A new sale at Wellbots knocks the Fitbit Charge 5 down to the best price we’ve seen it. The GPS-toting fitness band is on sale for $110, or $40 off its usual price, when you use the code ENGDTRUN40 at checkout. If you want something more advanced, Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch is $120 off and down to $180 when you use the code ENGDTRUN120 at checkout.
The Charge 5 is Fitbit’s most capable fitness tracker and it earned a score of 82 from us. It’s pretty similar to the Charge 4 that came before it, but it now has a full color touchscreen with an always-on mode that will make it easier to glance down at the time and activity information on your watch 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 chops. It has a built-in GPS for mapping outdoor workouts, plus an all-day heart rate monitor as well. It tracks activity and sleep while you’re wearing it, and it comes with Fitbit Pay as a standard feature, which means you can go out for a coffee after your run and pay using NFC technology.
Bands like the Charge 5 also tend to have better battery lives than their smartwatch counterparts. In fact, the Charge 5 lasted about 2.5 days in our testing with the screen in always-on mode. That’s already more than you’ll get out of most smartwatches, but if you turn off the always-on feature, you’ll get a total of five days of life out of the wearable.
But if you’re willing to spend a bit more, Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch has a few extra features you won’t find on the Charge 5. You’ll get stress tracking with EDA sensors, plus blood oxygen and skin temperature monitoring. It’s the most advanced smartwatch that the company makes, and since it typically costs $300, it’s worth considering while you can get it for more than $100 off.
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