Fitbit - Charge 2 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (Large) - Black Silver

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband: Put your daily exercise motivation on your wrist with the Fitbit Charge 2. This heart rate & fitness wristband automatically tracks all-day activity, sleep and exercise. It also features personalized exercise modes to view real-time stats on display, a way to track your cardio fitness level, and guided breathing sessions to help you find moments of calm in your day. Packed with the smartphone notifications you need most and a new sleek design with an interactive OLED display, Charge 2 is your perfect companion for all-day and workouts.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Charging cable
    • Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (Large)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10823 out of 11192)

    Features


    PurePulse® Continuous heart rate

    Track heart rate all-day & during workouts to better measure calorie burn, optimize workout intensity using heart rate zones, and better understand your health with resting heart rate.

    Track all daily activity levels

    Track your heart rate, steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burned, distance traveled and active minutes.

    Better understand your sleep quality

    Monitor how long and how well you sleep. Wake peacefully without disturbing your partner with the silent, vibrating alarm.

    Relax with guided breathing sessions

    The Relax experience on Charge 2 helps you find moments of calm in your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

    Track and improve your fitness level

    Find out how fit you are with a snapshot of your Cardio Fitness Level and Score (based on VO2 max), viewable in the Fitbit app.

    Track specific workouts & get real-time stats

    Get more precise tracking and actionable, real-time stats with Multi-sport modes and Connected GPS so you can make instant adjustments during your workouts and improve over time.

    Sleek design with large OLED display

    A sleek, comfortable design perfect for all-day and night wear with a large interactive display, customizable clock faces and interchangeable bands.

    Smartphone notifications

    Easily view smartphone notifications on the go and stay connected to what matters most with call, text and calendar alerts.

    Challenge your friends and celebrate progress for extra motivation

    Share and compete with your friends and family in challenges and on the leaderboard. Earn Fitbit badges and milestone updates.

    Syncs to select Apple®, Android and Windows devices

    Such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and cell phones and tablets with Windows Phone or Android for simple wireless communication.

    *Distance/speed/pace can only be shared on 3G or 4G devices.

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    Customer rating

    4.6
    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    4.1

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Charge 2 - Saved my Life

      Posted
      GadgetGizmo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      For years I have been seeing a doctor to see why I have always been tired and depressed. After wearing the fitbit for a little over a month, I was armed with new information that would change my life. When I received my first monthly review from Fitbit, I noticed a pattern in my sleep (or should I say lack of sleep). With this new information (See Photos Below), along with the daily heartbeat summery, I was able to show this never before available information to my doctors. They recoginized the interupted sleep pattern and the low pulse rates (42 bpm) throughout the night. I was sent for a sleep study which only confurmed what the Fitbit 2 had already told us. My heartrate was dropping during the night to a point that would wake me up multipule times keeping from going into a R.E.M. sleep. With a slight change in my medication, I have been sleeping better and my mood and ability to function during the day has dramatically increased. I know the Fitbit Charge 2 has many features like step counter, Exercise Tracker, Fluid Intake, Smart Scale, Heart Rate Moniter, Smartphone Notifications with Calls-Texts-Calender alerts, Alarms and of course the Sleep Monitor. For whatever your reason to purchase the Fitbit Charge 2, you wont be disappointed. It is a sold at a very reasionalbe price for what you get, and with the full weight of Best Buy "Geek Squad" behind you, it is a bargan and you will come to depend upon this every day...I feel naked without it. Get a Fitbit Charge 2 "TODAY"..."IT WILL CHARGE YOU LIFE".

