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Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Fitness Wristband Review

Sleep trackers were invented to give people insight into the quality of their sleep and help them improve it. If you are looking for a quality sleep tracker, try one that is made by Fitbit.

In fact, their Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate and Fitness Wristband will provide you more information than any sleep tracker would. While it is good at tracking how long and well you sleep, it is also good at tracking your fitness level.

This product features the PurePulse that tracks your heart rate for better measurement of calorie burn a day.

It also shows your heart rate zones such as fat burn, cardio, and peak so that you can maximize your workouts. With personalized Cardio Fitness Score, you will see how you have improved over time.

To operate this, the tracker should be connected to GPS during run mode. This way the tracker can show your stats such as pace and distance right on your wrist. Of course, it has a silent vibrating alarm that will cause you to wake, too.

In summary, this wrist watch will track your all-day activities. These and more are the reasons why people are buying this for less than $150.


  • A high-quality heart rate and fitness tracker wristband with an elegant design US Version
  • Features PurePulse, an automatic wrist-based tracker for heart rate that also measures everyday calorie burn
  • Features a simplified heart rate zones such as fat burn, cardio, and peak
  • Features SmartTrack, an auto exercise recognition application
  • Includes OLED display that shows call, text, and calendar notifications
  • Automatically tracks quality of the sleep
  • Features a silent vibrating alarm
  • Has a personalized Cardio Fitness Score that should be connected to GPS during run mode
  • Tracks all-day activity, including distance, steps, floors climbed, calories burned, and active minutes
  • Includes personalized guided breathing sessions that are based on heart rate
  • Reminds people to move during prolonged inactivity
  • Syncs wirelessly with iPhone, Android, and Windows devices
  • Up to 5 days of battery life


The Fitbit Charge 2 seemed to effectively succeed the previous version, which was the Charge & Charge HR. It is also number one in the best seller’s rank on Amazon under three categories, namely fitness and activity monitors, heart rate monitors, and fitness technology. In fact, it has a satisfaction rating of 4.3/5 stars from over 10,000 purchasers.

According to reviews, this fitness tracker wristband has a lot of advantages that made it the most favorite among the other brands that promise the same performance.

If you are a first-time user, you would easily appreciate all its features, which helps you track your day to day activities.

Aside from this, you would surely like the other applications and social functions of the tracker, which are the things that separate this brand from others.

There are also reviews from those who have the previous version of the fitness tracker. Most of them are positive, too.

Buyers, who are true fitness enthusiasts like the upgraded version because of its long battery life. You can use it tirelessly for five days without charging. Furthermore, the product seemed to be made by far more superior material than the older one.

The last thing you would want to have is a fitness tracker wristband with good applications but poor display. On a positive note, this version has a sharp display and a screen that is now 4x bigger.

These features make navigation through different apps easier and it makes monitoring at one glance better, too. When it’s time to swap bands, simply press on the band on each side to release. Once you get to used to it, the swapping will become painless.


While there are many good reviews, there area few possible drawbacks worth mentioning. One of them is the size of the bands. If you like a small wristband, you are most likely to snap this on the last hole.

This is because the bands are longer than the first version. Others don’t like the bands because it is made of silicon, which sticks to the skin during a workout.

Aside from this, a lot of people also noticed that the vibration is too weak, which could be a problem if you are a heavy sleeper.

Some also said that the application for counting the stairs and monitoring heart rate is not accurate. Lastly, many people still don’t prefer this brand because its price is relatively higher than the others.


When it comes to overall looks and performance, Fitbit Charge 2 indeed deserves the top spot. Despite its price and some negative feedbacks, people are still choosing it. That is because of its promising applications for both fitness enthusiasts and those who are trying to be one.