Fitbit Charge 3 vs Charge 4 Special Edition - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Release DateThere are 2 years time between the releases of both products. The Fitbit Charge 3 was released in 2018. Consequently, the Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition from 2020 is newer.
WaterproofBoth, the Charge 3, as well as the Charge 4 Special Edition are waterproof, and have no further difference in this feature. Both Wearable can be used under water in depths of up to 50 m. The two devices can even track and record your swimming lanes.
BatteryThe battery of both products lasts the same with 7 days. Both devices take 2,0 hours to be fully charged.
GPSComparing the two Wearable, only the the Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition has integrated GPS. the Fitbit Charge 3 offers you the possibility to use Connected GPS. For that, your smartphone's GPS data are used, which means you'll have to carry your phone with you. A drawback to this is the accuracy of your location since your phone's signal can be lost at times.
Heart Rate Monitor
A fitness watch without a heart rate monitor is basically useless and not advisable to buy. That's because your heart rate is one of the key elements of different calculations. For example, many devices without a heart rate monitor claim to count your calories burned too. That number will hardly be right without having access to your heart rate.
Comparing the Fitbit Charge 3 and the Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition, both devices offer the heart rate monitor function and score in our books. On top of that, both will monitor your heart rate 24/7. Some devices only do that when you press a button, which is practically speaking rather useless.
Both devices come with the feature of tracking and recording how many floors you've walked. Generally, this means that the altitude differences get calculated and presented to you. Unfortunately, in many cases these numbers can be rather inaccurate.
Both Wearable offer you the possibility to record your sleep time. On top of that, they also allow you to do a sleep analysis.
Being able to change your fitness watch band is a great advantage. You'll only have to worry about the color of the device itself, and not the color or material of its accompanying watch band. For pretty much every device, you can get cheap watch bands that will fit your device. You can make use of this advantage with both devices of this comparison.
Getting call, text, or other notifications is a feature that both tools have. Often times, this feature is only possible with an Android device. iOS user can be left behind on this. Sending QuickReplies is not an option for either one of the two devices.
The interface, or the dial of your watch, can be changed with both, the Fitbit Charge 3 , and the Fitbit Charge 4 Special Edition.
Contactless payment is a highly useful and more in demand than ever technology. Many Wearable already offer it. Being able to do this from your wrist is even more convenient than using your smartphone or a credit card. There's a difference here between the two products, as only the Charge 4 Special Edition enables you to pay contactless. The Charge 3 works with Fitbit Pay.