The sleek Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition have finally arrived in India. The fitness and activity trackers sport swim-proof design with a touchscreen display, over 15 goal-based exercise modes, up to 7 days of battery life, and several other appealing features.
Fitbit launched the Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition fitness bands in July, 2018. Interestingly, only the price and specifications of the devices were announced. The company indicated these fitness bands would start selling sometime around October. However, they never truly arrived. Now, after a few months of delay, the Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition are available to purchase. Let’s look at the important aspects including price, availability, specifications and features of the Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition fitness and activity tracker wearable.
Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition Specifications, Features
The Fitbit Charge 3 fitness and activity tracker succeeds its predecessor, the Fitbit Charge 2. The company behind the wearable has offered an elevated, premium swim-proof design with a touchscreen display. Interestingly, Fitbit claims it is, “the company’s most advanced sensor and algorithm technology in a tracker.”
The latest Fitbit wearable sports a display that is about 40 percent bigger and brighter than its predecessor. Moreover, the company has made some fundamental changes to the design as well. A sleek inductive surface has replaced the physical ‘home button’.
The Fitbit Charge 3 features a 24×7 heart rate sensor. The always-on device can effectively track sleep, calories, real-time pace and distance, and several more health related parameters. Interestingly, the device is smart enough to independently recognize fitness activities like running, swimming, elliptical, sports and many more. The wearable then records the activities and the resultant impact on health in the accompanying Fitbit app that’s installed on a synchronized smartphone. The Fitbit app also allows females to track periods, record symptoms and estimate ovulation and fertility windows.
Fitbit assures the Fitbit Charge 3 is water resistant to up 50 meters. In other words, the Fitbit wearable can be easily worn while swimming or in a shower, without worrying about the performance or functioning of the device.
In addition to the aforementioned features, the Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition also supports Fitbit Pay for adding Credit Cards. Wearers can make payment through NFC. The device is compatible with iOS and Android devices. Fitbit is promising Windows OS compatibility will arrive soon.
Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition Features
The new fitness and activity trackers from Fitbit are the first ones to feature a SpO2 sensor. The sensor will closely monitor the wearer’s blood oxygen levels. Incidentally, the Fitbit Ionic and Versa smartwatches, which recently received the latest Fitbit OS 3.0 update, also pack the same feature.
The creators are promising data from the SpO2 sensor will feed into the upcoming launch of the Fitbit Labs Sleep Score beta. This feature would allow users to better understand metrics like their sleep quality and breathing disturbances. With an FDA approval, Fitbit could use the data to screen and detect more serious health conditions, such as sleep apnea, claimed James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.
Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition Price, Availability
The Fitbit Charge 3 will retail for INR 13,990. It will be available in Black with an aluminum case or Blue Gray with Rose Gold aluminum case. The Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition will retail at INR 15,999.
The wearable devices will also have a few premium accessories that start at INR 2,990, and go all the way up to INR 4,490. The Fitbit Charge 3 and Charge 3 Special Edition will be available at Reliance Digital, Croma, Helios and other major retailers, offline and online starting today, January 1 2019.