When fitness bands first started trending, my husband and I didn’t really think much of them. It wasn’t something that was on our radar. However, my doctor suggested that I get one and once I got the original Fitbit, I was hooked. I liked being able to see how many steps I took or how much sleep I got. Shortly after I got mine, my husband got the first Fitbit Charge and after that, he was hooked as well. Well, until they started to fall apart that was. My husband had 3 different Fitbit Charges fall apart within a year and after the last one, he was done. I knew it would take some convincing to get him back on the wagon, so when Verizon offered us a chance to try out the Charge 2, I knew I had to say yes. Boy am I glad we did, because it’s amazing! Here are some of the reasons why we love the Fitbit Charge 2.
The new and improved band design seems much stronger and much more wearable than the original Charge. It’s also very cool that the band is interchangeable.
We feel like the Charge 2 does a much better job of accurately tracking movements and fitness than the original Fitbit ever did. The new features are definitely a big part of why we love the Fitbit Charge 2.
Make every beat count with PurePulse™ heart rate monitoring.
With continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate tracking,* Fitbit Charge 2 does so much more than just measure your pulse. It provides simplified heart rate zones to help you gauge your exercise. It monitors your calorie burn with better accuracy. It provides tools for you to analyze all-day and resting heart rate trends so you can see how your fitness levels improve. And it does all this without an uncomfortable chest strap.
Automatic exercise recognition and multi-sport tracking.
SmartTrack™ technology automatically recognizes select exercises and records them in the Fitbit app. And the multi-sport tracking feature effortlessly reports runs, biking, cardio and more with real-time stats. It’s all part of taking it to the next level.
Your fitness routine doesn’t end with your workout.
Wear the fitness wristband all day for continuous activity tracking. Charge 2 tracks your steps, distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Review your stats at the end of each day for greater motivation.
Connected GPS helps maximizes your run.
The Fitbit Charge 2 GPS function works with your compatible nearby smartphone to map your running route and show real-time stats like pace, distance and speed.
Stay connected to smartphone calls, texts and more.
Keep in touch with what’s important. See call, text and calendar notifications on your tracker’s display when your phone is nearby.
Guided breathing sessions.
Don’t forget to take a time out. By tracking your real-time heart rate, Charge 2’s two- or five-minute sessions give you personalized prompts that help guide you through a relaxing breathing exercise.
Automatically track your sleep patterns.
And, when your day is done, use Charge 2’s sleep tracking feature to make the most of your downtime. Monitor how long and how well you sleep. When it’s time to wake, do so gently with the tracker’s silent vibrating alarm.
Long life battery.
Track activity and sleep all day and all night. The long life battery lasts for up to five days before requiring a charge.
Show your style with interchangeable bands.
Make your tracker your own with an assortment of interchangeable leather and sport accessory bands (sold separately).
Use the app to see the big picture.
Put it all together using the Fitbit app. View easy-to-read charts and graphs to visualize your progress. Record your workouts, share your stats and encourage (or taunt) and compete with friends. Monitor your status on the leaderboard, and even use it to log your calorie intake and meals. Log food fast with a barcode scanner, calorie estimator, meal shortcuts and expanded food database.
My husband loved the new app screens and the fact that it tracks sleep stages, not just sleep. He noticed that he tried harder to get a good night’s sleep, while wearing the Charge 2, than he did without. The Charge 2 is definitely a keeper for us!
You can get a new Fitbit Charge 2, on sale, from Verizon Wireless for $129.99! It’s a fantastic deal, if you ask me!