Fitbit Charge 2 - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Fitbit Charge 2

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Review by Sophia 0 0
  • Big screen
  • Comfortable strap
  • Multi-sport tracking
  • Multiple strap options
  • Limited phone notifications
  • No GPS
  • Expensive straps
  • Not waterproof
Fitbit Charge 2 If you're into FitBit, you're probably wearing a Charge or an HR since these are the latest models to have come out. We have an upgrade to the HR that was released last 2015, the FitBit Charge 2, and ... Read full review
Review by Matthew 0 0
There is a design flaw in this product. Fitbit is aware of this yet they will not do anything to fix it. They refuse to replace the watch and only send you a replacement band. I have gone through two ... Read full review
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  • PurePulse continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking to better measure calorie burn all day
  • Maximize your workouts using simplified heart rate zones (Fat Burn, Cardio and Peak)
  • See call, text & calendar notifications on the OLED display; Automatically track how long and how well you sleep and wake with a silent vibrating alarm
  • Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score; Use Connected GPS during run mode to see real-time stats like pace and distance on your wrist
  • Track all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes;Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate, Like all heart rate tracking technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, location of device, and different movements.
  • Sync stats wirelessly & automatically to computers and 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices.
  • Operating temperature: 14 degree to 113 degree fahrenheit, Maximum operating altitude: 30,000 feet
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Physical Features
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Special Edition Lavender Rose Gold
Special Edition Gunmetal
Style At first, fitness trackers were designed more for function than fashion, as they were geared towards fitness buffs to wear when exercising, so style wasn’t really a concern. Since then, fitness tracke ... Show more
On the Wrist
9.9 x 0.9 x 0.5 inches

1.2 oz
Size Variations Mouse over a size variation for a picture
Syncs Data Automatically The way that your tracker stores and syncs data is hugely important to the experience you have with your device. The most convenient trackers will sync data automatically and wirelessly to your smartp ... Show more
Compatibility What software platforms are compatible with it?
Mobile devices that support Android, iOS and WIndows 10 operating systems.
Third Party App Integration Getting the full picture of your health requires input from other sources other than the app associated with your tracker - tracking fitness is only part of living a healthy lifestyle. This might incl ... Show more
Fitbit app.
Activity Detection The most basic fitness trackers measure steps, distance and calories... your general fitness needs. Beyond that, some will also detect when you are exercising, based on your heart rate and movements. ... Show more
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Stair climbing
  • Weight lifting
Sleep Tracking
Sleep Tracking Like activity tracking, sleep tracking is a common feature for most fitness trackers with much variation. The main difference between trackers is whether or not sleep is tracked automatically or manua ... Show more
Advanced Sleep Metrics For devices that do track sleep, the quality of the metrics recorded varies. Some devices simply record the number of hours that you were asleep. Others go farther and tell you when you were in light, ... Show more
Sleep duration, stages (REM, deep or light sleep) and pattern
Alarms & Reminders A small, but still significant, feature of fitness trackers is the ability set alarms or reminders. First, there are alarms to wake you up in the morning. Usually, these are silent, vibrating alarms o ... Show more
Silent vibrating alarm
Premium Features
Water Resistant Fitness trackers are available at varying levels of water resistance. Some can’t get wet at all; some can be worn while you swim or shower. Trackers that are listed as “splash proof” can’t really get ... Show more
Splashproof & sweatproof
Heart-Rate Tracking Because you’re supposed to wear a fitness tracker all day, tracking your heart rate provides you with extremely valuable metrics. First, your resting heart rate is an indicator of how healthy you are. ... Show more
Automatic - Optical
GPS For the more advanced athlete, a GPS-enabled fitness tracker is a must. Regular devices cannot track pace, intervals, elevation, or even distance accurately—stats that are hugely important to avid run ... Show more
Music Player A much less common feature, but still notable, is the potential to upload and store music on your fitness tracker. This can only be found on the most advanced trackers (and thus will come with a large ... Show more

The type of display or screen on fitness trackers varies widely by brand and price point—from a few LED lights to full color touchscreens. The main benefit of a screen is being able to read the time and your fitness stats any time of the day without needing to open an app on your phone or plug the tracker into your computer. This could be a positive or negative—some people prefer not to see progress and feel rewarded when they finally look at results and meet their goal. Others need a constant reminder of their status to push them to reach their goals. It’s totally up to you.

Oftentimes, you can also read smartphone notifications on a screen, depending on how advanced the tracker is. Every tracker will differ on what information is shown on the display, whether it’s the time, steps, heart rate, or other goals. Some will be a touchscreen, some will not. These aspects mainly affect ease of use, and will vary in importance by person. Finally, a display will also drain your battery more quickly, and come with a higher price tag.

Display Does the tracker have a screen?
Black & White Display
Touchscreen Is the display a touchscreen?
Smartphone Notifications As fitness trackers become more advanced, and as smart watches become more popular, the lines between the two are blurring, especially when it comes to linked capabilities between the device and your ... Show more

For fitness trackers, batteries vary widely. Some trackers have rechargeable batteries that last anywhere from hours to days. Others take coin cell batteries like you would find a regular watch, which last a few months to a year. Needing to purchase and replace batteries can be a hassle… but so can plugging in your device every five or so days via USB cable to recharge it. Remembering to take the device off, charge it, and then remembering to put it back on, can seriously interrupt your fitness routine, especially if you’re worried you’ll forget it. Plys, if you want consistent sleep tracking, you don’t want to be charging it overnight. Both options have advantages and disadvantages to keep in mind while you compare options.

