFiT W11 Specifications:

  • Body: 34 x 41 x 10mm, 58 grams (with strap)
  • Display: 1.4-inches IPS LCD panel, 4.0D curved
  • Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels
  • Water resistance: IP68 dust/waterproof
  • Sensors: G-sensor, heart rate sensor
  • Sports mode: 15 workout modes in total
  • Battery: 220mAh (8-10 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: YFit (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 5,999 (official)

Haylou Solar

Now the next two entries in our list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal are from a couple of obscure companies. The first one is from a Xiaomi-backed company called Haylou. Here, the Haylou Solar is a budget smartwatch that offers the bare minimum and is simply an extension of a fitness tracker. It comes in a circular build which honestly is quite minimalistic.

Unlike the Realme Watch S and Mobvoi TicWatch GTX, it doesn’t feature a tachymeter and ultimately, looks pretty sleek. This dark gray frame also complements the overall design. In summation, it is a pretty good-looking budget smartwatch. Plus, the silicone strap is quite comfortable too.

Workout modes

But as I mentioned earlier, the actual feature set is rather limited. You can choose from 12 workout modes that include walking, yoga, basketball, boating, and more. Like every other budget smartwatch, there is no automatic workout detection and this one’s no exception either. Other health tracking features include 24-hour heart rate monitoring, breathing exercise, and sleep tracking. Unfortunately, even though Haylou Solar is IP68 rated against dust and water resistance, this smartwatch can’t track your swimming sessions.

Haylou Solar - Design

On the display front, its 1.28” TFT screen is strictly average too. The color reproduction is abysmal and it can’t bright enough to be easily visible outdoors. The 240 by 240-pixel count renders texts pixelated as well—especially when it comes to notifications. Like everything else so far, Haylou Solar’s companion app feels too amateur too. From syncing watch faces to changing up the settings, everything is way too slow here.

The “Find My Phone” feature is half-baked as well. There’s just no way to disable it once you’ve rung your smartphone—unless turning off the watch. If all of this sounds too disappointing, I must tell you that it has excellent battery life. Haylou promises up to 15 days of juice with 24-hour heart rate monitoring turned on, which is doubled when turning off heart rate monitoring.

Haylou Solar Specifications:

  • Body: 45.3 x 11.4mm, 54 grams (with strap)
  • Display: 1.28-inches TFT panel
  • Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
  • Water resistance: IP68 dust/waterproof
  • Sensors: Ultra-low Dynamic Optical Heart Rate, Accelerometer
  • Sports mode: 12 workout modes in total
  • Battery: 340mAh (Up to 30 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Haylou Fit (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 5,300 (unofficial)

Imilab KW66

The final pick in our list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal goes to the Imilab KW66. Just like Haylou, it is a Xiaomi-backed product and is eerily similar to the Haylou Solar. The curved frame has been substituted with a curved display instead. Plus, the button placement is the exact same as well—and so is its functionality.

While it acts as a screen lock/unlock and a back button, it’s unfortunate to see how there is no way to customize it to launch certain app or workout modes. The only other thing you can do with this button is pause your workout or force shut down the Imilab KW66.

Subpar display quality

Compared to the Haylou Solar, this one has a worse display. From brightness to sharpness, this is an inferior screen to look at. And the funny thing is that both these displays have the same specification: 1.28” IPS screen with 240×240 resolution. However, putting them side-by-side, one can clearly differentiate the quality between the two. The Haylou Solar looks brighter and more vibrant compared to Imilab KW66.

Imilab KW66 - Design

Its button on the right frame serves the same purpose. Let’s now get into the fitness tracking side of things. There are 13 exercise modes to choose from that include options like running, cycling, rugby, etc. If you’re someone who’s into hiking, it can even record your fitness data under the alpinism workout mode.

There’s also step, sleep, and 24-hour heart rate monitoring. Furthermore, this one is IP68 rated too but can’t record any swimming workouts. I also noticed how it delays by a significant margin upon an incoming notification. Talking about notifications, as expected, they are non-actionable and the texts look too small and unorganized. Thankfully, it is a winner in terms of battery life as you will easily get at least a couple of weeks of endurance with the 340mAh onboard battery. In terms of charging, the proprietary 2-pin magnetic charger will take about 2 hours to fully juice up the battery.

Imilab KW66 Specifications:

  • Body: 45 x 22 x 12.7mm, 54 grams (with strap)
  • Display: 1.28-inches TFT panel
  • Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
  • Water resistance: IP68 dust/waterproof
  • Sensors: Heart Rate, Accelerometer
  • Sports mode: 13 workout modes in total
  • Battery: 340mAh (Up to 30 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Glory Fit (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 6,199 (unofficial)

Summary list of best budget smartwatches in Nepal

Best Budget Smartwatches in Nepal Price in Nepal
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite Rs. 7,800
Amazfit Bip U Rs. 9,800
Realme Watch S Rs. 9,999
Mobvoi TicWatch GTX Rs. 9,999
HiFuture HiTime SE Rs. 8,999
AQFiT W11 Rs. 5,999
Haylou Solar Rs. 5,300
Imilab KW66 Rs. 6,199

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