The original version of this post was published on 8/25/2021. It has been updated on 8/31/2022.
It’s become apparent, especially over the past year, that true strength takes a strong mind, body, and heart, and it means giving yourself a break when needed. As our approach to strength evolves to mean much more than just our physical abilities, Fitbit Charge 5, our most advanced health and fitness tracker yet is here to help. Here to help you keep a pulse on not only your fitness levels, but your stress, heart health, sleep, and overall wellbeing—Charge 5 features tools such as an on-wrist EDA Sensor to help manage stress, an on-device electrocardiogram (ECG) app to assess heart rhythm for signs of atrial fibrillation, and a new Daily Readiness Score experience to help you optimize your workout routine.
Charge 5 has our most advanced combination of sensors in a tracker to provide your body’s key metrics along with the convenience features you need, like the ability to make contactless payments² and quick replies (Android only) to notifications on-wrist (when phone is nearby). And with six months of Fitbit Premium included,³ you’ll get deeper insights that guide and empower you to do what’s best for your body each day.
Ready to learn more? Let’s dive in.
Keep a pulse on your health and wellness
Stay ahead of your health and wellness with tools such as the EDA sensor for stress management, an on-device electrocardiogram (ECG) app to assess your heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation (AFib) on-wrist, and high and low heart rate notifications.
Understand and reduce your stress. Charge 5’s on-wrist EDA Sensor and in-app experience gives you insights into your body’s response to stress, and the daily Stress Management Score helps you better understand what’s contributing to your stressors.
With a short EDA scan, you can see your body’s physiological response to stress by detecting small electrical changes to your skin. Along with EDA scans, try 200+ mindfulness sessions on Fitbit Premium that are designed to help you, practice mindfulness, improve body positivity, or unwind before bed. A range of sessions are available from Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method, Aaptiv, Aura, Breethe, and Ten Percent Happier. Keep an eye on your body’s EDA responses from session to session to see how your mindfulness practice may result in fewer EDA responses and a greater sense of relaxation.
Plus, with our partnership with Calm, you can soon enjoy content from Calm within Fitbit Premium designed to help you manage stress, sleep better, and live a happier, healthier life.
Assess your heart health: Charge 5 is our first tracker with an on-device electrocardiogram (ECG) app that can assess your heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation (AFib) on-wrist. AFib is the world’s most common heart rhythm condition, estimated to affect over 33.5 million people, but it can be difficult to detect. Since launching the ECG app on Fitbit Sense, users have taken more than 4 million heart rhythm assessments, helping our users better understand and care for their hearts.
This technology is also now available on Charge 5, making these capabilities available to more people at a more accessible price point.
How does it work? For Charge 5, simply hold your fingers to the stainless steel panels on the sides of your tracker, while being still for 30 seconds to get a reading that you can download and share with your doctor.
High and low heart rate notifications. With 24/7 heart rate tracking, you’ll receive on-device and in-app notifications if we detect that your heart rate goes above or below your personal heart rate threshold. If you receive a notification, you can also take a survey in the Fitbit app that you can then choose to share with your doctor.
Deeper insights into your wellbeing. With the Health Metrics dashboard, see your weekly breathing rate, heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate (RHR), skin temperature variation, and oxygen saturation (SpO2) in the Fitbit app to help you uncover important trends and potential changes to your wellbeing.
Sleep better. Receive industry-leading sleep tools including your daily Sleep Score and Sleep Stages, in-app reminders to keep a consistent bedtime, and guidance on how to improve your habits and sleep quality. Use sleep mode for an uninterrupted slumber.
Sweat the smart way
Fitbit Charge 5 is packed with features to help you sweat the smart way and reach your goals. You’ll always have motivation to reach new goals with hundreds of guided workouts and fitness features that help you make the most of your time when you’re working out, such as:
Track your workouts in real-time. Use one of the 20 goal-setting exercise modes to see heart rate, pace, distance, calories burned, and more, all in real-time to help you make the most of your workouts. Or, let SmartTrack® automatically record workouts like swims, runs, and more.
