Fitbit Charge - £79.99 @ Currys/PC World
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Fitbit Charge - £79.99 @ Currys/PC World

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Found 1st Jan 2015
£20 saving, Best price I've seen for a while.

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Was 74.99 at amazon the other day but that was a lighting deal. The is the best price currently I can see. have some heat

Waiting for the Charge HR coming out in February, but have some heat for this anyway.

Waiting for the hd too. Is there a confirmed release date yet?
Heat added, thanks.

Original Poster

No idea, can't decide whether to take the plunge at this price.

I'm not keen on having my flex tight to my wrist, think Charge HR might need it fitting pretty snug for heart rate detection.

Charge HR all the way for me.

You will get these for half this price then.

Still, voted hot on the price.

I've got it for £67.50 with flubit. Ordered on 26th dec. see if you can get a good price now

PS : the HR is coming this year but it's twice in price (£129.99 as announced) than the price i've got (£67.50 - flubit). And the only major difference is the HRM.

Still no release date for the charge hr just says early 2015. Iv ordered one then will sell it when the hr comes out

I think a lot of people will do the same. I am going to get the HR but may buy this in the meantime.

Back up to 99.99 now

Original Poster

back to £79.99 on amazon

probably less with flubit.

cheapo

Charge HR all the way for me.You will get these for half this price … Charge HR all the way for me.You will get these for half this price then.Still, voted hot on the price.



Not a chance in hell!. If you think a heart rate monitor is worth about £80 you are a tad deluded / misinformed. A heart rate monitor is certainly useful on a fitbit but I'd say it's a feature that is priced about right at £20-30 over that of a non HR charge.

These non HR models will of course reduce the value of the flex - it will now sit at around £50 until stock runs out. The charge non HR will then carry on at the £80 -100 price point until next year's potential model refresh.

If anything the price of the fitbit range will be more affected by competing devices.

DAZZ2000

Not a chance in hell!. If you think a heart rate monitor is worth about … Not a chance in hell!. If you think a heart rate monitor is worth about £80 you are a tad deluded / misinformed. A heart rate monitor is certainly useful on a fitbit but I'd say it's a feature that is priced about right at £20-30 over that of a non HR charge. These non HR models will of course reduce the value of the flex - it will now sit at around £50 until stock runs out. The charge non HR will then carry on at the £80 -100 price point until next year's potential model refresh.If anything the price of the fitbit range will be more affected by competing devices.



Deluded as I may be I specifically didn't buy the Charge as a Christmas present because of the impending release of the Charge HR and Jawbone UP3.

The Charge HR will be £119 and if you are at all interested in fitness then it really is the only truly useable fitness wearable in the range (that and the more expensive surge which is too cumbersome for my wife's wrist).

If you want it for the look, notifications, and the step counting as a faddish gimmick then rock on with the non HR. Without heart rate you really are just playing with the ideas of technological monitoring of fitness. I am sorry.

I will be getting the HR for my wife as a birthday present in a few months, as I use a Garmin Fenix for heart rate/fitness/hiking/running purposes (£300 for a heart rate monitor so I must be deluded). That is when the reviews come out, and if the heart rate function performs well. Having 100% of your heart rate tracked 24/7 is a fantastic tool. I might have to go for one myself for mooching around.

Will the price of the non HR Charge go down to £50 in the next six months? Let the future decide.










Edited by: "cheapo" 4th Jan 2015

I don't get the point of these. If you are training hard, yes data is very useful. Telling me how many steps, my heart rate etc in normal daily life is pretty pointless.

My simple advice, cut right down on carbs, eat more veg and do some exercise. Don't worry so much about fat consumption.

I love gadgets but this makes little sense. Incidentally, I'm a skinny mad cyclist.

cheapo

Deluded as I may be I specifically didn't buy the Charge as a Christmas … Deluded as I may be I specifically didn't buy the Charge as a Christmas present because of the impending release of the Charge HR and Jawbone UP3.The Charge HR will be £119 and if you are at all interested in fitness then it really is the only truly useable fitness wearable in the range (that and the more expensive surge which is too cumbersome for my wife's wrist).If you want it for the look, notifications, and the step counting as a faddish gimmick then rock on with the non HR. Without heart rate you really are just playing with the ideas of technological monitoring of fitness. I am sorry.I will be getting the HR for my wife as a birthday present in a few months, as I use a Garmin Fenix for heart rate/fitness/hiking/running purposes (£300 for a heart rate monitor so I must be deluded). That is when the reviews come out, and if the heart rate function performs well. Having 100% of your heart rate tracked 24/7 is a fantastic tool. I might have to go for one myself for mooching around.Will the price of the non HR Charge go down to £50 in the next six months? Let the future decide.



I likely came at this a little heavy handed so apologies if I caused offence. I have used a FitBit One for about 7 months now and I find it perfectly acceptable as an everyday fitness monitoring tool. I'm not knocking the definite bonus of having a heart-rate monitor and although I have already purchased the FitBit Charge (non HR) I haven't opened it yet and may elect to sell on the Charge for the HR version - I like the idea of a constantly read heart-rate. I imagine it'll open up the possibility of a more finely tuned calorific burn calculation.

