Fitbit Charge 2 Review: Smartband That Helps Relieve Stress

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Fitbit has been doing really well this year, with both the earlier models of Alta and Blaze. They are now offering sequels to older models with the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2. Whether you want to use heart rate to take your fitness to the next level or just want to see how your steps add up each day, Fitbit works as a tracker for your goals.

 

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The Charge 2 is the newer model and is available $149.99, it is pricier than the Alta but cheaper compared to the Blaze, and is just about the same price as the old Fitbit Charge HR and Chargeback when it was first launched. With the Charge 2, there is a variety of cool and standout features including a Large OLED screen with tap display,

Interchangeable accessory bands, PurePulse® Heart Rate, Multi-Sport Tracking & Connected GPS, Call, Text & Calendar Alerts, Cardio Fitness Level and Guided Breathing Sessions.

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One of the most innovative features is the Guided Breathing Sessions which can help improve your mindfulness. It acts as a breathing coach that can be switched on with a tap. It is said to be a good way of distressing for a couple of minutes in the middle of a hectic day.

The band also gives your regular personalised alerts to stand up and clock a few steps if you have been sitting or been idle for too long. The notifications and alerts are now richer using the extra screen space on the band. Plus, it will be able to recognize what you are doing thanks to the real-time heartbeat readings and from the millions of bands, Fitbit has live across the world.

The fast-paced lifestyles and our desire for quick, convenient fixes have encouraged us to switch to healthy lives eventually. The gadgets, handy Smartbands, and watches are useful tools in leading a healthier and fit life. It can help you achieve your fitness goals and stay motivated.

In the past, the FitBit Charge HR garnered quite a fan following because it was able to track not just steps, but also heart rate. A year later, FitBit is here with the Charge 2 that offers more than its predecessor with more features.

The Fitbit Charge 2 has a much bigger display and offers so much more. It has also addressed one of the biggest complaints with the earlier version, the band; now offering one that can be easily changed. The app, which is a very crucial part of any fitness device, also has improved.

PROS:

  • The FitBit Charge 2 has a sleek and functional design and will be able to keep up with your activity. While it is true that the band is prone to wear and tear in the long run, it is possible now to have it easily replaced.
  • It is able to track heart rate in real-time and will give indications about stress levels. You will be able to monitor how your beats per minute (bpm) copes with the rigours of your day to day life.
  • There are alerts and notifications that have even better quality with the extra screen space on the band. And, it is now intelligent enough to recognize what your activity is because of  the real-time heartbeat readings linked to data from the millions of bands Fitbit has live across the world.
  • The app helps you keep track of steps, calories burnt and active minutes along with the band, along with additional features that can log what you eat and drink. Another thing is the new Adventures feature that can plot your steps on popular trekking paths to map progress, and motivate you when you complete challenges.

CONS:

  • There are a couple of false positives registered once in awhile. Although they are quite insignificant, it is still best to have super accurate data.
  • The new Fitbit Charge 2 charger.
  • The current charger isn’t compatible with earlier Fitbit bands.

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