Is the Charge 6 on its way? Fitbit Charge 6 is drawing attention as the smartwatch and fitness tracker market continues to grow.
With the advent of new features and more accurate technology, wearables are constantly being improved, which means that existing products can quickly be overtaken by new and better products.
In such a competitive market, no company can afford to stand still, which is why everyone is expecting the Charge 6. The question is, what is the current state of play?
Fitbit Charge 6 Predicted Release Date
Since the Charge 5 was released in August 2021, we don’t expect anything in the near future. It may be possible to get an idea of when to expect the Fitbit Charge 6 by looking at Fitbit’s historical release cycles.
We can see a bit of a pattern in the release dates of previous charge models:
- The Fitbit Charge for October 2014
- Charge HR – January 2015
- The Fitbit Charge 2 was released in September 2016
- The Fitbit Charge 3 is available in October 2018
- The Fitbit Charge 4 will be available in March 2020
- The Fitbit Charge 5 will be available in August 2021
Typically, there is a gap of around 18 months between releases, with a longer gap between Charge 2 and Charge 3. On the other hand, if we assume that 18 months is the minimum timeframe between Charge 5 and Charge 6, then we might have a long wait until April 2023 at the earliest.
In addition, Fitbit is now owned by Google. It’s unclear how this will affect the Fitbit brand, but it may mean more focus is placed on the Pixel Watch, and Charge releases could become less frequent. Fitbit, however, may continue as usual. At this point, we do not know.
Fitbit Charge 6 Price
Due to the fact that we are still a long way from a likely release date, pricing is yet to be determined. As a comparison, the Charge 4 sold for $150/130 at launch and the Charge 5 for $180/£170.
It’s likely that the Charge 6 will be in the same ballpark as the Charge 5. There is a chance that the price will increase similarly to the increase between the 4 and 5 models. Prices will almost certainly rise due to inflation, and component shortages are still possible.
Fitbit Charge 6 retail prices will almost certainly rise if microchips and other components remain difficult to come by when it enters production.
Features We’d Like To See
When the Charge 5 was released, it was a leading product in terms of features. 9to5Google reports that a leak has revealed that the Charge 6 will look almost identical to the Charge 5.
Inevitably, newer devices will introduce new features, and there is always room for improvement.
So far, nothing other than its rumoured appearance has been leaked; the only confirmed information we have is about the new accessories available for the watches. Here are some of the features we’d most like to see.
Better Battery Life
The biggest problem with almost any wearable is how often they need to be charged. Apple Watches typically need to be charged daily, while the Fitbit Charge 5 claims to have a battery life of up to 7 days. Our efficiency could always be improved, but this is better than many.
A Better Display
Since the Charge 6 is expected to look almost the same as the Charge 5, we can assume that the display won’t change too much from the Charge 5.
A redesigned Charge 6 could at least offer a touchscreen that responds more accurately to inputs. The battery performance must not be compromised in order for this to be possible.
Charge 5 offers a wide range of health features, but omits some features available in other Fitbit products. It would be nice to have stress notifications, snore and noise detection, and guided breathing sessions.
Other smartwatch features are starting to be talked about, and we’d love to see them on the Charge 6. With the impact that high blood pressure can have on health, it’s easy to understand why blood pressure monitoring is gaining so much attention.
Fitbit pay exists, but it’s nowhere near as easy to use as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay. Honestly, it doesn’t seem necessary anymore.
Using Google Pay instead of Fitbit Pay will make everyone’s life a little easier now that Google owns Fitbit.
Now that the Sense 2 and Versa 4 have been launched, we can confirm that they are compatible with Google Wallet, indicating that the Charge 6 will also receive this feature.
Last but not least, the Fitbit Charge 6 would benefit greatly from better integration with third-party apps. In spite of the fact that Fitbit works with plenty of popular services, there is still no integration with Google Fit, for example. Even though other apps work, they are clunky and unintuitive. A good example of this is Strava.
Providing the best possible experience, no matter what apps people choose, would be a great step forward. There’s no reason not to sync with Google Fit, but we won’t be holding our breath for Apple Health integration.
Fitbit’s Charge 5 is already excellent, but there are plenty of opportunities for improvement. Whenever we learn more about what the Fitbit Charge 6 will offer, we’ll let you know.
As an AI language model, I don’t have access to real-time information, and my knowledge is based on data available up until September 2021. Fitbit has not officially announced the release date for the Charge 6. It is best to check with official Fitbit channels or keep an eye on technology news for any updates regarding the release date.
Since the Fitbit Charge 6 has not been officially announced, there may be various rumors circulating about its potential features. However, without official confirmation, it’s difficult to verify the accuracy of these rumors. Some speculated features could include improved health and fitness tracking, enhanced battery life, new sensors, and possibly new connectivity options. It’s always best to rely on official announcements for accurate information.
Without official pricing information, it is challenging to provide an accurate estimate for the Fitbit Charge 6. Fitbit typically offers different models at various price points to cater to different features and functionality. To get the most up-to-date and accurate pricing, it is advisable to refer to Fitbit’s official website or authorized retailers once the product is officially released.
Fitbit devices, including the Charge series, have traditionally been compatible with smartphones. They usually sync with smartphones via Bluetooth technology and allow you to view and analyze your data using the Fitbit mobile app. It is expected that the Fitbit Charge 6 will also offer smartphone compatibility, but specific details will be confirmed closer to its release.
For official information about the Fitbit Charge 6, it is recommended to visit Fitbit’s official website (www.fitbit.com) or follow their official social media channels. Fitbit will typically announce new products, features, and release dates through their official channels. Additionally, technology news websites and publications may also cover Fitbit-related news and announcements.