The Fitbit Cost 6 has been introduced and Google’s fingerprints are everywhere in the new health tracker that now options Google Maps and Google Pay, and which lets you management the playback of YouTube Music in your cellphone.
That is nonetheless a fitness-focused system and so different key upgrades from the Fitbit Charge 5 embrace a coronary heart charge sensor that Fitbit says is probably the most correct it’s ever had in considered one of its trackers. There are additionally 20 new sports activities modes accessible, together with CrossFit and HIIT.
The brand new coronary heart charge sensor is meant to be significantly helpful throughout vigorous exercises, reminiscent of HIIT classes, the place Fitbit says it’s 60% extra correct than earlier sensors. Now you can broadcast your coronary heart charge knowledge from the Fitbit Cost 6, so that you’ll have the ability to see it reside on cardio machines from PelotonNordicTrack and Concept2.
Whereas it appears to be like much like the Fitbit Cost 5, the Cost 6 provides a haptic suggestions button, which can hopefully make it simpler to navigate the health tracker’s menus. A Zoom Magnifier accessibility function has been added and this lets you get bigger textual content on the system.
The Fitbit Cost 6 is now clearly a Google system: this begins with the actual fact you want a Google account to make use of it, although it nonetheless works with iOS and Android telephones. The addition of Google Pay and turn-by-turn instructions by way of Google Maps makes it the neatest Cost but, and helpful options have been lifted from the Google Pixel Watch.
It’s now doable to manage music playback on YouTube Music in your cellphone, when you’ve got a YouTube Music premium account. That is nonetheless a considerably restricted function in contrast with different gadgets, most of which may retailer music, or not less than management music in your cellphone from any supply.
You may order the Fitbit Charge 6 now and delivery is to begin on October twelfth. It prices $159.95 within the US and £139.99 within the UK. That makes it $10/£10 dearer than the Cost 5 prices now—although the Cost 5 did have an RRP of $179.95/£169.99 on its launch.