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Best Smartwatches that you can Buy in Nepal [Updated 2020]

Best Smartwatches to buy in Nepal

Smartphones that we carry around can do wonders. You can use them as a communication medium, camera, notebook, and so on. But sometimes, it is not enough. To unlock the full potential of smartphones and other technologies, people are now turning towards wearables. The market for smart wearables is blooming as every top smartphone brands are now investing in the technology. Among them, smartwatches are gaining a lot of momentum. Together with a smartphone, it can help you with better notifications, alerts, fitness routines, and so on. Today, we are going to list best smartwatches that you can buy in Nepal.

Best Smartwatches to Buy in Nepal [Summary 2020]

Smartwatch Name Price in Nepal
Honor Magic / Huawei Watch GT Rs. 20,000
Honor Magic 2 / Huawei Watch GT 2 Rs. 25,999
Fitbit Versa Rs. 39,375
Watch Active Rs. 29,490
Watch Active 2 Rs. 38,999
Apple Watch Series 5 Rs. 58,000

6. Huawei Watch GT / Honor Magic Watch

The first one in this list is the Huawei Watch GT. You might even find it listed as Honor Magic Watch in some places. They are the same device except for the branding. Design is among its strength. You can go with a classy look with the leather strap or choose a rubber strap for the sporty look. The watch is both stylish and comfortable. The 1.39-inch screen is bright enough for outdoor use.

huawei watch gt notifications

However, it doesn’t come with any screen protection. The watch is a little sluggish and doesn’t offer much in terms of functionality. Its a bridge between a smartwatch and a fitness band. The 420mAh battery lasted for two weeks under normal usage during our time with the product. You can recharge it via a USB-C charger, and the process will be completed within two hours.

Huawei Watch GT Specifications:

  • Design: Leather or rubber strap, stainless steel bezels, 46.5 mm
  • Display: 1.39″ AMOLED, 454 x 454 resolution
  • Processor: Cortex-M4
  • RAM: 16 MB
  • Storage: 128 MB
  • OS: Lite OS
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS / Galileo
  • Companion app: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Heart rate, Barometer, Compass
  • Battery: 420 mAh
  • Corresponding app: Huawei Health
  • Price: Rs. 20,000
  • Watch our review of the Huawei Watch GT here

Pros:

  • Stylish design
  • Stainless steel construction
  • 50 ATM Water resistance
  • Comfortable wear
  • Continuous heart-rate sensor
  • Two-week battery life

Cons:

  • Lacks 3rd party app support
  • Sluggish UI
  • No protection for the display
  • Limited Watch Faces
  • Non-actionable notifications
  • iOS users may not be able to utilize all the features

5. Honor MagicWatch 2 / Huawei Watch GT 2

Next on the list is the Honor MagicWatch 2, which Huawei brands as Watch GT 2 in some regions. It is available in two different sizes – 46mm and 42mm. With the latter, you will have to sacrifice the tachymeter and battery size. The watch is made up of stainless steel and plastic, making it both light and comfortable on the wrist.

The rubber is no exception, either. The device doesn’t suffer from any visibility issue even while outdoors. It offers six different brightness modes that you can toggle manually, but setting it to auto will get the job done most of the time. The GPS tracking is accurate, but on some rare occasions, it won’t work if you are in a congested area, say alley. The device can last over two weeks of regular usage.

Honor MagicWatch 2 (46mm) Specifications:

  • Body: 1.81 x 1.81 x 0.42 inches; 41 gm; Glass front, ceramic back
  • Display: 1.39-inches AMOLED panel
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels; 326 PPI
  • Control: Touch, Swipe, Buttons
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1
  • Battery: 455mAh Li-Ion
  • Chipset: Kirin A1
  • OS: LiteOS (custom Huawei platform)
  • Storage: 4GB (up to 2GB of music storage)
  • IP Rating: 5ATM water-resistant
  • Sensors: Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Pedometer, Barometer, Compass
  • Companion app: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
  • Color: Charcoal Black, Flax Brown
  • Price: Rs. 25,999 (Honor MagicWatch 2)
  • Price: Rs. 29,999 (Huawei Watch GT2)
  • Watch our review of the Honor MagicWatch 2 here

Pros:

  • Stylish design and  strong build quality
  • Vibrant display
  • Lasting battery
  • Dual-positioning GPS
  • Continuous heart-rate sensor
  • Good call quality

