We've got you covered for all the latest cheap Fitbit deals today, with loads of sale prices compared at top retailers for every model available. We'll tell you all about the standard Fitbits for adults and kids alike, along with the enhanced fitness trackers that also function like smartwatches too.
The competition in the fitness tracker world is ever-growing, which is actually good news for lower Fitbit prices as the brand has to push hard to remain competitive. And with each fresh iteration of its fitness trackers or smartwatches we see further improvements, showing that corners aren't being cut to keep prices down either. New versions usually mean cheaper Fitbit prices on older models too, so there's always a bargain to be had somewhere.
If you're not quite sure which Fitbit is right for you. We've gone into detail about each one and you can also find a handy breakdown of the specs for a quick look at the vitals of each one as you scroll down throughout our guide. We're sure you'll be able to find one you like.
The Fitbit Inspire looks set to eventually replace the Fitbit Alta as a fantastic entry-level fitness tracker that's not too light on features (yes, we're talking about you, Fitbit Flex 2). The new Inspire is priced similarly to the Alta yet has a bigger screen. It's a proper touchscreen too, instead of the less user-friendly tapscreen on the Alta. There's a new button on the side to act as a 'Back' button in the menus, so navigation of the tracker's features are much easier to cycle through.
The Fitbit Inspire is better in the wet and can actually be worn while swimming too rather than just being splash and rain-resistant. The casing around the face is now plastic, rather than aluminum, but this makes for a more comfortable wear on the wrist and it's a touch lighter. All in all, while we're seeing the Inspire priced at a similar level to the older Alta, the Inspire is the clear winner.
Like the Fitbit Inspire mentioned earlier, the Fitbit Inspire HR looks set to replace our previous budget-friendly option in the Alta HR. As the name suggests, the main difference between this and the other Inspire model is the inclusion of a heart-rate monitor. It's not a lot of extra money to spend on the feature in all honesty and can be useful in tracking your fitness levels. If that's a feature you could live without though, because you're very aware of your heart-rate because you can hear it pounding between your ears when running up that hill, then you may as well save yourself some money. The screen on the HR is ever so slightly bigger if you're looking for the right nudge to opt for the upgrade though.
The Fitbit Charge 3 is a marked improvement over the still-impressive Charge 2. The thinner design with softer angles on all sides makes it a more comfortable wear. There's a proper touchscreen this time too rather than a tap-to-cycle one. The Charge 3 is waterproof up to 50m, meaning it's absolutely fine to wear while swimming and it has tracking features to use while you do. Add in a heart-rate tracker, multiple apps for loads of different sports and a seven-day battery (two days longer than before) and the Fitbit Charge 3 prices start to look like excellent value for money. The prices below are for the standard version, if you want to see the special edition version with its woven or silicon straps and Fitbit pay functionality we've rounded up the prices for that one on this guide for every edition of the Fitbit Charge 3.
The Fitbit Versa 2 is a great improvement over the original model. It runs apps faster and has a larger and clearer display. This is great for message notifications and checking up on the stats from your latest run.
Fitbit has teamed up with Amazon to add Alexa support too. So you can use the voice assistant to check on the weather, control smart home tech, start timers and so on.
You'll still need to take your phone out with you on your runs to track location or listen to Spotify as there's no support for Spotify downloads directly on the watch, although you can load it with music files directly instead.
While the official MSRP/RRP of the new Fitbit Versa Lite is quite a bit less than the starting price of the more feature-rich original Fitbit Versa we've found that the later is often available for a very similar price to the Lite. In these situations is just makes much more sense to go for the full-fat version.
However, prices will drop eventually and that's when you should consider the Lite if you don't need the full suite of features. We absolutely love the blue and magenta versions the Lite is available in too.
As for features, you get connected GPS via your phone, water-resistance up to 50m and a range of fitness apps. However, compared to the regular Versa, you don't get Wi-Fi, onscreen workouts, floor/swimming lap tracking or music storage. So take a look at the latest prices and compare them with the regular Versa or Versa 2 if these are features you'd want.
While its feature set isn’t quite on par with that of its bigger brother the Ionic, the Fitbit Versa feels like the same watch but with a lighter and friendlier design and a much lower price point. It brings a clear, bright, and beautiful screen, a new and improved heart rate sensor that will apparently be updated with even smarter functionality via a firmware update, smart notifications, contactless payment capabilities, and all the features Fitbit users will have come to know and love.
With the new Fitbit Versa 2 landing recently though, you may want to consider the newer version instead. That being said, prices will start to drop on this one now too.
