Fitbit Charge HR Small FB405 Reviews

Fitbit Charge HR Small FB405
$194.35 from PB Technologies
Manufacturer: Fitbit
Expert Reviews: 
 4.2
User Reviews: 
 4.2
 
 

Poorly made

 
4.0
Pros: features and software
Cons: Poorly made
Verdict: I have been a fan of Fitbits since they originally came out. I have upgraded several times since my original Fitbit but the Charge HR is a lemon. I have had to replace my tracker 4 times in the past 2 years due to the unit developing mysterious bubbles, the button falling off and the band falling...

Read full review at CNET
11 months ago
CNET
 

Fitbit Charge HR

 
3.5
Pros: Accurate heart rate tracking, More secure strap than Charge, Easy-to-use app
Cons: Lacks data analysis, A little itchy to wear on occasion, Not waterproof
Verdict: The Fitbit Charge HR is the Fitbit Charge with the addition of a heart rate sensor to continuously track your heartbeat and deliver a more comprehensive log of your workouts and daily activity.

Read full review at TrustedReviews
1 year ago
TrustedReviews
 
 
4.0
Pros: - Simple, clean design - Durable build - Companion app is very easy to use - Accurate step tracking - Entry-level price point - 5-day battery life
Cons: - Display is easily scratched - Heart rate monitoring could be better - Newer trackers on the market for similar price - Not shower/swim friendly - Uses proprietary charging cable
Verdict: Fitbit is pretty much the company that comes to mind when talking about activity tracking wearables, and many would say the Charge HR helped give the company the household name it has today.
1 year ago
androidauthority.com
 
 
5.0
Pros: Comprehensive, well-designed, with an excellent app interface
Cons: Comprehensive, well-designed, with an excellent app interface
Verdict: In an ever-more crowded field, competition for the top of the heap is strong. From the beginning it was clear that our Editors' Choice award would go to a full featured product. That feature set must include step count, app-interface, rechargeable or very long lasting battery, sleep tracking, and...
2 years ago
outdoorgearlab.com
 
Pros: Heart rate monitor, Simple design with conventional watch buckle, Excellent App, Decent battery life
Cons: Not water proof, No message alerts
Verdict: Some of the top international wearable makers such as Misfit , Jawbone and Fitbit have recently entered in India. Let us take a look at one of the fitness and activity trackers from the leading wearable and activity tracker maker, Fitbit.

Read full review at fonearena.com
2 years ago
fonearena.com
 

Fitbit Charge HR

 
4.0
Pros: Easy to set up, Counts steps accurately, Measures how many floors climbed, Displays all metrics on device, Displays time, Offers detailed activity feedback in Fitbit app
Cons: Heart rate monitor is less accurate during workouts
Verdict: If you work out daily, then the multi-featured Fitbit Charge HR is probably your best bet. It works on almost any smartphone (iOS, Android, or Windows) and tracks steps, floors climbed, and heart rate. It can even send you phone call alerts.

Read full review at goodhousekeeping.com
2 years ago
goodhousekeeping.com
 

Fitbit Charge HR review: the best fitness tracker yet?

 
4.0
Pros: Comfortable and well made, Excellent app and ecosystem, That bit better than the rest
Cons: Inaccurate HR tracking, Odd heavier exercise tracking, Quite expensive
Verdict: Fitness trackers are funny things. Much of their core functionality - step counting, run tracking - can be handled as well or better by most smartphones, they're not cheap, and their overall ability to get you fit is questionable .
2 years ago
T3
 

Featured Review: Fitbit Charge HR

Verdict: When it comes to activity trackers, Fitbit is easily one of the most well-known brands in the space. Recently we reviewed the Fitbit Surge which is Fitbit's GPS Watch. Think of it like a fitness/activity tracker with smartwatch like tendencies.

Read full review at androidheadlines.com
2 years ago
androidheadlines.com
 

Review: Fitbit Charge HR

 
5.0
Pros: Accurate HR Tracking, Incoming Call Notifications, Great App Interface
Cons: Battery Is Shorter, No Other Notifications
Verdict: The Fitbit Charge HR is the ultimate tracking device. I'd tried the majority of fitness devices and smart watches on the market but none do it as well as the Fitbit Charge HR. It measures steps, distance, calories burned, floor climbed and the time.

