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Fitbit's Charge 3 can contain a full touchscreen and new smartwatch-like features



Fitbit's reputed Charge 3 fitness band can contain some upgrades taken directly from the company's smartwatch work. Android Authority says it got leaked images of the device that shows the portable new touchscreen and physical transformation. The new display, which used to be barely enabled, could handle some smartwatch features, such as Quick Response, which allows users to send messages when they receive a call or text. The feature is already available on Fitbits Ionic and Versa watches and would probably only work with Android devices. The charging 3 can also be insufficient and water resistant according to the report.

Android Authority also reported that Fitbit will launch a special edition model that includes an NFC chip to make payments over Fitbit Pay. Like charging 2, the new model will not contain a built-in GPS; Instead, it will require a parade smartphone for training.


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Fitbit has focused on its smartwatches in the past year, but it seems that the company is ready to upgrade its classical laptops. The company announced its latest earnings and said that smartwatches accounted for 55 percent of revenue, although CEO James Park said he expects traditional trackers to sell well due to health initiatives and trackers for children. The company launched its first child-friendly tracker earlier this year. Charge 2 came out 2016 so it could definitely use an update.


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