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Best rugged smartwatches in India

Best rugged smartwatches in India
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Smartwatches have gone from being an accessory to a part of a fitness regime. From tracking your sleep to steps, heart rate, blood oxygen levels and more, smartwatches have gained a lot of functionality over the last few years. But beyond being smart, these wearable devices also need to be strong and rugged to withstand water, dust and scratches.

In addition to ruggedness, you should also look at the other features like heart rate sensor, SpO2 monitor, sleep tracking and more.


To help you with this, we have curated a list of the best rugged smartwatches in India.

How we do our research


Our ranking criteria


We consider each smartwatch’s design, durability, features offered, activity tracking offered, its durability and more. We also consider the smartwatch’s battery life and charging speed.

Things to look for while buying


Before purchasing a smartwatch, you need to consider whether you want to go for a watch that offers a metal band or a silicone band. You should also consider if you are looking for a watch that offers LTE support or calling support.

Features comparison



SmartwatchDisplayBattery lifeProduct link
Amazfit T-Rex 21.39-inch24 daysBuy On
Garmin Forerunner 451.04-inch7 daysBuy On
Realme Watch S1.3-inch15 daysBuy On
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music1.2-inch7 daysBuy On
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 21.4-inch3 daysBuy On
Noise ColorFit Pro 31.55-inch10 daysBuy On


Amazfit T-Rex 2

Best rugged smartwatches in India
The Amazfit T-Rex 2 comes in a sporty form factor with a 1.39-inch HD AMOLED display with an always-on colour screen. It supports five global navigation systems, blood oxygen monitoring, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters, and comes with over 100 sports modes, allowing you to track a wide range of activities. This smartwatch is a great option if you want a feature-packed device that looks and feels sturdy.


ProsCos
Durable
Battery life

Garmin Forerunner 45

Best rugged smartwatches in India
The Garmin Forerunner 45 is another great option if you want a smartwatch that is sturdy. It comes with a 1.04-inch display, with a dial size of 42mm. It comes with a range of fitness features like step counter, movement tracking, calories counter, cardio and elliptical training, among others. It also supports tracking wrist-based heart rate, resting heart rate, stress and more. It is a noteworthy option if you want a handy smartwatch in this price segment.


ProsCos
DesignAverage battery
Price

Realme Watch S

Best rugged smartwatches in India
The Realme Watch S features a 1.3-inch LCD touch display and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It offers a heart rate sensor, blood oxygen measurement and an accelerometer. It offers up to 15 days of battery life and can be fully charged in 2 hours. It is IP68 certified for water resistance and can also be used while swimming. It features a lightweight aluminum alloy case that gives it a premium look.


ProsCos
PriceDesign
Battery life

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Best rugged smartwatches in India
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is a runner’s best friend, offering a wide range of fitness tracking features and allowing you to store your favourite Spotify tracks for offline playback. The bezel is made of fiber-reinforced polymer, so it’s strong while still being lightweight. It is rated water-resistant up to 50 meters underwater, allowing you to track your swimming sessions. Other features include incident detection, step counter, calories counter, stress tracking and more. This smartwatch lets you track your gym activities, including cardio, strength


ProsCos
DesignPrice
Reliable

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

Best rugged smartwatches in India
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is amongst the best options if you have an Android smartphone, but it’s great if you have an iPhone as well. It comes loaded with fitness tracking features and a range of modes suited for different workout regimes. Its circular design also helps it blend better when compared to square-shaped smartwatches. It comes in two sizes – 40mm and 44mm and includes GPS, heart rate monitor and support for 4G LTE at a slight premium.


ProsCos
DesignPrice
AccurateBattery life

Noise ColorFit Pro 3

Best rugged smartwatches in India
The Noise Colorfit Pro 3 features a rectangular 1.55-inch HD LCD screen and offers a full touch interface. It offers blood oxygen monitoring and comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor. It is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance and allows you to manage calls, view notifications, control music playback and more. It offers up to 10 days of battery life on a single charge.


ProsCos
PriceDesign
Battery life

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