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Fitbit - Charge 3 Special Edition Activity Tracker + Heart Rate - White/Graphite-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3852 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it yet. Rushed to market.

    Posted
    GCharlotte
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    I have been a fitbit enthusiast for more than four years. I've had the Zip, the One, and the Charge 2. The problem is sync. The last time my Charge 3 did so was 18 hours ago. The bottom line is that if sync works you should be OK but there's a lot of people stuck there and others are stuck elsewhere. This might be a good thing to wait until Black Friday. Simply put this was rushed to market. This cannot be denied. They released three different firmware in one week. Fitbit has good programmers but certainly we shouldn't have to wait for 6 releases in order to get a good product. The problem here appears to be with program management who was up against a ship date therefore they shipped with a forced firmware upgrade right out of the box and then another two days later. The biggest issue is with sync. It might work fine with your device but for my Samsung Galaxy S8 it's hit or miss. Sometimes it syncs in 30 minutes, sometimes in 18 hours. And one anomaly that fitbit refuses to answer is how is it possible for my tracker to be disconnected from my phone yet the phone is able to send notifications. This is the exact opposite of how the Charge 2 worked or rather didn't work with the S8. The worse part of the sync problem is why they frantically rushed new firmware out they seem to be taking the approach that al of the problems are due to the user's setup. ALL troubleshooting that is provided is exactly the same for every other model they sell. Some of this is quite draconian where they demand you remove other trackers from your account. I don't know what 90 minutes of firmware is doing if it isn't fixing sync! But mostly my impression is they are willing to help but it's the customer's problem not there's. I'm sure they will come out with a firmware that finanally fixes the problem and then shrug. Eliminating other trackers also goes against them flat saying that having multiple trackers is supported. Perhaps I should flash my phone and only run their software. I'm sure that will be suggested at some point. I did have to remove my Charge 2 to get the Charge 3 to activate at all. Now I want to go back to the 2 to see how well it syncs but good luck with that, fitbit had the brilliant idea of taking away the feature that allows you to turn off the 3. I'm not in the mood to smoother the 3 or wait for the batter to die before I can retest the 2. There have been complaints about the lack of a date on the clock faces that ship with the tracker. They have stated they are addressing this. I don't like the circle to show step progress. There are faces that use numbers but the screen gets really tight with all the info on it. Some older people have complained that it is hard to read all the data. Either for style or to reduce power consumption the default face dims the minutes. It's nice to be able to get the thing wet. The always on pulse is good and accurate to my testing other devices. But if I can't sync then it's worthless. If you're seeing this in mid November 2018 then take it with a grain of salt. Fitbit going into the holiday with a broken product is unthinkable but shipping something in this state was until they did it. Check in with their forum to see if your phone is working OK. There's a good chance that it is already but there's a good chance you'll be in a black hole with other customers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great step up from the Alta HR

    Posted
    Hobbydoc
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    I picked up the Charge 3 on release day today. This is my 4th Fitbit. My last device was the Alta HR which I have loved, but I was looking for something just as reliable but with more technology. So far so good! The device is not as long as the Alta which is good since I have a very, very petite wrist, but because of the width it does look quite large on me. The small band holds it snuggly on my arm though. Out of the box it was not charged, so I plugged it in as soon as I got home and a few minutes later synced it to my phone. Initially I tried to connect it using the bluetooth function but when that failed I opened my app (already installed because of my current device) and added the device with no problems. The software update took approximately 30 minutes which was annoying, but it finished up and the app walked me through the setup process. So far, I do not see the O2 sensor is activated, but I'm not too excited about that anyway. What I love are the fact that it syncs with phone apps! The display is not colorful and attractive like a smartwatch, but I was able to set up notifications from my preferred apps installed on my Samsung Galaxy and they work great! I use Gmail for my personal account but Outlook for work, and was able to set up both by using the apps menu for the Outlook notifications. It also recognizes Snapchat, Facebook Messanger among others. I do not see an option to reply at all to text messages, so not sure if that is a future update. I am not a runner but am trying to get started using a Couch to 5k approach. It looks like some of the built in workout functions might help me with interval and timed settings. Between all of the options I am pretty sure this device will help me with my goals. If you are looking for functional device for infomation and reminders, this is for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product But Needs Improvement

