Waterproof Fitbit Charge 3 Features Bigger, Better Touch Screen

Waterproof Fitbit Charge 3 Features Bigger, Better Touch Screen

The company has announced that the Charge 3 comes with a number of revamped features like an upgraded display panel, swim tracker and more. They might be the most robust found in a fitness tracker. Fitbit also introduced Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights based on heart rate variability to give you an even more in-depth understanding of sleep quality. However, it does not include built-in Global Positioning System, so you'll still be forced to have the Charge 3 paired with a phone for its most advanced features to work.

No other fitness tracker can do that, and between that and the other promised features, this device feels like a solid alternative to larger, pricier, and more battery-strapped smartwatches.

Other than fitness tracking, the fitness band also serves and acts like a smartwatch.

The Charge 3 is available for preorder now, and will hit shelves this fall.

Speaking of smartwatches, the Charge 3 has got added notifications when paired with your phone. Since most people do run and cycle with their phone it's not an unreasonable decision, but while we had no problems using connected Global Positioning System on the Charge 2, the route tracking on the Fitbit Versa - which also relies on connected Global Positioning System - has been more suspect.

The Charge 3 continues the popular "just right" form factor of previous Charge Fitbits with a slim design of a tall display the same width as the band it's on.

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Finally, lets not forget the Female Health Tracking functionality. Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition with Fitbit Pay will be available at local retailers for R3,099.

As we mentioned above, the Special Edition Fitbit Charge 3 models will also be NFC-enabled, offering Fitbit Pay. The users can directly answer or reject calls with the Charge 3. At 40% larger than the Charge 2's screen, it makes sense that Fitbit opted to turn it from a simple tap-to-wake screen to a fully featured touchscreen for navigation and interaction.

Unfortunately, the fitness tracker does not come with self-internet connectivity, which means if you want to use functions like Global Positioning System, you must have your phone close to the band. Charge 3 comes with Fitbit's heart rate tracker and sleep monitor.

At first glance the Charge 3 comes across very much like its predecesor. The Fitbit release says later this year it will fire it up to "test the tracking of breathing disruptions, which can be indicators of health issues such as allergies, asthma or sleep apnoea".

An Sp20 sensor, a new addition to the range, can estimate relative blood oxygen levels allowing for new data to be collected and may help identify issues such as sleep apnoea in the user.

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