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Fitbit Charge 4 leak reveals built-in GPS and new fitness tracking features

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Fitbit’s upcoming Cost Four health tracker broke cowl earlier in March, revealing a design that was just about similar to the 2018 Cost three mannequin, however a newly leaked promotional video posted by Roland Quandt has revealed what makes the Cost Four totally different — together with the addition of built-in GPS, one of many largest lacking options from the previous mannequin.

The video — which The Verge has translated from Dutch — additionally reveals that Fitbit is including a bunch of recent health options to the Cost 4 (as one would count on from an up to date Fitbit), together with the flexibility to indicate coaching depth on a map after a exercise and what number of minutes customers have spent in “lively zones.”

The GPS is unquestionably the largest function, permitting customers to trace runs, biking journeys, and extra with out requiring that they tether to a telephone. This could make the Cost Four much more helpful for health monitoring.

Additionally new is the already-rumored addition of NFC for Fitbit Pay funds, one thing that the corporate has beforehand supplied on pricier “particular version” fashions of its Cost trackers however not as a default possibility.

All the present options from the previous Cost three are nonetheless right here: you may monitor your statistics for workout routines in actual time, get fundamental notifications out of your telephone, reap the benefits of smartwatch options like timers, sleep monitoring, and alarms, and management music off your telephone. It’s additionally nonetheless water-resistant to 50 meters and helps swim monitoring.

Notably lacking is any point out of Google-specific options. Though contemplating that Google solely purchased Fitbit in a $2.1 billion deal final November, it’s possible too early for that type of integration to seem in precise merchandise.

There’s nonetheless no phrase but on pricing or a launch date for the Cost 4. However on the fee that leaks are coming, it’ll possible solely be a matter of time earlier than Fitbit makes it official.

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