When it comes to fitness trackers, the world isn’t short of options. After much research I decided to go with a Fitbit. I initially bought the Fitbit Flex as I wasn’t 100% sure and didn’t want to spend a fortune. I have since upgraded my Fitbit twice as I find its perfect for what I do fitness wise. I currently use the Fitbit Charge 2, which I think is pretty cool.
Firstly, I love the size of the watch as it’s not bulky and I find it extremely light. The watch has several amazing features. It has heart rate tracking which can be customized or used with the automatic ranges. As a result it tracks calories burnt. The Charge 2 counts steps and you are able to set your personal goal for the day. Every hour you can be reminded to get up and get moving. I love this feature as I often get so busy at work that I forget to move. The Charge 2 also tracks distance and floors climbed. You can use it to track your food consumed each day and set-up a calorie target depending on whether your want to lose, gain or maintain weight. There are set food items on the list , however you can add custom items.
This is a watch with basic time and silent alarm capability. This smart watch can also inform you of incoming phone calls and messages. So it’s perfect for me for work, as I keep my phone on silent, but thanks to the Charge 2 I never miss a call. The Charge 2 also auto tracks sleep patterns. I have set-up mine to remind me that it’s almost bedtime. Getting sufficient rest has become a priority in my life so it’s perfect in assisting with me getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night. The Charge 2 does sport tracking & exercise recognition. It even has a GPS function. It has bluetooth syncing capability to your phone. I would caution to make sure you have a compatible phone, else syncing becomes a problem. My Fitbit account is linked to Discovery Vitality account so I get points for my fitness activities. I’m also linked to the Fitbit Community and the Fitbit app itself has several awesome features which I enjoy using. Weekly and monthly summary reports keep you informed of your performance.
The battery lasts for approximately 5 days. It is sweat, rain, and splash proof, however I do wish I could swim with it. The straps on the Fitbit Charge 2 are interchangeable and there are numerous options in terms of material and colour, from flexible and durable rubber to stainless steel straps.
This is not a sponsored post but these are the features I most enjoy about the Fitbit Charge 2. I do indeed love my Fitbit Charge 2, but I’m seriously hoping to upgrade to the Fitbit Ionic pretty soon.