Fitbit is one of the best smartwatch manufacturers of the year 2021. The company presented its Luxe smartband at the beginning of the year and is now looking to expand its portfolio before the Christmas season. A few high-resolution images of the upcoming Fitbit Charge 5 fitness band were shared on Twitter by popular leaker Evan Blass.
With a quick look at the Charge 5, the fitness band looks very different from its predecessor Fitbit Charge 4. The Charge 5 is much rounder than the Charge 4, especially on the sides and on the top and bottom of each bezel. The pictures also show elongated sensors along both sides of the smartband. This could probably be an EKG sensor that Fitbit first introduced with its Fitbit Sense.
The renders also show the heart rate, which suggests that at least one heart rate sensor and one GPS sensor are below that. However, due to the renderings, it is quite difficult to determine what kind of other sensors the device might have.
The most interesting thing about the renders is that the Charge 5 will (finally!) Use a color display. Although other Fitbit devices like Versa, Sense, and even Luxe support a color display, all previous generation Fitbit Charge devices used a black and white display. According to the renders, the Charge 5 could be the first to use a color display. The device could also be available in three colors this time: black, slate gray / blue and matt pink.
October 23rd start date?
Pictures shared by Evan Blass have one thing in common – they all have the same date of October 23rd. Some previous reports suggested an October release, but October 23rd is Saturday which makes it a little sketchy. However, that could be the day Fitbit Charge 5 becomes available to the public.
The price is not mentioned right now, but it is expected to be roughly the same price that Fitbit Charge 4 was available at, around $ 150.
Looking forward to buying Charge 5? What additional functions are you looking forward to with the fitness tracker? Let us know in the comments section below!
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