Leaked Fitbit Charge 5 promo video reveals price and release date for the upcoming advanced fitness tracker with built-in GPS, ECG app, and EDA sensor
The Fitbit Charge 5 has appeared in a promo video that details a lot of the main functions and features of the upcoming advanced fitness tracker. According to the clip, three of the highlights are its built-in GPS for accurate location support, an electrocardiogram (ECG) app that will be available to users in “select countries”, and the electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for stress management. Unsurprisingly, the Fitbit Charge 5 is clearly aimed at users who want to keep a very close eye on their fitness and health-related regimes.
In conjunction with the Fitbit Premium service, when connected to a supported smartphone (iOS or Android) the Fitbit Charge 5 can produce a daily readiness score, which is formed by taking data such as hours of sleep and heart-rate measurements into account. An appropriate workout or rest session can then be suggested, with the Fitbit Charge 5 coming with 20 exercise modes and automatic activity tracking for assistance. The tracker is water resistant to 50 m and can offer seven days of battery life, although continuous GPS usage sucks that life down to up to five hours.
As has already been seen in other Fitbit Charge 5-related leaks, the activity tracker is aesthetically pleasing too, with its color display being an attractive upgrade over its predecessor. The release date was already teased by being shown on the tracker’s display, so October 23. As for the Fitbit Charge 5 price, this seems to be set at US$179, which is not an inconsiderable sum for a fitness wearable, but it does include a 6-month Premium membership and access to the Health Metrics Dashboard that displays data about such vital things like SpO2 (oxygen saturation) levels and heart-rate variability (HRV).