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Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker Graphite Black One Size S L Bands Included

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.3
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/10
Total Reviews
260
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1968.5 meters
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Review Summary - 234 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Charging
 44
3, charge 2, charger, charging, upgrade
+59%
-41%
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" ...  When attach it to the charge clip it shows the smiley face and thats it.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery last a week before you need to charge it  ...  "
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" ...  Charge 2 was better.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m so glad I decided to risk it- loving the charge 3 so far. ... Just like charge 2 just with some bells and whistles and upgrades !  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve been using the charge hr and this one was a big upgrade!  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to upgrade from a Charge HR to the new Charge 3 and I love it! ... I don’t have any issues charging, syncing, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Ive had the charge 2 for the past two years and this is a definitie upgrade!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the charge 3 more so because it’s waterproof, holds a better charge and smaller.  ...  "
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Battery Life
 41
3, charge 2, battery life, battery, days
+71%
-29%
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" ...  The battery life delivers as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn't wait for the release of the Charge 3. ... Last sync at 10:30 PM last night indicated full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Had my charge 3 for about 4 days now, so far so good.  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to upgrade from a Charge HR to the new Charge 3 and I love it!  ...  "
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" ...  Battery stopped taking a charge so upgraded to this unit. ... The additional features were not a good trade for the lower battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the charge 3 more so because it’s waterproof, holds a better charge and smaller.  ...  "
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" ...  Decided to upgrade to the Charge 3, and Adore it!! ... More info on the screen, more versatility, with things I will probably never use, and the battery really does last days. ... I will charge probably every 5th day. ... My "normal" watch is really half the size of my Charge 3, but it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Charge 2 was better.  ...  "
Software Platform
 35
fitbit, software, apps, updates, updated
+37%
-63%
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" ...  I got the Fitbit Charge 3 on nov 28 and I had trouble getting it started it keeps saying fbbluetooth error 8 so I followed all the instructions and the next day it stopped working  ...  "
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" ...  A software update would fix this.  ...  "
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" ...  Get updates from phone ... It's been updated with software push out at least once and these things are still an issue and have not improved  ...  "
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" ...  Really missed the updates.  ...  "
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" ...  Then i bought one for my wife and it started out OK also but after a couple weeks it stopped syncing with the app on her phone. ... When i tried to go into her app it said my password was incorrect so i did the "forgot password" and it said it sent a reset to her email.  ...  "
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" ...  The hardware is OK but the software is very buggy. ... To make things worse, the Fitbit website seems intent on hiding information on all the known bugs, which is just aggravating.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried the Send Test Notifications in the Fitbit app.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone app can read watch, but display now inoperative.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 34
months, working, stopped working, failed, stopped syncing
+18%
-82%
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" ...  I have had it less than 2 months and already stopped syncing ! ... Amazon will not take them back after 1 month.  ...  "
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" ...  I pre-ordered the watch and it worked for 2 weeks and then stopped syncing. ... Nothing I do will fix the problem including everything Support suggested (I've been emailing back and forth with them for 2 weeks which made me miss the deadline for getting a refund through Amazon).  ...  "
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" ...  The suddenly crashed and is not working now.  ...  "
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" ...  And after working a 12 hour shift? ... So now I am going to have to figure out how to send this piece of crap back.  ...  "
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" ...  Then i bought one for my wife and it started out OK also but after a couple weeks it stopped syncing with the app on her phone. ... This has been over 2 weeks ago and i have called them twice.  ...  "
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" ...  Then the device stopped synching with my phone (Samsung galaxy J3) about 2.5 weeks in.  ...  "
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" ...  Owned less then 2 months and still vibrates but display won't turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  Until the fix the timeout issue its basically worthless because you have to do what you need to do in 3 seconds and if you don't you will have to shake your wrist back and forth like a moron.  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 30
tracking, steps, heart rate, track, accurately
+73%
-27%
