Best Smartwatches To Buy in Nepal [Updated]

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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.

Best smartwatches to buy in Nepal:

1Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic - Design

Kicking off this list of best smartwatches in Nepal is the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series. In ways more than one, the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic are kinda like the salvation of Android smartwatches. Fusing the hardware excellence of Samsung with Google’s Play Store freedom, these devices run on the all-new Wear OS. It’s really like getting the best of both worlds.

Co-developed by Google and Samsung, this platform finally brings Play Store compatibility to Samsung smartwatches. And like how Apple’s smartwatches are iOS exclusive, the Watch 4 series is incompatible with iPhones or HMS-powered Huawei phones. Contrary to Samsung’s own Tizen OS for wearables, everything from app availability to update support, Wear OS 3 is an exciting development.

Oh, in a typical Samsung fashion, the company calls it “Wear OS Powered by Samsung” instead. But to make sure past Galaxy Watch owners aren’t weirded out when shifting to the Watch 4 series, Samsung has installed a familiar “One UI Watch 3” here. Plus, if you own a Samsung smartwatch, this should feel right at home.

New year, new chip

On top of new software, the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic finally break free from the Exynos 9110 chipset that the company had been using in its previous smartwatches. Instead, the Watch 4 series runs on the new 5nm-based Exynos W920 that promises 20% better CPU and a whopping 10x better GPU performance. This has been paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage across both variants.

While we’d notice minor stutters on last year’s Watch 3, there are no such problems here. Still, you might want to dial down the animation scale under the developer options for even better results. Moving on, while the Watch 4 has a digital bezel, the Classic variant adopts the beloved physical rotating bezel. As a result, this feels much more premium and comfortable to get used to.

In fact, even the build material between these smartwatches vary in terms of their lavishness as the standard Watch 4 settles for an aluminum case compared to the stainless steel case on the Classic. As expected from a Samsung-made display, the Super AMOLED screen on the Watch 4 series is a visual treat. From their excellent contrast, brightness levels, to sharpness, everything’s top-notch.

BioActive sensor

Since the standard Galaxy Watch 4’s display lacks a protruding layer above it, Samsung has used Gorilla Glass DX+ protection here that promises better durability from damaging impacts. On the other hand, the Watch 4 Classic gets the regular Gorilla Glass DX layer. In terms of health and fitness tracking, these smartwatches introduce something called a BioActive sensor that enables body composition analysis. With this, you can track metrics like body fat, basal metabolic rate, and more from the watch itself.

Apart from this, regular stuff like heart rate, blood oxygen, stress tracking are all present here on top of 95 workout modes. Sadly, even though Samsung has widened the availability of blood pressure and ECG reading, they’re not available in Nepal yet. In terms of battery life, the Watch 4 series can roughly last you 1.5 days under light-medium usage. But their charging speed sure could’ve used some work.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic Specifications:

  • Body: 30.3/52gm (44/46mm), Stainless steel/aluminum frame
  • Strap: Silicone (20mm universal)
  • Color options: Black, Green, Silver, Pink Gold
  • Display: 1.2/1.4″ Always-on Super AMOLED panel, Gorilla Glass DX/DX+
  • Resolution: 396 x 396 pixels / 450 x 450 pixels
  • Durability: 5ATM + IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G compliant
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos W920 (5nm)
  • Software: Wear OS Powered by Samsung (with One UI Watch 3)
  • Sensors: Samsung BioActive Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Light, Built-in GPS / Glonass / Beidou / Galileo
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC storage, 1.5GB RAM
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 95 sports modes
  • Battery: 247/361mAh cell (Up to 40 hours under normal use)
  • Charging: Qi Wireless charging
  • Companion app: Galaxy Wearable (Android)
  • Price in Nepal: 
    • Watch 4: 40mm – Rs. 34,999 | 44mm – Rs. 36,999
    • Watch 4 Classic: 42mm – Rs. 46,999 | 46mm – Rs. 49,999
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series.

2Apple Watch Series 6

The next entry in 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.

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″ 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
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 65,000 (44mm)

3Samsung 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.

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. Still and all, considering how Samsung Nepal hasn’t reduced the price of the Watch 3 series, we strongly don’t recommend you get these instead of the spectacular Galaxy Watch 4 lineup.

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″ 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)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 53,999 (41mm) | Rs. 55,999 (45mm)
  • Read our review of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
  • Watch our review of Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.

4Fitbit Versa 3

The 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.

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″ 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)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 39,999
  • Read our review of Fitbit Versa 3.
  • Watch our review of Fitbit Versa 3.

5Amazfit Zepp Z

Zepp Z Design and Display

The first entry from Amazfit in our list of best smartwatches in Nepal is the new Zepp Z. Technically, Zepp is now what’s the company called after Amazfit rebranded itself. And the Zepp Z here is the company’s most premium smartwatch to date. Rather than pumping it with the most headlining features, the company has taken the luxury route with the Zepp Z.

