I'm a fitness writer and this is the one gift I'd love in the Black Friday sale

I've had my eye on the Fitbit Charge 6 since it launched last month, and now it's reduced for Black Friday

Fitbit Charge 6
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While I'm mostly just hoping my Mom sees this article, you can bet a lot of fitness fanatics feel the same: I'd love a Fitbit Charge 6 for Christmas, and now is a great time to pick one up.

The Fitbit Charge 6 is the most recent offering from Fitbit and has been reduced across a range of stores for Black Friday. Although it only came out a month ago, it's great to see that Fitbit hasn't excluded it from the black Friday sales. A 38% discount on this nifty new fitness tracker brings an already affordable piece of kit down even further. 

It comes in three colors on Amazon (I'd like the white please Mom) and has twice as many exercise modes as the Charge 5 did. If you like Fitbits, but the Charge isn't the model for you, we've rounded up some more Black Friday Fitbit deals to keep an eye out for. 

Fitbit Charge 6: was$159.95 now $99.95 at Amazon

Fitbit Charge 6: was $159.95 now $99.95 at Amazon

Save 38% on the new Fitbit Charge 6. If you've been waiting to get your hands on Fitbit's latest release, then you're in luck: the model is currently at its lowest-ever price. 

Price check: Walmart $119.95 |Best Buy $99.95 |Target $99.95

Why buy the Charge 6?

The Charge 6 is the most expensive fitness tracker that Fitbit makes, which is another good reason to pick one up while the price is low. Fitbit also makes smartwatches, so if you require a bit more out of your running watch than a simple fitness tracker can offer, the Fitbit Sense 2 or Fitbit Versa 4 might be more up your alley (for $50-$100 more). 

The Charge 6 improves on the previous generation, the Charge 5, and launched at $159.95, which is actually $20 less than the original retail price of the Fitbit Charge 5. 

The newer models offers more exercise modes, including surfing, skiing, CrossFit, and HIIT, and built-in Google apps (similar to a Google Pixel watch), including Google Pay and Google Maps. It also brings back the side button that the Charge 5 did away with, making it easier to navigate with cold, sweaty or wet hands.

Fitbit claims that the heart rate sensor is now 60% more accurate than it was in the previous generation of Charge. You'll also be able to pair the tracker to third-party equipment, which is great news for Peloton, NordicTrack, and Tonal fans. If you pick one up today you'll also get a 6-month free Premium membership, but you will need to renew and pay for this to access a lot of your data once your trial ends.

The Charge 6 still offers a high-quality AMOLED screen, measuring 0.86 x 0.58 inches and 7 days of battery life, much like the Charge 5.

Lou Mudge
Fitness Writer

Lou Mudge is a Health Writer at Future Plc, working across Fit&Well and Coach. She previously worked for Live Science, and regularly writes for Space.com and Pet's Radar. Based in Bath, UK, she has a passion for food, nutrition and health and is eager to demystify diet culture in order to make health and fitness accessible to everybody.

Multiple diagnoses in her early twenties sparked an interest in the gut-brain axis and the impact that diet and exercise can have on both physical and mental health. She was put on the FODMAP elimination diet during this time and learned to adapt recipes to fit these parameters, while retaining core flavors and textures, and now enjoys cooking for gut health.