The smart wearables industry has seen a substantial change in the last few years. With more brands venturing into this segment, we have seen these devices evolve, and can confidently say that their evolution has been successful. With changing lifestyles and habits, the demands of consumers from their fitness trackers have also changed.
While earlier fitness trackers could only serve the purpose of keeping count of steps taken by the user, the latest ones can do much more. Many offer advanced health features such as heart-rate monitors, oxygen-saturation (SpO2) monitors, calorie, and sleep monitoring to ensure that the user is aware of their health at all times.
As per government advisory, SpO2 is an important indicator for pneumonia symptoms. A normal person has a blood oxygen saturation level of 95 percent. However, in conditions associated with shortness of breath, the blood oxygen levels tend to fall below 95 percent. Therefore, it is essential to keep a constant check on the SpO2 levels, because maintaining the precise balance of oxygen-saturated blood is key to our wellness.
We bring to you a list of budget friendly smart wearables that will enable you to keep a real-time check on your blood oxygen saturation while also keeping a check on other health aspects:
This is the only smart watch in the segment with a real time SpO2 monitor. realme Watch comes with most comprehensive health functions which includes blood-oxygen level(spO2) and the top-level PPG heart rate sensor from Goodix as the heart rate monitoring is achieved by emitting specific wavelength green light to the skin, and then detecting the reflected light.
The device can also monitor your physical activity with 14 different sports modes, and can automatically track walking and running, which makes step monitoring a hassle-free process. Priced at Rs 3,999 the realme Watch is the most affordable and feature-packed fitness tracker available in the market currently
Honor 5i Band:
The band features an AI-driven algorithm for high-precision readings to maintain your workout intensity, and Huawei’s TruSeen 3.0 technology which enables the device to track your heart-rate 24×7. The device’s SpO2 monitor also tracks oxygen saturation levels so that you can assess how your body is adapting during workouts or at high altitudes. Priced at Rs 2,999, the band is available in three colors – Meteorite Black, Olive Green and Coral Pink
Huawei Band 4:
Offering a total of nine exercise modes, including Outdoor run, Indoor run, Outdoor walk, and Indoor cycle, the Huawei Band 4 is equipped to measure your SpO2 levels. The band is powered by the TruSeen 3.5 technology to accurately monitor your heart and keeps track of sleeping patterns using its sleep mode detector.
This detector can help identify six most common sleep-related issues and can help offer more than 200 potential solutions and suggestions for better sleep. Priced at Rs 1999, the band is available in three colors – Sakura Pink, Amber Sunrise and Graphite Black