    Posted
    pes949
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    The Fitbit Charge 3 is well made and has great battery life. It performs its functions well. I wear it around the clock to track my level of fitness and to get feedback on my daily workout on the rowing machine. The primary reason for buying the Fitbit if for monitoring heart rate. This function works fine and seems to be accurate. HOWEVER... You must tap the screen to see the display or quickly flip your wrist. The display only stays on just long enough to see it. For me this is a MAJOR disappointment. When exercising I want to simply glance and see my heart rate. If this means sacrificing battery life I would gladly do it. The whole reason for getting the Charge 3 was to easily monitor my heart rate, Fitbit has thousands of feedback on this flaw in design yet seems to think it is not important enough to implement such a basic function. My other area of improvement is in the app details. It shows minimally detailed graph of heart rate. You cannot zoom it either. It would be nice to get a graph showing more heart rate details and/or some raw data. I do like the sleep monitoring app as it provides useful data that is well presented and easy to understand. So I do like my Charge 3 but now realize that to get real time heart rate information while exercising I will have to get a Garmin or Polar watch that uses a chest strap. In my opinion Fitbit is focusing too much on being a smartwatch company when they have such a great opportunity to be a leader in the fitness monitoring market. The bottonline is that the Fitbit Charge 3 needs some core feature enhancements in order to be a serious too for workout tracking. If you are considering a Fitbit for realtime heart rate monitoring you must know that to see the heart rate requires specific action for it to display. If you ride a bike, ski, row run, or are engaged in active sports this may not meet your needs,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    7th day review

    Posted
    Jimo
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    I did not own any other tracker prior to getting this Charge 3 on release day. Out of the box got a firmware update that took about 30 min to complete. Claims to have a battery life of 7 days and it does, charged today with 7% battery remaining. I don't now how it calculates the steps but they are NOT even estimate to accurate, it calculate them even on my commute of 1 hour to work adding up to 2,000 steps when i am only driving. However i have found very useful the way you can track what you eat and compared with burned calories. Sleep tracking have help me to realize the quality and time i have been sleeping allowing me to make adjustments as needed, sleep tracking time seems to be very accurate so far. The apps creates a great integration with your smart phone by getting notifications and even reading a quick email. On day number 4 it became unresponsive and giving erratic readings for everything, a device reset fixed the issue. On day 5 a new update was available and took about 30 min to complete. Overall i am happy with all you can learn of yourself with this tracker. Recommended if you have a busy life and try to keep track of your health as well. The product still new and hope new updates will come to fix the small issues with the steps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Do Your Research Before Buying

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    Shea1969
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    I’m wondering if all of the people who gave the Charge 3 a five-star review are casual wearers of trackers or if they wrote the review without giving it enough time to understand the issues. I’m sorry that I didn’t do more research about Fitbit the company and the Charge 3 before I purchased it. Here are my cons: 1. The face of the tracker only stays on for about five seconds and there is no way to change that timing. Imagine trying to work out and wanting to check your heart rate only to find that you have to keep tapping the face to see the BPM. Fine if you are walking but with an intense workout or jogging, it is extremely difficult. There are over 1,000 complaints on Fitbit.com about this issue but Fitbit has not addressed it. This is a deal breaker for many customers. 2. The syncing. It doesn’t. This is not a Charge 3 specific issue but a Fitbit issue however, you can’t separate the two. If you click “all-day sync” you still need to do a push if you want your tracker to immediately sync. Syncs to something like MyFitnessPal take a long time. 3. The placement of the tracker in order to get a correct BPM reading is difficult. You have to move it for times when you are exercising (two finger lengths from your wrist and less tightness on the wrist strap), move it for normal wear, etc. 4.Sleep tracking. The website and app are fine but there is something in the Charge 3 that this keeps turning off. Again, go read the customer complaints. There are many. Pros: 1. Assuming that the heavens aligned and everything worked as it should, this would be a great item considering the features and relatively inexpensive cost. After 15 days, Best Buy doesn’t take back items that need to be activated so I’m stuck here. Would not recommend the Charge 3 if you are a serious about tracking your health.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great while it worked, but didn't last long

