Fitbit Charge 3 – hands on review

Fitbit Charge 3 review

So, you want a reliable and effective fitness tracker? You are at the right place. Here, we present you a review on Fitbit Charge 3, one of the newest products from Fitbit, the well-known manufacturer of smartwatches and fitness equipment. It is not all new here. We have many standard features in this fitness tracker, but this time, the features are connected in a new way. The wrist of the band is of a new kind if we consider the Fitbit products, and there are also innovations when it comes to overall functionality. Let’s see what makes Fitbit Charge 3 different and you should consider it next time when you need smart support in fitness activities and daily life.

Overall characteristics

If you are one of those sport fans who like to practice different sports, Fitbit Charge 3 might be an ideal solution. The product is able to track 15 sports at once and that is a huge innovation from the company. We’ve seen this feature in some different fitness trackers, but we never really knew the real advantages we have here. In this case, Fitbit brings some great innovations, and we are lucky to use them. You can set multiple goals for different sports you are practicing, which means you can track the progress in each sport you choose. From those 5 miles you want to cover today, all the way to the certain distance you want to make in swimming, there is always some helpful companion. Here, the great companion is definitely the Fitbit Charge 3. It will track your progress and remember your goals for the training session you want to complete. With more than 15 sports, you’ll certainly find your favorite one.

At the same time, the tracker lets you know about 24/7 heart rate, no matter where you are and how hard your training is. You’ll always know how hard your heart beats and it is an ideal example of constant monitoring. Even when you sleep, you’ll be able to track the heart rate, so you can be more informed in the morning. With all these possibilities, it is normal to expect the sleep monitoring as well. We have it here. The tracker monitors your REM phases, as well as light and deep periods of sleep. It is all made to give you the right information about your health and overall health condition. This kind of fitness trackers are not only sport companions. These are also the health monitoring assistants that can crucially change our opinion about healthy living and positive activities. Once you know everything about your sleep and heart rate, you can set your training goals and make some extra laps in order to change your health for better.

Pros

We need to mention one of the positive things that really make a difference. It is aluminum back that is made of high quality materials for better accuracy and comfort. You no longer need to wear those hard trackers that are full of steel and heavy parts. Fitbit makes a difference here and brings the tracker with aluminum back where the comfort plays the most significant role. We also notice great design of the band where we have futuristic details and more functionality options. It is not all about the package. We have multiple advantages inside. Heart rate monitoring, sleep coverage and numerous sports are only few of the positive things you get with the product. You can also expect:

• Waterproof ability
• Contactless payments (NFC)
• Larger screen

All of these features are available to see in this video where the future users can get more information about the tracker. It is well-explained how to use the screen and go through the overall features.

Getting this unit is a smart choice, especially if you like the standards characteristics like alarms, timers and weather conditions. More traditional users will appreciate these advantages, especially when we know that modern trends exclude these simple, but very useful helpers. You get them all with the Fitbit Charge 3.

Cons

Just like any other product, this one also has some disadvantages. First of all, we need to mention the non-existing GPS tracker. This is a huge downside of the product and we cannot understand why the company didn’t include this possibility. It is a mystery, especially because we know that less expensive fitness trackers have GPS options. Here, it is missing. However, the users can connect with GPS tracker by the phone app. In this case, you need to have the smartphone with yourself every time you want to use the GPS possibilities. That will be hard time for some of us who want to have a single GPS tracker inside our fitness tracker on the wrist.

Final Verdict

In general, the Fitbit Charge 3 is a well-designed successor of Fitbit Charge 2 and we are aware of all the advantages and disadvantages of the product. Not everything is positive here, especially if we pay attention to the missing GPS tracker and somewhat too simple design. In this case, the simple design might be a good think for those who like a little bit too predictive appearance. For those who love outstanding design, this tracker won’t provide it.

However, if we put these things on the side, we can find some very well-packed features, like aluminum case and multiple sport tracking options. You can finally see how you progress in different sports and you can also wear the tracker in the water, since it is waterproof. All these positive features come at the price of $150, which is a fair price when we consider all the characteristics.

Yes, you can find cheaper ones, and maybe more attractive ones, but, in this case, you get a smartly designed fitness tracker that offers exactly what you need for an average day at home or during fitness activity. It is all packed in a simple package with interesting band colors that can add a new light to modern usage of fitness trackers. Fitbit Charge 3 deserves all your attention next time you consider buying a respectable fitness tracker.

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