Activity trackers continue to get better and better, and the Fitbit Charge 3 offers some nice improvements from the popular Charge 2 model. Let's start with the most noticeable change: a brighter and larger touchscreen that's easier to read. This is especially nice for runners who want to read measurements during a run. The screen is also simpler to use for accessing the calendar and weather apps.
In terms of monitoring your movement, Fitbit gained notoriety for tracking steps, but the latest editions now feature continuous heart-rate monitoring, automatic exercise recognition (just start running!), sleep tracking, and storage capacity for seven days of motion data. Access more than 15 different exercise modes to help you track activities like biking, swimming, yoga and circuit training, and a dashboard makes it easy to register and monitor your fitness goals. Runners can also connect to a smartphone for real-time pace and distance measurements.
Perhaps best of all, a full week of battery life means that you aren't continually worrying about charging it, as is the case with some smartwatches. If you are serious about your fitness goals this summer, the Fitbit Charge 3 is a great way to monitor your progress.