After multiple revelations, Fitbit released its new Fitbit Charge 5 smart band on August 25. The design is a big step forward from the fourth generation, with a rounded screen and a more stylish look. Available in graphite black, gold and light blue, the band offers a number of functional upgrades.
The Fitbit Charge 5 is equipped with an AMOLED screen that is 10% bigger than its predecessor and has 450nit of brightness, ensuring visibility in bright light. The screen supports screen-off display, but when turned on, battery life is significantly reduced. If the feature turned off, the battery life of the band can last up to seven days.
In appearance, the bracelet rounded the corners and shaped more modern. In addition to the new features, the thickness has been reduced by 10%, and the sensor has been removed from the bulge, making it more comfortable to wear. The bracelet adopts the design of no entity button, with full touch operation and clean appearance.
Fitbit Charge 5 has added an ECG monitoring feature. The metal strips on either side of the band are actually microcurrent sensors that can detect abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation. However, ecg monitoring is only available in some countries and regions.
Like its peers, the Charge 5 offers heart rate, sleep, SpO2 blood oxygen monitoring and built-in GPS for movement monitoring. Fitbit offers a “Premium” subscription for $9.90 a month or $79.99 a year to provide daily ratings. Consumers will get the service for six months free if they buy the new wristband.
The band also supports Fitbit Pay and is quickly bundled with Android and compatible with Apple’S iOS devices. Here’s how the Charge 5 compares to its predecessors:
Igeekphone has learned that the Fitbit Charge 5 is priced at $179.95. The product also offers two additional strap options that need to be purchased separately.
Fitbit Charge 5 band is now available for pre-ordering on Fitbit’s website and is expected to start shipping in late September.