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Consensus Favorite: Fitbit Fitness Trackers

1. 'Tis the season to burn off holiday calories! If you're like 99% of the world, weight loss is probably one of your many New Year's resolutions you will likely give up on by February, and so you're on the market for all things fitness-related. If you're considering purchasing a fitness tracker, Fitbit is the brand almost universally praised by the experts. Year after year, Health magazine, Consumer Reports, The Wirecutter, CNET, PC Magazine, Women's Health, and more rank Fitbit as one of the top fitness trackers, if not the best. While publications tend to feature a wide range of Fitbit trackers, after reading through the reviews, I'd say the Fitbit Charge 3 is probably the one that pops up the most. The Wirecutter's certainly a fan, dubbing it the best after they spent six weeks testing 13 different trackers. Experts from a wide range of publications in particular commend the tracker's simplicity, accuracy, battery life, aesthetic appeal, and unique features (the Fitbit Charge 3 even tracks your naps!), all of which make this tracker stand miles apart from the rest. 

Right now, QVC is offering the Fitbit Charge 3 for $120, which is about $30 cheaper than what it's currently selling at over on Amazon, Best Buy, and other similar major retailers. QVC also offers a payment plan, meaning you'd pay $23.99 five times. If that price is still too steep for you, the Fitbit Flex 2 is also one of the brand's top trackers and is more affordable at about $81 on Amazon.

Do you have an awesome fitness-related product recommendation or another suggestion altogether? Send me your tips to deals@inside.com for a chance to be featured!

Check out previous Consensus Favorites: Honeywell and Lasko Space HeatersBriggs & Riley Luggage 

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2. Until 11:59 pm today, January 4, 2019, JetBlue is selling one-way-tickets for as low as $44. Fares on that lower end of that spectrum include flights from Long Beach to San Francisco, Pittsburgh to Boston, Orlando to Atlanta, and more. The airline is also offering a number of other deals on various popular routes, selling tickets between $49-$100. Click here to check out the full list.

Looking for international flight deals? Scroll below to check out the Emirates New Years sale!

  • Product: One-way JetBlue tickets
  • Dates: 1/16–4/10/19 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Blackout dates: 2/19–2/20/19.
  • How to buy: Purchase from JetBlue by the end of today, January 4, 2019.
  • Source: Business Insider
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3. Emirates is considered one of the most luxurious and safest airlines in the world, and right now you can potentially save a few hundred bucks during their New Year's sale. You can, for instance, fly roundtrip from New York City to Dubai or Milan, Italy for as low as $899 and $494 respectively. While it isn't the cheapest flight sale we've ever featured, Emirates is such a high-quality airline that it could be worth a look for those who like to fly a little more comfortably. This sale will end on January 8, 2019.

  • Product: Emirates flights
  • Dates: Generally January 9 through May 2019, some range between August to November 2019 as well. 
  • How to buy: Purchase through Emirates before January 2019 while supplies last. 
  • Source: Conde Nast Traveler
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4. Save between $300-$500 on the highly-reviewed Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera. Its list price is $1,800, although it usually sells for about $1,700. Today, however, Amazon is selling the body for $1,300, while you can also get similar discounts on the full 24-105mm IS STM or USM kits. 

  • Product: Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera
  • Deal: Up to 29% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Amazon.
  • Source: The Wirecutter
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5. You can save up to almost $100 on refurbished Series 1-3 Apple Watches. For example, readers can purchase this normally $409 Series 3 watch for $316, saving about $93. This sale will be over by the end of today, January 4, 2019, however. While not universally considered the best like the Fitbit, this is still well-reviewed and ranks particularly high on CNET's guide to 2019's top fitness trackers.

  • Product: Refurbished Apple Watches
  • Deal: Up to 23% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Amazon.
  • Source: Tom's Guide
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  • Monday's "Life Hacks To Save Money"Self-explanatory. Email your suggestions to deals@inside.com!
  • Tuesday's "Lasts Forever"An overhaul of the former "product recommendation section", this new feature will highlight products that are amazing investments because they can last years. 
  • Wednesday's  "Cheap Tricks"Here I'll feature suggestions and tips on how to save money, not by spending, but by being frugal. 
  • Friday's "Consensus Favorite":  Every Friday, I want to feature products that you absolutely love or want, from brands and sources that you trust. Email us at deals@inside.com with these products, source, and/or brand recommendations and I can feature them here. I'll find out where and when you can get the best discounts on them. I'll also be featuring the highest quality products according to the experts here as well. 
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That's a wrap for this week! Hope the first week of 2019 treated you all wonderfully. Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday! - Sheena

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Written and curated by Inside Dev and Inside Deals Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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