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    Fitbit unveils Fitbit Charge 4, the advance fitness tracker


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    Product laydown photography for Fitbit Charge 4.

    Yesterday, Fitbit unveils its latest fitness tracker called the Fitbit Charge 4. Apart from the other smartwatches out there, the Fitbit Charge 4 is one of the advance fitness tracker device. Although it retains the usual Fitbit design, inside there are many interesting features.

    First of all, Charge 4 comes with a built-in GPS feature. According to Fitbit, this is its first fitness tracker to launch with a built-in GPS feature. With this built-in GPS feature, you don’t have to bring your phone along with you for your workout. You can easily focus on your workout activities such as running, walking and other outdoor activities. The Fitbit Charge 4 now can also track your pace and distance in real-time. After completing your GPS-enabled workout you can sync your device with the Fitbit app where it shows a GPS heat map.

    Fitbit app iOS showing exercise summary with Active Zone Minutes in PR template.

    Active Zone Minutes helps you workout more efficiently and unlock better health

    Moreover, Fitbit also developed a new feature called Active Zone Minutes. Using this feature, you can have a better understanding on how your daily activity contributes to your overall health. If you notice, most of the smartwatches decide your overall health condition by calculating the number of steps you have walked in a day. But in the Fitbit Charge 4, it takes beyond the number of steps you walked.

    Fitbit app iOS showing Active Zone Minutes daily view and breakdown in PR template.

    With the Fitbit’s PurePulse 24/7 heart rate tracking, Active Zone Minutes uses your personalized heart rate zones to track your effort for any energizing activity, whether doing a HIIT workout, power yoga or taking a vigorous walk outside. You can earn credit for each minute of moderate activity in fat burn zone and double the credit for vigorous activity in cardio and peak zones. All of this you will get real-time alerts on your wrist each time you change zones so you can push harder or scale back to make your workouts more efficient. After completing your workout, you can view a detailed summary of your heart rate zones in the Fitbit app, including progress toward your goals, so you can continue challenging yourself to make every minute count. 

    Sleep better and achieve your goals with Charge 4

    The Fitbit Charge 4 also gives you 7-days of battery life. This means in a single charge you can continue using your Fitbit Charge 4 when you sleep too. Charge 4 now can easily measure your sleeping habit via the ‘Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph’ which you can find it in the Fitbit app. Since you can wear Charge 4 when you are sleeping, it will calculate the oxygen level in your bloodstream based on how many times you breathe.

    Interestingly, Fitbit also has integrated the most awaited Spotify feature into the Fitbit Charge 4. Now you have full control of your Spotify music controls directly from the Fitbit Charge 4. However, we don’t think you can play Spotify music directly on the fitness tracker device.

    Pricing and Availability

    For the pricing wise, the Fitbit Charge 4 is priced at RM698.00. The Fitbit Charge 4 will be available in Malaysia starting from April onwards. You can walk-in to stores such as IT Hypermart, City Chain, Flash Gadget, Harvey Norman, Timekeeper & Thundermatch starting late-April. We are assuming this delay could be due to the current Movement Control Order (MCO) period in Malaysia.

    Product laydown photography for Fitbit Charge 4.

    The Fitbit Charge 4 comes in multiple colours which are black, rosewood and storm blue/black. Besides that, Fitbit also will be launching a special edition of the Fitbit Charge 4 which is priced at RM798.00. The special edition of Charge 4 comes in an exclusive granite reflective/black woven band plus a classic black band to easily swap out for workouts or a sportier look.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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