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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Fitbit Charge 2 brings some much-needed updates to the popular Charge HR. It can now track your distance by tapping your phone's GPS for more accurate pace info and will automatically detect that you're working out after 15 minutes. It also has new modes to analyze activities such as weights and interval training, as well as biking and running. Plus, its bigger screen means you can see more stats at a glance. Even though it still has a bland design as well as a poorly implemented meditation feature, the Charge 2 is nonetheless a solid successor to what was previously our favorite activity tracker.

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Pros
  • Bigger display
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Continuous heart rate tracking
  • Automatic workout detection
Cons
  • Unwieldy guided breathing implementation
  • Bland design
83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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83
 

User Reviews

10
Doctor_Ian
This is shit. The strap breaks so easily and you lose it. I've had mine less...read more
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Doctor_Ian
10.06.17
This is shit. The strap breaks so easily and you lose it. I've had mine less than 2 years. I've been up mountains, ran 10K runs, done BodyPump classes. Yet tonight I get home and the piece of shit has fallen off my wrist. Save your money.