Army Veteran Don Morrell was born with a serious, and possibly life-threatening heart condition. But for most of his life, he didn’t know it.

It wasn’t until 2021—after 7 years in the Army and another 25 years in law enforcement—when Morrell realized something wasn’t right. The ECG (electrocardiogram) feature on his Fitbit Charge 5 tracker indicated his heart was in a state of atrial fibrillation.

A subsequent doctor’s visit for tests revealed he had a heart defect since birth and a weakened blood vessel that could break without warning. The good news is that simple modifications and a low dose heart medication means Morrell’s prognosis for a long and healthy life is good.

“I want other Veterans to know that a health and wellness tool like this really does help,” he said.

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Army Veteran Don Morrell credits his Fitbit with helping him catch an undetected heart problem. The fitness tracking device is available to Veterans at a discount during November.

On a mission to help everyone be healthier

Inspired by Morrell’s story and with deepest thanks for the service of all Veterans and active-duty military, this November, Fitbit is offering deep discounts on its latest lineup of devices.

A Fitbit device can help alert you to a heart condition like it did for Morrel. But it also can shine a light on emotional and mental health issues.

A Fitbit device can help you focus on physical activities that help you cope with stress, or help you set and manage goals around sleep, stress management, heart health and overall wellbeing. For example, your Fitbit Sleep Score can help you understand your short and long-term sleep patterns, while Stress Scores alert you to a change in your mental wellbeing. A Daily Readiness Score can help you know when to take it easy, and when to push hard.

Plus, insight and content from the Fitbit app helps you connect the dots between what you do and how you feel.

How it works

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, Veterans, active-duty military and their families can enjoy 35 percent off on up to two Fitbit devices per order. Taking advantage of this special offer is easy.

Here’s how it works:

  1. To apply, simply verify your eligibility here.
  2. Select the Fitbit device or devices of your choice and proceed to checkout.
  3. Look for an order confirmation from orders@fitbit.com, which will include your tracking number (devices typically arrive in 5-7 business days).
  4. Once you receive your device(s), download the Fitbit app and follow the instructions to activate your new device.
  5. Start focusing on your health!

Get started with Fitbit

Veterans made it their mission to put their life on the line for us. Now, let Fitbit’s mission help you live your healthiest life.

Verify your eligibility today to get started on your health journey with Fitbit.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Veterans should verify the information with the organization offering.

By Courtesy of Fitbit

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51 Comments

  1. John Eiland November 12, 2022 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Does fit bit have a watch that checks Blood pressure.?

  2. JAMES KEITH MORRISON November 11, 2022 at 1:11 am - Reply

    This is a Sham,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, You have to sign up with IDme. Now they have all my info including my SS number, I’m getting 30 Junk E-Mails a day and that tells me that they sold my E-Mail. The cost of the Fit Bits is almost at full price,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, If they sell my SS no, well, thanks alot VA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  3. Kim November 7, 2022 at 8:52 am - Reply

    I love my fitbit. I have the “Versa 2” which they aren’t advertising, but I still see it as a decent deal. I set my alarm with my fitbit (it has built in Alexa) I record my hikes and all other exercise including Yoga. I wear it to bed to monitor my sleep, which seems to be accurate. The ones they advertise also measure heart rhythms etc. which I don’t really care about. My point is the fitbit is pretty cool. The charge 5 and the Versa 4 look to be a bit more advanced than my Versa 2. I would consider it a decent deal.

  4. Jim November 4, 2022 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Create an ID account in order to verify! Then what before we find out what this thing costs. Talk about creating hurdles for us ild retired guys. What’s the range of costs for the items. Spell it out.

    • Fitbit Health Solutions support team November 15, 2022 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Hi Jim – The discount is 35% off Fitbit devices with the range being $65 for the Fitbit Inspire 3 (discounted from $99.95) to $195 for the Fitbit Sense 2 (discounted from $299.95). Creating an account with ID.me will verify your eligibility for the discount.

