The Fitbit Charge 5 is the first Fitbit device to be released under Google and it features a color display and a thinner design.
“As our approach to strength evolves, we’re introducing Fitbit Charge 5, our most advanced health and fitness tracker, to help keep a pulse on your fitness, stress, heart health, sleep, and overall wellbeing – all in a thinner, sleek design,” the Fitbit team writes in the announcement post. “With a brighter, color touchscreen and up to seven days of battery life (varies with use), Charge 5 delivers the convenience features you need to focus on what’s most important.”
The big feature here, of course, is that color display, and had this been around a year ago when I opted for the Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch, I would have gone with this smaller and sleeker tracker instead. The display is AMOLED, offers an always-on option, and is twice as bright as that of its predecessor.
The Charge 5 is Fitbit’s first tracker to feature an EDA sensor for measuring your body’s response to stress, and it will provide a daily stress management score in the Fitbit app. It will also soon include ECG capabilities in select countries, and it provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring with notifications, and of course all of the sleep tools for which Fitbit is famous.
The Fitbit Charge 5 comes with six months of Fitbit Premium for free, and that paid service has also been updated with new features, including a Daily Readiness experience that can help you understand if your body is ready for a workout or if you should prioritize recovery instead.
The Fitbit Charge 5 costs $179.95 and can be preordered now. It will ship worldwide this fall, Google says.
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