The Fitbit Charge 5 is Fitbit’s best health and fitness tracker to date!

Fitbit Charge 5 specs and pricing

The Fitbit Charge is the most advanced Fitbit tracker to date! With tools like an on-wrist heart monitoring, SpO2, ECG app, an EDA Scan app for stress management, skin temperature variation tracking, a Daily Readiness Score for Fitbit Premium members, and a lot more!

Plus, it offers a battery life of up to 7 days and a complete charging time of 2 hours!

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The Fitbit Charge 5 offers the same built-in GPS and Dynamic GPS features as the Charge 4, a popular feature for consumers who want a GPS-based tracker on a slim platform.

Plus, both the Charge 5 and the earlier 4 offer water resistance up to 50 meters (a water resistance rating of IPX8 under IEC standard 60529, up to a depth of 50 meters.) New to the Charge 5 is Fitbit’s water lock feature, which prevents your screen from activating when swimming or engaged in water sports and activities.

The Charge 5 includes Fitbit’s signature Active Zone Minutes that give your additional exercise minutes depending on your heart rate and its heart rate zone. The Charge 5 uses Fitbit’s PurePulse to offer continuous heart rate tracking.

You also get cardio fitness tracking with information on VO2 max score to see how well your body uses oxygen when exercising and even offers tips on how you can improve your cardio fitness (VO2max) over time.

One sensor that is missing from the Charge 5 is an altimeter, so it does not count stairs or floors climbed like earlier Charge models.

The Charge 5 has a color AMOLED touchscreen display Fitbit Charge 5 GPS

Fitbit Charge 5 appears to retain most of the features of Charge 4, such as built-in GPS. And unlike the Charge 4, the 5 offers a brilliant color screen that’s two times brighter than Charge 4 in daylight and uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The new screen looks like an AMOLED screen similar to the Fitbit Luxe that the company released. A better screen offers a better stats display and supports a better display for your mobile phone’s notifications.

The new Charge 5 supports heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and more. When purchased, Fitbit offers a 6-month free trial of Fitbit Premium to test out all of the premium features, including advanced sleep-tracking and the Daily Readiness Score.

Android users can use Google Fast Pair to quickly set up and pair their Fitbit to their phones and other Android devices.

Fitbit Charge 5’s Sensors & Components

  • Optical heart rate monitor
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Built-in GPS + GLONASS
  • Red and infrared sensors for oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring
  • Device temperature sensor (check your skin temperature variation in the Fitbit app)
  • Vibration motor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Radio transceiver: Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • Multipurpose electrical sensors compatible with ECG app & EDA Scan app

The new Fitbit Charge is available now to order for $179 and comes in three color combinations: Black, Lunar White, and Steel Blue (our favorite.)  

Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness, Health Tracker with Built-in GPS, Stress Management Tools, Sleep Tracking, 24/7 Heart Rate & More, Platinum, Mineral Blue, One Size S & L Bands Included, Steel Blue
  • Optimize your workout routine with a Daily Readiness Score that reveals if you’re ready to...
  • Get a daily Stress Management Score showing your body’s response to stress and take steps to...

Get your Fitbit Premium trial Fitbit Charge 5 sleep metrics

If you purchased your Charge 5, don’t forget to sign up for your free 6 month trial of Fitbit Premium.

Fitbit’s Premium add-on is available in the Fitbit app and includes advanced analytics to help personalize your health and fitness goals. Premium also offers you more personalized insights, hundreds of workouts from well-known fitness brands, guided meditations, and more.

Your Charge 5 purchase includes a 6-month Fitbit Premium membership for eligible customers in certain countries.

Last update on 2021-10-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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