Best Smartwatches To Buy in Nepal [Updated]

Best Smartwatches To Buy in Nepal 2021 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Apple Series 6 Huawei GT 2 Pro Fitbit Versa 3 Amazfit GTS 2 T-Rex
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To help you stay on top of your health, we’ve been coming up with our pick for the best fitness trackers and budget smartwatches. While such devices suffice for many, some prefer a premium smartwatch experience with a whole lot more features. So in this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best smartwatches you can buy right now in Nepal.

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Best smartwatches to buy in Nepal:

Apple Watch Series 6

Starting our list of best smartwatches in Nepal is Apple’s Watch Series 6. It’s a pretty well-established opinion in the wearable market that Apple makes the finest smartwatches. So, it’s a big challenge for the company to maintain that status quo. As a result, Apple’s latest iterations have failed to ignite sufficient excitement—while still being the best. Is this what suffering from success looks like?

Anyway, the latest entry in its lineup of smartwatches is the Series 6 that debuted alongside the cheaper Watch SE. Starting at $399 for the 40mm variant, this one’s definitely not the most affordable wearable you could have on your wrist. Still, with its integration of the best-in-class health tracking features and a seamless smartwatch experience, one might be able to justify its pricing.

As usual, Watch 6 has a familiar squarish design and for those with a bigger wrist, there’s a 44mm variant as well. Yet, the company has shied away from the traditional strap design with a buckle tongue to something a lot more… easy. Called “Solo Loop”, it’s a stretchable silicone strap designed for a simpler fit. Apparently, many people had trouble finding the perfect fit of Solo Loop for their wrist so if you’re not in the mood for any experimentation, there’s the standard sport band too.

Bright, vibrant display

Moving on, its 1.78” Retina OLED screen is terrific to look at. The colors look vibrant, everything looks as sharp as ever, and it can get bright enough for outdoor usage. Just like its predecessor, Watch Series 6 supports Always-on Display too. Yet, we wished the screen got dimmer when AoD is turned on.

Apple Watch Series 6 - Display Best Smartwatches in Nepal

Navigating through the screen via swipes or scrolls is no problem and the digital crown further improves this experience. On the health tracking side of things, Apple finally debuted a blood oxygen sensor with the Watch Series 6 which is among the handful of upgrades from Watch 5.

Apart from this, it can also monitor your sleep, heart rate, and since it debuts with watchOS 7, it also supports automatic hand-wash detection. Of course, this is 5 ATM certified so you don’t need to worry about getting water into the watch. Powered by the S6 chip, animations look snappy and the Watch 6 ultimately delivers a premium smartwatch experience.

Even with the more powerful chip on board and the inclusion of a couple of new health features like blood oxygen monitoring, Apple is promising up to 18 hours of battery life on this smartwatch, like on its predecessor. But with a couple of tweaks in your usage pattern, you will be able to get a day’s worth of screen-on time here.

Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) Specifications:

  • Body: 40 x 34 x 10.7mm, 39.7 grams, Stainless steel frame
  • Strap: Solo Loop, Sport band
  • Color options: Blue, Silver, Space Gray, Gold, (PRODUCT)RED
  • Display: 1.57-inches Always-on Retina OLED panel, Sapphire glass
  • Resolution: 324 x 394 pixels, 326 PPI
  • Durability: 5ATM certified
  • Chipset: Apple S6 SiP, W3 wireless chip, U1 (Ultra Wideband) chip
  • Software: Apple watchOS 7.0 (upgradeable)
  • Sensors: Compass, Barometer, Altimeter, SpO2, 2nd-gen Optical Heart, Electrical Heart Rate, Accelerometer, GPS / A-GPS, QZSS / Glonass / Galileo
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Battery: Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Charging: Magnetic charging cable

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

If you’re not in the Apple ecosystem, getting an Apple Watch doesn’t make much sense. So, when it comes to non-Apple alternatives for best smartwatches in Nepal, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch lineup leads the charge. Here, last year’s Watch 3 still holds its ground with a premium design and everything you’d expect from a top-notch smartwatch.