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" ...  I bought this to track my heart rate and sleep, it is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like it accurately counts steps, stairs, sleep, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first Fitbit and I was excited to know how many steps I took and what my sleep looked like. ... This is the data I received at 7:20 am: it accurately stated that I got 5 hours of sleep but it said I had taken 728 steps.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the heart rate and sleep monitoring.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m even tracking my sleep .  ...  "
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" ...  I did like the sleep feature, but wonder how accurate my watch was for me, given the heart rate issue I experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I used to hate wearing watches but this one is literally changed my life and it’s so comfortable even when I’m sleeping. ... I’m able to track my sleep circle, my steps, calories and the of course HEART RATE.  ...  "
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" ...  Better battery life and seems to track sleep better as well as heart rate.  ...  "
Apps
 27
fitbit, software, apps, tracker, sync
+37%
-63%
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" ...  I do not have major complains about watch faces or limited apps, even though I think that if you have a tracker that supports swimming it should have a swimming app that will, at least, analyze your stroke and sadly there is none on this tracker. ... Do not expect apps besides the ones it came with, there are almost none. ... Now I am stuck with it in the hopes that software updates will fix all this bothering bugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally I did a hard reset on the fitbit menu, and all my data was erased. ... Suddenly I had the correct time on the watch, but I was still unable to synch with the app.  ...  "
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" ...  A software update would fix this.  ...  "
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" ...  So frustrating, The fitbit won't sync to the app.  ...  "
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" ...  So I tried my Pixel 2 XL and it paired fine and can sync steps SOMETIMES, but I still cannot get notifications at all. ... I tried the Send Test Notifications in the Fitbit app.  ...  "
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" ...  The hardware is OK but the software is very buggy.  ...  "
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" ...  how can a company with this much of the activity tracker market not have an app designed exclusively for the ipad? ... one thing is for sure, I do not feel privy to the information being collected by fitbit when I use the iPhone app on my ipad (the only ipad option as of this writing).  ...  "
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" ...  Phone app can read watch, but display now inoperative.  ...  "
Pedometer
 27
tracker, fitbit, fitness, step, goals
+63%
-37%
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" ...  step counting, stairs counting and has various setups for different exercises ... A nice feature is the reminder to walk 250 steps every hour ... Swipe up and you see the stats about your day (steps, calories and so on), swipe right and you cycle through the application  ...  "
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" ...  Display is easy to read, tracks steps and can customize fitness  ...  "
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" ...  That it measures my HR when I exercise.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been through several Fitbits .  ...  "
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" ...  It functions well, I use it mostly for a clock and to track avtivity/steps.  ...  "
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" ...  Its nice to monitor sleep and daily steps. ... I have been walking more to meet my goals.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my fifth fitbit, but it’s the best one. ... It counts every step.  ...  "
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" ...  Step counting and number of stores climbed seem accurate ... If someone would like to know my advice: If you want something for more that counting steps and running, either look elsewhere or wait (for who knows for how long) until this unit is revamped with a useful software.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 23
display, black, fitbit, blank, weeks
+39%
-61%
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" ...  black screen, occasionally frown face.  ...  "
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" ...  Owned less then 2 months and still vibrates but display won't turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  Today completely black screen, wont vibrate, won't charge, won't reset .  ...  "
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" ...  The Infamous black screen of death had to be replaced with a new one  ...  "
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" ...  Just purchased, had for two weeks, display has failed.  ...  "
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" ...  After 43 days the screen has gone blank and Fitbit has not been able to resolve the issue.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had it for 3 weeks and have dead pixels in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Display: It is hard to see HR and steps on a sunny day, the only thing that can be seen is the time and that is because those characters are bigger and bolder in the majority of the watch faces available  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 23
fitbit, syncing, tracker, app, mobile
+26%
-74%
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" ...  The computer Fitbit Connect app doesn't work with this device. ... turn your Bluetooth off and back on (nothing)  ...  "
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" ...  Then the device stopped synching with my phone (Samsung galaxy J3) about 2.5 weeks in. ... I reinstalled the app 4 times and was unable to get it to connect (despite other devices successfully synching with my phone via bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  NOTHING BUT ISSUES WITH SYNCING -NO MATTER WHAT !!! ... it doesnt sync regularly and i have constant issue with having to re add it like its a new device to both computer and mobile software.  ...  "
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" ...  Difficult to sync with my cell phone.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the 4th tracker I've had but this wont connect to my app.  ...  "
