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Swim, Pay, Party: Fitbit Charge 3 (S$238) Comes To Singapore

With 35 million units shipped globally, Fitbit’s Charge family is its most popular. The Charge 3 is the latest in line, and brings several game-changing features that will ensure greater utility across a wider range of usage cases and user preferences.

The Fitbit Charge 3 in Graphite Aluminium and Black band. Image: Ian Ling

Now swim-proof up to 50M, the Charge 3 can follow you into the shower or the pool. Its strong and lightweight construction out of aerospace-grade aluminium and Gorilla Glass 3 allows users to forget about it.

The inductive button (first ever on a wearable) and large responsive touchscreen OLED display on the Charge 3 work together for intuitive and responsive user experience. It also automatically recognises different types of exercises like runs, swims and sports, logging your activities through the Fitbit app. Auto pause and stop also means users can concentrate on their workout and surroundings without having to worry about accurately logging their sessions.

The Fitbit Charge 3 in Black and Graphite Aluminium Case, with sensor array and inductive button (divot on right side) visible. Image: Fitbit

Through connected GPS via your Android, iOS (or even Windows) smartphone, the Fitbit Charge 3 wirelessly syncs to provide realtime pace and distance information.

More than 15 exercise modes allow real time goal-based tracking, with options like run, bike, swim, yoga, circuit training and more. Calorie burn information is also available throughout the day, enabling you to 

With the large display, personalised guidance, reminders, and stats are instantly accessed with Fitbit Today. Additional information like weather is available through applications. Users can also accept or reject calls from their Charge 3, and Android users can even access quick replies.

Fitbit Charge 3 Graphite Black with Horween Leather band displays notifications. Image: Fitbit

NFC on board the Charge 3 enables it to feature Fitbit Pay, bringing compatibility with OCBC and UOB here in Singapore. By tokenising Visa and MasterCard, Fitbit Pay provides convenience without taking a cut of the transactions.

Implementing the latest sensors from the Versa and Ionic on board, the Charge 3 monitors heart rate 24/7 for greater insight into calorie burn and health trends. 

Despite such a wide array of capabilities, the Charge 3 at 7 hours is still able to outdo the 5 hours battery life of the Charge 2.

From Fitbit Charge 3 is available in these configurations: (left to right) Black with Graphite case, Blue Grey with Rose Gold case, and Special Editions White Frost Sport Band with Graphite case and Lavender Woven with Rose Gold case. Special editions come with an additional black band, additional bands are available separately. Image: Fitbit

This all-new look was designed with modern users in mind. A wide variety of watch faces complement a wide range of strap options. These are all easily interchangeable within seconds at a push of a button.

The Charge 3 is available in baseline models (SGD 238) Black with Graphite Aluminium or Blue Grey with Rose Gold Aluminium, or in two special editions (SGD 268) – Lavender Woven with Rose Gold Aluminium or White Frost Sport Band with Graphite Aluminium.

Additional band options include well-ventilated Silicone Sport Bands (SGD 39.90) in Black, Orchid, Carmine or Navy, and Woven Heathered Bands (SGD 49.90) in Charcoal and Periwinkle. For those who demand the most polished of looks, there are Horween Leather bands (SGD 69.90) in Midnight Blue and Plum.

Fitbit Charge 3 in Midnight Blue and Plum Horween Leather bands. Image: Fitbit

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

One thought on “Swim, Pay, Party: Fitbit Charge 3 (S$238) Comes To Singapore

  1. Ash

    I think you made an error on the battery life stating it in ‘hours’ instead of days!!

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