The best cheap Fitbit deals for Christmas 2017

Cheap Fitbit deals for Black Friday 2017 became available today, meaning the world can stay healthy in a cost-effective way. The fitness tracker is sometimes hard to find on discount, so this is a rare weekend.

Inexpensive Fitbit sales do exist, however, and we’ve had our collective noses to the ground in search of the lowest prices for Fitbit’s range of wearables. If you’re in need of a healthy change, start here to find your match.

Fitbit Alta

Fitbit's most fashion-forward wearable

Size: Three sizes | Display: OLED | Weight: N/A | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 5-7 days | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Striking design
Week-long battery life
Tap-sensitive screen isn't sensitive enough
Not a tremendous value

While the Fitbit Flex 2 offers a sporty look, the Fitbit Alta offers something else entirely. On the wrist, the 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. On the downside, the small display doesn't show off nearly as much info as the Fitbit Charge 2, nor is it as responsive to the touch. However, if fashion is key, this is your Fitbit.

Read our review: Fitbit Alta

Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit's most fashion-forward wearable, now with a heart rate monitor

Size: Three sizes | Display: OLED | Weight: N/A | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 5-7 days | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Striking design
Week-long battery life
Accurate Heart rate monitoring
Tap-sensitive screen isn't sensitive enough
Not a tremendous value

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.

Read our review: Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit Charge 2

A low-profile, yet info-packed tracker

Size: Three sizes | Display: OLED | Weight: N/A | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 5 days | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Big screen
Multi-sport tracking
No GPS
Limited phone notifications

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.

Read our review: Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit's take on the smartwatch

Size: Three sizes | Display: LCD | Weight: N/A | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 5 days | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Good value
Unique fitness features
Display is unresponsive at times
Isn't as robust as most smartwatches

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 like the Fitbit Flex 2, nor is its battery life as spectacular. But, the Fitbit Charge is much smarter than most and is one to consider if being connected is important to you.

Read our review: Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit's newest fitness-focused smartwatch

Size: One size (S & L included) | Display: LCD | Weight: 50g | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 4+ days | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Slick smartwatch design
Engaging fitness software
Expensive for a Fitbit
Few third-party apps

The Fitbit Ionic is the newest member of the Fitbit family and moves 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.

Read our hands-on review: Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Flex 2

A simple, swimproof wearable

Size: Two sizes | Display: N/A | Weight: N/A | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 5 days | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Comfy and lightweight
Fun, engaging software
Slow to charge
Lack of screen might baffle some

Another of Fitbit's latest wearables is an update to one of its oldest: the Fitbit Flex. The new and improved Fitbit Flex 2 doesn't do a whole lot to change the familiar look, but the innards have been refreshed to make this the one worth buying over the original. It's smaller, more fashionable, and most importantly, it's water-resistant, which is a first for Fitbit. The lack of a screen might be a bother for some, but if you can adjust, this fitness tracker compensates by being remarkably low-profile. You don't even need to take it off before you hop in the shower. If a no-fuss tracker is on your list, this is your match.

Read our review: Fitbit Flex 2

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit's most hardcore wearable

Size: Three sizes | Display: LCD | Weight: N/A | Compatibility: Android, iOS | Battery: 7 days, 10 hours w/ GPS | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0

Built-in GPS
Heart-rate monitor
Quite large on the wrist
GPS totally drains the battery

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.

Read our review: Fitbit Surge

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