Fitbit really brought its A game for the Charge 5 fitness tracker. This wearable device is chockfull of fitness features without forgetting about the smart functions like mobile payments.
Considering how in-demand ECG readings are today, you should be happy to know this is one of the key sensors on Fitbit Charge 5. Although available some time after launch, this function will be able to detect AFib; to trigger it, users simply have to touch the metal frame.
Then, there’s an EDA sensor; this stands for Electro Dermal Activity, meaning it can read your body’s overall stress levels. There’s also a skin temperature sensor in there.
But that’s not all.
Fitbit Charge 5 also includes the indispensable heart rate sensor for Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and Resting Heart Rate (RHR) tracking. Equally important is the SpO2 sensor and thankfully, the fitness band has one as well to keep your blood oxygen saturation monitored.
Besides all the monitoring health sensors, there is content to keep you healthy and in shape. Charge 5 comes with over 200 mindfulness sessions and pre-programed HIIT workouts.
What about the rest of the specs? Don’t worry – Fitbit made sure they threw in everything you might think of (at first).
The Charge 5 is water resistant up to 50m, comes with GPS and even supports contactless payments thanks to Fitbit Pay. Plus, if you pair it with an Android phone, you can address notifications directly from the band.
How is the display and battery? You’ll look at 1.04” diagonally, Always On screen that can go for up to 7 days.
The fitness band went up for pre-order this week in various territories. In the USA, the Fitbit Charge 5 starts at $180.