The Best of FitBit: Charge 2

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If you are looking for a fitness band to buy, the massive range of brands available in the market may leave you feeling confused. To make your decisions simpler, here are a few reasons why you should consider the latest FitBit Charge 2.

While most of the features of the new band can be found in the older versions, there are several new features that make it really stand-out. The FitBit Charge 2 has the ability to track a number of things including the calories you burn, distance you travel, heart rate, number of steps you take, amount of sleep you get and other information.

Those who value a well-designed product, are certain to appreciate the sleek design of the FitBit Charge 2. The modular designed FitBit has two straps that hold together a large rectangular OLED screen. The wrist straps have a watch-style buckle and are available in silicon and leather, with four colours to choose from including blue, black, teal and plum.

The display screen measures 1.3 inches by 0.8 inches and has a small button on the left. While the display is larger than any of the previous FitBit versions, the readability in harsh sunlight can be a problem at times. Navigation is done by tapping on the screen and pressing the side button simultaneously. This will show you a number of screens consecutively, starting with the date and time, followed by your heart rate, activities, a stopwatch and finally the new Relax function.

The Relax function is an effective feature that is aimed at helping relax and bring your heart rate down at the end of a workout through simple breathing exercises. Choose from either a two or a five minute session and then match the pattern of your breathing to the expanding and contracting circle that is seen on the display. You can then watch the screen and see your heart rate reduce. This exercise is also very helpful to reduce anxiety and stress.

The Activities screen has options like elliptical, biking, weights, running, workout and treadmill, which you can choose from before you start your activity. The resting and continuous heart rate is measured using the inbuilt optical heart-rate monitor that is fitted underneath. You can also track an interval workout which allows you to set intervals of how long you will be active, followed by a rest time.

When fully charged, the FitBit Charge 2 can last up to 5 days without ever removing it. However while it is resistant to splashes, rain and sweat, it is not recommended that you wear it in the shower or swimming pool.

From checking your oxygen levels to giving you subtle motivation to work harder and improve your exercise routine, the features of the new FitBit are well rounded. The band also features the ability to connect to your phone and give you notifications of calls, text and calendar events.

The best fitness band currently available, this is a good tracker to upgrade to even if you already own a FitBit.

Picture courtesy – wareable.com


by techtalks @TechTalks October 14, 2016 9:45 AM UTC

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