    Posted
    Santana
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    I got the Charge 3 as a Christmas present, and was excited to use it. I set it up on Dec 25, and set up was pretty easy. I downloaded the app onto my Samsung S8+ and the Charge 3 synced immediately. It was pretty neat knowing how many steps I took each day, how much sleep I was getting, etc. So as a tracking device, it really helped tell me what steps I could take to improve my health. I also liked that it was decent looking and not overly huge. The problem began on Jan 7, so less than 2 weeks after I first set it up. I noticed that the app on my phone told me that the last time it synced was on Jan 7 at 5:51 pm. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it to sync with my phone. I tried everything that was recommended on the fitbit support page...reinstalling the app, allowing all notifications on my phone, rebooting the Charge 3, turning off bluetooth and then turning it back on, etc. Nothing worked. At first I thought it was a problem with the app software for my Samsung phone, but then began to suspect it was a problem with the Charge 3's bluetooth. I even tried pairing it with several devices - my home computer, my wife's iPhone, my wife's Macbook - it wouldn't pair with anything and would often not even show up on the list of bluetooth devices as if it wasn't broadcasting a bluetooth signal. I don't know what happened, but it's like the bluetooth just died on me. It was extremely frustrating because I was pretty excited to use it as a tool to help me get healthier in 2019. But if it won't sync, then it loses the additional functionality and basically just becomes a glorified pedometer. Anyway, I finally just gave up and returned it. Oh well, if Fitbit can sort out the software and/or bluetooth issues, maybe I'll try again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Need to return it. Software has too many bugs

    Posted
    Pookie
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    I love the size, weight, and style of the Charge 3 hardware. And it seems to track steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns OK. But the software is really buggy, as you can see from comments in the fitbit community forums. - When you turn your wrist, the screen is supposed to turn on. Sometimes it does. If not (maybe 50% of the time!), then you need to turn your wrist again or tap the screen -- sometimes a couple of times. So you cannot casually look at it to check the time, as you would glance at a watch. - When the screen DOES turn on, it's on for only FOUR seconds. That time is supposed to be adjustable, according to the documentation, but it's not. - None of the available screen formats show the current date. After a big uproar about this in the forums, fitbit says new screen formats are coming "soon" but they did not include any in the software update yesterday. - It shows only the most recent notification from your phone. You may feel three vibrations indicating that three messages have arrived, but if you do not press the side button after EVERY message before the next one arrives, then that message is lost. I've been waiting for the Charge 3 for a while, and I really want it to work for me. But I'm not confident that these software bugs will be fixed soon. That's really unfortunate.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as sleek as I thought it’d be.

    Posted
    MandyKrzy
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    Half of me loves this and half of me hates it. PROS: - Customizable screen - Bands can be switched out - Good battery life (depending on usage) - Notifications available if synced with cell phone - Built in alarms - Timers built in (stopwatch & countdown) - Weather forecast - Relaxation breathing exercises (2-5 minutes) CONS: - It is very bulky. Not just the width of the band but the main electronic piece is very thick. I hate wearing this piece when I’m going out and dressed formally. - Battery life really depends on how often you check your steps, if you’re using the features that were built in and how often you sync. My Fitbit went from 100% to 30% in less than 2 days. - I feel like the steps are inaccurate. I wore my best friend’s Fitbit Alta HR on one arm and this Fitbit Charge 3 on the other and the Alta claimed that I hit over 30,000 steps in a 3 hour hike period. The Charge 3 was hardly making it to 20,000 and I find that really odd. - I think the breathing app should remind people to use it before bed or if their HR is too high and they aren’t exercising. You have to select it yourself just to use it. So what’s the point? - I dislike the way you browse the device using the side button. - I list my hand to see the time and the dang screen doesn’t turn on automatically like it shows in videos. All in all, I’ve made use of this device but I still might consider switching it out for the good ol Alta HR. All I care about is the time, number of steps and HR. Don’t need to see anything else. And I feel the Alta HR just bad much better battery life. If you’re someone who feels the breathing exercises, weather, and larger screen is better then go for it. But I need something sleeker with easier usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Charge 3 won’t sync

