Fitbit has unveiled its Charge 6, a bracelet with complete sports and health functions, but which also benefits from integrated Google applications.
Despite its acquisition by Google, Fitbit has not become just a simple application for managing sports and health data from the Pixel Watch – and the next Pixel Watch 2. The American manufacturer in fact presented this Thursday , its new high-end connected bracelet, the Fitbit Charge 6.
Advanced sports and health functions
Unsurprisingly, this activity tracker takes over from the particularly high-end Fitbit Charge 5, launched in 2021. This bracelet was one of the few on the market to benefit from features usually reserved only for connected watches, such as GPS monitoring or an electrocardiogram. In this, it distinguished itself from Fitbit’s more accessible bracelet ranges, whether the Fitbit Luxe or the Fitbit Inspire 3.
Obviously, the Fitbit Charge 6 retains the health measurements of the previous model, whether it is the count of the number of steps taken, heart rate monitoring, pulse oximeter, GPS tracking or ‘electrocardiogram. It also integrates new stress management functions thanks to an EDA (electroderma) sensor, like on the Fitbit Sense 2 and like the Pixel Watch 2 should be entitled to. As for sports exercises, the firm announces more than twenty types of training as well as compatibility with heart rate streaming in order to consult it on sports equipment such as indoor bikes or treadmills.
Google apps in a Fitbit bracelet
The main novelty of this Fitbit Charge 6 actually lies in the integration of several Google applications and services. In the same way that Fitbit is now offered on the Pixel Watch, Google applications are gradually arriving on Fitbit products. The connected bracelet thus benefits from Google Wallet for contactless payment by NFC, Google Maps with detailed navigation in real time or playback controls if you use YouTube Music for music streaming.
In terms of autonomy, Fitbit announces that its Charge 6 will be able to operate for 7 days. The bracelet also benefits from an always-on display.
The new Fitbit Charge 6 will be available from October 12 after a pre-order period starting this Thursday. It will be offered in France at a price of 159.95 euros, or 20 euros less than the Fitbit Charge 5 when it was released. In addition, for each purchase of the bracelet, Fitbit will include six months of subscription to its Fitbit Premium service.
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