The brand-new Fitbit offers guided meditation and sleep tracking

The brand-new Fitbit offers guided meditation and sleep tracking

A rundown of what users can expect from the new device makes it sound like it's straddling the line between a fitness tracker and smartwatch, which can't help but be a good thing.

The company today announced the Fitbit Charge 3, bringing about several new features while maintaining the Charge's overall simplicity.

In fact, the Charge 3 nearly has more in common with Fitbit's Versa smartwatch, which was released a year ago.

James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit, swooned: "With Charge 3, we are building on the success of our best-selling Charge franchise and delivering our most innovative tracker, offering an extremely slim, comfortable and premium design, along with the advanced health and fitness features our users want".


Fitbit has also improved the software experience with Charge 3. Aerospace aluminum was used for the Charge 3's case while Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covers its display, and speaking of that display, the one on the Charge 3 is a gray-scale OLED panel that's 40% brighter and sharper than the screen on the Charge 2. Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition with Fitbit Pay will be available for $169.95 Dollars. Heart rate tracking should improve thanks to an upgraded sensor borrowed from the Versa, and the new Sp02 sensor for oxygen saturation levels is onboard as well.

These new sensors have enabled the firm to add swim tracking to its tracker-come-smartwatch, which is water resistant up to 50 meters. The tracker will also allow you to set goals before your workouts, like the amount of calories you want to burn, or the amount of time you want to spend working out.

And in terms of battery life, the Charge 3 now offers up to seven days of juice on a single charge, up from five days on the Charge 2.

Beyond its health features, meanwhile, the Charge 3 also lets you get numerous things done you can also do with a smartwatch, like customizing and viewing call, calendar, text and smartphone app notifications.

Related News:

  • How accurate is the preseason AP Top 25?

    How accurate is the preseason AP Top 25?

    This also represents the 60th time that Oklahoma has appeared in the preseason AP poll, second most behind Ohio State (65 times). The AP Top 25 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks college football's best teams .
    Mark Ruffalo Really Did Spoil Infinity War

    Mark Ruffalo Really Did Spoil Infinity War

    Avengers 4 is set to release in May 2018 and will be a conclusion to the world of the Avengers as fans know it. At first, Cheadle just had his head in his hands, still amazed that Ruffalo let something that big slip.
    Winx beats Black Caviar's record with 26th straight win

    Winx beats Black Caviar's record with 26th straight win

    Winx shared the record for consecutive wins with another legendary mare, Black Caviar , at 25. "She is such a special athlete", Bowman said.
  • Gatwick Airport CHAOS: Flight information boards go down creating nightmare for passengers

    Gatwick Airport CHAOS: Flight information boards go down creating nightmare for passengers

    An IT problem is causing London's Gatwick Airport to adopt an old school approach to relaying information to passengers. Photos posted on social media showed people crowding around the boards to find out the latest on their flights.
    Eden Hazard drops a massive hint over his Chelsea future

    Eden Hazard drops a massive hint over his Chelsea future

    Hazard has played just 43 minutes of Premier League football under the Italian, but has managed two assists and looked like a real menace.
    Afghan Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

    Afghan Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

    He said: "The ceasefire should be observed from both sides, and its continuation and duration also depend on the Taliban's stand". This month at least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians were killed in a five-day battle for control of Ghazni .
  • Netflix making a big change that'll interrupt binge watching marathons

    Netflix making a big change that'll interrupt binge watching marathons

    Netflix didn't confirm how long this testing period would last, or the likelihood of these ads becoming a permanent thing. It's also unclear whether or not the adverts play in between episodes of non-Netflix original content.
    Chelsea, Manchester United 'monitoring Aaron Ramsey situation'

    Chelsea, Manchester United 'monitoring Aaron Ramsey situation'

    Arsenal is confident that midfielder Aaron Ramsey will sign a new contract with the club despite interest from teams overseas . The Welshman couldn't move to China or join a Premier League rival immediately because transfer windows have closed.
    Son's Asian Games hopes rocked by minnows Malaysia

    Son's Asian Games hopes rocked by minnows Malaysia

    Malaysia's Rasid opened the scoring after just five minutes and he cannoned his second in off the post in first-half injury time. South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum admitted he made a tactical blunder by rotating his players too early in the tournament.
  • Don't throw those contact lenses down the drain

    Well, now contact lens manufacturers don't include any information on the packaging about how to dispose of the used product. They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet.
    First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Wisconsin this year

    First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Wisconsin this year

    Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing. Of the 62 patients in North Dakota past year , the health department reported two deaths.
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric nominated for UEFA award

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric nominated for UEFA award

    The victor will be announced on August 30 in an official UEFA ceremony, which will also involve a draw for the group stages. Messi has twice won the award, while he finished runner-up to Ronaldo last season.


