The first leaked renders of the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker appeared earlier this month and suggested that some significant changes have been made to this new device. There has now been a new leak which not only brings us additional renders of the Fitbit Charge 3 but also reveals some specifics. Unlike its predecessor, the Fitbit Charge 3 will have a full touchscreen display.
The full touchscreen interface is undoubtedly a major improvement for this device. Its predecessors had a tap screen which could be used to tap your way through the interface but it wasn’t a good use experience. The full touchscreen will offer additional functionality while also improving the ease of use.
A feature previously limited to smartwatches like the Fitbit Ionic and Versa will be present on the Fitbit Charge 3 as well. Quick Reply will let users send quick messages in response to incoming calls and text messages. This feature will only work when the band is being used with an Android device.
The Fitbit Charge 3 will also reportedly be swim-proof and water resistant at up to 50 meters of depth. It’s the first time that the Charge series from Fitbit will have a 5ATM water resistance rating.
Fitbit may also offer a Special Edition of the Charge 3 which will have an NFC chip that lets users make mobile payments through Fitbit Pay. Just like the regular edition, it won’t have a built-in GPS.
No word as yet on when this wearable device will be launched and how much it’s going to cost.