Fitbit Charge 4 leak suggests new activity tracker is imminent

There are certain challenges surrounding the launch of any new product. But it’ll be a tough ask for Fitbit to release a new activity tracker when everyone is staring down the barrel of possible quarantine.

Nevertheless, leaks have appeared online suggesting the fitness brand, which was recently acquired by Google, is preparing the next version of its Charge activity tracker.

UK accessory store Mobile Fun says a supplier posted details about the Fitbit Charge 4 before any official announcement has been made.

These details include some of the features we can expect if the Charge 4 does materialise – many of which are already available on the Charge 3: Step counters, sleep tracking, water resistance for swimming and Bluetooth connectivity so you can keep up with notifications.

One of the big features missing from the Fitbit Charge 3 was on-board GPS. If you want that, you need to go for one of Fitbit’s smartwatches. And from the looks of this report, the Charge 4 may not have GPS built in either.

Some rumours suggest it will support Near-field communication (NFC) meaning it could be used with Fitbit Pay, which is the company’s payment platform similar to Apple Pay or Google Pay.

It’s also reported that users can expect a seven-day battery life from the Charge 4, the same as the Charge 3.

The leaked details give us a bit of a steer on colours and pricing as well. According to the Mobile Fun listing we’ll see it in Black, Rosewood, and Storm Blue/Black at a cost of £139.99. Interestingly, there also may be a Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition for £159.99.

Of course, none of this has been confirmed by Fitbit yet so we have to take it all with a pinch of salt. Given the current uncertainty around coronavirus, it’s quite possible Fitbit may decide to hold off on launching any products for the foreseeable future.

‘We appreciate the interest and excitement around new Fitbit products. We are constantly working on new devices to help people live healthier lives,’ a Fitbit spokesperson told Metro.co.uk.

‘We don’t have news to share at this time, but you’ll be amongst the first to know when we do.’

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