From PC Mag: Fitbit on Tuesday announced the Charge 4, its first fitness tracker with GPS.
Like it’s highly rated predecessor, the Charge 4 is designed for those who want a dedicated fitness tracker as opposed to a smartwatch. The Charge 4 starts at $149.95 and is available for pre-order now. It comes in black, purple, and blue, and there's a special edition version for $169.95. Fitbit says it will be available in stores that are open starting April 13.
The integrated GPS allows the Charge 4 to track your real-time pace and distance, so you can leave your phone at home during workouts. Fitbit says it gets up to seven days of battery life, but that drops down to just five hours with GPS enabled.
Fitbit also today announced a new fitness metric that will launch on the Charge 4 and later arrive on Fitbit smartwatches: Active Zone Minutes. The goal is to reach 150 Active Zone Minutes weekly, which Fitbit says can help prevent disease, reduce anxiety, and improve cognitive function and sleep, among other benefits. You earn credit for each minute of moderate activity — regardless of what type of workout you're doing — and double the credit for vigorous activity. Fitbit uses personalized heart rate zones, based on your age and resting heart rate, to track your effort for any activity.
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