Earlier this week Amazon dropped the price of the Charge 3 to under the magic £100 mark. With the launch of its Black Friday sale proper, that price has sunk even further to £75 (Fitbit RRP £129.99). Considering one of the best Black Friday deals of last year – Fitbit or otherwise – was £80 for the Charge 2, £75 for the Charge 3 may be the deal of Black Friday 2019. The special edition of the Charge 3 has been reduced to £99.99 (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 essentially the same price as the Inspire HR (Fitbit RRP £89.99, going for £70.37 on Amazon) is something of a no-brainer.
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 £129.80, 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.