Best fitness tracker deals for Prime Day 2020: Garmin, Fitbit and more



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(Pocket-lint) – If you’re in the market for a new tracker or smartwatch, then you’re in the right place, as we’re covering the top offers on some of the best fitness devices out there.

There great savings are from well-known and popular brands such as Fitbit, Garmin and Samsung, and with Prime Day 2020 soon to be on us, we’re expecting a lot more deals over the coming weeks.

US Prime Day Garmin deals 

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, now $349.99, was $749.99 (save $400): Garmin’s Fenix gives you 2 weeks of battery life and will track all your sports, while delivering smartwatch functions like Garmin Pay and music too. It’s an older model, but it’s still great. Click here to see this deal.

Garmin Forerunner 735XT, now $169.99, was $279.99 (save $110): An older watch, but thie multi-sport master has long been the choice of many triathletes. See the offer here.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, now $219.99, was $300.52 (save $80.53): Adding music to this mid-range model means it suits most budding athletes. See the deal here.

• Garmin Vivoactive 4, now $199.99, was $349.99 (save $150): The Vivoactive 4 offers all the skills of Garmin fitness tracking, but in a slightly more lifestyled design. Click here for the deal.

US Fitbit Prime Day deals

Fitbit Versa 2, now $127.95, was $179.95 (save $52.00): The Fitbit Versa 2 is a smartwatch with great fitness tracking skills. See the deal here.

Fitbit Aria Air, now $34.95, was $49.95 (save $15.00): Fitbit’s connected scales will keep you on track with weightless. View the deal here.

UK Prime Day Garmin deals 

Garmin Fenix 6, now £356, was £428.94 (save £72.94): Garmin’s top device gives you 14 days of battery life and will track all your sports, while delivering smartwatch functions like Garmin Pay and music too. Click here to see this deal.

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Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker Sale

So you’ve been saving up your cash in preparation to dump it all on a snazzy new smart watch or fitness tracker during the Amazon Prime Day sale? Well, you’ll be happy to learn that the biggest online marketplace in the world has come up trumps, delivering some impressive discounts on the most sophisticated devices available.

There are some massive savings up for grabs on everything from Garmin and Fitbit, to Ticwatch and Samsung, with some deals helping you save more than £70 on a new smart wristwatch.

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What is Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day is a two-day mega sale that sees eager shoppers saving a lot of money on everything on Amazon — and there’s some seriously good fitness deals to get your hands on, from fitness trackers to dumbbells and meal prep kit to resistance bands and much more. It doesn’t end there — you can expect discounts on homeware, tech, fashion, beauty, furniture and a lot more.

When Is Amazon Prime Day?Amazon Prime Day starts on 00.01 on Tuesday, October 13, with offers running through until 23.59 on Wednesday, October 14.

You need to be a Prime member to get in on the deals — sign up here — but, before your 30-day trial finishes, you can always cancel your membership before you’re charged the already-discounted £79 yearly fee.

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Virtuagym Fitness Tracker – Home & Gym

Get in the best shape of your life with Virtuagym Fitness. Work out alongside our 3D-animated personal trainer, who will show you exactly how to do each exercise. Virtuagym has a continuously growing exercise database, currently with over 4000 exercises and many pre-made workouts which you can do at home or in the gym.

FEATURES
* Full workouts for home & gym
* Create custom workout routines
* Clear 3D-animated exercise videos
* Written exercise instructions
* Workout reminders (only if you want them, of course!)
* Earn rewards for exercising
* Progress tracking: track over 100 values!
* Personal trainer Brad Fit 🙂
* Google Fit Connection
* Connects with NEO Health wearables

WHAT MAKES VIRTUAGYM SPECIAL
– Our fitness app has a huge exercise database with 4000+ exercises (and we’re adding more every week!)
– All exercises have a 3D-animated instruction video, so you’ll know exactly how to perform an exercise, or how to use machines at the gym.
– You can track your progress over time. There are 30+ values you can track, like weight, waist size, BMI, body fat, number of pushups, arm size, chest size, VO2max and many more.
– There are more than 100 workouts in our fitness app which you can do right away: at home, in the gym or even at your office. There is a variety of workouts for men and women and in a range of difficulties, whether you’re a beginner or at an advanced level.
– It’s fully integrated with Virtuagym Food: our calorie, carb and fat counter. Download both apps to get in shape faster than ever. There’s no other app offering such a complete solution for fitness & nutrition tracking on one single platform!
– Users can connect NEO Health wearable devices in order to track and analyze progress. Current connected devices are an activity tracker and a body composition monitor.

