Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone
Fitbit Charge 4 Full Specifications and Features: The newly announced Charge 4 is the latest addition to Fitbit’s rich list of smartwatches. It’ll be safe to call the Charge 4 a smartwatch considering it’s slightly larger design compared to an average smartband. Charge 4 which succeeds the Charge 3 comes with few upgrades which include inbuilt GPS, the ability to control music on phone, NFC is now a norm and it has more fitness tracking features. The Charge 4 comes in two editions; Special and Standard edition, the difference is that the Special edition comes with additional woven polyester straps and is available in a different color from the Standard edition.
Fitbit Charge 4 Full Specifications
|Fitbit Charge 4||Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition|
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|Device name||Fitbit Charge 4||Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition|
|Device type||Sport/Fitness smartwatch||Sport/Fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Fitbit Charge 3||Fitbit Charge 3|
|Released date||March, 2020||March, 2020|
|Display type||OLED (monochrome)||OLED (monochrome)|
|Display size||1.57 inch||1.57 inch|
|Dimension||35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm||35.8 x 22.7 x 12.5 mm|
|Weight||27 g||27 g|
|Casing material||Plastic Resin||Plastic Resin|
|Strap size||140 - 180 mm (small)|
180 - 220 mm (large)
|140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
|Screen protection||Hardened Glass||Hardened Glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Memory card slot||__||__|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 LE||Bluetooth v4.0 LE|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||Yes||Yes|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes, 20+||Yes, 20+|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Fitbit OS||Fitbit OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable lithium polymer||Non-removable lithium polymer|
|Battery life||Standby: 10 day+|
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
|Standby: 10 day+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Continuous GPS Tracking: 5 Hrs
|Charging type||Charging Dock||Charging Dock|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||No|
|Text response||Yes (Android only)||Yes (Android only)|
|Payment system||Fitbit Pay||Fitbit Pay|
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|Companion app||Fitbit App||Fitbit App|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Fitbit Charge 4||Fitbit Charge 4|
|Strap (small and large)||Strap (small and large)
Woven Polyester (small and large)
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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|Official Site||Official Site|
Fitbit Charge 3 vs 4 – The Difference
|Features||Charge 3||Charge 4|
|Display||Monochrome OLED||Monochrome OLED|
Just glance to see what you need during workouts or when your hands are full. (will require frequent charging)
Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.
|Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant|
Check the weather, set timers, control your smart home devices, and more, powered by Amazon Alexa. Amazon Alexa not available in all countries
|Google Voice Assistant|
Check the weather, set timers, control your smart home devices, and more, powered by Google Voice.
Store and play 300+ songs on your smartwatch—plus download your favorite Pandora stations or Deezer playlists. Paid subscriptions required. Pandora is US only.
Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay.See participating banks
See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps.
|Connect With Wireless Headphones|
Listen to your favorite tunes without the wires.
|Connect and Control Music on Spotify|
Control your music, songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phone nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.
Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.
|Do Not Disturb Mode|
Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.
|Access Apps On Watch|
Access your favorite apps for fitness, sports, news, travel, transit, and more with a simple tap.
|Loudspeaker and Microphone|
Has a loudspeaker that allows you to play music aloud and as well make and receive calls via Bluetooth connection to the phone.
|Real-Time Using Built In GPS|
See your real-time pace and distance without a phone, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.
|Real-Time Using Phone GPS|
See your real-time pace and distance by connecting to your phone's GPS, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.
|Workout Intensity Map|
After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.
|Active Zone Minutes|
Feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during exercise and celebrate when you earn extra minutes outside of workouts.
Calculates active minutes through metabolic equivalents (METs). This metric, which factors in your body mass, is used to estimate exercise intensity.
Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule and more.
|SmartTrack Exercise Recognition|
Automatically record select exercises like running, biking and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.
|20 Preset Workout Modes|
Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.
Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.
|Onscreen Workout Coach|
Get personalized on-screen workouts that play on your wrist, coach you through each move and adapt based on your feedback.
See how long you've been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you've been sitting a bit too long.
|See Your Heart Rate Zones|
Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.
|EDA Scan App|
The on-wrist EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity—which may indicate your body’s response to stress—and reveals a graph in the Fitbit app to illuminate it.
Monitors your heart rate and can help you detect irregular heart rhythms which can lead to AFib is left untreated
|Cardio Fitness Score (VO2 Max.)|
Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.
|Complete Sleep Tracking|
See your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve. https://www.fitbit.com/us/technology
|Female Health Tracking|
Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms and more.
|Guided Breathing Session|
Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.
Allows you to see how well your blood utilizes oxygen.
|24/7 Heart Rate Tracking|
Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.
|Resting Heart Rate|
Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.
|24/7 Activity Tracking|
Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.
Counts floors climbed
Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.
Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.
|All Day Calorie Burn|
Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.
|Battery Life||7 days||7 days|
Fitbit Charge 4 Features
- Decent Design
- Water Resistance Rating
- 7 Days Long Battery Life
- A Comprehensive Fitness Tracker
We’d expected a more sophisticated design especially after the acquisition by Google last year, but that isn’t the case. The Charge 4 looks exactly as the Charge 3 except for a slight discrepancy in dimension. Monochrome OLED still powers the display which isn’t so lively and interactive, but easy to read outdoor. A hardened glass covers the screen just like Charge 3, while the case is made of plastic resin which makes it very lightweight at 27 grams. Navigation is via touchscreen only. The straps are made of elastomer, but the Special Edition also comes with woven polyester straps in addition to the elastomer straps.
The Charge 4 is available in Standard and Special Edition. The Standard edition comes in black, rosewood/rosewood colors, while the Special Edition comes in black/granite colors.
Charge 4 is rated 5ATM which makes it waterproof up to 50 meters. So it safe to wear to the pool or ocean.
Fitbit claims the Charge 4 is tested to last up to 7 days with continuous heart rate tracking and about 5 hours with continuous GPS tracking. This is impressive which makes Charge 4 a great choice for tracking extreme workout activities.
Just like the Charge 3, the Charge 4 is well equipped with an altimeter, SpO2 sensor, accelerometer, heart rate sensor with the addition of inbuilt GPS which enables it to track the following activities.
– Track your heart rate continuously including resting heart rate and heart rate zones which gives you a clear picture of your intensity during training.
– Track calories all day.
– Track your complete sleep cycle and stages which include REM, deep and light, and time spent in each.
– Track floors climbed.
– Automatic exercise recognition with over 20+ preloaded workout modes to choose from.
– For women, log menstrual cycle via the app and monitor changes.
– Track your blood oxygen saturation via the SpO2 sensor.
– Sedentary reminders that monitors how active you’ve been and reminds you to move.
– Track your swimming activities which include SWOLF.
– (new) Active Zone Minutes allows you to set a target heart rate in which the device will alert you when your heart rate reaches a preset goal.
– Track your VO2 Max and overall fitness level.
– Guided breathing sessions can help you resolve stress.
Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, Charge 4 is able to keep you updated with all that matters to you such as SMS, email, and other notifications from both native and third-party apps on your phone. NFC that was restricted to only the Charge 3 special edition is now available to all models of the Charge 4. This allows you to make payment directly from Charge 4 with Fitbit Pay. Moreover, music control has also been added to Charge 4.
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