Fitbit has been keeping busy in anticipation of a major takeover that may or may not get finalized soon, recently releasing arguably its best ever smartwatch alongside a refined new version of the slightly humbler Versa and an ultra-low-cost Inspire 2 activity tracker.
The wearable industry veteran also rolled out the most advanced edition yet of the crazy popular Charge device back in April, pricing it at a fairly reasonable $150 and up. But with the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 normally fetching a measly $60 and recently going down to as little as 50 bucks, Fitbit had to do something to further increase the holiday appeal of the Charge 4.
That’s because the Fitbit Charge 4 is already marked down by $50 in your choice of black, rosewood, and storm blue/black colors. That equates to a massive 33 percent price cut, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at when considering the lengthy list of this fitness tracker’s features. We’re talking everything from 24/7 heart rate monitoring to in-depth sleep tracking, all-day calorie burn, guided breathing sessions, female health tracking, Spotify control on your wrist, NFC-powered payments, and yes, built-in GPS connectivity for real-time pace and distance monitoring.
The completely swim-proof device also sports a respectable backlit OLED display capable of showing all the smartphone notifications that matter, nonetheless lasting up to seven days on a single battery charge. Granted, the aforementioned Galaxy Fit 2 can keep the lights on for a maximum of 15 days (!!!) between charges, but that’s without a GPS chip and a couple of other sensors present on the Fitbit Charge 4.