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Deal Alert: Fitbit activity trackers and watches are $50 off today

Plus, the best fitness trackers for all your workout needs.
by Sarah Bracy Penn /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Are you getting ready to try a new, healthy routine? Fitness trackers are all the rage with their easy-to-use interfaces and key tracking metrics such as calories, steps and even sleep. However, they can be a bit pricey.

Luckily, one of our favorite brands, Fitbit, is offering 50 percent off all fitness watches today on Amazon! Read on to learn more about these great deals and a few more fitness trackers we love, getting you one step closer (literally) to meeting your own fitness goals.

And for more ways to jump start your fitness journey, check out our article on the best sneakers for your workout, the best digital scales and our favorite healthy cookbooks.

FITBIT DEALS ON AMAZON

Fitbit Alpha, $79 (usually $130), Amazon

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The Fitbit Alpha has garnered over 11,000 reviews on Amazon, and you can snag it today for 39 percent off. The device tracks steps, distance, calories burned and total active minutes in a day. It can also monitor your sleeping habits and is equipped with a vibrating alarm clock. Plus, it comes in two sizes.

Fitbit Ace, $80 (usually $100), Amazon

Fitbit Ace is kid-friendly for ages 8 and up, helping your little ones learn the importance of staying active and getting sleep. It's shower, spill and splash proof, and it rewards kids for reaching fitness goals with celebratory notes and an achievement badge system.

Fitbit Ionic GPD Smart Watch. $249 (usually $300), Amazon

At a little higher price point, you can nab the Fitbit Ionic smart watch, which is equipped with a GPS, apps for sports and weather, a heart monitor and more. Connect the Fitbit Ionic to your smart phone for notifications and step-by-step workout coaching. You can also store and play hundreds of songs from the watch when it's synced to a Pandora Music account. Did we mention it comes in four colors?

Fitbit Alta, $80 (usually $130), Amazon

This fitness band tracks steps and calories burned, syncs wirelessly to your computer or smartphone, is waterproof and boasts five-day battery life.

MORE FITNESS TRACKERS TO TRY

Want more options? Below are a few more of the best fitness trackers and wearable tech.

Garmin Vivosmart HR, $87, Amazon

Are your workouts versatile? Do you like to change things up? If you’re doing more complex exercises and are interested in tracking and comparing details, this fitness tracker could work for you.

When you swipe the screen, it will display your heart rate throughout your workout. You can even recall your resting heart rate. And if you don’t have a free hand to touch the display, you can use a setting to ensure the tracker will light up when lifted so you can see your progress during a difficult exercise.

Fitbit Charge 2, $130 (originally $150), Amazon

If you’re looking for an all-around, in-depth tracker that really gets into the science and details, check out this one. The most recent update to this device provides users with advanced capabilities for tracking sleep, including seeing how much light, deep and REM sleep you’re getting each night. The tracker also continuously monitors your heart rate, along with steps, active minutes and calories burned.

iHealth Wave, $67, Amazon

If you plan to swim for exercise, check out this tracker that’s a swim and fitness tracker all in one. Are you a slow swimmer or a fast swimmer? This tracker provides accurate swim statistics such as the number of lengths and strokes you take so you can compare workouts and track your progress.

Juboury Fitness Tracker with Touch Screen, $30, Amazon

This heart rate activity tracker is Bluetooth enabled and monitors sleep, steps and calories and sends the data back to your smartphone. For only $30, that's a smart tracker we can get behind!

Morefit Fitness Tracker, $23, Amazon

This slim-fit activity tracker has a touch screen and can track steps, distance, and calories. It also acts as a stop watch meaning you can ramp up your workout wherever you are!

Regardless of which tracker you pick, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: Fitness trackers are great tools, but they’re only beneficial when used! So get a tracker that will help you stay motivated as you ease into fall and winter workouts.

For more information on fitness gadgets, check out our articles on the best digital scales, the 9 gadgets that will help you live a healthier lifestyle and all the items you need to build a home gym.

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