As wearable technology becomes more and more popular, more people are getting interested in trying out smartwatches each year due to their numerous benefits.
Despite these impressive sales figures, the majority of top smartwatches are still out of reach for people on a tight budget. It is good news that more brands are getting into the smartwatch business to help people who are on a budget purchase a smartwatch.
Those looking for smartwatches under $50, here are the best smartwatches that work great. However, before we get into them, let’s take a look at some things to consider when choosing the right smartwatch over the costliest smartwatch available.
1) MorePro CS201 – Best Overall
On this list of the top smartwatches under $50, the MorePro CS201 tops the list as the latest smartwatch in MorePro’s line. It is a budget-friendly watch that has everything you’ll need from a smartwatch, plus long-lasting battery life to back it all up.
Despite being an all-around smartwatch, the MorePro CS201 is strongly focused on fitness tracking. There are 18 sport modes on the watch, among which are running, fast walking, swimming, yoga, tennis, etc. Each of these modes tracks your activity in a particular sport and gives you data that could potentially help you improve.
It also has one of the longest battery lives of any smartwatch you can get at this price. Using all features of the Morepro fitbit, which includes GPS tracking and fitness tracking, the battery should last about 4-5 days (or more) on normal use. This is a great deal for the price.
Other features of the Morepro CS201 smartwatch include smart notifications (including calls, SMS, and emails), social media app alerts from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, an advanced heart rate monitor, GPS navigation, IP68 & 5ATM water resistance (so you can take it swimming up to 50m), music control, and many other features you are likely to need out of a smartwatch.
2) Yamay 020 – Best Budget
With a price of only $249, the Yamay 020 Smartwatch is Yamay’s latest smartwatch. A stylish smartwatch that can be worn by both men and women including kids.
One of the main selling points of this smartwatch is its fitness tracking capabilities, and it does it better than most smartwatches within this price range. This tracker automatically tracks your daily fitness activities, including steps taken, calories burned, distance walked, heart rate, and even sleep.
Additionally, it is a waterproof smartwatch with IP68 rating, so you can wear it while swimming or taking a shower without any problems. According to most customers who have used this smartwatch, its battery tends to last up to 5 days or more on a single charge, which is quite impressive considering its price range.
The Yamay 020 smartwatch also includes call, SMS and email notifications, as well as notifications and messages from popular social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, menstrual cycle tracking (for females), a stopwatch and countdown timer.
Yamay’s watch runs on a proprietary operating system so you can’t install other third-party apps, but if you don’t mind this, then it’s a great watch. You cannot install additional apps for other purposes if you do not have the features you will need. So make sure all the features you will need are already available before purchasing.
3) Kospet PROBE – Best Battery Life
Kospet Probe is my third pick on this list, and it is another excellent smartwatch in the $50 price range. It comes with a 1.3 inch touchscreen display, a 30-day battery life, and a 1.3 inch round HD screen.
You won’t have to worry about compatibility issues since this watch is compatible with most iOS and Android devices. In addition to fitness tracking and activity tracking, this smartwatch has high-quality motion and optical sensors that can monitor and record your heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen level, and more all day long.
Additionally, it has a smart notification system that displays notifications from calls, SMS, email, and social media apps like Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter right on your wrist.
In addition to GPS tracking with 10 sport modes, customization options with the “YFit” app that is available on a variety of stores and others, the Kospet Probe Smartwatch also comes with a customizable watch face. With IP68 waterproofing, it will not get wet when you’re swimming or taking a shower.
4) LetsFit ID205
One of the best smartwatches that you can get for just under $50 is the LetsFit ID205. Unlike some other smartwatches, it offers a large 1.3-inch HD touchscreen display, so you can access most of its features without having to check your smartphone constantly.
My overall impression of this smartwatch is that it performed well beyond my expectations for its price point, and there isn’t much to complain about.
Through a smart activity tracking app, it tracks and monitors your daily health and fitness activities such as calories burnt, heart rate, distance walked, sports mileage, sleep quality, and more, using special sensors mounted deep within its case.
The LetFit ID205 also includes other noteworthy features such as smart notifications for incoming (and missed) calls, texts, emails, and notifications from popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. Multiple sports modes, music playback control are also included.
LetFit also reports that the ID205L smartwatch can last for 10 days on one charge, which makes it another impressive smartwatch in terms of battery life. VeryFitPro is compatible with most Android and iOS devices (Android OS 4.0 or iOS 8.0 and above for specifics) and requires Bluetooth 4.0 and above for use with its app, which is available on the respective app stores for Android and iOS.
5) Umidigi UWatch GT
Umidigi’s UWatch GT is an affordable smartwatch designed to meet the market’s demands. You have direct access to most of its important features with its 1.3-inch round color touchscreen display. There is a certain amount of scratch resistance in the screen, which means that you won’t have to worry about its screen getting scratched while you are doing your daily activities.
Umidigi’s UWatch GT also performs well when it comes to battery life. It has a large battery that can last up to 10 days single 2-3 hour charge under normal usage. For its price range, this is really nice.
Fitness tracking is another area where UWatch GT really stands out. It keeps track of various fitness/health activities such as heart rate, calories burnt, distance walked, sleep quality (and quantity), among others. Using the VeryFitPro app, which connects to the watch via Bluetooth, you can sync your health data with popular fitness apps including Google Fit, Apple Health, and Strava.
It is also lightweight and has excellent build quality, features we don’t see on cheaper smartwatches these days.
Umidigi’s UWatch GT from Umidigi features customizable watch faces, smart notifications from your favorite apps (including calls, SMS, and emails), as well as a do not disturb mode (DND). Furthermore, it is compatible with most Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth and the VeryFitPro app, so compatibility issues are rare.