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" ...  Found a long list of items to try to correct the issue,tried them all and it still won't sync.  ...  "
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" ...  On the workweek challenge it never syncs correct.  ...  "
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" ...  You see all your stat and other fitness related data on your phone for which the tracker needs to sync with your phone. ... It sometimes takes minutes (if ever) to connect to your phone. ... And once it connects, it keeps disconnecting/reconnecting randomly throughout the exercise, which I found very frustrating. ... Syncing with the phone/PC is another point of big frustration for the same reason. ... I tried connecting it to my PC, same story. ... I tried all the tricks (reboot, unpair/re-pair with the phone, etc.) ... AFter the first update, the tracker magically connected with the phone after 2-3 hours of tries but in the last update dated Nov 6, it did not cooperate even after 4 hours of constant tries and I said that's enough.  ...  "
Returns
 21
returned, refund, returning, replacement, window
+5%
-95%
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" ...  I'm going to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned the item.  ...  "
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" ...  After several email exchanges apparently a replacement is on the way, but still a week away. ... At least they could have expedited the replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  However, a couple things I found out about it after wearing it for a week, one of which led to its return. ... That is the main reason I returned mine.  ...  "
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" ...  I was upset to return it back.  ...  "
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" ...  Last they told me I'd get a follow-up email about how to return it in 2-3 hours, that was days ago .  ...  "
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" ...  Can't return it to them for an exchange or refund since your didn't buy through them. ... I am EXTREMELY DISGUSTED and will be returning it TODAY!  ...  "
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" ...  Repacked and returned immediately.  ...  "
Heartrate
 20
heart rate monitor, accurate, sleep, monitor, hr
+65%
-35%
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" ...  The heart rate feature is very convenient to use during workouts and as a reference point throughout the day.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to track my heart rate and sleep, it is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised that you do not have to wear this tight at all to get the heart rate monitor to work. ... Also the heart rate tracker can sometimes show when I might be putting myself under stress, so it seemed like a great feature for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m able to track my sleep circle, my steps, calories and the of course HEART RATE.  ...  "
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" ...  As tracking device it does everything: calories count, heartbeat monitor  ...  "
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" ...  Great for monitoring heart health!!  ...  "
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" ...  Heart rate feature works great. ... It would have gotten 5 stars, but I with it had a large display with only heart rate but it doesn’t.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the heart rate and sleep monitoring.  ...  "
Comfort
 19
wear, comfortable, comfortable to wear, watch, charge
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I like to wear it that way as it's more comfortable and do not have any issues getting anything to work.  ...  "
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" ...  Didn't expect to like the band but it's so comfortable!  ...  "
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" ...  Is it snug on my wrist when sleeping? ... Is that even comfortable?  ...  "
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" ...  I used to hate wearing watches but this one is literally changed my life and it’s so comfortable even when I’m sleeping.  ...  "
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" ...  I went for this as it was comfortable and not too bulky and I was okay with not having some of the features that smartwatches have.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch is light and feels comfortable to wear.  ...  "
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" ...  The Charge 3 is comfortable to wear.  ...  "
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" ...  The charge 3 also just looks nicer on the wrist.  ...  "
Band
 16
wrist, bands, fitbit, wristband, white band
+69%
-31%
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" ...  The different band options are great and not the expensive.  ...  "
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" ...  The charge 3 also just looks nicer on the wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  The band is also easier to remove and switch. ... I ordered a really nice matching link band.  ...  "
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" ...  I got the white band one, it looks great and motivates me to walk.  ...  "
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" ...  Didn't expect to like the band but it's so comfortable!  ...  "
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" ...  Band attachment is far easier than before as well.  ...  "
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" ...  My version is the special edition which comes with two different bands.  ...  "
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" ...  For me, it is comfortable to wear, and I have had no problems with the band itching or rubbing.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 15
shower, water resistant, swim, pool, water proof
+87%
-13%
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" ...  And I love love love that this tracker is waterproof!  ...  "
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" ...  Best new feature is its waterproof, so now I can wear it in the shower!  ...  "
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" ...  Of course, battery life is great and also really like that it’s basically waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks good, and is waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the charge 3 more so because it’s waterproof, holds a better charge and smaller.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like that this version is water resistant up to 50 meters so I can shower and swim with it without worrying it will break.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that you can swim with this one.  ...  "
