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Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness tracker

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Charge 3
The Fitbit Charge 3 is a band based fitness tracker with a 0.8 inch monochrome touchscreen OLED display, real-time heart rate monitor, step counting, sleep tracking and calories burned.
Description
The Fitbit Charge 3 is a band based fitness tracker with a 0.8 inch monochrome touchscreen OLED display, real-time heart rate monitor, step counting, sleep tracking and calories burned.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of use

Ease of use

A composite score of ergonomics, ease of interaction, syncing, pairing, and readability of the display in bright light, and low light.

 /  5
Step count accuracy

Step count accuracy

How accurately did the fitness tracker count our testers actual steps.

 /  5
Heart-rate monitor accuracy

Heart-rate monitor accuracy

How accurately did the fitness tracker measure our testers actual heart rate.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

Indicates features that increase a fitness tracker's utility or capabilities. These include how many sensors it has, if time can be displayed on the tracker, GPS tracking, and other useful features.

 /  5
Ease of interaction

Ease of interaction

Ease of accessing core functions, performing key tasks such as: accessing messages, calendars, alarms, etc., interacting with the device menu and app interface, taking activity measurements, reading activity results from the display, responsiveness of touchscreen or other control interaction methods.

 /  5
Readability in bright light

Readability in bright light

Readability in bright light such as a sunny day.

 /  5
Readability in low light

Readability in low light

Readability in low light such as at night.

 /  5
Ease of pairing

Ease of pairing

An assessment of the steps necessary for pairing the tracker with another device for the first time.

 /  5
Water resistance

Water resistance

How resistant the watch is to submersion in water, as tested by subjecting the device to a water pressure equivalent to the depth the manufacturer claims the fitness tracker can withstand.

 /  5

About

The Fitbit Charge 3 is part of the Fitness trackers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Fitness trackers models like the Charge 3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of use A composite score of ergonomics, ease of interaction, syncing, pairing, and readability of the display in bright light, and low light.

Step count accuracy How accurately did the fitness tracker count our testers actual steps.

Heart-rate monitor accuracy How accurately did the fitness tracker measure our testers actual heart rate.

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