Google has officially unveiled the new fitness tracker Fitbit Charge 5. Compared to its predecessor, the new product has received a significantly redesigned design and a number of additional features and capabilities.
The Fitbit Charge 5 is the first device in the lineup to feature an AMOLED color display. The display itself has increased by 10% compared to the Charge 4, its diagonal is 1.04 inches. Maximum brightness increased from 200 nits on Charge 4 to 450 nits. Always-on Display is available. The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 protective glass.
The new generation fitness tracker received sensors for recording an electrocardiogram and tracking the body’s response to stress. There are also more familiar sensors for tracking physical activity, sleep phases, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation level. For Fitbit Premium subscribers, the Daily Readiness Score function is additionally available. She recommends training intensity based on the user’s previous activity.
The presence of a GPS module is also noted. The battery provides up to 7 days of battery life, but when the Always-on Display function is activated, the autonomy is reduced to 2 days, and with constant use of GPS – up to 5 hours. It takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery. The body of the novelty has become 10% thinner than that of the Charge 4. You can swim with the tracker, the Fitbit Charge 5 is declared water-resistant up to 50 meters. Another innovation was the use of Infinity Bands. According to the manufacturer, they are more comfortable for training than previous straps.
The device can be used in conjunction with smartphones running Android and iOS. Android smartphone owners can receive notifications on the tracker screen and even respond to them with pre-configured quick replies. Additionally, it is reported about the support of the payment service Fitbit Pay.
The new Fitbit Charge 5 fitness tracker is already available for pre-order at a price of $ 179.95 ($ 30 more than its predecessor at the time of sales). For new consumers, this price already includes a 6-month Fitbit Premium subscription. It usually costs $ 9.99 per month. The choice of users is offered versions in black, silver and gold color options. Actual sales will begin this fall.
A source: The verge