Manage Automatic tracking with Fitbit Charge 2
Tutorial to view all-day stats
Press the button to wake up your Fitbit Charge 2 and see the time of day. Tap the screen to see each of these all-day stats:
- Steps taken
- Current heart rate
- Distance covered
- Calories burned
- Floors climbed
- Active minutes
- Hourly activity
On your Fitbit dashboard you can find other information captured by your tracker, such as:
- Your sleep history, including hours slept and sleep patterns
- The hours of your day that you were stationary vs. active (walked at least 250 steps)
- Your exercise history and progress towards a weekly exercise goal
- Your beats per minute (BPM), average resting heart rate, and time spent in heart-rate zones
Fitbit Charge 2 Tutorial Viewing your heart rate
Charge 2 allows you to view your real-time heart rate and your resting heart rate on your tracker.
To view your heart rate, press the button until you get to the Heart rate screen where you’ll see your current heart rate. Tap to see your resting heart rate.
Using heart-rate zones on Fitbit Charge 2
based on American Heart Association recommendations are available by default, or you can create a custom zone if you have a specific heart rate you’re targeting.
Default heart-rate zones
Default heart-rate zones are calculated using your estimated maximum heart rate. Fitbit calculates your maximum heart rate with the common formula of 220 minus your age.
The heart icon you see above your current heart rate tells you your zone. Refer to the following table for an explanation of the different heart rate zones.
|Fitbit Charge 2 Default Heart-rate Zones|
|Out of Zone||Below 50% of your maximum heart rate.||Your heart rate may be elevated but not enough to be considered exercise.|
|Fat Burn||Between 50% and 69% of your maximum heart rate.||Low-to-medium intensity exercise zone. This zone may be a good place to start for those new to exercise. It’s called the Fat Burn zone because a higher percentage of calories are burned from fat, but the total calorie burn rate is lower.|
|Cardio||Between 70% and 84% of maximum heart rate.||Medium-to-high intensity exercise zone. In this zone you’re pushing yourself but not straining. For most people this is the exercise zone to target.|
|Peak||Greater than 85% of your maximum heart rate||High-intensity exercise zone. This zone is for short intense sessions that improve performance and speed.|
Custom heart-rate zones
Instead of using the default heart-rate zones, you can configure a custom zone or a custom max heart rate if you have a specific target in mind. For example, elite athletes might have a target that differs from the American Heart Association’s recommendations for the average person. When you’re in your custom zone you’ll see a solid heart on your tracker. When you’re not in the zone you’ll see an outline of a heart.