Fitbit Introduces Fitbit Charge 4, its Most Advanced Health & Fitness Tracker
Fitbit, in its first major announcement since being acquired by Google, has revealed its latest gadget, the Fitbit Charge 4. The latest model takes the strengths of the Charge 3 such as a built-in heart rate monitor and a relative SpO2 sensor that can help analyze oxygen level variability.
GPS is now built in. Previously, you needed to use the GPS capabilities on your smartphone to get the super-accurate run data GPS can deliver, and even see a map of your route in the Fitbit app. This is the first time Spotify – Connect & Control has been on a Fitbit tracker.
Active Zone Minutes
This is a new feature and is a personalized standard using your heart rate and age made possible because the Charge 4 is tracking your heart rate non-stop. It means that each minute of even moderate activity earns credit and vigorous action in cardio and peak zones earns twice as much. The idea is that it encourages you to hit your goals with alerts on the wrist each time you move up or down a zone so you can push yourself that bit harder if you need to.
Fitbit Premium extra content
The paid-for section of the app has plenty of programs and workouts already, but it now adds 40 new pieces content from brands like Down Dog, barre3 and Physique 57. There are also mindfulness tools and challenges, all to help you achieve your goals. If you haven’t tried Fitbit Premium, the Charge 4 comes with a 90-day free trial.
The Charge 4 is the first tracker to get some sleep features previously reserved for Fitbit smartwatches. These include Smart Wake (not here yet but coming soon) which wakes you at the optimum moment in your sleep cycle so you come to refreshed and ready to start the day.
Versatile fitness tracking
Like some other Fitbit chargers, this one has the relative SpO2 sensor mentioned above, reminders to move, automatic exercise tracking for many activities, and its swimproof. Oh, and it boasts battery life of up to seven days.
When and how much?
Pre-orders start today at fitbit.com with delivery from April 15, 2020 the price starts at USD149.95 (£129.99 in the U.K.) up to USD169.95 (£149.99 in the U.K.) for the Special Edition.