Fitbit Charge 5 Tracker Design and Features Leaked in New Video

Google-owned Fitbit appears to be readying an update to its Charge fitness tracker lineup, based on a leaked video and renders of the wearable shared online.


With a price tag said to be $179, the Fitbit Charge 5 will be $50 more expensive than the current Charge 4, but there are some obvious hardware changes on the way that have more in common with the Fitbit luxe, not least being a full-color rounded display that traces the curve of the ergonomic wrist strap.

The images suggest the device will have capacitive touch areas on the sides, and according to the leaked video, the Charge 5 will additionally have built-in GPS and ECG sensors, as well as an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor that claims to track your stress levels.

The EDA sensor plays into the company's Daily Readiness Score, which is a subscriber-only Fitbit Premium feature ($10 per month or $80 per year). The score is based on your exercise history, sleep, and heart rate, and is used to recommend what exercise routine you should undertake each day.


Every device purchased comes with a six-month trial of Fitbit Premium, which is clearly competing with Apple Watch and its Apple Fitness+ integration, with guided workouts and programs on offer on top of sleep tools and other health insights.

The Fitbit Charge will be available in at least three colors, and there's no word on the specific release date for the fitness tracker-cum-smartwatch, but Google is likely to place it strategically around the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7 that's expected to be announced in the next month or so.

Tag: Fitbit

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Top Rated Comments

Khedron Avatar
38 months ago

I bought a FitBit once. Wouldn’t even turn on. Sent back, refund accepted. Bought an Apple Watch.

Having said that, I use a Polar H10 for heart monitoring and don’t rely on the AW5 as it keeps failing to keep connected to my pulse, no matter how I adjust the strap.
tldr; returned faulty FitBit but let Apple keep money for faulty Watch
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Chicane-UK Avatar
38 months ago

Looks horrible. ?
Honestly I think it looks a nice, clean design.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
38 months ago
Looks like an Apple Watch underwent mitosis.



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sdz Avatar
38 months ago

tldr; returned faulty FitBit but let Apple keep money for faulty Watch
Typical Apple sheep.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
philstubbington Avatar
38 months ago
So glad my wife and I both bit the bullet and got Apple Watches.

The straps on FitBits were very poor quality, and then of course they changed the design so you couldn't get replacement straps.

We didn't think we would benefit from all the functionality on the Apple Watch, but have got more out of them then we thought - plus of course, they work with all our other Apple devices and we're not being used as advertising fodder by Google :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MartiNZ Avatar
38 months ago
I've been using the Charge 4 all of this year, and I really like the way it handles gps with the phone for exercise, plus tracks sleep patterns, which is often very interesting. Hopefully the shift to colour on the new device doesn't reduce the battery life too much. I mean it is not like the screen is that often on. But yeah, 5+ day battery is its killer feature. Oh, wireless charging or some way of connecting USB c would be really nice!
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