Fitbit dominates the smartwatch market and it has few true competitors. They make high-quality heart rate trackers with unparalleled battery lives. Fitbit has released their Black Friday deals and you can get a fitness tracker for up to 33% off.
These deals are only valid for a handful of days. If you want a Fitbit we recommend purchasing one before the offers expire.
Fitbit Alta HR
The Fitbit Alta HR is the company’s newest smartwatch and it’s a response to all of the people who thought the Fitbit Charge 2 was too large for their wrists. The Fitbit Alta HR retails for $149, but you can pick it up on Black Friday for just $99.
The Fibit Alta HR is the slimmest Fitbit with a heart rate monitor that you can buy. The battery lasts up to an impressive 7 days despite its small size. This gives you the flexibility to wear it all of the time without worrying about charging it too often.
The Alta HR has all of the standard features that the company is known for. It will count the number of steps you take in a day, calories burned, steps climbed, and even sleep quality. The Alta HR can give you information on your REM sleep cycles and tell you how consistent you are sleeping. When it’s time to wake up, the Alta HR can silently wake you up with a vibration on the wrist.
You can get call, text, and calendar notifications on the screen. You can also customize the watch face to show what’s important to you. You can also setup reminders to move if you have been sitting for too long. This is a great feature since prolonged sitting has been proven to be unhealthy.
Fitbit Charge 2
The Fitbit Charge 2 is a larger cousin to the Alta HR. It has all of the features of the Alta HR including heart rate monitoring and then some. It’s the same exact price of $99 this Black Friday.
The Charge series is really what put Fitbit on the map. The Charge 2 is the latest iteration and it features a larger screen and more features. One feature that separates the Charge 2 from the Alta HR is connected GPS. When you pair your tracker with your phone you can record real-time run statistics such as pace, distance, and a map of your route after exercising.
The Charge 2 has guided breathing sessions that is only available on the Fitbit Charge 2, the Fitbit Blaze, and the Fitbit Ionic. This feature is designed to help you find moments of calm throughout the day based on your heart rate. It can help you relax when you are stressed out.
Although the Charge 2 is larger than the Alta HR, it does fit comfortably on the wrist and you quickly get used to it. The battery life is slightly lower on the Charge 2 at around 5 days.
Other Fitbit Watches
Every Fitbit features changeable wrist wraps so that you can match it with any outfit. There are a ton of bands to choose from including various leather and metal options. Keep this in mind as you consider your options.
There are two other watches besides the Alta HR and the Charge 2. They are the Fitbit Blaze and the Fitbit Ionic.
The Fitbit Blaze is on sale for Black Friday for $149. It normally retails for $199 so you can save $50 during the sale. The Fitbit Blaze is for people who want a smartwatch that’s closer to the Apple Watch. It has a built-in coaching program called Fitstar that will give you step-by-step workouts.
You can get notifications from apps like Gmail, Facebook, and more on the Fitbit Blaze. You can also control the music that you play on your phone from your wrist. The Fitbit Blaze is surprisingly light and comfortable. It has a battery life of up to 5 days compared to 18 hours on the Apple Watch 3.
The Fitbit Ionic is the company’s highest end product. It was released in August 2017 and there is no official Black Friday offer from the company. It normally costs $299 and Best Buy is offering a $50 gift card if you buy it.
It has built-in GPS as opposed to the phone reliant one in the Charge 2 and Blaze. It can also store 300 songs so you can workout without bringing your phone and it can connect to bluetooth headphones.
Fitbit has released awesome Black Friday deals this year. There’s no saying how long the company will have the deals for but you can definitely purchase it on Black Friday.