Fitbit Charge 3 in the test

Fitbit Charge 3 review

Rich features, beautiful design and comfortable fit: The new Fitbit Charge 3 is not only for sports fans a perfect solution, as our practice test shows.

The US fitness specialist Fitbit has landed with the predecessor Charge 2 a sales hit . The successor Fitbit Charge 3 follows in the footsteps of his successful brother two years later and immediately convinces with better design: The grayscale OLED touch screen is larger and flatter and thanks to the backlight, which automatically adapts to the lighting conditions, it is easy to read in the dark , Thanks to Gorilla Glass 3, the 40 percent larger touch screen is protected from scratches and bumps. The all-round flush aluminum is pleasantly flat on the wrist and thus ensures a high level of comfort. Operation is easy via a side button and the touch screen.

Health and Activity Tracker measures accurately and is waterproof

The measurement of steps, heart rate, heart rate and calorie consumption is pretty accurate throughout the day. The activity appears on the screen in light font. Sleep phases and 15 activity modes such as running, cycling, yoga or circuit training are also recorded automatically by the smart tracker. The fitness data is documented via the Fitbit app on the smartphone using various statistics. If you want to track your training in real time, you need a smartphone : Fitbit has decided not to use a GPS sensor. For the sport band is now waterproof up to 50 meters and also counts the lanes in the pool.

Fitbit Charge 3 Review

Bracelets in different colors are available for the Fitbit Charge 3.

Long stamina, answer function and mobile payment

In addition, the batch carrier receives notifications about calls, SMS and WhatsApp messages as well as appointments directly on the wrist. Android users will be able to respond to text messages with pre-formatted text. Also pleasing is the long endurance: According to the manufacturer, the intelligent fitness tracker holds out for a week, which confirms the practical test.

Thanks to the NFC sensor, users of the Charge 3 Special Edition can also make cashless payments in 16 countries. In Germany so far only works for BW Bank customers who have a Visa credit card.

The chic Fitbit tracker’s with interchangeable bracelets made of silicone, fabric and leather in different colors. The price is 149, 95 euros in the standard version and 169.95 in the special version.


  • easy-to-read touch display
  • high wearing comfort
  • waterproof, also suitable for swimming
  • long stamina
  • Response function for messages
  • changeable bracelets


  • no GPS sensor
  • little available apps
  • no integrated music storage


For health and fitness conscious the Fitbit Charge 3 is an optimal choice.

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