The successor to the Charge 4 inherits important health functions from the premium fitness tracker smartwatch Fitbit Sense. In addition, Fitbit is replacing the grayscale OLED with a colored AMOLED in the Charge 5 and is announcing a partnership with Calm, the provider of the well-known app for relaxation and sleep.
The successor to the Charge 4 not only takes over the integrated GPS but also interesting health management functions from the Fitbit Sense smartwatch. It includes an EKG app to recognize signs of atrial fibrillation and to be able to react if necessary. Fitbit also integrates the EDA sensor of the Sense in Charge 5. The electrical multi-way sensor scans electrodermal activities of the skin in order to identify symptoms of stress.
In the future, Fitbit will use an app from Calm to reduce stress. The app for meditation and sleep has been around for a long time for Android and iOS. Calm should now come to the Charge 5 health tracker and the Fitbit Sense smartwatch and offer Fitbit Premium subscribers additional content.
Fitbit determines a daily form index from the daily health data, which also includes heart rate and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). This should give the premium subscribers information about whether you are fit enough for a workout or, better still, should recover. The ECG and daily form index are expected to be updated later on the health tracker, the daily form index should then also be available in connection with the smartwatches Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2, and the fitness trackers Luxe and Inspire 2. Athletes should be able to benefit from 20 training modes, automatic training recognition, and an estimate of the V02max value.
Visually, Fitbit Charge 5 differs from the more angular shape of Charge 4 with softer lines. According to the manufacturer, it is 10% thinner than its predecessor. In addition, the Charge 5 has a color display that, according to the manufacturer, is twice as bright as its predecessor, with a choice of around 20 dials. The Charge 5 regulates the brightness via an ambient light sensor, and the display can also stay on permanently if desired (always-on display). The duration should still be able to reach up to 7 days.
The Charge 5 can be pre-ordered from today for 179.95 euros in the colors graphite/black, platinum/steel blue, and gold / lunar white and will be available from autumn. A six-month trial subscription for Fitbit Premium is associated with the purchase. This includes, among other things, guided workouts and relaxation exercises from the provider LesMills. In addition to silicone infinity straps, Fitbit also wants to offer breathable sports straps, nylon straps with Velcro fastener, and handmade Horween leather straps in the accessories program.
Fitbit Charge 5 release date, price
The Fitbit Charge 5 fitness tracker smartwatch has been priced at $179.95 and is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com and Bestbuy.com online retailers. The health tracker comes in three options: Black with Graphite Stainless Steel, Lunar White with Soft Gold Stainless Steel, and Steel Blue with Platinum Stainless Steel.