Fitbit Charge-5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker GPS
Fitbit is a well-known brand that specializes in fitness tracking devices and wearable technology. The company was founded in 2007 and gained popularity for its range of activity trackers, smartwatches, and related accessories. Fitbit’s products are designed to help individuals monitor and improve their health and fitness by tracking various metrics such as steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more.
Fitbit offers a diverse lineup of devices to cater to different user preferences and needs. Some of the popular models include the Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Versa, and Fitbit Inspire. These devices incorporate features like GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, smartphone notifications, music control, and exercise tracking. Fitbit also provides a companion mobile app and a web-based dashboard that allows users to view their activity data, set goals, and track their progress over time.
The Fitbit ecosystem goes beyond the devices themselves. It includes a social component, enabling users to connect with friends and participate in challenges to stay motivated. Fitbit devices are compatible with both iOS and Android platforms, ensuring broad accessibility for users.
In addition to the hardware and software offerings, Fitbit has developed partnerships with various health and fitness services to provide users with a comprehensive experience. This includes integration with popular apps such as Strava, MyFitnessPal, and Fitbod, as well as collaborations with healthcare providers and employers to promote employee wellness programs.
Fitbit has been a pioneer in the wearable fitness technology market, and its products have played a significant role in promoting personal health and fitness awareness. In 2021, Fitbit was acquired by Google, which has allowed the brand to further expand its capabilities and integration with Google’s ecosystem.
Meet Fitbit Charge 5, our most advanced health and fitness tracker that helps you keep a pulse on your stress, physical readiness, heart health, and overall well-being. Take a moment to review our complete safety information at fitbit.com/safety. Charge 5 is not intended to provide medical or scientific data.
What’s in the box
Your Charge 5 box includes:
- Tracker with a small band (color and material varies)
- Charging cable
- Additional large band
The detachable bands on Charge 5 come in a variety of colors and materials, sold separately.
Charge your tracker
A fully-charged Charge 5 has a battery life of up to 7 days. Battery life and charge cycles vary with use and other factors; actual results will vary.
To charge Charge 5:
- Plug the charging cable into the USB port on your computer, a UL-certified USB wall charger, or another low-energy charging device.
- Hold the other end of the charging cable near the port on the back of the tracker until it attaches magnetically. Make sure the pins on the charging cable align with the port on the back of your tracker.
- Charging fully takes about 1-2 hours. While Charging 5 charges, double-tap the screen to turn it on and check the battery level. Swipe right on the battery screen to use Charge 5. A fully charged tracker shows a solid battery icon.
Set up Charge 5
Set up Charge 5 with the Fitbit app. The Fitbit app is compatible with most popular phones. See fitbit.com/devices to check if your phone is compatible.
To get started:
- Download the Fitbit app:
- Apple App Store for iPhones
- Google Play Store for Android phones
- Install the app, and open it.
- If you already have a Fitbit account, log in to your account > tap the Today tab * > vour profile picture › Set Up a Device.
- If you don’t have a Fitbit account, tap Join Fitbit to be guided through a series of questions to create a Fitbit account.
- Continue to follow the on-screen instructions to connect Charge 5 to your account.
When you’re done with the setup, read through the guide to learn more about your new tracker and then explore the Fitbit app. For more information, see the related help article.
See your data in the Fitbit app Open the Fitbit app on your phone to view your activity, health metrics, and sleep data; log food and water; participate in challenges; and more.
Unlock Fitbit Premium
Fitbit Premium is your personalized resource in the Fitbit app that helps you stay active, sleep well, and manage stress. A Premium subscription includes programs tailored to your health and fitness goals, personalized insights, hundreds of workouts from fitness brands, guided meditations, and more. Charge 5 includes a 6-month Fitbit Premium membership for eligible customers in certain countries.
For more information, see the related help article.
Wear Charge 5
Wear Charge 5 around your wrist. If you need to attach a different size band, or if you purchased another band, see the instructions i n “Change the band” on page 13.
Placement for all-day wear vs. exercise When you’re not exercising, wear Charge 5 a finger’s width above your wrist bone.
In general, it’s always important to give your wrist a break on a regular basis by removing your tracker for around an hour after extended wear. We recommend removing your tracker while you shower. Although you can shower while wearing your tracker, not doing so reduces the potential for exposure to soaps, shampoos, and conditioners, which can cause long-term damage to your tracker and may cause skin irritation.
For optimized heart-rate tracking while exercising:
- During a workout, experiment with wearing your tracker a bit higher on your wrist for an improved fit. Many exercises, such as bike riding or weight lifting, cause you to bend your wrist frequently, which could interfere with the heart-rate signal if the tracker is lower on your wrist.
- Wear your tracker on top of your wrist, and make sure the back of the device is in contact with your skin.
- Consider tightening your band before a workout and loosening it when you’re done. The band should be snug but not constricting (a tight band restricts blood flow, potentially affecting the heart-rate signal).
Notifications from your phone
Charge 5 can show calls, texts, calendars, and app notifications from your phone to keep you informed. Keep your tracker within 30 feet of your phone to receive notifications.
Set up notifications
Check that Bluetooth on your phone is on and that your phone can receive notifications (often under Settings Notifications).
Then set up notifications:
- From the Today tab in the Fitbit app, tap your profile picture Charge 5 tile.
