As a runner, when deciding on a running smartwatch, you may ask yourself, ‘if you are getting the most out of your investment?’ And ‘ if it’s making you a better and more competitive runner overall?’.
Regardless, Running Malaysia Magazine wants to encourage you as our reader to reach your running, fitness, and health goals with ease. Thus, we believe with the help of technology, a smartwatch is a popular gadget to have as an athlete and health enthusiasts to reach health and fitness goals.
We are excited to share with you that Fitbit has recently introduced the ‘Fitbit Charge 4’ fitness smartwatch to the market for people to stay active and get in shape indoor or outdoor during today’s difficult time.
Recently, Fitbit announced their latest evolution of its most popular family of the device, the Fitbit Charge 4. It features Fitbit’s most advanced health and fitness tracker with a built-in GPS, Active Zone Minutes, Spotify, sleep tools, Fitbit pay, and other essential smart features.
Design and Specs
Charge 4 comes in a sleek and swim-proof design comfortable for all-day and nightwear, featuring an inductive button, a scratch-resistant screen, and a bright, crisp touchscreen display. It has a battery life that supports up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 5 hours when using GPS mode.
The uniqueness of Charge 4 is Fitbit’s latest innovation, the Active Zone Minutes, a new personalized standard based on your resting heart rate and age that tracks any workout that gets your heart pumping. It helps to track the time spent in your personalized heart-rate zones, so you can see if you’re meeting the weekly recommendation of 150 minutes. It’s made to optimize GPS performance plus other advanced sensors and capabilities.
Stay Connected Anywhere & Anytime
Additionally, being the first Fitbit tracker with built-in GPS, you can now leave your phone at home without worrying. Runners can track pace and distance in real-time, as well as access GPS-enabled exercise modes such as running, jogging, or brisk walk.
After your workout is complete, simply sync your device to the Fitbit app where you can analyze your workout intensity, based on your heart rate zones along the route to help you visualize and improve performance from running different terrains.
Active Zone Minutes will help runners and all types of athletes to work out more efficiently and unlock better health. With Fitbit’s PurePulse 24/7 heart rate tracking, Active Zone Minutes uses your personalized heart rate zones to track your effort and earn credit for each minute of activity in the fat burn zone or in the cardio and peak zones. It provides you an overall calculation, so you can understand how much credit is needed to reach your daily or weekly goal.
You will be able to get real-time alerts to push harder or scale back to make your workout more efficient. To see a detailed summary of your heart rate zone, simply head to the Fitbit app to check your progression, so you can continue pushing yourself to your limit. Imagine being able to improve your next run with the help of a single gadget!
Sleep Better To Live Better
Besides that, getting proper sleep before a run or marathon is a critical factor in your running performance. Fitbit’s leading sleep features are included with Charge 4 to help you understand and improve your sleep better.
Sleep Score is now available on the wrist for Charge 4, to provide deeper insights into your sleep with a daily look at the quality of your sleep. Other sleep features include setting alarm and activate Sleep Mode to maintain sleep routines and schedule.
Charge 4 also features a SpO2 sensor, which powers Fitbit’s Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph in the app, it estimates the oxygen level variability in your bloodstream that indicates your breathing pattern during sleep.
Charge 4 still comes standard with the health and fitness essential that you know and love from Fitbit, so you do not have to worry!
Fitbit has made Charge 4 a daily essential with added convenience and smart features to manage your day-to-day and stay connected, right from your wrist. You will never miss an alert with on-screen call, text, agenda, and app notifications. It allows you to stay connected and in touch with family and friends with quick replies on Android respond on-the-go, or muting alert with Do Not Disturb mode.
It keeps you as a runner motivated and connected with all the accessibility and functions available in your Charge 4 gadget, during your runs. Thus, the Fitbit Charge 4 has the capabilities to help you improve and better your running journey virtually through your smart gadgets.
If you’re looking for more guidance, support, and motivation, Fitbit Premium’s paid subscription service can cater that to you. You can access it conveniently anywhere from your phone. Fitbit Premium delivers customized guided programs, advanced sleep tools, personal insight, a wider range and amount of workout, challenges, and a health report to help you improve in your health and fitness journey. Currently, there is a free trial for 3 months for you to try it out!
Charge 4 is priced at RM698.00 in black, rosewood, and storm blue/black. Charge 4 Special Edition is priced at RM798.00 in an exclusive granite reflective/black woven band plus a classic black band that is swappable for workouts or a sportier look.
It is currently available in offline stores in Malaysia including all stores of IT Hypermart, City Chain, Flash Gadget, Harvey Norman, Time Keeper, and Thundermatch.
Customize Charge 4 is available with a variety of new accessory bands and colors which are sold separately in-store and online, it is compatible with the Fitbit Charge 3 device, price starting at RM129.00.
Also, the Fitbit Premium subscription is now available for RM39.90/month or RM329.90/ year. With Premium and Coaching Monthly it is RM 244.90/ month.