Fitbit’s $179 Charge 5 Is Finally Shipping to Customers Starting Today


Fitbit announced its Charge 5 health tracker a month ago, and it is now shipping to customers. The Fitbit Charge 5 is now available to customers and, it is bringing with it an upgrade to Fitbit Premium, with new content from Calm.

The health tracker announced in August is an upgrade to the Charge lineup, with the latest model bundling in a colour display, AoD or an always-on-display, support for ECG and more, which is a huge step up from the Fitbit Charge 4.

The Charge 5 is available for just $179, and, as mentioned earlier, at the time of the announcement, the shipping date of the product was not revealed. Today, Fitbit has confirmed that the product is finally making its way to customers.

What Does the Fitbit Charge 5 Have to Offer?

Fitbit Charge 5

Interested buyers can get the Fitbit Charge 5 from Fitbit.com, Best Buy and Amazon. For those curious about the Google Store, the fitness band is Coming Soon to the platform.

For those unaware, much like previous launches, the Charge 5 packs in a half-year subscription of Fitbit Premium for free. The second bit of news is in relation to this, as, alongside this launch date, Fitbit has announced an expansion to its subscription service to add content from Calm.

Fitbit mentions that this new content will help users to sleep, meditate and relax more easily. Calm, for those unaware, it is a popular app that offers such services and, starting today, 30 different curated Calm content will be on offer for Fitbit Premium subscribers via the Fitbit application.

What Else is Going On In Terms of Fitness

Realme Band 2

In other fitness bands related news, Realme recently unveiled the Realme Band 2 in India. When it comes to specifications, the Realme Band 2 makes use of a 1.4-inch display with a resolution of 167 x 320 px. The display has a peak brightness of 500 nits and has support for 50 watch faces.

5ATM water resistance makes sure the device handles gym sessions. Fitness-wise, the Realme Band 2 comes with a SpO2 sensor, a heart rate sensor and a sleep tracker. Hydration reminder, women’s health tracking and stress management is also present on this new fitness band.

90 sports modes make sure your workouts are perfectly logged. The fitness band supports Bluetooth 5.1 and can last up to 12 days on a single charge, courtesy of its 240 mAh battery. Weather updates, smart AIoT control, music playback control, notifications and camera control is also present on the smart band.

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