Give the gift of Fit with Fitbit’s Charge 3 and Versa devices this festive season


Everyone knows someone who is just a little difficult to buy gifts for. Folks who either have everything already or are terrible at making their perferences known. You know – well-meaning folks who just happen to make the festive season difficult just by existing. We still love those guys, but come on…

This year you can circumvent all the worrying and stress by giving the most important gift of all – the gift of health. Health in the shape of a Fitbit Charge 3 (if you’re buying for an already-sporty type who wants to track all their activity) or a Fitbit Versa (for the style-conscious who still need all their health stats available at a moment’s notice).

Charging Ahead

Why do you want a Fitbit Charge 3, either on the wrist of a loved-one or on your own (if you’re into giving gifts to yourself)? Because of Fitbit’s highly accurate fitness and sleep tracking, as well as heart-rate monitoring, obviously. But those things don’t just happen on their own. The Fitbit Charge 3 lives in an aerospace-grade aluminium case, shows the info you need at a glance thanks to its bright OLED display and has been given a slimmer profile than its predecessors.

This makes sure that the Fitbit Charge 3 is a breeze to use, staying snug and out of the way whether you’re running, lifting heavy metal, or taking in a cooling swim (which totally counts as cardio). The Charge 3 has an improved seven-day battery life and a wealth of integration with your smartphone. There are apps available, on-wrist notifications, and the simplicity of Fitbit Pay (available only on the Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition) to look forward to, with ever more banks supporting the innovative feature.

Versa-tility Abounds

If you’re after something a bit more… versatile, then look no further. The Fitbit Charge 3 actually looks like a fitness tracker but the Fitbit Versa is more of a runway model than a gym bunny. The Versa is classed as a smartwatch, bringing a range of functions like on-screen exercise coaching, Connected GPS, improved heart rate tracking and plenty of on-wrist statistics – the only way you’ll get any more detailed is by opening the excellent Fitbit app.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the Versa can’t compete on the track. Anything the Charge can do, the Versa manages just fine. And it does it with options to change bands from standard versions to leather, stainless steel and even the Fitbit Versa Special Edition package – opt for lavender or charcoal woven bands in a rose gold or graphite aluminium case respectively. Save the Fitbit Versa Special Edition for the Special People in your life – those will set you back R4,299.

Get those special people in your life a Fitbit Charge 3 from just R2,.499 or a Fitbit Versa from R3,499. Both are available from Dischem, Takealot, FNB Smart Devices, Cape Union Mart, Sportsmans Warehouse, TotalSports, Dion Wired, Incredible Connection, and Makro.


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