Fitbit Charge HR - Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor - Large - Tangerine £59.99 - Cleverboxes
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Fitbit Charge HR - Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor - Large - Tangerine £59.99 - Cleverboxes

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Found 12th MayMade hot 12th May
60 quid is a steal if you are wanting a Fitbit for half the price of the new one. No difference

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It's a good price, just be prepared for a few replacements! Charge HR has a number of issues with the strap and some other bits, in all fairness to fitbit, they've always been good a replacing faulty ones!
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Good price but shame about the colour

It's a good price, just be prepared for a few replacements! Charge HR has a number of issues with the strap and some other bits, in all fairness to fitbit, they've always been good a replacing faulty ones!

arctixx

It's a good price, just be prepared for a few replacements! Charge HR has … It's a good price, just be prepared for a few replacements! Charge HR has a number of issues with the strap and some other bits, in all fairness to fitbit, they've always been good a replacing faulty ones!



​Ive had my charge HR for a while and it's been golden. it all luck I guess. I've heard (I haven't looked into it at all) that the charge 2 hr has the same heart rate monitor as this one. I'd get this over the charge 2 if it's true.

RunningSquid

Ive had my charge HR for a while and it's been golden. it all luck I … Ive had my charge HR for a while and it's been golden. it all luck I guess. I've heard (I haven't looked into it at all) that the charge 2 hr has the same heart rate monitor as this one. I'd get this over the charge 2 if it's true.


i went through 3 charge hr in the space of a few months... ened up getting a blaze to stop the band issue, but had issues with the hr laser burning my skin, so have now completely given up on fitbit

Don't bother. On my 3rd Charge HR in 14 months. So flimsy. Customer service is 100% and the replacements are quick but what a faff!

Meh.
https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sports/fitness-watches/gps-watch-music-spark/black-large/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/tomtom.com

I know what I'd rather spend my money on (and already did and am enjoying it hugely). I know the spark has no HR but it has GPS for running/walking/cycling/whatever, activity tracking including swimming, as well as 3GB for Music. Also, chest strap HR monitors (which can pair with the Spark) are better.


Edited by: "tonyspoons" 12th May

Can anyone who has both give me an idea on how much tech you get in this compared to xiaomi mi band 2 for roughly £17 please?

I am puzzled why people go through multiples of these.... Must mean they are good even if the straps break frequently?

eklynne

Don't bother. On my 3rd Charge HR in 14 months. So flimsy. Customer … Don't bother. On my 3rd Charge HR in 14 months. So flimsy. Customer service is 100% and the replacements are quick but what a faff!



I echo the replacement comment, I am having my third delivered today for free but I would say definitely bother. The customer service is first class, no arguments and a replacement with me within 2 days of reporting fault every time.

tonyspoons

Meh.https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sports/fitness-watches/gps-watch-music-spark/black-large/http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/tomtom.comI know what I'd rather spend my money on (and already did and am enjoying it hugely)



This doesn't record hr?



Constant heart rate monitoring, I believe the Mi Band 2 only does intervals. Fitbit app is more refined and also likely to have more people with one, they do weekly/weekend challenges between friends, can push you that bit more for encouragement. Other than that, who knows, I guess Fitbit warranty/replacements would be better.

dahat

Can anyone who has both give me an idea on how much tech you get in this … Can anyone who has both give me an idea on how much tech you get in this compared to xiaomi mi band 2 for roughly £17 please?

tonyspoons

Meh.https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sports/fitness-watches/gps-watch-music-spark/black-large/http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/tomtom.comI know what I'd rather spend my money on (and already did and am enjoying it hugely)



Yeah would require this model instead, still a good price with GPS built in.

tomtom.com/en_…ll/

Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 12th May

CrazyK1tten

This doesn't record hr?


I edited my comment (seemingly after you pressed quote).

I know it doesn't track HR, but as someone that does a lot of running, I view GPS+Music as being more valuable commodities than arbitrary day-long HR recordings. I'm sure the crowd that own fitness trackers will be quick to tell me how wrong I am but it's just my opinion. It's extremely fashionable at the moment to be seen with one of these accouterments, but if people want to be fit then get out and do some proper exercise, don't spend £60 on a fancy plastic bracelet.