    Posted
    Joel
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    It has been my first purchase with fitbit and I was very excited. Something happened with this product that has not gone well. I bought it on the day of departure. But after a week, the alarm stopped working. I asked for help in the forum and it was solved, but after several days, I had the same problem again. I ask for a change in the store (maybe I'll get a bad one). With a new one, everything was fine, until 2 days ago the synchronization is fatal. The alarm works when you want. I visit the forum and I see many people with the same problem. The downside is that this is not guaranteed with Best Buy, so I do not trust. I will return it, because I will not have an expensive product with problems. I can not be restart the product every 3 days, a factory reset is not really an acceptable solution to a sync issue. It is very frustrating Fitbit has lost a new client.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inferior to Charge 2

    Posted
    wordnrrrd
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    I was immensely excited to upgrade from the Charge 2, which I loved, to the Charge 3. Initial impression was that the Charge 3 is a step up in comfort; it's lighter and sits flatter against the wrist. The screen is also larger and brighter. However, it's curious that Fitbit touts the larger screen on the Charge 3 then reduces the amount of info shown as compared to the Charge 2; as of this writing, you only get the time and two stats, and customization of the stats is limited. (On the Charge 2, I enjoyed being able to see steps and active minutes in addition to the date, but that's not an option on the Charge 3.) Fitbit also brags that the new screen is brighter, but all stats are in dimmer text than the time, making them nearly impossible to read in sunlight. Other gripes: while the touchscreen is nice in theory, it's quite finicky and doesn't always respond, and the touch-sensitive side "button" with haptic feedback is nearly underneath the watch, making it difficult to get used to. After a week, I returned the Charge 3 and am back to using the Charge 2, which, while on the surface isn't as high-tech as the 3, is a superior fitness tracker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving the upgrade

    Posted
    JessicaEDavis79
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    My Charge 2 broke so I replaced it with the Charge 3 since I cannot afford the Ionic or Blaze. I have to admit, I am loving the Charge 3. The band feels fantastic since it is breathable. I definately like the fact that this new band does not have the attachment grooves to get filled with gunk, such as sweat etc. I like the double prong as well. It makes the closure feel more secure. I have not taken this Fitbit swimming yet but, it has been submerged in water when I was doing dishes yesterday and it had no issues as far as I can tell. We shall see how it holds up. The new set up for how you can view your notifications is great! It is so much easier to read. Being able to view to items at once is pretty cool too! The old downside to my last Fitbit breaking down even though I had only got it in June is that you can no longer do the accidental damage protection plan on the Fitbit. I think it is kind of stupid since this is the type of item you actually need something like that on but it is not as if the Best Buy Geek Squad management team is going to listen to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fitbit 2 verses Fitbit III

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    HighEndAudioGuy
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    I’ll keep this short because I like to read short reviews. I gave my fit bit 2 to my wife. And bought one of the first Fitbit threes. Immediately I had to buy new bands but was OK with that. Then I noticed the screen was hard to read because it is a two-tone graphics display. I can read the bright fine but the dimmer IE the two-tone, was hard to read. The watch faces that I enjoyed for information before on the fit bit 2 are no longer available on the Fitbit three. And quite frankly the work out routines that I used on Fitbit 2 were not available with Fitbit three. It’s not the same software represented on my iPhone. So I return the fit bit three. My wife gave me back fit bit 2. All the information synced from 2 to 3 and back to 2 with little effort. I was expecting a whole bunch of better with the launch of a new product and didn’t see it so my review is medium at best. The fit bit 2 works just fine and I have a selection of bands that already fit. Hope this helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could be excellent..

