Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Wristband
|Price:||£62.40 - £139.90|
- Let your heart be your guide with Charge HR
- Monitor heart rate automatically and continuously right on your wrist
- Take control of your goals using Charge HR to record workouts and track all-day activity
- With a comfortable fit and Caller ID, Charge HR lets you stay connected in style
- Use Exercise Mode to easily record workouts, see real-time exercise stats and have summaries automatically appear on your Fitbit dashboard
- Get a better picture of your overall health by using Charge HR to automatically track how long and how well you sleep
- Small band is 5.4"- 6.2"
- Large band is 6.2"- 7.6"
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Take control of your goals by using Charge HR to record your workouts and track all-day activity like heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. With instant access to every stat, anywhere you go, you don't have to look far for motivation to keep moving.
Wear and Care
Our products are meant to be worn all day and night, so it’s important to follow a few simple guidelines as you wear and care for your device. To keep your band clean and your skin happy follow the following steps:
- Keep it clean: Regularly clean your band and wrist - especially after working out, sweating, or exposing your skin to substances like soaps and lotions, which can get trapped beneath the band
- Keep it dry: If your band gets wet - like after sweating or showering - rinse and dry it thoroughly before putting it back on your wrist
- Give your wrist a rest: Prolonged rubbing and pressure may irritate the skin, so give your wrist a break by removing the band for an hour after extended wear
- Make sure your band isn’t too tight: Wear the band loosely enough that it can move back and forth on your wrist
Manufacturer Contact Information:
Call the Fitbit customer service number on (+44(0)2088653243). The Service is available from 9am - 6pm (Mon-Fri). Standard service provider rates apply. The Service is toll free.
- 1 x Fitbit Charge HR Tracker
- 1 x Charging cable
- 1 x Wireless USB dongle
- 1 x Free Fitbit account
Note - The charging cable and wireless USB dongle are stored in the bottom section of the box.
From the manufacturer
Mobile and online tools
- Syncs stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer and 120+ leading smartphones – including IOS Android and Windows.
- Set goals, log food, see progress, analyse trends and earn achievement badges through your mobile and online dashboard.
- Share and compete with friends and family on the leaderboard and in the Fitbit challenges.
Fitbit Charge HR
Every beat counts
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 maximise training time.
Track steps, distance, floors climbed, 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, everyday.
- Purepulse heart rate
- Activity tracking
- Auto sleep + silent alarm
- Exercise tracking
- Caller ID
- OLED display
Get continuous, automatic, wrist based heart rate monitoring and see simplified heart zones- with no uncomfortable chest strap.
Top customer reviews
For the majority of the time it worked like a dream. Heart rate was pretty spot on - steps was very good, (I counted with it a lot in my head!) and it inspired me to lose a good half stone cause I was always trying to get it to tell me I'd met my goal. Sleep tracker was a bit off, but you expect that, lying still can be deceptively like sleeping! My wrist took a bit of time to get used to it, but no chafing or soreness like others reported, though it's height off my wrist was a bit big and so using it everyday I tended to knock it a bit, and it's imprint on my face in the morning was delightful.
So everything was great... until last week. It's just not durable enough. The rubber around the edges started loosening up so they looked saggy, not too much of an issue until the plastic unit underneath cracked just under the screen, that's fine, it still worked, superglue helped. But then, it cracked along the side and decided to stop syncing. This meant it lost time between charges, as it wouldn't sync to update the time, and an alarm set to go off at 7am now went off, on my bedside cabinet at 3am! Every bloody weekday! Until of course I removed the housing and removed the battery, it was dead anyway!
So, for 24 hour usage which it states it is good for, it's rather bad, £90 spent for 7 months use is just not good enough. 30 day guarantee is terrible and nobody wants to know about it now. Want another tracker, but it won't be a Fitbit!
EDIT: August 2016 - second Fitbit cause I'm a glutton for punishment, 8 7 months later, again, it's dead! Never again, moving to Garmin.