Read full review at Press-Start
2 years ago
Press-Start
 

Fitbit Charge HR - Life is but a game

 
4.0
Pros: Great app and ecosystem, Compatible with all three major smartphone platforms, Easy to setup and use
Cons: Not waterproof, Bulky, Scuffs easily
Verdict: I'm of the opinion that fitness trackers are fairly "dumb" pieces of technology. After all, most are just glorified pedometers that sync to your phone. The data taken isn't always accurate, whether you're talking about steps, calories burnt, distance travelled or your heartrate.

Read full review at Cybershack
2 years ago
Cybershack
 

Fitbit Charge HR Review

Pros: Automatic Sleep tracking, Silent alarm, Exercise tracking, Easy to set up, Painless to sync, Battery lasts about a week, Water resistant, OLED screen is very clear, iOS/Android/Windows integration, Caller ID, Encourages you by default, Lots to learn about yourself
Verdict: By now, most people recognize the Fitbit brand. They built a strong name for themselves in the wearable market for fitness and exercise tracking. They took it to ...
2 years ago
Chip Chick
 

Fitbit Charge HR activity tracker review

Pros: Easy to use, Tracks heart rate automatically, Doubles as a watch, Shows incoming calls, Automatically monitors sleep
Cons: Not waterproof, Have to press button to activate display
Verdict: My Fitbit Charge HR received the update and I enjoyed using it another couple of months before I got tired of having yet another gadget that I needed to charge and another app that I needed to check for data.

Read full review at The Gadgeteer
2 years ago
The Gadgeteer
 

Review: Fitbit Charge HR

Verdict: When I reviewed the Fitbit Charge earlier this year, I found it to be a no-frills fitness tracker which monitors your physical activities and sleep patterns quite accurately.But it would have been even more useful if it had a heart-rate monitoring feature.
2 years ago
digital.asiaone.com
 
 
4.4
Verdict: The Fitbit Charge HR belongs at the top of the fitness band market, with an excellent range of features that for the most part, work flawlessly.

Read full review at Tweak Town
2 years ago
Tweak Town
 
Verdict: The new Fitbit Charge HR has got a lot of competition in the increasingly crowded fitness tracker market. With countless devices vying for the chance to monitor your activity and tell you you're not doing enough exercise, can the Charge HR stand out with its built-in heart rate monitoring, activity...
2 years ago
gizmag.com
 

Fitbit Charge HR review

 
4.0
Verdict: Update : The Fitbit Charge HR is still a recommended device for those looking to track their heart rate and monitor workouts. But Fitbit has now released its successor, the Fitbit Charge 2 .

Read full review at TechRadar UK
2 years ago
TechRadar UK
 

FitBit Charge HR Review

 
3.5
Pros: Call notification, Sleek, modern minimal design, Traditional watch buckle closure, Comfortable supple band, Vibration alarms
Cons: Heart-rate data erratic, Not waterproof, No text notifications
Verdict: It's not as precise as other heart-rate monitors, but Fitbit's Charge HR will still motivate you to move more and charge into workouts harder.

Read full review at Digitaltrends
3 years ago
Digitaltrends
 

Fitbit Charge HR review: Great for gym goers

 
4.5
Pros: Great platform, easy-to-use app, OLED display with instant data access, good accuracy, real-time heart-rate monitoring is fantastic, comfortable, secure, exercise mode great for gym users
Cons: Basic and temperamental sleep tracking, no GPS, only 1ATM water resistant, requires weekly charging unlike some competitors, design is discreet but still chunky
Verdict: Fitbit has an entire family of activity trackers, from the simple Fitbit Zip which counts steps, distance and calories burned, to the Fitbit Flex which adds active minutes and sleep monitoring.
3 years ago
Pocket Lint
 

Fitbit Charge HR review

 
4.0
Pros: Continuous heart rate monitoring, Lightweight design, Simple operation
Cons: Screen too small for smart notifications, Expensive considering the competition, Yet another charger
Verdict: Subtle and understated, the Charge HR is a nice compromise between casual step counter and hardcore fitness tracker

Read full review at Stuff.tv
3 years ago
Stuff.tv
 

Fitbit Charge HR review

 
4.0
Verdict: The Fitbit Charge HR is the company's best fitness tracker to date, and is easily worth the extra £20 over the standard Charge. If you don't need all the tech jampacked in the flagship Surge, and just want something to help track your runs or stints in the gym, it should be your next fitness...
3 years ago
review.fwd.channel5.com
 

Fitbit Charge HR Review: This Is The One You Want

Verdict: Fitbit is such a tease. In October, the company announced three new fitness trackers just in time for the holiday gift-giving season - but decided not to ship two of them till 2015. Well, having now spent time with the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge , we believe the Charge HR is the one you want.

