Fitbit Charge 5 is a new fitness tracker with a more streamlined appearance and brighter display than its predecessor. The Fitbit Charge 5 is 10% slimmer than the Fitbit Charge 4, yet it still has a battery life of up to 7 days, according to Fitbit. The fitness band has a new health measure called the Daily Readiness Score, which assesses your workout “readiness” and recommends what you should do on any given day based on your heart rate, sleep, and activity. Depending on the score, it may recommend gentle yoga, high-intensity activities, or even relaxation. The Fitbit Charge 5 also has an ECG app on the wrist and an EDA sensor for measuring stress levels.
Fitbit Charge 5 price in India, availability
In India, the new Fitbit Charge 5 begins at Rs. 14,999. In the United States, it will cost $179.95 (approximately Rs. 13,300), in Europe, EUR 179.95 (about Rs. 15,600), and in Australia, AUD 269.95 (roughly Rs. 14,500). The Fitbit Charge 5 is available in three colours: graphite/black, platinum/steel blue, and soft gold/lunar white. The fitness band will be available for pre-order starting on Wednesday, August 25 in various countries, but will not be available until the fall in India. Fitbit Premium membership for six months is included in the purchasing price.
Fitbit Charge 5 specifications and features
The Fitbit Charge 5 comes with a silicone band and is made of a mix of aluminium, glass, and resin. On the sides are stainless steel rails that serve as sensors for both the ECG app and the EDA sensors. A 1.04-inch colour AMOLED touchscreen display with 450 nits of peak brightness, an Always-On mode, and no buttons are included with the wearable. Fitbit claims that the Charge 5 is 10% slimmer than the Charge 4 and has a 2x brighter display.
The fitness tracker comes with 20 different watch faces, GPS + GLONASS, a SpO2 sensor, a skin temperature sensor, an optical heart rate monitor, and NFC. With a water resistance of up to 50 metres, the Fitbit Charge 5 is suitable for swimming.
It works with both Apple and Android smartphones running iOS 12.2 or above, as well as Android 8.0 or higher. Fitbit says that the Charge 5’s battery may last up to 7 days and that charging takes around two hours.
The Fitbit Charge 5 can receive email and phone alerts and has fast responses (only for Android), a Do Not Disturb option, a Smart Wake alarm that goes off 30 minutes before its scheduled time during your ideal period of sleep, and Fitbit Pay contactless payments (in select markets). It connects to a smartphone through Bluetooth, and Android users may use Google Fast Pair.
The Fitbit Charge 5 includes a Daily Readiness Score, which is exclusively available to Fitbit Premium customers. On a particular day, it basically informs you whether you should focus on recuperation or conduct an intensive workout. The score is calculated based on activity level, sleep quality over the previous three days, and heart rate variability. 20 goal-setting workout modes, real-time activity zone minutes tracking, automated exercise detection, and sleep monitoring are among the other health features of the new Fitbit tracker. The Daily Readiness Score function will be accessible via an update to the Charge 5, as well as the Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2, Luxe, and Inspire 2 devices, according to Fitbit.
The ECG app, which is now only accessible on Fitbit Sense, will not be included with the Charge 5 at launch, but the firm claims it will be available shortly. The ECG software will generate a PDF report after each evaluation that users may share with their doctors to check for atrial fibrillation. In addition, when the heart rate is over or below the desired range, the Charge 5 will deliver on-wrist alerts. Breathing rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, menstrual cycle, and blood oxygen saturation are all included (SpO2).
Users may access video exercises from businesses like Daily Burn, Physique 57, Popsugar, Aaptiv, and more with the included Fitbit Premium membership. There are also over 300 mindfulness sessions from Deepak Chopra, Croix, Breethe, and others available. Fitbit has also teamed up with Calm to provide Fitbit users with 30 new pieces of content.