That being said I still don't see heart rate functionality attracting such a high additional premium. We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. I have a cheap and cheerful heart-rate monitor watch and chest strap and this works reasonably ok but you certainly get what you pay for.

As you say, neither of us can predict what the next year will pan out like with regards to fitness monitoring equipment prices but either way it should be an interesting year for what it clearly a maturing technology.

bisoner

I don't get the point of these. If you are training hard, yes data is … I don't get the point of these. If you are training hard, yes data is very useful. Telling me how many steps, my heart rate etc in normal daily life is pretty pointless. My simple advice, cut right down on carbs, eat more veg and do some exercise. Don't worry so much about fat consumption. I love gadgets but this makes little sense. Incidentally, I'm a skinny mad cyclist.



I'm a bit stats obsessed granted but I find these devices aid motivation. If you don't require that motivation then fair enough but I'm sure I'm not alone in finding these great for kicking yourself up the backside and getting more active in what would otherwise be quite a sedentary work-day.

DAZZ2000

I'm a bit stats obsessed granted but I find these devices aid motivation. … I'm a bit stats obsessed granted but I find these devices aid motivation. If you don't require that motivation then fair enough but I'm sure I'm not alone in finding these great for kicking yourself up the backside and getting more active in what would otherwise be quite a sedentary work-day.



I know exactly what you mean. As an 'office boy' it's so easy to pile on the pounds and lose fitness if you don't actually do some exercise - often it takes effort and staying power which I struggle with at times.

A lady I work with, overweight and probably obese, got one of these fitbit things recently (I'd never heard of them when she said) so it will be interesting to see if it makes any difference. I would argue not eating crisps at 9am in the morning is a good place to start and definitely cut out the pasta which she clearly eats loads of.

I guess there is a subtle difference between fitness and weight but my experience is that as one gets fitter (cardio) the weight comes off anyway. Before I cycled I was up near 14 stones (6 ft tall). I look at the photo's now and I look fat and unhealthy. I'm definitely a big advocate of cycling - it's really low impact and can be great fun in a group. I tried running but my knees just didn't agree. During the winter I use a turbo trainer and a piece of software called Trainerroad which is fantastic for keeping you motivated and the fitness ticking over. As you can see, loads of tech and (expensive) gadgets.

bisoner

I know exactly what you mean. As an 'office boy' it's so easy to pile on … I know exactly what you mean. As an 'office boy' it's so easy to pile on the pounds and lose fitness if you don't actually do some exercise - often it takes effort and staying power which I struggle with at times. A lady I work with, overweight and probably obese, got one of these fitbit things recently (I'd never heard of them when she said) so it will be interesting to see if it makes any difference. I would argue not eating crisps at 9am in the morning is a good place to start and definitely cut out the pasta which she clearly eats loads of. I guess there is a subtle difference between fitness and weight but my experience is that as one gets fitter (cardio) the weight comes off anyway. Before I cycled I was up near 14 stones (6 ft tall). I look at the photo's now and I look fat and unhealthy. I'm definitely a big advocate of cycling - it's really low impact and can be great fun in a group. I tried running but my knees just didn't agree. During the winter I use a turbo trainer and a piece of software called Trainerroad which is fantastic for keeping you motivated and the fitness ticking over. As you can see, loads of tech and (expensive) gadgets.



Sounds like the lass you work with has got quite an uphill battle on her hands then!

I've certainly noticed that since I parked up the bike for the onset of winter I have found it more challenging to burn off the excess, especially over Christmas - so I am looking forward to some more bike friendly weather!.

I did take the bike out last Sunday though in order to try out my new CatEye and it felt good for about 30 minutes ...and then the cold weather set in and I spent the remaining hour of the journey desperately trying to get back home before I completely froze.

I don't have one of those Turbo Trainer's unfortunately but I was led to believe you also should get a slick rear tyre in order to avoid wearing out your regular tyre?.

DAZZ2000

Sounds like the lass you work with has got quite an uphill battle on her … Sounds like the lass you work with has got quite an uphill battle on her hands then! :)I've certainly noticed that since I parked up the bike for the onset of winter I have found it more challenging to burn off the excess, especially over Christmas - so I am looking forward to some more bike friendly weather!.I did take the bike out last Sunday though in order to try out my new CatEye and it felt good for about 30 minutes ...and then the cold weather set in and I spent the remaining hour of the journey desperately trying to get back home before I completely froze. I don't have one of those Turbo Trainer's unfortunately but I was led to believe you also should get a slick rear tyre in order to avoid wearing out your regular tyre?.



I'm definitely a fair weather rider so these low degree rides just don't do it for me.

Don't worry about the tyre - I only use my regular road tyres. I've got some cheaper tyres on my turbo wheels but in the past I've just used any that were on the bike at the time.
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