There have been some leaks over the past few weeks which revealed that Fitbit has a new activity tracker in the pipeline. The company has officially announced it today. The Fitbit Charge 3 has been announced and it appears to be more than just a normal fitness tracker. The Charge series has been particularly successful for Fitbit and it will be hoping to do right by the fans who like these fitness trackers.
The Charge 3 retains the form factor of its predecessor. Its case is made from aerospace aluminum with Gorilla Glass 3 on the display for durability. It has been designed to be more comfortable and stylish. The gray-scale OLED panel is 40 percent brighter and sharper than the Charge 2.
To provide additional functionality to users, Fitbit has ported the dashboard from the Ionic and Versa smartwatches to this fitness tracker. It quickly lets users see their calories burned, steps, heart rate, most recent exercises, and more.
The fitness tracker is also capable of displaying notifications from a connected smartphone, it supports apps like Facebook and Uber, and it’s also capable of making NFC payments through Fitbit Pay (provided one buys the Special Edition of the Charge 3).
Fitbit says that the Charge 3 can last up to 7 days on a single charge and is water resistant up to 50M. It’s new Swim Mode enables better tracking in the water. Customers can pre-order the Fitbit Charge 3 from the company’s website today. It’s priced at $149.95 while the Special Edition costs $169.95. Fitbit will release the fitness tracker in October.