Fitbit Finally Updated Its Very Best Trackers
The Fitbit Charge HR is a
very good fitness tracker
One issue with the original Charge HR was that it was actually an upgrade of the Fitbit Charge. Thirty extra dollars gave you a heart rate tracker. Now the heart rate tracker comes standard with the Charge 2-much like it comes standard with nearly all
Fitbit has also expanded what the Charge can measure, by introducing GPS (which requires a phone connection) and the ability to measure VO2 max levels (athletes are a fan of the metric for gauging their aerobic fitness).
The VO2 max level is measured not through new sensors, but by running the data currently available from the heart rate tracker through a fancy algorithm. It's a wonderful feat of mathematics, but it's still dependent on the heart rate measurements taken. Those measurements
came under scrutiny
But there are also some new features on the Charge 2 that aren't dependent on accurate heart rate measurements. Like
Apple before it
And more fashionable. Fitbit is partnering with Tory Burch, Vera Wang, and Public School (a popular clothing line based out of NYC) to release a whole slew of necklaces, wristbands and even a watch to be worn with the Flex 2 unit.
The Fitbit Flex 2, when available in October, will retail for $99 and will come in four colors and two sizes. The Fitbit Charge 2 will be available sooner, in mid-September, for $150, in two sizes and four colors. There's also a Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition retailing for $180. The only difference? A rose gold option and a slightly fancier looking band.
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