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Technology Fitbit launches $149 Charge 4 with GPS tracking

16:26  31 march  2020
16:26  31 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Fitbit Charge 4 release date and price. The Fitbit Charge 3 landed in October 2018, so we don't currently expect to see the Fitbit Charge 4 before October 2019. While we wait for news and rumors about the Fitbit Charge 4 to roll in, here’s what we most want from the wearable. 1. Onboard GPS .

Fitbit launches its first headline Charge band with GPS , plus Spotify support for phone-free After working out, syncing your device will produce a GPS -generated heatmap of your activities – a Like the Fitbit Charge 3, the Charge 4 features sleep tracking and includes a relative SpO2 sensor

Fitbit unveiled its most advanced fitness tracker on Tuesday, a week after the company noted a significant decline in outdoor workout activity worldwide.

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Fitbit's latest Charge 4 looks similar to other wearables from the company's family of devices. However, it's the first in the lineup to come with GPS tracking and a feature called "Active Zone Minutes."

The onboard GPS enables users to track your pace and distance during cycling, jogs and other outdoor excursions without being tethered to a smartphone. GPS tracking has been present in Apple Watches and other rival wearables for years.

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Back in 2018, Fitbit launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker , which looked a lot like its predecessor, but gained Integrated GPS , Spotify controls, Fitbit Pay, 2 versions. WinFuture just revealed a lot more details The Charge 4 will cost € 149 and come with two bands (likely small and large, as always)

Shop Fitbit 's smartwatches, fitness trackers , smart scales, and more to find products that will help you reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, weight, and more.

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Still, Fitbit also cooked up an all-new, personalized activity standard based on your resting heart rate and age.

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The device can tell you how much time you've spent in an "active zone" that gets your heart pumping. The idea is to measure the amount of time you spend at each heart rate as you race toward a weekly goal of 150 minutes per week.

The swim-proof device costs $149. Like most wearables, it offers access to smartphone notification, sleep tracking, and access to music via Spotify.

The announcement comes on the heels of a global drop in steps taken as the coronavirus forces people to spend more time at home.

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You can have up to 7 exercises listed in the Shortcuts - if you already have 7 listed, you need to remove one before you can add Bike. After you add Bike, make sure it says Connected GPS under it - if it does not, tap on the Bike exercise and select Enable GPS . Larry | Ohio.

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“Our mission has always been to help people around the world get healthier. In today’s extraordinary times, that mission is more important than ever," said James Park, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit in a statement.

In the United States, the overall step average declined 12% in the week ending March 22, 2020, a Fitbit recent study revealed.  In metro areas like New York and San Francisco, steps were down closer to 20%.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fitbit launches $149 Charge 4 with GPS tracking

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