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Fitbit Charge 5

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Reviews Summary

The Fitbit Charge 5 is the first in the Charge series to feature a full-color display. It also has a few smartwatch capabilities that are carried over from previous Fitbits.

Pros

  • Nice display
  • Health features available
  • Fitness tracker available
  • Built-in GPS
  • Smartphone notifications

Cons

  • Does not have an altimeter
  • Weak battery life
  • Can’t track more than six workouts at a time

Where to get it?

Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker with Built-in GPS, Stress Management Tools, Sleep Tracking, 24/7 Heart Rate and More, Black/Graphite, One Size (S &L Bands Included)

Last Amazon price update was: September 14, 2022 8:23 pm

Review

A decent fitness tracker is the Fitbit Charge 5. It includes functionality not found on most other trackers, such as an EDA scanner. It also contains capabilities that are only available to premium trackers, like support for NFC payments.

 

Nice display

The Fitbit Charge 5 has a bright, full-colour OLED display, which immediately elevates it above its predecessor in terms of aesthetics and functionality. It’s the first Fitbit tracker with a colour screen.

 

Health features available

The Fitbit Charge 5 includes a heart rate sensor, SpO2 monitoring, sleep tracking, and step tracking, as well as the majority of the health functions seen in earlier Charges. Unfortunately, because it lacks an altimeter, it is unable to track floors and other height-related motions. It also contains a sweat/stress sensor called an electrodermal activity (EDA), which was originally seen in the Fitbit family.

 

Weak battery life

As a result of the new colour display, the total battery life is reduced. One can only use the device for 72 hours. It comes with a proprietary magnetic charger, however, there is no wall adaptor.

 

Fitness tracker available

The Fitbit Charge 5 monitors your steps, sleep, and stress levels, as well as provides inbuilt GPS for distance workouts. You can track 20 workouts, including running, swimming, cycling, yoga, and more, much like with the Charge 4. However, unlike some other Fitbits, if you have more than six workouts that you track on a regular basis, you’ll have to manually swap them out using the Fitbit app on your smartphone when necessary. In your exercises, the Charge 5 lacks the ability to record real-time laps. You can always manually add laps in your Fitbit app afterwards.

 

Built-in GPS

The Fitbit Charge 5 comes with built-in GPS. This eliminates the need to bring your smartphone along to track GPS parameters. However, onboard GPS is a battery-hogging feature, so the Charge 5 also offers connected GPS, in which your smartphone’s GPS does the work and just transmits that data to the tracker. You can choose one of these two types of GPS tracking for all your workouts. You may also enable Dynamic GPS, which allows the tracker to switch between its own sensor and the one on your phone when one connection is stronger than the other.

 

Smartphone notifications

The Fitbit Charge 5 may now get notifications from your smartphone. The device displays emails, text messages, and phone calls. You can even read the majority of text-based notifications right on the tracker if they are text-based. You can then instruct the tracker to open or dismiss the message on your phone, which will remove it from both the tracker’s and your phone’s notification lists. On the watch, however, you are unable to respond to any of these communications.

 

Missing some smart features

The tracker doesn’t have any music functionality, and it can’t store music either. There is no built-in digital assistant, no weather app, and almost no third-party apps available.

Product Stats

Product sentiment (% of positive sentences about the product)
79%
Features Sentiment
Display 92%
Quality vs Price 80%
Price 73%
Sensors / Trackers / Monitors 83%
Battery 66%
Design / Look & Feel 72%
Ease of Use 75%
Features 84%

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Fitbit Charge 5 Specifications

Design

Design Shape: Rectangle
Clasp Type: –

Display

Display Type: AMOLED
Screen Resolution: 360 x 360
Screen Size: -0.96
Touch Type: Yes Multi – Touch

Body

Casing: Stainless steel
Weight: 28
Size: 36.7 x 22.7 x 11.2

Processor & Memory

CPU: –
RAM: –
Storage: 8GB
External Card Slot: 1GB

Battery

Battery Life: Up to 7 days, 5 hours continuous GPS use
Charging Technology: –

Sensors & Connectivity

Sensors & Functions: Heart rate monitor, Blood pressure monitor, Oxygen monitor, Accelerator, 3-axis accelerometer, ECG, EDA
SIM Slot: no
USB: No
NFC: Yes
WIFI: –
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
GPS: –

Media

Speaker: No
Radio: –
Audio: No
Microphone: No
Camera: None

Resistance

Water Resistance: Water Resistant
Protection: 5 ATM
Glass Technology: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Other Specifications

Package Content: 1 x Smartwatch 1 x Charging Cable 1 x User Manual
Compatibility: Android, iOs
Colors: black, blue, silver, gold, Grey

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