PREORDER: The new Fitbit Charge 5 comes in three colors and retails for $179.95; you can reserve one on Amazon ahead of its Sept. 27 release date.
At long last (read: a little over two weeks), Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker is officially up for grabs on Amazon.
If you’re familiar with the flashy Fitbit Luxe that came out this past spring, you already kind of, sort of know what the Charge 5 looks like: Its similarly slim and sleek design also boasts a bright color AMOLED screen and a stainless steel case; no more cheapo plastic to see here, folks. But unlike the Luxe — or any other Fitbit fitness tracker, actually — it includes an always-on display mode that makes it possible to check your exercise metrics, notifications, or just the time with a quick glance.
Over in the features department, the Charge 5 is a bit like last year’s wellness-forward Fitbit Sense in that it packs an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor and an electrocardiogram (ECG) app, which will allow it to measure your stress levels and keep watch for signs of an irregular heartbeat, respectively. (Note that the latter is still in the works, but Fitbit says it’s coming soon.) A GPS, a 24/7 heart-rate monitor, and an SpO2 sensor are all built right in, too, along with 20 different exercise modes and some sleep-tracking tools.
You can get even more out of your new Charge 5 by signing up for Fitbit Premium, which will soon include a new Daily Readiness Score that uses your health data to determine whether you should focus on working out or recovering, along with access to mindfulness content from Calm. (Fitbit just announced its partnership with the sleep and meditation app.) Premium subscriptions normally go for $9.99 a month, but Amazon has been so kind as to throw in a free six-month trial.