Details of Fitbit’s Charge 5 have leaked online including a first look at some of the fitness tracker’s physical features. Fitbit fans have been waiting since the Fitbit Luxe was released in March 2021 for details on the company’s next fitness tracker. The company has been owned by Google since 2019 when it was purchased for $2.1 billion. Since then, Fitbit has released several well-received products such as the Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatch which used GPS tracking technology and Google Assistant compatibility.
The fitness tracker leader has released several products since it was acquired by Google, including the aforementioned Versa 3 and most recently the Fitbit Luxe, which as the name would suggest, went for a luxury feel and design. That device even included gold details on the strap for extra bling. This latest leak is hotly anticipated with Fitbit fans who have been awaiting more from Fitbit, and it shouldn’t disappoint.
The details of the latest leak include several renders of the new Fitbit Charge 5’s design. Leaked by technology insider Evan Blass (@EVLeaks) the fitness tracker will reportedly feature a large AMOLED display giving the screen a crisp, clean look and also improving on the lackluster screen of the Charge 4. The watch will also reportedly include a high-grade metal body with a new silicon band reminiscent of the Apple Watch’s plastic strap. The leak says that the Charge 5 will be available in three colors: black, blue, and white.
Pixel Watch render via Jon Prosser and rendersbybrian
The strap is the main talking point on the original tweet, however, as it looks similar to the device renders of the Google Pixel Watch leaked April 2021. The potential for a Pixel Watch has many wearable tech fans excited because of its lack of bezel, round display, and a physical dial that could be used to scroll through the UI. Surprisingly enough, Google itself has yet to dive into the smartwatch sphere, which has wearable enthusiasts even more excited for what the tech giant can bring to the table in terms of software features.
There is no known release date of the Charge 5 nor any known price reported. However, EvLeaks has been known to be a reliable source in the technology world, and these renders certainly look legit. Until official details release, we can only speculate on new features for the Fitbit such as how it can further integrate into Google technology. Fitbit still has a strong and loyal fanbase around the world, and while the company has changed a lot in the past few years, it’s nice to see something exciting coming out under the Fitbit name once again.