August 30, 2016

Fitbit’s Charge 2 can pair with your smartphone’s GPS

That means you can now easily map routes, while recording real-time data of factors like your pace and distance. That’s always useful if you need to tweak your fitness regime.

It also lets you customise exercise routines

Fitbit Cardio

If you have no idea where to start when it comes to exercise, the Charge 2’s interval workout mode might just help you out over here. For instance, this feature allows you to personalise your own fitness routines by guiding you in alternating periods of high-intensity exercises and recovery. All you’ve got do is be disciplined and follow the routines.

There are reminders for you to move about

Fitbit Reminders to Move

The Charge 2 will send reminders that encourage you to take 250 steps every hour, so that you won’t slacken off, and you remain active throughout the day.

While its SmartTrack feature records your exercise activity

Whether it’s running, walking, hiking, or biking, the Charge 2’s SmartTrack mode helps you log your exercise activity, even if you’ve forgotten to do it yourself. Now how’s that for convenience?

The Charge 2 uses PurePulse to monitor your heart rate

Basically, this mode paints a picture of your overall health, because it’s a gauge of how healthy your heart is. A VO2 Max (which is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen a person can consume), will be calculated based on your heart rate and exercise data. From there, it’ll be pretty simple judging how effective your training sessions are. 

It can also guide you through stress-relieving breathing sessions 

Fitbit Breathing Exercise

PurePulse isn’t just useful for improving training. The Charge 2 also has a feature called “Relax”, which records your breathing rate before coming up with individualized deep-breathing sessions. It’s like meditation but with a wristband that has real-time data and vibrational cues.

The Charge 2 even has a multi-sport mode

Fitbit Multi Sport

Now you’ll know how effective those stretches were during your yoga class! Best thing about this mode is the post-exercise summaries. You’ll always know what to improve on.

Need a swim-proof fitness wristband? Just check out the Flex 2

Fitbit Flex 2

It was about time Fitbit came up with a swim-proof wristband, and their very first one comes in the form of the Flex 2 – an ultra-slim tracker that has a water resistance of up to 50-metres. That aside, this gadget also helps you track your laps, duration, and calories burned.

It utilises SmartTrack automatic exercise tracking like the Charge 2

That’s the beautiful thing about the Flex 2. It isn’t just great in the pool or ocean, and you can consider this wristband your best friend whenever you walk, run, do aerobics or any kind of sport where your wrists are in motion. The Flex 2 has got your data recording settled with the auto SmartTrack feature.

Even cooler, there’s an LED display to detail your progress

The Flex 2 does this by using simple colour-coded lights that’ll show you how far you are from reaching your daily goals, while it also gives you call and text notifications.

But the Flex 2 isn’t just handy when it comes to keeping fit, it’s super stylish as well

Okay fine, so this isn’t a factor that’ll help you get into shape. But there’s no harm in looking good right? The Flex 2 turns on the style with rad design collaborations with the likes of Tory Burch and PUBLIC SCHOOL, but that’s not all. You can also customise your Flex 2 in whatever way you like with a series of bracelets and pendants. These include premium mirror-finished stainless steel, lariat-style necklaces in silver stainless steel, and 22k-plated gold stainless steel accessories.

Fitbit Pendant

Fitbit Bracelet

Fitbit Accessory

Fitbit Charge 2 ($248) will be available in late September and Flex 2 ($148) will be available in October at major Singapore retailers. The Charge 2 is available in black, blue, plum, and teal. The Flex 2 is available in black, lavender, magenta, and navy. Pricing at retailers may vary. Visit Fitbit’s official website at

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