Fitbit Charge 4 , this time with the GPS feature that has been demanded by fans of the company’s products.
The fourth version of the popular sports bracelet comes in a similar pattern with the design that we are used to seeing the company’s products on it of this type, especially its previous version, Charge 3.
While the bracelet came with more features
The first of which was GPS
support for Spottily application and a number of other high-end specifications that have always been unique to high-end smartwatches such
as the Fitbit Pay payment service and SpO2 sensor to measure the blood oxygen level and the smart wake-up feature and receive notifications in perfect harmony with smartphones.
The bracelet provides all other features that were previously present in its previous version
with the support of the current version with new techniques for the user to exercise and track movement and daily activity in a better and more effective way.
For example, the new Active Zone Minutes feature,
which uses a heart rate in accordance with the age of the user to calculate the period that he must spend while carrying out his various sports activities.
Price and market availability of Fitbit Charge 4
The Charge 4 bracelet will be available next April 13 at a base price of $ 150, while copies dedicated to additional hand strap accessories will cost $ 20 more than the base price.
But it’s possible that those features wouldn’t have added all that much to my impressions of the device.
on the outside, the Fitbit Charge 4 is identical to the Fitbit Charge 3, with an inductive button,
and a swappable band system. Even the $ 150 price tag remains. The only visible thing that’s changed is the color:
Instead of rose gold,
Fitbit now offers a “rosewood” color that’s something of a cross between dark magenta and a deep red wine.
all of the new stuff on the inside of the Fitbit 4, so I’ll need to get out and use it to see how much better it is than the Charge 3.
The biggest addition is built-in GPS
making it the only Fitbit device other than the two-year-old Ionic that does not rely on your phone for distance tracking.
That alone makes it a worthy upgrade over the Charge 2 and is probably enough to sway more than a few Charge 3 owners to plunk down another $ 150, too.
Fitness features for all Fitbit Charge 4
The rest of Charge 4’s new features will eventually make their way to other Fitbit devices if they haven’t already.
Debuting on Charge 4 is Fitbit’s newest exercise mode,
Active Zone Minutes.
Rolling out “soon” to all Fitbit smartwatches,
the new feature “uses your personalized heart rate zones to track your effort for any energizing activity,” so you’ll get a clearer picture of your health.
Fitbit is also bringing new sleep tracking features that were previously only available on the Versa and Ionic smartwatches.
You’ll see your Sleep Score
which measures the quality of your sleep using the heart-rate and relative SpO2 sensors,
as well as the battery-saving sleep mode.
which uses machine learning to gradually wake you up rather than jolting you out of sleep at a set time, is coming soon.
The Charge 4 is also Fitbit’s first tracker that lets you control music, though you’ll need your phone and a Spotify Premium subscription.
Like the Versa Lite, you can’t pair Bluetooth headphones to the Charge 4, so you’re limited to rudimentary controls such as play,
skip, and likes. Fitbit has also made NFC standard on the Charge 4 for contacts payments with Fitbit Pay.
While not exclusive to the Charge 4, Fitbit will also be opening up some 40 new pieces of Premium content to all users in the Fitbit app. Plus,
all users will get 90 days of free access to advanced sleep tools, customized programs,
and more than 200 workouts. And coming soon,
Fitbit will also offer workouts for both free and premium users to help users reach their Active Zone Minutes goal.
The Fitbit Charge 4 is available for preorder at Fitbit.com,
Amazon, and Best Buy beginning on Tuesday, March 31, for delivery April 13.
The Charge 4 SE, which adds a second exclusive granite reflective black woven band along with the classic black band will retail for $170.
Since Active Zone Minutes is based on heart rate, the score is calculated by factoring each person’s height, weight, and fitness levels.
The feature follows a series of other Fitbit metrics like sleep score and 10,000 daily steps,
which the company uses as basic guidelines for encouraging wellness.
With today’s launch Fitbit Charge 4
Fitbit will no longer sell the Charge 3 on its website, though it will be available for purchase through other retailers.
Given that Fitbit is not selling Charge 3s anymore, prices will likely fluctuate among different vendors.
If built-in GPS, Fitbit Pay, and music control is not a big deal to you, now is a good time to snag its older tracker on a steep discount.