Back to the unit, and apart from the battery life not being great, and the bluetooth connection requiring a lot of power, both on watch and phone, I certainly think this to be pretty accurate. Perhaps the next one could use wifi
As an edit, i will add the strap has now started to have air bubbles on top, showing the adhesion is failing. Considering its age and fact its not been near water etc is pretty poor quality materials used, and this is not a cheap product. Finally the strap has come away. £100 for crap and less than a year old. Ive heard they pretty much all do this.
Is the unit totally accurate in what it records - No!
When you consider that units that record the same data for top athletes run on mains electricity and need a small truck to move and this units total electronics is about the size of two fruit pastilles how could it be? It records roughly the correct data and for most people (me included) this is enough to monitor what I am doing and makes healthy decisions. Of the things it records:-
It does seem to show more steps than I am actually taking and I am not sure why. I believe it bases "steps" on heart rate but it should be able to tell you are not walking if you are in the same place (sitting down). But noting how many steps it says I am taking against how many I do take it is easy to get a fairly accurate figure deducting one from the other.
It does not always record going up stairs and sometimes states that I have gone up stairs when I have not. The unit works on air pressure measurement and requires a 10 foot height change to register as a stair. I live in a 1930's property which has three floors and would imagine that there is 10 feet between floors. To solve the issue as I get to the top of a staircase I raise my arm with the unit on it above my head and the climb is recorded. On one day it recorded that I had gone up 14 stairs when I had gone up none. A check of the barograph showed the reason why as there was a fast change in pressure as a weather depression moved on.
I have found this to be spot-on and in agreement with other devices I have so no issues here.
I have experienced no issues in this area. It records in this area when having a walk and shows not only the time but calories burnt and heartrate. My main exercise/active minutes involves using an indoor fixed exercise bike and there is no facility within the Fitbit app to tell it this. The best I can do is tell it I am using a bike rather than an outdoor bike which it has a setting for. Perhaps this is the reason is shows more steps than I have taken. It records well during an activity session though differs in the calories burned from the reading on the bike itself and a reading from an iwatch for the same exercise. So I presume the correct figure is between the Fitbit reading and the bike reading and use this as guide.
Seems to record alright and I have had no real issue with this. It does tend to record quiet times (reading a book for instance) as a sleep period but this can easily be removed within the app.
I have experienced no issues of any sort with perfect communication between the Fitbit and my iPhone 6.
No issues here. I have worn the Fitbit 24/7 and only take it off when having a shower (as it is not waterproof) and put it on charge when I do so. It gets about 15 minutes of charging. I have only charged the unit once fully (when I got it four weeks ago) and never had to give a full charge since. The 15 minutes per day keeps it charged at about 90% tops to down to 75% As a result the only lose data recording is when I have to take it off to do the necessaries.
I have experienced no issues with Fitbit App which is installed on an iPhone 6. It paired with the iPhone first time and there have been no problems with the transfer of data. The App shows all the data in a very clear way and you can actually see progress within the various recordings. For me this is the differing heart rate zones for the daily cycle with a movement down from peak to more cardio. The app also shows the calories burned as a graph during the exercise along with the heartrate. Very clever and a useful guide. The best thing about the App in the calories section. The calories used might be not be100% accurate (back to the steps again) but the calories eaten is if you are truthful about it. When you use this part of the App you type/tap in a food and it shows the calories and other data for that product. You can adjust the amount consumed by weight or number. I have only found one food type that it not specifically list but it had something so similar as to make no difference. This part has me more away of what I am eating and what is in the products I purchase as for each product it shows the calories,fat, sugars, vitamins etc. The App is worth having just for this information alone.
So all told its five stars. It may not be perfect. It may not be recording 100% accurately but then few things in life are 100% efficient including me! As a first generation of these devices I think it is extremely clever and gives me enough information to be able to make judgements and decisions about my health and has already brought about some changes in lifestyle at the ripe old age of 58. I would recommend this product unreservedly.
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