Based on leaked renders and video footage of Fitbit's Charge fitness tracker, Google-owned Fitbit seems to be in the process of updating its lineup.
The Fitbit Charge 5 will cost $179 and is $50 more than the Charge 4. However, there are obvious hardware improvements that share more with the Fitbit luxe. These include a full-color round display that follows the curve of the wrist strap.
Images suggest that the Charge 5 will feature capacitive touch zones on its sides. According to leaked video, it will also have GPS and ECG sensors as well as an electrodermal activ (EDA) sensor, which claims to track your stress levels.
The EDA sensor is part of the company's DailyReadiness Score. This feature is available to subscribers only and costs $10 per month ($80 per year). This score is calculated based on your sleep history, heart rate, and exercise history. It is used to suggest the best exercise routine for you each day.
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Fitbit Premium is included in every device purchase. It offers a 6-month trial, which is comparable to Apple Watch and Apple Fitness+. This app allows you to do guided workouts and other health-related activities on top of your sleep tools.
The Fitbit Charge will be available in at least three colors, and there's no word on the specific release date for the fitness tracker-cum-smartwatch, but Google is likely to place it strategically around the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7 that's expected to be announced in the next month or so.