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My Fitbit Charge 2 Review

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I got my Fitbit Charge 2 for at Christmas time a few months ago and since I’ve been wearing for a few months I wanted to share my experience and give you a review of the watch. I’m not a watch person per say. I don’t have anything against watches but never wear one. I bought the Fitbit Charge 2 because I wanted something with a heart rate monitor but that wasn’t too big. I have small wrists and I think the larger watches (like the Apple watch for instance) would look too big on me.

I think for the majority of people purchasing a Fitbit have a goal to lose weight. And while it wouldn’t hurt to lose a few points I really just wanted something that could help me be just healthier in general. Since I’m just a visual person I like that I can see an overview of your daily goals on the app.

Fitbit App on Android

My first impression of the watch was very positive. The moment I got it out of the box and put it on I loved the way it fit. The bands come in a few different sizes and I chose the small purple band. The way the watch connects to the band makes it fit very comfortably and it didn’t take long to get used to wearing.

Fitbit On wrist

My Favorite Features

Let’s start with all the good stuff.

As it turns out my favorite thing about the watch is a feature I didn’t even notice when I was looking into getting this. But the Silent Alarm has been an awesome perk I didn’t know I needed in my life.

Fitbit Alarm feature

. You can use them as a reminder to do something or just to wake you up in the morning. I like to set them according to my block schedule. If you have no idea what I’m talking about I wrote a blog post about block schedules here.

I love that everything syncs up with the app on your phone. And that I can keep track of my food, water, and exercise all in the same place. That really is what I wanted out of my Fitbit. I like to be able to look at the app and see how I’m eating, sleeping and how much exercise I’m getting. It keeps me focused on whats important for my body.

Fitbit app features

You can change what your screen displays and which features you can use from the watch face by going to the settings on the app. It’s customizable, easy to use and easy to set up. 

What I Didn’t Like

There is one thing. When you turn your wrist to face you it comes on so you can see the time, which IS GREAT. My hands are almost always full and not having to touch the watch to check it is amazing, but…. It does it while I’m sleeping. So I wake up with a bright light in my face a few times a week. Which just means that some nights I sleep without it. But other than that. I’m very pleased.

My Advice

If you are getting a Fitbit you should just buy a screen protector at the same time. I bought mine about a week after I started wearing it and the very day I put it on I got scratch on the face of the watch. I was so glad it was protected! 

scratched screen fitbit

Here are the screen protectors I got from Amazon.

IQ Shield

They come with six in a pack (which is great because I have already used three!)

My Conclusion

Overall, I think the Fitbit charge 2 is great. I love how comfortable it is and how easy it was to get used to wearing. It’s extremely convenient that all the features sync with the app. And that just wearing the watch is a constant reminder to stay active. I’m extremely pleased with my purchase and would highly recommend it if you are thinking about getting one yourself. Now I even find myself missing it when I have to take it off to charge it.

Thanks for reading!

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