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Unfortunately a lot of people you will get hit with tax Frown. I would recommend getting a different strap as i did (I bought a metal one for a little bit over $10) because the straps on the fitbits are crap. I'm on my 4th strap on the fitbit charge hr and its starting to bubble. Once they start bubbling its a matter of time before the whole thing falls apart. Thankfully the straps are replaceable on this unit (unlike the charge hr). I've hearing some reports of bubbling with the charge 2 so it appears they haven't fixed the issue.
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I'm thinking fitbit is going to release something new. companies do these price cuts when they want to clear inventory like what sony and microsoft are doing with the ps4 and xbone
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I'm thinking fitbit is going to release something new. companies do these price cuts when they want to clear inventory like what sony and microsoft are doing with the ps4 and xbone
Microsoft is just trying to sell something lol Stick Out Tongue
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It's the same price at Best Buy as well.
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They are just matching the price with Target. Target has 10% on electronics which brings it's price to $116 as well.
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I hear the heart rate monitor is inaccurate
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I hear the heart rate monitor is inaccurate
It depends what you are using it for. For periods of inactivity it is OK. For steady state exercise like running, it is OK.

For high intensity stuff it is absolutely useless. Even things like hiking where there is a lot of variance it is useless.

Overall, if you are the type of person who wants to track your heart rate, it is probably not going to be accurate for the times when you want your heart rate monitored. Same problem with Charge and Charge 2. And, to be honest, same problem with any wrist-based heart rate tracker. Some are better than others, but none are good.

Plenty of reviews out there that compare wrist HR monitors to chest straps. All of those reviews will reveal the inaccuracy of the wrist monitors. Also plenty of reviews that claim the HR is accurate but those generally don't use an accurate baseline to compare against so there is no way to validate the accuracy.

I am still waiting and hoping for an all-day HR monitor that is accurate for serious workouts.

As for this deal, for a lot of people who pay tax to Amazon/Target/BBY, a better deal is ABT at $129.99 with 4% CB from m r rebates which makes it $124.80. If I paid tax CA tax on $117 it would come to $127.50. You'll only save a few bucks and it will take longer to get it and you have to wait for your rebate. But I know a lot of people here don't care about conveniences if it will save them a few bucks.
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I hear the heart rate monitor is inaccurate
I have the charge hr and I find it to be plenty accurate. if you watch the reviews for aerobic activity (like running) the optical hr sensors take a minute or so to catch up to a strap hr but after that are fairly accurate. where you will find it inaccurate for is resistance training. For me I more want it for 24/7 heart rate monitoring which is excellent at.
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Dick's had it did $99.99 today in store
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Dick's had it did $99.99 today in store
R u talking abt the $25 cash code . Is that what they applied it ur purchase in store ?
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It depends what you are using it for. For periods of inactivity it is OK. For steady state exercise like running, it is OK.

For high intensity stuff it is absolutely useless. Even things like hiking where there is a lot of variance it is useless.

Overall, if you are the type of person who wants to track your heart rate, it is probably not going to be accurate for the times when you want your heart rate monitored. Same problem with Charge and Charge 2. And, to be honest, same problem with any wrist-based heart rate tracker. Some are better than others, but none are good.

Plenty of reviews out there that compare wrist HR monitors to chest straps. All of those reviews will reveal the inaccuracy of the wrist monitors. Also plenty of reviews that claim the HR is accurate but those generally don't use an accurate baseline to compare against so there is no way to validate the accuracy.

I am still waiting and hoping for an all-day HR monitor that is accurate for serious workouts.

As for this deal, for a lot of people who pay tax to Amazon/Target/BBY, a better deal is ABT at $129.99 with 4% CB from m r rebates which makes it $124.80. If I paid tax CA tax on $117 it would come to $127.50. You'll only save a few bucks and it will take longer to get it and you have to wait for your rebate. But I know a lot of people here don't care about conveniences if it will save them a few bucks.
Refreshing to read this, as it's pretty spot on, especially as you used to bash fitbit for the hear rate monitor.
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R u talking abt the $25 cash code . Is that what they applied it ur purchase in store ?
Nope, their in-store price is $99.98
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https://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Cha...e%2B2&th=1

Unfortunately a lot of people you will get hit with tax Frown. I would recommend getting a different strap as i did (I bought a metal one for a little bit over $10) because the straps on the fitbits are crap. I'm on my 4th strap on the fitbit charge hr and its starting to bubble. Once they start bubbling its a matter of time before the whole thing falls apart. Thankfully the straps are replaceable on this unit (unlike the charge hr). I've hearing some reports of bubbling with the charge 2 so it appears they haven't fixed the issue.
The charge 2 straps are completely different design than Charge HR... where did you hear reports of bubbling?

The Charge HR uses strong tape to tape the straps, which is why it bubbled because the tape weakens over time, especially after exposure to water.

The charge 2's band is completely different design, and it shouldn't bubble at all. I have a friend who went through 3 Charge HR's because it bubbled. He bought the Charge 2 at launch for full price, and it hasn't bubbled or had any issues. I doubt the Charge 2 band would bubble... do you have any sources?
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I will probably piss off a lot of people but... this has been around $109 practically every week. If you have account with VirginPulse (https://member.virginpulse.com - probably through your employer) it's still there at $108.

No deal here, moving on.
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I will probably piss off a lot of people but... this has been around $109 practically every week. If you have account with VirginPulse (https://member.virginpulse.com - probably through your employer) it's still there at $108.

No deal here, moving on.
Oh really, can you post where the Charge 2 was on sale the last 2 weeks? Cause I was thinking about buying one as a gift and didn't see it on sale the last 2 weeks...

And never heard of Virgin Pulse... so that doesn't count.
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