When comparing Fitbit Charge HR vs Moov Now, the Slant community recommends Fitbit Charge HR for most people. In the question“What are the best fitness trackers?” Fitbit Charge HR is ranked 4th while Moov Now is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose Fitbit Charge HR is:
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.
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Pro Continuously measures your heart rate and intensity level to give you 24 hour stats
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.
Pro Can track your elevation so you know how high you've hiked
When connected to the GPS on your phone, the Charge HR is able to keep track of elevation. This is a great feature for hikers who often like to know how much elevation was gained over the course of the hike.
Pro The app and web platform do an excellent job of keeping you motivated
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.
Pro Compatible with nearly every smartphone
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.
Pro Real-time audio feedback during runs
As long as you have your phone with you, the fitness tracker will provide real-time feedback based on the workout you selected (walking/running, cycling, swimming, home workouts). Such feedback includes pace tracking (if you are above/below pace it will tell you how far off you are), as well as workout-specific feedback (for example, while cycling it can suggest when you should switch gears).
Pro Can coach you through workouts
While watching the screen on your phone, Moov Now fitness tracker can take you through workouts at home. Such workouts are push-ups, sit-ups, and cardio boxing. Cardio boxing requires 2 trackers (one for each wrist), but works similar to guitar hero where you swing as the icons move towards you.
Pro Great value for the money
The Moov Now offers you a large list of features compared to other trackers around the same price range.
Pro Fully waterproof with swimming tracking
The fitness tracker is completely waterproof, so it's a great option for swimmers. It also offers some swimming stats.
Pro Can go up to 6 months before you need to recharge it
Because it has no screen, the Moov Now fitness tracker can last up to 6 months between charges.
Con Band is poorly made and tends to fall apart
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.
Con Notifications are easily missed
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.
Con Stats aren't always accurate
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.
Con Cardio boxing requires 2 trackers
MOOV can coach you though a few different workouts, one of them being cardio boxing. Unfortunately for cardio boxing you are required to have two trackers which doubles the price for the sake of taking advantage of one feature.
Con It's a single-purpose wearable, only useful for tracking workouts
The fitness tracker doesn't have a screen or any buttons - it won't sync notifications with your phone or even display the time. It is purely focused on workouts and active time.
Con Very robotic voice
The fitness tracker's virtual coach has a very synthetic voice.