Today, let’s have a look at one of the most popular Fitbit trackers – Fitbit Charge HR.
What is Fitbit Charge HR?
This advanced tracking wristband will give you all-day activity tracking and continuous heart rate on your wrist. By measuring your heart rate 24/7, the Charge HR is able to display how much calorie is burned in each day.
With the assistance of a fitness tracker, you will soon reach your target workout intensity and gain effective insight of your health. It will give you all the stats counting steps, distance, floors climbed, and sleep quality as well, additionally.
Make every beat count with Charge HR!
Fitbit Charge HR FAQs – Get Answers!
In this article, I’m going to discuss a few problems that you may encounter with your Charge HR tracker.
1. Can You Change Fitbit Charge HR Band?
I’ve recently get asked whether or not the Fitbit Charge HR band is interchangeable.
According to Fitbit customer support, there’s no possible way to replace the strap on your Charge HR. However, you actually can swap the Fitbit broken band with an aftermarket product.
You will find plenty of sources on Amazon and eBay – most replacement strap set includes a torque screwdriver helping you do the change easier.
However, if your Charge HR fitness tracker is still under the warranty, I advise you to contact Fitbit immediately as soon as any problem with your band occurs. Using the aftermarket strap may lessen the company’s assurance period.
2. Is the Fitbit Charge HR Waterproof?
Fitbit already stated in the manual that the Charge HR is NOT waterproof; in fact, it is water-resistant. This means your tracker is sweat, rain, and splash-proof – it can deal with the sweatiest workout and daily shower.
You are highly recommended not to swim with Fitbit Charge HR tracker as it cannot withstand the force associated with swimming strokes.
The lack of waterproof function is one potential deal-breaker of this tracker.
Surprisingly, I’ve just heard about the WATERPROOF Fitbit Charge HR guaranteed by Waterfi. Using the PlatinumX Waterproofing Technology, this Waterfi edition allows you to enjoy all kinds of water activities (swim, surf, or dive) for an unlimited amount of time.
Here is a waterproof test with Fitbit Charge HR – Waterfi edition:
3. How to Pair Fitbit Charge HR?
You don’t know how to set up your Charge HR on a PC or a mobile device.
I get it.
- For the computer: Visit fitbit.com/setup and download Fitbit Connect; then install it – this free software application instantly connects your fitness tracker to the fitbit.com dashboard.
- For the smartphone: Visit fitbit.com/devices and download the Fitbit App – choose your device from a full list of supported devices.
What if your phone says that it is unable to communicate with the Charge HR?
Make sure you set up the Fitbit tracker directly through the Fitbit App.
When running the app, tap on the Devices tab on top and a list of devices compatible with the account will show up.
There’s a ‘Use Bluetooth’ checkbox that you should have a look. I’m not really sure whether the notification uses Bluetooth or not, but just try it anyway. Again, touch the HR tab for a list of options; then, let’s find out if the notification switch is on for certainty.
Remember to restart the software about 3 times to ensure that it is reset (or rebooted) properly. If you still not get the notifications, then follow the instructions in the link below:
4. Is Fitbit Charge 2 and Charge HR the Same?
Before you on the order button, it’s a must to view the brief comparison of the Charge HR and its upgraded version, the Charge 2, to find out which one is the best option when it comes to monitor your activity and health effortlessly.
At a glance:
|Fitbit Charge HR||Fitbit Charge 2|
|Color||Black, plum, blue, teal, tangerine, pink||Black, plum, blue, teal, lavender/rose gold, gunmetal|
|GPS||No||Connected GPS via mobile|
|Mobile notifications||Caller ID alerts||Call, text, and calendar alerts|
|PurePulse heart rate monitor||Yes||Yes|
|Battery life||Up to 5 days on one charge||Up to 5 days on one charge|
|Price||$129.95 on Fitbit||$149.95 on Fitbit|
Overall, Fitbit Charge 2 is equipped with more advanced features. With the guided breathing mode, it enables to record your workouts, measure cardio fitness, and help you stay motivated.
These two devices are now available for purchase on Fitbit main page.
5. How to Reset Fitbit Charge HR Time?
If you want to reset both the time and date on your Charge HR, here are steps:
- Log in to your fitbit.com dashboard
- Click on the gear icon (top right corner)
- Click Settings then
- Visit your Personal Info page and scroll down to the bottom in order to modify your time zone
- Save all the changes
- Click the Fitbit Connect icon and tap Sync Now
First of all, you need to check if you set the correct time zone on your account. After the change is made, please restart Fitbit Charge HR. In case the tracker keeps showing the incorrect time and date, restart the tracker and follow the instructions then force sync your tracker again.
6. How to Wear Fitbit Charge HR?
The Charge HR is designed to track your heart rate accurately when it is worn on your wrist. For all-day wear, I advise you to wear the tracker below your wrist bone just as you wear a watch. The gap between the Charge HR and your flat edge must fit a finger’s width.
But, for the best heart rate accuracy, try putting the Charge HR higher on your wrist when you are exercising. One thing I want to remind you is – do not wear your fitness tracker too tight; otherwise, it will surely restricts blood flow affecting the heart rate signal.
When the workout is over, you should remove Fitbit Charge HR off your wrist, dry the band, and change to the normal wear.
7. What Does Fitbit Charge HR Do?
Designed as a fitness tracker, the Charge HR lets you track your heart rate, calories burned, and active minutes, as well as measure steps taken, floors climbed, and distance traveled. It will show you how long and how well your sleep is, also.
In addition to tracking your health stats, Charge HR serves as a clock – simply press the button on the edge to see the time – and the silent alarm.
8. Which Size Fitbit Charge HR to Buy?
The Charge HR is available in small, large, and extra large.
- The small size is for a wrist between 5.5 and 6.7 inches (14 – 17 cm)
- The large tracker fits a wrist between 6.3 and 7.6 inches (16.1 – 19.4 cm)
- The extra large is for a wrist between 7.6 and 9.1 inches (19.4 – 23 cm)
If you can’t decide which size to buy between the small and large, then go with larger of the two sizes. When wearing a tracker, it’s better to have a little extra room. Personally, the overlap is not a matter to me.
I’ve tried the tightest setting on the large Charge HR but everything is still fine.
Nevertheless, I still recommend you to download and print this Wristband Sizing Tool for an accurate estimate of what size fits you perfectly. This is the easiest way to know your real Fitbit Charge HR tracker size.
Wrap Things Up
For more detailed information about this product, you can visit Fitbit Store.
Simply ask us anything if you have specific questions; yet, you may want to contact the Fitbit Community Forum for more relevant conversations and answers.
Freely start a new topic and ask what your inquiry if you don’t find the issue you’re looking for. Be sure to include details when describing the problem you are encountering so that other users might assist you.