Best Fitbit Deals: Save Up to $50 Off Versa 2 and 3, $70 Off Sense and More

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Most of us find ourselves falling into one of two groups when it comes to working out: the reluctant gymgoers and the gym rats. Whether you like working out or not, one thing that can help motivate you and help you make the most of your time is tracking your activity with a Fitbit. These smartwatches can track your fitness activities, sleep patterns, stress levels and heart health. If you’re interested in monitoring your fitness journey in 2022 and beyond, a Fitbit is a stylish, comfortable and effective way to get you in shape.

We saw some impressive offers on these fitness trackers during last season’s holiday sales, but if you missed them, don’t panic. While many of those deals have expired, there are still quite a few bargains on Fitbit smartwatches available. Check out the best deals currently available below. We will update this article periodically as deals expire and new price drops hit retailers.

If you’re already sold on getting a Fitbit but aren’t sure which one is right for you, we’ve got you covered with all the information you need. Read this article for a deep dive on a few of Fitbit’s most prominent models on sale.

Best Fitbit deals available right now

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With tools to monitor heart health, stress management and even skin temperature, this is a bit like having a medical assistant around your wrist at all times. Besides keeping a close eye on atrial fibrillation (heart rate irregularities), an EDA scan app detects electrodermal activity, which often correlates to your body’s response to stress. You can also see your nightly blood-oxygen levels at a glance. 

It has built-in GPS for hikes, bikes and driving. The watch works with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for news updates, bedtime reminders and alarms, and it can control smart home devices, too. The smartwatch comes with a variety of clock face options. One battery charge lasts six full days, and a full day’s charge takes only 12 minutes. It’s available in black, gray or white and gold. Read our Fitbit Sense review.

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The Fitbit Versa 3 is the newest model available, and adds quite a few new features compared to the previous generation. In addition to heartrate and sleep cycle monitoring, the new generation added blood-oxygen tracking for more detailed health metrics. 

Named our favorite Apple Watch alternative for 2022, this fitness tracker doesn’t skimp on the smartwatch features, either. In addition to adding Google Assistant to its smart-home compatibility, the new Versa 3 can also download hundreds of apps like Spotify and Uber.

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While it’s not one of the latest models, the Fitbit Versa 2 is still a popular fitness wearable that offers a whole lot of features at a really great price. The Versa 2 is one of the company’s fitness smartwatches, meaning it has a few more advanced features to help you know who’s

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Which Fitness Tracker Is Best For You? Apple Watch vs. Fitbit vs. Oura vs. Garmin vs. Whoop

I have two watches on my left wrist, another on my right arm, a ring on my finger and a sensor embedded in my bra. No one should ever wear this many fitness trackers simultaneously. But in this moment, I am letting the latest heart-rate-sensing, sleep-capturing, workout-recording wearables from Apple, Fitbit,

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Whoop and Oura capture all my data, to see which ones do the best job.

Whether you are training for a race or trying to lose the Quarantine 15, a fitness tracker can provide a helpful motivational nudge. But choosing the right one depends on your preferred activities and health goals—and requires an understanding of what data is most useful to you.

New trackers are much more than pedometers and heart-rate monitors. They also measure blood-oxygen levels, a sign of overall health and altitude acclimation. And they capture heart-rate variability, the difference in time between each heartbeat, which can provide feedback about your body’s ability to recover from exercise. But how accurate are the metrics?

The Right Metrics

Studies have shown that wrist-based wearables’ optical sensors—which beam light onto the skin to detect pulse—are generally accurate during rest, but less so during workouts with unpredictable movement, such as strength training.

The data can still be valuable. Zakkoyya Lewis-Trammell, an assistant professor of kinesiology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, said that while wrist-based trackers aren’t clinical devices, she considers them a reliable tool for comparing day-to-day changes.

One helpful approach: Pick metrics that are as close to the sensor’s data as possible—such as resting heart rate over time, said Seth Martin, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Avoid obsessing over things like calories burned, which is just a calculated guess, he added.

A new metric popping up in wearables looks at whether your body is primed to work out. Fitbit and Oura call it “Readiness.” On Garmin, it’s “Body Battery.” Whoop assigns you a “Strain” score. Several Apple Watch apps, including Training Today, offer similar measurements. A high score means you’re ready for intense exercise; a low score indicates your body needs rest.

A new metric uses heart-rate variability to assign a score: High means ready for exercise, low means get some rest; from left, Garmin, Oura, Whoop and Fitbit.



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It isn’t as valid for people who have diabetes, heart disease or who are pregnant, Dr. Lewis-Trammell said. In those cases, she said, the data should be brought to a physician for evaluation.

For people who do outdoor workouts, GPS accuracy is important for logging distance. Dr. Lewis-Trammell found Garmin devices have a better GPS than others. I confirmed this in my own testing.

On one ride testing the wearables’ GPS-tracking capabilities, the Apple Watch and Garmin tracks were very close to my actual route. The Fitbit didn’t lock a GPS signal until about half a mile into my workout, so it displayed less total mileage. It also cut corners (literally) and showed me riding through neighbors’

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