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Does the Fitbit Charge 3 use the same charger as its predecessor?
The Fitbit Charge 3 will arrive on October 7th and can be preordered now. Every time Fitbit upgrades one of its trackers you can expect tons of improvements and features that make the experience worthy of an upgrade. Unfortunately, you can also expect to deal with a brand new cable. For those wondering if the Fitbit Charge 3 will utilize the same cable as the Fitbit Charge 2, no such luck.
The Fitbit Charge 3 charger once again is different from the cables used by older members of the Charge line. For those that tend to lose cables, you’re probably going to want to buy a spare Fitbit Charge 3 charger. As someone who is extremely good at not finding things, I can tell you that I replaced my Charge HR cable at least two times and each time I was stuck waiting a few days for it to ship to me.
Even if you aren’t as pathetic at keeping your stuff from vanishing as I am, you never know when a cable might get damaged so save yourself a time and get a spare.
Should I get my Fitbit 3 Charge charger replacement from Fitbit directly?
This is certainly the easiest way to get it, though some brick-and-mortar locations like Best Buy will also carry the official charging cable. At $20, it’s not exactly cheap but that’s pretty standard for Fitbit.
Don’t care about official cables? If you are simply looking for a cheap replacement, history shows Amazon is the way to go. Various Fitbit devices have 3rd party cables listed around $5-$10. Of course, you are also taking a risk they won’t work as well. The bad news is that there are no 3rd party Fitbit Charge 3 charger cables at the moment but we’ll update this post with options once they hit… likely shortly after the 7th.
Pro tip: Sick of ditching cables with every generation but can’t live without the last tracker? We highly recommend checking out Garmin’s line-up. While there are a few models that have special cables that are model specific, the majority of their products use the same cable, and you can find the full compatibility list here.