Compared to other fitness trackers with large display screens, and Charge 2 has an impressive battery life. It can go 4-5 days without needing to be recharged, so there is minimal interruption to your tracking.
The Charge 2 has a very clear black and white display that's easy to read in both light and dark settings. It gives you a lot of activity stats directly on the display, which keeps you from needing to frequently check the smartphone app.
Rather than gorilla glass which is commonly used in the more expensive trackers, the Charge 2 fitness tracker uses a thick plastic display screen. It makes the device appear lower quality and scratches very easily.
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.
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...
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.
The contacts in the device are very sensitive. If you don't place the battery in just right, it will only work for a short period of time before the battery needs to be readjusted or replaced. Even when following instructions provided by the company, some people report that still can't get...
The Fitbit app lets you set goals and milestones which reward you with badges and trophies when reached. You can also challenge friends and family, competing against them for top spot on the leader board.
The Withings Go fitness tracker uses an E ink screen, the same as what you would find on an e-reader. Rather than being lit like a usual digital screen, it is much more similar to ink on paper. This makes it very easy to read even in very bright conditions or when in the water.
The Withings Go is not a good option for someone wanting accurate data on their sleep habits. It often doesn't detect times you wake up at all, or sometimes registers them as "light sleep". Many users have reported the number of hours spent sleeping being consistently off by a coup...
The Alta fitness tracker is designed to be more of a passive tracker for the Average Joe as opposed to a complete activity tracker for enthusiasts. There is no GPS or heart rate monitor, so the stats you get are limited to steps, rough distance traveled, estimated calories burned, active minutes, a...
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.
While the Charge HR fitness tracker will vibrate to notify you of incoming messages on your phone, the vibration is subtle and short. Sometimes you won't notice the buzz and you'll miss the notification.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 gives you the ability to change the display screen color theme right on the device, so you can quickly match the clock face to the outfit you're wearing. There is also a variety of wrist bands available to better personalize your Gear Fit2.
Not a great option for those who want to use the tracker for long hikes. With the GPS turned on, it goes through battery extremely fast. Only lasting a few hours before needing to be put on power saving mode.
The tracker uses a battery which means no worrying about bringing charging cords with you, and the battery lasts for up to 8 months. The time automatically stays synced to your connected smartphone. So when you cross time zones, the Activité Pop will automatically adjust the time for you.
The overall design makes it feel like there is confusion as to who the target market is for the tracker. The watch face is sleek and professional in appearance, looking more like a regular watch than a tracker. However the bands available for the watch are made from a cheap-looking silicone. If y...