Fitbit Charge 3 leak confirm a few details

Charge 3 leak ahead of released at the IFA 2018

More leaks have surfaced of the up and coming Fitbit Charge 3 via Andriod Authority which gives us more information on the new fitness tracker specs and what to expect when it is released later this year.

MUST READ  More details on the Garmin Fenix 6 Series

The most significant update to the Charge line is that the Charge 3 will likely have a complete touchscreen interface. Previous models had tap screens that allowed you to tap around the interface and it should work in the same way as the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa.

Charge 3 specs

ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC (Special Editions)
Connected GPS
Activities TrackedActivity/inactivity, calories burned, distance traveled, heart rate, sleep quality, sleep time, stairs climbed, steps taken, pace
Water Resistance5ATM (water resistant up to 50m of depth)
Battery Life7 days (advertised)
Dimensions and weight246.88 x 11.93 x 21.59mm
29.94 grams


According to the information received by Andriod Authority, the Charge 3 will be swim-proof and water resistant at up to 50 meters of depth, so expect to see swimming fitness tracking in the fitness band.

The Charge 3 will also come in 2 editions, with one being a  “Special Edition” of the Fitbit Charge 3 that features an NFC chip for making wireless payments via Fitbit Pay. This was the same with the Versa along with different special edition bands.

Whilst these details are still unconfirmed, it looks like there is no built-in GPS, even in the Special Edition. In order to use GPS functions, you’ll have to have your smartphone with you and tethered to the Charge 3. This is very disappointing if it is the case, but I suspect Fitbit has done this to keep the battery life at a reasonable level.

In terms of colours, the current leaked images show a White and a Rose Gold lavendar band but expect more colours when the Charge 3 is finally released.

Other than that, all the basic fitness band functions seem to be here, like heart rate monitoring, exercise/workout tracking, sleep tracking, etc. There’s also support for interchangeable bands.

Charge 3 release and price

No word on the pricing for the Fitbit Charge 3, but an unconfirmed report via a Canadian retailer suggested a price tag of 199 Canadian dollars. This works out to about $150 US dollars.

In terms of release, the current thinking is the fitness tracker will be announced at the IFA 2018, but keep checking back for more information.

Support Active JR

Subscribe to the Active JR

Leave a comment or ask a question

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Jon Ratcliffe
I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles. I cover Wearables, tech and smart home. My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.

Subscribe to Active JR social Channels


Latest Reviews