Can you wear Fitbit Charge 3 in the shower?
Best answer: You bet ya! The Charge 3 is completely waterproof up to 50 meters so you could even take it swimming.Amazon: Fitbit Charge 3 ($130)
Why the Fitbit Charge 3?
Fitbit has long been a leader in the world of fitness trackers and the Charge 3 is one of their latest wearables. Even though it's not quite a full-fledged smartwatch, it's still pretty impressive in its own right. In addition to the standard call and text notifications, you can now get notifications from all the third party apps in your phone as well.
Another big hardware change is the full-fledged touch screen. While the Charge 2 was a mix of tapping on the display to cycle screens and hardware buttons to make selections, the Charge 3 is all touch screen with one inductive button on the side which acts as a wake and back button.
On the health and fitness front, the Charge 3 brings a host of new features including sleep tracking. Coupled with an almost seven-day battery life, the sleep tracking on the Charge 3 will allow you to collect quite a bit of sleep data before needing a recharge. In addition to sleep tracking, there are also improvements to the workout tracking, including 15 different workouts pre-loaded onto the device. One of the smartest features is that the band can now automatically detect when you've started a workout, when you've paused, and when you've stopped your workout, meaning there are fewer distractions for your during your workout.
One of the biggest improvements is the waterproofing. The Charge 2 was listed as "splash resistant" while the Charge 3 is full-on waterproof up to 50 meters so you can have no worries taking it into the shower or tub. It's actually designed to be able to track your swim workout while you're in the pool which is a pretty welcome feature for the swimmers among us. Essentially, as long as you're not looking to take this thing scuba diving, you'll be alright. The only downside is that it's not rated for open water so make sure you stick to your local pools.
Third time's the charm.
The Fitbit Charge 3 is a marked improvement over its predecessor and is a pretty compelling entrant to the world of fitness trackers. Best of all, it's now completely waterproof so you can shower or bathe with it without a problem. If you're looking for something to track your workouts, this should definitely be on your list.
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