I love my Band 2 but it has just started to develop a split in the strap so I know its just gonna fail on me soon. Listimg my Band 2 on ebay, it is sadly time to jump ship and so I picked up a Fitbit Charge 2 for £80 in last weeks Amazon Prime Day Sale. I feel anything more like an Apple Watch would be overkill.
Early comments are:
Great battery life, lasts for days - great for tracking sleep. I was charging my Band 2 every day.
Smaller and lighter on the wrist
Customisable clock face - display multiple elements on the time screen
Great app - easy to use and understand to track exercise, weight and food. Better visually than MS Health.
Notifications limited - calls, texts and calendars from IOS - forget Whatsapp, Facebook etc.
Notifications not stored and only a few words are displayed.
The Band 2 Clasp is brilliant. Being picky but I don't like the buckle-strap on the Fitbit but there isn't a similar equivalent.
Not worried about transferring my data from MS Health and the Fitbit Charge 2 will do what I want it to as an activity tracker/health tool but I miss my Band 2, particularly the notifications, as it was more of a smart watch than the Fitbit. The Fitbit app is particularly easy to use and intuitive. I am trying to link my wife’s Apple Watch, IOS Health App and My Fitness Pal and it is driving me nuts!