The latest fitness tracker from Fitbit brings about some revolutionary changes including a waterproof design that’s coupled with a Versa styled look. Fitbit is bringing their Charge 3 in line with the rest of the range of smartwatches, with features such as an enhanced PurePulse heart rate sensor and a SpO2 blood oxygen sensor. GPS is still omitted, however, with Fitbit opting to leave this out to keep that slim profile intact.
Furthermore, 15 exercise modes are present including swimming, running, biking, weight training, and yoga. Goals can also be set for calories burned, and in order to encourage progression, celebrations are able to be viewed when you commit to the exercises, which is a neat touch. This is all viewable on a new dashboard which was first introduced with the Versa via the Fitbit operating system (OS).
However, the Charge 3 runs off a separate OS that takes inspiration from the previously mentioned smartwatch system. It’s a brand new system that will launch Fitbit’s future fitness trackers. Excitingly, Fitbit is partnering with external companies for app development such as music streaming to give this gadget an all in one feel.
Externally, the case is now constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum, which is an upgrade from the surgical-grade stainless steel of previous versions. The result is that the Charge 3 is lighter and therefore more comfortable on your wrist. Further upgrades are seen with the OLED screen, which has been covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is 40% brighter and bigger than the Charge 2’s display. This larger screen means more features. Notifications from texts and apps can be viewed and customized and Android users can respond to text messages with custom quick replies.
Another big step forward for Fitbit, the Charge 3 innovates and progresses ever forward to keeping us headed in the right direction for our fitness goals.