If you’re just getting into fitness tracking, Fitbit’s easy to use app and robust trackers make them a strong choice, and Amazon’s Boxing Day/Winter sales event has the Fitbit Charge 5 at its cheapest price yet. Right now, it’s available for just £129.
The Fitbit Charge 5 is one of Fitbit’s best trackers so far, too. In his four-star review, Alan Martin described the tracker as “in some ways, greater than the sum of its parts. The new look is great, the screen is fantastic, and I’m still tempted to call the Fitbit app the best in class for those who tentatively want to get fitter but aren’t ready for the stats fest of Garmin Connect.” Our review took issue with the price, however, saying it was more expensive than many trackers. Of course, this deep discount puts paid to that particular concern.
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What are you getting for your £129? The Charge 5 has built-in GPS, tracks your heart rate 24/7, automatically tracks your activity and also offers 20 different exercise modes. The screen is vibrant and colourful and will let you pay for stuff through Fitbit Pay, in addition to giving you notifications. You’ll get sleep tracking that will let you know of any issues you might be having that are leaving you less awake the next day, and that also feeds into a smart wake feature that can wake you up with a silent alarm at the time that’s best for your sleep schedule. In addition to all of these features, the Charge 5 has a 7-day battery life and is water-resistant to 50m.
If you’re an athlete, you’ll already know that Garmin offers the best tracking if you’re willing to pay for it. For most people though, the Fitbit Charge 5 will be a revolution, offering solid “at a glance” stats and an easy entrance to tracking and wellness that’s likely to fit into your life without you having to make any big changes. If you’re planning to start running or even just try and get to the gym more regularly in 2022, this could be your ideal companion.
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