TL;DR
  • New apparent Fitbit Charge 5 renders have leaked.
  • The renders showcase a refreshed design for the tracker incorporating cleaner lines and more colorways.

Fitbit’s Charge series is due for an upgrade. While the Fitbit Charge 4 remains the best value-for-money fitness tracker available, it seems the Fitbit Charge 5 is on the way. After initial leaked images surfaced in July, a new set of renders have now emerged.

Stemming from tipster Evan Blass, the renders showcase the Charge 5’s apparent redesign, reminiscent of a wider Fitbit Luxe. It trades the sharp angles of the Charge 4 for sweeping lines, a new strap mounting system that sits flush with the tracker’s body, and a new clasp.

The Charge 5 has a shiny surface running the length of its watch face on both sides. This could be an extension of the Charge 4’s capacitive touch control system. We weren’t fans of this on the Charge 4, mainly as it’s tough to control while running or at the gym. There are no physical buttons visible on these Charge 5 renders.

Due to the primarily black watch face, we can’t quite tell how far the display extends across the tracker’s face. We’d expect Fitbit to continue using an OLED display on the Charge 5, but one that supports color graphics this time around. It would be a first for the Charge series.

Also apparent are the three colorways on show. There are charcoal black, blue-gray, and cream options. We wouldn’t be too surprised if Fitbit offers a special edition model with a distinctive strap at some point, too.

Notably, the renders don’t give us a good look at the rear of the Charge 5. So we’re still in the dark about which sensors will feature. The base specs remain a mystery for now, too.

Fitbit Charge 5: When will it launch?

It’s unclear when the Fitbit Charge 5 will debut. The company usually hosts launch sprees twice a year, so we wouldn’t be too surprised to see a Fall launch. The watch face in the renders read October 23, but it’s unclear if this is a hint or a random date.