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Fitbit Charge 4 is the latest member of the range of fitness bracelets, which is renewed with interesting new features, includingGPS location and a new system called "Active Zone Minutes" to monitor activity more accurately
Low-cost sports bracelets or smartbands are becoming more and more popular, but the Fitbit Charge 4 continues to bet on a premium approach, based mainly on more complete software.
For example, Spotify Connect & Control allows you to control music from other devices from the screen (if you have Spotify Premium) andFitbit Pay makes it possible to pay with Charge 4 at contactless terminals in stores.
Of course, the Fitbit Charge 4 includes exercise tracking, with automatic activity recognition, continuous pulse sensor and a too SpO2 sensor (blood oxygen).
The Active Zone Minutes function seeks the user to exercise 150 minutes a week, and is based on comparing the pulse rate at rest (considering the user's age) to determine if they are making physical effort.
For its part, the GPS integrated into the Fitbit Charge 4 makes the bracelet independent of the location of the smartphone, and opens up new possibilities for monitoring exercise outdoors, be it running, hiking or simple walks.
GPS is the biggest novelty compared to the Charge 3 and, according to Fitbit, we can use GPS for up to 5 hours at a time, as well that the autonomy gives for fairly long workouts.
In addition, we have other interesting extras, such as a smart alarm clock that chooses the best time to get up, control of the menstrual cycle, reminders for move if we spend a lot of time sitting down, mobile notifications or recording what we eat and drink.
In the Fitbit Charge 4 the battery life is about 7 days approximately, a figure that is not one of the highest, but we must think that the bracelet offers many functions, with the corresponding energy consumption.
Fitbit Charge 4 Specifications
Fitbit focuses more on the experience of its products, and does not usually go into detail regarding the technical sheet. Therefore, it discloses only a few hardware features, which we summarize below:
- Screen: 1.5-inch OLED monochrome touchscreen.
- Resistance: 50 m underwater.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
- Sensors: continuous heart rate monitor, SpO2, GPS, accelerometer and altimeter.
- Battery: about 7 days (5 hours of continuous GPS).
- App Compatibility: iPhone 5s, Android 7.0 Nougat or higher.
Fitbit Charge 4, price and availability
The Fitbit Charge 4 has a price of 149.95 euros, and can be purchased fromApril 15 , although it is already available for reservation. We will be able to choose the colors black and plum for the strap, and in June the version in dark blue will arrive, in addition, additional straps will be sold separately.
In addition, the Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition will be sold for 169.95 euros, which comes with two straps: one in black and the other Textile strap in gray with white touches.
Those who are looking for a more premium fitness bracelet than the Honor Band 5 or the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 have an interesting alternative, as the Fitbit Charge 4 also highlighted by the complete app for mobiles, which controls our physical activity and even allows us to compete with our acquaintances.
What do you think of the Fitbit Charge 4? Do you think it's an interesting evolution compared to the Charge 3?