Fitbit Charge 2 Hr Review – Should you buy one?

Are You looking to track your all-day activities?

Wanting to know how hard your heart is working during your morning run?

Looking to see how well you have slept last night?

The Fitbit Charge 2 Hr can monitor you activities 24/7 weather you are jogging around the block or tucked up fast asleep in bed it monitors and records.

With all this information at your finger tips you can make decisions to steer your health and fitness to new heights.

But should you decide to buy the Fitbit Charge 2? Lets dive in and look at the features of this activity tracker.

What Is Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate and Fitness Wristband?

The Fitbit charge 2 is a activity and fitness wristband tracker than can also monitor your heart rate. This means that you can make every step you take and heartbeat you do count towards your fitness goals.


That because if you don’t monitor and track your fitness how do you know if you are getting better?


With the charge 2 you get all your normal stats like steps taken, distance travelled and calories burned.

Sleep Tracking

You also get auto sleep tracking so when you go to bed at night the charge 2 band will track all your sleep stages so you know how well you have rested.


As we have all been there when you’ve woken up and felt that you need more sleep. With the sleep tracking you will know how long you have slept and in what stages so that you have the information you need to put better sleeping habits in place.

Exercise Tracking

When you go to start exercise you don’t want to be setting up a tracker when you should be warming up. With the charge 2 you don’t have to. It comes with SmartTrack. This automatically recognises what exercise you are doing and starts to log it.


You can get call and text alerts straight to your wrist.

You can buy separate bands as the fitbit charge 2 has interchangeable bands.

You can set it up so that it reminds you to move if you have move in a while.

It takes 1 to 2 hours to charge the battery and will last up to 5 days.

Who is it for?

If you are looking for a device that can track your all day activities and you sleeping patterns then this might be the tracker for you.

Weather you are a stay at home mum looking after 3 kids or someone who gets up at the crack of dawn to go for a jog.

After all anyone who is looking to keep an eye on there fitness needs to track it.

And Fitbit is great for give you the extra Nudge to get up and go with there gentle reminders to move.

Frequently Ask Questions

As this Fitbit has been around for a while there are many questions people have asked about it. I have listed some here that I think are the most revent but if you want to know something that isn’t here leave a question in the comments below

Q:Do you need to shave your wrists to use this?

A: No

Q:Is there an adjustable strap? I’m not sure if I should get a small or large?


  • Small: 5.5″–6.5″ 14.0 cm–16.5 cm
  • Large: 6.5″–7.7″ 16.5 cm–19.6 cm
  • X-Large: 7.7″–8.9″ 19.6 cm–22.6 cm

Q: How many years warranty does it come with?

Charge 2 Bands Adjustable Replacement Sport Accessory
Charge 2 Bands Adjustable Replacement Sport Accessory

A: 2 years limited warranty.

Q: Do i need to have Bluetooth turned on all the time for it to link to the phone/app?

A: No but you can only sync to your phone when you turn Bluetooth on.

Q: Has the Charge 2 an interchangeable wrist strap?

A: Yes you can get fitbit charge 2 hr bands

Pros Of Charge 2 hr

PurePulse Continuous Heart Rate

Knowing how hard your heart is working is the corner stone to any good workout. So you want something that will track your heart rate all the time weather you are in an intense workout session or resting on the couch watching TV.

The benefits to tracking your heart rate all the time is that it gives you a more detail picture as to how many calories you are burning and what workout zone you are in. So that if you are working to hard you can drop the intensity or if you are not working hard enough you can increase your intensity. So that you can stay in the optimum workout zone burning the most calories

Multi Sport Tracking and Connected GPS

With Multi Sport Tracking you can record certain exercises like running, hiking, weigh training or yoga. Tracking your activities and recording them so that you can reach your goals. You can get real time stats and see post workout summaries. If you connect a GPS during your run you will be able to map the route you took as well as see the pace and distance.

Sleep Stages and Insights

Getting a good nights sleep is something we all work towards and having a device that can track our sleep is great. As it can show how long we have slept, what stages of sleep we were in and give tips on how to improve our nightly routine. You can even set a sleep schedule so that it can wake you up with a silent vibrating alarm.

Cons Of Charge 2 hr

There are some people who have got the Fitbit charge 2 and compared it to other tracker. And the fitbit charge 2 has been inaccurate. Some it has been slightly off other have been way off. Some one said their claim they walked up 11 flights of stairs when they lived in a bungalow.

As with any big company they make a lot of products and you do get dud’s. Or it could be that this fitbit might be no good. But just with amazon alone at time of writing there are 3644 reviews and most of them are positive. So it will be up to you to consider if the product is right for you.

How much does it cost?

You can get the Charge 2 hr directly from Fitbit which costs £139.99. With this you can get Free delivery, 45-day money back guarantee and a 2 year limited warranty.

You can get all this from amazon as well but they sell it for less at time of writing. Click here to see what the current price is at amazon. The extra benefit of amazon is that they have regular people like you buying Fitbit and other tracks and leaving reviews of what they think about the product.

Final Thoughts

Overall the Fitbit Charge 2 Hr Fitness Wristband is a good device with lots packed into it. Having a device that will track your workouts, heart rate and sleeping patterns then give you all that information in an app so that you can use it to improve your fitness and health is really useful to anyone who wants to improve.

You will get some duds as you always do from these big companies that should be cover by there warranty but on the whole most people are happy with there Fitbit and use it every day.

As in life it all comes down to the decisions we make ourselves. It is up to use to choose if this fitbit is right for you. If you want to read what other say about it click here to go to amazon.

Let me know your thoughts about the Fitbit Charge 2 in the comments below!!

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