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Poor Quality

      Posted
      TickedOff

      I had my Charge 2 for seven months when the screen spontaneously cracked- and I do mean spontaneously. Initially, I loved my Fitbit. It was sleek, unobtrusive, and functional. All my family and many of my friends had Fitbit; we all loved them, especially the ability to interact with one another via the app. Then, one morning, I woke up and there was a crack in my screen. I had left it charging overnight on my nightstand. I wasn't wearing it and thrashed about; nothing fell over on the night stand. Literally nothing happened to the thing, and yet it was cracked. I was disappointed but it still worked, so I continued to use it. Unfortunately, before the day was out, two more cracks developed. I was literally sitting at a desk when this happened; the cracks weren't caused by damage or clumsiness or environmental factors-- this was a quality control issue. I assumed I'd received a one-of-a-kind defective product. I was wrong. Google, customer service, and the Fitbit forums revealed that this is a widespread issue- across many of their products. Fitbit is "aware of the defect", but I'm out of luck- I paid roughly $150 for something with a seven month lifespan, because Fitbit doesn't feel this is their problem. I loved my Fitbit, and contemplated buying the Surge or the Blaze to replace my Charge 2. Research revealed that those products suffer from the same defects. I'm not shelling out another $150 to $200 for a product that never should have made it past quality control testing. As much as I dislike the Apple Watch, at least the product has been proven to stand up to conditions harsher than sitting stationary on my nightstand. You've let me down, Fitbit, and I'm spreading the word.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A functional Activity Tracker as designed

      Posted
      SLRPro
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A functional Activity Tracker as designed, not an ICU monitor It's all about realistic expectations. This is designed to be an activity tracker on which it delivers well. Someone incorrectly looking for an ICU real time patient monitoring system should look elsewhere (maybe in the ICU :) ). The device and the App are well designed focused on the main objective of encouraging and motivating people to be active via awareness, tracking, feedback and education. The HR and steps monitor practically deliver that for people focused on health and not for people more focused on 100% accuracy and losing sleep over slight variations as compared to scientific lab tests (people who lose sight of the forest while arguing on the EXACT number of trees). The accuracy of the HR monitor is as per dictated by the technology and is the same for all activity monitors of all brands using the technology, so nothing specific to Fitbit. I found it fairly accurate for resting HR and rates up to 110 bpm or so as compared to the professional treadmill monitors at gyms. Beyond that there was a time lag in registering the increased heart rate but it did register and had little impact on my overall workout. I was amazed that it detected the treadmill steps and distance and duration functionally well enough even though I was holding the treadmill static handles of the HR monitor. Steps accuracy found it 3-5% when actually slowly walking (not treadmill) with normal swinging arms which is perfectly fine too for the bigger picture. The sleep graphs seemed accurate based on my own idea and memory and awareness of how well I slept. Impressive and educational graphs and feedback. No issues getting used to wearing on the wrist slightly loosely without affecting sensors, just like getting used to a new watch. Turn off the continuous sync to App to increase battery life which I have found to be around 5 days. Exercise tracking via Fitbit App using the iPhone's GPS works well too to provide the path on the map with accurate distance numbers. Just have to be careful since not waterproof but one soon develops the habit. Overall it provided all the claimed functionality beyond my expectation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth upgrading

      Posted
      sumo
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      have owned Fitbit products over last few years and usually upgrade every summer. I had high hopes for Blaze, but it was a disappointment. But the Charge 2 is worth upgrading from Charge 1. The bigger display is intuitive, but is a fair bit thicker too. There's a same old button on the left-hand side of the tracker that is used to skip through the menu options, such as steps, time, heart rate, and calories. One nice improvement is that the band can now be swapped out quickly and easily by pulling at the edges of the band around the tracker. Charge 2 can still not be weared while swimming, but it is water-resistant, so you'll be able to sweat on it or run with it in the rain without having to worry about water damage. The biggest addition to the new tracker is Multi-Sport tracking. This was a feature introduced on the Fitbit Blaze last year, and allows you to track seven individual sports including running, walking and yoga. For the sporty-minded, this is the big reason to go for the Charge 2 over one of the older devices. There's also a new Guided Breathing feature, which will monitor your heart rate for 30 seconds and then set you a breathing challenge to help it improve. Overall the Fitbit Charge 2 isn't a massive advance on the Fitbit Charge HR – the heart rate tracking tech was already there, and the design has improved a bit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worth it if your gen 1 is broken or a new adopter.

