Fitbit Charge 3Cool factor 4/5Usability 5/5Value for money 4/5 The third iteration of Fitbit’s popular Charge wearable is now available at local retailers. The Charge 3 offers all the features we’ve come to expect from this brand, and a few nifty extras — as expected from what Fitbit calls its "smartest tracker yet". It costs R2,999. The Charge 3 is an attractive slim-profile device. Keeping with the look of the range, it has an elongated rectangular watch face (touch screen), unlike the Fitbit Versa, released earlier this year, which has a square watch face, much like the Apple Watch. In addition to tracking your steps and activity throughout the day, the Charge 3 has heart-rate tracking and sleep tracking, and is "swimproof", not just "water resistant". The battery life promises up to seven days’ charge. It has more than a handful of goal-based exercise modes and is capable of swim tracking with a smarter swim mode. The Fitbit app has a nice clean interface, making it dead simple ...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now