Tracking the most important health and fitness stats—the pulse and heart rate—became easier over the years with groundbreaking wearable devices. As such, they have helped users to make their exercise regimen more engaging, motivating and more personal.
Fitbit Charge HR is known as the device and brand that was first to bring continuous, automatic heart rate readings from the wrist. This quarter, an innovation has been made on the device with a new version called Fitbit Charge 2 by PurePulse. The gadget carries an improved design with a larger display and interchangeable bands that lets the wearer go from workout to a night out.
The re-imagined Fitbit Charge 2 has a sleek look and easy-to-read display that is four times larger than the original. This feature makes heart rate tracking easier, take note of calories burned and get an accurate picture of their overall health.
How so? The product automatically finds out how fit the wearer is with a personalized cardio fitness level and score, based on estimated VO2 Max (measure of the maximum volume of oxygen that an athlete can use. It is measured in milliliters per kilogram of body weight per minute [ml/kg/min]), and calculated based on user profile, heart rate and exercise data. It guides one to take action and improve score over time by increasing exercise frequency, intensity and reaching ideal weight.
Charge 2 further offers a relaxing mindfulness experience that calms the body and mind through personalized deep-breathing sessions called “Relax.” Beat-to-beat changes in the heart rate determine personalized breathing rate. Two- and five-minute sessions display real-time heart rate visualizations animations and vibrational cues to help align each inhale and exhale with the guide, and find moments of calm throughout the day.
The improved device is equipped with multi-sport modes so workouts like runs, bike rides, weights, yoga can be tracked plus post-exercise summaries and a detailed report of the activity in the Fitbit app.
The wristband can be connected to GPS through smartphone to provide even more precise and actionable real-time stats, like pace and distance when running while recording a map of the route in the app.
Moreover, advanced sensors make tracking whole day effortless by automatically capturing all-day activity and sleep. Enabled under the SmartTrack feature, it records everyday activities like walking, running, elliptical, and more with ease. “Reminders to Move” motivates one to stay active throughout the day.
Today, Fitbit is distributed in 54,000 retail stores in 64 countries. Its diverse line of award-winning products includes Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Blazw, Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Charge HR, Alta, Fiotbit Charge, Fitbit Flex 2, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip activitey trackers and Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale.