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Fitbits Charge 2 is an impressive fitness tracker from Fitbit, a leader in the fitness wearable industry. The charge was released in November, 2016 and has quiet some great fitness tracking features and as well traditional watch functions.

Fitbit Charge 2 Full Specifications

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Charge 2
Device typeFitness smartwatch
PredessesorFitbit Charge
SuccessorFitbit Charge 3
Released dateSeptember, 2016
Ideal forGreat for both men and women

DISPLAY

Display typeColor OLED
Display size1.5 inches
Screen resolution--
Color density--
Input typeInductive button
Multi-touch--

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension42 x 22.86 x 12.7 mm
Weight36 grams
Casing materialStainless steel
Strap materialElastomer
Bezel Material--
Band sizeSmall: 5.5 - 6.7 inches
Large: 6.7 - 8.1 inches
Extra large: 8.1 - 9.3 inches
Screen protectionHard-coated plastic
Water resistantYes, splash-proof
Color(s)Black, blue

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0
Wi-Fi--
NFC--
GPSNo, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology--
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
Calories burntYes
Sedentary reminderYes
Hiking Yes
Calories ConsumptionYes

MEDIA

Audio--
Bluetooth audioNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

PedometerYes
AccelerometerYes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Barometer--
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbits OS
Chipset
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of battery Lithium polymer
Battery capacity
Battery lifeStandby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 1day+
ChargingUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNone
Compatibility Andriod, IOS

Check supported devices
Companion appFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, (different sizes)
Voice command--

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Charge 2
Strap
USB charging cable
User manual

Fitbit Charge 2 Features

Design

The Fitbit charge 2 features an inspiring design that makes ideal as the perfect fitness tracker wearable for WOD or casual outings. It will look best on a female wrist, but will also look great on a male wrist. The strap comes in different sizes for a smaller as well bigger wrist. The screen size is 1.5 inch and the display is powered by OLED technology that adds to the display quality. The contents on the display can be viewed easily even under sunlight.

The body of the Fitbit charge 2 is built for durability with a stainless material that gives it a reflective elegant design. The strap is made of elastomer material while the buckle is a stainless steel material. The straps are interchangeable and can be customized to your style. The weight of the charge 2 is also encouraging, it weighs 36grams.

Battery

The battery life of Fitbit charge 2 is quiet impressive, though not the best. Just like the other fitbits It’s a lithium polymer battery. On standby the battery can last for about 5days+ while on mixed/average usage it stays up for about 3days+. Fitbit charge 2 can be charged via the USB charging cable that comes with the device, this can be done by plugging the cable into your computer or other low-energy source, its not recommended to use USB hub or battery pack in charging. It takes about 2 hours for the battery to be fully charged.

Water Resistance/Protection

Fitbit charge 2 is not water resistant, although it is splash-proof, but cant be worn to the pool for swimming. Like every other electronic device it is recommended that you get it dried up once not in contact with water to get the best out it. It also recommended that you don’t subject the device to high pressure such as diving, or wearing it to hot tub.

The Fitbit charge 2 like the Alta features a screen protection made of hard-coated plastic.

Activity/Fitness tracking

Fitbit is very keen on its healthy living hallmark and off course has built into the charge 2 fitness activity tracking features that encourages you to live a more healthier life. The charge 2 is capable of tracking multiple sports modes and real-time stats report. Fitbit charge 2 comes loaded with really smart sensors which are capable of tracking quiet a huge list of fitness activities. This includes;

  • Tracking steps you climbed.
  • It also tracks calories burnt after a workout.
  • The heart rate monitor sensor monitors your heart rate and can analyze general health of the heart plus real time heart rate zone.
  • It is capable of tracking your sleep.
  • It is also capable of reminding you of sedentary periods and encourages you to walk.
  • Notifications & Application

    Just like other versions of Fitbit, the charge 2 is capable of notifying you of updates from your phone. It notifies when there an incoming call, although you can’t answer it, similarly it notifies you when there are missed calls. The charge 2 also notifies you when there are notifications from third-party apps installed on your phone such as; facebook, twitter, instagram,whatsapp… Weather forecast, event/calendar reminder are some other notifications you can get on Fitbit charge 2. You can personalize how you get notified on the Fitbit charge 2 by setting it up using the Fitbit companion app.

    The companion app for the Fitbit charge 2 is the Fitbit app which over the years has received successive upgrades in it’s features and functionality which makes it a much better companion app for the device. Stats and metrics from workouts and other fitness activities can be viewed via the app even over a long period of time helping you monitor general health status and trends.

    The downside to the Fitbit charge 2 is that it lacks in-built GPS, however if you still want the GPS functionality, you can use GPS in your smartphone to connect. Similarly like the charge 3, Fitbit charge 2 doesn’t have internal storage space where you can store your favorite tracks which you can play via a Bluetooth enable earbud and finally, although the charge 2 responds when you touch the screen, but it is not touchscreen, it comes with a touch pad for accessing the device.

    The Fitbits charge 2 is compatible with various android, IOS and windows devices. You can check if your smartphone is compatible with the Fitbit versa via Fitbit compatible devices page. There is an NFC chip built into the Fitbit versa special edition.

    The Pros

    • The design is great.
    • It has a great list of fitness tracking features.
    • The body is built for durability with durable materials.
    • The strap can be changed.

    The Cons

  • It is not touchscreen.
  • You cant swim with it.
  • It doesn’t have in-built GPS.
  • It doesn’t have a loudspeaker neither microphone.
  • It doesn’t have music storage space.
  • Editor’s Ratings

    The Fitbit charge 3 is really captivating and a beast to behold. It has obviously all that you would expect from a modern day fitness tracker, its sleek, will fit for casual outings and any type of workout.

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