Fitbit Charge 4

82

Engadget Review

The Fitbit Charge 4 is a modest yet important update to the Charge 3, the company’s most capable fitness band. The addition of built-in GPS makes the Charge 4 an even better fitness device for serious athletes and active zone minutes gives all users a new motivational tool by quantifying time spent in elevated heart rate zones. The Charge 4 also adds Fitbit Pay as a standard feature, so users won’t have to shell out more money for NFC tech anymore. The device has some small problems, namely music controls that only work for Spotify and fewer smart capabilities than the Fitbit’s smartwatches, but it’s otherwise an excellent fitness tracker with an approachable $150 price tag.

Fitbit Charge 4 review: Affordable GPS at last
Anyone who wants a Fitbit band with GPS can finally get one now for $150.
Valentina Palladino
Valentina PalladinoApril 22, 2020

Pros

  • Accurate GPS
  • Active zone minutes is a good motivator
  • Fitbit Pay as a standard feature
  • Multi-day battery life
  • Finally has Sleep Mode
  • Good price

Cons

  • Dated design
  • Can only control Spotify music playback
  • Limited on-device apps
  • Not compatible with Apple Health or Google Fit
Fitbit

Charge 4

Engadget

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Critics

10 reviews
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CNET
It mirrors every notification you can get on your phone whether you have an iPhone or an Android phone, but only Android users will be able to reply to messages with preprogrammed quick replies

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Users

5 reviews
20
Edgar
I do not usually write reviews but this case is so absurd that I felt I had to

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Key Specs

TYPE
Watch-style
TRACKING METRICS
Motion, Distance, Gps, Heart rate, Calories, Sleep
DISPLAY
Yes
BATTERY LIFE
Up to 7day
MEDIA PLAYBACK CONTROLS
Yes

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