Fitbit Charge

Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker with OLED Display

Category

Fitness Tracker

Release Date

November 1st, 2014

Price

$129.95

Availability

Online & In Stores

Fitbit charge
  • Fitbit charge 2
  • Fitbit
Pros
  • 24/7 Activity and sleep tracking
  • Visual display
  • 10 Day battery life
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Automatic sleep tracking
Cons
  • Tricky clasp at times
  • No heart rate monitoring
  • Not waterproof
  • Questionable distance accuracy
Description

The Fitbit Charge is the lesser of the Charge siblings due to it's lack of a heart rate monitor. It’s a step up from the Fitbit Flex with increased capabilities, but feels and looks a bit bulkier. It has the Fitbit standard activity, distance, active minutes, calories burned and sleep tracking with the addition of smart notifications, elevation (floors climbed) and an improved display. With automatic sleep tracking you no longer have to manually put your device is sleep mode, which is extremely convenient. But we’re still not sold on this device considering it’s questionable distance accuracy and the fact that it’s only $20 more for the Charge HR, which includes heart rate monitoring.

Who the Fitbit Charge is great for

The Fitbit Charge is the lesser of the Charge siblings due to it’s lack of heart rate monitoring.

Tracking Capabilities
Steps Yes
Distance Yes
Active Minutes Yes
Calories Burned Yes
Elevation Yes
Heart Rate No
Sleep Yes
Automatic
Device Features
Waterproof No
Water Resistant Yes
1 ATM
Wireless Sync Yes
Clock Yes
Display Yes
OLED
Alarm Yes
GPS No
Idle/Move Alert No
Specifications
Connectivity iOS/Android
Battery Life 7 days
Wrist/Clip Wrist
Sizes
  • Small
  • Large
  • XL
Colors
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Burgandy
  • Slate
Charger Custom
Tech/Integration
Cloud API No
SDK Yes
(Core Motion & Healthkit)
Company Profile
Company Fitbit
Country USA
Incorporated 2007
Wearables 8
Website www.fitbit.com
Pros
  • 24/7 Activity and sleep tracking
  • Visual display
  • 10 Day battery life
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Automatic sleep tracking
Cons
  • Tricky clasp at times
  • No heart rate monitoring
  • Not waterproof
  • Questionable distance accuracy
Description

The Fitbit Charge is the lesser of the Charge siblings due to it's lack of a heart rate monitor. It’s a step up from the Fitbit Flex with increased capabilities, but feels and looks a bit bulkier. It has the Fitbit standard activity, distance, active minutes, calories burned and sleep tracking with the addition of smart notifications, elevation (floors climbed) and an improved display. With automatic sleep tracking you no longer have to manually put your device is sleep mode, which is extremely convenient. But we’re still not sold on this device considering it’s questionable distance accuracy and the fact that it’s only $20 more for the Charge HR, which includes heart rate monitoring.

Who the Fitbit Charge is great for

The Fitbit Charge is the lesser of the Charge siblings due to it’s lack of heart rate monitoring.