Forged with a single piece of NTC-coated titanium alloy, this smartwatch is a premium piece of technology that fits into your wrist. Adding to the luxurious design is a polycarbonate and glass fiber bottom case alongside a leather strap. By default, Zepp Z ships with a brown leather strap but you can always swap it with something that’s more up to your style.

Furthermore, Zepp Z implements a crown on the right alongside a couple of more buttons. With all this, the company is obviously trying to sway luxury watch enthusiasts into the world of smartwatches. Here, the button on the top triggers all the health-related features while the one on the bottom can be customized to launch the app of your choice.

Stellar display

Moving on to the display, Zepp Z has a top-of-the-line 1.39″ AMOLED panel that covers 100% of the NTSC color gamut. Likewise, it boasts an impressive 550 nits of peak brightness and a sharp 454 x 454 resolution with 326 PPI. So, from excellent color reproduction, readability, to outdoor visibility, this watch isn’t going to disappoint. On top of this, it is treated with an anti-fingerprint coating for better scratch resistance against fingerprints.

In terms of health and fitness tracking, the Zepp Z is pretty basic for a premium smartwatch. There’s 24/7 heart rate, blood oxygen, stress monitoring, sleep tracking, and such. According to the company, it has used BioTracker 2 PPG optical sensor that reportedly delivers relatively more accurate readings. Its sleep tracking ability includes measuring deep, light, REM sleep, and even naps (above 20 minutes).

On the other hand, there are 90 sports modes here including 12 professional ones. And because Zepp Z is 5 ATM water-resistant, it can track your swimming sessions too. Interestingly, this smartwatch has Amazon Alexa voice assistant built-in. Using this, you can accomplish various tasks including toggling watch settings, making simple web searches, and even control Alexa-enabled smart home devices.

Amazfit Zepp Z Specifications:

  • Body: 46.3 x 46.3 x 10.75mm, 40 grams (without straps)
  • Strap: Leather strap, 22mm (pin buckle design)
  • Display: 1.39″ Always-on AMOLED panel, 550 nits, 100% NTSC
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels, 326 PPI
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Sensors: BioTracker 2 PPC Bio-Tracking Optical, Geomagnetic, Gyro, Capacitive, Air Pressure, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, GPS + GLONASS
  • Audio: Built-in microphone, speaker, Amazon Alexa built-in
  • Memory: 16MB RAM, 256GB internal storage
  • Sports mode: 90 total (12 professional)
  • Battery: 340mAh, Up to 15 days of endurance
  • Companion app: Zepp (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 48,000

6Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro

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 a 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.

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″ 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)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 34,990
  • Read our review of Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro.

7Honor Watch GS Pro

Honor Watch GS Pro GPS Route Back

Next up on our list of best smartwatches in Nepal is the Honor Watch GS Pro. Until not long ago, Honor used to be a subsidiary of Huawei. But with growing pressure from being in the “Entity List” of the US that forbade any American company from doing business with Huawei, the company had to sell-off Honor.

And despite its independent stature, many of Honor’s newer products still share a lot of similarities with their Huawei counterparts—including the Watch GS Pro. Here, this smartwatch is pretty similar to Huawei’s Watch GT 2 Pro above. But, it does bring a few key differences, most of them on the design front. While the GT 2 Pro has an elegant design, the Watch GS Pro brings a rugged design instead.

With a 48 by 48mm dimension, this is quite a big smartwatch. Plus, Honor sells only one variant of the Watch GS Pro. So, if you’re someone with small hands, this is an easy no. Its large form factor is bound to be a pain to your wrist while also looking rather weird. Weighing 45.5 grams (without straps), it is equally hefty.

While its bezel is made of stainless steel, Honor has used polycarbonate material for the rest smartwatch. More on the design, the Watch GS Pro is a rugged of its kind and is MIL-STD-810G certified against 14 different environmental extremities. Keeping up to its rugged promise, Honor has fitted a bunch of helpful features to help you navigate the outdoors exclusively from the smartwatch.

Incredible battery life

First off, the Watch GS Pro has a massive 790mAh battery that’s rated to last up to 25 days under normal usage. Even when turning on GPS continuously, Honor is promising up to 90 hours of battery life. As a result, this is one of the most enduring smartwatches for athletes—especially for adventure sports enthusiasts.

Additionally, its “Route Back” feature helps you get back to the starting point of your workout in case you’ve lost the way. On top of this, the Honor Watch GS Pro can alert you about a sudden change in weather conditions, sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset times, and tidal phases. Yet, features like tidal phases aren’t available everywhere—including Nepal.

Apart from this, this smartwatch brags over 100 workout modes including 18 professional modes. Other standard features like heart rate, sleep, and blood oxygen monitoring are available on the Watch GS Pro as well. Like the Watch GT 2 Pro above, this smartwatch runs on Huawei’s LiteOS as well—which is undoubtedly the biggest upset on the Watch GS Pro. From its laggy UI to app store limitations, it simply doesn’t compete against the likes of Wear OS of watchOS.

