Google introduced its latest smartwatch today – the Fitbit Charge 6 is here. It offers better health tracking and even deeper integration with Google apps like YouTube Music, Google Pay and Google Maps. The 1.04-inch AMOLED color display also functions as an always-on display (AOD) and sits in an aluminum housing with a haptic side button for control.
Thanks to an updated optical sensor paired with new electrical sensors and machine learning algorithms developed by Google, heart rate measurement is said to be the Fitbit Charge 6’s strong suit. It should deliver a 60% more accurate heart rate measurement than its predecessor, Fitbit Charge 5. You can also pair the watch with training devices and track your heart rate in real time during training.
The Fitbit Charge 6 also tracks blood oxygen levels (SpO2) and ECG data, allowing it to detect evidence of atrial fibrillation in the heart rate rhythm. Sleep data, stress, skin temperature and breathing rate are also recorded. There are also over 40 training modes with support for VO2 Max metrics. The Charge 6 is also waterproof up to 50 meters and has integrated GPS and GLONASS tracking on the device.
Google has also included support for YouTube Music and Google Maps with detailed on-screen directions. The Fitbit smartwatch’s NFC module also enables Google Wallet payments. The battery life is 7 days with normal use.
The Fitbit Charge 6 is available in obsidian, coral and porcelain. The price is $160/€160/£140 via the official Fitbit website, where you can already pre-order.