Fitbit Charge 3 Issues, and Other Watches

I have tried a handful of fitness watches, from the Apple 1 watch(fun but missed the mark for me on a few things) to a Garmin Forerunner (so big)to the Fitbit watches, starting with the Tracker. Most recently I got the new Charge 3 as it tracked so many more things and auto tracked exercises (runs and walks longer than 15 minutes). It has a larger display, it’s waterproof (my Apple 1 was not), and you only charge it one time per week on average (again my Apple watch was daily).

Garmin:

Apple:

Fitbit:

 

 

Downside is that it does not store music, and had no GPS, so if you do not have your phone then you are missing out on these.

 

A more recent downside is that the watch just stops working for some reason, and I am on my second Charge 3. It just something that happens from what I read, you need to reset it to get it to come back, and that doesn’t fix it all the time.

 

Here is what they had me do:

 

  • Plug the device into the charging cable.
  • While the device is plugged into the charging cable, hold the button down for 15 seconds.
  • Remove your finger from button. Note: Device won’t have a smiley face icon and should be off with a black screen.
  • Remove the device from the charging cable.
  • Plug the device into the charging cable again.
  • The smiley face icon appears on the screen.

 

So while it did fix my second watch, I have spent over $300 in the last 7 months on Fitbit watches, just to track my runs.

 

I have read that other issues are happening, I and I am not sure what to do next as I want a watch that tracks runs/walks, has a charge longer than a day, and is waterproof. Let me know if you have any ideas on a good replacement.

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