Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband, Black, Small

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Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Wristband, Black, Small

  • Charge syncs automatically and wirelessly to tablets, computers and 150+ leading iOS, Android and Windows smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology.
  • Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection. Syncing range: 20 feet. Call notifications via Bluetooth 4.0
  • Syncs with Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices
  • We recommend charging your device every few days to ensure you are always tracking. Charge time: One to two hours. Battery life: up to 7 - 10 days. Battery type: Lithium-polymer
  • Water Resistance: Charge has been tested up to 1 ATM meaning it is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof. We also recommend taking Charge off before showering because, as with any wearable device, it's best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean.
Energize your day with Charge—a high-performance wristband that’s with you all the time, delivering real-time fitness stats right on your wrist. OLED display shows you steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed and active minutes. Stay connected throughout the day with Caller ID. And when the day is done, track your sleep and set a silent, vibrating alarm. Morning to night, Charge lets you monitor your trends by wirelessly syncing data to your smartphone and computer. So

List Price: $ 129.99 Price: $ 129.99

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  1. Brendan Sheehan
    2,125 of 2,188 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    As of Nov, 2014, this is the most well-rounded tracker available, November 8, 2014

    I have tried a number of fitness trackers including Jawbone (regular, not 24), FitBit Flex, Garmin VivoFit and even Microsoft Band. I think this is the best. Here’s how I would compare the 4:

    Jawbone – I liked the Web site, the silent alarm and the battery life, but that’s about it. The biggest issue I have with many bands including this one is how bulky it is. Of course, the manual syncing also is annoying.

    FitBit Flex – it has the silent alarm, automatic syncing and you forget about it during the day because it is not very bulky. But it lacks the impressive display of FitBit Charge (see below)

    Garmin VivoFit – I liked the display and the lack of bulkiness, but the app was awful. You also couldn’t see it at night, nor did it feature a silent alarm.

    Microsoft Band – if you could jam the functionality of the Microsoft Band into the Fitbit Charge, you would have the perfect tracker. The problem, however, is that the Band is very thick and you have to flip it over to read the display. The clasp is on top and the display under your wrist. It reminded me of my 4th grade math teacher who always checked his watch by flipping it over.

    FitBit Charge – looks great, silent alarm, bright display, accurate, double tap for important information. You don’t notice it’s on your wrist which is one of my main prerequisites for fitness trackers. One feature I think is pretty cool is the goal achievement silent alarm. So let’s say you want to walk 10k steps per day. Once you do, the band buzzes and when you look at the display, you are heartily congratulated for your accomplishment. The other cool feature is if you hold the button, you tell the tracker you are in “activity” mode. A timer begins and the distance you cover is tracked. Perfect for a run.

    Of the trackers out on the market November, 2014, this is the best. Soon it will be yesterday’s new especially when Apple Watch redefines the wearable market. But right now, it is the most well-rounded tracker out there.


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  2. Big Data Paramedic "Chandra"
    1,360 of 1,435 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My ‘Success Story’ With Fitbit That You Do Not Want To Miss .., November 7, 2014
    Big Data Paramedic “Chandra” (South Florida, USA) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

    I have an impressive success story in weight loss using Fitbit . To Lose weight, Fitbit ‘alone’ will not be enough. To be successful, you need little more than that. My Sincere hope that this review helps you with that edge:

    WHO I AM :
    This review represents an average American. Middle aged Male, Non Smoker, Slightly overweight with a beer belly,always busy, drives kids around to school and after care programs, drowsy during day because he is short of sleep, thanks to TV . He goes to gym, He Loves to eat unhealthy food but buys lot of healthy groceries, some of them will end up in garbage. He never uses the Elevators and walk the stairs carrying a 400 calorie Frappucino.

    And Fitbit (Force) came in… I had a BMI of 27 and had to lose about 16 pounds . Many of you might laugh at a trivial number of 16 pounds but I have been overweight for the past 20 years, never able to lose serious weight by any method. You can calculate your BMI by visiting the site nhlbi dot nih dot gov. BMI might be misleading indicator for an athlete,but this review is targeted towards an overweight male. I used Fitbit Force for a year and things changed.

    WHERE I AM :
    Fitbit Force was discontinued for some health issues and ended up without Fitbit for few months, until Fitbit Charge was introduced. I had lost about 11 lbs in six months, slow and steady, without starving , making healthy choices.. More on it below:

    I play Tennis with my 10 year old Kid on Saturday mornings. After having Fitbit, was motivated to play another 20 minutes extra . After the tennis, go to a Dunkin Donut nearby and got a Low Fat Blueberry muffin. Casually added in Myfitnesspal and I nearly fell off my chair.. 410 calories. Stopped eating half and took the remaining home. Was busy all day with some tasks and before going to bed, noticed I was still short 1700 steps to my target goal. So walked around the block for another 15 minutes, getting some time away from TV and sucking in fresh air. Courtesy of Fitbit , and fresh air went to bed early at 10 PM instead of the 11:30 PM. These are small ,but important changes that will happen in your life.