    Posted
    sanman202
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    This is a 3.8 rating if it was an option. This device is definitely an upgrade from the Charge 2 as far as the larger display, messaging, notifications, and fully waterproof. You can wear it in the shower. As for execution it falls short in some areas. The step counter is a bit inflated compared to the Charge 2. The Bluetooth syncing is quirky. You sometimes have to hook to the charger and restart the device to connect again. Really? I never had to do that once for the Charge 2 in a years time. This is not just myself, the forum for the device also shows other threads with the complaints. We just had a firmware update and hope it gets better with each one, but this device got off to a slow start and has been a little frustrating and disappointing at times. However, it has the potential to be a great device for sleep tracking and heart rate. The sleep tracking has been very good so far. There is also a sensor that they claim will be activated at some point to monitor oxygen levels when sleeping. We'll see if this happens, but first they need to fix the basic quirks. Oh, also something as simple as clock faces has been tough to get the correct type that shows heart rate and steps, along with the date. Come on Fitbit! The last update still doesn't have this clock face.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not great for older, non-computer techies

    Posted
    CorVet
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    My wife had a Fit-Bit years ago, that had many problems with charging. It went South and she had a in-expensive no-name tracker for a couple of years, that she would still have if she hadn't lost it. I gave her this Fit-Bit Charge 3 for Christmas, and she seemed happy. Now, I'm 76 and the wife is 73 and we are not techies, and that's where the problem lies. The Fit-Bit web site is terrible to access, and after registering, they kept telling her she wasn't registered, then after threatening to return it, I convinced her to make a phone call to them and talk to a real human (speaking English ). It seems that manuals are now only accessible by computer. Also, we got messages that the Fit-Bit domain was for sale, and everything was in German, which we don't speak. Right now, after some phone assistance, it seems to be monitoring her activities, but it now shows all of her records from all those years ago, and won't let her delete them. She also wanted to access her progress on her computer, but so far is stuck with monitoring on her Android phone. We're going to try one more phone call. It promises a lot, and if it would do everything it claims it can do, it would be great. I'll say that I would recommend it, but with the caveat that the purchaser be computer savvy and willing to spend some time getting it set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than the Charge2

    Posted
    MickeyMouse
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    I’ve been using this for 6 months and like it a lot. I upgraded from the Fitbit Charge 2 and prefer this model a lot more. My favorite feature is the text messages to my watch but it can be disabled if you want. I am still wearing the original gray band which is super comfortable even when exercising and after daily wear is still clean and in good shape. I put the watch on the charger while I take a shower once in a while. If I forget to charge it, I’ll get an email about low battery. It has an impressing battery life of 5-7 days. I’ve been using a Fitbit for so long I really don’t need to look at the face anymore. After a while, you know what your numbers are even when you’re exercising and what the vibration nudges mean. In some ways, I think I’m too comfortable with the watch and it being so predictable it doesn’t give me the challenge it once did. The sleep function is an improvement over the Charge 2. The face light doesn’t come on when you roll over and the band doesn’t get caught on things. Still, I don’t think it’s a very accurate sleep tracker and I prefer to sleep without it. For the drawbacks, the clock face options are not my favorite but I got used to it. The tap feature doesn't always work for me. It also seems to un-sync frequently. Overall I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for My Needs

    Posted
    Misty
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    I've had multiple Fitbit Ones in the past and loved that little thing, but kept losing them (hence "multiple", haha). I read reviews on this watch before buying (most had noted bugs with the software and syncing) but somehow I ended up at Best Buy and buying it for myself as an early birthday present (funny how that happens!). I've had it for about a month now, maybe a few days shy, and I love it. I was always iffy about trackers on the wrist but it doesn't seem to be counting any extra steps. The sleep tracker and analysis is the coolest thing, in my opinion. There are some nights where it doesn't track the small details and it just records the general sleep even though I wear it for 6+ hours, but for the most part it has. I don't have any trouble with it syncing to my S8 but have had the problem with text alerts where old messages keep popping up. It doesn't bother me really - I just swipe them away and go about my business. I haven't allowed it to die completely, but I'm currently on day 3 since the last full charge and I'm at 68%. I probably find myself charging it every five or six days, sometimes not completely. All in all, this Fitbit works for me and I couldn't be happier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the features of my Fitbit Charge 3

