Jul 19th, 2022

One of the biggest advantages of using modern wearable devices is that they’re able to receive software updates that enhance performance or add new functionality. With that said, a new software update for the Fitbit Charge 5 has finally been released, which adds a new feature to the fitness band.

The new update, which comes with firmware version number 1.171.50, adds a “Find Phone” feature, which was spotted by the folks over at 9to5Google. This works by prompting your phone to emit a loud sound once you enable the app on the Charge 5. However, there is some limitation with the feature, which requires the following:

  • Your watch must be connected (“paired”) to the phone you want to locate.
  • Your phone must have Bluetooth turned on and be within 30 feet (10m) of your Fitbit device.
  • The Fitbit app must be running in the background on your phone.
  • Your phone must be turned on.

Launched back in 2021, the Charge 5 differs from Fitbit’s Versa line of smartwatches by offering a smaller size more akin to most fitness bands out on the market. It comes with a 1-inch AMOLED touchscreen, Bluetooth, NFC, as well as built-in GPS, and up to 50m water resistance for swimming sessions.

Source: 9to5Google

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