Fitbit Charge HR Plum, Large Review

Fitbit Charge HR Review

The Fitbit Charge HR is a great fitness tracker that helps monitor your sleep quality and wake you with a silent alarm. It is designed to track your steps, active minutes, floors climbed, calories burned, distance and heart rate continuously.

You can also see time of day, daily stats and call notifications on the OLED display. It tracks your activities for 24 hours a day, even when you are sleeping. You can even sync it to your phone. The Fitbit Charge HR may looks like the older Fitbit bands, but it more powerful.

Fitbit Charge HR is certainly a great device to motivate people to exercise more. They made a simple game of it. Reach a goal, get a reward, share it with your friends, and compete.

FitBit Charger HR’s features:

  • 24/7 heart rate tracker monitors workout intensity and calorie burn
  • Continuous, wrist-based heart-rate tracking
  • Sync stats wirelessly
  • Set goals and see progress
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Access real-time stats
  • See call notifications
  • Bright OLED display
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Pedometer
  • Available in two colors: Black or Plum


The Charge HR looks nearly identical to the discontinued Fitbit Force before it. It has an OLED display that displays steps, time, and other data. You just need to press the side button to see anything on the display. The strap attaches with a standard watch buckle-type clasp, making it less likely to pop off. At the bottom, you can see an optical heart-rate monitor with green LEDs. The Charge HR comes in two colors; plum and black. It comes in two sizes, too; large and small. It comes with its own USB dongle for charging.

Heart beat

Once attached on your wrist, the Fitbit Charge HR immediately gather the heart-rate data and it does it all the time. Combined with a built-in barometer and accelerometer to measure steps, and distance travelled, while the heart-rate sensor constantly records beats per minute.

This heart-rate technology is known as Pure Pulse and available on both the FItbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge. In theory, heart rate combined with other sensors can provide a fuller picture of a person’s health.

Call notifications

The Fitbit Charge HR provide call notifications from a smartphone by vibrating and displaying the caller ID on the screen. The app is available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

With this you can wirelessly syncs your smartphone with the Fitbit Charge HR over Bluetooth. You can also sync it with your PC using a USB Bluetooth dongle that provided in the box.

The app


The Fitbit Charge HR’s app is simple and very easy to use, and it is available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android users. When you open the app, you will get the information about your data, including stairs climbed, calories burned, distance travelled, heart rate data and total steps.

With this feature you can see your active minutes, which is the amount of time where your heart rate elevated. The metric can also be tapped to show historical data. You can try to beat certain goals and get rewards. Share and then compete with your friends. I think it is a great idea to stay motivated.

Sleep tracking

fitbit-charge-hr-sleep-trackerAs we mentioned, sleep tracking is now performed automatically on the Fitbit Charge HR, which means no more missed nights of sleep. On the Fitbit Charge HR, sleep tracking is now run automatically, so it means no more missed data. The results are easy to understand, the blue block is your sleep duration and the total time is displayed below it. There are also vertical lines that mark when you turn or toss.

The only drawback in my opinion, it is not designed to designate light or deep sleep like other sleep trackers.

The advantages:

  1. Vibration alarms
  2. Comfortable supple band
  3. Sleek, modern minimal design
  4. Call notification

The disadvantages:

  1. No text notifications
  2. Not waterproof
  3. Heart-rate data erratic
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