First and foremost, the circular dial makes for a classic and elegant look while the physical rotating bezel makes browsing through the screen simpler. Besides the dial, there are also two buttons on the right frame—one of which is customizable. Available in either 41 or 45mm variants, the Watch 3 accepts either 20 or 22mm straps.

The smaller 41mm variant that I have with me fits perfectly fine on my hands and it doesn’t invite any concern of skin irritation either. For added durability, it is also 5 ATM / IP68 certified against dust and water damage whereas the MIL-STD-810G compliance means Watch 3 will survive through minor bumps without a worry.

Upfront, this Super AMOLED screen is classic Samsung stuff. With a 360 by 360 resolution and a 364-pixel density, everything from text to animation look extra sharp here. This display is also protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass DX for better scratch resistance. With 10 levels of brightness to choose from, I have no trouble regarding its visibility either. There’s also the auto low brightness option that works as well as you would expect.

All-things Samsung

In terms of watch faces, Samsung says there are over 50 thousand options to choose from although I had to scroll quite a bit before I found one I actually liked. Galaxy Watch 3 runs on Samsung’s own Tizen OS and is powered by the in-house Exynos 9110 SoC.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 - Design Best Smartwatches in Nepal

While Tizen OS is exceptionally well-designed and its performance is acceptably smooth, you will notice a couple of instances of stutters now and then. Keeping things topical, it also has a hand wash feature but it doesn’t work automatically like in Apple Watch 6. Additionally, Watch 3 has 40 workout modes and supports automatic detection of 6 of them including walking, running, and cycling.

Besides this, it also features blood oxygen, VO2 max, heart rate, and sleep monitoring while the built-in GPS lets you trail your routes without requiring a smartphone. Plus, the GPS lock is almost instantaneous as well. Finally, the Watch 3 will easily give you a day’s worth of battery life even with Always-on Display turned on.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm) Specifications:

  • Body: 42.5 x 41.0 x 11.3mm, 48.2 grams, Stainless steel/titanium frame
  • Strap: Leather (20mm universal)
  • Color options: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver
  • Display: 1.2-inches Always-on AMOLED panel, Gorilla Glass DX
  • Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels, 364 PPI
  • Durability: 5ATM + IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G compliant
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 9110 (10nm)
  • Software: Tizen WearableOS 5.5
  • Sensors: ECG, Blood pressure monitoring, Heart rate, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, GPS with A-GPS / Glonass / Beidou, NFC
  • Storage: 8GB eMMC storage, 1GB RAM
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 40 sports modes
  • Battery: 247mAh cell (Up to 56 hours under normal use)
  • Charging: Qi Wireless charging
  • Companion app: Galaxy Wearable (Android | iOS)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

Fitbit Versa 3

Next entry in our list of best smartwatches in Nepal is the Fitbit Versa 3. If you’re an athlete or someone who values fitness tracking above everything else from a smartwatch, the Versa 3 will impress you dearly. It is equipped with 20 goal-based exercises and that’s barely scratching the surface. Fitbit’s SmartTrack algorithm also automatically records different exercises like walking, running, swimming, etc.

Contrary to most other smartwatches, Versa 3 even allows you to customize when you’d want it to start tracking your workouts. To persuade you into getting more healthy with relatively rigorous workouts, it also classifies your exercises into something called “Active Zone Minutes”. Here, you can set certain activity goals, and depending on your heart rate level, it rewards you with points.

Besides this, Fitbit Versa 3 also has a built-in GPS although it doesn’t work as well as you’d like it to. On top of taking its sweet time to actually lock in the GPS signal, I also noticed multiple occasions when it flat-out disconnected mid-exercise. Other than these, Versa 3 also supports heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring. However, there’s no way to way to manually measure your SpO2 level whenever you’d like here.

Overnight SpO2 monitoring

Instead, it records your oxygen saturation level overnight and tabulates your resting heart rate inside the Fitbit app. While no smartwatch can substitute dedicated medical equipment, Versa 3’s nightly blood oxygen monitoring is a terrific feature to have in this COVID-ridden time.

