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Pro Multifunction display
In addition to fitness metrics, a Fitbit Charge synced with a phone will display time and caller ID.
Pro Integrates social features
Users can see their friends' activity, compete one-on-one or as a group, and earn badges.
Pro Excellent customer support
Will often replace Fitbits for nearly any reason within 1 year.
Pro Battery lasts a week or more on a single charge
The battery is rated for 7 days, and has been tested up to 9 days by reviewers.
Pro Continuous heart rate monitoring
Con May break after only a few months of use due to durability issues
People have reported the band separating from the module and the clasp snapping off. There have also been issues with bubbles forming in the band, even when kept completely dry.
The charging port commonly breaks as well. Though the company is usually good about sending a replacement, it can be a hassle.
Con Won't turn on if you completely let the battery run out
If you do not keep up with charging your device, and you let the battery life completely drain to where it will no longer turn on, a hard reset of the device is needed in order to get it to turn back on again. The trouble being, that one, you will lose your data from before the hard reset, two you will need to plug it in and hold down the button for an extended period of time until the bottom lights flash numerous times. This can take well past 20 seconds, and repeat tries.
Con Known to cause rashes
The charge has been known to cause red itchy rashes, and occasionally burns.