The Fitbit Charge 5 is not officially out yet, but there are predictions on features it may feature. Fitbit series stands between the Inspire and Versa lines in terms of both size and feature.
It comes with a slim profile and cleans rectangular display together with an impressive pack of features for small devices.
If you have been awaiting the Fitbit Charge 5, then you should consider reading more on this article.
Fitbit Charge 5
The Fitbit Charge 4 was one of the first Fitbits that features an on-board GPS. It was a real boom after its launch last year. Surprisingly, it is affordable and considered the best fitness trackers for months.
Just like every other fitness watch and smartwatches, there is always a successor model to be made. On this guide are all the features to be expected from this device.
Fitbit Charge 5 Release Date and Price
The company seems to follow a thread of two-year release cycle. Fitbit Charge 4 was released in April 2020. And if the company follows this thread the Fitbit Charge 5 will be released in April 2022.
This device is likely to cost £149.95/£129.99/AU$229.95 at launch date, which is almost the same as the Fitbit 4. The company has established a scheme of sticking to the same release price.
The Charge 4 was listed among the first Fitbit devices to feature an on-board GPS. Now we expect the Charge 5 to keep this key feature.
We also anticipate it’ll have a similar shape and size to previous Charge devices. Fitbit features a track record of only making minor changes to its designs over multiple generations.
Nevertheless, there are several new features we’d expect to see when the Charge 5 eventually lands. It is not certain we’ll see any of those, but we’ll be keeping our fingers firmly crossed.
A higher resolution color display
It’s a good choice when it involves power usage, but the Fitbit Charge 4’s black and white display looks dated. More colors would allow the Fitbit Charge 5 to display multiple stats more clearly while retaining a similar neat form factor.
A higher-resolution display would even be an advantage. We wouldn’t expect a screen this size to be useful for mapping. But more pixels per inch would mean we could see more text on-screen for smartphone notifications and stats.
EDA stress monitoring
The standout feature of the Fitbit Sense is its ability to calculate stress levels by monitoring electrodermal activity (EDA).
Most fitness trackers that claim to measure stress do so by monitoring pulse rate variability. But EDA scanning is a novel tool and one that might make the Fitbit Charge 5 really stand out from its rivals.
Stress management is a very important part of overall wellbeing. And also, the Fitbit app already allows you to save a mood diary, so this may be an excellent addition.
Guided Breathing Sessions
The Fitbit Charge 4 can measure your breathing rate, and you’ll be able to check it later within the Fitbit app on your phone.
One of the features we appreciate most on modern fitness trackers. Just like the Fitbit Versa 3 and Garmin Lily is the addition of guided breathing sessions.
This encourages you to take a minute or two during stressful situations. It tells the user to take a seat quietly and calm your breathing, bringing your pulse down. This might work neatly alongside EDA stress monitoring as described above.
Fitbit’s electrocardiogram (ECG) app has been approved by suitable medical administrations in most countries. But thus far the Fitbit Sense is the only device that really has an ECG sensor.
It’s a very handy tool that will assist in giving you an early warning about cardiac arrhythmia. And this may be a start line for a conversation with your doctor.
An Infinity Band
This would be some upgrade, but a welcome one. Fitness trackers are increasingly intended for 24-hour use. With a raft of features and tools for monitoring your wellbeing at nighttime.
The Fitbit Charge 4’s standard strap is okay, but it isn’t quite as comfortable because of the super-soft Infinity Band found on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3.
It has no conventional buckle and is formed entirely of soft silicone. It makes a true difference to comfort at nighttime, and that we were able to forget we were wearing it.