Fitbit unveils Dollars 150 'Charge 3' tracker with touchscreen display

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The company has announced that the Charge 3 comes with a number of revamped features like an upgraded display panel, swim tracker and more. The wearable wristband also gets more fashionable, with an array of different colors and straps and a new, quicker and simpler mechanism for switching straps.

Fitbit has also held firm on its stance that the Charge line doesn't need built-in Global Positioning System, with the Charge 3 needing to connect to your phone to get accurate route tracking (and therefore distance and pace stats) when running or cycling.

Fitbit has announced the Charge 3, a fitness tracker created to be worn for up to a week between charges that tracks tour every move.

To complement the elevated hardware, the interactive software experience was redesigned to more deeply engage and motivate users to reach their goals each day. It's unclear just how long we'll have to wait, but it's likely those who preorder the Charge 3 will find out shipping dates soon after, providing us with insight into when we can expect it. But also because the hardcore runners that want Global Positioning System on-board are going to get the Ionic instead. The company is also bringing accessories bands, with the Classic Band priced at Rs 2,990, Woven Band priced at Rs 3,490 and Leather Band at Rs 4,490. It's something we'll be investigating closely when we review the Charge 3.

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On top of the Charge 3 is an OLED display, which is 40 per cent larger than on the Charge 2, as well as being touchscreen rather than just tap. The special edition comes with an additional band in the box.

The Charge 3 comes in at $149.95 for the standard edition, while the Special Edition with Fitbit Pay arrives at $169.95. The Fitbit release says later this year it will fire it up to "test the tracking of breathing disruptions, which can be indicators of health issues such as allergies, asthma or sleep apnoea".

The single button on the side of the Charge 3 is a touch button instead of a physical switch, which helps to make the device more waterproof and able to track your swimming metrics. The Charge 3 has several similar features as the Charge 2, including a 24/7 PurePulse heart rate monitor and connected Global Positioning System.

Market research firm IDC noted in June that Fitbit had a hard first quarter and that its market share dropped to 8.7% compared to 12.2% a year ago. This is likely to keep the price down and keep the Fitbit Ionic as the premium option for those that wanted. There's a PurePulse heart rate technology for accurate heart monitoring, a SpO2 sensor for estimating differences in blood oxygen levels, automatic exercise recognition and sleep tracking.

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