Most liked

South, North Korea families reunite decades after war
The ministry estimates there are now about 600,000 to 700,000 South Koreans with immediate or extended relatives in North Korea. On seeing him however, there was no hesitation, and the two elderly Koreans embraced each other tightly, both in tears.

MTV Video Music Awards Bolster Security After Nicki Minaj Feud With Safaree
Minaj claims Spotify canceled a portion of advertising for her album's rollout after she played her music early on Apple's Beats1. Yep: that's Nicki Minaj claiming she had the real No.1 album in America, despite officially having the No.2 album in America.

Kenya joins Canada, Germany and Hong Kong in Rugby World Cup repechage
Namibia take on Kenya in the final game of the qualifiers, and Davies told Xinhua that the mood in the Namibian camp is excellent. Centre Darryl de la Harpe and lock Mahepisa Tjeriko also scored tries for Namibia , while Kenya conceded a penalty try.

Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest
Over the last week, all three Prairie provinces have been under special air quality statements for high smoke concentrations. For comparison, Beijing and Mumbai - two cities renowned for typically poor air quality - scored 47 and 50 respectively.

Mueller inquiry: White House lawyer McGahn co-operating with probe
McGahn in at least three voluntary interviews with investigators that totalled 30 hours over the past nine months, described Mr. McGahn provided the facts but nothing he saw or heard amounts to obstruction of justice by Trump, the person told Reuters.

PepsiCo buys SodaStream to reach consumers 'beyond the bottle'
Over the years, many users have used SodaStream only for making fizzy water, without the flavoured syrups it sells. PepsiCo chairman and chief executive Indra Nooyi described the companies as "an inspired match".

David Haye Exclusive: Fury to set up cracking clash with Wilder
Hopefully he won't be successful and we'll put on a show. "I want to win a world title again so I'll have to raise my game". Let's face it, he's not really fought anybody and he's had 40 fights'.

Nun's wonderful first pitch before White Sox game
A former college softball player, Sister Mary Jo has reportedly said that her fastball has been timed at 76 miles per hour . After leaving the mound and shaking Giolito's hand, Sobieck took in the cheers and pointed to the stands.

Bertens Tops Kvitova, Advances To Finals In Cincinnati
I also want to say that the tournament wasn't in my favor also putting me on three matches on Stadium 3 . Djokovic would go on to win the next two games and take the first set 7-5.

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning Media Attacks
This afternoon, the hundreds of newspapers under attack by the President of the United States received support from the Senate. Trump also tweeted: "There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS ".

The cost to 1000 dollars: the Fall will introduce a new iPhone
Apple is seemingly taking a page from the Note 9 with a 512GB storage option as well as 64GB and 256GB models. Adding the feature to the iPhone X Plus could take some of the wind out of the Galaxy Note 9's sails.

Swiss Re reveals ties to Genoa bridge collapse tragedy
He said workers were also making the site secure and helping investigations to establish the cause of the disaster. Our work continues in order to have the full certainty that nobody has been left under the rubble", he said.

New Zealand's Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves hospital with her baby daughter, Niamh Te Aroha Ardern Gayford on June 21. The country's parliament is reportedly constructing a playground to improve facilities for the children of politicians.

Winona Ryder says she's been married to Keanu Reeves for 25 YEARS
Revisit the eternal bonding of the happily - if accidentally - wedded couple below. "The chemistry is really electric". Which leaves Keanu , as EW tells it, with one final thing to say: " Oh my gosh, we're married ".

Google offers more affordable cloud storage options with Google One
To avoid the loss of any backups, Google recommends that people manually back up WhatsApp before November 12, 2018. My backup now stands at 2.8GB, which is a substantial chunk of the 15GB allowance most people start off with.