Monday, July 13, 2020

Fitbit Charge 3 review - one year later

Fitbit Charge 3 review

Most people wear fitness trackers to track their fitness; I obsessively wear my fitness tracker to track my sleep. I think it's because I just raised two toddlers from newborn to babies to very young people and in between that period, Madam had noooooo sleep at all.

So one year ago, I got myself a Fitbit Charge 3. I bought it from one of the electrical shops at The Gardens and it cost around RM600. I highly recommend the blue strap one with gold accent as it's looks much more stylish, but the black Charge 3 is quite versatile as well.

After the one year mark, my Fitbit Charge 3 strap actually broke in half while I was wearing it at home. What can I say, I am a klutz.

Luckily you can buy anything online right now, so despite the country being under Minimum Control Order due to Covid-19, I still managed to buy extra straps from Lazada for RM45 (for 3 straps)

Fitbit Charge 3 review

I'm still only using the purple one now because it's special. Then next year when this strap breaks I will use the blue one and then finally only when there's nothing left to wear I will wear the black strap.

I am so clumsy that somehow I even managed to scratch the surface of my Charge 3, but it's not obvious. It's fine because there's beauty in the patina.

I have brought the Fitbit Charge 3 swimming, running, climbing hills and I wear it to sleep every night. It's pretty low maintenance and I only have to charge it while I shower every few days. Sometimes I even forget to take it off when I shower and just wash myself while wearing it.

Fitbit Charge 3 review

Fitbit Charge 3 review

Fitbit Charge 3 review

So... how bad is my sleep situation?

Fitbit Charge 3 review

Surprisingly although I don't think I'm a good sleeper (my deep sleep averages 1 hour a night), fitbit is giving me very good sleeping scores. My average is 80+ whereas I read on Reddit that some people are averaging 60+ scores. The thing is, no one knows how the Fitbit app calculates the sleeping score.

There are other things I do to help me sleep better, like wearing a sleeping eye mask (when I remember) and getting foot rubs with a massager. I even switch my beloved coffee for decaffeinated tea before bedtime. If I can get an average sleep score of 90, I'll be happy! Because we should always try to do our best in everything we do, including sleep.

Also, I do miss waking up refreshed from a long deep sleep... maybe it's because I'm a parent now, I have somehow become a light sleeper.


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