Fitbit Versa 3 - Design Best Smartwatches in Nepal

Likewise, the Fitbit companion app looks incredible, is well optimized, and all the data are presented in an easy-to-read manner. Running on the company’s own Fitbit OS, navigating through Versa 3’s UI/UX is a child’s play too. Yet, maybe it’s because of the under-powerful chipset underneath or the lack of software optimization, the transition between menus is rather stuttery.

It also supports Google Assistant or Alexa voice assistant—although they don’t support voice input and neither do they deliver an audio response. Quite unsettling. Apart from this, app selection in Fitbit is quite limited as well. Fitbit Versa 3’s 1.58” squarish AMOLED screen is pretty great though. The gentle curves guide your hand for easy navigation since that’s kinda crucial here.

The thing is, Fitbit wants you to use the inductive button on the left frame to wake the screen, launch app shortcuts, among other actions. From its discomforting nature to the awkward placement, this design choice from Fitbit seems quite weird. Its battery life is pretty amazing though. Keeping nightly SpO2 tracking and continuous heart-rate monitoring turned on while turning off Always-on Display, you can get up to 6 days of battery life on this smartwatch.

Fitbit Versa 3 Specifications:

  • Body: 40.39 x 40.39 x 12.45mm, 39.70 grams, Aluminum watch case
  • Strap: (Small: 5.5 – 7.1″ wrist | Large: 7.1 – 8.7″ wrist)
  • Display: 1.58-inches Always-on AMOLED panel
  • Resolution: 336 x 336 pixels
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Software: Fitbit OS
  • Sensors: Red & infrared sensors for SpO2, 3-axis accelerometer, Altimeter, NFC, Optical heart rate, Device temperature, Ambient light, GPS
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 20 goal-based exercises
  • Battery: Up to 6+ days of endurance
  • Companion app: Fitbit (Android | iOS)
  • Read our review of Fitbit Versa 3.
  • Watch our review of Fitbit Versa 3.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro

Fitness enthusiasts aside, if you rank a premium design higher on a smartwatch, then you might want to consider the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro. Molded into a classic circular watch dial, dare I say it is as premium as a smartwatch can get? Huawei’s choice of build materials includes a titanium frame, ceramic back, and a sapphire watch dial. Unlike the Galaxy Watch 3, the GT 2 Pro doesn’t get a raised bezel but that should be no concern for this sapphire-hardened screen.

The buttons on the right frame add to the elegant appeal of this smartwatch as well. In terms of watch straps, you can choose from either a black silicone or a gray-brown leather strap—both of which are provided inside the box itself. This design superiority alone qualifies it in our list of best smartwatches to buy in Nepal.

Huawei ships the Watch GT 2 Pro in a single 46mm variant which could be a turn-off to those with small hands since it takes up quite the space on your wrist. Plus, the watch alone weighs 52 grams so the trade-off for the premium build material is real. Besides the excellent design, this smartwatch brags an equally impressive display. This 1.39” AMOLED screen has punchy colors, pitch-black contrast, and decent touch response.

Huawei says there are over 200 watch face options but as soon as I discovered this BSOD-inspired one, I’ve been hesitant to switch to other dial faces. You can choose from 5 levels of brightness or set it to auto where the watch does the illumination-switching for you. While I have no problem regarding its visibility in a dim or bright environment, the stutter in the transition between brightness levels is a little distracting—considering it’s a premium smartwatch—the best Huawei has to offer.

LiteOS isn’t that powerful 

Here, Watch GT 2 Pro’s biggest weaknesses can be pinpointed to the following two factors: Kirin A1 chipset and Lite OS. These Huawei-grown solutions are rather limiting and ultimately invite a bunch of criticisms. The aforementioned stutter is visible throughout the UI/UX of this otherwise fantastic smartwatch.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro - Design

Plus, unlike other entries in this list so far, it doesn’t support actionable notifications either. Notifications arrive quick enough but besides viewing them, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro can’t do much. Anyway, if you can look past this, other attractions are waiting for you here. Its call quality is fantastic and there’s the option to locally store music files on the watch itself.