Cons:

  • Lacks 3rd party app support
  • Sluggish UI
  • GPS suffers in congested areas
  • Limited Watch Faces
  • Non-actionable notifications

4. Fitbit Versa

Fitbit has made a name for itself in the smart wearable industry. The Versa is the second smartwatch from the brand, and the company has since been acquired by Google. While the previous two in the list resembled an actual watch, the Versa resembles the Apple watch. The 1.34-inch squarish display has rounded corners. The smartwatch is light and slim, but many will not be a fan of its bezels that are thick and noticeable.

fitbit smartwatches put privacy at risk

It runs on Fitbit OS that supports a wide range of clock faces and third-party apps. It doesn’t disappoint in the fitness tracking department except for some slight inaccuracies in features that require GPS, such that it doesn’t have one. Fitbit Versa falls short on battery backup as it has four days of battery backup.

Fitbit Versa Specifications:

  • Display: 1.34-inch LCD, 1000nits brightness
  • Display Resolution: 348 x 250 pixels
  • OS: Fitbit OS
  • Internal Storage: 4GB; 2.5GB available for users
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Battery Capacity: 4 days of battery life; 145mAh Lithium-Polymer battery used.
  • Water-resistant: Yes; up to 50m
  • Interchangeable bands: Yes
  • Compatibility: Android (V4.3+), iOS (iOS 9+) & Windows Phones
  • Smartphone Companion App: Fitbit App
  • Camera: No
  • Speaker: No, Microphone: No
  • GPS: No
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor, SpO2 sensor
  • Features: Call and text alerts with quick reply features, automatic sleep tracking, exercise mode, swimming feature, smart track, saves motion data of past 7 days, cardio fitness level, contactless payments, Bluetooth music, weather, etc
  • Color: Black-Aluminium, Grey Silver
  • Price: Rs. 39,375

Pros:

  • Sleek and lightweight build
  • Fitbit OS
  • Reliable fitness tracker
  • Actionable notification
  • Better 3rd party app support
  • Wide-range of watch faces
  • Female health tracking

Cons:

  • Thick Bezels around the screen
  • Poor battery life
  • Lacks dedicated GPU
  • Swapping straps is a hassle

3. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

The Galaxy Watch Active is a cheaper alternative to the original Galaxy Watch. It has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display, which is surrounded by bezels. The watch is small, lightweight, and looks sporty with a silicon strap. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It comes with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It can keep track of your heartbeat rate, blood pressure, sleep, and 39 activities in total.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Display

Six of them are automatically recorded without having you to configure the watch. The 230mAh battery won’t last beyond two days of usage. On top of that, it will take you closer to 2 hours to charge the device completely. The Galaxy Watch Active doesn’t have any speakers, so you won’t be able to make or receive calls and listen to music directly from the device.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5-mm
  • Weight: 25g  w/out strap
  • Body: Aluminium case
  • Display: 1.1-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass Case
  • Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels
  • Battery: 230mAh with wireless-charging
  • Battery Life: Up to 45 hours of battery life
  • RAM:0.75GB RAM
  • Memory: 4GB Internal Storage
  • Chipset: 1.15GHz processor
  • OS: Tizen OS 4
  • Compatibility: Android & iOS
  • Durability: 50ATM, IP68, MIL-STD-810G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo, NFC
  • Features: Heart Rate Monitor, Sleep Tracking, Fitness Tracking
  • Price: Rs. 29,490

Watch our review of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Pros:

  • Lightweight and comfortable build
  • One UI looks good
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 39 different activities
  • Wireless charging
  • 50ATM, IP68, MIL-STD-810G ratings

Cons:

  • The design may not appeal to everyone
  • No rotating bezels as in Galaxy Watch
  • Vibration isn’t helpful
  • No speakers
  • Limited 3rd app support

2. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

If the 40mm Galaxy Watch Active seems smaller to you, we now have a 44mm Galaxy Watch Active 2 available in the Nepali market. Watch Active 2 looks similar to its predecessor, except for some upgrades here and there. First is the screen size, which is now 1.4-inch on the 44mm variant. There is also a smaller 40mm variant, but it is not available in Nepal.

