Fitbit Charge 2 Review – Supported by One of the Best Apps

A Deep Dive Into Fitbit Charge 2

How do you make the Fitbit Charge HR better? I guess I’m not the only one who struggled with the original Charge’s tiny display because that’s what Fitbit has done. The new Charge 2 HR has a large vertical OLED display.

They’ve also made it modular so it can be customized with a range of straps in many different designs, styles, and colours.

The Fitbit Charge 2 looks great, performs well, and deservedly takes its place as one of the most desirable fitness bands. The Fitbit Charge 2 activity tracker has been reviewed by Tristan Haskins aka CardioCritic

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The Fitbit Charge 2 is a mid-sized fitness band, closest in size to the Garmin Vivosmart HR.

It features all the “normal” activity tracking functions you’d expect including steps, distance, calories AND floors climbed > PLUS it has built-in off the wrist heart rate sensors (like the Surge & Blaze) > PLUS it can, if you want accurate speed & distance feedback, utilize the GPS in your smartphone (like the Fitbit Blaze).

It’s also a sleep monitor providing daily feedback (via app) on sleep duration and quality. The major improvement on Charge 2 is the VERTICAL display. The original Charge and Charge HR had TINY horizontal displays, this version is much better.

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Next Model UP

The top of the range in the Fitbit stable is the Fitbit Ionic, a true smartwatch with competent sports tracking, built-in GPS, wrist-based HR, personal coaching, and much more.

Next Model Down

The models below the Charge 2 are the Alta and Flex 2.

The original Flex is still available and if you’re not too worried about the fashionable cases/bracelets and you don’t need your fitness tracker to be swim-proof then the original still offers great value for money.

Review Summary

The Fitbit Charge 2 comes very highly recommended. It’s not the cheapest fitness tracker on the market but it is supported by one of the best apps.

The Charge 2 has 99% of activity tracking functions and 85% of sports monitoring features required by the vast majority of people aiming to improve general fitness and increase daily activity.

Taking everything into consideration I have awarded Charge 2 a 4.5/5 star rating and would be happy to recommend it to a majority of users.

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt has been a tech geek for as long as he can remember. Whether it's laptops, cameras, or projects, he's obsessed with it all. When he's not researching the latest tech products, he likes to go on long hikes with his dogs.

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