Fitbit has over the years consolidated its space as the world’s leading smart band company. Last year, with the launch of its Versa smartwatch, it has placed itself just under Apple as the second largest smartwatch company too.
But that does not mean Fitbit is losing sight of the smart band space and believes there is a clearly an audience that needs just the band. So, Fitbit has just launched the Charge 3, the latest version of its most popular band series. Here is our review.
The Charge 3 comes in two variations, the $149.95 Charge 3 and the $169.95 Charge 3 Special Edition. I reviewed the latter, but the only difference between the two are the bands that come in the box and the ability to make mobile payments.
But if you’re trying to decide between the two, the bands alone might be enough to help you make up your mind. In addition to the standard black rubber sport band, the Special Edition comes with either a lavender woven band or a white sport band that resembles the Nike Sport bands for the Apple Watch. Those bands are only available for the Special Edition model, but Fitbit sells other, similar, bands à la carte as well. In any case, you’ll save money by buying the extra bands bundled together with the Special Edition.