I used a fitness tracker for five years, and this Fitbit Sense 2 deal might make me start again

Fitbit's latest smartwatch has only been out a few weeks but you can pick it up right now for 33% off

Someone wearing the Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch
(Image credit: Fitbit)

I got my first Fitbit in 2014. I was finding it hard to get outside and take a walk and needed something to give me a push to actually leave the house. It wasn't long until I was hooked and started taking long daily walks around the city. 

Over the years, I used many of the best Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches, gradually learning more about my habits, like the amount I walk each day and how I slept. After a while, I thought I knew all I needed and hung up the strap for good. 

But I always wondered if I was really ready to say goodbye forever to the fitness tracker that changed my life. And it's even harder now that I've seen that the brand new Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch is on sale for 33% less right now at Amazon

It can do all the fitness tracking essentials, like recording your workouts, tracking your steps, and monitoring your sleep, but Fitbit now include stress management tools, wellbeing features (like breathing exercises) and six-day battery life. 

Fitbit Sense 2 smartwatch deal

Fitbit Sense 2 | $299.95 $199.95 at Amazon

Fitbit Sense 2 | $299.95,  $199.95 at Amazon

This upgraded edition of the company's premium smartwatch does more than track your fitness. You can keep tabs on your overall health, with sleep, stress, and heart health monitoring. 

It lasts up to six days between charges, supports contactless payments with Fitbit Pay, and can show you turn-by-turn directions with Google Maps. It only launched six weeks ago, so don't miss out on this huge and rare 33% saving before the deal ends. 

When I finally stopped wearing a fitness tracker, the only data I could really get was how I slept and how many steps I did each day. It's useful, but once you know how your routine stacks up, there's not much reason to keep tracking. 

The Fitbit Sense 2 makes it worth strapping up again, as it builds more of a complete picture of your health and wellbeing. The watch has an ECG for picking up irregular heart rhythms, can monitor your blood oxygen levels, and can even spot trends in your breathing rate. 

Plus, as someone who meditates every day, I like the sound of the cEDA sensor, which helps identify when you're feeling especially stressed, so you know when it's time to take a few minutes to do one of the watch's Relax breathing sessions. 

Although this is a huge saving on the company's latest smartwatch, if you're after a discount on one of the company's other wearables, check out all the best Fitbit deals to find a great fitness tracker for your needs without breaking the bank. 

James Frew
Fitness Editor

James is a London-based journalist and Fitness Editor at Fit&Well. He has over five years experience in fitness tech, including time spent as the Buyer’s Guide Editor and Staff Writer at technology publication MakeUseOf. In 2014 he was diagnosed with a chronic health condition, which spurred his interest in health, fitness, and lifestyle management.

In the years since, he has become a devoted meditator, experimented with workout styles and exercises, and used various gadgets to monitor his health. In recent times, James has been absorbed by the intersection between mental health, fitness, sustainability, and environmentalism. When not concerning himself with health and technology, James can be found excitedly checking out each week’s New Music Friday releases.