The best Black Friday 2019 deal on a fitness tracker might already have popped up, and we’re still more than a week away from the day itself. Amazon has cut the price of the Fitbit Charge 3 by almost a quarter to bring it under the magic £100 mark, while the special edition of the Charge 3 has been reduced to £108.99 (Fitbit RRP £149.99).
We love the Charge 3 band, with our only real reservation being its price, especially since Fitbit also has the cheaper Inspire and Inspire HR bands in its line-up. The Charge 3 is more stylish and feature-filled than those budget bands, so for it to be £98.99 in the Amazon Countdown To Black Friday Sale, less than £10 more than the Inspire HR, merits serious consideration.
The Charge 3 is waterproof with solid swim tracking capabilities and has an optical heart rate monitor. It doesn’t have built-in GPS, but if you run or cycle outdoors you can link it to your phone’s GPS to get accurate distance tracking as well as maps of your activities. The battery life is a very decent seven days, which means you can take advantage of Fitbit’s excellent sleep tracking without having to worry about charging it every night.
While the Charge 3 is your best bet in the Black Friday sale if you prefer a tracker band to a watch, if you are on the hunt for a smartwatch it’s worth checking out the Fitbit Versa (pictured, above), which has also been reduced prior to Black Friday.
The Versa is now available for £129.99, reduced by 35% from Fitbit’s original RRP of £199.99, though it is usually available for around £150-£160 on Amazon and has been discontinued on the Fitbit website.
That’s because Fitbit recently launched the Fitbit Versa 2, which has a smarter design than its predecessor, an always-on screen and Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa available at the press of a button. However, the core fitness features on the watch remain the same on both Versa smartwatches, with both offering outstanding everyday activity tracking and solid sports tracking, though neither has a built-in GPS.