Fitbit has officially launched its Charge 3 fitness band in Malaysia. A successor to the Charge 2 that launched back in 2016, the new fitness band still showcases a simple and functional design. Along with several new wrist strap designs to boot.
The Charge 3’s touchscreen is slightly bigger, but still uses a grayscale OLED. The display still shows you most of the basic fitness information; the number of steps you’ve taken, your currently heartrate, and the time of the day (naturally). The Charge 3 is also water resistant up to a depth of 50m.
Because the goal of Fitbit has always been to get users of its fitness trackers to be active, the Charge 3 comes with several features too. This includes a new Personal wellness feature that can be accessed via the official Fitbit app. To simplify, the feature basically keeps track of the overall fitness routine and sleep cycles. The feature then chimes in whenever it detects a change in patterns of routine.
Contributing to this feature is Fitbit’s PurePulse tracker, which is capable of tracking more than 15 goal-based exercise mode at any given time.
The Charge 3 is also lighter than its predecessor, and that’s due to the device’s new aluminium frame. By using the new frame, Fitbit managed to shave off a few grams more than its predecessor The icing on the Charge 3’s cake, though, is its improved battery life. On a full charge, Fitbit says that its new fitness band won’t need to see a wall socket until seven days later.
The Fitbit Charge 3 is available starting today at an SRP of RM728. The fitness band can be purchased in two colours: Black with Graphite Aluminium and Blue Grey with Rose Gold Aluminium.
There’s also a special edition of the Charge 3, which retails at an SRP of RM838. Like the standard edition, it comes in either a Rose Gold aluminium frame with a Lavender Woven band or a Graphite Aluminium frame with a White Frost Sport band. You can also buy the bands for the Charge 3 separately, of which there are three categories – Sport, Woven, and Horween Leather. Pricing for the band ranges from RM120 to RM230.