Fitbit’s next Charge wearable, the Charge 2, is reportedly almost finished.In any case, a series of renders posted by reputable leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) suggests as much in a recent tweet.
Unfortunately, there is no additional information on the hardware or features available at this time, but we can still make some educated guesses and hypothesise a little bit in the meantime.Assuming that this is indeed a Charge device, it is reasonable to assume that it will have an on-board GPS, similar to its predecessor.Additionally, a Sp02 sensor is most likely present.In light of the fact that Fitbit also ported over some features, such as skin temperature tracking, to the Charge 4, which were previously only available on higher-end Sense devices, it is reasonable to assume that those features will be included in the Charge 5 lineup as well.
When we look at the actual renders, we can’t help but notice the two massive pads on either side of the device, which appear to be made of a slightly different metal than the rest of the device’s body.One “out there” speculation would be an ECG reader, but our best guess is that these would simply provide capacitive navigation through sliding motions.
Of course, we could be completely wrong on this point.
The Fitbit Charge 5 itself, as well as its band, appear to be available in a total of three colours, according to the renderings.The latter, on the other hand, are unquestionably private and not standard watch straps.Finally, the date of October 23rd, which appears on all of the renders, could be interpreted in a variety of ways.
It’s possible that this is the date set for the device’s official announcement.