      Posted
      LaunchPadMcQuack
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      TLDR summary: Definitely worth buying the new gen 2 charge hr if your gen 1 tracker has been destroyed or if you're a new adopter to the Charge HR model. Probably not worth the cost of upgrade if you have a functioning gen 1 band that isn't on its last leg. From a tracking accuracy point-of-view there seems to be little difference in the data reported by both the gen 1 and gen 2 models. I compared a month from each device that were comparable in activity level and didn't notice anything significant. Those with gen 1 models on their last leg trying to decide to between upgrading or repurchasing will find below why I recommend the gen 2 model after putting some use on it. With my gen 1 charge hr falling apart to the point it was unusable, I went a couple of a weeks without the ability to track my activity and decided I needed to have that level of insight again. Both the gen 1 and gen 2 models were up for consideration, but I ultimately decided against repurchasing a gen 1 and instead upgraded to the gen 2. I have been very pleased with my decision. The top 2 benefits of the Gen 2 for me have been the ability to remove/replace/swap the wrist straps, and the ability to push text notifications and display their content. Now that I can swap bands as necessary I don't need to worry about destroying them when they are exposed to heavy use. Clasps and strap keepers deteriorated over time making the Gen 1 unwearable and the only way to fix it was purchasing an entirely new tracker. Additionally, removal of the charging cable over a prolonged period caused damage to the charger port and the parts surrounding it. The Gen 2 does not suffer from these design issues, making it likely to last much longer under consistent heavy use than the Gen 1 could. The actual tracker device isn't that large and uses a unibody frame to reduce the amount of parts at risk to damage by external exposure. However, its larger display area increases the risk of screen scratches, but can easily be avoided by applying any one of the numerous screen shields specifically cut for the charge hr 2's screen. Additionally, the charger cable no longer physically locks into the charger port removing the potential for damage by caused repeatedly removing the device from the cable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fitbit Blaze

      Posted
      jwilsn82
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I did use the fitbit charge 2 for a month. I did like it at first but I noticed things right away and I was trying to return it to best buy. And so my wife says I should keep it. So I waited a month later and realized that there wasn't enough features and the fitbit was so slow on features. I was able to get texts and receive phone calls on fitbit charge 2 for few weeks and after two weeks it quit receiving texts and phone calls. And I noticed that the fitbit charge 2 was slow and like the touch screen and wrist flip awake sometimes won't recognize. I don't know if being in the rain or sweat would causes this situation I mean I don't know. It was very confusing product and I decided to return it to the local best buy and upgrade to the newer model. So I decided to get fitbit blaze which it is closer siblings to fitbit blaze gunmetal frame. So I got one that was on sale 149.99 fitbit blaze. I like that better than fitbit charge 2. Fitbit blaze was faster and receives phone calls and texts right away. Also texts the charge 2 you will only see automatically words and sentences go by. Fitbit blaze will ask you if you want to delete this message or leave it alone. If you folks want more compact then that is fitbit blaze. If anyone who is a less walker or don't go outside much then it is fitbit charge 2. There are others models like fitbit flex it is for beginners. I had to return mine late because I didn't know if the fitbit charge 2 was better fit for me. Keep in mind that returns something it is 15 days now and not 30 days. I was so frustrated with best buy because for years it always been 30 days return or exchange. So now best buy policy has changed completely. I complained to best buy that online return policy is not always enough because best buy don't explain enough online which I think that is very stupid! I am about ready to file a complaint against best buy because communication wasn't enough especially at the registor the person who scan the product didn't mentioned about the 15 days return policy. The gentleman at the return center told me that I was supposed to look at the receipt but guess what I didn't have the receipt. And I told them that I was three days late for the 30 days return and apparently the guy there didn't understand me and blamed me for not looking at the receipt. So they decided to give it to me anyway. I am definitely will file complaint against best buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it!

