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Fitbit Charge 2

Updated: Jul. 13, 2018

Ranked 1st of 10 fitness trackers with a Quid Score of 86.

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Fitbit Charge 2

Ranked 1st of 10 fitness trackers with a Quid Score of 86.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 1st overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Fitness trackers
  • Battery Life: Up to 5 days
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Fitness Measurements: Multi-sport modes, silent alarms, interchangeable bands, guided breathing exercises, all day tracking
  • Cellular Connectivity: Yes
Other Information
  • Band Options: 3 - S, L, XL
  • Display Size: 0.84 in.
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color Options: 6
  • Sleep Tracker: Yes
  • Storage Capacity: Saves 7 days' of detailed motion data - minute by minute; saves daily totals for past 30 days
  • Siri Voice Response: No
  • Sweat/Water Resistant: Sweat-resistant, not waterproof
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth LE
  • Additional Information: None

Expert Rating: 84%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Expert Rating: 84%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

The Fitbit Charge 2 automatically detects user activities and offers pre-programmed breathing exercises for post-workout cool downs. Notifications can be hard to read on the display, and the device lacks waterproofing and GPS navigation.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Functionality - Below average
  • Fitness Options - Average
  • Design - Above average
  • Water Resistance - Below average
  • Usability - Above average
  • Extra Features - Above average
  • Battery Life - Above Average
Notable Positives
  • Can read different exercise activities
  • Has post-workout breathing exercises
  • Interchangeable bands
  • Long battery life
Notable Negatives
  • Easily breakable
  • Not waterproof
  • Difficult to read notifications
  • No GPS
  • Display attracts fingerprint smudges
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Functionality - Below average
  • Fitness Options - Average
  • Design - Above average
  • Water Resistance - Below average
  • Usability - Above average
  • Extra Features - Above average
  • Battery Life - Above Average

Customer Rating: 92%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Customer Rating: 92%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Watch: My Take on the FitBit Charge 2 by Marquis B.

Customers like the user-friendly interface and the pulse alarm, which creates gentle vibrations on the wrist. Some people report that the device looks cheap, especially considering its cost, and that the components either don’t function properly or break easily.

Ideal for people:

Those who do low intensity workouts and want basic fitness tracking capabilities.

Not ideal for people:

Very active people who need highly detailed health statistics.

Notable Pros:
  • Battery life
  • User friendly
  • Vibration alarm pulses to gently wake you
  • Interchangeable bands
Notable Cons:
  • Heart rate sensor inaccuracies
  • Not waterproof
  • Breaks easily
  • Looks cheap

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Fitbit specializes in wireless-enabled wearable devices that track activity and health metrics like number of steps walked and sleep quality. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Heritage - 4/5

James Park and Eric Friedman founded Fitbit in 2007. The company was one of the first to focus on applying wearable technology to everyday fitness, and its goal is to integrate the benefits of trackable metrics into the lifestyles of the average person.

Innovation - 4/5

Fitbit is a leader in the wearable fitness tracker market. The company provides information using two key technologies: PurePulse and SmartTrack. PurePulse reads users’ heart rate using a green light, while SmartTrack determines what exercise the user is doing depending on motion patterns.

Reliability - 5/5

Customers can contact Fitbit directly for help by calling, emailing, or tweeting the company. The website features community advice boards, product-specific help guides, and how-to videos. Fitbit offers a 45-day period for returns and refunds on products purchased from its site.

Social Good - 3/5

FitForGood is a company competition where users can apply their steps during a specific period of time to a charity of their choice. The more steps they take, the more money given to that charity. In 2017, Fitbit donated $1 million.

Relevance - 4/5

Fitbit shares inspirational stories from regular users on its YouTube channel. Followers of the company’s social media accounts will find frequent updates about new products and existing product features.

Retail: Best Price $119.95

Ranks 9th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $119.95

Ranks 9th in value among competitors.

Fitbit.com customers receive a 1-year warranty covering any manufacturing or device defects.

Best Purchase Options
Best Buy - $119.95
Walmart - $148.95
Abt - $149.00
B&H Photo Video - $149.95
Other Purchase Options
Target - $149.95
Amazon - $149.95
Macy's - $149.99
Best Purchase Option
Best Buy - $119.95
Other Purchase Options
Walmart - $148.95
Abt - $149.00
B&H Photo Video - $149.95
Target - $149.95
Amazon - $149.95
Macy's - $149.99

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