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Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2
alaScore 96

11780 reviews

2018-09

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11780 reviews of Fitbit Charge 2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fitbit Charge 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Fitbit Charge 2 review

 

An all-rounder activity tracker that wants to take charge of your healthy lifestyle

Won’t put a massive dent in your wallet ; Straightforward UI anyone can understand ; FitBit app still the best for fitness freshmen

Can be too simple for its own good ; Where’s the waterproofing? ; No on-board GPS tracking

A no-nonsense middle ground between smartwatch and fitness tracker, but even with new additions there’s not enough here for fitness freaks

2016-10

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 review: The band to conquer stress

 

FitBit is here with the Charge 2 that offers more than its predecessor in terms of features.

The Fitbit Charge 2 is among the best fitness bands in the market for people like me who need that additional data to put our lives in order. I would suggest this only for people who are already active, and would like to achieve better goals and...

2016-09

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 Review: The Best Fitbit for Most People

 

Not as bulky as the Blaze Step tracking accuracy is impressive Commendable battery life Reduced reliance on smartphone app

Still no waterproofing Notifications are truncated Proprietary charging cable

When you’re trying to improve upon your most popular product, you'd better have some good ideas. With the Charge 2, Fitbit has brought its A game – giving it a much-needed upgrade in the screen real estate department along with a couple of new features...

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Fitbit Charge 2

 

Fitbit Charge 2 long-term review: The Charge 2 improves over the original and adds customisability.

Interchangeable bands ; Large display for at-a-glance information ; Comfortable to wear ; Consistent tracking ; Cardio Fitness score is a useful metric ; 5-day battery life ; Updated with Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights

No GPS (GPS Connected mode requires your smartphone) ; Gesture recognition is ropey ; Basic notifications

Over the years, I’ve worn a whole raft of Fitbit trackers and so have seen many of the changes that the app has undergone. One area the company should be applauded for is updating its app with new features and improving the interface. It’s really...

2018-03

Expert review by (engadget.com)

The Fitbit Charge 2's upgrades are incremental, but necessary

 

The Fitbit Charge 2 brings some much-needed updates to the popular Charge HR. It can now track your distance by tapping your phone's GPS for more accurate pace info and will automatically detect that you're working out after 15 minutes. It also has new...

Bigger display ; Long-lasting battery ; Continuous heart rate tracking ; Automatic workout detection

Unwieldy guided breathing implementation ; Bland design

Fitbit's Charge line was in serious need of an update, and it finally has a decent offering in the Charge 2. The new heart-rate and activity tracker brings important tools such as auto exercise tracking and GPS connectivity, which are good enough that...

2016-09

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 review: a promising fitness tracker, plagued by bugs

 

People really love their Fitbits. This is evidenced by sales numbers alone: Fitbit sells more activity trackers than anyone else. Anecdotally, Fitbits abound: walk through any airport, hike any...

Bigger display ; Multisport mode ; Intuitive app ; Week-long battery life

Inaccurate distance tracking ; No pause function ; Not waterproof

2016-09

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Charge 2 is the best Fitbit yet (review)

 

Just about everything you need for fitness... except GPS and water resistance.

Swappable bands. A multi-line OLED display that can show time and fitness data. Always-on heart rate. A great companion app. Affordable price. Five-day battery life.

Not water-resistant for swims or showers. Lacks GPS. Phone notifications on the Charge 2 display are limited and hard to read.

If you don't need water resistance and GPS, the Fitbit Charge 2 is the best overall fitness tracker you can buy.

2016-09

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Charge 2

 

The Fitbit Charge 2 does everything the Fitbit Charge HR can, along with new idle alerts, automatic activity tracking, guided breathing sessions, interchangeable bands, and the option to connect your phone for GPS.

Large display. Built-in continuous heart rate monitor. Automatically tracks activities, calories, distance, steps, stairs, and sleep. Delivers idle alerts. Relax mode leads deep-breathing exercises. Supports interval training. Interchangeable bands.

Somewhat faint screen. Attracts fingerprints. Not waterproof. No GPS.

Conclusions The Fitbit Charge 2 does everything our previous Editors' Choice, the Fitbit Charge HR can, while adding a larger display, guided breathing exercises, idle alerts, interval training, and interchangeable bands. You don't get built-in GPS...

2016-09

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Fitbit Charge 2 review

 

An all-rounder activity tracker that wants to take charge of your healthy lifestyle

Won’t put a massive dent in your wallet ; Straightforward UI anyone can understand ; FitBit app still the best for fitness freshmen

Can be too simple for its own good ; Where’s the waterproofing? ; No on-board GPS tracking

A no-nonsense middle ground between smartwatch and fitness tracker, but even with new additions there’s not enough here for fitness freaks

2016-10

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge

 

The Fitbit Charge HR was the fitness tracker to beat in 2015. It wasn't only one of the best from the company - which also makes the Surge, Blaze and Alta - but one of the best dedicated trackers with heart-rate monitoring from any manufacturer....

Premium design, larger display, accurate step and sleep tracking, interchangeable straps, extensive features, great battery life, fantastic app interface

No waterproofing, smartphone notifications could be smarter, some data could be easier to find on app,

There's a lot to love about the Charge 2. It takes the best features from the Fitbit Charge HR and Alta, while adding a few more including VO2 Max and Guided Breathing. It also takes on Fitbit's new design ethos with interchangeable straps, solid build...

2016-09

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Blue / Lavender / Purple / Teal / Turquoise / Violet
Band material:Elastomer / Elastomer, Stainless steel
Band size:L / S
Colour of product:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Blue / Black, Silver / Black, Teal / Blue, Silver / Gold, Lavender / Gold, Pink / Silver, Violet
Control type:Buttons, Touch
Device Type:Wristband / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Spring steel / Stainless steel
Maximum strap length:17 / 20.6
Minimum strap length:14 / 16.5
Splash proof:Y / Yes
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Display

Display Type:OLED
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Features

Band size:S
Brand compatibility:Fitbit
Colour of product:Pink / Purple
Compatibility:Alta / Charge 2
Compatible products:Alta / Charge 2
Material:Elastomer / Leather
Quantity:1

Navigation

GPS: Yes
Position location:Y

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 9144
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 45

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Active minutes:Y / Yes
Alarm Clock:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y / Yes
Barometer:N / Yes
Calories burned:Y / Yes
Distance traveled:Y / Yes
Distance travelled:Y
Floors climbed:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Hours slept:Y / Yes
Memory capacity:7
Pedometer:N / Y / Yes
Personal goals:Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Quality of sleep:Y / Yes
Stairs climbed:Y / Yes
Vibrating motor:Y / Yes
Workout tracking:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wi-Fi:N / No

Power

Battery Life:5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:2

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Width:2.15 / 21.4
Wrist size:140 - 170
Wrist size range:140 - 170