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Fitbit Charge 3 Full Specifications and Features

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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
fitbit-charge 3 specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Charge 3
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFitbit Charge 2
SuccessorFitbit Charge 4
Released dateAugust, 2018
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeOLED (monochrome)
Display size1.57 inch
Display resolution__
Pixel density--
Input typeTouchscreen
Always-onNo

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension38 x 18.3 x 11.8 mm
Weight30 grams
Casing materialPlastic Resin
Strap/band materialPolyester (Special edition)
Silicone
Bezel MaterialResin
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionHardened Glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Graphite black
Rose-gold/berry
Rose-gold/ blue grey

(Special Edition)
Lavender
White

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage__
Memory card slot__

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiNo
NFCYes (special edition)
GPSNo, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenYes
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon mode__
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 15+
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope __
Ambient lightNo
Pulse Ox.Yes
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors__

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbit OS
Chipset--
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity _
Battery lifeMixed usage: up to 7 days
Charging typeUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNo
Music controlNo
Find phoneNo
Text responseYes (android only)

MISC

Payment systemFitbit Pay (special edition)
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Companion appFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Charge 3
Strap (small and large)
Magnetic charging dock
Quick start guide
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Fitbit Charge 3 Features

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  1. Design
  2. 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.

  3. Battery
  4. 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.

  5. Activity/Fitness tracking

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;

  • Tracking steps you climbed.
  • It also tracks calories burnt after a workout.
  • The heart rate monitor sensor monitors your heart rate and can analyze general health of the heart plus real time heart rate zone.
  • It is capable of tracking your sleep.
  • It is also capable of reminding you of sedentary times and encourages you to walk.

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.

The Pros

  • It is touch screen.
  • The design is top notch.
  • It is water resistant up to 50 meters.
  • It has a huge list of fitness tracking features.
  • It comes with an NFC functionality.
  • The body is built for durability.
  • The strap can be changed.
  • The display is bright and rich colored.

The Cons

  • It doesn’t have in-built GPS
  • It doesn’t have a loudspeaker neither microphone.
  • It doesn’t have music storage space.

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