Fitbit Charge 5 will tell you when to workout and when to be a couch potato

Smarter than your gym trainer
26 August 2021 / 12:03IST

Smartwatches are getting smarter and more affordable, but Fitbit isn’t giving up on its fitness bands just yet. It has announced the Charge 5, which is said to be the most advanced yet. Unlike a gym trainer who always pushes you to workout, this fitness tracker tells you when it's time to exercise, and when you’re better off being plonked on the sofa. It does that based on a Daily Readiness score, which takes into account readings from the various sensors onboard. It will also suggest workouts based on your score. In the wellness department, the Charge 5 can take an ECG, an onboard EDA sensor can monitor stress levels. Besides these, you have a built-in GPS for tracking runs and 20 exercise modes. The Fitbit Charge 5 is priced at ₹14,999, which also includes six-months of Fitbit Premium membership.