Fitbit Charge 5 with built-in GPS, Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, on-wrist ECG app, up to 7 days battery life announced


Google just announced the Fitbit Charge 4, the company’s latest health & fitness tracker with built-in GPS and personalised heart rate features – all in a thinner, sleek aerodynamic design that is 10% thinner than its predecessor. The Charge 5 is the first Fibit tracker to include an EDA sensor, which measures the body’s response to stress through tiny changes in the sweat glands on your fingers. This was first introduced with the Fitbit Sense.

It features a 1.04-inch AMOLED color display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with an always-on display option. The display is also two-times brighter than its predecessor. The Charge 5 also includes built-in GPS, 20 exercise modes, automatic exercise recognition and an estimate of your V02 max. Plus, with Premium, you can access more than 200 workouts from certified trainers and popular brands like Daily Burn, barre3, obé and new high energy workouts from LES MILLS.

The ECG app will be available soon on Charge 5, bringing a critical tool to more people at a more approachable price. Charge 5 also tracks your heart rate 24/7 and provides notifications when you are above or below your personal ranges. The Charge 5 provides a holistic view of other key wellness metrics via the Health Metrics dashboard in the Fitbit app, including breathing rate, skin temperature variation and SpO2. With Premium, it also lets you track long-term trends and personal ranges.

This also has sleep tools like daily Sleep Score, Sleep Stages and SmartWake alarms. Premium members also receive a deeper analysis and guidance to improve sleep quality. In addition, there are contactless payments, option to receive/send notifications from/to your smartphone (quick replies with Android only), and option choose from 20 colorful clock faces to customize what information you want to see most.

The Fitbit Charge 5 comes in Black with Graphite Stainless Steel case, Lunar White with Soft Gold Stainless Steel case and Steel Blue with Platinum Stainless Steel case and is priced at US$ 179.95 (Rs. 13,350 approx.) / €179.95 in Europe / AU$ 269.95 in Australia. It also comes with a six-month Premium membership (for new or returning customers). Beginning today, it will be available to pre-order online at Fitbit.com and select global retailers, with worldwide availability this fall.


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