4 Budget-Friendly Smartwatches for 2023


Whether you’re looking for something basic or more advanced, there’s sure to be a watch out there that meets your needs and fits within your budget.

Smartwatches have become increasingly popular over the years, and it’s no surprise why. They provide you with a convenient way to stay connected on the go, monitor your fitness activity and more. But if you’re on a budget, finding a quality smartwatch can be tricky. That’s why we have put together this list of four budget-friendly smartwatches that you should consider buying in 2023. We’ll look at features, price ranges, designs and more to help you find the perfect watch for your needs. So let’s get started!

Fitbit Versa 2

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Price: US$129.95

Compatibility: Android and iOS

Color options: 

  • Black/carbon aluminum
  • Petal/copper rose aluminum
  • Stone/mist gray aluminum

Despite being replaced by the Versa 3 (2020) and Versa 4 (2022), Fitbit’s Versa 2 (2019) remains one of the best affordable smartwatches right now. This is all thanks to its amazing array of features. The Versa 2 has a color touchscreen display with a long battery life (around five days). It tracks your heart rate, steps count, calories burned, blood oxygen levels (SpO2) and active minutes. In addition, you can track your sleep, measure your menstrual health and log your stress levels.

One of the best features of the Versa 2 is its built-in Amazon Alexa voice control. With Alexa, you can control your smartwatch hands-free. You can use it to check the weather, set alarms and more.

There is also a Special Edition model (US$229.95) with a mist gray or copper rose chassis and a high-end woven band that costs US$229.95. 

Amazfit T-Rex 2

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Price: US$199.99

Compatibility: Android and iOS

Color options: 

  • Ember black
  • Astro black & gold
  • Wild green
  • Desert Khaki

T-Rex 2 is an outdoor watch at heart: it’s rugged, hefty, and waterproof, and it passed “15 military-grade hardness tests”. Aside from looking attractive, it’s loaded with functions, such as sports mode, dual-band GPS as well as a sensor array with a barometer and a gyroscope for altitude and compass. In other words, if you’re scrambling, surfing, or fell-running and require a GPS and heart rate estimation, this is a great sports watch for you.

Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S

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Price: US$199.99

Compatibility: Android and iOS

Color options: 

  • Light Gold Bezel with Dust Rose Case (40 mm)
  • Rose Gold Bezel with White Case (40 mm)
  • Silver Bezel with Powder Gray Case (40 mm)
  • Slate Bezel with Black Case  (40 mm/ 45 mm)
  • Silver Bezel with Shadow Gray Case (45 mm)

The Garmin Vivoactive 4/4S has all the features you need in a smartwatch, including heart rate monitoring, on-watch music streaming, long battery life, pulse oximeter readings and smartphone notifications. This watch has a built-in GPS, so you can track your runs, swims and rides without carrying your phone with you. It also has advanced features that include tracking energy levels, respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated hydration and more. 

Plus, you can also control music playback on preloaded apps like Spotify, Amazon Music or Deezer on a Vivoactive 4/4S. Even if your phone is not nearby, you can store songs on your smartwatch and play them offline. 

Mobvoi TicWatch E3

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Price: US$199.99

Compatibility: Android and iOS

Color options: Panther Black

A follow-up to the TicWatch E2, Mobvoi TicWatch E3 offers a more affordable alternative to the TicWatch Pro 3 (US$299.99). This isn’t a flashy smartwatch like the Pro 3, but it still comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon WearTM 4100 chip. This makes its performance considerably quicker and smoother than its counterparts. 

This device delivers basic fitness tracking and health and wellness services via Tic-branded apps. For instance, TicOxygen can be used to monitor your blood oxygen levels, TicBreath to check your breathing, TicPulse to track your pulse rate and TicZen to manage your stress. Aside from these features, it also has standard functions, like alerts, Google Assistant, speaker and microphone, barometer, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and Google Pay.

We hope this article gave you a good overview of the four budget-friendly smartwatch models that you can consider buying in 2023. Whether it’s for yourself or as a gift, these options offer great value for money and an enjoyable experience with their features and design. Now all you need to do is pick the one that best suits your preferences!

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