Fitbit Charge 3 Review
The market place today is populated with over 400 different fitness trackers, and it's really, really hard to find the one worth your time. Luckily, the internet is filled with numerous reviews that save you the time you'd spend trying out the devices your self. Fitbit has got to be one of the most popular fitness tracker brands out there, next to Garmin. But does Fitbit truly deserve the spotlight, or is it just very well-known and as a result people tend to trust it more? Read on to discover whether the Fitbit Charge 3 is worthy of your valuable time!
40% larger screen when compared with the previous model
Lightweight and comfortable
Waterproof and tracks swimming
The battery can last up to 7 days
Touchscreen OLED display
Great band designs which can be changed at all times
Fitbit app is reliable and shows plenty of data
Flakey notification delivery
Not compatible with some devices
This Fitbit tracker wraps around your wrists rather comfortably. The backside of the device houses the sensors, and they do protrude just a little bit, but it's nothing that should bother you too much. The tracker is 11 mm thick, but it's lightweight and ergonomic, making you forget you even put it on your hand in the first place. Wearing this tracker without taking it off, even when you go to bed, makes perfect sense, as it will not bother you. The device can pop out of the band if you press on the two release buttons on the side. This makes cleaning the band simple, plus you can choose some of the many band designs available to change your style from time to time! This fitness tracker actually comes with more than one band, and they are different sizes so you can choose one that is a better fit for you.
One thing we should mention is that this fitness tracker does not have a GPS tracker. This is problematic, especially when you consider the price of the tracker. But if you connect the tracker with your phone, the tracker will rely on the GPS of your device to provide you with valuable info. You will know if the device is ready to go by looking at the screen and seeing whether it managed to connect to your phone. Here is where one more issue appears. Although the fitness tracker is compatible with all iPhones, it fails to connect to some Android devices, which is why you must check the compatibility list. Charge 1 and 2 had the same problems, and we're disappointed to see that Fitbit has not fixed this. The Charge 3 is a waterproof fitness tracker, and so it has the ability to track your swimming. It tracks the distance you crossed, the lap time, and that's pretty much it.