Google’s Fitbit has launched its latest fitness band-the Fitbit Charge 6- with improved measurement accuracy, and Google apps integration among other features. So in this article, let’s get into the features, specifications, and expected price in Nepal of the Fitbit Charge 6 fitness band.
Fitbit Charge 6 Overview
Design and Build
On the design front, the Charge 6 marks the return of the physical side button which Fitbit omitted on the Charge 5. Other than that, and the new colors, there’s not much change here.
The screen is a 1.04” AMOLED panel with AOD (Always On Display) capabilities. Like the previous Fitbit, the Charge 6 comes with a 5ATM water resistance rating for up to 50 meters of depth. The watch is available in Obsidian, Coral, and Porcelain color options with their complementary bands.
Health and Fitness
Fitbit bands have always had reliable heart rate tracking and fitness features. But this time around, the company claims “ the most accurate heart rate tracking in any of (Fitbit’s) trackers”.
This is thanks to the advanced health sensors that, combined with a new machine learning algorithm, give you a super accurate heart rate reading. Heart rate tracking during vigorous activities — like HIIT workouts, spinning, and rowing — ‘is up to 60% more accurate’ than on the Charge 5.
Pair that with compatible gym equipment/app and you can see your heartbeat in real-time. Moreover, you can also take an electrocardiogram (ECG) with the ECG app. Additionally, you also get High or Low heart rating warnings during sessions.
The new Fitbit Charge 6 now has over the double amount of sports modes available. The 40+ sports modes include options like HIIT, strength training, and snowboarding. Like other Charge Fitbits, the Charge 6 features built-in GPS so you can leave your smartphone at home and track distances via the band itself.
Other features on the Charge 6 include sleep tracking, stress tracking, Blood Oxygen saturation (SPO2), Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Breathing Rate, Daily Readiness Score, and more. You also get six months of Fitbit Premium. For those unfamiliar, Fitbit Premium is a subscription-based service offered by Fitbit that provides personalized insights, advanced sleep and stress insights, nutrition inspiration, and more to enhance your fitness journey.
Google App integration
On the Charge 6, you get to see Pixel Watch-like features with built-in Google apps. Like Google Maps for tracking and navigation, and Google Wallet for transactions. Unfortunately Google Assistant and Play Store are still not available so it’s not going to be a Pixel Watch alternative per se but for a fitness band, it’s cool to see such integration.
Oh, and thanks to the native YouTube Music integration, you can now start, stop, and skip over all your favorite songs right from the wrist. Also, a new quality-of-life feature on the band is Zoom+ Magnification which magnifies a part of the screen.
Fitbit Charge 6 Specifications:
- Display: 1.04-inch color OLED touchscreen
- Display Resolution: 160 x 100 pixels
- OS: Fitbit OS
- Connectivity: NFC (for Fitbit Pay, Google Wallet)
- GPS: Yes (Built-In)
- Battery Capacity: 10 days of battery life
- Water-resistant: 5 ATM rating
- Interchangeable bands: Yes
- Compatibility: Android & iOS devices
- Smartphone Companion App: Fitbit App (iOS|Android)
- Sports: Over 40+ exercise modes (including HIIT, strength training, rowing)
- Sensors: GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, SpO2 sensor, vibration monitor, device temperature sensor, multipurpose electrical sensors
- Features: 24/7 heart rate, heart rate zone, workout intensity map, active zone minutes, goal-based exercise, Spotify control, female health, all-day activity tracking, sleep monitoring, skin temp variation, stress monitoring, Google Maps, Google Wallet, YouTube Music control, ECG app, and more.
Fitbit Charge 6 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Fitbit fitness band is available for pre-order for USD 159 on Fitbit’s website. If it makes it here, we expect the Fitbit Charge 6 price in Nepal to be around NPR 24,999.
|Fitness Band||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Fitbit Charge 6||USD 159||NPR 24,999|