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Best Prime Day Fitbit Deals for October 2022

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Are you looking for hot Fitbit deals for yourself or maybe as gifts for others? Well, pay attention because Amazon’s two-day Prime Early Access Sale is almost over, it’s the last day, which means all those amazing Prime Day Fitbit deals will be gone soon. Amazon calls it an “early access” sale because it gives you an extra-early start at shopping for the holidays well before the annual Black Friday extravaganza. Similar to Prime Day deals, we’ve seen tons of deep discounts on Amazon-owned brand products such as Echo, Ring, and Blink smart home devices, Kindles, Fire TVs, and Eero mesh Wi-Fi devices. Smartwatches and activity trackers are popular holiday gifts, and Amazon is offering some of the best prices of the year on new Fitbits as well as previous models of the popular wrist wearables.

Amazon isn’t the only one having all of the fun though. Other retailers have joined in, as is to be expected, like Walmart’s October Rollbacks event, which is basically just a Walmart Prime Day sale in disguise. Nevertheless, Amazon has some of the best offers! We’ve gathered up the best Prime Day Fitbit deals for you below!

Today’s best Prime Day Fitbit deals

Fitbit Charge 5 — $150, was $180

A woman smiling outdoors wearing sports wear and a Fitbit Charge 5 on her wrist.

The best Fitbit varies wildly depending on what you need from it and your budget. For the most part, though, many users will be delighted with the Fitbit Charge 5. It has everything the majority of users could need from a sleek design that feels comfortable on your wrist to plenty of great features. Like many Fitbits, it’s the kind of device you can wear and almost forget about because it maintains itself well without you needing to constantly keep an eye on it. Instead, the Fitbit Charge 5 keeps an eye on you and your progress.

The Fitbit Charge 5 offers up a daily readiness score each day so you know when is best to exercise and push yourself, and when you should focus on recovery and only light tasks. Alongside that, you get a personalized activity goal for the day along with recommended workouts and recovery sessions based around the scoring system. Tracking your steps, calorie burn, and how hard you’re pushing yourself isn’t all that the Fitbit Charge 5 does, either. It also comes up with a stress management score so you can see what your body’s physical response to stress is like. Through exercise, mindfulness practice, and better sleep, you can work toward managing things better. Of course, the Fitbit Charge 5 offers sleep tracking to help you out, too.

Other features include an EDA sensor and ECG app. The former detects electrodermal activity in your skin’s sweat levels to indicate your body’s response to stress. The ECG app looks for any unusual heart rates, or even if you have a heart rhythm irregularity. Elsewhere, a built-in GPS means you can see where you’ve gone to work out, while an up to seven-day battery life is super convenient.

Fitbit Versa 3 — $200, was $230

A Fitbit Versa 3 displaying its menu while on a man's wrist.
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The Fitbit Versa 3 is another fitness tracker that’s easy to wear and forget about. Offering much of what you would expect from the best smartwatches, it’s a fairly stylish looking smartwatch to place on your wrist. Best of all, it’s very comfortable so you’ll hardly notice it throughout the day. Underneath its simple hood are plenty of features that mean this is more than just a fitness tracker. It’s the kind of device that soon helps you out throughout your working day.

At its simplest, the Fitbit Versa 3 tracks your pace and distance at all times. It counts steps, calorie burn, and all the usual things you would expect of a fitness tracker. Thanks to built-in GPS, you won’t have to worry about taking your phone with you, as the Fitbit Versa 3 has you covered. Alongside that, you also get call, text, and app notifications, saving you the need to pull your phone out. It’s really convenient if you want to focus on your workout or walk rather than be looking at your phone all the time. Each day, you get a daily readiness score courtesy of the Fitbit app so you can easily see whether today is the day to push yourself or if you’d be best off focusing on recovery instead. In addition, there’s also Fitbit’s Active Zone Minute system that monitors when you hit your target heart-rate zone so you can make every minute count. A 24/7 heart-rate monitor proves super useful here.

The Fitbit Versa 3 also tracks your nightly blood oxygen levels alongside your sleeping patterns so you can see how well you’re resting as well as working out. It also has built-in voice assistant support with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for when you want to get quick news and weather or set reminders. You can even control your smart home devices through it. It’s a great all-in-one device.

Fitbit Sense — $217, was $300

The Fitbit Sense on a man's wrist while he walks outdoors.
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The Fitbit Sense is a gorgeous smartwatch that has all the advantages of a fitness tracker with all the practicalities of a full smartwatch. It looks great and much more like a smartwatch than other Fitbit devices, but it has all the advantages of the Fitbit ecosystem including some fantastically detailed health metrics. Whether you’re looking to use it as a fitness device or while you’re in the office, it does the job well thanks to being so flexible and versatile. It even has extensive voice assistant support thanks to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

As you would expect from a Fitbit device, you get all the benefits of Fitbit’s Daily Readiness score. It’s pretty great because it tells you when you should rest and when you should push yourself a bit harder, all based on what you did the day before. In conjunction with that are a wealth of sensors. It has an EDA scan app that detects electrodermal activity through your skin, which may indicate your body’s response to stress. A built-in skin temperature sensor helps log things too so you can see if there are any unusual changes going on. Other features include a heart rhythm irregularity monitor so you can spot any unusually high or low heart rates as well as if your heart rhythm does not seem right.

Other features include extensive sleep tracking right down to monitoring your nightly blood-oxygen levels, as well as any sleep, snoring, or other activities going on at night. Whether it’s daytime or night time, the Fitbit Sense knows what’s going on in your body, while also tracking your movements via a built-in GPS. When you consider how you can control your smart home devices with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, it’s truly hard to find fault in this remarkable device.

Should you shop these Prime Day Fitbit deals or wait until Black Friday?

Black Friday’s success as the biggest sales event of the year causes people to question whether they should hold off making major discretionary purchases during other sales. The raging success of Amazon’s traditional Prime Day event is proof that buyers can score excellent deals during other major sales events in addition to Black Friday. Prime Day spread quickly to other brick-and-mortar and online retail stores — even if the other merchants didn’t call it by the same name. There’s no question Black Friday is a huge sales event, but it doesn’t always have the lowest prices of the year, for a variety of reasons.

The reality of supply chain disruptions and shipping challenges helped to change many people’s thinking about holding out for Black Friday prices. Many supply chain and shipping issues have lightened during 2022, and in fact many retailers have over-filled inventories. However, inventories of certain categories of goods — for example, devices that use semiconductors — have not rebounded across the board. So you might not get a great deal on every electronic product during Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, but if you are in the market for any of the products with overstuffed inventories, you may find this surprise sale can offer way better prices than you’ll find during Black Friday. For products with normal or below-normal inventory levels, by the time Black Friday rolls around, those products may not even be available, let alone priced lower than during the Prime Early Access Sale.

There’s another reason to do some serious shopping during the Prime Early Access Sale, and it has to do with timing. Amazon’s sale is just six weeks before Black Friday. The timing works well for people who don’t want the best price but don’t want to lose out on the chance to get a great deal by waiting for Black Friday only to find their desired purchase is sold out or not discounted due to sparse inventories. If you see a great deal on a Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 or Versa 4, or Fitbit Inspire 3, buy it. Then, other than checking that your shipment contains what you ordered, don’t unpack, open, or use the device while you wait for Black Friday. If you see the same item at a lower price during Black Friday, you may be able to take advantage of Amazon’s extended holiday return window for items purchased after October 1. The extended holiday return policy introduced in 2021 gave shoppers until January 31, 2022, to return items delivered no earlier than October 1 or later than December 31. If that policy continues in 2022, you could purchase a second item during the Black Friday sale at a lower price and immediately initiate a return of your original purchase.

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