A recently released Fitbit Charge 5 leak shows that the new wearable device will have an impressive array of improved features. The Charge 5 has had multiple leaks in the past. Fitness trackers played a very influential role in popularizing wearable devices. Despite the big popularity of smartwatches, fitness trackers occupy a big portion of the market share and Fitbit is the leading brand in the fitness tracker segment.
The Fitbit Charge 4 was released in March 2020. Earlier this month, images from the 5 official-looking images of the fitness tracker were leaked, revealing its design. The wearable appears to have a color display that will be able to track the wearer’s heart rate. Aside from that, it can determine various standard parameters including calories burned and numbers of steps taken.
While the company is still secretive regarding the new device’s launch date, more details have started being revealed online ahead of an official announcement. Know Tech leaker Snoop released on his Twitter account on August 23 some of the details about the Fitbit Charge 5 fitness tracker. The tweet features a 1:31 minute video that shows the device.
The Charge 5 looks completely different from its predecessors. It has curved edges, with soft angles. The straps appear less aggressive and much smoother than the earlier versions. However, the most notable change is the full-color screen. The previous models came with a monochrome display. Regrettably, the leak doesn’t shed light on the tracker’s hardware. However, it suggests that the device will come with multiple sensors.
The device will have the GPS and FitBits’s own EDA for stress measurement. The ECG sensor monitors heart rhythm and will notify its users if there are arrhythmia problems. A premium subscription is available to get personalized exercise recommendations and users will be notified when it is time to rest and recover via sleep tracking and guided meditations. The fitness tracker will come with a SpO2 sensor that monitors blood oxygen.
The Fitbit Charge 5 might retail for $180 in the US and hit the store shelves by the end of October.