    TRACKS : Fitbit counts steps ….. accurately. You can carry your phone or push a shopping cart (meaning the hand is not moved) , walk 100 steps and the number of steps would have incremented by one hundred. Do not worry, after few days of this fun exercise, you will eventually notice that you are steadily increasing the walk. You will notice that at the end of the day you are short by several thousand steps and slow and steadily you will get to the 10,000 steps a day. If for any reason, the count is incorrect, go to the dashboard and you can set the stride length.
    ACTIVE MINUTES: Is a nice feature where it says how active you were. I will not say this as top notch but nevertheless it has to be an important aspect in healthy lifestyle. Example :Playing volleyball hardly adds to active minutes
    STAIRS : Fitbit tracks climbing stairs, an important fitness regimen in pursuit of healthy weight loss and maintenance. I am not a fan of Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black because it misses measuring stairs, an important component of being healthy.

    SLEEP : We lack Sleep. Period. We are obsessed with Food and weight but do not pay much attention to Sleep. Even kids run short of sleep . Fitbit tracks your sleep. Just wear it and go to bed. Over a period of time, it just tells you, ” dude, go better get some sleep !, don’t lie to yourself. “.When your manager makes a passing comment that you are very focused these days, remember it is because your sleep got better thanks to Fitbit. .. As a suggestion, try not to wear Fitbit charge couple of days a week, to avoid possible allergic rashes.

    COSMETIC : Fitbit has a primary purpose to make you fit,the rest is optional . Two of them needs to be mentioned. The first one is the clock with optional Date, that makes it a watch. Second one is that I do not have to press the knob to see the time and tapping displays it. I am not much into smartphone calls, caller Id Display so will leave it for someone else to opine about it.

    CONS: The strap is still not easy and convenient. It is an electronic appliance and all laws of ‘breakage’will apply. Make sure not to damage it with water, DO not take it to swimming, or drop it on the floor.I have worn it for hours together playing and sweating and that seems to be ok .The tracker does not have a GPS option or does not track Heart rate , pulse or blood pressure. Fitbit is introducing a model with Heart Rate in next few months ( like every other competitor).


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  3. Anonymous
    The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments
    481 of 513 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    She loved me and left me…, March 9, 2015
    Jonas Miller (Austin, TX) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    She was almost perfect. Devastatingly beautiful and sophisticated. Slim, svelte, and ravishing in black. From the moment we met, she was my constant companion day and night. She woke me up in the morning and put me to bed. And her software — oh God, her elegant software! Together we walked the pathways of life and celebrated all our little victories. I thought she might be The One. But for all her charms, she had three tiny flaws– and they proved to be fatal.

    The first one I noticed right away She always seemed a bit… edgy. Not that I’m not into that, but she just tended to catch on things. Like my sleeve, when I was wearing a coat, instead of sliding over a smooth rounded edge, ran right up against her hard lines and — caught. A nuisance, I thought, nothing more.

    And then I learned she didn’t like to take showers. She didn’t tell me that right away, but I suspected when I caught a glimpse of her exposed backside. So I read up on her, and yes, there it was. She was “water resistant,” but only marginally so. Showering with her was not recommended. So every night for forty days I dutifully snapped her off while I showered and then snapped her back on my wrist for bed. Another nuisance, but not a deal-breaker, I thought. Oh, I was such a blind fool.

    Because her third flaw, and the worst of them, was her clasp. Her pressure clasp held me so tightly when our relationship was new, but it grew imperceptibly looser over time. Every time I snapped her off my wrist to shower, she loosened infinitesimally. When I snapped her back on, she loosened more. In my ignorance, I didn’t know what was happening, but it was only a matter of time. She just wasn’t one to hold on forever.

    She’d been with me a little more than six weeks when it happened. The scene: a cold winter night, a noisy, fashionable restaurant, my wife’s birthday. We’d had dinner and wine and it was time to go back home. I stood up, put on my coat. That was the moment, that was when she must have let go. The cuff of my coat must have caught her edge, the pressure clasp weakened just enough from eighty-odd snaps, and she just fell away, her soft clatter to the floor drowned out by the clinking of dishes and the loud murmur of the restaurant. And with that — silently, secretly, without another word — she was gone forever.

    The next day, after I discovered her absence, I searched everywhere. I opened her app and paced the halls endlessly hoping to sync, but she was gone. I called the restaurant after her, but she was gone, gone, gone. I was heartbroken. All that remained was her petite little charging cable, and the last status in the app, like a note of farewell: “Synced 2/6/15, 10:48 PM.”

    I carry her note in my pocket every day, hoping against hope. But I know I will never see her again. Some loves last forever, but not this one.

    TLDR: Five stars until the clasp failed. Left me sad.


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  4. Anonymous

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    Mar 10, 2015 3:25:53 PM PDT

    Dear Jonas,

    We understand. The Charge managed to become your right-hand gal (or left-hand depending on your settings) and it’s hard to see her go, especially when she dined and dashed your wife’s birthday dinner.

    In order to tracker her down, we recommend trying the following steps

    If you are unable to locate her, please get in touch with Fitbit Customer Support directly, and we will do our best to find her. We can be reached through or by phone at 877-623-4997 between the hours of 4am-8pm PST Mon-Fri and 6am-5pm PST on weekends.

    Stay strong.
    Fitbit Support


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