Edited by: "tonyspoons" 12th May

tonyspoons

Meh.https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sports/fitness-watches/gps-watch-music-spark/black-large/http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/tomtom.comI know what I'd rather spend my money on (and already did and am enjoying it hugely). I know the spark has no HR but it has GPS for running/walking/cycling/whatever, activity tracking including swimming, as well as 3GB for Music. Also, chest strap HR monitors (which can pair with the Spark) are better.




Can that one link with Strava...?


Thanks

VimesUK

Can that one link with Strava...?Thanks


Yes, you link your TomTom account with Strava and all of your runs/cycling etc end up in there. Strava doesn't do pace tracking though, just the activity you measure with GPS.

Edited by: "tonyspoons" 12th May

tonyspoons

Yes, you link your TomTom account with Strava and all of your … Yes, you link your TomTom account with Strava and all of your runs/cycling etc end up in there. Strava doesn't do pace tracking though, just the activity you measure with GPS.



Thanks for that. It would be for my son in law, he wanted something with a GPS to link with is Strava tracking.

I only paid £46 for this exact fitbit last month. I'd say it's worth the money but it's very red! I was hoping it was more of a coral colour.

I got it because I have vitality life insurance and you get rewards for doing steps and work outs and it's been amazing for that. The heart rate monitor is a really good feature and a lot of the cheaper bands don't seem to have it.

tonyspoons

I'm sure the crowd that own fitness trackers will be quick to tell me how … I'm sure the crowd that own fitness trackers will be quick to tell me how wrong I am but it's just my opinion.



Fair enough having an opinion and sharing it, but then to come out with snobby comments like:

tonyspoons

but as someone that actually does fitness rather than someone who likes … but as someone that actually does fitness rather than someone who likes to believe they do fitness



What an arrogant attitude! Anyone wanting an acurate TDEE (i.e. for weight loss) will almost certainly do better with constant HRM, so its horses for courses. Give an opinion by all means, but no means to be so judgemental.

Had mine for about a year. No faults. Before that I had a fitbit one. Again, no faults.

Bought my Charge HR for £65.

Been sulearching for weeks for a good Fitbit deal and then this popped up like a sign. My daughter has this model in purple and it's fab, no issues at all and she does a lot of sport for her school. Also, 8% quidco and a 5% discount code too which is a bonus xx

CakeTea

I got it because I have vitality life insurance and you get rewards for … I got it because I have vitality life insurance and you get rewards for doing steps and work outs and it's been amazing for that.


Wow, according to their website a Joint Life Insurance policy with 'Wellness Optimiser' costs a minimum of £40/month for a Joint Policy with £3.80 extra per person for the 'membership' - so minimum £571.20, which is an awful lot for Life Insurance. I don't doubt that you can make the discounts work for you (with some effort) but you are paying for the 'discounts' or 'rewards' up front.

Do they offer any discounted policies through comparison sites or anything? Seems steep otherwise!

morpheus

What an arrogant attitude! Anyone wanting an acurate TDEE (i.e. for … What an arrogant attitude! Anyone wanting an acurate TDEE (i.e. for weight loss) will almost certainly do better with constant HRM, so its horses for courses. Give an opinion by all means, but no means to be so judgemental.


I agree that does come across as unnecessarily arrogant and I have edited it. I have lots of friends that wear these things and like to talk about their 'steps' and what not, but I rarely see them do actual exercise. I apologise for tarring all with the same brush.
Edited by: "tonyspoons" 12th May

My charge HR has radomly died for some reason - not happy as its not old! Please can someone send me the customer services telephone number? It was a girt for my birthday - so no receipt Will they still replace?

Many thanks

Fitbit's are terrible. I've had four that have fallen apart - the latest of which has completely detached from the strap and therefore no longer works. Shocking.

tonyspoons

I edited my comment (seemingly after you pressed quote).I know it doesn't … I edited my comment (seemingly after you pressed quote).I know it doesn't track HR, but as someone that does a lot of running, I view GPS+Music as being more valuable commodities than arbitrary day-long HR recordings. I'm sure the crowd that own fitness trackers will be quick to tell me how wrong I am but it's just my opinion. It's extremely fashionable at the moment to be seen with one of these accouterments, but if people want to be fit then get out and do some proper exercise, don't spend £60 on a fancy plastic bracelet.



It does track and record HR but it's not very accurate. As a runner, you probably rely on chest straps then as it's the only way I can remotely accurate data (and the Garmin ones have Running Dynamics). But as a glorified step counter with good social platform it's worth the money, and it does encourage you to be active even on your days off.

