Fitbit Charge 5 has been unveiled globally with a sleeker design and a brighter display than its predecessor. Fitbit says the Charge 5 is 10 percent thinner than the Fitbit Charge 4 but continues to offer up to 7 days of battery life.
The Fitbit Charge 5 housing is a combination of aluminum, glass, and resin and it comes with a silicone band. It features stainless steel rails on the sides that double up as sensors for the ECG app as well as the EDA sensors. The wearable comes with a 1.04-inch color AMOLED touchscreen display with 450 nits of peak brightness, an Always-On mode, and no buttons. Fitbit Charge 5 is said to be 10 percent thinner than the Charge 4 and features a 2x brighter display.
The fitness tracker features 20 colorful watch faces, built-in GPS + GLONASS, SpO2 sensor, skin temperature sensor, and optical heart rate monitor as well as NFC. The Fitbit Charge 5 is swim-proof with water resistance up to 50 meters. Fitbit claims the battery of the Charge 5 can last for up to 7 days and it takes about two hours to charge.
The ECG app, too, will not be bundled with the wearable at launch – available on Fitbit Sense – but the company says it will be introduced on the Charge 5 soon. After each assessment, the ECG app will provide a PDF report that users can share with their doctors to check for atrial fibrillation.
With the bundled Fitbit Premium subscription, users get access to video workouts from brands like Daily Burn, Physique 57, Popsugar, Aaptiv, and more. It also offers access to over 300 mindfulness sessions from Deepak Chopra, Croix, Breethe, and others. Fitbit has also partnered with the Calm app to offer 30 pieces of new content for Fitbit users.
The new Fitbit Charge 5 price in India starts at Rs. 14,999. The Fitbit Charge 5 comes in Graphite/ Black, Platinum/ Steel Blue, and Soft Gold/ Lunar White color options. The fitness band is up for pre-order starting Wednesday, August 25 in some markets but will go on sale in India starting this Fall. The purchase is bundled with six months of Fitbit Premium membership at no extra cost.