samsung galaxy watch active launched in Nepal

The super AMOLED display has better protection with Gorilla Glass DX+. Samsung has replaced the boring retro bezels with Digital bezels that let you navigate through the menu and settings more easily. It does have an ECG sensor, but it is yet to receive the certification. While the other features have remained similar, it now has built-in speakers.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: (44mm: 44 x 44 x 10.9mm); (40mm: 40 x 40 x 10.9mm)
  • Weight:  (44mm: 30gm / 40mm: 26gm) w/o strap
  • Body: Aluminium case
  • Display: (44mm: 1.4-inches, 40mm: 1.2-inches) Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
  • Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels
  • Battery: (44mm: 340mAh, 40mm: 247mAh) WPC-based wireless-charging
  • RAM:0.75GB RAM, 1.5GB (on LTE)
  • Memory: 4GB Internal Storage
  • Chipset: Dual-core Exynos 9110 (Dual-core, 1.15GHz)
  • OS: Tizen OS 4.0
  • Compatibility: Android 5.0+ & iOS 9.0+
  • Durability: 50ATM, IP68, MIL-STD-810G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS/GLONASS/Galileo, NFC
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light
  • Price: Rs. 38,999

Pros:

  • Lightweight and comfortable build
  • Digital Bezels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ protection
  • 39 different activities
  • Wireless charging
  • 50ATM, IP68, MIL-STD-810G ratings

Cons:

  • Battery backup is around 2 days
  • Tizen OS can’t compete against WearOS
  • Limited 3rd app support

1. Apple Watch Series 5

No matter how many companies take a shot at smartwatches, none of them have been able to match what Apple brings to the table. And the “Watch Series 5” is the best one from Apple, which is also one of the best smartwatches available out there and in Nepal. Though it is still an incremental upgrade over Watch Series 4, it introduces impressive features like Always-on-Display (AoD), improved ambient sensor, etc.

Apple Watch Series 5 Cycle Tracking health

In terms of the core build quality, Watch Series 5 is identical to its predecessor, except that it is now made from 100% recyclable aluminum. It runs on watchOS 6, which allows you to install apps directly from the Apple App Store. You get to choose between two sizes: 40 and 44mm. Apple Watch has never known for their battery capacity, and the Watch Series 5 only claims about 18 hours of endurance only. Yet, if you want the absolute best smartwatch, then there’s no going wrong with the Apple Watch Series 5.

Apple Watch Series 5 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: (40mm: 1.57H x 1.34W x 0.42D-inches); (44mm: 1.73H x 1.50W x 0.42D-inches)
  • Weight: (40mm: 30.8gm / 44mm: 36.5gm) w/out strap
  • Body: Glass front, Ceramic/Sapphire Crystal back, Aluminum frame / Stainless Steel frame
  • Display: (40mm: 1.57-inches, 44mm: 1.78-inches) LTPO OLED panel; 1000nits brightness; Always-on Display; Ion-X strengthened glass; 326ppi
  • Resolution: (40mm: 394 x 324 pixels); (44mm: 448 x 368 pixels)
  • Control: Touch, Swipe, Digital Crown with haptic feedback
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery; Wireless charging
  • Battery Life: Up to 18 hours of battery life
  • Memory: 32GB Internal Storage
  • Chipset: Apple S5 with 64-bit dual-core processor; W3 Apple wireless chip
  • OS: Apple watchOS 6
  • Water Resistance Level: 50m water-resistant
  • Connectivity: eSIM, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, Built-in GPS (with A-GPS/GLONASS)
  • Sensors: Built-in Compass, Barometer Altimeter, Optical Heart Sensor, Electrical Heart Sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer with up to 32 g-forces, Ambient Light Sensor

Pros:

  • Excellent OLED display with AoD
  • Apple watchOS 6 with App Store support
  • Intuitive touch, swipe, and crown-based control
  • eSIM connectivity and built-in GPS
  • Fluent performance with Apple S5 processor

Cons:

  • Expensive, so out of reach for many
  • Gives less than two days of battery life

Apple Watch Series 5 Price in Nepal:

Apple Watch Series 5 Model Price in Nepal
Apple Watch Series 5 40mm (GPS only, Aluminum Case) Rs. 58,000
Apple Watch Series 5 40mm (Cellular + GPS, Aluminum Case) Rs. 73,000
Apple Watch Series 5 44mm (GPS only, Aluminum Case) Rs. 63,000
Apple Watch Series 5 44mm (Cellular + GPS, Aluminum Case) Rs. 77,000
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