Fitbit Charge 4 Unveiled with Built-In GPS, Advanced Sleep Tracking, 7-Day Battery Life

Fitbit Charge 4 Colors

After a long gap of more than eighteen months, Fitbit has launched a new Charge series fitness tracker. The Fitbit Charge 4 brings most of the features users have been demanding, including longer battery life, built-in GPS tracking, advanced sleep tracking, and support for music playback via Spotify.

Five months after Google acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion, a new fitness tracker has been launched by the company. The most noteworthy aspect of the Fitbit Charge 4 is built-in GPS, and it means you can leave your phone home when you go out for cycling, a run, or a walk. This is the first fitness tracker in the Charge lineup to feature standalone GPS. The only other Fitbit to have the feature was the $250 Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.

Fitbit is also introducing a new Active Zone Minutes metric for the first time. Active Zone Minutes is a points system that takes into account a user’s heart rate information during the whole day, and personalize them according to their heart zones. Each user is then awarded Active Zone Minutes based on how much time they were active. Users get daily and weekly goals, and completing them offers additional points.

Fitbit Active Zone Minutes

The company says that Active Zone Minutes number offers users a mode in-depth look at their fitness levels and workout performance every day or week, and it is better than just relying on how long they work out. The new fitness band also comes with advanced sleep tracking, which tracks sleep quality and uses Smart Wake, which uses AI-based algorithms, to find the optimal time to wake up the user.

The Fitbit Charge 4 is also the first fitness band from the company to come with the Spotify app. It allows users to control music playback—Play/Pause, Skip, and Shuffle—using the Fitbit Charge 4. Rest of the features, including water resistance, female health tracking, SpO2 sensor, seven-day battery life, smartphone notification mirroring, and Fitbit Pay, remain similar to the Charge 3.

The Google-owned firm also revealed Fitbit Premium, a subscription that offers users health-related content such as guided programs for strength training, cardio training, and helps with eating habits. Apart from physical health, Fitbit Premium users also get access to mental health improvement through mindfulness sessions through the popular app Ten Percent Happier.

As a gesture during the COVID-19 lockdown period and stressful times, Fitbit is also adding 40 pieces of premium health content in the app for free for all users. The company says that it wants to make sure that everyone stays healthy during this deadly virus outbreak. The company is also offering a 90-day free trial of the Fitbit Premium subscription.

The Fitbit Charge 4 is priced at $150, and pre-orders start today. Users can get the Fitbit Charge 4 through Amazon, Best Buy, Fitbit, and Walmart. The fitness tracker is available in four colors: Black, Rosewood, Storm Black, and Storm Blue. The Special Edition Fitbit Charge 4 costs $170, and it offers reflective and woven band options. Official sales begin on April 13.

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