Fitbit – a well-known wearable maker has finally introduced its latest supplementary to its charge family of products, the Charge 3.
This has been available from the November 8th onwards and it was being sold at US$175 (RM728) for the baseline core version and special edition is also available for US$201 (RM838).
The continuation of the of the Fitbit’s best-selling tracker line is well represented by the Charge 3 which out of the total 84 million units, sold 35 million units as of Q2 2018.
In Southeast Asia, Malaysia is the first country where Fitbit has launched its Charge 3. Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia country Manager Mar. Louis Lye has also cited the fact by comparison, there was a strong growth in Malaysia than other countries in the region – this is what made the company to launch the device in Malaysia. The company has also scheduled to launch Charge 3 in Singapore by November 19th this year.
Sporting a premium yet lightweight design, the charge 3 comes in two colours: Blue grey whose case is made with a rose gold aluminium or black with graphite aluminium case.
This device is highly focused on users who are searching for a tracker that can avail to them a deep insights when it comes to their health whether in activity level or quality of sleep. In other words, charge 3 focuses more on the users who are seeking to be active.
Apart from its light and attractive aluminium case, this fitness tracker also features a larger OLED display that has touchscreen capabilities which makes it easier for users to switch between different apps and functions.
According to the company, it has filtered down some of the smart features that are found in Versa smartwatch to the Charge 3. Such features include the ability to perform quick replies to text messages or Whatsapp on Android phones as well as the features that enable the user to accept or reject incoming calls from a smartphone.
In addition, Charge 3 is an NFC enabled device. Therefore, it has the ability of making contactless payment via Fitbit pay. This is done by simply tapping the smartwatch on an NFC reader. Unlike in Thailand and Singapore, it is very unfortunate that there is no Fitbit pay in Malaysia, though Fitbit has a plan to bring the feature in.
A selection will be done to some applications such as weather and timer app. Users will be able to load such apps on the device just from the Fitbit app.
In Charge 3, a user will be able to swipe up on the screen in order to view his or her Dashboard which have the information about the hydration and how long the user has slept. From the Dashboard, you can also view the number of calories burned. Basically, this is meant for more fitness conscious.
In the statement that was issued by the company, Fitbit claimed that on a single charge, Charge 3 can last up to seven days without being recharged. Therefore, you can indeed wear this device while going to bed without fearing that it may run out of power very soon.