The big wearable news this week was Fitbit launching Versa Lite, Inspire, Inspire HR and Ace 2, and discontinuing some of the devices from its older range. This actually serves to simplify the choice if you are looking for a fitness tracker from the San Francisco outfit. Of course, there are plenty of other options available from other wearable manufacturers.
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The new devices from Fitbit are budget-friendly, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shop around to save a few bucks. We scour the listings each and every week for deals on activity trackers, smartwatches, intelligent scales and other health and fitness tech. Also make sure to check our Coupons page.
Here’s our pick of the best that’s currently on offer.
Fitbit’s new devices are out so don’t look for discounts on any of them in the near future. In fact you can only preorder the wearables for now, with availability scheduled for later this month. But this is a great time to pick up savings on the company’s older devices. They are all simple to use, reliable, look smart, provide great vitals statistics and have an excellent app behind them.
For the average person who is interested in tracking their activity and does the occasional run here and there, any Fitbit fitness tracker will do the trick. If you are a swimmer and are after something more sophisticated Versa is the way to go.
In case you are interested, here’s Fitbit’s new range.
Garmin was an early mover and pioneer in the wearables market. For those who are very serious about tracking their athletic pursuits, the company sells a range of sports watches.
Garmin’s strategy is centered on purpose-built devices for consumers who are interested running, cycling, swimming, golfing and more. For those who are simply looking to be more active, there is also an ever increasing selection of fitness trackers.
Samsung is a global conglomerate that operates multiple subsidiaries in a wide range of industries. Headquartered in South Korea, the company operates in over 75 countries. In the wearables market, Samsung offers a number of smartwatches and activity trackers, as well as their Tizen open-source operating system.
Fossil Group has an incredible range of over 300 wearables under its belt. This includes devices across a number of its brands such as Adidas, Emporio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Burberry, DKNY, Diesel, Armani Exchange and others.
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