Should you buy a Fitbit Charge 5 in the Prime Early Access Sale?

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With so many discounted fitness trackers on offer, should you buy a FitBit Charge in the Prime Early Access Sale? Now that the Amazon event has made a comeback, we can save a fortune a wide range of health and fitness products including home gym equipment, supplements and fitness trackers. And with well known brands such as Fitbit offering top-of-the-range products at rock bottom prices, it’s a great time to be buying new kit. In fact the Fitbit Charge 5 is currently 18% off at Amazon (opens in new tab), a saving of some $27.71.

The Fitbit Charge 5 has over 28k Amazon reviews rating this exceptional product 4.3 out of 5 stars. It also received a 4 star rating in our last review due some fantastic feature offerings including a slim design, in-built GPS, EDA and ECG trackers and a six month subscription to Fitbit Premium. It’s a real “Swiss Army Knife” of fitness trackers with a versatile selection of options to suit all levels of user.

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Fitbit Charge 5| Was $149.95 (opens in new tab)Now $122.24 at Amazon (opens in new tab) 

You can save 18% on the Fitbit Charge 5 this Amazon Prime Day. The Charge 5 offers calorie tracking, GPS, an in-depth health metrics dashboard and 7-days' of battery life. It comes in three neutral shades and you can swap out the band for something more colorful if that's more your style. 

If you've been waiting for a reason to pick up one of the best Fitbits (opens in new tab), Amazon Prime Day might be a great chance to get big savings on this famous brand. The Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the best fitness trackers (opens in new tab) on the market at the moment, but how does it measure up against the Charge 4? We've had a look at the Fitbit Charge 5 vs Charge 4 (opens in new tab) and compared the two to see if the Charge 5 is the upgrade we've been waiting for. 

Some other fitness trackers you might want to look out for during the Prime Early Access Sale include the Apple Watch series 7, which is 18% cheaper on Amazon (opens in new tab) right now, or the Garmin Fenix 7s, which is reduced by $79 (opens in new tab), saving you a tidy 11%. Or if you want another model of Fitbit, the Fitbit Sense is reduced by 28% (opens in new tab), bringing it down to $215.90.

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Is the Fitbit Charge 5 good?

The Fitbit Charge 5 scores an impressive 4.3 out of five stars on Amazon, with close to 30,000 user ratings. It is compatible with IOS and Android and has an easy to use interface, with a bright screen that is easy to see even in direct sunlight. 

As one of the newest Fitbits, the Charge 5 benefits from the company's years of experience in the area and goes beyond being just a fitness tracker, offering options for stress tracking, sleep tracking, and mindfulness sessions. This Fitbit is tailored to modern wellness, and is as helpful for keeping yourself mentally ready as it is maintaining your physical fitness.

The slim screen may be a little difficult for some users to work, in which case we recommend the Fitbit Sense 2 (opens in new tab)which is a bit chunkier and more like a watch as opposed to a band. 

Overall, our testers think that the Fitbit Charge 5 is the best Fitbit for most people, and could also be considered one of this years' best running watches (opens in new tab)

Why buy a fitness tracker on Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is running from October 11-12 this year, and rewards Prime members with further discounts across various brands and categories. Not a member? You can still sign up for a free trial (opens in new tab) to access discounts. 

It's worth grabbing exercise tech deals while you can, as the cost of living continues to increase. This slashing of prices just before the festive season can help you save money on bigger ticket items, like the Fitbit Charge 5. So, if you're in the market for a new fitness tracker, or want to give fitness trackers a go, it's a brilliant time to buy. This surprise Prime Early Access Sale gives you an extra opportunity to save money that non-prime members might not know about.

July Prime Day is becoming a popular event in the retail year, and this October Prime Early Access Sale will offer customers a second chance to nab some savings at Amazon. Although Prime Day hasn't quite hit the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, it's still a good chance to save some of your hard earned pennies, although deals might not be as good as they are during bigger sales. 

You might find products stay in stock for longer too, because of the smaller scale of this event, but bear in mind that increased demand can take its toll on manufacturing and production, so it's best not to wait around if you've found something you really want, as it could be sell out fast.

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Why should you wait to buy a fitness tracker?

There isn't long to wait for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, which more retailers (including Best Buy and Walmart) will be involved in than Amazon Prime Day. If you hold out, you may find the Fitbit Charge 5 available for even less.

When you're searching online, we recommend signing up for notifications on your favorite products – this way you'll be the first to know when price or stock changes. 

Fitness tracker deals at Amazon

$279.00, Now $218.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch SE| Was $279.00, Now $218.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 22% on the the Apple Watch SE with a fitness and activity tracker, heart rate monitor and retina display. This model is water and sweat resistant, so you can swim, surf or hike with no worries about it getting damaged. You can also text and call from the watch, no matter where you are.

Amazfit GTS 2 Smart Watch | Was $99.99 (opens in new tab)

Amazfit GTS 2 Smart Watch | Was $99.99 (opens in new tab)Now $79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) 

Save 20% on this basic smart watch from Amazfit. The GTS 2 smart watch offers GPS, 14 days of battery life, built-in Alexa, blood oxygen and heart rate monitoring and a sleep monitor to give you all the health information you could want.

Apple Watch Series 6 | Was $399.99 Now $319.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch Series 6 | Was $399.99 Now $319.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 20% on the Apple Watch Series 6 in red this Amazon Prime Day. With blood oxygen, heart rate and sleep apps, this is a great fitness tracker. Track your daily activity by choosing your workout and measure every move, even underwater with swim proof design.

Garmin Forerunner 945| Was $499.99 Now $395.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Garmin Forerunner 945| Was $499.99 Now $395.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save yourself over $100 on this Garmin Forerunner 945. Get really into the data with performance monitoring that makes adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Safety and tracking features include incident detection which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts.

This year's Prime Early Access Sale spans across October 11-12, but look out for deals as we update our guides throughout. You can find even more deals available at Amazon Prime Day Health Deals for 2022, which can save you more money on the health and fitness equipment you love the most. 

Lou Mudge
Health Writer

Lou Mudge is a health writer based in Bath, United Kingdom for Future PLC. She holds an undergraduate degree in creative writing from Bath Spa University, and her work has appeared in Live Science, Tom's Guide, Fit & Well, Coach, T3, and Tech Radar, among others. She regularly writes about health and fitness-related topics such as air quality, gut health, diet and nutrition and the impacts these things have on our lives. 

She has worked for the University of Bath on a chemistry research project and produced a short book in collaboration with the department of education at Bath Spa University.