Pre-orders are already being accepted
Google, which some time ago acquired the famous wearable electronics manufacturer Fitbit, introduced a new smart bracelet under this brand – Fitbit Charge 6 – two years after the release of its predecessor, Fitbit Charge 5.
The Fitbit Charge 6 starts at $160, which is $20 less than the Fitbit Charge 5 at launch. Pre-orders have already begun, and open sales are planned to start in the fall.
Google introduced the Fitbit Charge 6 smart bracelet
Among the main innovations is the return of a real hardware side button for navigation. This was done in response to numerous complaints from Charge 5 customers. The number of supported workouts and activities has also doubled (from 20 to 40). There is now access to Google services – Google Wallet for contactless payments and Google Maps for step-by-step route navigation. There’s even integration with YouTube Music, although you can only control playback on a paired phone—you can’t download tracks to the bracelet for offline listening.
At the same time, Charge 6 is still equipped with a 1.04-inch AMOLED display, GPS and GLONASS, NFC, monitors blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), electrocardiogram (ECG), has water protection (5ATM), battery life – up to 7 days. Google also promises “the most accurate heart rate tracking among Fitbit trackers.”