Over a year ago I wrote about how the Fitbit Charge HR was great for improving a persons fitness. I know this because I was a proud owner of one. Unfortunately my Fitbit died a couple of weeks ago. I found I couldn’t live without one so I had to buy another one. I settled for the Fitbit Charge 2. This post is a Fitbit Charge 2 review.

Fitbit Charge 2 Review How Good Is The Fitbit Charge 2

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Fitbit-Charge-2-reviewThose who’ve read my post, you can read it by clicking the link above, know how much I loved my Fitbit Charge HR. That means I expect a hell of a lot from my new Fitbit Charge 2 The question is, how does it compare to my old Fitbit?

In a nut shell it is so much better than the old Fitbit. The first thing that stands out is its so much more stylish than the old one. For one thing the display is so much bigger which allows so much more information to be displayed.

You’ll notice in the image above that I have mine set to show the time, date, steps and heartbeat. I can still cycle through all the other settings simply by tapping on the screen

The other major change is that you can easily remove the band which allows the ability to accessorize. Check the wide range of bands available for the Fitbit Charge 2 available on eBay. Compare those with what is available on AliExpress

As far as the technical features go it has everything the Fitbit Charge HR has with the addition of multi-sport tracking. “The Fitbit Charge 2 lets you see real-time stats and a workout summary for the exercise you select, then saves the information in your exercise history.”

The Charge 2 also delivers more smartphone notifications. Call notifications and text message now appear on the screen.

With your Charge 2 you also get more information via the smartphone app. As good as the Fitbit is the app makes it so much better. It even has a relax breathing mode built into. Simply cycle through the settings until you get to relax menu, hold the button in and follow the instructions.

If I was in love with my Fitbit Charge HR I’m infatuated by the Charge 2.

Check out my YouTube review.

Best Place To Buy Fitbit Charge 2

It’s not that hard to get a great deal of the Charge 2. My first port of call is always eBay. If eBay doesn’t bring any joy your next best bet has to be Amazon.

Protecting The Fitbit Charge 2 Screen

The first thing I had to do once I got the Charge 2 was to make sure I protect it from my workplace hazards. You’ll notice in the image above that the first screen protector I tried wasn’t all the best. The second one, which you can find here, is so much better. Not only was it easy to fit with glass like appearance, the military grade quality means its protective ability was a lot better. Not only that, there’s six in the pack!

I wanted something that also protected the body so I bought a silicon rubber case for it. There’s a huge selection but I naturally settled for the black one.

Any question? If so just leave it in the comment section below.

 

Of course you know that getting fit also improves your health. The problem is that most people just can’t get motivated. What they need is some sort of fitness motivator. Something to motivate them to get out there and exercise. Not only to exercise regularly but to urge themselves to increase their fitness level. To want to perform better every time they exercise.

I’m here to tell you that I have found the ultimate fitness motivator. I’ve even written about it before. In case you missed it, the post was called Fitness Charge HR Improving Fitness Levels! I wrote that post nearly three months ago and I’m here to tell you that my Fitbit Charge HR is still motivating me to perform better and better. You can check out a whole lot of different Fitbits here.

In actual fact it’s also taught me a few things. The first thing is that I am to bloody old to jog. In my third jogging outing, some 7 k’s, it turned out that the constant pounding cause a stress fracture of my tibia as well as damaged my medial meniscus ligament. That was a pretty painful experience and put me out of action for weeks. Being on crutches was a pain in the arse I can tell you.

What that has taught me is that you don’t need to jog to stay fit. Because of my Fitbit I took up walking. I started off slow and then worked my way up to over 11 k’s. I don’t mean a leisurely walk either. I push myself. Having the Fitbit allows me to monitor my results and to constantly strive for improvement. I actually look forward to my next walk. I even went for a 6 kilometre walk today in the 38C heat!

We all know that most of us pack on the kilos over Christmas. I know I do, that’s why I decided to go for one of my walks the day after Christmas. Not just any walk either, as I decided to tackle the Porosa Trail. I even took a video of some of the highlights. As you can tell from all the huffing and puffing, it wasn’t just a leisurely stroll either.

The Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Motivator Tackles Porosa Trail

The Fitbit Charge HR with help from my iPhone  app gives me a whole lot of interesting information. I’ve put some of the results over to walks together in the image below.Fitness Motivator

The two images on the right show the results from my first walk and the two on the left are the results from the second walk. As you can see I walked a little bit further on the second walk and I did it a fairly bit quicker as well. This was all thanks to my Fitbit Charge HR. The Fitbit via the smartphone app gives me an update every kilometre letting me know the kilometre count, the time taken as well as my pace. I take particular notice of my pace making sure that I try to improve on my previous performance.

Fitness Motivator Sports Equipment

My Armband For iPhone 6 ensured that I had my hands free so I could use both of them to try and keep my camera steady.

Even though I used my Canon 550D SLR I would have loved to use the Canon 700D SLR! I’ve seen this camera in action and the updated technology I’m sure would have given a much better result.

Even though I used an iPhone 6 any Smartphone will do as the majority of them will allow you to install the Fitbit app.

Naturally using my iPhone I also listened to music of my choice during my walks. ;)

Since I’ve started walking I’ve noticed my weight go down and my blood pressure has also improved. I’m not sure how that works but I’m glad that it has. The thing with walking is you can set your own pace and it doesn’t place any stress on your joints and stuff.

I can honestly say that my Fitbit is my best fitness motivator. What do you do to keep you motivated?