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Fitness trackers (including much-loved Fitbits) are next-level handy when it comes to nailing your health goals. Sleep analysis? Check. Heart rate monitoring? Tick. Guided workouts on your wrist? You know it.
The bad news is, they don’t come cheap. The good news is, you can nab one for less on Amazon Prime Day. Party hat emoji. Yes, Amazon Prime Day fitness trackers are in.
The online e-tailer is slashing prices across all departments on July 15 and 16, so there’s never been a better to invest in sports tech.
(FYI, you’ll need an Prime account to shop these discounts. But, trick: If you don’t fancy signing up to the £79 annual Prime membership fee, you can join for free for Prime Day and cancel before the end of the 30-day trial.)
We’ve rounded up the top five fitness trackers to shop in the sale, so you don’t have to spend precious training time trawling through the discounts. You are most welcome.
The top 5 fitness trackers in the Amazon Prime Day sale
1. Fitbit Versa: usually £162.89, today £139
Not only does this model have a four-day battery life, it also boasts features that include workout logging, sleep analysis, swim tracking, female health tracking and smart watch capabilities like contactless payment. Oh, and did we mention it looks great too?
The Fitbit Versa launched last year and Women’s Health deputy editor Victoria Joy was one of the first in the UK to try it out.
Her verdict? “One of the best things about the Versa is on-screen workouts – yes, you can select the usual run/cycle/HIIT options to record your workout stats, but there’s also fully-formed sessions on the watch from Fitbit Coach that change daily so you’ve essentially got a PT on your wrist.”
If you’re not into black, there are Rose Gold and White, Black and White, Peach, White, Grey and Periwinkle colourways to choose from, but discounts may differ by a few pounds.
2. Fitbit Versa Lite: usually £149, today £109.99
Basically the Versa’s little sister, the brand simply sacrificed a few of the features to lower the price point. It doesn’t have the option to download music or track swims, but there are still all of these great features:
- 24 hour tracking and zones
- 15 goal based exercise modes
- Connected GPS
- VO2 max cardio tracker
- Swimming proof up to 50m
- Sleep tracking
- 4+ day battery life
- 900+ apps and clock faces
- Phone notifications.
Read Women’s Health‘s full review here. You can choose from White, Lilac, Mulberry, Marina Blue and Silver/Grey versions at the same price.
3. Ticwatch Pro: usually £219.99, today £171.18
The Ticwatch has all the functions of a smartwatch and fitness tracker rolled into one. You can access hundreds of fitness apps which enable you to track your activity through the Google Play store.
You can also use Google Pay to make contactless payments, so you don’t have to bring cash or cards on your morning jogs.
Perfect for hardcore adventurers, this watch has the ability to last 30 days if you switch to essential battery mode.
In essential mode (using minimal battery), the most basic functions include step counting and heart rate measurement.
4. Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, £199, today £179
Probably the most stylish of the bunch (there are swappable straps!), the Samsung Galaxy option is a smartwatch with in-built fitness tracking.
This watch will track your runs, cycles, swims, sleep and stress as well as connect to your smartphone (Android and iPhone) to let you receive notifications and listen to music. It even has a built-in voice assistant called Bixby.
5. Garmin Vivoactive 3, normally £249.24, today £129.99
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a smartwatch with in-built fitness tracking and music storage, so you’re basically getting three products for the price of one here.
It’s preloaded with 15 different sports apps, can track your heart-rate, VO2 max and stress levels (v. millennial) and connects to Garmin Pay for contactless payments – perfect for post-run protein smoothies.
If that hasn’t sold you, the (up to) seven-day battery life is sure to do it.
Why do I need a fitness tracker?
Fitness trackers are so much more than step counters these days. In fact, they’re bossy enough to notify you every half an hour with a friendly buzz that you aren’t, in fact, hitting the necessary 10,000.
In recent years (hello HITT), we’ve realised just how important heart rate is. Fitness trackers can help you stay within the right zones to get the most out of your workouts. It will mean you burn more calories, and the gym sesh is over faster, too. Win, win.
Beyond that, the modern fitness tracker can offer a plethora of features ranging from GPS, swim tracking, sleep and stress level tracking to contactless payment and music storage.
For fitness fanatics, it’s a no brainer really.