Top positive review
Its a new Fitbit and works flawlessly. No sync issues
14 October 2018
I was a bit concerned after reading all the negative reviews about "sync" issues and "erratic" Bluetooth connectivity. Maybe it was a firmware issue that caused problems for the rest. I must say that I got mine 2 days ago and from setup to usage, it works absolutely fine. Actually it works the same way my old Fitbit Charge 2 used to.
The notifications are better than the charge 2.
The screen is larger than the charge 2.
The touchscreen is so much more responsive than the charge 2.
The vibration is stronger than the charge 2.
The new wrist band is a lot better than the charge 2. Easy to remove and install. Much comfortable too.
Battery life is a lot better too. Still showing nearly full battery after a day of use. Should last a week as it says but still need to see.
It can be used for swimming +++. The charge 2 couldn't.
None that I found. It's an entry level Fitbit that works better than previous versions. Should you upgrade? Yes, in my opinion but the charge 2 is still quite capable.
Reading someone's review which complained about the charge 2 USB adapter not compatible with charge 3. Why should it be and you're getting a USB cable adapter in the box with the new one so why moan?
Someone also said it doesn't track exercises like cycling for instance. The charge 2 didn't either. Think about it, you're sitting with your hands holding the handles 80% of the time in a spin class. It's an "activity" tracker, not a mind reader. It's always better to start an activity manually so that it's tracked properly. I used to let the charge 2 automatically track my elliptical exercise and it used to work fine, even though it wouldn't properly record the time I started the activity(could be up to 5 mins of difference) but your heart rate tells the story and calorie burns would still be tracked. Still need to test the charge 3 in this scenario but as I said, it's not a mind reader so manually start and stop your activities for better tracking.
It's quite easy for people to say that a product is rubbish without thinking about the time and effort that goes into developing it given that it's from a technology company with skillful engineers. Critisicm is something else but people should appreciate good technology.