Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch Large Blue
Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch
Fitbit Surge is the fitness tracker that has so many new features, the start-up company behind it calls it a "superwatch".
It has a full eight sensors, the 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, GPS, heart rate monitor and a touchscreen mono display with backlight.
- The MEMS 3-axis accelerometer measures motion patterns to determine your steps taken, distance travelled, active minutes, and calories burned.
- An altimeter that measures floors climbed to push you to take a more challenging route on your next walk or run.
- It can record multi-sport activities such as running, cross-training, hiking and cardio/strength workouts, and let users see comprehensive summaries with tailored metrics, workout intensity based on heart rate and calories burned.
- Surge features Fitbit's proprietary PurePulse optical heart-rate technology, which uses safe LED lights on the underside of the wristband to detect blood volume and capillary-size changes under pressure.
- Built-in GPS enable to track runs without the need to take your smartphone along.
As for smartphones notifications, it enable incoming call alerts, missed calls and text messages.
Smartphone music control is on offer, but only during workouts. The display shows track info and you can skip, play and pause using the physical buttons.
The Surge has a 7-day battery life while using the GPS frequently shortened battery life to three days.
It can be submerged to 10 metres which means it is wearable around household sinks, while playing sports and while swimming in shallow water. However, it is recommended that it shouldn't be worn while bathing, snorkeling or scuba diving.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
Fitbit Surge measures 34mm wide, and its display uses much of this space, measuring 24.36mm by 20.88mm with a watch-like strap and buckle. It is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
The Surge is available in three colours: Black, Blue, and Tangerine.
Sizes available are small band: 14 - 16cm and large band: 16 - 20cm.