Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Tracker Sleep Wristband
PurePulse Heart Rate – Activity Tracking – Auto Sleep + Silent Alarm – Exercise Tracking – Caller ID – OLED Display
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About Your Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Tracker Sleep Wristband
• Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones.
• Track workouts, heart rate, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and steps.
• Monitor your sleep automatically and wake with a silent alarm.
• See call notifications, daily stats and time of day on the OLED display.
• Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer and over 150 leading smartphones.
Make every beat count with Charge HR—a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on your wrist.
See heart rate all day and during workouts to get more accurate calorie burn, reach your target workout intensity and maximize training time.
Track steps, distance, floors climbed and sleep quality and more, and stay connected with Caller ID and time of day on display.
Charge HR also wirelessly syncs to your smartphone and computer so you can monitor your trends and get the motivation you need to push yourself further—every step, every beat, every day.
Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Tracker Sleep Wristband Reviews
By Derek Clemons
I was skeptical of the HR tracking based on the reviews, as this was the primary reason that I wanted this product. I run, lift weights and do high intensity interval training every day. After playing around with position and tightness, the Charge HR has consistently measured my HR accurately at rest, during moderate exercise and during high intensity exercise, including heart rates up to 162 bpm during hill intervals. I wear the Charge HR on my non dominant hand, left, about 2-3 fingers width up from my wrist bone, moderately tight. I tighten it further during intense exercise and loosen it slightly for sleep and normal wearing. It has consistently measured my heart rate during sleep also. My heart rate readings are similar to what I’ve gotten with other measurements including chest strap. I find myself being more mindful about my calorie intake as I’ve been logging my eating and drinking and comparing it to my calorie burn. The run tracking with the iPhone is similar to what I’ve gotten with run keeper. Very happy so far.
By Preston Rhubee
I love that I am able to track my calories out as well as in. This feature keeps me on track, and made me so much more aware of what my nutritional needs are. The app is super easy to use on my iPhone. The heart rate monitor is the reason why I chose this product over others. I do not always keep the blue tooth on my phone one to receive messages from my phone. I have a medium frame, and the large size fits my wrist well. I love that it is rechargeable instead of having to replace batteries for my other heart rate monitor. You do have to keep up with it to get maximum benefit.
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By PT Cruiser – This review is for Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker and Sleep Wristband (Sports)
I bought 3 of these fitbit flex devices, one for myself, my husband and my sister.
Before purchasing I researched several wristband devices such as the Jawbone UP, the Nike Fuel and and the Polar Loop.
I also looked at the fitbit force which is a newer version of this band. The lack of water resistance on the force was a deal breaker for me.
I wanted to be able to wear this band 24/7 and to be able to wear it in the shower or when swimming. That was part of what made it attractive to me. Also, after reading reviews about the clasp problems on the force and how many people lost them, I wanted no part of that. They are also quite a bit bigger and look clunckier. The wristband on the UP looked like it would catch on everything and had no display at all. The Polar had lots of quality problems. I wasn’t crazy about the looks of the Nike. The display is nice and I can see how people would like them, but not my style. The fitbit flex, to my tastes, had the coolest look. I also know a couple of people who own the fitbit flex and they were very enthusiastic about them so that influenced me as well.
So here is what I like about the flex: I like the way it looks on my wrist. All of us got the slate color. You can also order bands in a few different colors, both here and on the Fitbit site. It is lightweight and even though I don’t often wear a watch I don’t notice this on my wrist at all. The clasp was VERY difficult to secure the first couple of times until the rubber softened up a bit and until I got the hang of it. I secured it off of my wrist a couple times when it was new. Making sure the band and clasps are lined up correctly and then placing one finger directly below the clasp and my thumb directly above and squeezing hard was the way to do it.
I like that it’s water resistant and that I can wear it swimming or in the shower. It is safe down to 10 meters or around 30 feet. I like that the wristband is made of TPU rubber, which according to Wikipedia is a type of rubber used in automotive instrument panels, caster wheels, power tools, sporting goods, medical devices, drive belts, footwear, inflatable rafts, and a variety of extruded film, sheet and profile applications. I think it should hold up for a very long time. I like that the display on the band gives me a rough idea by tapping on it of my progress throughout the day. I can also check my progress on my iPhone 4S and see number of steps so far, calories burned,how many hours of sleep I got last night and how often I woke up or was restless. So far it seems very accurate. I can also track the foods I’ve eaten and the calories, my weight goals and weight lost, check on the weekly number of steps friend’s with Fitbits have taken and compare them with my own.
I like that I can wear it 24/7 and only have to take it off to charge it once every 7 days. It takes about 3 hours to charge with a USB thingie that comes with it. I use a wall adapter to charge it but could also use a USB port on my desktop or laptop computer. I’ve lost too many pedometers in the past by dropping them out of my pockets or forgetting about them and sending them through the washing machine, so the wristband seems like a much better option for me. I also like that I can connect wirelessly with my smartphone and with the little dongle included that goes into my desktop or laptop, can connect with those wirelessly as well. Software downloads for all of these are free. I’m also able to connect on my first gen Kindle HD 8.9 although I can’t see where it’s shown as a supported device so far. But it works with the Android fitbit software in the app store.
The step measurements seem reasonably accurate. Waving my hand slowly won’t register as a step. Waving wildly will. Driving in the car won’t register but reaching around quickly in the car sometimes will. Typing on the computer or Kindle won’t register. I’ve heard that swimming doesn’t register either but you can input the time and activity on your phone or tablet. When I first got the flex I started the iPhone app and watched my steps register on my screen as I walked around the house. That, and watching my steps on the treadmill have shown it to be pretty accurate for me, although not perfect. I think that all pedometers have some inaccuracies. What I’m looking for is a comparative trend where I can tell how much exercise I’m getting. The accuracy is good enough for me.
So I wake up in the morning, tap the wristband quickly a few times to tell it I’m awake. Then if I tap it twice I see one tiny blinking light, telling me I’m working on my first 2,000 steps. Later, when I’ve hit that mark and tap to check again, I’ll see one solid light and the second one blinking. There are 5 lights total and each represents 2,000 steps (or 20% of my goal. I could set it up differently on my computer, using a different number of steps as my daily goal if I wanted to.) So I can see my approximate progress any time during the day. When I hit my goal of 10,000 steps the band vibrates and all the lights flash. That means you done good!
I can set up to 8 silent vibrating alarms on this fltbit. I have one to wake me up on weekdays (you can specify which days) and one at 8:00 each night to remind me stop eating for the day. The vibration gets my attention and is effective at waking me up. I set the alarms on my computer or phone.
At night when I’m in bed and ready to go to sleep I tap the wristband rapidly a few times, it vibrates briefly, and goes into the sleep mode until I wake it again in the morning.
So am I happy that I purchased the Fitbits for myself and my family members? Yes I am. It motivates me to walk or run more. I can connect to other friends and family with Fitbits to see everyone’s weekly step progress but what really motivates me is just competing against myself. I’ll find myself parking in the back of the parking lots at stores to log those extra steps or walking around the store longer because it’s a good way to add even more. When I haven’t reached my goal at night, I’ll sometimes walk around the house several times just to hit a number. Now that can’t be all bad, can it?
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