One of Fitbit’s more affordable trackers would be its Charge series, which for the most part has largely kept a similar design throughout the years. However, if you feel that maybe the lineup has gotten a bit long in the tooth, then you might be interested to learn that Fitbit has since announced the Fitbit Charge 5.
The device was actually leaked about a week ago where we caught a glimpse at the brand new design. It looks like the leaked renders were right on the money. Instead of sporting a design with flatter and sharper edges, Fitbit has opted for more gentle and organic-looking curves, which we have to say does make the device look a bit more modern.
Fitbit has also, unfortunately, increased the price of the device. Instead of priced at $150 which is what the Charge 4 was priced at, it will now cost $180. However, don’t worry because the increase in price does come with a bunch of new features and sensors. The Charge 5 is now capable of detecting skin temperature variations, it can read SpO2 levels, breathing rates, and there is a built-in ECG monitor that might be useful in detecting AFib in its users.
There are also software features like a Stress Management Score that lets you know if maybe it might be time to take a break, and a Daily Readiness tool that based on your past activity, lets you know if today might be a good day for a recovery from your workouts.
The Fitbit Charge 5 is available for pre-order and will also come with a six month subscription to Fitbit Premium.