Fitbits have long been a popular Christmas gift, just in time for the New Year health and fitness regimes to begin. This year the line-up is better than ever thanks to the introduction of the company’s first fully-fledged smartwatch, the Ionic.

If you’re thinking of buying a Fitbit for a loved one (or for yourself), Black Friday is the perfect time to do so. Here we offer Black Friday shopping tips and tricks to help you make the most out of Fitbit deals - some of which have already begun.

Best Fitbit deals available now

It may not technically be Black Friday until 24 November, but that doesn't mean there aren't any Fitbit deals to be had, as deals have kicked off early this year.

Amazon started its Black Friday deals on 17 November, and other retailers, including Currys and Argos, have also started theirs.

Don't forget to sign up for the 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime to get access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes early, as well as free next day delivery.

Below is our pick of the best deals available now.

Which Fitbit should you buy on Black Friday?

There are six activity trackers in Fitbit’s current range: Flex 2, Alta HR, Charge 2, Blaze, Zip, and the new Ionic. You may also find older models heavily reduced. Their features vary significantly, as do their prices.

If you’d prefer a discreet activity tracker that isn’t worn around the wrist, you might like the Zip. For the most impressive features and a watch-buckle wristband, look to the Charge, Blaze, Alta HR or Ionic. And for pop-clasp sitting in the middle of the range when it comes to features there’s the original Alta and the Flex 2.

We’ve got a complete guide to choosing the best Fitbit here, so spend some time researching which to look out for on Black Friday itself.

It’s worth making a note of how much the Fitbit you’re hoping to buy costs right now, and determining how much you’d like to spend on one on Black Friday. Here’s a rundown of the current models and their RRPs:

  Zip Flex 2 Alta Alta HR Charge 2 Blaze Ionic
RRP £49.99 £69.99 £99.99 £129.99 £139.99 £159.99 £299.99
Shop at Fitbit Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy
Steps, Calories & Distance Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Floors Climbed - - - - Y Y Y
Clock/Time Y - Y Y Y Y Y
Sleep Tracking & Silent Alarm - Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sleep Stages (Light, Deep, REM) - - - Y Y Y Y
SmartTrack - Y Y Y Y Y Y
Reminders To Move - Y Y Y Y Y Y
Swim-proof - Y - - - - Y
Multi-Sport Tracking - - - - Y Y Y
PurePulse Heart Rate - - - Y Y Y Y
Cardio Fitness Level - - - Y Y Y Y
Onscreen Workouts - - - - - Y Y
Built-in GPS - - - - - - Y
Connected GPS - - - - Y Y -
Call & Text Notifications - Y Y Y Y Y Y
Calendar Alerts - - Y Y Y Y Y
Popular Apps - - - - - - Y
Stores Music - - - - - - Y
Makes Payments - - - - - - Y
Music Control - - - - - Y Y
Guided Breathing Sessions - - - - Y Y Y
Fitbit Accessories - Y Y Y Y Y Y
Designer Accessories - Y Y Y - - -

Where to expect Black Friday Fitbit deals

While we don't know for sure which retailers will offer Fitbit deals on Black Friday, we can offer a pretty good guess. We think you'll find Fitbit deals from the following:

If you're looking for more Black Friday deals, visit our best tech deals page by clicking here.

Best Fitbit Black Friday deals

1. Fitbit Flex 2

From: Amazon

Was: £79.99

Now: £49.99  (£30 off)

We love Fitbit's minimalist activity tracker, and right now it's got a brilliant £30 off.

2. Fitbit Alta HR

From: Currys PC World

Was: £129.99

Now: £109.99  (£20 off)

The Fitbit Alta HR is stylish and practical, and could make a great Christmas gift for a loved one. It's available with £20 off now at Currys PC World.

3. Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch with Leather Band

From: Currys

Was: £339.99

Now: £323.99  (£15.99 off)

Save £15.99 when you buy this Fitbit Ionic and Leather Band bundle at Currys.

4. Fitbit Blaze Fitness Watch

From: Currys PC World

Was: £149.99

Now: £119.99  (£30 off)

Almost a fully fledged smartwatch but not quite as feature-packed as the Ionic, you can pick up the Blaze with £30 off.

5. Fitbit Charge 2

From: Amazon

Was: £139.99

Now: £109.99  (£30 off)

Find out more in our Fitbit Charge 2 review.

6. Fitbit Alta HR

From: Amazon

Was: £138.99

Now: £109.99  (21% off)

Amazon is offering £29 off the Fitbit Alta HR wristband.

7. Fibit Charge 2 and Echo Dot 2

From: Amazon

Was: £189.98

Now: £134.98  (£55 off)

Add the Echo Dot 2 and Fitbit Charge 2 to your basket to get a total of £55 off the pair.