I know allot of people who used these and ended up with rashes on their wrists. Maybe they fixed the problem?

On amazon liked at pink one for mrs was £63 this model is old so should get some good deals but read reviews as strap tends to fail and you can't replace the strap!!!
I've gone for an Alta version

All fitbit models have issues with belt strap I don't know why they can't fix it. I guess blaze is the only model that doesn't have similar belt strap.

Seeing as it's been posted on the thread already, I'd echo the comments about the Tom Tom Spark, fantastic bit of kit.

Replaced my MS band for it. The Band is meant to have one of the more accurate optical heart rate monitors, but I think I missed it for all of about 10 minutes.

My partner has the Charge HR and she's obsessed with hitting the steps target but as others have said it's a bit of an arbitrary measurement. Good if it gets people up about about in a competitive way I suppose.

My girlfriends one is horrendous.
Strap coming away plastic snapped screw threads too.
Fails to sync etc
One of the worst products I've ever been around.

I had one a couple of years ago. I found it really uncomfortable and irritated my wrist.

Bought mine in October 2015 and it still is looking good. Strap holding well, touch wood.

Suffered from the widely reported strap issues after 11 months.
Fitbit Customer Services refused to help, as it wasn't purchased from one of their approved resellers.
A common excuse by Fitbit CS apparently, so you might want to check where you buy from.

Hi this looks perfect for.me , did you have to buy their Bluetooth headphones ? If not is there any you can recommend ? Also can I use this on my bike


tonyspoons

Meh.https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sports/fitness-watches/gps-watch-music-spark/black-large/http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/tomtom.comI know what I'd rather spend my money on (and already did and am enjoying it hugely). I know the spark has no HR but it has GPS for running/walking/cycling/whatever, activity tracking including swimming, as well as 3GB for Music. Also, chest strap HR monitors (which can pair with the Spark) are better.


You've Been Tango'd

pagehamillton

Hi this looks perfect for.me , did you have to buy their Bluetooth … Hi this looks perfect for.me , did you have to buy their Bluetooth headphones ? If not is there any you can recommend ? Also can I use this on my bike



http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tom-tom-spark-music-watch-60-98-delivered-with-code-tomtom-2676814?p=30870388

Not to hijack, but there's info here fro those that have expressed interest in the tom tom spark.


Edited by: "stewart323" 12th May

Crikey - I know taste is subjective but that colour is awful

I've had my fitbit charge hr for over 2 years now and no sign of wear of the band or any issue with the fitbit. I think it's great!

You can get a fitbit charge hr 2 for this price if you buy each piece separate and put together your self from ebay, i did just buy the strap charger and screen

Agree that the build quality of the Charge HR is a bit low. Over the course of two years I had four replacements. One for the device failing to sync, and three for the band peeling away. Luckily the EU warranty for Fitbit lasts two years and Fitbit are quick to replace. But last month when the band failed again, they offered me a free replacement Charge HR (which they'd never replace again because the warranty was about to end) or any other fitbit for half price.

So I got the Alta HR for £65 instead, partly because the straps are so easy to change, but mainly because a new Fitbit means a new two years of warranty.

Be aware that's probably an option for all you Charge HR users out there.

Gazbert

Agree that the build quality of the Charge HR is a bit low. Over the … Agree that the build quality of the Charge HR is a bit low. Over the course of two years I had four replacements. One for the device failing to sync, and three for the band peeling away. Luckily the EU warranty for Fitbit lasts two years and Fitbit are quick to replace. But last month when the band failed again, they offered me a free replacement Charge HR (which they'd never replace again because the warranty was about to end) or any other fitbit for half price.So I got the Alta HR for £65 instead, partly because the straps are so easy to change, but mainly because a new Fitbit means a new two years of warranty.Be aware that's probably an option for all you Charge HR users out there.


I have almost 6 months left so I took the replacement bit it took me 10 days to decide this time as last time the offer was 30% but I guess they decided it wasn't enough and increased it to 50%. How does the alta compare to this charge hr ?
I'm about to open my 5th tracker and my 4th replacement since November that came this week. I had black originally then went tangerine,blue,purple and back to black again. I almost took the other option this time but decided to wait as I suspect there will be a new blaze this year.

Great tracker especially if you want the basics with hr. If you want GPS or smart features look elsewhere. I would personally avoid it though and buy one with a removable strap its 100% a must on my next watch/band.
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