  5. larrymalchie@yahoo.com November 4, 2022 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Why is this only for veterans with a sign in my ID I have my MYHealth VA Id and can’t use my ID?

  6. Jamison T November 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Fitbit’s are crap. Had one that gave me nothing but problems. Syncing was hit or miss. Charging problems. Finally it just stopped working just outside of the warranty period. Only thing they could do for me was offer me 35% off the next one. I fell for that once. Different Fitbit model, same issues. Not wasting my time with Fitbit anymore. I would steer clear of Fitbit until they get there s#%t together.

  7. Lance Lee November 4, 2022 at 10:49 am - Reply

    i signed up but when i order i do not see the 35% discount. what am i doing wrong?

  8. Alex L November 4, 2022 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Looks like Charge 5 is $97 with this offer. It’s $149 on Amazon and $140 at Costco. Contra to the other commenters, this appears to me to be a good deal. Depth of discount possibly varies by product.

  9. Ronald w Crouch November 4, 2022 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I will wait till the wife decides to get a fit bit.

  10. Jim Hooper November 4, 2022 at 4:53 am - Reply

    This is horsesht. They aren’t offering any “deals”. I just checked on Amazon and on Fitbit’s own FB site and you can get the same “deals”. Why do you let these companies exploit us veterans and use us to hock their wares?

    • Fitbit Health Solutions support team November 15, 2022 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Hi Jim – While there are a few discounts elsewhere on certain Fitbit devices, this promotion is 35% off MSRP of Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3 and 40% off Fitbit Luxe.

  11. Charles Sumpter November 4, 2022 at 2:20 am - Reply

    My comment pretty much like the others here: where is the discount?

  12. Richard P Chumsae November 3, 2022 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    It’s a false flag. Fitbit sold the VA a line of shall I say, 35% crap, and the VA advertised it to us as something exciting.

    • Fitbit Health Solutions support team November 15, 2022 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Hi Richard – While there are a few discounts elsewhere on certain Fitbit devices, this promotion is 35% off MSRP of Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3 and 40% off Fitbit Luxe.

  13. Rich November 3, 2022 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    How do we alert the right folks at the VA that this so-called discount is essentially a predatory scam?

  14. Caleb Wells November 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this! I was just looking at getting one last week but I did not because I could not afford one.

  15. Pete S. November 3, 2022 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    As a consumer, it’s to your advantage to read all the comments listed on this site. Check out prices on Fitbit site and other retailers first before you attempt any signups or purchased from this posting. The VA, in general, is very reputable site giving great support and insites with lots of good things to say for vets and active duty. BUT -You’ll find that as of right now, 11/3/’22, the only advantage of taking advantage of this VA said offer is saving $4. That’s right, only $4. So the real advantage is towards IDme, not to you, the consumer. If you didn’t have IDme before and didn’t need it before this posting, you don’t need it now just to save $4 or to get into any of your VA accounts. There is no real advantage to this offer or any advantage what so ever. It’s primary function is to get you signed into IDme, not to give you any great discount or purchasing power. You can get a good price equal to any offer here, at a retailer or Amazon or anywhere but here, without signing up to IDme to get it. The practice of advertising subtle deception is a widely used practice and is practiced with the thinking there’s no harm done. Use someone elses sale pricing and website and tack on our IDme signup.

    • Fitbit Health Solutions support team November 15, 2022 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Hi Pete – While there are a few discounts elsewhere on certain Fitbit devices, this promotion is 35% off MSRP of Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3 and 40% off Fitbit Luxe.

  16. Geneva Turner November 3, 2022 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I tried to order 2 devices. However the price did not change in my cart. Please help.

  17. Bob W November 3, 2022 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Kind of feel like this is false advertisement from Fitbit. Says 35% off but isn’t actually. Multiple sellers have the same watches for just $4 more. Fitbit lists the retail value of Sense 2 as $295.95 and the Veteran discount price as $195. Other retailers are selling the same watch for $199. I see this a lot with so called veteran discounts from vendors.