Read full review at Gizmodo
3 years ago
Gizmodo
 
Pros: It's just so damn simple to use
Verdict: Fitbit is such a tease. In October, the company announced three new fitness trackers just in time for the holiday gift-giving season-but decided not to ship two of them till 2015! Well, having now spent time with the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge, we believe the Charge HR is the one you want.
3 years ago
gizmodo.in
 

Fitbit Charge HR

 
4.5
Pros: Continuous, optical heart rate monitor built in. Reasonable price. Slim design. Tracks steps, miles, stairs, calories burned, sleep, heart rate, and exercise activities. Excellent app and website. Compatible with practically every OS. Beautiful and sharp OLED display. Caller ID. Silent alarms
Cons: Water-resistant, but not waterproof. No smartwatch functionality beyond caller ID. No idle alerts. REM, light, and deep sleep not assessed
Verdict: Though there are dozens of oddball exercise monitors on the market that measure lactic acid buildup or quantify how high you jump, the very best fitness trackers make sense in your real life.

Read full review at PC Magazine
3 years ago
PC Magazine
 

Fitbit Charge HR Review

Pros: Continuously tracks heart rate; Comfortable; Automatic sleep tracking
Cons: Limited notifications; Screen doesn't stay on
Verdict: For those looking for a general-purpose fitness monitor, you can't do better than the Fitbit Charge at this price. This $149 device tracks your activity, heart rate and sleep, and does so in an attractive and comfortable design.

Read full review at Tom's Guide
3 years ago
Tom's Guide
 
Verdict: However, the Fitbit Charge HR is not perfect. Our biggest gripe is the inability to have the watch-face always on, even if it would have meant sacrificing some battery life. Ideally, we'd also like it to squeeze in extra features like GPS, tracking for other sports and be waterproof, but that's...
3 years ago
New Atlas
 

Fitbit Charge HR vs Microsoft Band comparison

 
4.5
Verdict: It's difficult to be entirely prescriptive and fair at this point. Suffice to say that the Microsoft Band is the more powerful and full featured device, but it will likely cost more (and we don't yet know whether it will make it to the UK).

Read full review at PC Advisor
3 years ago
PC Advisor
 

Don't buy;

 
5.0
Verdict: Very disappointed; purchased this for Christmas 2016 and it worked for 8 months. I have now purchased a new one; but a garmin... never will I buy this fitbit again.

Read full review at amazon.ca
1 month ago
amazon.ca
 

Poor build quality

 
2.0
Verdict: I have had my fitbit charge HR for just over a year and its beginning to fall apart. Not good value for money, but I like what it does. I'm glad to see that they have now changed the design but still not happy to get another one!

Read full review at Amazon
3 months ago
Amazon
 

Think Twice

 
5.0
Verdict: I gave this two stars only because I like and appreciate the data provided with this device, however, the quality of the band construction is quite disappointing. Purchased my first Fitbit in July 2015. It's now October 2017 and I've had TWO replacements.

Read full review at Target
4 months ago
Target
 

Stopped working

 
1.0
Verdict: Do not waste your money on this tracker!!! I purchased it as a secondary one that I could wear while my other one charged, well it was purchased in January 2017 and has already stopped working.

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10 months ago
Kohls.de
 

Ok for a first

 
5.0
Verdict: Bought a plum. Am satisfied with the unit functions. This is a good starter unit. It tracks and provides data for activities. Most accurate as I can measure is the pulse function. Sole disappointment is battery life.

Read full review at microsoftstore.com
10 months ago
microsoftstore.com
 

An unnecessary appendage that takes a lot of sheen away from ...

 
4.0
Verdict: The biggest problem with the product is the loop under which the extension of the band is supposed to slip. Note, from the picture, the small cleat they have given and this is supposed to fit into the female counterpart on the band (which you can also see in the photo).
1 year ago
amazon.in
 

Fitbit Charge HR

 
5.0
Verdict: The Fitbit Charge HR does everything I expected it to. Keeps me active and only needs charging once every 5 days or so. Would thoroughly recommend.
1 year ago
Argos
 

Charges even when completely dead

 
1.0
Verdict: Got this as an add on item so it was a lot cheaper than ordering it from the Fitbit site. Saw some other ones that were as cheap but when I read the reviews it said they wouldn't charge if the Fitbit was completely dead, which mine was. This worked just fine and had my bit charged in no time.