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" ...  The fact that it's water resistant helps too, because I always forget to take it off before I get in the shower.  ...  "
Accuracy
 11
steps, seems, time, seem, see
+55%
-45%
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" ...  Haven't had any issues yet and seems pretty accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  It works with a little green light and seems accurate to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and accurate to a good extent  ...  "
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" ...  Step count also seems accurate as I get similar numbers from Google Fit on my Galaxy S8+.  ...  "
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" ...  Step counting and number of stores climbed seem accurate  ...  "
Design
 11
like, design, look, feel, black
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Great looking fit bit watch.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I'm loving it has much more to offer it looks really nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a great feel and look.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the looks (black is bold to me)  ...  "
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" ...  Like the look, feel, and functions.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it's a pretty slick time piece.  ...  "
Price
 9
worth, price, total, time, product
+22%
-78%
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" ...  All told a total waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Would be a waste of money to invest in this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Total waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't waste your money on this product, I've had it for about a month now and the only thing I rely on it for is the time.  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of Money.  ...  "
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" ...  The pros are not worth the headache or the price .  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of money and time so far.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 8
black, times, resets, face, weeks
-100%
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" ...  Screen constantly blacked out causing resets. ... Now the screen has white lines through it that resets will not fix.  ...  "
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" ...  7. notice the face is scratch resistant  ...  "
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" ...  black screen, occasionally frown face.  ...  "
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" ...  My 2 had a cracked screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had it for 3 weeks and have dead pixels in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The Infamous black screen of death had to be replaced with a new one  ...  "
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" ...  The screen has gone black and stopped working at least fifteen times.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen goes black 4 times a day.  ...  "
For Running
 7
run, workout, watch, tap, recording
+29%
-71%
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" ...  There's been several times that I've been congratulated for my workout .  ...  "
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" ...  Apparently you need to press on the running man AGAIN to bring up start and then you tap on start and then finally it’s recording your run. ... Oh, and you have to tap it to make it stop recording your run.  ...  "
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" ...  The first time I wore the watch that I received (I say this because it could have been a flaw with my watch) while running for only 30 minutes the watch reported back that my average heart rate was about 165 (in the peak zone) for 27 minutes of the run and that I reached a 208 heart rate during this easy run.  ...  "
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" ...  Then the watch began running 4 minutes behind.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't run, my main 2 activities are biking and swimming and this is where this device falls short, big time  ...  "
Ease of Use
 7
easy to use, use, simple, sync, swipe
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I love all the features and the simple and easy to use settings.  ...  "
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" ...  it is easy to setup , sync flawlessly .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and accurate to a good extent  ...  "
As Gift
 7
watch, mom, looking, christmas, purchased
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Great Christmas Gift for mom  ...  "
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" ...  Received for a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect gift to help anyone start or continue on a fitness journey.  ...  "
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" ...  My SO asked for this as a gift, and it’s really a nice looking watch.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this as a Christmas gift for my mom because I loved the one I got myself soo much!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for a gift.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 7
phone, via, times, sync, many
+14%
-86%
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" ...  Won't stay connected to Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  I have so many troubles pairing with iPhone 6 S plus.  ...  "
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" ...  I can occasionally get then to sync, through some combination of rebooting phone, fitbit, bluetooth, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  turn your Bluetooth off and back on (nothing)  ...  "
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" ...  I reinstalled the app 4 times and was unable to get it to connect (despite other devices successfully synching with my phone via bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  During my walks/runs, the first issue I encountered was that it failed to connect to the phone's GPS via Bluetooth. ... I tried all the tricks (reboot, unpair/re-pair with the phone, etc.)  ...  "
Clock
 6
alarm, silent, date, change, waking
