There may be a lot of new fitness wearables available in the market right now, but one of the earliest brands to offer consumers a way to track all their fitness activities is FitBit. And now their latest product, the Charge 2 wearable is finally available for purchase in more markets around the world. They also announced they will be launching two more variants, a Special Edition Series, by December, so in case you’re looking to give a fitness tracker gift, you might want to wait for what they’re launching.
But if you want to have one as soon as possible the FitBit Charge 2 is now available in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and China. Then by next month, it will be expanding to Japan, Latin America, and South Korea. Accessory bands will also be available by next month for those who like a little more variety in their wearables. This is one of the things that’s new with the Charge 2, that users can interchange the bands.
Another thing that differentiates the Charge 2 from the earlier version, the Charge HR, is that it has a larger display, therefore making more information available from the device itself. It can also now utilize your smartphone’s GPS to gather how far you actually “travel”. There are also now more than specific workouts that it can track (and a smart track exercise recognition to help you with that), interval workout mode, automatic sleep tracking, guided breathing sections, etc.
FitBit has also partnered with PurePulse, which lets you track your heart-rate even without the separate HR strap. The FitBit Charge 2 is priced at $149.95 while the accessory bands can be bought from $29.95 to $69.95. The Special Edition Series, a 22-karat rose gold tracker and a matte-black gunmetal tracker will be available in December for $179.95.