Gone are the days of manually tracking every minute of exercise.
Charge 2 by Fitbit has new features to continuously and automatically detect when you’re active and display statistics for you to monitor your own health, hassle-free.
The 24-hour monitoring also allows the tracker to recognise when you’ve been sedentary for too long: Charge 2 sends you Reminders to Move and urges you to take 250 steps every hour, which is equivalent to a few minutes of walking.
This helps you fight the sitting disease, a condition that affects 95% of office workers in Singapore and is the breeding ground for cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and other health problems.
Additionally, Charge 2 is smart enough to buzz you only when you’re inactive so your day isn’t disrupted by unnecessary notifications.
Its ability to immediately switch off these notifications when you’re asleep is aligned with yet another automatic and continuous monitoring feature to support you in getting more restful nights.
With Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights, you can gain more awareness on the quality of your rest at the touch of an App.
This could be useful in helping you detect insomnia, irregular sleep patterns and other sleep problems so you can decide if you want to seek proper medical care.
The benefits of an ever-vigilant monitoring system further extend into the realm of mental health.
Charge 2 uses your heart rate data to calibrate your breathing rate for its guided breathing feature, Relax, before tweaking the session to fit you.
You can thus effectively reduce your blood pressure, stress and anxiety in a way that is customised to your body’s natural breathing patterns.
Charge 2 gives you greater freedom over when and how to take charge of your health with its highly personalised features. Only a device that knows you, your lifestyle and your habits can adapt to what you need, as opposed to having a one-size-fits-all approach.
But Charge 2 can only be your health companion.
It cannot exercise for you, nor force you to work out.
If you’re ready to commit to a healthier mind and body, Charge 2 will make it easier by giving you customised tools to keep track of your health.
The question is: are you ready?
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This is a trial piece intended for publication in a B2C medical travel magazine.
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