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Grab an end-Summer deal on a Fitbit Sense, Charge 5, Versa 3

Fitbit continues to run great deals on Amazon. This doesn’t apply to the trio of new devices, but pretty much the entire rest of the range is seeing nice discounts right now. This includes Sense, Charge 5, Versa 3 and Luxe.

We might be in the last few days of Summer but it is still not too late to get in shape with a Fitbit. The company is one of the best known players in the wearables space. Of course, there are other, cheaper brands, but it is still the well recognised names which dominate sales.

This is for a reason. Hardware can typically be easier to emulate than software. But it is companies such as Fitbit, Garmin, Samsung and Apple that still offer the better overall package – so hardware plus software. The complete deal.

Essential readingTop fitness trackers and health gadgets

Fitbit has announced a few weeks ago Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3. The first two come with minor, iterative upgrades, the last gets a snazzy AMOLED display. It is fair to say these improvements are evolutionary and not as big as most people had hoped. Much of the functionality has remained unchanged.

But there is some good news in this. It means that Fitbit will now aggresively discount the predecessor generations. Considering the upgrades in 2022 are not that big, you can save quite a bit of cash by going for the previous generation devices. And you don’t need to wait for Black Friday to take advantage of the deals.


Fitbit Sense

Good deals on Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa Lite on Amazon
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This is the one to go for if you want pretty much everything Fitbit has an offer. It looks like Versa 3 but comes in a slightly more premium design. If you’re wondering if you’ll miss out on some functionality if you buy Sense instead of Versa, don’t worry. Because you won’t. But you will get some extras.

The first worth mentioning is ECG. Taking a leaf out of Apple’s book, there’s finally a Fitbit smartwatch that can take your electrodiagram. This is done by placing your fingers on the corners of the case. The only other Fitbit that has the ability to do this is Charge 5.

The second big upgrade is to do with 24/7 stress tracking. On Sense it also takes into consideration readings from an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor, along with resting heart rate, HRV, temperature and more.

The main difference between Sense 2 and Sense is that the latest generation can untilize the EDA sensor around the clock. The original Sense takes these types of readings on-demand.

There is plenty more on offer including built-in GPS, SpO2 and other fitness and health sensors. Finally users will benefit from some smart functionality such as Google Assistant & Alexa, along with access to various music streaming services.

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Fitbit Charge 5

Fitbit Charge 5 to come with ECG & EDA sensors, along with Readiness Score
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The Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the best fitness bands for the average person. It comes with a large AMOLED display, water-proofing, excellent 7 day battery life and a great software eco-system.

You’ll find everything you need for 24/7 activity monitoring and more. This includes some advanced health tracking functionality such as ECG and EDA for stress. Think of it as Sense, but in the form of an activity band. Plus, there’s built-in GPS for tracking exercise outdoors without a smartphone. There are only a handful of activity bands with built-in GPS and Charge 5 is one of them.

Outside of fitness, the Charge range comes with some smart features. These have progressed so much that they are starting to blend the line between fitness tracker and smartwatch.

The device still represents a good buy. Particularly as we are not expecting its successor probably until the second half of 2023.

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Fitbit Versa 3

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When it comes to features, devices in the Versa range put fitness first. They come with everything you’d expect from a Fitbit, along with capturing real-time stats on 20 different types of activities including swimming.

You will miss out on the advanced health sensors or Sense, but you get everything needed to track activity and sleep around the clock. There’s also built-in GPS for detailed tracking of runs and bike rides.. As far as Versa 4, that one comes with more sports modes and little else extra.

All things considered, Versa is a great smartwatch. It is simple to use and comes with most things the average person would want from an activity tracker.

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Fitbit Luxe

Good deals on Fitbit Charge 3 and Versa Lite on Amazon
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Luxe represents a nice upgrade over the Inspire range, not just in looks but also in functionality. What many consider to be the most attractive Fitbit to date packs all the basic fitness tracking goodies along with heart rate, 24/7 stress management and blood oxygen level readings. Plus you can view all of this on the gorgeous AMOLED touchscreen display.

Luxe is rated 5 ATM as far as water-resistance and it will run for about 5 days on a single charge. There’s no built-in GPS but you do get Connected GPS.

If you’re after a slimmer, more discreet experience than the rest of Fitbit’s range Luxe is the obvious choice. It packs an impressive set of features at a reasonable price.

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Fitbit Inspire 2

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This is the other option if you are looking for something discreen on your wrist. The activity band is thin and lightweight and adopts a buttonless design so you navigate the device by tapping the screen, swiping up and down.

The standard gamut of fitness tracking sensors is there, including heart rate but no built-in GPS. You will need to rely on your smartphone’s satellite signal for that. Some more advanced features include Active Zone Minutes, Cardio Fitness Level, Heart Rate Zones, Sleep Stages, Menstrual Health Tracking, Guided Breathing Sessions and more. Battery life is around 10 days, which is double offered by its predecessor.

If you are looking for an easy and low cost way to enter the fitness tracker world, Inspire 2 is a good choice. It covers the essentials without going overboard. As mentioned, the main difference between this generation and Inspire 3 is the AMOLED display on the latter.

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