Despite our fondness for gadgets and online services, fitness is still one of the things we consumers spend our time and money on. That’s the reason why many companies produce products that can help us monitor our physical well-being, like fitness bands. And despite the demand, it’s good to see that there are models that are still budget-friendly. So, if you’re looking for a fitness band, here are some recommendations that you can buy under PHP 3K.
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First on the list is Xiaomi’s Smart Band 7. Xiaomi has been known for releasing feature-packed fitness bands at a low price and the Band 7 is no different. It features a 1.62-inch AMOLED touch display with 192 x 490 resolution or equal to 326ppi, and 500 nits brightness. Protecting it is tempered glass with an anti-fingerprint coating and 5ATM water resistance.
It also has Bluetooth 5.2, a high precision 6-axis sensor and PPG heart rate sensor 6-axis sensor, supports 110+ fitness modes with 5-auto detect modes (outdoor running, walking, treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical), VO2 max, heart rate monitoring, SpO2 tracking, sleep tracking, sleep breathing quality tracking, female health tracking, and stress monitoring.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 7 is priced at PHP 2,399.
realme is also no stranger to the fitness band game and already has the realme Band 2. It has a 1.4-inch color touch screen with a resolution of 167 x 320, 500 nits of brightness, over 50 watch faces, and an 18mm interchangeable wrist strap.
In addition, it has Bluetooth 5.1, houses a GH3011 sensor that can continuously monitor the user’s heart rate and blood oxygen, can track calories burned, and supports 90 different sports modes such as running, hiking, and more. Powering it is a 204mAh battery that can last for 12 days on a single charge, realme claims.
The realme Band 2 is priced at PHP 2,490.
The Huawei Band 7 is one of Huawei’s newest wearables. It has a 1.47-inch FullView AMOLED display with a resolution of 194 x 368, slim bezels, 2.5D curved glass, and a screen-to-body ratio of 64.88%.
It’s loaded with features such as SpO2, stress, menstrual cycle, and heart health monitoring, as well as Huawei’s sleep tracking technology, Huawei TruSleep. It also comes with Huawei’s Healthy Living Shamrock to provide personalized health management by setting daily goals.
The Huawei Band 7 is now priced at PHP 2,499.
OPPO’s fitness band offering in the Philippines is still a bit limited but they still have the OPPO Band at a very affordable price. It sports a 1.1-inch 126 x 294 AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass, a heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, NFC (Fashion model) for payments, Apollo 3 chipset, Bluetooth 5.0, and 5ATM water resistance.
The OPPO Band is priced at PHP 1,399.
We don’t hear a lot from Honor in the Philippines nowadays, but good thing that some of their products are still available online, like the Honor Band 6. It sports a 1.47-inch AMOLED color display with up to 64% screen-to-body ratio and 2.5D curved glass. It is powered with strong battery life and supports magnetic fast charging, giving out 2 days of usage with just 5 minutes of charge. It could last up to 14 days of typical use.
It is equipped with 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, women’s health management, SpO2 blood oxygen monitoring, stress tracker, and the like. It also supports activity tracking for 10 different sports with automatic detection.
The Honor Band 6 is priced at PHP 2,039 and is available at Lazada.
You’ve probably already heard about Amazfit and have seen their smartwatch offerings. One model we recently discovered is the Amazfit Bip U Pro fitness smartwatch. It has a 1.43-inch 320 x 320 IPS display with 2.5D glass and anti-fingerprint coating, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, SpO2 blood oxygen monitoring, heart rate monitoring, sleep quality monitoring, GPS, 5ATM water resistance, Alexa built-in, and supports 60+ sports modes.
The Amazfit Bip U Pro is priced at PHP 2,990 and is available at Lazada.
And that sums up our list. Got fitness band recommendations under PHP 3K? Let us know in the comments below.