6 On Your Side: Consumer Confidence, What to Buy January 2023
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(ABC 6 News) – From big items like treadmills and ellipticals to smaller ones like smartwatches and fitness trackers, January is a great time to find savings on things that will help jumpstart the new year right.
Consumer Reports tracks the prices of many of its top tested products all year long, so it knows exactly when they go on deep discount. Here are top products to look out for in this month’s Best Time to Buy.
“Because January follows two months of heavy holiday sales, discounts tend to be a bit sparser overall,” says Consumer Reports Shopping Editor Samantha Gordon. “However, we typically to see deals on health, fitness, and other resolution-related products.”
Make an investment for your cardio with a new treadmill. The Bowflex Treadmill 10 is as low as $1,699 at Best Buy
CR says the foldable treadmill scores excellent in its ergonomics tests for belt size, foot-rail and handgrip design.
If you prefer a lower impact home workout, CR found the Schwinn Elliptical for as low as $899 at Amazon.
The low-cost elliptical includes heart-rate programs that adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
Next, if you need some help keeping yourself accountable, a new fitness tracker might help. The Garmin Forerunner 35 is as low as $99 at Amazon and Walmart.
The watch-based fitness tracker has real-time heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and calories burned.
For even more features, step up to a smartwatch., this Apple Watch SE is as low as $199 at Walmart. Opting for an older model is a great way to get an Apple watch for less.
And finally, track your progress all year long with a new digital scale. The bathroom scale from Withings is as low as $47.96 at Amazon. The scale measures in .1-pound increments and has Bluetooth connectivity to tracking apps.
Consumer Reports says to look out for more sales around Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, especially when it comes to bigger purchases, such as mattresses and large appliances.