The company might still be in the middle of selling to Google but it looks like Fitbit is going ahead with its first launch of 2020 anyway. Here’s what we know about the Fitbit Charge 4 so far including whether it will get GPS or not. Like so many tech products, online leaks mean that
The company might still be in the middle of selling to Google but it looks like Fitbit is going ahead with its first launch of 2020 anyway. Here’s what we know about the Fitbit Charge 4 so far including whether it will get GPS or not.
Like so many tech products, online leaks mean that we know a lot of details for the rumoured Charge 4 already. So let’s take a look at the new fitness wearable.
When is the Fitbit Charge 4 coming out?
There’s no rumoured release date for the Charge 4 just yet and although we expect it to arrive fairly soon, the coronavirus outbreak may be pushing the launch back to later into 2020.
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How much will the Fitbit Charge 4 cost?
Thanks to some listings on Mobile Fun – now taken down – we know that the Charge 4 will be priced at £139.99.
There will also be a Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition that will cost £159.99 in a Granite colour with an optional strap for £29.
Note that those prices aren’t official, of course, but sound reasonable.
What are the Fitbit Charge 4’s features?
Thanks to the Mobile Fun listings and some renders from 9to5Google, it looks like the Fitbit Charge 4 will be pretty similar to its predecessor.
The design looks almost identical to the Fitbit Charge 3 and will come in Black, Rosewood or Storm Blue/Black colourways. The Special Edition, as mentioned above, will be Granite.
It looks like the Charge 4 will once again have a tall rectangular screen and a single button on the side.
Features seem to be pretty similar to the 3 as well, with the usual set of fitness and step tracking, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking and smartphone notifications. The device will also have IP68 waterproofing and week-long battery life.
Sadly, it looks like a feature that many Fitbit users have been hoping for is going to remain absent for this next generation. it looks like GPS – for accurate location tracking – won’t make up part of the Charge 4’s feature set, so you’ll have to carry on connecting to a smartphone for that.
However, this leaked Charge 4 video from Roland Quandt suggests that it will have GPS. Translating ‘ingebouwde’ from Dutch means ‘built-in’.
Fitbit Charge 4 pic.twitter.com/TaJGV2otkp
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt)
March 27, 2020
Good news is that both models will have NFC for contactless payments. This feature was limited to the Special Edition of the Charge 3.