- After leaking out a week ago, the Fitbit Charge 4 is now official with features like NFC, GPS, and more.
- The company is currently taking pre-orders for the wearable from its own online store and Best Buy while retailers like Amazon and Walmart are expected to sell it as well.
- The fitness band will start shipping out to customers on or after April 13, the company said.
The Fitbit Charge 4 was revealed in a leak recently. Well, the company has now made the wearable official, confirming some of the hardware specs that we heard about from older leaks. One of the biggest changes here compared to older Fitbit Charge models is the addition of a GPS sensor, allowing the wearable to independently track your location without a paired smartphone around you.
The Fitbit app will display all the recorded GPS data, and also give you specific information on your pace and other metrics when you were at a certain point in your run. Fitbit is also including Activity Zone Minutes which will motivate users to reach their daily steps or distance goals. Users will be encouraged to work out for at least 30 minutes a day.
It must be noted that the use of GPS will bring down battery life significantly as Fitbit mentions it can only last for 5 hours with continuous GPS use. The company is also including a SpO2 sensor which is coupled with the “Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph” that can be accessed on the Fitbit App.
The company is also including an NFC sensor with the Charge 4 as well as support for the company’s wireless payments service known as Fitbit Pay. Further, users get access to features like sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, and all the features that have given Fitbit the reputation in the industry.
The company mentions that the Charge 4 will be priced at $149 and will be available in three colors (Black, Storm Blue, and Rosewood), while the company will also sell an SE or special edition model for $169. The SE model will include an additional reflective woven band in Graphite color to provide some variety to your wearable experience. Fitbit says orders will be shipped April 13, while the wearable can be pre-ordered right away from retailers like Best Buy and the company’s official online store. The fitness band will also sell on platforms like Amazon and Walmart, the company added. As a bonus, the company will offer a 30-day free trial to Fitbit Premium for buyers of the Charge 4.