5 Cheap Android Standalone Smartwatches under $200
Android Standalone smartwatches have become increasingly popular over the last few years and for good reason. They have unique designs, 4G LTE capabilities, and can be purchased for half the price of some popular brands on the market right now.
If you search online for Android Smartwatches, you’ll find hundreds of “top 10” lists that include devices like the Galaxy Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, Huawei Watch 2, Ticwatch Pro, and so on. To be clear, this is a misclassification and the previously mentioned brands are mere “companion devices” for smartphones that run Android or IOS. In most cases, if your smartphone is turned off, the smartwatch will lose most of its functionality.
A standalone smartwatch should not require a smartphone to complete any of its functions. These functions include calls, text, web browsing, and, receiving and replying to notifications.
Cheap Standalone Smartwatches
There are many Android Standalone Smartwatches under $ 200, but here are a few so you can decide if they are something that interests you.
*List Updated for 2020
Kospet Prime and Prime SE – Android Standalone Smartwatch
The Kospet Prime is one of the latest Android Standalone Smartwatches manufactured by Kospet. It features one of the largest batteries of any full Android Smartwatch at 1260mAH. In addition, it has facial unlock, full access to the Google Play Store, and a front-facing camera for video calling. The Kospet Prime runs the MediaTek 6739 processor with 3GB of Ram and 32GB of storage.
Kospet also released the Kospet Prime SE at this years’ CES event. The Kospet Prime SE has the same form factor but comes with only 1GB of Ram and 16GB of storage. Both devices have a 1.6″ IPS display running a resolution of 400 x 400.
The Kospet Vision released around the same time as the Kospet Prime. It’s a little less “bulky” looking and also has dual cameras. It features a 1.6″ IPS display running at a 320 x 320 resolution with full access to the Google Play Store. Additionally, it comes with 3GB of Ram and 32GB of storage. Currently, there is no SE version.
The Kospet Vision has an 800mAH battery and also runs the MediaTek 6739 processor. You can purchase it in two different accent colors; blue and red. Unfortunately, the bands aren’t removable on this model like they are on the Prime.
LEMFO LEM 11
The LEMFO LEM 11 isn’t just a smartwatch but a full handheld media player. It comes with a 1200mah battery pack that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. Because the watch itself is rather large, most people may choose to use it as a handheld most of the time. Like the rest of the watches, it has access to the Google Play Store and runs a customized version of Android 7.1.
The LEM 11 comes in two versions; a 1GB/16GB and a 3GB/32GB version. It has a 1.54″ display running a resolution of 320 x 320, removable straps, GPS, Fitness Apps, and a 2MP front-facing camera for video calling and selfies.
LEMFO LEM 10
The LEMFO LEM 10 is LEMFO’s version of the Apple Watch. It has a 1.88″ IPS display running a resolution of 360 x 320 and has full access to the Google Play Store. It also has two versions; a 1GB/16GB and a 3GB/32GB version. It runs the MediaTek 6739 process running a 1.25ghz.
Additional features include a 2MP front-facing camera that scales to 5MP using software, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE, and plenty of Fitness Applications with an always-on heart rate monitor.
Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro
The Zeblaze Thor 5 Pro is the successor to the Thor 4 Pro and features a 1.6″ LTPS display with a 320 x 320 resolution. It’s one of the lighter android smartwatches on this list weighing only 65.7g. Additionally, it has dual 5MP cameras, 22mm removable straps, and an 800mah battery.
The Thor 5 Pro also runs the MediaTek 6739 processor with 3GB of Ram and 32GB of storage. It has access to the full Google PlayStore, Bluetooth, Wifi, and LTE. Lastly, the Thor 5 Pro has its own fitness applications and an always-on heart rate monitor.
Cheap Android Standalone Smartwatch
All of these Android standalone smartwatches have 4G LTE, Android 7.1 with full access to the Play Store, and cameras – whether they be front-facing or dual, GPS, Bluetooth, heart rate monitoring, and Fitness Apps.
The design, memory and internal storage, waterproof rating, removable straps, and battery capacity will vary depending on the model. All of them use the WiiWatch 2 app to sync notifications and health data with your smartphone if you want, but it isn’t necessary as they are designed to be standalone devices with their own sim card.
Lastly, all of these Android Smartwatches are well under $200. I’m not saying that they’re better or worse than companion devices like Samsung, Huawei, or Fossil watches, that is your decision to make. You should just be aware that you have more options than what is advertised.
Obviously, there are pros and cons to every piece of technology.
- True Standalone – Doesn’t require a Smartphone
- Full Google Play Store – Install any application you want
- Unique Design – Aren’t you tired of wearing the same thing everyone else has?
- Many of them are large and may be uncomfortable for people with small wrist
- Battery Life – Full Android apps and LTE make it’ll difficult to get more than 2-3 days of battery life.
- Waterproof ratings – Most have only an IP67 rating and not suitable water activities.
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