Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Band With Always-On Display, ECG App Launched: Price in India Revealed
Fitbit Charge 5 has been unveiled globally with a sleeker design and a brighter display than its predecessor. The company 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 fitness band comes with a new health metric called the Daily Readiness Score that calculates your “readiness” for a workout and suggests what you should be doing on a given day based on your heart rate, sleep, and activity. It may suggest light yoga, high-intensity workouts, or even rest depending on the score. Other features include an on-wrist ECG app and an EDA sensor for tracking stress levels.
Price in India and availability
The new Fitbit Charge 5 price in India starts at Rs. 14,999. It will cost $179.95 (around Rs. 13,300) in the US market, EUR 179.95 (roughly Rs. 15,600) in Europe, and AUD 269.95 (roughly Rs. 14,500) in Australia. It comes in Graphite/ Black, Platinum/ Steel Blue, and Soft Gold/ Lunar White colour 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.
Fitbit Charge 5 specifications and features
Housing is a combination of aluminium, 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 colour AMOLED touchscreen display with 450 nits of peak brightness, an Always-On mode, and no buttons.
After each assessment, the ECG app will provide a PDF report that users can share with their doctors to check for atrial fibrillation. In addition, the Charge 5 will also send on-wrist notifications when the heart rate is above or below the preferred range. It also offers data on breathing rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature, menstrual cycle, and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).