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Why you need an extended warranty for your fitness tracker

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We all want to be the best version of ourselves, but sometimes it's much easier said than done. Fitness trackers are great tools to help set goals and stay motivated, continuing to grow in popularity with brands like Fitbit and Garmin. You'll find a wide range of wearable fitness devices to choose from, even fashionable options like fitness tracker jewelry and fitness tracker bracelets.

Whether you're looking to stay accountable for your daily workout regimen, improve your sleep, or increase your step count, a fitness tracker is a great way to help reach your health and wellness goals.

However, what happens when you run into issues with this technology? It is meant to be used during all activity and worn 24/7. Chances of wear and tear are pretty high with everyday use. You don’t want to be on the hook for expensive repairs and replacements or worse, stuck without it for weeks when you were just getting into your groove. Thankfully, extended warranty coverage like MulberryCare can protect you against damages to your fitness track and help you get the issue fixed right away, free of charge. Install the extension and get alerts when fitness trackers you're shopping for are eligible for MulberryCare.

What's covered under the manufacturer’s warranty?

The manufacturer's warranty that comes with your fitness tracker depends largely on where you buy it from and the brand you purchase. Typically, you only qualify for repair and/or replacement of your fitness tracker if the technical issues are solely due to manufacturing errors. Keep in mind that if you don’t purchase an extended warranty, even this limited coverage will only last for around a year. Fitbit and Garmin are two popular brands, so we took at look at their manufacturer warranties.

Fitbit warranty

A Fitbit warranty will cover you for one year for any defects related to the materials and workmanship of your device. To submit a Fitbit warranty claim, you'll have to contact customer support. The restrictions are quite extensive though, so review the exclusions before you go to the trouble of submitting a claim. 

If you have a MulberryCare plan, you can file a claim online at any time - here's how simple it is, and some tips on how to ensure your claim is approved. Our customer service team will respond quickly, and you never have to pay a deductible or any service fees when you file a claim.

Garmin warranty

A Garmin warranty offers similar coverage and terms to the Fitbit warranty, wherein your fitness tracker is covered for one year from the date of purchase for any manufacturing defects. To submit a Garmin warranty claim, you can contact a Garmin Authorized service facility, or go to the Garmin website.

Benefits of getting an extended warranty for your fitness tracker

Depending on the device you use, replacement or even repair could wind up costing you hundreds of dollars. Considering that you can’t predict the future, you never know how often you might run into a problem with your favorite fitness tracker. The smarter technology gets, the more likely it is that errors will occur. And just like any fitness equipment, your fitness tracker is going to see some wear and tear. If you want to use your device worry-free, an extended warranty for electronics will typically offer the following:

While some brands might offer extended protection plans, they usually impose undesirable limitations or charge exorbitant prices. That’s why it’s important to explore your warranty options, like MulberryCare, so you find the best product protection option before you make an investment.

Where to purchase an extended warranty

There are plenty of warranty companies out there that sell extended warranties for all types of personal electronic products, but be warned that they aren’t all the same. It isn’t just about the cost, but also the conditions and coverage details of your protection that matter the most. Once you get the facts, you can evaluate your needs and identify what works for you.

For easy product protection comparisons, install the Mulberry browser extension. You'll receive real-time alerts as you shop that let you compare plan costs, term lengths and coverage details. Limiting yourself to a manufacturer’s warranty is like committing to the bare minimum for your fitness goals. If you're really serious about product protection (and staying on track with your fitness goals), you'll want to protect your fitness tracker with an extended warranty.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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