    • Fitbit Health Solutions support team November 15, 2022 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Hi Bob – While there are a few discounts elsewhere on certain Fitbit devices, this promotion is 35% off MSRP of Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3 and 40% off Fitbit Luxe.

  18. Tiffany November 3, 2022 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Ah man, wish I had read through the comments before I just purchased two of these!

  19. Glenn Allen Winters November 3, 2022 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I purchased a few new Fitbits for myself and the family a few years back. Each one failed just out of the warranty period and they would not cover the repair or replacement. Just my experience. Didn’t seem like money well spent.

    We use the Garmin products now and have not had any problems.

    We do have a Fitbit Scale which has worked for years and we still use it.

  20. Richard Garcia November 3, 2022 at 10:36 am - Reply

    The price changes from the “Veteran’s Deal” versus fitbit.com are a few dollars at best. The only real deal I noticed was a year of fitbit premium, which appears to be only six months more that you would get regardless.

    Looks more like “gold-plated” vs “genuine gold.”

    Just my own personal opinion, which when combined with a few bucks can get you a coffee anywhere…

  21. Jim November 3, 2022 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I have been verified as a veteran several times only being ask non personal information with other companies. This site wants too much personal information. You have to give them your birth date and social security number as well as your name and address. I will not list my social security number on any internet web page.

    • Kim November 7, 2022 at 8:44 am - Reply

      I did and I’ve used “ID me” for many discounts throughout the years. It’s legitimate.

  22. James McClanahan November 3, 2022 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Bought a Charge 5 awhile back. Worked great for a few months then went blank!!!!! Tried charging etc. Nothing! So disappointed I just threw it away.

  23. Coreen Onnembo November 3, 2022 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Does the offer also apply to retired veterans?

  24. Josr November 3, 2022 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Careful about this, they are trying to hook you into a $75 per year subscription for services that are free in other smart watches.

  25. James Laumann November 3, 2022 at 7:38 am - Reply

    I have fit bit watch which helps with keeping info on blood pressure and shows me my pulse rate which made me see the doctor because it was running high. They found I had affibilation. Unfortunately it let me know my pulse rate way low and I passed out while driving and had a serious accident.

  26. Donald Cook November 2, 2022 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I tried to redeem the Fitbit offer for 35% off for a device. When I completed ID me, I went to the https://shop.id.me/military page then clicked on the Fitbit link.

    But that link took me back to the ID.me page, and the only thing I can do from there is to re-confirm my identity.

    So since I already did that, will I have to re-confirm then click on the Fitbit link again and go back to re-confirm again?

    Thanks.

    Please tell me how to get out of this loop.

  27. Jerry Davis November 2, 2022 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I tried to register to confirm my eligibility but after entering my information and clicking on “continue” nothing happened. I tried to start over but the same thing happened.

  28. Paul Thomas November 2, 2022 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I went to the FitBit website to check products and prices even before I applied the “military” discount. The Smartwatch I was looking at was $149. I went through the military discount using ID Me, was verified, and then checked the price with the discount — same price! This is not a deal as advertised.

    • Fitbit Health Solutions support team November 15, 2022 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Hi Paul – While there are a few discounts elsewhere on certain Fitbit devices, this promotion is 35% off MSRP of Fitbit Sense 2, Versa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3 and 40% off Fitbit Luxe.

  29. Rob Anderson Gould November 2, 2022 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Thank you!

  30. Todd November 2, 2022 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Cel out article on FitBit draining battery of Cellphone

  31. Donna Gindle November 2, 2022 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I am unable to log into or create an account on the verify eligibility link. Both my husband and I are retired veterans and we both use the same email.
    His name is Thomas J. Gindle and I am Donna Kay Gindle.
    Can you help sort this out so that I can get a Fitbit? Thank you.

  32. ED WHITESPEARE November 2, 2022 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    does this discount extend to Retirees, & or disable veterans?

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