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Fitbit Charge 2 Review

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The original Fitbit, the Fitbit Flex was released in 2013.

A simple wristband, it sent data to a Bluetooth device indicating steps and sleep pattern.

Next came the Fitbit Charge.

The Charge was much like its predecessor, but had a small display so it could be used as a watch, showing current time, stats (step count etc.), and exercise mode.

Fast forward to 2016, and out comes the revolutionary Fitbit Charge 2.

The Charge 2 has a beautifully sleek design and a much larger display.

It looks much like a high end watch, but packs a powerful array of features for fitness tracking:

PurePulse continuous heart rate tracking

24 hours a day, continuous heart rate tracking benefits over sporadic readings as you can monitor performance over a given period, read back to previous readings at certain times, and compare performance and progress in comparison.

Simplified heart rate zones

The Fitbit Charge will indicate whether you are currently (or previously) in different heart rate zones:

Fat Burn, Cardio and Peak, useful to adjust performance during a workout to ensure you stay in said zone.

Call, calendar and text notifications

Your Bluetooth connection to your mobile or other smart device will ensure you are notified of any text, call or calendar events, allowing you to leave other devices to the side and concentrate on your workout.

Sleep tracking

Track quality and length of sleep.

An advantage of tracking sleep on your Fitbit means not relying on your smart-phone, which sometimes reports inaccurate data for sleep.

Your Fitbit remains close to your body and will show more reliable information. This smart watch will wake you with a silent alarm at the optimum time.

Cardio Fitness Score

Your personalized Cardio Fitness Score indicates your current fitness level, giving you something to improve against.

When connected via the Fitbit app on your mobile device and GPS mode is enabled, your Fitbit can display pace and distance in real time.

Guided breathing sessions

Your Fitbit can guide you with personalized breathing sessions, based on your current heart rate, enabling you to remain content and calm.

Being the global leading brand in wearable fitness tech, the Fitbit Charge 2 is no letdown.

Sleek looking, customizable, and bursting at the seems with useful features, this should definitely be high on your list for upgrading, monitoring and recording your workouts.

Fitbit Charge 2 is priced under $150 at the moment, and currently available in black, blue and plumb.

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