Fitbit launches Charge 5 fitness bracelet – Hi-tech

Fitbit has unveiled the new Charge 5 fitness bracelet. It is a substantial update of the previous model, although in shape and size it remains very similar. What changes is in the presence of many more sensors for monitoring body health. For example, this is the company’s first fitness tracker with an electrocardiogram measurement function, the ECG. Just touch the metal frame with your finger and hold it for 30 seconds: the strap will be able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib).

The Charge 5 also has a skin temperature sensor and an EDA (ElectorDermal Activity), also known as the galvanic skin response, which allows you to monitor your stress levels. There is also the heart rate detection, which calculates both heart rate variability (HRV) and resting heart rate (RHR). Closes the news the saturation of oxygen in the blood (SpO2). Fitbit Charge 5 is swim-proof, withstands water up to 50 meters, and features a GPS receiver to accurately analyze and save outdoor activities.

Design-wise, the Charge 5 is 10% thinner than version 4 and now comes with Infinity Bands, which the company says are more comfortable for workouts than previous watch-style straps. In addition, the new display is twice as bright as that of the Charge 4, measuring 1.04 “diagonal and protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Other new features this year are the Always-On function, which leaves the screen on. energy saving mode, and Fitbit Pay, with which to pay directly from the wrist, only if you pair the Charge with an Android smartphone. Price of 179 euros. (ANSA).

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