Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Fitbit Charge HR Review

Good Morning my loves! I hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was pretty perfect...met with clients, worked out, relaxed, and made delicious food which is always the highlight for me!

Today I want to talk about my new Fitbit Charge HR.

I received my fitbit for Christmas but wanted to use it for a full month before writing a review for it so that this could be as honest and accurate as possible.  

When I first got it, it had a few hiccups and I instantly started to regret my decision (putting it on my Christmas list). It was not reading my sleep patterns and at times, it would stop reading my heart rate when I was working out which drove me insane. I am team Polar and Garmin and debated exchanging it for one of their products.

Thankfully, the customer service team at fitbit is ahhhhmazing. I must have called them about 4 times because I was just getting so frustrated and they were always so helpful. Finally they offered to send me a replacement watch in hopes that it would help and it did! 

It took about 4 days for it to recognize my sleep patterns and it's been working ever since (knocking on wood). I find it so interesting to see how many hours I am sleeping and how many are spent restless...

Also, I decided to get the "large" this time, which I think helped as well. I initially got the small because my wrist is tiny but I didn't know that in order to get an accurate reading, you need to have your watch around your forearm when working out.

I love all the data and feedback that I get with the app and also appreciate the fact that it syncs with MyfitnessPal which I am obsessed with.

It is also opening my eyes when I think that I "deserve" more calories because I had a kick ass workout but in reality, I don't because I was inactive during the rest of the day. My calorie burn can vary from 1400 calories - 2400 calories a day and now I can fuel up accordingly.

I do have some cons as well like like the fact that it doesn't have an option to see the seconds on the clock (example 4:45 32 PM) and the date at the same time. This is important for me when I meet with clients because I use the seconds for their rest intervals and when I am checking their heart rate. Hopefully they do an update so that we can see both. Also, it doesn't have a GPS so you need to bring your phone with you (I do this anyways for emergencies) when you head out for a run and want to keep track of your pace.

Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone that is looking to take their workout (or just daily activities) to the next level.

Check out my vlog below for more information about the watch.


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