The new Fitibit charge 5 builds on the extended functions of the previous model and offers a slimmer, rounder body and new straps. A more efficient (but also brighter) AMOLED color screen has been added, allowing for up to seven days of battery life.
The Fitbit Charge 5 has also had some celebrity chutzpahs, with Will Smith saying it helped him lose his “dad body” (he assumed Instagram Confessing earlier this year that he was in the worst shape of his life). The new Fitbit model isn’t just a regular tracker. Along with the normal health data that most trackers rate, such as steps, fitness, sleep, and general well-being, buyers get a free six-month trial of Fitbit Premium, a new service that gives you health and fitness advice and access to more than 500 exercise, mindfulness and nutrition sessions.
With the Daily Readiness feature, Charge 5 tells you every morning if your body is ready to sweat or if a recovery session is needed instead. When you wake up, you will receive a rating based on your fitness fatigue (previous activity), heart rate variability, and sleep quality. Analysis of how you achieved this score will also be available, along with health and fitness suggestions such as a recommended goal for the activity and workouts or sessions that can help you make the right decisions for your body that day .
The updated device also tracks stress, breathing rate, changes in skin temperature, and oxygen saturation in your blood. And the Charge 5 includes GPS, 20 training modes, automatic training detection and a V02 max estimate and has access to theirs EKG app during surveillance Heart health 24/7 and push notifications to you when your heart rate drops above or below your personal ranges.
The Fitbit Premium free trial also includes an exclusive series of content developed with Will Smith, due out September 27th. It will include video sessions with Smith and his training team, as well as other health and wellness programs focused on focusing on physical and mental strength.
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