Google’s Fitbit has announced its latest fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 6, in the US. This successor to the Charge 5, which was introduced in 2021, is an advanced wearable device designed to assist users in achieving their fitness goals and improving their overall health.
The Fitbit Charge 6 promises to excel in heart rate tracking, thanks to advanced sensors and a machine-learning algorithm borrowed from Google’s Pixel Watch.
It offers up to 60% better accuracy during intense workouts like HIIT, spinning, and rowing. Additionally, users can monitor their heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation using the ECG app.
Moreover, the Fitbit Charge 6 offers more than 40 exercise modes, including new options like HIIT, strength training, and snowboarding. The device comes equipped with a built-in GPS, eliminating the need to carry a smartphone during outdoor workouts.
It provides insights into sleep quality, stress management with EDA scans, and other health metrics like blood oxygen saturation and heart rate variability. With six months of Fitbit Premium included, users gain access to a wide range of workout sessions and mindfulness sessions.
The Fitbit Charge 6 also offers seamless integration with compatible gym equipment and fitness apps, allowing users to view their real-time heart rate data during workouts. It can connect to popular fitness apps on Android and iOS devices, making it a versatile companion for gym-goers.
Fitbit Charge 6 Specifications
- Colour Touchscreen with Always-on display feature
- Built – Housing: Aluminum, glass, and resin; Band: Silicone with an aluminum buckle
- 40+ sports modes
- Sensors: Optical heart rate monitor, 3-axis accelerometer, Red and infrared sensors for oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring, Device temperature sensor, Multipurpose electrical sensors compatible with ECG app & EDA Scan app
- Tracks heart rate, sleep, SpO2, menstrual cycle, breathing rate, stress management and skin temperature
- Built-in GPS + GLONASS
- NFC with payments via Google Wallet
- Compatible with iOS and Android phones
- Google Fast Pair support
- Control YouTube Music (Premium subscription required) playback, Google Maps turn-by-turn directions
- Memory: Saves 7 days of detailed motion data, minute by minute; Saves daily totals for the last 30 days; Stores heart rate data at 1-second intervals during exercise tracking and at 5-second intervals all other times
- Water-resistant to 50 meters (5 ATM under ISO standard 22810:2010)
- Battery life of up to 7 days
Pricing and Availability
The Fitbit Charge 6 comes in three color options: Obsidian, Porcelain, and Coral, and is available for pre-order at USD 159.95 (Rs. 13,300 approx.) on Fitbit.com in the US. Accessories for the watch are also available to buy separately.
The Fitbit Charge 6 is also listed on the Google India site as “Coming Soon,” indicating that we can expect its launch in India in the near future.