Pair this with the ability to connect to Bluetooth earbuds, the GT 2 Pro effectively eliminates the need to bring a smartphone to your workout sessions. It also has built-in GPS but the GPS lock takes some time even when you’re in an open space as the watch demands. Its “Route Back” feature promises easy navigation to the start of your workout point but in my usage, it didn’t work well.

Besides this, it can record over 100+ workouts including golfing. It also supports blood oxygen, continuous heart rate, stress monitoring. While Huawei had promised continuous SpO2 tracking via a software update too, the company hasn’t delivered on that yet. GT 2 Pro’s underpowered chipset and system-wide other restrictions ultimately result in excellent battery life. While Huawei promises 2 weeks of endurance, I managed to go 10 days without having to juice it up.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Specifications:

  • Body: 46.7 x 46.7 x 11.4mm, 52 grams (without strap), Titanium case
  • Strap: Black fluoroelastomer, Gray-brown leather
  • Color options: Nebula Grey, Night Black
  • Display: 1.39-inches Always-on AMOLED panel, Sapphire glass
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels, 326 PPI
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin A1 + STL4R9
  • Software: Huawei LiteOS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Air pressure, GPS + GLONASS + Galileo, NFC
  • Storage: 4GB (for music storage), 32MB RAM
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 100+ sports modes
  • Battery: 455mAh cell (Up to 14 days of endurance)
  • Charging: Qi Wireless charging
  • Companion app: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)

Amazfit GTS 2

Now, if a relatively sleeker design is up to your wheelhouse, then the Huami Amazfit GTS 2 might be among the best smartwatches for you to buy in Nepal. Its 3D curved glass body weighing just 25 grams (without straps) is lightweight and ultimately feels extremely comfortable to wear. Its body is made from aluminum alloy whereas the solitary button on the side gets a plastic treatment.

The company is targeting the fashion-conscious crowd with this smartwatch as well. Available in either Desert Gold, Urban Grey, and Midnight Black case color options, the GTS 2 serves its purpose beyond a smartwatch.

Its AMOLED screen on the front is equally impressive. This 1.65” display has great contrast and sharpness although I feel like the colors look darker than they should. Regardless, its touch response is excellent and Amazfit’s in-house operating system is pretty responsive and well-designed. The company has also upped the ante in the GTS 2 by offering offline voice control on top of Amazon Alexa integration.

Here, you can toggle brightness level, launch apps, play music, start a workout, and more using Huami’s offline voice control. There’s no audible or haptic feedback to your request which feels like a missed opportunity. Yet, it works like a charm—almost. I noticed multiple instances when the little animated icon on the bottom just didn’t appear all of a sudden for no apparent reason. It also doesn’t work when you have a Bluetooth audio device connected to the watch.

Offline music storage

Just like the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, you can also store music locally on Amazfit GTS 2 and connect Bluetooth earbuds for a smartphone-less music experience too. Notifications are grouped on the bottom and like GT 2 Pro, they aren’t actionable either. Plus, I would’ve preferred if the texts weren’t broken into multiple lines. Apart from this, Alexa works well here but this doesn’t provide audio feedback either.

Amazfit GTS 2 - Design

It’s got a perfectly fine microphone and speaker setup so this may be a limitation of the processing power available. On to the fitness tracking side of things, this smartwatch brings a total of 90 sports modes with automatic recognition of 6 of them, including walking, running, cycling, elliptical, swimming, and treadmill.

Additionally, it also has GPS built-in to route your workouts. Compared to the Galaxy Watch 3 and Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, this one takes considerably longer to latch on to the signal. Equipped with Huami BioTracker 2 PPG sensor, it can track your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and other basic stuff like stress level, sleep cycles, etc.

GTS 2 also alerts you if your heart or stress level goes beyond normal/pre-defined level but unfortunately, it doesn’t support continuous SpO2 tracking. Maybe that design choice was to preserve the battery as the Amazfit GTS 2 can last around 6 days on a single charge.

