Fitbit Launches a Charge Tracker With Built-In GPS


Fitbit’s acquisition by Google might mean a lot of changes for Fitbit’s lineup of trackers, watches, and fitness tools. And now, it looks like the company wants to revamp its old but one of the most popular fitness trackers which were waiting for an update for a long time. The company has just launched Fitbit Charge 4, an update to last year’s Charge 3, which is basically the same tracker, but with GPS.

This fitness watch has been already teased before it actually went official and has already given us an idea of how it will look like and some of its features. And now, that’s perfectly what it is on its launch. As mentioned before, it is basically the old but revamped Fitness Charge 3 with built-in GPS, Spotify control, and other high-end features that are usually found on Fitbit’s smartwatches. The new fitness tracker includes features like Fitbit Pay, app notifications, smart wake, and a SpO2 sensor.

As mentioned above, the new Fitness Charge 4 fitness tracker comes with built-in GPS. This enabled the users to not to take their phones out on a bike ride, hike, or run to record their heart rate, distance, and speed. This fitness tracker will automatically record and send the workout information to the app synced on the device.

The best thing is that all these advanced features come to the standard version of Fitbit Charge 4. However, Fitbit is also going to launch Charge 4 SE which will cost you $20 extra than the standard version but offers you a reflective band for night commutes in addition to a classic black band. Also, you can use your Charge 3 bands with this new fitness tracker as both of the gadgets have the same dimension.

Well, with the new Fitbit Charge 4, the company introduced a fitness metric called Active Zone Minutes, which automatically recognizes when your heart rate is at a sustained, heightened level and counts the minutes you are “active.” The company says that this new metric has been brought to make sure that people remain active for at least 30 minutes a day which is quite hard to achieve during this quarantine period. 

Well, with this launch, Fitbit will be taking Fitbit Charge 3 offline from its website and will not be selling it anymore. However, one can buy it from local retailers. Currently, Fitbit Charge 4 is live on sale for $149. This fitness tracker is available in mauve, blue, and black. It’ll also come with an extended 90-day trial of Fitbit Premium, which offers fitness programs, classes, and personalized challenges to help you set and reach your wellness goals.

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