Best Alternative to Microsoft Band

Why Fitbit Charge 2 is the best

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Fitbit has been in the fitness tracker game for quite some time and has ironed out a lot of the kinks you see with other companies. Its heart-rate monitors are fast and accurate, it can track most of the excersises you need for a complete workout, and it's Windows 10 Mobile app looks superb and functions virtually flawlessly.

Coming in firmly at a mid-range price, the Fitbit Charge 2 appears to offer quite a compelling proposition as a feature-packed fitness tracker that won't hit your bank account too hard.


For the best Microsoft Band alternative, take a look at the Fitbit Charge 2. Fitbit's Windows 10 Mobile app will give you the smoothest experience, and the Charge 2 is the most polished experience we've seen Fitbit offer. If you're a runner, the Fitbit Blaze will give you a little more bang for your buck, because it has the ability to use phone-connected GPS. Swimmers should give the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ a gander, because its waterproof rating means you can track your laps in the pool. However, the notification side of things is lackluster. For people who care more about the smartwatch capabilities of a wearable, Vector smartwatch offers a clean and unique experience for a wearable that does a great job of keep you connected.

Updated August 6, 2017: We fixed some inaccuracies regarding the functionality of the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Blaze.

Luke Filipowicz