- Tap Notifications.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your tracker if you haven’t already. Call, text, and calendar notifications are turned on automatically.
- To turn on notifications from apps installed on your phone, including Fitbit and WhatsApp, tap App Notifications and turn on the notifications you want to see.
Note that if you have an iPhone, Charge 5 shows notifications from all calendars synced to the Calendar app. If you have an Android phone, Charge 5 shows calendar notifications from the calendar app you chose during setup. For more information, see the related help article.
See incoming notifications
A notification causes your tracker to vibrate. Tap the notification to expand the message.
Advanced health metrics
Know your body better with health metrics in the Fitbit app. This feature helps you view key metrics tracked by your Fitbit device over time so that you can see trends and assess what’s changed.
- Oxygen saturation (SpO2)
- Skin temperature variation
- Heart-rate variability
- Resting heart rate
- Breathing rate
Note: This feature is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and should not be relied on for any medical purposes. It is intended to provide information that can help you manage your well-being. If you have any concerns about your health, please talk to a healthcare provider. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, call emergency services.
For more information, see the related help article.
General Info and Specifications
Sensors and Components
Fitbit Charge 5 contains the following sensors and motors:
- 3-axis accelerometer, which tracks motion patterns
- Built-in GPS receiver + GLONASS, which tracks your location during a workout
- Optical heart-rate tracker
- Multipurpose electrical sensors compatible with the EDA Scan app
- Ambient light sensor
- Vibration motor
- Materials The housing on Charge 5 is made of anodized aluminum and surgical-grade stainless steel. The band that comes with Charge 5 is made of a flexible, durable silicone similar to that used in many sports watches. While all stainless steel and anodized aluminum can contain traces of nickel, which can cause an allergic reaction in someone with nickel sensitivity, the amount of nickel in all Fitbit products meets the European Union’s stringent Nickel Directive.
- Wireless technology Charge 5 contains a Bluetooth 5.0 radio transceiver and NFC chip.
- Haptic feedback Charge 5 contains a vibration motor for alarms, goals, notifications, reminders, and apps.
- Battery Charge 5 contains a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.
- Memory Charge 5 stores your data, including daily stats, sleep information, and exercise history, for 7 days. See your historical data in the Fitbit app.
- Display Charge 5 has a color AMOLED display.
- Band size Band sizes are shown below. Note that accessory bands sold separately may vary slightly.
FCC Compliance Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
- This device may not cause harmful interference and
- This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
- Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device meets the FCC and IC requirements for RF exposure in public or uncontrolled environments.
FAQs About Fitbit Charge-5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker GPS USER GUIDE
What is the Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker GPS?
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, there is no specific Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker GPS model available. However, Fitbit did release the Fitbit Charge 5, which includes built-in GPS. The Fitbit Charge 5 is an advanced fitness and health tracker designed to monitor various aspects of your activity, health, and well-being.
Does the Fitbit Charge 5 have a built-in GPS?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 includes a built-in GPS. This feature allows you to track your outdoor activities, such as running, hiking, or cycling, without needing to carry your smartphone. The built-in GPS provides accurate distance, pace, and route information.
Can I control music playback on my smartphone using the Fitbit Charge 5?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 allows you to control music playback on your smartphone. When your Charge 5 is connected to your smartphone, you can use it to play, pause, skip, or adjust the volume of the music playing on your phone.
Can I track my menstrual cycles using the Fitbit Charge 5?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 includes female health tracking features, allowing you to track your menstrual cycles, log symptoms, and receive predictions for your fertile window and upcoming periods. This feature is designed to help you better understand your reproductive health.
Can I use the Fitbit Charge 5 for contactless payments?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 supports Fitbit Pay, which enables contactless payments using the tracker. You can add your supported credit or debit cards to the Fitbit app and make payments by tapping your Charge 5 on compatible payment terminals.
Does the Fitbit Charge 5 have interchangeable bands?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 comes with interchangeable bands, allowing you to customize the look of your tracker. Fitbit offers a range of different bands, including silicone, woven, and leather options, which can be easily swapped to suit your style or activity.
Can I track my heart rate zones during workouts with the Fitbit Charge 5?
es, the Fitbit Charge 5 can track your heart rate zones during workouts. It uses its built-in heart rate monitor to measure your heart rate and assign you to specific heart rates zones, such as fat burn, cardio, and peak zones. This feature helps you understand the intensity of your workouts and optimize your training based on your goals.
Can the Fitbit Charge 5 provide personalized insights and recommendations based on my data?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 provides personalized insights and recommendations based on the data it collects. The Fitbit app analyzes your activity, sleep, heart rate, and other metrics to provide you with valuable insights, trends, and suggestions for improving your overall health and fitness.
Does the Fitbit Charge 5 have a blood oxygen (SpO2) sensor?
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the Fitbit Charge 5 does not include a blood oxygen (SpO2) sensor. However, it does offer other advanced health metrics, such as heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring, and stress management tools.
Can I use the Fitbit Charge 5 to track swimming activities?
Yes, the Fitbit Charge 5 is water-resistant up to 50 meters and is suitable for tracking swimming activities. It can automatically track your swim sessions, including duration, laps, and calories burned. However, it’s important to note that it does not provide detailed swim metrics like stroke type or SWOLF score.
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