Tuesday, 13th October 2020 at 12:05 am
Competition in the world of wearable sports technology is as strong now as it ever was and Fitbit has arguably been a frontrunner in dragging fitness trackers from the past into the smartwatch era.
Online retail giant Amazon is offering the chance to save 34 per cent on three models of Fitbit wearable tech across its Prime Day event this year: the Fitbit Versa 2, the Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR trackers.
This could in part be thanks to its collaboration with Fitbit to offer Alexa built-in voice control over remote smart home devices; a feature available in the Fitbit Versa 2 that’s both a tracker and smartwatch combo.
Although the Inspire and Inspire HR are more basic models that would make great starter trackers, you can expect far more than a simple step count. We’re talking features like wireless connection, automatic sleep score and insights and activity reminders that turn fitness trackers into tools for helping live a healthy lifestyle.
Last year, Prime Day deals were so popular that the event was extended from 24 hours to a full 48 – an extravaganza set to be repeated this year. For all the latest news and best Amazon Prime Day deals available on home entertainment, wireless and gaming, we’ve got you covered.
Amazon Prime Day started in 2015 and is this year taking place on 13th-14th October, six weeks ahead of Black Friday having been delayed from its usual spot on the calendar in July.
It’s important to remember that only Amazon Prime subscribers are able to access the deals, but that does include members using a 30-day free trial and also Amazon Prime Student subscriptions.
Amazon Prime customers will be able to save up to 34 per cent on the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch, Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR.
This smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid has a broader display than its previous models and a six-day battery life.
The addition of Amazon Alexa built-in offers the opportunity to control set timers, check the weather and control smart home devices whilst on the go. Workouts are available to follow on-screen and are available to follow with Fitbit Coach.
Alongside the more traditional features we expect like water resistance, 24/7 heart rate and distance tracking, its Smarttrack feature will automatically recognise and record activities from running, swimming and workouts.
For an entry-level fitness tracker that’s neither complex to use or boring in its selection of features, the Fitbit Inspire brings touch-screen tech to more basic fitness tracking.
The band is water-resistant up to 50m making it suitable for swimming rather than just splash resistant like its prior models. Activity and sleep tracking connects to the Fitbit App, with wireless sync allowing you to see your progress on Android, iOS & Windows 10 devices.
The difference between the Fitbit Inspire HR and the Inspire model is the addition of a heart-rate monitor. For that small amount more money more you’ll track better indicators of cardio fitness, heart rate zones for hitting during workouts, plus sleep stages and calorie burn.
If your phone is close by, this model connects to bring you notifications and updates along with text alerts. The watch is available in black, white, lilac and sangria colours.
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