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06-01-2019, 08:56   #1
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Fitbit Charge 3

Bought fitbit charge 3 from Dixons at Dublin Airport for €119, regular price €149
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19-01-2019, 18:28   #2
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Biggest heap of ****e I ever bought
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Biggest heap of ****e I ever bought
Ha ha brilliant
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Bought this for my wife & gave her the opportunity to select other Fitbits or other manufacturers.

She stuck to the Charge 3.

It seems that there is a problem with them whereby they lose connectivity to the phone.
They then need their cache/memory cleared via the watch display.
Once done it's back to normal operations (until next week).

My suggestion is to clear the cache on the phone every 5 days.
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20-01-2019, 15:37   #5
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Ya got one for myself and herself. Both keep getting black screen.. have to hard reset everytime.. very annoying
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20-01-2019, 15:40   #6
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I gave my one back after numerous faults with it, I got a Garmin one now instead so far so good. I don’t think I’ll ever get a Fitbit again, screen issues, connection, the strap.... only had it a week or two and it was faulty
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Any time I get a sync issue, I restart the app on the phone seems to fix it.


Fairly annoying considering they are not exactly cheap either.
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22-01-2019, 12:56   #8
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Any time I get a sync issue, I restart the app on the phone seems to fix it.


Fairly annoying considering they are not exactly cheap either.
Yeah, I've seen the sync issue myself and a reboot of the phone fixes it. It's a bit strange.
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22-01-2019, 16:31   #9
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I had one of their other devices, after 7 replacements I gave up. It looked great but I was unreasonable an wanted it to work
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I had a charge 2 for a year and got a charge 3 this Christmas and both have worked fine for me.
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30-01-2019, 15:45   #11
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Bought one myself on Saturday, worked great first two days.
Went to work on Monday and as I was sitting at my desk working away after two hours I got a notification that I had done 5000 steps, I would have been lucky if I did over 600 from getting out of bed into the car and into the office. By the end of the day I had over 10.000 in work alone.
Brought it back yesterday to DID and got a replacement, all was working well until this morning and the same happened again currently have over 7500 steps from sitting at a desk!
Stay well clear from them.
Oh and as for the Fitbit customer service. One of the most ignorant bunch of Ba@@ards I have ever dealt with
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Oh and as for the Fitbit customer service. One of the most ignorant bunch of Ba@@ards I have ever dealt with
They're probably sick of dealing with all of the issues from their shoddy devices.

I bought someone a Fitbit a year or two ago (against my advice, told them they should be getting a Garmin). They had to return it twice, I think the third time it broke they just cut their losses.
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30-01-2019, 16:07   #13
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Customer service are a joke tbh. My gf had one aswel, her one was replaced twice but unlike mine the 2nd time her one lasted a bit longer, 5 days in fact last warranty and customer service couldn’t do anything about it!

All they could offer me was 5% off there website, when I said they are actually 10-15% cheaper in my local shops they said have a think about it and hung up.

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Bought one myself on Saturday, worked great first two days.
Went to work on Monday and as I was sitting at my desk working away after two hours I got a notification that I had done 5000 steps, I would have been lucky if I did over 600 from getting out of bed into the car and into the office. By the end of the day I had over 10.000 in work alone.
Brought it back yesterday to DID and got a replacement, all was working well until this morning and the same happened again currently have over 7500 steps from sitting at a desk!
Stay well clear from them.
Oh and as for the Fitbit customer service. One of the most ignorant bunch of Ba@@ards I have ever dealt with
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CS. Must be gone down hill. They replaced my strap handy enoght. Just took pictures and sent receipt. Was replaced.

GF got Charge 3 and seems to be alright. My Blaze is going strong 2 years now and the scales seems alright I suppose.

If I was getting another I would maybe try Garmin.
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I had a Charge as well, same issues - connectivity and syncing was sh*te so I sent it back.
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