Read full review at Amazon
1 year ago
Amazon
 

Don't get this one - get a different model

 
5.0
Verdict: While I do love my fitbit Charge, it keeps falling apart. I've gone through 3 in 10 months and they have discontinued selling this so it may be hard to replace in the next 10 months.
1 year ago
store.walmart.ca
 

FitBit HR

 
4.0
Verdict: I bought this item to track HR specifically. In general, I like the product, although I'm still getting used to it. The wrist band display is very hard to read in daylight, even in the shade of a tree. The phone app provides interesting data graphically that wouldn't fit on the wrist band display.
1 year ago
Walmart
 

Good fitness tracker

 
4.0
Verdict: My partner really likes this Fitbit Activity tracker, She was so happy how she could walk around the house as it counted her every step . Our only complaint is after a year it started to fall apart. The manufacturer honored the factory warranty and sent her a brand new tracker.

Read full review at rakuten.com
1 year ago
rakuten.com
 

Fitbit?Charge HR Plum Large

 
5.0
Pros: This product has made me get up and exercise, definitely recommend to get you moving
Cons: Charging is a bit hit and miss as it doesn't connect well
1 year ago
The Good Guys
 

"upgraded my fitbit"

 
5.0
Pros: helps you lose weight
Cons: quite pricey
Verdict: Well after the success of having my other fitbit, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my fitbit from the flex to the charge to continue with my new healthy lifestyle. A fitbit is an activity tracker that records your daily activities like how many steps you've taken and how many calories you've...
1 year ago
Ciao
 

Keeps me moving!

 
5.0
Verdict: I've had this about a month now, and I can honestly say that it is making me move a lot more! I'm much more conscious now of how much exercise I'm getting, and it makes me go for a walk at lunchtime, rather than sitting at my desk.
1 year ago
tesco.com
 

It does the job

 
5.0
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Quality Construction
Verdict: I bought it mostly to track my sleep, which it does.It has so many other uses that I hope to use in future.It is easy to charge and sync with my computer and smart phone.

Read full review at ABT Electronics
1 year ago
ABT Electronics
 

Doesn't Fit Everybody

 
1.0
Verdict: This may be capable of doing what Fitbit claims. I wasn't able to test because, despite ordering the small, it is far too large to fit my adult wrist. My mistake for not just purchasing locally. Then I wouldn't have to pay for return shipping.
1 year ago
B&H Photo
 

Amazing

 
5.0
Pros: Makes you want to walk all the time!
Cons: None
Verdict: Love the item, tells me everything I want to know regarding my health and fitness. You can connect with friends and compete for the most steps which makes you want to get up and exercise! It's perfect for those who want to lose weight or get fit! The name says it all!!
1 year ago
very.co.uk
 

Fitbit HR

 
5.0
Verdict: More than an exercise monitor, the Fitbit inspires one to get out and move. By setting daily step goals and friend challenges, fun and competition bring daily movement to the conscience level. You just WANT to get out there and reach your goal..
1 year ago
Cabela's
 

Physical product is good. Synchronization not so good for me.

 
3.0
Verdict: The syncing feature worked four days. I gave used all of te troubleshooting tips provided and nothing works. Very disappointed since my phone is easier to read versus the Fitbit.
1 year ago
DICK'S Sporting Goods
 
 
5.0
Verdict: I received a package with old looking box. The product is supposed to have 5 day battery life. I am only getting 2 day battery life. I am wondering if I receivedon't a used one.

Read full review at Adorama
1 year ago
Adorama
 

Fun & easy to follow my fitness

 
4.0
Verdict: I've been on the verge of getting an "activity tracker" for a couple years but couldn't really find one that had the features I wanted w/o also having GPS and other more technical stuff.
1 year ago
Road Runner Sports
 

Prefer jawbone still

 
4.0
Verdict: Going from a jawbone activity band to fitbit does take some getting used to. The extra features like heart monitoring and watch are nice. Also being able to continue to use My Fitness Pal app is a bonus and helps keep people on track.
2 years ago
Verizon Wireless
 

Fantastic!

 
5.0
Verdict: As a 71 year old I keep active. Walking, cycling (40-50 mile trips), motorcycling (can be physically hard work) and gym.Going on holiday I planned to be active but wanted something that allowed me to track my activities in a different environment.
2 years ago
johnlewis.com
 

Very nice for the price!

 
5.0
Verdict: I had been using fitbit flex for the last two years and decided it was time for an upgrade. I love this as it is much more accurate with HR values during workouts and resting rate. In addition it will tell me who is calling on my cell which is nice while in a meeting as you can discreetly see who is...

Read full review at Overstock
2 years ago
Overstock
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