Fitbit Charge 2 - Unboxing, Setup & Hands On

Let's unbox the new charge, from Fitbit opening up the box, we have the charge to itself, but let's keep it aside for the moment, the user manual, the proprietary charging cable, the instruction manual again it's a fitness tracker, value and finally here it is the charge,  it's worth noting that the strap is detachable, given that the strap wearing out was one of the biggest issues with the force and the charge, this is a welcome change, hopefully, this should cause Fitbit to issue fewer replacements bearings your regular ordeal.

Once you download the Fitbit app, go to devices in search for the tracker, wait for a while and just follow the on-screen instructions, searching takes a while, thankfully you just have to do it once, even if you move to a different device, you just need to sign into this Fitbit app and the tracker would automatically be detected.

Now let me enter the code that appears on the charge 2 display, and that's an OLED display, there's an update available for the tracker, so I'll do it, it's now updated, anyway moving on here, the app introduces you to the charge tools features, and lets you walk through the basics, like navigation and so on, and just like the original charged, the charge 2 supports quick view to the back, you can find the heart rate sensor to the left, there is a button which you need to press to navigate between the functions or the exercises, long pressing the button will let you use the function, for example, you can use a stopwatch or use the run option that calculates the time and the distance you have from, and tapping on the top or the bottom will show you stats about that particular function, there are other features like cardio fitness, level guided, breathing sessions and so on, it's worth noting that, the charge 2 is sweat rain and splash proof, but not swim or shower proof.

Let's now explore the Fitbit app here, you can view your daily stats, steps taken, heart rate, distance, calories burned and so on, more information can be found inside each of these, and over here you can set the activity goals, tap here to view your stats on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis, sliding in from the left you can find challenges, here this section is what makes Fitbit, one of the best there are a lot of goals and challenges that can be set, for example, with cold a UN up to nine, other people can strive to hit your goal, your preset number of steps, while motivating each other you get to send group messages, cheer each other and view your friends is stepped on, to know where you stand, this social aspect of Fitbit is what really sets it.

Apart from the competition, going into account will let you view all kinds of badges and trophies that you have earned so far with Fitbit, and over here you can set goals for a lot of activities, there's also an option to enable push notifications, which will get you to call, text and calendar alerts via your charge 2, you can also set multiple silent alarms in the app.

Let's now talk about the smart track feature, this is one of my favorite features, it's basically an automatic exercise detection feature, that can track running, biking and so on, my default smart rack recognizes an activity that lasts for 15 minutes or more, although it can be set to anywhere between 10 and 90 minutes, you can turn this feature off if you want to, the reason you might want better battery life or you may not use an elliptical machine or a bike, so you can just turn the auto recognition off for those particular exercises.

That's pretty much it, hope it helps on you.

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