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By Mike Joubert 18 November 2021

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The Charge 5 brings a whole lot of features to the smartband space. Is it worth the R4 000 asking price?
PROS
A range of extras including ECG and EDA, Decent stainless steel design, OLED display better for outdoors, Decent battery life of 6/7 days
CONS
Could still do with a few user experience improvements, Premium subscription needed for certain functions, Display could be bigger, Fitness experience can improve
VERDICT
The Charge 5 brings a bit of style to the smartband space, plus a few interesting extras such as the ECG app. It does the basics well, but could do with a bit more attention to the fitness side of things and a few usability features.
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