Fitbit announces Charge 3 fitness tracker, coming this October for $150

Joanna Estrada
August 21, 2018

The Fitbit Charge 3 has a touchscreen displace, is waterproof, and has more in-depth fitness and wellness tracking.

Charge 3 is available for pre-order today at Fitbit.com for $149.95 United States dollars, and it will be available starting October 2018.

The wearables company on Monday debuted the Fitbit Charge 3, a fitness tracker that's meant to be an upgrade from Fitbit's Charge 2, which is two years old.

A rundown of what users can expect from the new device makes it sound like it's straddling the line between a fitness tracker and smartwatch, which can't help but be a good thing. That being said, smartwatches remain the clear victor: Fitbit says the category is growing 22% year-over-year, while the tracker category is only growing by about 1% each year.

While the Charge 3 looks similar to the Charge 2 before it, Fitbit boasts that its latest tracker is "more refined", with a design that's slimmer and a body that's lighter so that it that sits closer to the wrist than the last-gen model.

Along with the Charge 3, Fitbit's also launching a new platform called Sleep Score that aims to provide better insights on data tracked while you're sleeping. The company has sold 35 million devices in the category to-date, a number that's poised to get a lot bigger thanks to presales starting today for the Charge 3 which retails for $149.95 and will be available worldwide starting in October.

There are a few features that don't come with the Fitbit Charge 3. The dashboard from the Ionic and Versa is now on the Charge 3, too, allowing you to quickly see your steps, calories-burned, most recent exercises, heart-rate, and your current cycle if you're using Fitbit's female health tracking tools.

And in terms of battery life, the Charge 3 now offers up to seven days of juice on a single charge, up from five days on the Charge 2.

The Fitbit Charge 3 comes in black and rose gold (with a variety of available sport, woven, and leather band).

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