Last Updated on August 20, 2020 by Jude Simeone
Fitbit Charge 3 is Fitbit latest addition to their list of fitness trackers. Off course it has quiet some upgrades from the Charge 2, its touchscreen, there is NFC in the special edition, its swim-proof and has better durable materials. The special edition of Fitbit charge 3 will be released next month, in November.
Fitbit Charge 3 Full Specifications
|Fitbit Charge 3|
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|Device name||Fitbit Charge 3|
|Device type||Sporty/Fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Fitbit Charge 2|
|Successor||Fitbit Charge 4|
|Released date||August, 2018|
|Display type||OLED (monochrome)|
|Display size||1.57 inch|
|Dimension||38 x 18.3 x 11.8 mm|
|Casing material||Plastic Resin|
|Strap/band material||Polyester (Special edition)
|Strap size||140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
|Screen protection||Hardened Glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM|
Rose-gold/ blue grey
|Memory card slot||__|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 LE|
|NFC||Yes (special edition)|
|GPS||No, (connected GPS)|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||Yes|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes, 15+|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Fitbit OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable lithium polymer|
|Battery life||Mixed usage: up to 7 days|
|Charging type||USB based charging dock|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No|
|Text response||Yes (android only)|
|Payment system||Fitbit Pay (special edition)|
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|Companion app||Fitbit App|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Fitbit Charge 3|
|Strap (small and large)|
|Magnetic charging dock|
|Quick start guide|
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Fitbit Charge 3 Features
- Activity/Fitness tracking
The newest fitness tracker from Fitbit inc, Fitbits charge 3 is stylishly designed with top-notch finishes which gives it an elegant sporty look. It’s a fitness tracker capable of tracking various fitness activities as well as serve as a traditional watch. The screen size is 1.57inch which slightly bigger than the older Fitbit charge 2. Just like the charge 2, charge 3 display is powered by OLED with an added grayscale technology that adds to the display quality and also makes viewing the device under sunlight a bliss.
The body is built for durability with plastic resin material which adds to its reduced weight as well as a reflective elegant design. Whereas the strap is made of polyester material with aluminum buckle. The elastomer straps are interchangeable and can be changed with any strap of your choice. There’s a special edition of the Charge 3 that comes with polyester woven straps in addition to the elastomer straps.
The Fitbit charge 3 is much lesser than the charge 2, it weighs only 30 grams compared to charge 2 which weighs 36grams.
The battery life of Fitbit charge 3 is one of its selling points, it has quite an impressive battery life, though not the best. Just like the other Fitbits, It’s a lithium polymer battery. On standby, the battery can last for about 6days+ while on mixed/average usage it stays up for about 3days+. Fitbit charge 3 can be charged via the USB charging cable that came with the device, this can be done by plugging the cable into your computer or other low-energy sources, it’s not recommended to use a USB hub or battery pack in charging. It takes about 2-3 hours for the battery to be fully charged.
Fitbit is very keen on its healthy living hallmark and of course has built into the charge 3 fitness activity tracking features that encourage you to live a healthier life. Fitbit charge 3 comes loaded with really smart sensors that are capable of tracking quiet a huge list of fitness activities. This include;
For female health on the Fitbit charge 3, the Fitapp can be used to log your period, record symptoms and compare it with other health stats.
Just like Versa and Ionic, there is a new spO2 feature that tracks blood oxygen on the Fitbit charge 3. It won’t be active for the time being as Fitbit is still working on it. This sensor will be capable of tracking breathing disruptions which can be a sign of allergies, asthma or other related ailments.