Fit-bit charge 3 review: smarter than the average fitness tracker

There are smart-watches with cellular chips having near edge-to-edge screens, the Fit-bit Charge 3 something of a throwback. Thus there does not have a colour screen. You cannot install third-party apps. It does not even store music.

But, without many things a smart-watch, well, smart, the Charge 3 is well with Fitbit’s flagship device. The iconic and versa have higher price tags and more features, but the Charge 3 is the perfect balance of smart-watch and fitness tracker. Thus the chase where Apple or Samsung where large-screened devices answer calls, turns off the lights and play games, the Charge 3 smart enough relevant in a crowded wearable field.

The Charge 3 not only help you with unplugging leaves your phone at home at night out, makes you rethink really need your watch to do. I am a smart-watch enthusiast which generally gravitate watches doing more, not less: Apple Watch, LG Watch Sport, Galaxy Watch, etc.

But due course form factor where is battery life, price, and reality considers, the Charge 3 is definitely something consider wears every day. Even without full smart-watch functionality, the Charge 3 mostly does everything needed it to do, falling short of the things, thinks I want it to do.

During the year-and-half-old Charge 2 replaces, Charge 3 more of a band than a watch. At first, glance looking quite similar to a predecessor, but with significant differences. It thus has a similar vertical rectangular aesthetic with the Charge 2, but 17.64mm x 4.95mm screen taking up significantly more of your wrist. And with a display having some 40 per cent larger than the Charge 2, the Charge 3 still with a couple of grams lighter, largely with the use of aluminium rather than stainless steel.

The side of the screen extends out is a new swappable band system, with much sleeker than Charge 2s bulbous lugs. The swapping mechanism thus likes more ionic’s now, drop-dead simple, bands feeling more classic watch bands, where the subtly changing look of the rose gold or graphite aluminium body chokes the sides of the screen. As always, Fit-bit sells a variety of them at various price points, where the sound hears is the third-party market kicks into gear.

With a softer look and longer body, the screen displays fully here, which a good one. Thus it is still monochrome OLED affair, but with Fitbit’s playful use of white and grays make the watch faces seem is lively as do on the Versa or Ionic.

Text and menus got a bright, crisp, and easy reading on a tiny screen thanks to a higher resolution though not-quite-Retina display. But most importantly, the screen fully is touch-enabled now, a major upgrade from the tap-only Charge 2.

From the above standpoint, using the sources taken from Macworld depict displays navigated apps and menus on Charge 3, is pleasant. Thus Charge 2 switches between apps requiring taps the corner of the screen or tap the button, neither intuitive in 2018.