Amazfit GTS 2 Specifications:

  • Body: 42.8 x 35.6 x 9.7mm, 24.7 grams (without strap)
  • Display: 1.65-inches Always-on AMOLED panel, tempered glass, anti-fingerprint vacuum coating, ODLC coating
  • Resolution: 348 x 442 pixels, 341 PPI
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Sensors: PPG optical heart-rate, acceleration, geomagnetic, gyroscope, ambient light, air pressure, GPS + GLONASS, NFC
  • Storage: 3GB (for music storage)
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 90 sports modes
  • Battery: 246mAh cell (Up to 7 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Zepp (Android | iOS)

Amazfit T-Rex

The final entry in our list of best smartwatches to buy in Nepal is a rugged one. Here, the Amazfit T-Rex is specifically for those who prefer a big, bold design, reminiscent of Casio G-Shock watches. It’s an all-terrain, weatherproof smartwatch that’s designed to last you through your toughest workouts in the harshest environment. I’ve personally never been a fan of such rugged smartwatches but the Amazfit T-Rex has done a great job at changing my perspective.

First off, it’s not as nearly as uncomfortable to put on as I’d anticipated. Weighing just 58 grams, I have no problem having this smartwatch on my wrist. Plus, its silicone strap is super comfortable and flexible too. The display is shadowed by a raised bezel while the four edges hold a button each. The left frame includes up/down buttons for navigation while the select button triggers the workout menu or selects an item. Finally, the back button also doubles as a screen turn-off button.

To validate its rugged looks, the T-Rex is MIL-STD-810G certified too. This ensures an uncompromising performance in situations like extreme humidity, up to -40ºC temperature, etc. Moreover, it is also 5 ATM waterproof (up to 50 meters) and like every other smartwatch in this list so far, has built-GPS as well. Compared to Amazfit’s own GTS 2 and the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, I found its GPS lock to be faster, and the overall navigation system to be more reliable too.

Rugged and basic

Other than these, the Amazfit T-Rex can record a total of 14 workout modes including walking, cycling, swimming, triathlon, skiing, etc. But after swimming, unlike Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch GT 2 Pro, it doesn’t have a way to drain the watch by itself and you’ll have to wipe it dry yourself. It doesn’t have automatic workout detection either and the lack of blood oxygen monitoring might be a dealbreaker for many too.

Amazfit T-Rex - Design

In a bid to deliver a rugged, durable smartwatch while also being significantly lightweight, Amazfit has made quite a bit of compromise on the T-Rex. So yeah, aside from the heavy-duty build quality, it’s a pretty basic smartwatch. The notifications are non-actionable and it doesn’t support phone calls or local music storage either. Yet, it does have periodic heart rate, sleep monitoring, and even weather notification.

The 1.3” AMOLED screen is fairly vibrant, sharp, and gets bright enough for outdoor usage too. This display has been protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while the company says it employs an anti-fingerprint coating as well. Yet, I found the Amazfit T-Rex’s screen catching smudges rather easily. Moreover, watch face options are pretty limited here. At the time of writing this review, the T-Rex only gets 30 total dial faces to choose from and most of them look pretty bland.

To compare, the Amazfit GTS 2 even lets you set your own photo was watch face. Regardless, the custom UI/UX is pretty responsive and actions like syncing watch faces or pushing updates are usually completed in a jiffy. Likewise, I’m fond of its battery endurance too. With about an hour of GPS usage and other settings at their default, I was able to get around 20 days of battery life, just like Amazfit promises.

Amazfit T-Rex Specifications:

  • Body: 47.7 x 47.7 x 13.5mm, 58 grams (with strap)
  • Display: 1.3-inches Always-on AMOLED panel, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Sensors: PPG optical heart-rate, 3-axis acceleration, geomagnetic, ambient light, GPS + GLONASS
  • Sports mode: 14 sports modes
  • Battery: 390mAh cell (Up to 20 days of endurance)
  • Companion app: Zepp (Android | iOS)

Best smartwatches to buy in Nepal (Summary)

Rank Smartwatch Name Price in Nepal
1 Apple Watch Series 6 NPR 65,000 (44mm)
2 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 NPR 53,999 (41mm)
NPR 55,999 (45mm)
3 Fitbit Versa 3 NPR 39,999
4 Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro NPR 34,990
5 Amazfit GTS 2 NPT 27,500
6 Amazfit T-Rex NPR 20,500