Not only Android wearable are becoming a fad today, but those particularly under the category of fitness are beginning to be almost-necessity just like their smartphone partners. Enters Fitbit who though still falls under the thriving health gizmo makers, give us practical tracking health devices partnered with cool applications. Fitbit brings us its Charge HR, a wrist-attachable health device that can monitor heart rate through PurePulse.
Up close, we can see that Charge HR bears the resemblance of ebony rubber wrist band with few metal touches. The device is also available in plum color, but we can see the tangerine and blue models in the near future. With the elasticity of the rubber straps, the feel is pretty convenient even in extended hours. Take note as well that Charge HR can endure sweat but can’t stand liquid submersions. So there, you can’t keep the strap on when you shower.
The diminutive OLED display illuminates with the right amount of light, which is not too distracting to the eyes. Information easily flashes on the screen and gives you the data you want to know. At the left side of the display comes the multi-function button where you can choose various modes such as time & date, step tracker, floors climbed, pulse rate, calories burned and distance covered.
Fitbit Charge HR can be partnered with your Android, Windows Phone and iOS devices. It can be connected via Bluetooth and can flash data such as email, text messages, Caller ID info and other notifications right on your wrist. To power it, Charge HR has a rechargeable lithium ion battery. Putting on the notification mode with your smartphone, it can stay up to barely 4days; having only it as a health tracker, it can stay up to 8 days.
Inside the box:
- Bluetooth dongle
- Proprietary charger
- Users manual