Want to get a jump-start on your New Year's resolutions? Or maybe you want to help a friend or family member do so? What about just providing them with more incentive to stay active? Or, you know, they could already have an activity tracker that is getting a bit long in the tooth. Now's a good time to jump on the Fitbit bandwagon as there are deals for different models all over the web.
I've been wearing Fitbits for almost 4 years now, so I am a bit partial toward the brand. I love the social aspect, I love gamifying activities by just trying to surpass my own performance each time, and I love using it to entice myself to move a little bit more than I would have each day. I've already reviewed the Blaze and Charge 2 if you want to check those out for a more informed opinion, and my Flex 2 review should be out next week.
Back to the deals now. You'll find a lot of them on Fitbit's own store, but the better discounts are on Amazon.
Looks like Amazon dropped prices for many Fitbit products by another 15%. See the new prices below.
- Fitbit Flex: $79.95 -> $59.99
- Fitbit Flex 2: $99.95 -> $69 -> $59.46
- Fibit Alta: $129.95 -> $99 -> $84.96
- Fitbit Charge HR: $129.95 -> $89.95 -> $76.46
- Fitbit Charge 2: $149.95 -> $129 -> $109.86
- Fitbit Blaze: $199.95 -> $149.95 -> $127.46
- Fitbit Surge: $249.95 -> $179.95 -> $152.96
The deals I would jump on, if I was in the market for a Fitbit, are the Charge 2 and Flex 2. At $69, I think the latter is an excellent first-entry into the activity tracker market, especially since it's waterproof, does automatic sleep tracking and activity recognition, and tracks swims too. The downsides are the lack of a screen and no altimeter for stairs tracking.
I'd entirely skip the original Flex because the Flex 2 is only $10 more and offers plenty of value for that. I'd also definitely skip the original Charge HR because that band has a lot of air bubble issues. And the Blaze is still overpriced and too bulky compared to the Charge 2, which has approximately the same features minus a little bit more leeway on the notification front. As for the Surge and Alta, it's a tough call. They're nice enough, but you'll need to really need GPS to get the Surge or really not need HR monitoring to get the Alta instead of the Charge 2.
Yeah, Fitbit's line-up is complicated. But at least you can rely on the simplicity of Amazon's shipping fee: it's free.