Boots Fitbit Charge HR for £84.99 (plus £3.36 in advantage card points)
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Boots Fitbit Charge HR for £84.99 (plus £3.36 in advantage card points)

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Found 28th Jul 2016
Using code 'TECHC15' you can get 15% off the FitBit Charge HR, which reduces the price from £99.99 to £84.99. You also get £3.36 in advantage reward points and can have it delivered to a boots store for free.

I have just ordered mine to collect on Saturday. I had a good look around and this is the best offer I can currently find, everywhere else is £99+
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Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall apart (strap will perish & pushbutton will break). Not a problem within years warranty! On your own after that!
Worth noting that on top of the discount and the points, quidco tracks at £6.80. (Or at least, did for me)
I have been toying around with getting one, mainly to monitor sleeping.
soulman123

I have been toying around with getting one, mainly to monitor sleeping.



​Not a brilliant sleep monitor..
VanDutch

​Not a brilliant sleep monitor..



​They're a fairly terrible heart rate monitor too
I got the Alta for this price too with the same discount code.
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I looked around a bit and I struggled to find any activity bands which tracked sleep or heart rate accurately. This may be wrong, but the reviews stated it was always within a certain tolerance and over a timed average it was much closer than others (if that makes sense?). None of these things should be used as a medical device for accurate readings. They just provide a good baseline to judge yourself against over time!
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BellasMommy

I got the Alta for this price too with the same discount code.


I looked at the Alta but I like the propper clasp of the Charge HR compared to the stud thingys!
Good deal. Shane they don't sell the Garmin ones to use the discount on.
thanks op used the code for an alta
I love my charge HR, but as said there is a problem with the strap bubbling up. Mine is about 8/9 months old (still under guarantee) and I have a replacement in transit from the US at the moment.
My current one is still functioning perfectly though, so I'm not going to use the replacement just yet.
They are surprisingly resilient to damage. Min has been through all sorts of DIY activities, been scraped across a wall, dropped etc and hasn't missed a (heart) beat. I got mine in an Amazon deal for £65, very happy with it for that price.
got mine at currys for 100 just after Xmas. 3 days later tesco had 65 deal so i got 35 back from currys. still works. I like how it knows if you cycle (for some reason pushing a pram and cycling is the same to fitbit). over a long period of time the beats and calories work out kind of similar to those from garmin with Hr belt. distance won't be accurate if you cycle. I do use it all the time including manual work job and ice hockey. still almost as new. couple of marks on the screen.
worth noting you can get triple points on this - 1008 at the moment
bidcorp

Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall … Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall apart (strap will perish & pushbutton will break). Not a problem within years warranty! On your own after that!



​Definitely agree with this. My fiancés one started wearing badly on the strap, and the plastic housing around the button came off at about the 8 month mark.

Their customer service however is incredible, free replacement sent out with no quibble, and got to keep the older one which was repairable anyway.
is it better to buy at John Lewis for (I think it was) the £99 mark but get a two year warranty in view of comments about problems with straps? I need to order one today as a fast approaching birthday present. any thoughts appreciated.
Wow! This is perfect timing... Definitely the best price around atm. Is this price for the small or the large, or both

The HR ticks all the boxes but for the same sort of £££, what exactly are the comparable alternatives?

Heat OP!
I'm on my THIRD! the strap has bubbled every time
Edited by: "hannaoptimus" 31st Jul 2016
I actually find the heart rate very accurate. It's always within 1-2 beats of a pulse oximeter. And when exercising I put it slightly higher on my wrist and tie it slightly tighter. I've compared it to the heart rate monitors on the gym equipment. It's within 1-5 beats normally.
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slipd

Wow! This is perfect timing... Definitely the best price around atm. Is … Wow! This is perfect timing... Definitely the best price around atm. Is this price for the small or the large, or both :DThe HR ticks all the boxes but for the same sort of £££, what exactly are the comparable alternatives? Heat OP!



Price is across the entire range. I think you can only use the code once though.
Microsoft Band is way way more accurate in HRM department (tried both side by side) and Band provides much more detailed sleep stats... But visually Fitbit app is so much nicer looking
Got a Fitbit and it broke my skin out on my wrist so bad I had to take it back (I'm allergic to nickle)
Fitbit are great about replacements, they don't quibble, they just send out a new one and let you keep the original. Profit margins must be unreal.
cmangi

I looked around a bit and I struggled to find any activity bands which … I looked around a bit and I struggled to find any activity bands which tracked sleep or heart rate accurately. This may be wrong, but the reviews stated it was always within a certain tolerance and over a timed average it was much closer than others (if that makes sense?). None of these things should be used as a medical device for accurate readings. They just provide a good baseline to judge yourself against over time!



​jawbone is an advance sleep tracker
bidcorp

Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall … Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall apart (strap will perish & pushbutton will break). Not a problem within years warranty! On your own after that!



