One of the issues that have taken a back seat in our lives is physical fitness. Due to the hustles and bustles of life, you will find that people no longer have the time or luxury to mind their physical fitness. Our careers have also contributed to this laxity.
In the ancient times, most of the careers were so labor intensive such that individuals were constantly on the move. However, with the advent of technology, our careers as well as our lifestyles are centered on machines.
You no longer have to go to the bank to pay your bills or go to the post office to post a mail. All it takes is a few minutes on your Smartphone and you are good to go.
As a result, lifestyle disorders have slowly become a major concern, Diabetes and obesity being the most common. Heart diseases have also been on the rise recently.
It is for this reason that health experts have started numerous awareness campaigns on the importance of physical activity and fitness. As the sensitization widens, so has the advancement in the sector (of physical activity and fitness).
One of the recent developments is the fitbit Charge 2.
So what is the Fitbit Charge 2?
This is a fitness tracker that tracks your activity and exercise. It will record your every movement such that by the end of the day, you will have known how many calories you have burned.
All fitness junkies know about Fitbit and going by the number of sales recorded, it is probably the most popular one.
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Let us briefly mention some pros of the device
The tracker has a solid battery life. Once you charge it, it can last up to seven days. Yes, with the GPS on during the runs, the battery can actually last that long.
The device has a screen display which is easy to read. The screen is large so that you can easily tell the time and swiping the menu becomes simplified.
The tracker ensures constant monitoring of your heart. Every movement, every step that you take is captured by the device.
As with every new device in the market, you are bound to face several challenges while using this gadget.
Common problems facing FitBit Charge 2
Normally, the trackers sync with other android devices via Bluetooth. Your device may at times experience syncing issues.
Your tracker may also experience charging problems. You would leave it charging the whole night only to for it to switch off on you the next day.
The latest models of Fitbit trackers are touch enabled. This means that you could operate them as you do your Smartphone. You may experience the issue where your tracker does not respond to taps and swipes as is supposed to.
Some devices reach a point where they cannot update their software.
In some instances, you may find that your tracker has not been doing its job; of tracking your movements and calories burned.
There are many solutions to the issues we have stated above. However, the solution that is common to all the problems is restarting your device.
Now this presents us with another problem. It has come to our realization that there are FitBit users out there who do not know how to restart their devices.
This article will provide guide you on how to restart your FitBit Charge 2 device.
How to restart your Charge 2
The first step is you plug your charging cable into your computer. Note that you can either plug in the charger into the USB port of a computer or a UL-certified USB wall charger.
After that, you should plug your tracker into the charger. You do this by clipping the second end of the charger to the port on the back of the FitBit tracker.
You will notice that the charging cable is specifically designed for your tracker. Ensure that the pins on the charging side lock securely with the port.
If you want to have an easy time, ensure that the button on your tracker is aligned with the button opening on the cable. The tracker will vibrate and a battery icon will be displayed on the device’s screen.
This would indicate that the connection is secure. The tracker will also start charging.
Finally, press and hold the button for ten seconds. The FitBit logo and version number will be displayed on the screen as well as the tracker vibrating.
Once this happens, this will be an indication that your tracker has been reset and is ready for use all over again.
Other cons of the device
The device also is poor in tracking sleep. It simply gives the length of time you were asleep and whether you awake or restless.
Another issue with the data is that there is no proper analysis of it. In fact, the company charges a fee to offer this data analysis service. Other companies offer this service freely.
It is not waterproof. You would therefore be unable to use it in activities such as swimming, surfing and other water related activities.
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As we have seen, restarting the device is not that hard. You will also notice that the data on display does not change. You should also be aware that restarting the device is no guarantee that the persistent problems will be solved.
If a certain issue continues plaguing your device, then an alternative option is contacting the company support. The problem may be in-built and may require technical support which may be beyond your means.
The developers should also focus on improving the device as a whole. The gadget is fairly impressive to look at. However, some of its shortfalls are embarrassing for a device of its stature. For instance, sleep tracking and fitness tracking have no correlation at all. This should be basic data service provided.
To make matters worse, some of these downsides are fully addressed by rival companies, some of which are cheaper or of lower standards.