Fitbit Charge 4 review

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Specs / Features


Tech Spec
Display Size 1.36
Display Type OLED
Battery Life Up to 7 days
Battery Type LiPo (Lithium Polymer)
Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 13-April-2020
Size 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm (1.4 x 0.9 x 0.5 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Android Police

All the fitness tracking you could ask for, plus some smartwatch goodies

from Android Police

It's a reliable, full-featured fitness tracker that also offering some advanced smartwatch features like solid notification management and NFC payments. There are some shortcomings like the charger and Spotify-only controls, and the price is a bit high at $150, especially with a device like the V...More

It's a reliable, full-featured fitness tracker that also offering some advanced smartwatch features like solid notification management and NFC payments. There are some shortcomings like the charger and Spotify-only controls, and the price is a bit high at $150, especially with a device like the Versa 2 going for $200 (or much less at times). But if you prefer a light-weight, more classic fitness tracker over a full-blown, bulky smartwatch, the Charge 4 is the way to go.

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Android Guys

Packs many features into a beautiful package

from Android Guys

The Fitbit Charge 4 is well worth the $150 price tag, it is a premium fitness tracker that packs many features into a beautiful package. The embedded GPS introduces wonderful opportunities for standalone use, though it needs some polishing.

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The Fitbit Charge 4 is well worth the $150 price tag, it is a premium fitness tracker that packs many features into a beautiful package. The embedded GPS introduces wonderful opportunities for standalone use, though it needs some polishing.

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Geek Culture

One of the best wearables of 2020

from Geek Culture

A lot of good essentials typically are the thankless servants of everyday life. Understated and simple in design, the Fitbit Charge 4 does just that as a fitness tracker and a generally solid wearable, and we’re definitely not complaining.

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A lot of good essentials typically are the thankless servants of everyday life. Understated and simple in design, the Fitbit Charge 4 does just that as a fitness tracker and a generally solid wearable, and we’re definitely not complaining.

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Cnet

More than just a fitness tracker

from Cnet

The Fitbit Charge 4 has everything you need in a fitness tracker for under $200. It finally includes built-in GPS to track outdoor workouts independently, it has better training tools for athletes, and it fits most of the same smartwatch features into a slimmer package than the more expensive Fit...More

The Fitbit Charge 4 has everything you need in a fitness tracker for under $200. It finally includes built-in GPS to track outdoor workouts independently, it has better training tools for athletes, and it fits most of the same smartwatch features into a slimmer package than the more expensive Fitbit Versa. If you're looking for a fitness tracker than behaves a lot like a smartwatch without the extra bulk, the Fitbit Charge 4 might be the perfect fit. 

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Engadget

Affordable GPS at last

from Engadget

The addition of built-in GPS makes the Charge 4 an even better fitness device for serious athletes and active zone minutes gives all users a new motivational tool by quantifying time spent in elevated heart rate zones. The Charge 4 also adds Fitbit Pay as a standard feature, so users won’t have...More

The addition of built-in GPS makes the Charge 4 an even better fitness device for serious athletes and active zone minutes gives all users a new motivational tool by quantifying time spent in elevated heart rate zones. The Charge 4 also adds Fitbit Pay as a standard feature, so users won’t have to shell out more money for NFC tech anymore. The device has some small problems, namely music controls that only work for Spotify and fewer smart capabilities than the Fitbit’s smartwatches, but it’s otherwise an excellent fitness tracker with an approachable $150 price tag.

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Wired

Offers the most value for your money

from Wired

The Charge 4 is pretty much like the Charge 3, just much better value. Along with the aforementioned features, I can also use it to set timers or an alarm, check the weather, and get reminders for my daily agenda. The heart rate measurements are consistent with what I got from Apple's and Garmin'...More

The Charge 4 is pretty much like the Charge 3, just much better value. Along with the aforementioned features, I can also use it to set timers or an alarm, check the weather, and get reminders for my daily agenda. The heart rate measurements are consistent with what I got from Apple's and Garmin's devices, too. Better yet, it’s small and comfortable on my wrist, you can re-use old Charge 3 bands, and the grayscale screen is bright enough to see just about anywhere (including a dark bedroom at 4 am).

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Stuff

The compact GPS-packing fitness tracker with big ambitions

from Stuff

The Charge 4 is a clever, compact motivational fitness tool with plenty to offer anyone looking for some basic tracking and support. If you won’t want a watch, it’s among the best fitness trackers you can buy. It offers a big range of insights and paints a digestible picture of your overall h...More

The Charge 4 is a clever, compact motivational fitness tool with plenty to offer anyone looking for some basic tracking and support. If you won’t want a watch, it’s among the best fitness trackers you can buy. It offers a big range of insights and paints a digestible picture of your overall health and fitness. And the Active Zone Minutes concept is hugely addictive. It’s incredibly easy to use and syncs seamlessly with the well-presented app.

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TechRadar

Finally, a Fitbit that knows where you've been

from TechRadar

The Fitbit Charge 4 looks almost identical to its predecessor, including the grayscale touchscreen, but the addition of built-in GPS makes a huge difference, and helps make it a viable alternative to fully-fledged running watches if you enjoy working out for fun and health, but don't need a torre...More

The Fitbit Charge 4 looks almost identical to its predecessor, including the grayscale touchscreen, but the addition of built-in GPS makes a huge difference, and helps make it a viable alternative to fully-fledged running watches if you enjoy working out for fun and health, but don't need a torrent of data on splits, cadence and elevation.

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Macworld

Small and steady wins the race

from Macworld

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that’s small, lightweight, and comfortable but still has a decent amount of smarts, the Charge 4 isn’t just the best option, it’s really the only one. It’s $50 more than the Inspire HR, but the addition of an altimeter, Sp02 sensor, NFC, and GPS m...More

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker that’s small, lightweight, and comfortable but still has a decent amount of smarts, the Charge 4 isn’t just the best option, it’s really the only one. It’s $50 more than the Inspire HR, but the addition of an altimeter, Sp02 sensor, NFC, and GPS makes it well worth the extra money. The Charge 4 might not be flashy, but it’s a dependable tracker that does what it’s supported to do—keep you healthy.

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DC Rainmaker

The best activity tracker

from DC Rainmaker

The Charge 4’s GPS accuracy is more than adequate, and largely speaking doesn’t have any issues keeping up with GPS units that cost 5-7x the price of the Charge 4. And the HR sensor in running seems to be pretty solid too. The new zone features (and colored map) while minor, are nice touches...More

The Charge 4’s GPS accuracy is more than adequate, and largely speaking doesn’t have any issues keeping up with GPS units that cost 5-7x the price of the Charge 4. And the HR sensor in running seems to be pretty solid too. The new zone features (and colored map) while minor, are nice touches that give the sport and exercise realm of Fitbit a bit more attention.  The Charge 4’s addition of GPS and contactless payments not only makes it more appealing, but makes it incredibly competitive price-wise. You’d be hard pressed to find a better all-around activity tracker with GPS at this price point.

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