Quick responses, call accept/reject, and Fitbit Pay are included in the Fitbit Charge 3 update

Despite the device’s being on sale for more than a month, Fitbit is releasing a firmware upgrade that adds a few claimed but unreleased capabilities. This includes the option to accept or decline calls, rapid replies, and Fitbit Pay.

swift response

The Quick Reply function for Android users is arguably the most eagerly anticipated of the bunch. Users may send one of five pre-populated short replies to texts and applications like Twitter, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and Line using this, just like with Ionic and Versa. Additionally, users will be able to post their own replies, as long as they don’t exceed 60 characters.

On devices connected to Android phones running Android 7.0 or later, Quick Replies are presently accessible. Only notifications from the Fitbit app, such as messages, cheers, taunts, and friend requests, can be responded to on devices connected to an iPhone.

Refuse or accept calls

Quick answers, the option to accept or reject phone calls, and a Fitbit PayFirmware update (1.44.33) are all included in the Fitbit Charge 3 update. Simply hit the checkmark on the Charge 3 screen to answer an incoming call. Tap the X icon to reject a call or put the caller on hold.

iWatch Pay

Finally, if you bought the Special Edition Fitbit Charge 3, you may now use its NFC chip to make mobile payments. More than 100 banks across 18 countries currently support Fitbit Pay. The Fitbit app’s Wallet area is where everything is controlled. You can adjust payment methods, add or remove payment cards, create a default card, check recent purchases, and add or remove payment cards here.

The fact that Fitbit is introducing these functionalities is wonderful news. The Fitbit app’s dynamic health insights and the free version of Sleep Score are still absent.

The latter gives you in-depth insights into your sleep habits and explains how your sleep habits affect your general health. To provide a nightly score ranging from 0 to 100 so you can quickly see how well you slept, this also makes use of the relative SpO2 sensor. In the future, medical disorders like sleep apnea might be detected with the SpO2 sensor.

Want to sleep better? The new Fitbit app may be useful

All users installing Charge 3 for the first time can presently download the 1.33.33 update. Others can anticipate receiving it soon. Open the smartphone app, select Charge 3, select Settings, and then scroll down to About to see what version you are using.


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