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Fitbit Charge 2

Fitbit Charge 2
alaScore 100

10433 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10433 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 Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Fitbit Charge 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Sep, 2016

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...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 review

 

Lots of things track steps now. Tons of trackers and watches -- and even phones -- do a good enough job.

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.

Sep, 2016

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...

Sep, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 Review: This Redesigned Tracker Shines

 

It's hard to say that a company is in trouble when it owns 70 percent of the entire wearables market, but many — including myself — were wondering if Fitbit had lost its mojo. There's nothing hugely revolutionary about the Charge 2, but its new...

Interchangeable band ; Accurate heart rate monitor ; Great app ; Good battery life

Not swim resistant ; Hard to see display in sunlight

A refreshed design, larger screen and enhanced activity capabilities make the Fitbit Charge 2 an excellent midrange fitness tracker.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

We Gave a Fitbit Charge 2 to a New Mom: Here's Her Take

 

We gave the Fitbit Charge 2 tracker to a new mom to see how it holds up over several months. Here's her pros and cons.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Marilyn Dominguez (chipchick.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 Review

 

With there sure to be an uptick in fitness goals in the coming months, the Fitbit Charge 2 is ready to be the ultimate tech stocking stuffer gift or indulgence. We tested the latest Fitbit Charge 2 for over two weeks, capturing, tracking, and noting...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker In-Depth Review

 

It's been a bit over two months since Fitbit announced their latest wearables, (they also announced some Blaze updates and Alta bands at that time). This review however is purely focused on the Fitbit Charge 2, which is the successor for the original...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Aulia (cravingtech.com)

The best Fitbit tracker you can get now – Fitbit Charge 2 Review

 

Best Fitbit device at the moment with heart rate monitoring

Fitbit is growing strong and according to the stats I got from Fitbit, it’s leading the market as top in wearable devices (Q2 2016):

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Fitbit Charge 2 reviewed: A calculated update that’s ideal for new users

 

At $150, the Charge 2 replaces the Charge HR as the best-value Fitbit device.

Larger display shows more information so you don't have to open the app as often ; Interchangeable bands let the more fashion-conscious among us switch things up ; Accurate SmartTrack auto-monitoring of exercises

Only supports connected GPS, so keep your phone with you if you need maps ; Cardio fitness score is only an estimate of VO2 max and is arguably limited in its usefulness ; Smartphone notifications are limited compared to other similarly priced devices

I've used both the Fitbit Charge HR and the Charge 2, and the latter feels like what the former should have always been. The larger touchscreen display is a great bump from the narrow original, letting you do more on the device itself, and those who...

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Blue / Lavender / Teal / Violet
Band material:Elastomer / Elastomer, Stainless steel
Band size:L / S
Color of product:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Blue / Black, Silver / Black, Teal / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold, Lavender / Gold, Pink / Silver, Violet / Violet
Control Type:Buttons, Touch / Touch
Device type:Wristband / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Spring steel / Stainless Steel
Maximum strap length:6.69 / 8.11
Minimum strap length:5.51 / 6.5
Splash proof:Y / Yes
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Display

Display Type:OLED
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2

Navigation

Position location:Y

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 45

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y / Yes
Barometer:No / Yes
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Floors climbed:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:7
Pedometer:N / Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Stairs climbed:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

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

System Requirements

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

Weight & Dimensions

Width:0.844 / 0.846