I have been getting so many questions about my thoughts on my new Fitbit charge HR. So I thought I would put together my thoughts for the fitbit charge hr review. I finally had some time (sitting in an airport) so I had time to collect my thoughts to share with you. Okay, first things first. I am talking about the newest Fitbit which is the heart rate Fitbit. The previous Fitbit does not track your heart rate, just your steps. This specific one tracks not only your steps but your heart rate as well. Here is my fitbit charge HR review.
Fitbit Charge HR Review
Since these things never go on sale, I took advantage of the Amazon Prime day and scooped this up. When I purchased it was not discounted but it did give me a $25 gift card back, which has already been put to good use with these pretties. I picked the plum because it is prettier than the black in my honest opinion. They are know slightly discounted on Amazon here.
Here are all the different things it monitors. Time and date. Steps. Heart rate. Distance and calories burned. Stairs climbed and then your alarm clock. These can all be adjusted in your accompanying app.
If you want to track a workout, you hold the side button until it beeps, then again when you are done. With workouts that get you a little more sweaty, tighten and move it down your wrist towards your fingers. I found it tracks your heart rate better that way. Finally I was able to see how many calories I burn during a barre class! Almost 300 calories, plus I stayed in the fat burning zone for most of the class.
Here Are the Features I Dig.
The heart rate sensor.
It allows you to really get an accurate picture of how many calories your are burning with your workouts. If you are trying to watch your weight it is very helpful addition to your calorie counting.
It pairs to your phone.
You get a quick vibration alert when someone calls. Awesome for when your phone is on silent, you won’t miss that call.
The sleep tracker.
I am oddly obsessed with my sleep patterns. Like how many hours am I getting, how restful was my sleep, did I wake up in the middle of the night. This tracks all of it. Plus, you can set your alarm to wake you up. So much better to wake up to a vibration on your wrist, instead of a shrieking alarm.
The steps are extremely accurate.
You can set up challenges with your friends and family. Since I am super competitive I can’t let my dad and sister beat my every day. I actually started running again because I can’t be at the bottom of the weekly challenge.
The app is super user friendly
It’s not water proof
You have to charge it every 3 days.
I try to do it when I’m writing blog posts and not going anywhere
It’s not super fashionable
Currently you can’t pop out the tracker and put it into other more fashionable accessories. I find myself not wearing my watch as much because it adds bulk having the Fitbit and watch together. I started wearing it on my right wrist when I do want to wear my watch. I’m hoping for more fashionable accessories to start popping up.
Doesn’t track my barre class
I’m in a group with runners…..clearly they school me every single day because even though barre class is challenging, you don’t do a lot of steps. That is frustrating for this competitive gal. I sometimes even go home and do a quick run after class just to get some steps in.
These are never on sale and even when there are coupon codes, they never seem to work for fitness trackers. I do think the price tag was a deterrent for me for some time until Amazon sweetened the deal. I’m happy I have it but it was a special gift that is for sure.
I am very happy with my fitbit charge hr review purchase. It makes me mindful of my health and fitness on a daily basis. I even started tracking my water intake on the app. My sister and my friends have been such a great motivator to get up and moving. I would buy it again but I’m also hoping for fashionable accessories to come out so I will wear it every single day in addition to other pieces taking up wrist real estate.
Do you have a Fitbit? If so is it the heart rate monitor? What are your favorite things or things that aggravate you about it? If you don’t have a Fitbit, which tracker do you have and why did you pick that one? I’d love to know your thoughts!!!! If you like this fitness post make sure to check this one about how I stay active every day or check my fitness posts here.