Fitbit announced its updated Charge 3 fitness tracker in August and it has now confirmed the price and release date for this product. Customers will be able to choose from two models. There’s the Core version and a Special Edition which comes with NFC that enables Fitbit Pay. Both models will be available for purchase later this week.

Fitbit has confirmed today that the updated Charge 3 is going to be available for purchase starting October 7th. The Core version starts at $149.95 while the Special Edition costs $169.95.

While the new Charge 3 is going to be available for purchase starting October 7th, Fitbit mentions on its website that some features will arrive after its launch. They include the ability to send quick replies on Android and third-party apps.

The new fitness tracker has an overhauled design compared to its predecessor in addition to a high-resolution screen which is protected by Gorilla Glass. It’s fashioned from aluminum and thus feels more premium. There are improved oxygen and heart rate sensors as well as water resistance.

Fitbit says that the battery life on this product has been considerably improved. It promises that the device will last up to seven days on a single charge compared to five that the Charge 2 was capable of.

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