Fitbit Charge 6 is the latest addition in the Google wearables division bringing improved health tracking and even deeper integration with Google apps like YouTube Music, Google Pay and Google Maps.
Charge 6 features a 1.04-inch color AMOLED display with Always-On Display (AOD) functionality. The tracker features an aluminum, glass and resin build with a haptic side button for controls.
Heart rate tracking seems to be the Charge 6’s forte thanks to an updated optical sensor paired with new electrical sensors and machine learning algorithms developed by Google. Charge 6 should offer “60% more accurate” heart rate results than its predecessor. You’ll also be able to pair the tracker to exercise machines and get real-time heart rate data during your workouts.
Charge 6 paired to a supported rowing machine
Charge 6 also tracks blood oxygen (SpO2) levels and ECG for any atrial fibrillation on your heart rate rhythm. You can get sleep, stress, skin temperature and breathing rate tracking. In terms of exercise, Fitbit is offering 40+ exercise modes with support for VO2 max readings. Charge 6 is also 5 ATM water-proof so you can go for swims and you get built-in GPS and GLONASS tracking on the device.
Google features supported on Charge 6
Google also added support for YouTube Music controls and Google Maps with turn-by-turn directions on the screen. The NFC receiver also allows for Google Wallet payments. Battery life is rated at 7 days with normal use.
Fitbit Charge 6 comes in Obsidian, Coral and Porcelain colors. Pricing is set at $160/€160/£140 and you can pre-order the band from the official Fitbit website. The tracker is also listed as coming soon on Fitbit India.
Fitbit Charge 6 comes in Obsidian, Coral and Porcelain