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Review: Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch

Many people consider the FitBit Surge to be one of the very best wearables on the market today. That’s especially true for extremely active people who want to take control of long workouts. Just because you are a more casual exerciser, though, doesn’t mean that this activity tracker isn’t right for you. It has some very unique features that make it useful for practically anyone.

Since this is FitBit’s top-of-the-line device, we went over it carefully and had several people give it a try. Since we talked to both experts and laymen, their feedback should help you decide whether the Surge is the right watch for you.

It’s a little more expensive than other FitBit products. The extra money, however, gives you a ton of useful features that you wont’ find in other activity trackers. Considering that you are investing in a device that you can use for years to come, the extra $15 to $50 that you spend on it really isn’t that much.

Top Features

This is such a great fitness tracker that we have a difficult time deciding which features stand out as the best. After talking to several owners, we found that the features people mentioned over and over included the watch’s:

  • Ability to switch between different types of activities instantly
  • PurePulse heart rate monitor (not requiring a chest strap is a huge bonus!)
  • Smart notifications that will keep you focused on your workouts
  • It’s ability to connect to a smartphone to get call and text notifications

Owners also talked a lot about this FitBit’s battery. If you have ever used a GPS watch before, you know that they usually can’t keep a charge for more than a day. Some of us have seen them give out during ultra marathons. There aren’t that many people who run such long distances, but those who do need a device that can keep up with them for multiple days of activity.

Potential Drawbacks

Some people complain that the FitBit Surge is too bulky for their wrists. That’s probably true if you have very small wrists or hands. There are multiple sizes, though, so this could just be the result of people buying the wrong option.


PROS:
  • See their average pace during workouts
  • See if they are reaching their set pace throughout workouts
  • Analyze performance to see what areas they need to focus on
  • Save and track data so you can see how you improve over time

CONS:
  • Size (might be a bit bulky for small wrists)


What’s Unique About the FitBit Surge Fitness Superwatch

What really makes the FitBit Surge unique is that it includes a few features that you won’t find on many other activity trackers, especially ones that are sold for $250 or less.

The GPS tracking feature is one of the best ways to make sure you get as much as you can from your workouts. If you run, ride a bike, or do any other type of exercise that focuses on distance and speed, then you have to have an accurate GPS watch.

By using GPS, you can get extremely accurate data on your performance. It’s extremely helpful for people who want to:

  • See their average pace during workouts
  • See if they are reaching their set pace throughout workouts
  • Analyze performance to see what areas they need to focus on
  • Save and track data so you can see how you improve over time

A lot of activity trackers try to approximate these features. Some of them do it pretty well. To really improve your performance, though, you need the most accurate data that you can get. That means owning this version of the FitBit.

FitBit Surge Prices

The FitBit Surge Fitness Superwatch retails for about $250. Realistically, though, it doesn’t take much research to find a seller that will charge you a lower price. We’ve seen it sold for as little as $220, which makes it just barely more expensive than the Charge HR, which, although it’s a great product, doesn’t have nearly as many features.

Conclusion

The FitBit Surge Fitness Superwatch stands out as one of the best products on the market. If you’re serious about collecting data and improving performance, it’s the right choice for you.

Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large

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$215.00 249.95
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Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Small

$219.85 300.00
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Last update was in: May 25, 2017 5:34 am

For more information check out our full write up: http://techimperatives.com/the-top10/top-10-the-awesomeness-of-fitness-devices-2016/

8.5 Total Score
Very good!

The FitBit Surge Fitness Superwatch stands out as one of the best products on the market. If you’re serious about collecting data and improving performance, it’s the right choice for you.

Design
9
Perfomance
9
Display
9.5
Battery
8.5
Price
8
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