Optimize your workouts. Active Zone Minutes helps you track your activity beyond steps, measuring time spent in your personalized target heart rate zones, with real-time alerts each time you change zones, so you know when to push harder or scale back.
Go further with built-in GPS. See your real-time pace and distance without your phone using built-in GPS during outdoor runs, rides, hikes, and more, then see a map of your workout route in the Fitbit app. If you have your phone nearby, Charge 5 connects to your phone’s GPS to help extend your tracker’s battery.⁵
Workout and recover smarter with Fitbit Premium’s new Daily Readiness Score⁴
Taking time to recover can produce better results than working out hard all the time, so we’ve designed an all new Premium experience to help you know when your body is primed for a workout or if you should prioritize recovery. With our new Daily Readiness experience, you’ll get a score each morning in the Fitbit app based on your activity, sleep, and heart rate variability. You’ll also get a personalized goal for the day, plus recommended workouts or recovery sessions, depending on what your body needs that day. As you get more fit over time, your scores and daily goals adapt with you.
The score is built on proven research that you can improve your overall fitness faster with a mix of high intensity workouts and active recovery when you need it. Over time, integrating the guidance you receive with Daily Readiness can help you build a stronger routine that is more aligned with your body so you can get the most out of your day.
A high readiness score means you’re recovered, refreshed, and ready to go! Now’s the time to get that heart pumping, so we’ll bump up your Active Zone Minutes goal for today and recommend workouts to get you there. Hello HIIT workouts, interval training, or high-intensity cardio, including workouts like BODYPUMPTM, BODYCOMBATTM, LES MILLS GRITTM, and more from LES MILLS to help you achieve your goal for the day.⁸
A low Readiness Score indicates that your body needs some recovery. Maybe you did a strenuous workout yesterday, or haven’t been sleeping very well. We’ll recommend Premium content to help you recover—from restorative yoga to mindfulness sessions depending on your body’s needs, including sessions from Calm, The #1 App for Sleep, Meditation & Relaxation™.⁷
Charge 5 has the sleek look you’ll love
Charge 5 features gentle curves that comfortably fit your wrist with a streamlined and aerodynamic design. With an all-new color display that’s twice as bright as Charge 4, and an Always-On Display option you’re sure to appreciate, it’s elevated lightweight and low-profile design is 10 percent thinner than Charge 4 for an even more comfortable fit while still offering our most advanced combination of sensors on a tracker.
We’re excited to introduce our all new vegan leather bands in indigo and ash⁹ for $49.95. The sophistication of leather with the sustainability of biobased products—vegan leather bands in two peaceful neutrals are an innovative take on a premium style.⁹
In addition, we have a new color for the silicone sport bands called Golden Sunrise for $29.95 as well as a new woven band in Prism Pride available for $34.95. Celebrate your Pride every day with this vibrant band made from REPREVE® recycled fiber to symbolize unity, inclusivity, and perseverance toward your goals. You can easily switch up your look to match your style with a range of other accessory options including breathable sport bands and lightweight silicone infinity bands, new plush nylon hook & loop bands or hand-crafted premium Horween® leather bands.¹⁰
Order your Charge 5
Charge 5 is available for $149.95 (USD), which includes a six-month Premium membership. Order online at Fitbit.com and select global retailers.
You don’t want to miss this revolution in health and fitness tracking—optimize your workout routine and get next level health insights with Charge 5!
² See bank and transit availability at fitbit.com/fitbit-pay.
³ New and returning Premium users only. Valid payment method required. Free trial must be activated within 60 days of device activation. Cancel before free trial ends to avoid subscription fees. See full terms & conditions here.
⁴ Daily Readiness requires a Fitbit Premium membership. Premium content recommendations are not available in all locales and may be in English only.
⁵ Battery life varies with use and other factors. Up to 5 hours with continuous GPS.
⁶ Accessories sold separately.
⁷ Calm, the Calm Logo and “The #1 App for Sleep, Meditation & Relaxation” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Calm.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
⁸ May be available in English only.
⁹ Made with Ultrafabrics Volar Bio™, a USDA certified biobased product, and other vegan materials.
¹⁰ Leather accessories are made of Horween® leather and other materials.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.