Battery Life How long does the battery last?
5 days
Type of Battery
Additional Features Any other features to note.
  • Includes charging cable
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Splashproof & sweatproof
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
99 / 100
Release Date
12 Aug 2016
1 Year Limited Warranty 45-Day Money Back Guarantee

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Key features
  • Automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking
  • Call, text & calendar notifications
  • OLED display
  • Silent vibrating alarm
  • Sleep and wake track
  • Sizes L, S
  • Weight 1.3 oz, 1.1oz
  • All-day activity Track

Fitbit Charge 2 is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Garmin Vívofit Jr 2 or Polar A370 .

Fitbit Charge 2 was released in 2016. There are dozens of newer fitness trackers on the market. Show newer Fitness Trackers

Fitbit Charge 2 is $108.96 more expensive than the average fitness tracker ($37.99).

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Questions about Fitbit Charge 2

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I need one I can wear while swimming
Related: Polar M200, Fitbit Charge 2, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by Nancy 27 days ago

Out of the 2 fitness trackers you listed , the Polar M200 would be the ideal choice because the Fitbit Charge 2 is only water resistant (splash proof). The Polar M200 can be submerged up to 30 meters.

I have personally used the Withings Activité Steel (now called Nokia Steel), which in addition to being fully waterproof, automatically detects lengths while swimming. It also has a more stylish design than other trackers, in my opinion. 

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Trying to decide which one to buy. Main reason to want one, is to track my sleep and heart rate.
Which one is better - Fitbit flex2 or Fitness tracker by Lintelek
Related: Fitbit Charge 2, Lintelek Wristband, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by Lisa 150 days ago

They both have the ability to track your sleep and heart rate. The Lintelek Wristband has an automatic heartrate monitor, and can also track sleep quality. It also features SMS/SNS notification alerts and incoming calls. This fitness tracker is IP6/7 water resistant (meaning that it can be immersed in shallow water for a short time), and has a fashionable slim design so it doesn't stand out if you wore it to an office.

The Fitbit Flex 2 is water resistant, can track very basic fitness data, and supports a variety of accessories, but does not meet your needs in terms of being able to track heart rate.

I also noticed you listed the Fitbit Charge 2 on your related section. This device also meets your sleep and heart rate monitoring requirement, and features a fairly large screen, a comfortable strap, multi-sport tracking, and several strap options to choose from. A downside is that it has no gps, and is not waterproof. Plus, it is far more expensive than other fitness trackers (about 4 times more expensive than the Lintelek model). 

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what is the main difference between the charge 2 and the surge
Related: Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Surge, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by anonymous 213 days ago

There are a few differences between both. The Fitbit Surge weighs more than the Fitbit Charge 2 (2.7oz vs. 1.2oz), it has a GPS, and the Fitbit Surge has a longer lasting battery (7 days Vs. 5 days). The Fitbit Charge 2 has more detection modes , which are: walking, running, stair climbing, and weight lifting, while the Fitbit Surge only features: walking, and running. The Fitbit Charge 2 features no GPS.

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Hi . Just received my tracking plugged it in to charge nothing on the display .
How long does it need to charge ?
When will i see anything on the display to know it is okay to use ?
Related: Fitness Trackers | Submitted by anonymous 6 days ago

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Can you add a wristband to omron hj320?
Related: Omron Alvita HJ-320, Stardrift Smart Wristband, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by anonymous 23 days ago

No, this device is meant to clip on your waistband or shirt. There is a safety strap you can buy for it in case it falls, but it's not a wristband.

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how come I can't link the fitness tracker to my phone
Related: Lintelek Tracker Watch, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by anonymous 31 days ago

Make certain you have downloaded the appropriate app to link the device to your phone and make sure the device is fully charged before trying to sync. the first time. If the problem persists, you may want to contact the manufacturer directly. 

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need to set time and date, how do I do it please?
Related: Letscom Fitness Band, Willful Non-Bluetooth Bracelet, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by Carlos 42 days ago

The time you have on the letscom should change automatically with your phone after your tracker is paired with your LETSFIT app. It should automatically choose your correct timezone once you pair it. This also applies if you want to change the time format from 12-hour time to military time, change your phone time to the desired format, then synchronize.

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what is the difference besides price and a brand name ?
Related: MoreFit Slim Touch, Fitbit Flex 2, Fitness Trackers | Submitted by Ming Chow Li 46 days ago

The Fitbit Flex 2 has a sleek design, is splash proof (cannot be submerged or worn in the shower), and has a long lasting battery life. It’s a great choice if you want something straight forward, and simplistic. It’s also a good if you’re looking for simplistic and functional - the fitbit app is one of the best on the market. 

With the MoreFit Slim Touch, you’ll find it has 14 training modes, and a nice bright LED display. With this fitness tracker it’s easy to check data on the app, automatically track heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, and sleeping. It's an excellent budget option if you're looking for an alternative to the fitbit brand. 

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