Fitbit Charge 2
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The Fitbit Charge 2 is the best Fitbit for more people (and the best fitness tracker in general) because it does almost everything well, and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Like all Fitbit products, it tracks steps, sleep and, if you want, workouts, but the Charge 2 does it in style. Not only does it improve upon its predecessor with a relatively high-density OLED display, but because it’s not a touchscreen, it will operate properly when wet or sweaty. Its always-on heart rate sensor is accurate and doesn’t eat into the battery, which, in our tests, lasted longer than the advertised five days. And it’s relatively inexpensive at just $130.
Bottom line: The Fitbit Charge 2 strikes the right balance of style, performance, accuracy, features, and price, and is the best option for those who don’t require smartwatch features.
One more thing: It may not be a smartwatch, but the Charge 2 can display incoming call and text notifications from an Android phone.
Why the Fitbit Charge 2 is the best
The best Fitbit is the one you’re most likely to wear.
I’ve often heard that people love their Fitbits — until they break or stop working. It’s often something to do with the band or the charger or both, and with the Charge 2, Fitbit is addressing those two major issues.
The Charge 2 tracks steps, sleep, workouts, and food through its excellent Android app, automatically adding them to the cloud through a sustained Bluetooth connection that, like the heart rate monitor, doesn’t seem to negatively affect battery life. But the main improvements in the Charge 2 come from the replaceable straps, which range from sporty rubber to elegant leather and stainless steel, along with the much more robust claw charger — of which I was