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Fitbit adds features to new Charge 2

Techstination feature for Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fitbit adds features to the new Charge 2.   I’m Fred Fishkin with BootCamp, your Techstination for gadgets and gear.     The latest fitness tracker from Fitbit…the Charge 2…takes what was the company’s top seller…the Charge HR…and makes it even better.    It features a much bigger display, the ability to connect to GPS on smartphones…along with notifications from  phones….and uses the Pure Pulse heart rate monitor to give you more information than ever before about your cardio fitness level.  Senior Product Marketing Manager Michael Polin…

“We take your estimated VO2 Max and we actually picture where you stand based on people similar to you.  So we give you a score and then we give you a rating and then we give you some guidance to improve.”

There’s also a new mode called Relax…that helps with guided breathing.  Also helpful are reminders to reach an hourly goal of 250 steps.   Battery life is typically about five days on a charge and the price…is about a hundred fifty dollars.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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