The upgraded Fitbit Ace 2 is much improved over the previous version if you need a child-friendly Fitbit. There's extra protection around the screen to better protect against bumps and scratches. The Ace 2 can be worn while swimming too as the water-resistance has been improved. You're still getting a bunch of child-friendly versions of the tracking apps and incentives to keep active. Separate kid or parent view modes allow you to have a deeper dive on the stats to track activities if you want too.
The colorful and chunky designs might not be for everyone though and depending on how old (and clumsy!) your child is, it might be worth opting for the more feature-rich and more mature stylings of the Fitbit Inspire (mentioned earlier on this page), which is the same price at most retailers.
The Fitbit Alta is a fetching, form-fitting fitness tracker that looks more like a bracelet. But don't let its looks fool you too much. Underneath, it packs in the same Fitbit smarts, like step, exercise, and sleep-tracking functionalities.
To top it off, the battery life is astoundingly good. The display, while quite small offers much more feedback than the LED lights of the cheaper Fitbit Flex 2. For us, this used to be the best cheap Fitbit option if you didn't want to spend a lot on one - the Flex 2 is just too basic on its own. Nowadays though, we'd generally point you towards the Fitbit Inspire models at the top of the article instead.
The Fitbit Alta HR takes the fetching formula of the original and adds heart-rate monitoring into the mix. During use, we found it to be surprisingly accurate and the OLED display shows the metrics in a simple, easy-to-read fashion.
Much of this package is also available on the Alta, like the usual Fitbit smarts, including step, exercise, and sleep tracking functionalities. To top it off, the battery life is astoundingly good.
Opt for this model if heart rate-based exercise is important to you. It's mostly the same as the original Alta, but the added functionality for not much extra cash down is a good thing in our book. That being said, the new Fitbit Inspire HR mentioned earlier has generally replaced this model now.
The Fitbit Ace is aimed at the kids' market, or more likely, fitness-conscious parents. Thankfully, Fitbit hasn't gone too far down the targeted design route (unlike the newer Fitbit Ace 2 mentioned earlier) and the Fitbit Ace actually looks very similar to the design of the Fitbit Alta rather than opting for zany colors or ugly armor casing.
The Fitbit Ace fitness apps inside have been simplified a little though to make it much more child-friendly and there are star badges to 'gamify' exercise a bit more and give them incentives to be more active. There's a decent level of waterproofing too as the Ace will withstand splashes, rain and even showers - although it won't stand for being submerged in the bath or the swimming pool. The smaller wrist-strap can be a better fit for smaller children too.
If your child is a bit older, tech-savvy or growing fast, it may be worth skipping the Fitbit Ace and looking at the Fitbit Inspire as we find it's generally around the same price nowadays and it's fully waterproof for swimming too (as is the Ace 2).
Fitbit Charge 2, another modern spin on a Fitbit classic, is packed with improvements and thoughtful tweaks over the original to make it worth your consideration. First off, the screen has been blown out to display even more information than before, including smartphone notifications – even if the feature is a bit limited.
In addition, the Charge 2 features multi-sport tracking through the comprehensive Fitbit app that we know and love. This Fitbit isn't the cheapest model out there, but if it's multi-sport tracking data and on-screen information you seek, the Charge 2 will fit the bill. Better yet, with the Charge 3 out as well now, prices will start to fall on this version.
If the Apple Watch and Android Wear (and now the Fitbit Ionic) smartwatches have caught your eye, but you don't want to sacrifice fitness know-how (or hundreds of dollars), the Fitbit Blaze may be the wearable for you. It boasts a vibrant display that showcases fitness metrics and a healthy share of smartphone notifications. This is one of the most versatile Fitbits that you can purchase at the moment. This model is splashproof, but not waterproof. But, the Fitbit Charge is much smarter than most and is one to consider if being connected is important to you. Connected GPS allows you to track run routes if you have your phone with you too.
The Fitbit Ionic marked Fitbit's move deeper into smartwatch territory. It combines the best Fitbit goal-tracking software with all of the major features of a smartwatch, and it's a little cheaper than an Apple Watch. Plus, it works with both iOS and Android.
The built-in GPS technology also means you don't have to take your smartphone out with you to track a route on a run either. You can also upload music to the device and pair it with some wireless headphones for tunes on the go.
If you're someone who works out a ton, you'll want to know about the Fitbit Surge. Competing against Garmin's high-end trackers, the Surge is Fitbit's most robust offering, packing in a long 7-day battery inside, along with a GPS sensor that can track your run or walk for up to 10 consecutive hours.
It costs more than many other wearables in the Fitbit range, but it is generally better value than most smartwatches boasting similar specs. The inclusion of GPS, its splashproof design and a battery that can last up to 7 days makes it a smart option for workout enthusiasts.
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By: Brendan Griffiths