The long-anticipated Fitbit Charge 3 is available from today. You can pick it up at Fitbit.com, in retail partners stores worldwide and Amazon. The company has also announced its Fitbit Labs Sleep Score beta program will open for enrolment starting next month.
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Smartwatches may be all the rage at the moment, but fitness bands are still selling well. And when it comes to the latter, Fitbit is still the king.
The company’s latest fitness band was announced in late August. Fitbit has taken its best selling tracker, and made it even better. The new device comes with a better screen, water-proofing, 7 days battery life, smart features, a new SpO2 sensor and more.
Up to now you could only pre-order the Charge 3. However, as of today the device is shipping and you can pick it up in stores or order it online for immediate delivery. If you’re interested in the Special Edition with Fitbit Pay, the wait will be a little longer. The NFC enabled version will be introduced later this year.
The San Francisco outfit also wants to jump in bed with you by launching a brand new sleep app. The company says its Labs Sleep Score beat program will open for enrolment to qualifying Fitbit users starting in November.
Those that are part of the beta will get insights on how sleep patterns are contributing to their overall health. The app will provide a nightly ‘quality of rest’ score ranging from 0 to 100. Users will also get tips and insights on how to improve their sleep.
The app will also utilize the relative SpO2 sensor. This will be the first time Fitbit makes use of the technology which can also be found on Versa and Ionic. The sensor measures oxygen levels in the blood and could potentially be used to identify more serious medical conditions such as sleep apnea.
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