There are a host of fitness trackers available in the market- from basic features-packed bands to more advanced version that offers a blend of fitness tracker and a smartwatch. Although some brands offer fitness trackers at a low cost that can get away with the regular tasks, the difference is clearly visible when you pick a product from top wearable vendors.
Fitbit, the brand which is popular in the fitness band market has expanded its portfolio with the debut of its new tracker- the Fitbit Charge 4. The new Fitbit tracker retains the design similar to Fitbit Charge 3. But if you prefer better features over the style you should take a look at the specs sheet.
The Fitbit Charge 4 has built-in GPS which was missing on the previous iteration. That comes as a high relief given you won’t have to take out their phone while jogging, hiking as the information will automatically be recorded to the app. The Charge 4 also gets the new fitness metric called Active Zone Minutes that automatically the heart rate and uses your personalized heart rate zones to track effort for any rigorous activity and award minutes to a daily goal.
Also, it includes some smartwatch-like features- app notification, smart wake, stopwatch, weather, etc. The tracker gets seven GPS-supported activity presets.
The Fitbit Charge 4 also debuts with Spotify Connect and Control to allow easy access and shuffle of music playlist on the wrist. Like Charge 3, it can monitor heart rate, track steps, and sleep. Fitbit has also added a SpO2 sensor that monitors oxygen levels both during exercise and sleep. The tracker offers 20+ goal-based exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga and more.
Fitbit Charge 4: Specifications
- Display: Backlit OLED greyscale panel
- Memory: Saves 7 days of detailed motion and heart rate data, and daily totals for past 30 days
- Water Resistance: Up to 50 meters
- Battery Backup: Up to 7 days, or up to 5 hours with continuous GPS use
- Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate monitor, GPS, vibration motor, NFC, altimeter
- Additional Features: Spotify control, Active Zone Minutes, Fitbit PurePulse 24/7 heart rate tracking, customizable clock face, tap-and-pay mode, DND mode, sleep mode.
Along with the standard variant, Fitbit has introduced Fitbit Charge 4 SE (Special Edition) that offers two strap options- a woven reflective band and Classic wristband (both small & large wrist size).
Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit Charge 4 SE: Price and Availability
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Fitbit Charge 4 will be available in Black, Rosewood, and Storm Black/ Blue variants. While the Fitbit Charge 4 SE will be offered in the Granite Reflective/ Black Woven variant. The Fitbit Charge 4 is currently listed for pre-order on the official US website and will start shipping from April 13.
Fitbit has offered 40 new pieces of Premium content free in the Fitbit app. For those new to Fitbit Premium can get a 90-day free trial of the paid subscription, which includes personalized health insights, guidance, advanced sleep tools, etc. Fitbit Premium which was launched last year is now available for $9.99 USD/month or $79.99 USD/year.
With the launch of the new Fitbit Charge 4, its predecessor Charge 3 will no longer be available for purchase on the company’s website. However, users can buy from e-retailers who are selling the product.