Fitbit Charge 5 update adds important new feature

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Fitbit’s latest fitness tracker is getting a small but important update these days. Despite the fact that the Charge 5 has been glorified as one of the most advanced of its kind, it lacked a number of key features. Fortunately, Fitbit has been pretty thorough about adding more features and improvements, not just to the more recent wearables, but also to the ones launched years ago. 9to5google‘s report, Fitbit is now rolling a new software update (version 1.171.50), which should provide the “Find Phone” feature. It’s the same feature already available on Fitbit’s other wearables like the Sense and Versa 3.

The new feature allows Fitbit Charge 5 users to find their paired smartphones by tapping the Find Phone button added between the Screen Wake and Water Lock settings. Your paired smartphone should emit a loud tone while it’s still within range of the Fitbit Charge 5, making it easier to locate it.

There are some conditions under which the feature will work flawlessly. For example, your phone must have Bluetooth turned on and be within 10 meters of your Fitbit Charge 5. Also, the Fitbit app must be running in the background on your phone. Of course, your fitness tracker must be linked to the phone you are trying to find and the phone must be turned on.

Although it comes with a list of requirements, Find Phone remains a pretty handy feature for those who know they sometimes forget where they put their phones.

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