      Posted
      macandmike
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have worn a FitBit for four years, and felt it was the best way to keep motivated to keep moving. When my last Zip died, I made the switch to the Charge 2. I wasn't so sure I'd like wearing a wrist band all the time, as I was used to keeping the Zip in a pocket or waist band. It didn't take long to get accustomed to wearing it as it doesn't have to be tight to get a reading. The vibration at 10min before the hour reminds me to get up and move. And I was amazed at the sleep readings - no wonder I was dragging some mornings. The heart rate monitor also helps me to push a little harder. My only 2 complaints are 1) the feature that allows me to see a lit up screen when turning my wrist doesn't always work and I have to push the button, and 2) the feature that allows me to see a lit up screen when turning my wrist works too well at night when turning over in bed - it's like a brief nightlight. I find myself purposely taking more steps now that I can see my progress on my wrist as opposed to pulling the little Zip out of my pocket. Syncing with the app on my iPhone is easier than ever - no more tapping the Zip to wake it up, just be in close proximity of your phone with app on. I bought a large band size, although the small would have fit, since I don't like watch bands too tight. The fourth hole from the start fits fine. I like how the display is customizable as I wanted to know the time also. The display is so brief that I have to decide beforehand if I'm going to look at the time or my steps - mostly looking at steps now since I get the buzz at 10 till the hour. The band comes in black or purple - I got the black, although I thought I wanted the purple at time of purchase (out of stock at that time). The black is very stylish and not too manly for a woman. It actually is a lot prettier than the Timex IronMan that I wore for years. I'm not sure about it's water resistance as I have been very careful when washing my hands - unlike the Timex that could be submerged. Maybe Fitbit will improve that feature in future models. I usually charge it about every other day, while I'm taking a shower since I want to wear it all the other minutes of the day. It is usually only about a quarter discharged, so it could probably go a few more days. I would definitely buy this again, or recommend it to someone who needs/wants visual feedback of their movements or lack of.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great fitness tracker

      Posted
      ThisIsNot
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have two Fitbit devices, one is their Aria scale and I have this. I went with the Charge 2 tracker as I didn't want their Blaze or Surge watches and I wanted something that did a bit more than the Alta. The step count in the Charge 2 is pretty accurate. I have compared it to my Android Wear smart watch and the tracker that's built into my phone. The Charge 2 is more conservative but it's also more accurate when compared to my other two devices. It does have trouble automatically picking up an exercising I'm doing but it's easy to manually start something. I wish it had a built-in GPS but I always have my phone on me and it will rely on that for tracking my walks. The heart rate monitor is pretty accurate and compared well with a blood pressure device at my grocery store. I like getting the nudges every hour or so reminding me to walk at least 250 steps and the breathing exercises really do help me relax. I wish it would remind me to do the breathing exercises instead of having me manually start them. Sleep tracking does not work for me. I have gone through three Charge 2 trackers and none of them can track my sleep. Best Buy was nice enough to exchange each one I brought back but it looks like Fitbit (or the Charge 2) doesn't like my sleeping pattern. My mattress has a built-in sleep tracker so I don't necessarily need my Fitbit to do the same thing but it would still be nice to have especially for those nights where I'm not at home. Fitbit's app is nice and continually, automatically syncs with the Charge 2. It automatically recognized the Charge 2 and set it up with my phone. I linked the device to my Fitbit account and that was it. Everything else is automatic. I track my steps, walking exercises, water consumption, calorie, and weight all through the app. I would have given the Charge 2 a perfect score but I don't like the lack of sleep tracking (for me) and having to manually start a breathing exercise. I did have my wife wear my Charge 2 once, overnight, and it tracked her sleep just fine. I think it's just me but still, I would think that Fitibit would have sampled a large audience when implementing this feature. Other than that, it's a great tracker that's small and easy to use.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 24 reviews

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    • Tech Advisor (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Simon Jary on November 23, 2017
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    • Alphr (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Alan Martin on July 11, 2017
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    • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Mike Prospero on May 2, 2017
      Fitbit Charge 2 Review: This Redesigned Tracker Shines
      It's hard to say that a company is in trouble when it owns 70 percent of the entire wearables market, but many — including myself — were wondering if Fitbit had lost its mojo. There's nothing hugely revolutionary about the Charge 2, but its newFull Review
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    • Canadian Reviewer (Canada)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla on January 29, 2017
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    • techgearlab.comRating, 5 out of 5David Wise on January 11, 2017
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      A great all-around tracker for those on a budgetFull Review



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