Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Band Specs & Price

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The Fitbit Charge HR is a slightly upgraded version of the Fitbit Charge. Unlike the earlier fitness band, it boasts heart rate monitoring capability – tracking your heart rate round the clock – and enables you sync information wirelessly.

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The Design

There is noticeable similarity between the Fitbit Charge HR and the earlier Charge in terms of look. It sports a tiny black OLED display that shows information such as time and steps taken.

There is a button at the side for lighting up the display to see this information. It features a rubberized band, with the strap attached using a buckle-like clasp similar to that of a standard watch. At the base is a bulging optical heart-rate monitor.

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Fitbit Charge HR comes in small and large sizes and with a proprietary USB dongle for charging.

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Heart Rate and Exercise Tracking

The heart-rate monitor that comes with the Fitbit Charge HR is its main improvement over the Charge. It provides 24-hour everyday tracking of your heart rate. The heart rate monitor features green LED lights, which flash as heart rate data is being gathered.

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The heart-rate technology used is Pure Pulse – the same one used for the Fitbit Surge – which starts automatically once the device is worn on the wrist. That’s in addition to regular tracking of steps taken, elevation and intensity of exercise.

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Fitbit Charge HR can automatically detect when you fall asleep and keep track of your heart rate. It lets you track individual exercise sessions as well. Holding down the side button starts a separate tracking, including of heart rate, for an exercise session.

The fitness band calculates average and peak heart rates as well as resting heart rate.

Additional Details

With the aid of the Fitbit app, the Charge HR shows you notifications of incoming calls to your smartphone. The app is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows mobile operating systems while also allowing sync with Windows and Mac computers.

The Fitbit app works with numerous third-party applications. Fitbit Charge HR has an impressive battery life of five days.

Pricing and availability

Fitbit Charge HR will costs 119.99 GBP. It is not yet available in Nigeria and we currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Fitbit Charge HR Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N37,000 to N55,000 at launch.

Fitbit Charge HR Specs

Here are a few specs of the Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Tracker:

General Features

  • Platform: Fitbit
  • Processor:
  • Memory:
  • Colours: Numerous
  • Height:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Slot: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes, ATM 5 (Sweat, Splash, and Rain Proof)
  • Dustproof:
  • Standalone Calls & SMS: No
  • Sync with Phone: Yes (iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows Phone, Mac and Windows PC)

Display & Camera

  • Display: OLED Touch Display
  • Display Protection:
  • Camera: No


  • Built-in Storage:
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: No
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: No
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: No
  • EDGE: No
  • HSPA+: No
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: No
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: No
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, for Charging


  • SMS/MMS: Yes (Notifications)
  • Instant Messaging: Yes (Notifications)
  • Push Emails: No (Notifications)
  • Email Protocol: No


  • Music Player: No (But you can control music on your phone)
  • Video Player: No
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: No
  • 3.5mm Jack: No


  • Navigation:
  • Maps: Yes (Activity Mapping)

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Altimeter: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: Yes
  • Gyroscope:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Hepatic Vibration Motor: Yes

Other Features

  • Fitness Apps: Yes
  • Image Editor: No
  • Video Editor: No
  • Image Viewer: No
  • Video Viewer: No
  • Maximum Operating Altitude: 9100 metres (30,000 feet)


  • Battery: Li-Po Battery
  • Battery Life: up to 5 days of normal use
  • Average Charge Time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Charger: USB Charging (Propietary)

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Fitbit Charge HR Fitness Band Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: May 17th, 2016

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