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    HK01
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    The Fitbit charge 3 had previously known issues, but it seems they must have fixed the issues with the syncing with your cell phone. I have Bluetooth on and never have issues with it updating. Fitbit charge 3 has lot of features: tracks steps, calories, stairs, heartrate, miles, work outs tracked during the week, oz of water per day, food (calorie) intake, sleep (tracks REM, Light & Deep & awake time), and has a tracker to make sure you move so many steps for so many hours throughout the day (for ex. I set mine to have at least 250 steps every hour for 12 hours.) I am very pleased with the features. I will admit I was hesitant at first but very glad I made the purchase. Side note, love the ease of changing the wrist band on this one. I purchased 3 different colors for the gym. It also says it can get wet or partially submerged but I do avoid this. I ONLY take my Fitbit charge 3 off while in the shower/ Pool, I do this to charge it but also because I have seen previous comments that it doesn't work well after getting wet so I have no comments on how the product actually functions after being wet or submerged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good concept, but with some display defects

    Posted
    Nadean
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    I do love Fitbits and the Charge 3 is fantastic when it’s working, but unfortunately about 2 1/2 weeks after wearing the device the screen no longer works. I’ve gone online for some troubleshooting, but even with following the “reset” instructions I had no success in getting the display to turn back on. Overall PROS: The larger screen size is much appreciated, I love the new fabric bands, I like the additional screens displayed and different tracking displayed easily (such as the female tracker). Overall CONS: Display stopped working after 2 1/2 (the Fitbit still syncs to my phone and is still tracking everything as normal, but I have to use my phone to view any of this data. I continue to rotate my wrist to check the time or my step progress for the day; only to be reminded that I can see said information) Very disappointed with the defect. The weather is a good idea/concept, but I’m not sure what app the weather is pulling from because it doesn’t update often during the day (think like once every 4 or 5 hours) and sometimes it says there is no weather data.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    rlvlk
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    To start with, the heart rate doesn't always match the other equipment/monitors and it doesn't match the full 60 second pulse count. It varies by as little as 4%, but 4% can be a huge difference. Synching is a major pain. It shows that it is synching, but it's not actually synching. On the Charge 3 page of the app, it shows synch is in progress. BUT, on the main page, it doesn't show synch is in progress. I disconnect bluetooth, reconnect, and try again. The Charge 3 page will show synch is in progress, BUT you have to watch the main page because it shows synch has ended. According to the app, I have a firmware update available, but it disappears when I try to hit the download button. I tried dragging the screen down with 1 hand and pushing the download button with the other to start the download, BUT the app said it couldn't download because it could find my FitBit...right after syncing. Disconnect bluetooth, reconnect, 2 hand operation to hit download button and it can't find my FitBit again. I couldn't get the update button to show up a 3rd time. I'll try again tomorrow. Yea, I'd recommend to a friend, BUT I'd warn them about the synch problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like It, but missing the CURRENT DAY on clock

    Posted
    Fredsmom6
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    I require a watch face to include the DAY. I couldn't determine before buying this whether the clock faces included the day, but I saw a package of the predecessor model (Charge 2) and the sample pics on that package displayed a face with the DAY, so I assumed the new model would have it too. Wrong! Actually, the original clock faces were pretty terrible, but so many people were complaining on their blog site that updated faces were noted to be under consideration. I figure they must be coming and they did, however, the ones with the DAY are too hard to read.... If I had known then what I know now (about the DAY displaying) I might have put off the purchase, or looked into another brand. Too late to return now, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that more updates are coming. BUT, if you don't mind not seeing the DAY on the clock face, you just might like it quite well. It is comfortable to wear, and does what it is designed to do plus it is water resistant which allows you to shower and swim while wearing it. I also like the sleep tracker option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend