A new sale at Wellbots knocks the Fitbit Charge 5 down to the best price we’ve seen. The GPS Fitness Band is on sale for $110, or $40 off its regular price, when you use code ENGDTRUN40 on departure. If you want something more advanced, Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch is $120 off and drops to $180 when you use the code ENGDTRUN120 on departure.
Buy Charge 5 at Wellbots – $110 Buy Sense at Wellbots – $180
The Charge 5 is Fitbit’s most capable fitness tracker and received a score of 82 from us. It’s quite similar to the Charge 4 that came before it, but now has a full-color touchscreen with an always-on mode that will make it easier to see the time and activity information on your watch’s screen. It’s also 10 percent thinner than its predecessor, making it even more low-profile than before and, more importantly, more subtle than many smartwatches.
The Charge 5 is a good option for those who prefer the band style but don’t want to compromise when it comes to fitness. It has built-in GPS for outdoor training mapping, as well as an all-day heart rate monitor. It tracks activity and sleep while you’re wearing it, and comes with Fitbit Pay as standard, meaning you can go out for a coffee after your run and pay using NFC technology.
Bands like the Charge 5 also have better battery life than their smartwatch counterparts. In fact, the Charge 5 lasted about 2.5 days in our testing with the screen always on. That’s already more than you’ll get from most smartwatches, but if you turn off the always-on feature, you’ll get a total of five days of life from the wearable.
But if you’re willing to spend a little more, Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch has a few extra features you won’t find on the Charge 5. You’ll get stress tracking with the EDA sensor, plus blood oxygen and skin temperature monitoring. It’s the most advanced smartwatch the company makes, and since it normally costs $300, it’s worth considering, while you can get it for over $100 off.
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