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Throughout the day (and night), the Charge HR fitness tracker continuously measures your heart rate. On the app, graphs show your heart rate throughout the day, providing stats such as time spent in the different zones (peak, cardio, and fat burn) as well as your average resting heart rate for that day. See More
Usually after a few months of wear, people start having issues with the band falling apart. Bubbles will appear under the top layer of the band and then the layers start separating. The Fitbit Charge HR does not have a replaceable band, so you have to replace the whole device if it is no longer wearable. See More
In addition to Android and iPhone support, the Charge HR fitness tracker also supports Windows Phone which is fairly rare. While not an issue most of the time, when upgrading your phone you won't have to worry if your fitness tracker will work with it or not. See More
While good enough for most users, the data can be skewed because of physical limits of the fitness tracker. For example, an elevated pulse may just be because you chugged back a coffee, but the Charge HR may interpret this as physical activity. Also, measuring a pulse and steps from the wrist can only be so accurate. See More
The "Sport Profile" feature allows you to customize what stats you want to see for each type of exercise. For example, you may want the GPS on for running but not for a circuit workout. These preset profiles save you from having to set up the device each time you exercise. See More
The daily activity goal is a good way to find out how active you really are in your everyday life. Here you can choose your typical activity level from three options and see how active you need to be to reach your daily activity goal. The time you need to complete your daily activity goal depends on the level you have chosen and the intensity of your activities. Age and gender also affect the intensity you need to reach your daily activity goal. See More
With the GPS turned on, battery life goes from around 24 days to 9 hours. This is likely fine for people who will always have opportunities to charge it after their run. However for anyone hoping to use the GPS for longer activities, such as hiking, that may not be long enough to be useful. See More
It gives you a lot of stats on your activities thanks to the GPS, altimeter, and heart rate monitor. It can track your sleep, show you alerts directly on the display, and offers a variety of helpful features such as reminders to move and a breathing function that helps you relax. See More
While it varies somewhat, many people have been reporting that the fitness tracker usually lasts 5 full days on a single charge. In general, the more features a tracker has, the faster it will drain the battery. 4 or 5 days is an impressive charge compared to other trackers with similar features (continuous heart rate tracking for example). See More
If you don't like the basic rubber wrist strap the comes with the tracker, you can change out the strap for more premium options. There are many different styles available including leather, silicone, or stainless steel in a variety of colors. See More
The Fitbit Surge fitness tracker has automatic, continuous, wrist based heart rate tracking. Heart rate data is stored at one second intervals during exercise, and at five second intervals during non-exercise activities. See More
Sensoria fitness tracker gathers information on how a runner puts pressure on their foot and analyzes it in real-time. If the sock notices something that could potentially cause injuries, it warns the runner with a voice message and suggests a way to improve his technique. See More
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