One of the Apple Watch’s best features has been added to the Charge 5 model by Fitbit

One of the Apple Watch's best features has been added to the Charge 5 model by Fitbit

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  • Charge 5 owners should get the find my phone feature automatically when they install the 171.50 update. Instructions on how to do so can be found in this Fitbit help article. Reportedly, the option will show up when you swipe down from the top of the screen, amid other options like sleep mode and payments. Tapping it will start ringing your phone, even if it’s on silent (or at least it should based on how other Fitbits work).

  • Just let me know where my phone is, please. Picture from The Verge/Jay Peters The latest update to the fitness tracker adds an app that allows you to ring your phone from your wrist, according to 9to5Google and Android Police. If you own a Fitbit Charge 5 and are prone to forgetfulness, this is fantastic news for you. Since I used to ping my phone numerous times each day when I had an Apple Watch, it’s interesting to see this feature make its way to one of Fitbit’s more basic devices. This capability has been accessible on some Fitbit smartwatches for some time.

Fitbit Charge 5 review: touchscreen fatigue. I say “reportedly” and “should” because the update appears to still be rolling out. When I go to the Fitbit app, tap on my profile picture, and select my Charge 5, the app doesn’t say there’s an update available. The 171.50 update also isn’t listed on Fitbit’s official tracker at the time of writing. Hopefully it’ll show up before the next time I lose my phone, which really could be at any second.

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