Fitbit Charge HR Review
The Fitbit Charge HR has a very impressive sleek look, which hides that the fact that you are wearing a technology that for your wrist support. In this age where wearable technology has become increasing, fashion is simply as vital as function. Everybody want to wear something beautiful and not ugly on their wrists, it doesn’t matter if the gadget is the best technology ever made, and this what Fitbit portrays, they make use of simplicity of style.
Despite the lack of size of the screen, you can still see the time and date, and also acts as a pedometer which shows the number of steps you take everyday, your traveled distance, flights you’ve climbed, your heart rate and providing you with a caller ID notifications from your cell phone. The screen is made of a monochrome OLED display that is amazingly vibrant and can be read easily and makes it amazing to behold while you are working out. You can circle the displays with the help of the button that is on the side.
The Charge is different from a smart watch, but Fitbit has also added the main feature on smart watch, which is caller ID, this feature is use for making you decide if or not you are willing to answer your calls without taking a glance at your phone. You will hear a buzz from the band and name of the caller will also be displayed on the small screen.
his is a great purchase for anyone who wants that added motivation to jump start their exercise routine, visually seeing the results on the app is a great way to give yourself a boost for continuing with for the next day.
The Charge can resist water for about 1ATM, which implies that it cannot be used for deep sea diving or in the swimming pool, so if you are swimmer, then we will suggest you go for alternatives like the Misfit Shine or Moov, but the Charge is great at holding up fine sweat and water splashes with some people saying that they used it when taking their bathe. The Fitbit Charge HR doesn’t have an in-built GPS, and this makes to be behind other dedicated running watches and the big brother, the Fitbit Surge.
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The Charge HR is essentially made for other activities. But other GPS gadgets are mainly focused on running and also cycling that they forget about gym work, the Charge HR works perfectly and allows you to get correct information about your exercises through the optical heart rate monitor, which make use of a bright LED to monitor the blood pulsing via your wrist.
Immediately the button on the side of the Fitbit Charge is pressed and held down you are basically telling it that you are about to start your workout, which implies that you cant tell the band the type of exercise you are doing, it just start recording the rate of your heart and it will record the burnt calories based on your heart rate. You can also use the Charge in tracking your sleep pattern allowing you to know the points were your deepest sleep working on the fact that at the time you’re moving many are in a light sleep point, this feature is great in knowing the points when you are in the deepest part of your sleep, this may not be a big selling point for most people.
The Fitbit Charge function at the same time with your phone pairing the data and recording it on the app.
The bad part of this device is usually the use of Fitbit’s app. It is usually ugly, clunky, buggy, and very unintuitive. Presently, it is the cleanest and easiest fitness tracker app you can get in the market. The Fitbit app provide you with the most essential information on one page for the all day. You can take just one glance and you see everything: calories, steps, average heart rate, floors, sleep, everything. You can get more information about those things by simply tapping it, then it will give you more info. It also comes with small little explainers for each category so that you can understand the meaning of the metrics. It can also be used to set silent alarms to wake you in the morning without disturbing anybody.
- Tracks heart rate 24/7
- Integrates easily with existing fitness apps
- Low-Noise vibrating alarms
- Can’t be used for swimming
- Bigger than Fitbit Flex
- Does not Analise data
We regularly check out for device that has a good battery life, the Fitbit Charge HR came close to filling the gap. The battery last for 4 days but some people said that they are getting about 6 days battery life. The problem is it still may not be enough for some people, especially if they want to track their sleep patterns religiously, however for the majority 4 days will be plenty.
Fitbit Charge HR Review Conclusion
This is a great purchase for anyone who wants that added motivation to jump start their exercise routine, visually seeing the results on the app is a great way to give yourself a boost for continuing with for the next day. This most probably wouldn’t be the best purchase for a competitive athlete looking to get more informative results from their training.