For all the tracker and health fanatics out there, I have great news…The Fitbit Charge 2 is now available in the UK with a special edition being released sometime this month (November), which is bound to make keeping tabs on your daily movements even easier. The new Fitbit Charge 2 comes with a built-in heart rate monitor – therefore the more expensive HR option is gone this time. ‘Connected GPS’ features, this means that when the wearable is connected to your phone, it will be able to use that devices location information to record a map of your route and provide real-time stats, such as pace and distance.
The wearable can track multiple sports, 19 to be precise, such as running, weightlifting, biking and can automatically recognise the activities you are performing. The Fitbit can also provide reminders to move, automatically track your sleep (with silent alarm functionality), and it still works with computers as well as Android and iOS devices. Also handy; an interval timer will make HIIT lovers happy, and for the mindful folks, or those who need an extra nudge to get grounded, there is a guided breathing functionality – choose from two or five minute ‘get zen’ sessions.
One of the most intriguing features for me is the trackers ability to use your heart rate and exercise stats to give you a cardio fitness score. This score shows how you compare to others of your same age and gender range.
Right away you’ll probably notice that this models display is four times larger than its predecessor and you can choose from seven clock faces for a more customise look. Band wise, you can go with classic with rubber or opt for the more stylish leather version – for a price, of course.
The bottom line is that the water-resistant Charge 2 has all of the features you know and love from the original Charge HR plus a few extra bells and whistles that the more tech savvy crown will enjoy, such as call, text and calendar notifications on your wrist. So if you’re into you technology as well as your fitness the Fitbit Charge 2 might be something you’d like to check out.
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