7 best low budget smart watches under $100

This article is for you if you're looking for smartwatch options that won’t break the bank. We've got you covered with our under $100 picks.

7 best low budget smart watches under $100

POV: You don’t think the smartwatch life is for you because the big names like Apple, Samsung and Google release pricier flagship series every year. 

Most of us become financially pragmatic and ask questions like: Will these watches improve my day-to-day living, or is it just another piece of technology to own for the hype of it? 

But in the true sense, we can’t find other low-budget options that can get the same job done.

If you're in the market for an affordable smartwatch, you're in luck. Today, you can find good smartwatches for less than $100. Brands like Amazfit, Oraimo, and Xiaomi are creating strong smartwatches without a hefty price tag. 

Also, new players like Redmi and Realme are joining the game, making it even better for shoppers looking for budget-friendly options.

7 budget smartwatches under $100

When choosing a smartwatch, think about more than just the cost. Consider other features like if it's compatible with your phone, if it has fitness and health tracking, if you can use it for calls or texts, if it plays music, the quality of the screen, and if it has near-field communication (NFC) for payments. 

Below, we have listed affordable smartwatches, mentioning the key specifications of each model alongside the operating systems they are compatible with.

Huawei Band 8

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The Huawei Band 8 is a smart fitness tracker with a 1.47-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 100 workout modes, and sensors to track your health. It has a 14-day battery life, works with Android and iOS phones, and syncs with the Huawei Health app.

It was launched on May 31, 2023, in four colors: black, green, pink, and orange. You can get this smartwatch on Konga for $39/₦70,000.

Fitbit Inspire 3

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The Fitbit Inspire 3 features a 0.5-inch AMOLED color display, clear in daylight with an option for an always-on display to save battery. It's light and comfortable, with a silicone strap available in black, lilac, or morning glow, and the option to switch straps for a personalized look.

This device tracks stress levels and offers guided breathing exercises and mindfulness reminders via the Fitbit app. It displays phone notifications, controls music playback, and the camera shutter. Compatible with Android and iOS, it syncs with the Fitbit app for additional features and settings, including six months of free Fitbit Premium for extra wellness insights.

Launched in September 2022, it's retails at $98/₦180,000 on Amazon and comes in three color variants: black, lilac, and morning glow.

Redmi Watch 3 Active

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Priced at $35.68/₦65,000, the Redmi Watch 3 Active is a fashionable fitness tracker loaded with features for health and fitness monitoring. It showcases a 1.83-inch LCD touchscreen, over 200 watch faces, and tracks heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, and stress, along with 100 workout modes including running and yoga.

With the Xiaomi Health app, users can personalize watch faces, manage notifications, and even make Bluetooth calls—a rare find in budget smartwatches. Compatible with Android and iOS, it's water-resistant up to 50 meters and offers up to 12 days of battery life.

Launched on August 1, 2023, it comes in black, blue, ivory, and olive.

Amazfit Bip U Pro

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The Amazfit Bip U Pro is an affordable smartwatch packed with health and fitness tracking features. It boasts a 1.43-inch color display, and lasts up to 9 days on a 230mAh battery.

Offering Bluetooth connectivity, it also tracks heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, and stress and supports 60 workout modes, including running and yoga. 

It allows watch face customization, notifications, music control, and a remote camera via the Zepp app. Unique to the Pro version are built-in GPS, a compass, and Amazon Alexa, though Alexa's functionality has received mixed reviews. The Amazfit Bip U Pro is compatible with Android and iOS and available on Jumia at $21.9/₦40,000.

Oraimo Watch 2 Pro

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The Oraimo Watch 2 Pro, connectable via Bluetooth and supported by the Oraimo Health App, tracks health and activities for improved well-being. It's IP68 rated, ensuring resistance to sweat, dust, and water for versatile indoor and outdoor use. The Watch 2 Pro allows Bluetooth calls, smart replies, and features various sports modes and watch faces.

Its 300mAh battery lasts 5-7 days based on usage. Available on Jumia for $28.5/₦52,000.

Realme Watch 2 Pro

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The Realme Watch 2 Pro comes with built-in GPS, enabling you to monitor your location, distance, and speed during activities like running or cycling without needing your phone. It supports 90 sports modes, including unique ones like cricket, and allows customization of workout modes and goals.

This smartwatch tracks heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, and stress levels, and includes reminders to stay active and hydrated. It displays phone notifications, controls music, and manages the camera shutter.

Compatible with Android and iOS through the Realme Link app, it offers extensive customization and feature access, requiring Bluetooth 5.0 or higher for connectivity.

The Realme Watch 2 Pro is currently priced at $36.17/₦65,884.

NoiseFit Halo

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The NoiseFit Halo, with its metallic body and optional leather or silicone straps in various colors, offers a luxurious look. This smartwatch tracks heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep, and stress levels and includes sedentary and hydration reminders. It displays phone notifications, controls music, and operates the camera shutter remotely.

The Noise app enhances functionality with customizable watch faces and settings. Compatible with Android and iOS via Bluetooth 5.0, the NoiseFit Halo launched in February 2023 and is currently selling at $33.76/₦61,500.

The smartwatch is available in six colors: Statement Black, Jet Black, Forest Green, Fiery Orange, Vintage Brown (Leather), and Morning Glow.