Fitbit Charge 5 review | TechRadar



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The Fitbit Charge 5 is a powerful fitness tracker that picks and mixes the best features from all of Fitbit’s other devices. It has the on-board GPS of the Fitbit Versa 3, the slim design and bright AMOLED screen of the Fitbit Luxe, and the stress-measuring app of the Fitbit Sense.

It’s a huge upgrade from the Charge 4, and if you’re starting to get serious about your workouts (whether that’s running, gym work, or a combination), it’s an excellent option. Its heart rate monitoring is particularly impressive, making it a good choice for anyone with an interest in HIIT or spinning.

When you’re not working out, you’ll benefit from smartphone notifications that can be read, opened on your phone, or dismissed with a quick tap, plus convenient call alerts so nothing important ends up going to voicemail. There are contactless payments through Fitbit Pay, and you’ll receive regular reminders to get up and stretch, and reflect on the previous day’s achievements.

Fitbit Charge 5 on woman's wrist

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It’s not quite perfect, though. The Daily Readiness Score (which will allow Fitbit Premium users to see their energy levels each morning and plan their day accordingly) wasn’t available at launch. These issues will hopefully soon be resolved (hopefully before the six-month free trial of Fitbit Premium expires).



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