Fitbit Charge Hr Wireless Activity Wristband Review

Editor rating

4.4/5 on January 7, 2017

User's rating

17,958 reviews


  • Comfortable design
  • Tracks nearly all exercises
  • More secure strap than Charge
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Automatic exercise detection


  • Run tracking lacking
  • Lacks data analysis
  • Not waterproof
  • Heart rate accuracy issues


The Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband is one fitness accessory that you definitely want around your wrist, ensuring that you keep fit and remain healthy at all times. It is a rather decent fitness tracker that provides with an adequate indicator of your overall health. It is so good that it has led to some customers confusing it for a scientific training assistant, which is sadly isn’t. It, however, lacks the GPS feature that has made so may runners addicted to fitness bands. This is a good enough band for those that are looking to start off small, with the inaccurate heart rate measuring capabilities making it eat dust from the completion. This is one product from Fitbit that would do so much more with the proper upgrades in place.

Fitbit Charge Hr Wireless Activity Wristband

The Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband is not just a Fitbit Charge, but comes with the additional feature of the heart rate sensor, enabling you to continuously track your heart rate and get a comprehensive log of your daily activity including but not limited to workouts. Though it is an old model compared to the current Fitbit Charge 2 it is the way to go for those that are looking to stay with the classics and maintain their health and fitness as well.

The Fitbit Charge HR boasts of the flowing features:

  • OLED display
  • Continuous heart rate tracking
  • Water-resistant to 1ATM
  • Stopwatch mode
  • Android, iOS and Windows Phone support
  • 5-days battery life
  • Flexible elastomer strap
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless syncing
  • Automatic sleep tracking
  • 1-2-hour charging

Product Description for Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband:

The Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband is an upgrade from the Fitbit Charge, sharing some of its features while at the same time distinguishing itself from its predecessor. It has the same strap, 21-mm wide and an easy to view display with OLED technology and a single action button. The changes can, however, be spotted from the word go, with the surface having a textured finish and a strap that is more secure. The band comes in both small and large sizes. Like its predecessor, it however only manages water resistance at 1ATM and nothing more. This keeps it safe against sweat and water splashes but makes swimming with it an impossibility!

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No other device does tracking that Fitbit and the Fitbit Charge HR integrates this into its design. It will track your calories, daily steps, heart rate, sleep activity and your exercise. The best thing is that it can detect the different modes like relaxed, asleep, awake and exercise without your manual input by simply checking your heart rate continuously.

It also has a caller ID feature that enables you to see the details of the person making a call on your smartphone. This is however not that much of a game changer but will be good in helping you to decide whether a call is important enough for you to interrupt your workout.

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