Oct 11, 2022
The combination of these features enables you to leave your phone at home when you go for walks, runs, or bike rides and instead use the Charge 4 to keep track of your route and speed, stream music, and make contactless payments. The Fitbit Charge 4 was released on April 15, 2020, and its initial price was $149.95, equivalent to £129.99, AU$229.95, or AED 699. This was the same price as the Fitbit Charge 3 when it was first introduced. We had expected a more excellent price in exchange for the Charge 4's more sophisticated capabilities, so this was a pleasant surprise. It is significantly less than the Fitbit Versa 2, which is compatible with Alexa for voice commands (something the Charge 4 does not have) but does not have a GPS or a music app.
Its dimensions are 35.8 millimeters by 22.7 millimeters by 12.5 millimeters, and it weighs only 12.5 milligrams, which makes it so light that you'll likely forget you're wearing it. This is a significant benefit for a device that is intended to be worn both day and night, with only the occasional break to give your skin a rest.
The watch remembers your total steps, distance traveled, number of floors climbed, number of calories burnt for the previous 30 days, and the comprehensive activity data for the previous week. However, older statistics will not be lost since the Fitbit app allows you to check even further in time.
The Fitbit Charge 4 features a design quite similar to that of its predecessor in terms of size and form. It has the same sleek and rectangular face we've anticipated from Fitbit products. There are two different variants available for your selection. Our evaluation unit was the Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition, and it came with two different kinds of straps: one was made of black silicone, and the other was made of reflective woven nylon. The reflective woven nylon strap looks like tweed, an excellent alternative to wear on more formal occasions. The straps are simple to remove and replace and come in various lengths to accommodate a wide range of wrist circumferences.
The Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition comes with woven and silicone bands, ranging in size from small to big, depending on your preference. We had anticipated that the new edition of the Fitbit would include a color screen, but unfortunately, it is still only available in black and white. However, after using it for a few weeks, we do not consider this a significant limitation. Even in direct sunshine, the backlit OLED display is brilliant and crisp; yet, if having a colorful screen meant compromising battery life, we would much prefer a monochrome screen.
The user interface of the Fitbit Charge 4 is straightforward, consisting just of the touchscreen and a separate button on the left side of the device. You can wake the screen by tapping the button or by raising your wrist, and then you may swipe right to access the different menus and settings for the gadget. The screen is snappy and considerably brighter than it seems in images, with seamless transitions between menus. Additionally, there are only two menu selections on screen at once, eliminating the chance of inadvertently picking the incorrect one (which could have easily been a problem with such a small display). When you swipe up, it will show you your daily numbers, such as the number of steps you took, the distance you traveled, and the number of calories you burnt.
This is complemented with your current step count to urge you to begin moving — a more pleasant alternative to Garmin's very obnoxious 'MOVE!' The Fitbit Charge 4 can track six different activities. Still, the gadget only allows you to set shortcuts for four of those activities, so you'll have to prioritize which of those activities you do the most often. This might be a source of frustration for you if you want to keep your exercises interesting by alternating between indoor and outdoor activities.
This is something that you should keep in mind. You will be shown your route along with your pace, distance, and heart rate provided that you have completed the steps above. You won't receive as much information as you would from a watch designed just for running, but there should be plenty for an occasional runner.