Honor Watch GS Pro Specifications:

  • Body: 48 x 48mm, 45.5 grams (without strap)
  • Strap: Fluororubber strap (22mm)
  • Color options: Camo Blue, Marl White, Charcoal Black
  • Display: 1.39″ Always-on AMOLED panel
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels, 326 PPI
  • Water resistance: 5ATM waterproof
  • Chipset: Huawei Kirin A1
  • Software: Huawei LiteOS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Altitude barometer, Compass, GPS + GLONASS + Galileo, NFC
  • Storage: 4GB (for music storage), 32MB RAM
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 100+ sports modes
  • Battery: 790mAh cell (Up to 25 days of endurance)
  • Charging: Qi Wireless charging
  • Companion app: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 31,999

8OnePlus Watch

OnePlus Watch Launched in Nepal

After months of rumors, OnePlus unveiled its first smartwatch a couple of months ago. And eventually, it’s found a spot in our list of best smartwatches in Nepal as well. However, it was received rather poorly by the tech community—primarily because of the horde of features that are missing on this smartwatch.

First off, the OnePlus Watch runs on RTOS which is pretty limited. From non-actionable notifications to the lack of any third-party apps, it delivers a pretty restrictive smartwatch experience. But since it doesn’t run on WearOS, you can expect a pretty amazing battery life here. According to the company, the OnePlus Watch will last you two full weeks under regular usage.

And since the watch supports fast charging, juicing it up is not that much of a hassle either. So, if excellent battery life is what you’re expecting when browsing for the best smartwatches in Nepal, then this could still be a decent choice. Even under heavy GPS usage, the OnePlus Watch supposedly lasts 25 hours.

Moving on to the design, its circular dial looks pretty standard. It is available in either stainless steel or cobalt alloy case options but the latter hasn’t launched in Nepal yet. Its fluoroelastomer strap is pretty standard stuff as well. Anyway, there are two buttons on the side to help you navigate through the watch more efficiently. The one on the top is embossed with a “OnePlus” branding that launches the installed apps while the next one is a power button.

Okay-ish display

Getting to the display, the OnePlus Watch brings a 1.39″ AMOLED panel with a sharp pixel density of 326 PPI. The display can get plenty bright too, so this smartwatch certainly doesn’t disappoint on that front. While it didn’t support Always-on Display (AoD) at launch, OnePlus eventually pushed an OTA update back in May enabling AoD on its smartwatch.

There’s also 4GB of onboard storage to store music on the watch itself—although only 2GB has been designated for storing your tunes. Furthermore, the OnePlus Watch has been integrated into the company’s lineup of TVs as well. This smartwatch lets you control settings like volume levels on a OnePlus TV, while a neat feature automatically turns off the TV when the watch detects you’ve been asleep for 30 minutes or more.

In terms of fitness tracking, this smartwatch can track more than 110 workout modes. It is also 5 ATM and IP68 water-resistant which has been complemented by swim tracking that can measure your pulse, distance, calories, speed, and SWOLF efficiency. Apart from this, the OnePlus Watch can record heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, step, and stress levels as well.

OnePlus Watch Specifications:

  • Body: 46.4 x 46.4 x 10.9mm, 76 grams (with strap), 316L stainless steel/cobalt alloy
  • Strap: Fluoroelastomer strap
  • Color options: Midnight Black, Moonlight Silver, Cobalt Limited Edition
  • Display: 1.39″ Always-on AMOLED panel
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels, 326 PPI
  • Water resistance: 5ATM + IP68 waterproof
  • Chipset: ST32 + Apollo 3 + Cypress
  • Software: RTOS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Blood oxygen, Ambient Light, Capacitance, GPS + GLONASS + Galileo + Beidou
  • Storage: 4GB (2GB for music storage), 1GB RAM
  • Phone calls: Built-in microphone, speaker
  • Sports mode: 110+ sports modes
  • Battery: 402mAh cell (Up to 14 days of endurance)
  • Charging: Wireless charging
  • Companion app: OnePlus Health (Android)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 23,990

9Amazfit 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.

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″ 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)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 27,500

10Amazfit T-Rex

Amazfit T-Rex - Design

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.

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″ 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)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 20,500

Best smartwatches to buy in Nepal (Summary)

Rank Smartwatch Name Price in Nepal
1 Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Watch 4 Rs. 34,999 (40mm)
Watch 4 Classic Rs. 46,999 (42mm)
2 Apple Watch Series 6 Rs. 65,000 (44mm)
3 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Rs. 53,999 (41mm)
Rs. 55,999 (45mm)
4 Fitbit Versa 3 Rs. 39,999
5 Amazfit Zepp Z Rs. 48,000
6 Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Rs. 34,990
7 Honor Watch GS Pro Rs. 31,999
8 OnePlus Watch Rs. 23,990
9 Amazfit GTS 2 Rs. 27,500
10 Amazfit T-Rex Rs. 20,500

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