Fitbit Charge 2 Review -The Perfect Partner for Tracking your Fitness.

fitbit-trackersThe Fitbit Charge 2 is one of the latest editions of the ever popular range of Fitbit fitness trackers. It retails at around $149.95 which is a little but more than its predecessor the Charge, though I think the slight difference is well worth it.

The new Charge is a sleek design that comes with a larger screen making it easier to read on the go and has interchangeable bands that come in several different colours. The band is a nice looking silicone but you can also opt for a leather one if you wish, though these will cost you extra. The battery life is pretty good as lasts for up to 5 days, so you don’t have to worry about constantly having to charge it every day.

Great Features

The Charge 2 now comes with a Multi-Sport tracking element that can track up to seven different sports from yoga, walking to running and weight lifting. It’s a real shame that even though it is water resistant so you can safely use it if you want to go out in the rain, it’s not actually waterproof so you can’t jump in the swimming pool with it.

charge-2-plumThere is a Reminder to Move feature which is definitely good for those of you who spend most of your working day sitting down at a desk, as it does encourage you to get up and move about.
You can also get phone notifications on your wrist whenever you receive a text, call or reminder, so can see if you need to respond to anything important without having your phone in constant sight, which can often distract you from getting on and achieving your goals.

I think the Sleep Tracking feature is really useful as it will actually track and record the time when you are asleep and when you got up in the night to use the loo.

Though probably one of the best features for a lot of women will be the activity tracking as the Charge 2 is able to automatically track what type of activity you are doing, the intensity, duration as well as calories burnt. Though unfortunately it does not have a GPS feature included, so if you want to measure the distance you covered you need to connect to your phones GPS.

We all know that just stopping and taking time to breathe deeply can chill you out, reduce stress and anxiety as well as help to lower your blood pressure and just clear your mind sometimes. The Charge 2 has a great little feature that takes you through Guided Breathing sessions, these can really help you just relax and calm down at those stressful times throughout your normal day.

Product Specifications
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Here’s a run-down of everything that the Charge 2 can offer you…
– Easy to fit interchangeable straps – available in different colours.
– Pure Pulse Heart Rate monitor
– Multi-Sports Tracking & ability to connect to phones GPS
– Call, Text and Calendar Alerts
– Measures your Cardio Fitness level
– Guided Breathing Sessions.
– All Day Activity
– Auto Sleep Tracking
– Smart Track – auto exercise recognition
– Reminders to move
– Long battery life – up to 5 days.
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The Charge 2 can sync easily with the Fitbit mobile app, so that it makes it really simple for you to keep a detailed log of all your fitness activities as well as log all your food, how much water you drank plus lots more…
My Conclusion

I really like the new Fitbit Charge 2 (now available on ebay) as I think it’s a sleek looking yet uncomplicated tracker, which is a perfect choice for us ladies to use in our active lives. I like that you can change the silicone bands to the colour of your choice and my personal favourite is the lovely plum. The fact that you can now manually change the settings to monitor your breathing whilst even doing weightlifting is a great asset. I especially love the Guided breathing feature that just makes you take the time to breathe, calm down and reflect at those stressful times in our lives. At the price I think it is a pretty good option for a fitness tracker for everyone no matter what your fitness level.

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4 Responses

  1. Tugarcia says:

    The Fitbit Charge 2 seems like a great item to add to your healthy lifestyle. It has a great design, sleek appearance. A lot of useful features present. Long battery life, reminder to move, and alerts interest me the most. Interchangeable bands in different colors will make it easy to match any outfit. Great review. Thanks.

    • Emma says:

      Hi Tugarcia,

      Thank you for your lovely feedback.

      I really like the Fitbit Charge 2 and as you say the interchangeable bands are great for getting colour coordinated. 🙂

  2. mnjfball says:

    This was a very interesting read for me, as I have the FitBit charge and was not aware of the differences in the charge 2. I love the fact that it can track several different sports and that the battery lasts longer and doesn’t have to be charged every day like my current FitBit. I was dissapointed that it does not have a GPS component (I would think that would be pretty standard?) and the fact that it is not completely water proof- swimming is a great workout and I’d love for it to track my time in the pool.

    • Emma says:

      Hi,

      Thanks for reading my post and I’m pleased you found it useful.

      It is disappointing that the Fitbit hasn’t managed to make the Charge 2 with the GPS component included or they haven’t worked out how to make it waterproof yet.

      However it does still have some great features, especially as you mentioned the ability to track different sports. It does make a big difference when you can actually set it to weight lifting and get the appropriate readings for that activity. 🙂

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