Thursday , September 20 2018 Ausdroid » News » Fitbit launches the Charge 3, the new version of their number one fitness tracker


Fitbit is the biggest name in fitness tracking and the Charge is their number one series of fitness tracker – over 35 million sold to date. While the Charge 2 was a great fitness tracker with extensive functionality in a stylish package they are looking to improve on that with the Charge 3, their most advanced tracker ever.

Fitbit have today announced the Fitbit Charge 3, the latest evolution of its Charge series. The Fitbit Charge 3 is lightweight with an aluminium case and a touchscreen display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display is nearly 40 percent larger than that in the Charge 2 as well as being brighter. The Charge 3 features an inductive button which gives it a swim-proof design and more room internally for extra sensors and a larger battery, now with 7 days of power within.

The software for the Charge 3 has also been updated to engage users more and to help encourage them to be more active. The Charge 3 also features 24/7 PurePulse heart rate tracking for greater accuracy as well as a relative SpO2 sensor which allows the user to track relative blood oxygen levels. The SpO2 sensor will help track the new health indicators included in the Charge 3 such as sleep apnoea.

The advanced sleep tracking, Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights, gives the user a deeper understanding of their sleep patterns and quality. A new addition in the Charge 3 is Sleep Score beta where the user will receive a nightly score to give an overall picture of your sleep quality. The new sleep apnoea tracking will also alert users if there is any interruption in their breathing while sleeping.

Other features include goal-based exercise modes, water resistant to 50m, female health tracking, personalised insights and their social motivation by connecting you with over 25 million active users around the world.

The Fitbit Charge 3 will be available with a new band which is easier to attach than before and various accessory options including different bands such as woven, leather and sports bands. There will be a Charge 3 Special Edition with a white band with a graphite aluminium case or lavender woven band with rose gold aluminium case as well as a classic black band in the box.

The Fitbit Charge 3 will be available at the beginning of November for $229.95 in black with a graphite aluminium case or blue grey with rose gold aluminium case; accessories range $49.95-$69.95. The Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition will be available for $269.95.

If you are interested in the new Fitbit Charge 3 head over to their website and check out all the minute details. We will bring you any further information on exact local availability as soon as it comes to hand.

Scott Plowman   Ausdroid's Deputy Editor in Chief

Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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