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Clock face has all the info .  ...  "
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" ...  When I received it, they have updated the clock faces!  ...  "
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" ...  alarm and weather tracking (if paired with the phone).  ...  "
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" ...  There was the issue of not having a clock face that also included a date, but fitbit has since fixed that issue.  ...  "
Lagging
 6
reset, nothing, yada, get
-100%
comment
" ...  But she didn't get the email nor did she get the 50 other reset requests.  ...  "
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" ...  I searched out the problem and found ways to restart or reset it but nothing worked.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't be reset.  ...  "
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" ...  I restarted it and factory reset it to no avail.  ...  "
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" ...  There is no way to restart it without plugging it in!  ...  "
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" ...  When I restart it, it doesn’t update the time .  ...  "
Features
 6
use, simple, easy to use
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  It has a few new features that I don’t use.  ...  "
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" ...  I love all the features and the simple and easy to use settings.  ...  "
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" ...  The features play together well.  ...  "
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" ...  Full of features.  ...  "
Floors
 5
walked, floors, even, tracking, step counting
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Not tracking sleep not accurately calculatibg stairs.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine counts flights of stairs when I haven’t even walked up stairs or a hill.  ...  "
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" ...  Don't even start on stairs.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
product, exchange
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Thanks for reading my review  ...  "
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" ...  I received this product on Friday.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been everything as advertised!  ...  "
Setup
 4
easy, sync
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  it is easy to setup , sync flawlessly .  ...  "
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" ...  I am almost 60 and not super tech savvy, and was able to set this up without having any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I can say that setup was easy and I didn't run into any error messages.  ...  "
Notifications
 4
get, text, time, phone, notification
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Not getting phone call notification.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this as it lead me to believe you could reply to text messages.  ...  "
Weight Tracking
 4
track, tracker, since, scales, keep
+100%
comment
" ...  I was able to go back and add my starting weight from March so that it showed my total weight loss rather than just what I lost since getting the tracker.  ...  "
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" ...  Great addition to keep track of your fitness goals.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a really good way to make sure you keep track of your goals.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
defective, returning, one
-100%
comment
" ...  The product is damaged  ...  "
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" ...  By the way, I doubt I got a once in a million defective unit because I bought two: one for me and one for my wife also, and that one it is exactly the same story  ...  "
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" ...  The first unit I received was completely DOA.  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 4
swipe, screen, much, hard
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  It is much easier with scrolling touch display.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is touch sensitive  ...  "
For Kids
 3
birthday, one
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought this for my husband for his birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter got one of these and loved it, so I ordered one for myself.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my mate for his birthday and he loves it.  ...  "
Controls
 3
swipe, light, hard
-100%
comment
" ...  Well now he buttons only function is as a back button, or to light up the face once it goes dark.  ...  "
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" ...  The haptic button never worked.  ...  "
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" ...  there is no button but there is an indentation, which act as button.  ...  "
Other
 3
-100%
comment
" ...  Also, don't buy this if you care about using the SpO2 sensor.  ...  "
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" ...  Not working properly and sensor are inaccurate and buggy.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall the device works OK, but be warned currently there is no readout for the oxygen sensor.  ...  "
Delivery
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Great product fast delivery, great pacaging  ...  "
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" ...  I received this product on Friday.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch was pre-ordered and delivered a day early which was nice.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
call, notifications, get, calls, notification
-100%
comment
" ...  It sometimes worked but Charge 3 still did not get phone call or message.  ...  "
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" ...  Not getting phone call notification.  ...  "
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" ...  It was hit and missing vibrating on notifications and phone calls.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
one, face, detached, big
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  7. notice the face is scratch resistant  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  1968.5 meters
Weight:  204.12 grams
Connectivity
GPS:  Yes 
1968.5 meters
SIZE
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GPS
204.12 grams
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