Fitbit Charge 5 images leak – with big upgrade on the way

Sleeker and upgraded tracker on the way
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A major leak has revealed what could be the Fitbit Charge 5 – as the flagship fitness tracker looks to get a major overhaul.

The images, shared by legendary tech leaker Evan Blass, show a fitness band style device with a large AMOLED display and high grade metal body.

It follows everything we’ve been expecting on the Fitbit Charge 5, and it seems as if the company will ditch the monochrome display and plastic body.

The screen was our biggest criticism of the Charge 4, which wowed us with an advanced set of features and sensors, but underwhelmed with a poor display that lags rivals.

The strap also seems to have undergone an overhaul, with a silicon band that looks close to the design of the Apple Watch, using a pin and tuck mechanism rather than a traditional buckle.

But while it seems we have a good idea of what the Fitbit Charge 5 will look like, we don’t know if there are any new features on-board.

However, the home screen shows one new element – a bar which looks like it will be filled up (or depleted) as the day progresses.

This could be a new approach to tracking your daily goal, or possibly a new take on Active Zone Minutes, which was debuted on the Charge 4. Or it could be something different entirely.

It’s not new to have leaks of Fitbit devices before launch, and we’ve seen Fitbit Charge renders via Evan Blass every year. So we’d put an extremely high probability of these being the real deal.

But, as ever, we will bring you official word and hands-on when we have it.


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James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.


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