Over the past several years, there has been a steady boom in the number of wearable technologies that promise to deliver real-time personal health information, accurate vital statistics, and comprehensive fitness goals realization heads-up. Unfortunately, among the hundreds of like products, only a few has continued to lead the way. One of these is the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband. For the uninitiated, the Fitbit Charge 2 is nothing more than a heart rate monitor wristband. Actually, it is more than that.
Health and Fitness on Your Wrist
The Fitbit Charge 2 provides accurate and timely information on some of the most vital health parameters of any individual particularly the heart rate. This is achieved through the use of Fitbit Charge 2’s patented PurePulse technology that accurately senses the rhythmic contractions of the heart as it is reflected on the peripheral blood vessels, especially the radial artery at the wrist. Once the heart rate has been determined, the Fitbit Charge 2 performs lightning-quick calculations to come up with other useful health information like your cardiac fitness levels, enabling you to tailor-fit your physical activities and optimize your workout sessions. Using the information on the PurePulse, you can also get a fair idea of how much calories you are essentially burning with each activity. This is particularly useful for individuals who are very mindful of their weight loss and fitness goals. Moreover, knowledge of your resting heart rate can enable you to personalize your guided breathing sessions to optimize the flow of oxygen into your lungs and improve its delivery to the rest of your body.
The Fitbit Charge 2 also comes with automated sleep tracking and multi-sport tracking to give you the advantage of keeping abreast with your health and fitness needs. It also features SmartTrack technology which automatically recognizes the kind of physical activity or exercise you are doing. This is then factored into the equation for the determination of your calories burned. Perhaps, one feature that you will find very useful is its Reminders to Move which effectively alerts you to the fact that you’ve been sitting stagnant in your chair for the past couple of hours and that it’s time to move those muscles.
Personal Assistant On-the-Fly
The Fitbit Charge 2 is not only your personal digital nurse and fitness tracker, it can also be a great personal digital assistant. You can keep track of your activities all day long while also allowing you to receive notifications for all of your important calls, text messages, emails, and even calendar events. Part of the appeal of the Fitbit Charge 2 is its customizability. The ultra-sleek bands can be replaced with either the Luxe or the Classic accessories. Additionally, its large OLED display gives you superb touch sensitivity you’ll never think that it’s a watch that you’re actually tapping on. It can sync with more than 200 mobile devices from iOS to Android and Windows Phone as well.
The Fitbit Charge 2 is a very sleek, stylish, and super-functional wearable technology that definitely puts the advances in medical technology and superb mobile technologies right on your wrist.