Amazon’s Fitbit Prime Day Deals Are Hard To Ignore
Wearables remain one of the most popular sale categories for Amazon Prime Day and other shopping holidays throughout the year. We’ve already seen good discounts on the Apple Watch, and now Fitbit is getting in on the action with huge price cuts for its 2021 gear.
Whilst the Apple Watch is a good all-round wearable, Fitbit produces excellent specialist fitness trackers. The clue is in the name. Prices will vary between devices, but all offer some version of in-depth fitness, health and sleep monitoring that in some cases isn’t available on Apple’s far more expensive watch.
For example, the Fitbit Sense tracks user sleep and produces detailed reports. REM, deep and light sleep are all monitored, and then a generated “sleep score” spells out exactly how well you slept. There’s also a smart alarm that wakes you up at the optimal time.
That level of data is repeated with fitness tracking. The Sense can record up to 20 activities including running, cycling, hiking, Pilates and martial arts. The electrodermal activity sensor (EDA) measures stress levels through changes in sweat and the electrocardiogram (ECG) will monitor your heart rate. Blood oxygen can also be measured to make sure your blood oxygen saturation level stays above a certain percentage.
All of this data isn’t completely free, however. For access to wellness reports, guided workouts and more health statistics, you’ll have to pay a monthly $9.99 subscription for Fitbit Premium.
The good news, though, is that the cheaper Fitbit Inspire 2 comes with a year’s free subscription. The smaller, simpler device doesn’t have blood oxygen monitoring or GPS tracking like the Sense 2, but it does measure heart rate and it can auto-detect workouts like running and cycling. The company’s trademark deep data analysis is also present here, so users will get in-depth sleep scores and workout statistics. The battery also lasts for a solid 10 days.
The Inspire 2 is also significantly cheaper and will give you deep health and fitness data without distracting add-ons. It focuses on the basics and does them well at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for a juiced-up step counter this is a good option. If, however, you want the full health and fitness suite, then the Sense is a decent deal.