Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Band With Always-On Display, ECG App Launched: Reviews, Specifications, and Price

The Daily Readiness Score on the Fitbit Charge 5 advises whether the user should focus on rest or workout each day.

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, but 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 evaluates 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 mild yoga, high-intensity workouts, or even relaxation. The Fitbit Charge 5 also has an ECG app on the wrist and an EDA sensor for detecting stress levels.

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Price and availability of the Fitbit Charge 5 in India

In India, the new Fitbit Charge 5 costs 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 colors: 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 regions, but will not be available until the fall in India. Fitbit Premium membership for six months is included in the purchasing price.

Specifications and features of the Fitbit Charge 5

The Fitbit Charge 5 comes with a silicone band and is made of a combination of aluminum, 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 color AMOLED touchscreen display with 450 nits of peak brightness, and 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. The Fitbit Charge 5 is swim-proof, with a 50-meter water resistance rating. It works with both Apple and Android devices running iOS 12.2 or higher, as well as Android 8.0 or higher. Fitbit claims that the Charge 5’s battery can last up to 7 days and that charging takes roughly two hours.

The Fitbit Charge 5 can receive email and call notifications and includes rapid replies (only for Android), a Do Not Disturb option, a Smart Wake alarm that goes off 30 minutes before its scheduled time during your best period of sleep, and Fitbit Pay contactless payments (in select markets). It connects to a smartphone through Bluetooth, and Android users can use Google Fast Pair.

The Fitbit Charge 5 includes a Daily Readiness Score, which is only available to Fitbit Premium members. It basically advises you whether you should focus on recovery or undertake an aggressive workout on a given day. 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, automatic exercise identification, 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 available on Fitbit Sense, will not be included with the Charge 5 at launch, but the firm claims it will be available soon. AFTER EACH EVALUATION, the ECG software will generate a PDF report that users can share with their doctors to check for atrial fibrillation. In addition, when the heart rate is over or below the recommended range, Charge 5 will provide on-wrist notifications. Breathing rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, menstrual cycle, and blood oxygen saturation are all included (SpO2).

With the integrated Fitbit Premium subscription, users may access video exercises from businesses like Daily Burn, Physique 57, Popsugar, Aaptiv, and more. 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.

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