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Is the Fitbit Charge 3 Good for Cycling?

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Is the Fitbit Charge 3 Good for Cycling?

Best answer: The Fitbit Charge 3 is great for cycling, both outdoor and stationary, thanks to manual exercise tracking.Fitbit: Fitbit Charge 3 (opens in new tab) ($150)

The Fitbit Charge 3 is great for cycling and much more

Fitbit trackers have long been excellent for tracking your daily step count, as well as floors climbed, and they've only become better at tracking other exercises as well. If you're an avid cyclist, the Charge 3 is great for tracking your outdoor bike rides, and it's also perfect for monitoring your spin class.

In fact, the Fitbit Charge 3 has 19 trackable exercises built in. All you have to do is select one before starting your workout and the Charge 3 will do the rest.

Another great aspect of Fitbit's health tracking is the PurePulse heart rate monitor, which provides detailed heart rate information. Along with specific cycling tracking, it helps paint a better overall picture of your fitness level.

The Fitbit Charge 3 has automatic exercise detection

If you're going for an outdoor bike ride and don't feel like tapping through the available exercises on your Fitbit Charge 3, the good news is that you don't have to. The Fitbit Charge 3 features Fitbit's "SmartTrack," which automatically recognizes walking, running, aerobic workouts, elliptical workouts, sports (in general), swimming, and outdoor biking,

Mick is a staff writer who's as frugal as they come, so he always does extensive research (much to the exhaustion of his wife) before making a purchase. If it's not worth the price, Mick ain't buying.