The Fitbit Charge 2 just got a lot better, with the latest software update bringing some welcome new features to the fitness tracker.
Since our initial review we've been testing the Fitbit Charge 2 over a longer period of time, and some of the problems we've noted have finally been remedied in this latest update.
Among the new features is a workout pause function, which is something we've really been hankering for and is something Samsung recently added to the Gear Fit2. Now, if you need to stop during a tracked exercise you can simply put it on hold and then resume when you're ready. Plus, you'll be able to view on-screen exercise summaries for one hour after your workout finishes.
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Another much-asked-for feature being added is an on-display battery indicator. Until now we've only been able to see the Charge 2's battery life in the app, with the tracker itself only alerting us when the battery is about to run dry.
You'll also now be able to see your heart rate zone on the device's screen, seeing how close you are to reaching your maximum HR.
The guided breathing feature now adds vibration prompts for breathing in and out, meaning you can keep your eyes closed while getting your dose of mindfulness. The new 'do not disturb' mode will also help you to cut a bit of stress by letting you stop incoming notifications directly from the device itself.
As for notifications, you'll now see a + sign to indicate when you've got more than one notification queued, while text notifications will now show the message before the sender's name.
Oh, and let's not forget the new clock face, which will display hours, minutes and seconds all at once. The new update is rolling out to devices now - you should see it appear in the app very soon, if not already.
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