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Fitbit Charge 3 review: A month with the best and least interesting tracker

Fitbit Charge 3 review: A month with the best and least interesting tracker

I have a rule about Fitbits: I don’t review them — really review them, not just “review” them — until I’ve used the new product for at least a month. Why? Because every time I’ve done so in the past I’ve been burned by some underappreciated feature (good!) or errant bug (bad!) that only crops up with experience — and time.

The Charge 3 is the culmination of the category Fitbit all but started nearly a decade ago: the tracker. It’s simple and does a few things really well, but it’s limited by design. It’s the reason Fitbit has sold millions of these things — people just want to count their steps and track their sleep and maybe get their notifications, but not a whole lot more.