20 Aug 2018

Fitbit Charge 3 Australia Price Release Date Specs

Exciting news! The Fitbit Charge 3 has been announced today by Fitbit, a global leader in fitness trackers and wearables! The release date in Australia for the Fitbit Charge 3 is 6 November 2018. The Charge 3 is now available! Shop Charge 3 online now.

A detailed review will be posted as soon as we get our hands on a review model from Fitbit Australia. Until then, we wanted to give you a quick run-down on the features, specs and a comparison to the Charge 2.

Fitbit Charge 3 Overview

Available in two editions, standard and special edition, the Charge 3 will be released in the following colours (click below to shop now!):

Standard Edition

Special Edition

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Australian Pricing

The Fitbit Charge 3 has the following recommended Australian retail prices:

  • Charge 3 Standard Edition - A$229.95
  • Charge 3 Special Edition - A$269.95

Design

We're super excited by the new Charge 3 design - it looks slimmer, sharper and with interchangeable bands, is wearable and appropriate for most settings you'll encounter - from a sport and fitness setting, through to more formal settings, such as the office or after work/weekend functions. With the four colour options available, the Charge 3 should appeal equally to both men and women.

Fitbit commented in their press release on the design aspects of the new fitness tracker:

"Charge 3 is crafted from premium, lightweight materials, including an aerospace grade aluminum case and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 display for a slimmer, modern silhouette, increased durability and more comfortable fit for men and women."

"Fitbit Charge 3 is the first wearable with an inductive button, which includes new patent-pending technology that provides a streamlined, swimproof design, increased space in the device to add more sensors plus a larger battery with up to 7 days of use..."

Features

Fitbit Charge 3's highlighted features include:

  • Touchscreen display - a large, sharp, OLED backlit touchscreen display that adjusts to lighting conditions for ease of reading at all times, including direct sunlight. It's almost 40% larger and brighter than the Charge 2 display
  • SpO2 sensor - (the first of its kind for a Fitbit activity tracker) – allows for the potential to estimate changes in blood oxygen levels and help track new health indicators, like sleep apnea
  • Swim-proof design - water resistant Fitbit design up to 50m with automatic swim tracking and can be worn in the pool and the shower
  • Goal-based exercises - choose from up to 15 exercise modes such as running, swimming, cycling, yoga and more activities
  • 24/7 heart rate tracking and heart rate zones - for calorie burn, health trends and to see how hard you're working
  • Female health tracking - including tracking periods, record symptoms and estimate ovulation
  • Notifications - call, text (with quick replies - Android only) and calendar alerts on your wrist
  • Long battery life - up to 7 days before needing to be charged (varies with use and other factors)
  • Fitbit Pay - pay for purchases via contact-less payment with your Charge 3 (Special Edition only, Fitbit Pay participating banks only - ANZ, NAB, Bendigo, CBA (Mastercard), Westpac (Mastercard), Latitude Financial Services (Mastercard) - see Fitbit Pay Banks for details)

Charge 3 Comparison

The following table compares the Charge 3 features / specs with the Charge 2's features / specs:

Charge 3 Comparison

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Charge 3 Size

The following graphic shows the sizing for small and large sizes and the screen size:

Fitbit Charge 3 Small Large Size

Conclusion

Based on specs and looks alone, the Fitbit Charge 3 is a significant upgrade to its predecessor, the Charge 2. We particularly like the addition of a new, sharp touchscreen that adjusts to the level of ambient light to make the display easy to read, the addition of the SpO2 sensor and 24/7 heart rate tracking for deeper sleep insights, especially for people who experience sleep apnea and the addition of 15 exercise profiles/mode with goal-based exercises. Finally, a swim-proof design is another big tick for a lot of Fitbit customers (and potential customers) who have been wanting a fitness tracker they don't need to worry about getting wet as they go about their daily lives - showering and swimming etc.

We look forward to the Australian release of the exciting new Charge 3 in November! We'll keep you posted on all Charge 3-related developments between now and then.

View the Fitbit Charge 3 press release here. View the Fitbit Charge 3 product details online at Fitbit.com.

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Have your say!

What do you think of the new design, announced features / specs and pricing? Please leave your comments below, we'd love to hear your thoughts!


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