FOR A VARIETY OF GOALS
Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or stay in shape: we have a workout for you. To achieve the best results, keeping track of both exercise and nutrition is important. Select a goal (weight loss, muscle building or staying in shape) and all you have to do is stick to your plan to see results!

OUR APPS
– Virtuagym Fitness: our fitness tracker with workouts for home & gym
– Virtuagym Food: our calorie counter for nutrition tracking

There’s a seamless integration between our fitness app and nutrition app. With both apps, you’ll have all tools at your disposal to reach your fitness goals. You can also connect your Fitbit via virtuagym.com and get access to more workouts, our online community and much more.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Do you miss an exercise? Found a bug? Recommendations for the next version? Let us know! Feedback is always greatly appreciated, because it helps us to create the world’s best fitness app. If you find a bug, please email us at [email protected] Rating 1 star doesn’t help us to solve it.

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Redmi Band is a sub-$15 fitness tracker with a 1.08″ color display, 14-day battery life

Xiaomi is currently one of the leading players in the global wearables market, thanks to its Mi
Band line of affordable fitness trackers. Its Redmi sub-brand has now entered the wearables market (via MyDrivers) with its first fitness tracker, called the Redmi Band.

The Redmi Band sports a 1.08-inch color display and offers over 70 watch faces to choose from. Placed below the display is a capacitive button for UI navigation. Redmi’s first fitness tracker also offers sleep tracking, sedentary reminders, multiple sports modes, heart rate monitoring, and a built-in USB-A connector for direct charging. While the Redmi Band doesn’t come with NFC and a few other features that are available on the Mi Band 4, it is claimed to provide up to an impressive 14 days of battery life on a single charge.

The Redmi Band’s retail price has been set at 99 yuan ($14) in China, which makes it more affordable than Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4. It will be available for crowdfunding in the country for 95 yuan ($13) from April 9. While Redmi hasn’t announced any plans of launching the fitness tracker outside China yet, we wouldn’t be surprised if it debuts in India and a few other markets sometime later this year.

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It’s the data, not the fitness tracker that motivates you

Before you plunk down a lot of money on a wearable fitness device that has all the bells and whistles, keep in mind, it may not be the device itself that motivates you to exercise more.

That’s according to a study by Atlantic Health System in Morristown. Dr. Damion Martins, medical director of sports medicine and sports physical therapy at Atlantic Sports Health as well as team physician for the New York Jets, led the 14-week study.

He said the wearable technology in these fitness apps that track activity is what people are really fascinated with, not the devices it themselves. Studies have shown that in general, these fitness trackers can underestimate the heart rate and overestimate the number of calories burned.

But Martins said he believes it doesn’t even matter, because if people are exercising more because they’re just wearing these devices, then the goal is still accomplished.

The new Health and Human Services guidelines for exercising for 2019 are 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity exercise or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous exercise per week. Martins said less than 30 percent of physicians are meeting these guidelines themselves.

The study consisted of 60 relatively healthy participants between the ages of 25 and 55 who held office or desk jobs. Group A was given was given a fitness tracker device that would give its members access to heart rate, steps and calories burned. Group B did not have access initially, but gained access to data later in the study. Group C never had access to the data. They wore the fitness tracker but never had access to the data.

The study found that Group A, which always had access to the data did the best, averaging the most active hours per day. The group that did not have access to the data showed the number of steps in their exercise went down. The group that did not have access to the data initially, but was given access in the second half of the study, showed their exercise increased.

Martins said there tends to be this  motivational aspect to actually see how well you’re doing, the number of steps your taking, the number of calories you’re burning and so on.

He added that information is a powerful motivator.

“Wearable trackers can be instrumental to one’s journey to fitness, but it’s truly the information that they convey about a person’s progress that helps keep them on track in a rewarding direction,” Martins said.

It doesn’t matter what kind of wearable tracking device you get. As long as you have access to heart rate and calories burned, and you look at it every day, then you’re motivated to do more, Martins said.

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