If you are looking for a brand-new fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 5 could be a great choice today. It is incredibly useful if you want to keep up with daily exercises. Whether you want to improve stamina, build muscle or lose weight, the Charge 5 could help you achieve your goals. As a lite smartwatch, the Charge 5 is definitely much more useful than typical wristwatches.


Based on its design, the Charge 5 looks like a stylish bracelet. Compared to its predecessors, the design is less angular, smoother and simpler. Even so, the Charge 5 still looks quite unassuming and people wouldn’t know you are wearing a fitness tracker, unless they look closer. There are also many colour options to choose from, so you can still match the Charge 5 with your outfit. Overall, the strap of Charge 5 flatly lies on your skin, making it far less intrusive in your daily activities. There’s nothing too overly sticks out and you will be quite impressed with it.


On the sides, there are no physical buttons and the Charge 5 is a completely touch-based device. With its stainless-steel case, the AMOLED display is about 10 percent bigger compared to the Charge 4. While previous Charge models have monochromatic displays, the Charge 5 is equipped with full-colour display and 450 nits brightness. As comparison, the Charge 4 has only 200 nits brightness. When you turn your wrist, the Charge 5 automatically turns itself on and it works similarly to the lift-to-wake feature. Alternatively, you can tap the display twice to wake it up.

Interface and sensors

The Fitbit Charge 5 is essentially a tracker and you could expect to get excellent tracking features. This device works well on both Android and iOS. There are pre-installed apps that can help you perform many tracking tasks. When Sports Mode is enabled, the Fitbit Charge 5 may track the intensity of your exercise through heart rate measurement. Depending on your body weight and intensity of exercise, the Charge 5 can calculate the amount of calories burned. A new sensor called EDA allows you to become more aware of the stress level. It takes only three minutes to perform stress test by placing a hand on the sensor. It measures your sweat glands to determine the current stress level. With 5 atm water resistance, it means that the Fitbit Charge 5 can remain serviceable under 50 metres of water. Just like many smartwatches, the Fitbit Charge 5 comes with SpO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen saturation level. It is useful to have an accurate information on lung performance during sports sessions or when you are being affected by certain conditions, such as asthma or COVID-19.


Overall, the Fitbit Charge 5 is a fully functional wearable and it offers great features similar to many smartwatches in the market. As a fitness tracker, you will be able to know how active you are and how well you slept last night. You will get so many features, without spending money on fancy smartwatches. The Fitbit Charge 5 with its great designs and features could be something that you should wear each day.