At Fitbit, I worked on the product design/mechanical engineering team for the Fitbit Charge 3. Charge 3 is an advanced fitness tracker with touch screen, NFC antenna, notifications, and more, and I was proud to follow this product from the concept phase through several prototyping builds in Asia. I was responsible for the mechanical design and validation of the battery, the NFC antenna, an injection molded component in the bands, and the altimeter.
In my role, I designed parts for a new product in Creo Parametric (CAD), validated my designs using FEA and tolerance analysis, and troubleshot issues to find solutions with our suppliers and manufacturers. I also worked closely with our cross-functional team: electrical engineers, RF/antenna engineers, tooling engineers, manufacturing engineers, reliability engineers, UX researchers, industrial designers, and operations.
In addition, I launched a mentorship program to facilitate career growth within the device engineering department. Participants have found the program rewarding and say they enjoy the opportunity to share knowledge across departments, support each others’ career growth, and form strong relationships.
As an intern at Fitbit, I worked on the Charge 2 (pictured above). I supported a prototyping build in Asia, learning about design for mass production and solving issues on the line. I also created test fixtures and technical drawings.