Fitbit Charge 6 may offer near-identical design to the Charge 5

Rumors indicate the next flagship tracker will closely resemble the current-gen model
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Fitbit’s upcoming Charge 6 will feature a design very reminiscent of the Charge 5.
That’s according to an industry source speaking to 9to5Google, indicating the Google-owned company’s next flagship fitness tracker won’t change too much on the design front.

As reported last month, an unknown Fitbit device hit the FCC the same day the company announced a trio of new wearables, the Sense 2, Versa 4 and Inspire 3.

According to the tipster, that device - tagged FB424 in the FCC listing - is likely to refer to the ‘Charge 6’ referenced in the code of a recent test of Google Wallet on Fitbit products.

If this latest rumor turns out to be true, then, and the Charge 6 won’t feature a revised design, it would represent a similar jump as was present with the Charge 3 and Charge 4, in which added features were the headline change.

The question then becomes what features Fitbit could be inclined to add to a possible Charge 6.

It could follow the previous convention and offer some of the latest top-end features of Fitbit’s smartwatches, such as the new Body Response sensor packed into the Sense 2, or it could be holding back exclusives that will arrive on older devices in an update.

Either way, we shouldn’t have too long to wait until the official details become clear, given that an FCC listing is usually one of the last steps taken before a device gets announced.

With Fitbit only just releasing a slew of new devices, however, our best guess is that the Charge 6 will be one of the first new devices we see in 2023.

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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