NoFinPhish

I love my charge HR, but as said there is a problem with the strap … I love my charge HR, but as said there is a problem with the strap bubbling up. Mine is about 8/9 months old (still under guarantee) and I have a replacement in transit from the US at the moment.My current one is still functioning perfectly though, so I'm not going to use the replacement just yet. They are surprisingly resilient to damage. Min has been through all sorts of DIY activities, been scraped across a wall, dropped etc and hasn't missed a (heart) beat. I got mine in an Amazon deal for £65, very happy with it for that price.



Thank you guys, my HR strap broke but also the watch side snapped with it, then the other strap started bubbling up and then came off. Now all have is the Fitbit in the pocket to take the steps count.
I thought that is it didn't think this was in guarantee as it could be considered users fault. I will now contact them thanks to you advices.
I bought mine from Amazon in November. Just noticed this week that the strap has started to come unstuck from the bit that connects to the screen (is that what you mean by 'bubbling'?). Might have to give customer services an email. Do I go through Amazon or straight to Fitbit?
bidcorp

Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall … Make certain to keep you receipt safe as after 6 months it will fall apart (strap will perish & pushbutton will break). Not a problem within years warranty! On your own after that!



​had one for well over a year with no issues at all
Anybody had problems with step counts (the fundamental part of it). I'm on my 3rd and everyone has undercounted between 10-30%. Should be max 5% discrepancy

Undercounting Fitbit
Edited by: "micky999" 1st Aug 2016
kowalski

I bought mine from Amazon in November. Just noticed this week that the … I bought mine from Amazon in November. Just noticed this week that the strap has started to come unstuck from the bit that connects to the screen (is that what you mean by 'bubbling'?). Might have to give customer services an email. Do I go through Amazon or straight to Fitbit?



Hi Kowlski it initially shows some bubbles where the joints are. The watch arms are long on either side and it had small air bubbles scattered about on both sides but one side of the watch snapped, then a month later the other side the band came off.

A month ago I went to John Lewis first where I bought it but they wouldn't entertain it as I didn't have accidental insurance. Then last night I came across this post and saw the two comments above who had no quibble exchange so I thought of going directly. Last night I emailed FitBit from the online contact email form. You will have to select few things about the watch and its fault.

You can call them or have alive chat

Alternatively Fill in the form below

Link to Help/Contact Page here just chose your watch then the Platform you use and options of the fault. Once you done At the bottom right this in the Box titled

Do these help?

There is another link Email Us click on it and it should open up a form below it fill in your details and then the fault the watch has developed.

Good Luck.
Replacement arrived today, took about 3 working days to arrive from Holland. Customer Support will ask you to prove damage with a picture, and will provide you with a code to display in the picture.
Nice 'n easy, happy bunny
NoFinPhish

Replacement arrived today, took about 3 working days to arrive from … Replacement arrived today, took about 3 working days to arrive from Holland. Customer Support will ask you to prove damage with a picture, and will provide you with a code to display in the picture.Nice 'n easy, happy bunny



Somebody I know, knows some one who's brother got a FitBit free through a mobile deal, once his strap started to come off... he contacted FB they sent him a new replacement. And ever since when ever it breaks he just emails them and go through the process and send in a replacement. So I take it FB will be replacing faulty ones for life.... it's worth a try and see what happens.
I have purchased my Fitbit Charge HR a week ago, and I am happy with it.

The app is very nice, with lots of data displayed. HR monitoring seems to be good enough. All devices with optical HR sensor won't be that accurate anyway, whether it's an Apple watch or a Microsoft band.

The only way to accurately measure heart rate is to have a chest strap.

A few possible improvements could be made to the Fitbit Charge HR:

* Display battery life on the device (%)
* Display notifications
* Put button at the top (like the mi band 2) as opposed to the side
* Double tapping the band to wake up the display does not work very well
* Have a removable band
This worked for me! :-))
thanks cmanji - bought one as a birthday present for my wife and she is delighted with it.
aidanjc

thanks cmanji - bought one as a birthday present for my wife and she is … thanks cmanji - bought one as a birthday present for my wife and she is delighted with it.



Are you trying to tell her something
lol
Guys please note. as above FitBit were emailed about faulty watch with the invoice details but not by me but my sister as she was the one who bought it. FB came back asking the account it is associated it with. It was assumed they are asking the account with which the purchase was made but what they ask is who is using it and need his/her email address the FB account is connected to not bought by. My sister gave this to me as gift. So if you have given this as a gift include in your initial email that you have and include the email of his/her.

They now have my email add so will wait and see if they accept it.

I hope it helps.

Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 3rd Aug 2016
Has the code expired or is it a one time use?
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It's a 1 time use. But family can sign up to use code on different account!
cmangi

It's a 1 time use. But family can sign up to use code on different … It's a 1 time use. But family can sign up to use code on different account!



​Only one Advantage card though

No, worries though, just me being picky. Still a hot deal!
Perfect! As described. Thanks!
Are they waterproof for swimming?
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