Fitbit - Charge 2 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (Small) - Black Gunmetal

Take charge of your fitness goals in stunning style with this Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker. The second-generation design features a subtle diamond-pattern design for sophisticated looks. The larger screen makes it easier to read your tracking, from steps taken to calories burned, and this Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker notifies you of incoming calls and texts.

Activity & Health Tracker Buying Guide
$149.95
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Overview

What's Included


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

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (753 out of 781)

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

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.1

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fitbit Charge 2

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

    I did a Google search for Fitbits because I mostly wanted one for heart rate monitoring. I saw that the Fitbit Charge 2 was new and after reading what it could track, I didn't need to look any further. Especially because of the Lavender and Rose Gold limited edition color (the band is a lavender/heather color with rose gold color accents) and the touch screen capability. This Fitbit not only does constant heart rate monitoring, it tracks your steps, how many miles you have walked, the number of minutes you have been active, the amount of floors you've climbed, how many calories you burned, and your sleep habits. It also tells you the time, battery percentage, you can use it as a stopwatch, set an alarm, and turn on notifications (you can receive text messages on your Fitbit when you have your phone's bluetooth on and nearby). These are all things you can customize via the FitBit app. Your Fitbit syncs to your app via bluetooth. As bluetooth can drain your iPhone battery quicker, you can turn your phone's bluetooth on whenever you want to sync. It's easy to set up and it's comfortable to wear. The two downsides are: 1) It is NOT waterproof (you can't shower/swim, etc while wearing it). 2) It does NOT power off, BUT so far it has had great battery life. I usually charge it while showering, but you could probably go a good three or four days without charging and still have 70% battery. (You can set the heart rate monitor to AUTO and it will turn off while Fitbit is not moving to save battery or turn it to OFF if heart rate monitoring isn't needed/wanted 24/7) I think if you are wanting a good way to start being more conscious of your health, a Fitbit is a good starting point and a good investment. It would also make a great gift for anyone as it tracks a variety of things. Don't be shy about asking for price matching because that's what I did and saved $20 albeit that was right before Christmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought twice, lol, gonna keep it!

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

    I've had a Fitbit Zip for over 2 years, and been happy with it....i rather hate wearing anything on my wrist. But I really wanted something that tracked stairs and heartbeat. Thought this was it: purchased it in Nov., wore it a day, couldn't stand it on my wrist AND it was racking up steps like crazy since I do a lot of work with my arms and am also a "hand talker", so I returned it. Then I thought I'd give it another chance, because I really wanted the heart rate tracking, so I purchased it AGAIN a few weeks ago, Found out that if you are right handed like me, wearing it on your left hand AND setting it for being left-handed, reduces the step sensitivity. I've gotten used to wearing it on my wrist, though I still can't sleep with it on, a personal preference. Battery life seems to be as stated. As for the "rose gold"/lavender color....I know what I like, and wanted the rose gold color. But basically, unless you REALLY care about that, you may as well get the lower priced "regular" color Charge 2. Even though I paid the extra 30.00 to have the rose/lavender combo, I don't actually think it's worth that....so if it comes down to price, just get the regular one. And stairs - don't stop on the way up or you don't get credit for the stairs. It also doesn't track stairs well if you dash up and skip steps....it seems to only give you stair credit if you keep going and step on each stair on the way up, lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks cheap

    Posted
    chichi

    I was so excited to buy this Rose Gold edition of the Charge 2 but when I opened the box I was disappointed. The band is a dull weird shade of "lavender" and the Rose Gold is also dull. I read that it is supposed to be 22K plated rose gold...where? It looked like I could scratch it with my nail. Just very cheap looking to me. Also it was a downgrade from my Surge,which I knew, but I didn't like the fact that it wasn't touch screen,which i actually did not know. Additionally, when using the GPS on the watch you can only see one stat at a time and have to tap your way through. Imagine doing this while running!lol And you cannot pause the workout while using GPS so if you need to use teh restroom or anything I guess you just...end your run and pick it up when youre done. IDK. Stcking with my SURGE. Also, I did feel like the steps were off.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Functional and stylish

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

    The lavender and rose gold color is a nice touch. I love the bigger screen, the display is clear and crisp. I really like that the bands are removable so they can be cleaned properly or switched for a different color. They also updated the charger. No longer is it a flimsy cord. It's almost like a dock that fits around the middle portion. And the battery life is amazing! I can go about a week before needing to charge. For me that's 4 full days of wear and a couple hours at a time on the other 3 days. Much better than the original. What really sold me was the update on the bands. The band on the original one we're so awkwardly sized. It was too short and the large was too long. They've since added more notches and the small fits perfectly and now I can actually use the notches as they were intended. Overall a great product, I had my original for just under 2 years with no issues and I've been wearing this new one for about a month now and it's going strong!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, Great Design

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

    I was going from the Charge HR to the Charge 2. There are some things in the realm of design that I like better with the Charge 2, most notably, the fact I can change the bands. Also, the screen is significantly larger than the Charge HR, allowing for more information to be displayed while working out. The build quality seems good so far. I have had no issues with bands being loose, or the infamous 'band bubble' from the Charge HR. The inclusion of the FitStar and the breathing exercises are a nice touch. The battery life has been getting a consistent 5 - 6 days. Which is pretty incredible, considering my Charge HR only got about 3. My biggest gripe with this; and it is more of a gripe with Fitbit in general, is the charging cord is completely different. As a result I can't use some of the extra cords I have from the Charge HR. I have to buy new ones. I really wish Fitbit would just make one universal charging system for all their products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty solid

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

    Overall, I'm happy with this unit. It's easy to set-up and operate and I love the link to the mobile app. The color is very nice and feels more like a watch rather than a fitness tracker. The reason for the 4-star review is 2 things. First, it's a bit chunkier than I would like. I have a small wrist and it's an adjustment to wear such a bulky item. I wish it had the same features but in a slim profile. The 2nd reason, is that it's not waterproof, which is a disappointment considering the cost. I like to swim and kayak, and those types of exercises can't be tracked. Since this essentially can only take into account indoor practices, I might have considered spending less money on an alternative which would offer a water resistant set-up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HR + Watch + Smart + Battery

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

    I purchased this for my mother, who has trouble monitoring and maintaining her BP levels. So my intent was to provide her with a great new piece of tech that could monitor her heart rate but also motivate her to be a little more active in her day to day life. The HR monitoring is pretty accurate and in the event you need, there is a breathing game to help with controlling ones BP. Obviously, this is not just a watch but also a pedometer so your steps are being counted daily and recorded/measured using the free companion app. You can find on your Apple App Store or via the Google Play Store. Lastly, battery life is pretty good. 3-5 days use based on heavy to light use. Getting a consistent full 4 days after 90 days broken in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for what is Worth.

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

    This product is supposed to measure steps, but it cannot do so unless a certain criteria are met. One figures that, considering the technology available, the Fitbit would be able to measure steps even if you are not swinging your arms - it doesn't. I am a school administrator, so I walk around my work often while holding a laptop or other items, so I am not swinging my arms at all, most times. Turns out the Fitbit can't tell I am moving, so no steps for me. Otherwise, the Fitbit does exactly what is supposed to do. It fits nicely, it holds battery life well, and it keeps me on my toes when it comes to exercising.

    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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  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Jade Vincent on July 16, 2018
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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
  • TechSmart (South Africa)Mike Joubert on February 2, 2017
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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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