With the evolved mindset that fitness is more than just step and calorie counting, the Fitbit Charge 5’s upgrades have a special emphasis on stress and well-being. It actually measures and reports your body’s response to stress through an EDA sensor (electrodermal activity) that picks up on the electrical charges on your sweat glands. The Charge 5 can also read your fitness fatigue, heart rate variability, and sleep patterns to dole out an “exercise readiness score.” Meanwhile, its health and wellness reminders will ensure you’re keeping hydrated, among all the other wellness-related things we sometimes forget to do.
Aside from being a nutritionist and health coach on your wrist, the Charge 5 is ten percent thinner than the 4, with a stylish and more aerodynamic design. For extra sunny days or extra dark evenings, the color display has double its predecessor’s brightness. Basically, its design is as sophisticated as its features. It doesn’t skimp on the basic functions to make room for these new fancy capabilities though. The Charge 5 has built-in GPS for accurate outdoor exercise tracking and 20 different exercise modes.