Price: €139

Irish Independent - Business Week - - TECHNOLOGY -

IF a slim, fit­ness-friendly de­vice with a rea­son­able amount of ba­sic smart func­tions is your aim, Fit­bit’s Charge 3 is ex­cel­lent.

While its core func­tion­al­ity is mea­sur­ing steps and sleep, with full re­port­ing and the abil­ity to syn­chro­nise with a num­ber of com­mon run­ning of fit­ness apps, this also has so­cial and SMS mes­sag­ing alerts.

But it doesn’t go over the top on it, as it’s pri­mar­ily a text-based de­vice.

Be­cause it’s a rel­a­tively slim, mono­tone de­vice, it has a de­cent bat­tery life of around five to six days.

There’s also a pre­mium ver­sion of the gad­get (which costs €20 ex­tra) that now sup­ports Fit­bit Pay (though that’s only use­ful if you hap­pen to bank with KBC or AIB).

So with this, you’ll have your ba­sics cov­ered and a rea­son­able amount of ex­tras at a price that hope­fully won’t kill your bud­get.

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