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Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge
alaScore 89

6405 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6405 reviews of Fitbit Surge. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Fitbit Surge is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fitbit Surge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Fitbit Surge from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super WatchFitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super Watch

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fitbit Surge

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2409 user reviews of Fitbit Surge from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, LargeFitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Fitbit Surge review

 

The Fitbit Surge was one of the first watches to include all-day fitness tracking, GPS, smartphone notifications and an optical heart-rate sensor. But a lot has changed since it was first announced in 2014 . The competition has since caught up to...

The Fitbit Surge has an always-on display, all-day fitness and heart-rate tracking, and GPS to track a variety of activities. Fitbit's software is still one of our favorites and has the largest social base.

The design feels old and clunky. It can't be worn while swimming or when in the shower. The heart rate data isn't accurate and notifications are limited to text messages and calls.

The only GPS-capable Fitbit will appeal to casual runners, but more serious athletes should look elsewhere.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Pilkington (digitaltrends.com)

Fitbit Surge review

 

The market may be swelling, but Fitbit's Surge still rides high.

The Fitbit Surge is far from perfect, but it remains one of the most complete fitness trackers on the market. It has a range of options for a range of activities while offering users continuous heart rate and GPS – features that you don’t typically see...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Fitbit Surge review: a top-notch tracker with a flawed design

 

The Surge solves some of Fitbit's problems with better food and sleep tracking, while adding GPS and heart rate monitoring to the mix. But its bulky, utilitarian design and high price will limit its appeal.

GPS and heart rate monitoring are welcome additions ; Fitbit finally solved its sleep-tracking problem ; Food database is robust and easy to use

Design is better suited for the gym than the office ; Slightly bulky body and strap ; Pricey for an activity tracker, even one with GPS

Here's the thing about the Surge: I kind of ended up liking it. It does a ton of different things, some of them quite well. It's a serviceable running watch, a good activity tracker and a surprisingly robust sleep monitor. The problem is: I just don't...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Fitbit Surge

 

The Surge is less of a direct shot across Apple Watch's bow and more of a souped-up fitness tracker that provides minimal notifications from your...

Constant and mostly accurate heart rate monitoring gives a more complete picture of overall fitness, and allows for more accurate calorie-burning estimates. Touchscreen interactions are intuitive and swift. Automatic syncing with Fitbit app over...

Not waterproof. No built-in cycling activity monitoring. Bluetooth Classic notifications take extra toll on smartphone battery. Trouble measuring high heart rates

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Fitbit Surge ( blue, large)

 

As a lifelong runner, I was excited when I first got my hands on the device, but I have since discovered that it's far from perfect. I found the fitness features to be rather basic and the notifications were too limited compared to the other...

The Fitbit Surge has an always-on display, vibration for a silent alarm, automatic sleep-tracking, all-day heart rate and GPS to track runs.

The watch is big and bulky. It can't be worn while swimming or when in the shower. The accuracy of the heart rate is questionable when working out and there's no feedback or coaching features. Battery life could be better and notifications are limited...

All-day heart-rate tracking is a step in the right direction, but the smart features aren't nearly smart enough and the fitness side of the Surge is too basic to justify the higher price.

Feb, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Surge

 

With continuous heart rate monitoring, GPS, and broad appeal, the Fitbit Surge is the best all-day fitness tracker to date.

Continuous heart rate monitoring. Built-in GPS. Comfortable, secure fit. Tracks new activities like hiking, yoga, and weight-lifting workouts. Excellent app and easy syncing. Supports incoming texts and call notifications. Accurate.

Limited push notifications. Moderately large. Not waterproof for swimming. Below average battery life with GPS enabled. Charger not interchangeable with other Fitbits.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Fitbit Surge Review

 

If you haven't noticed, Fitbit has been somewhat busy of late, evident by the trio of new products they've recently announced. First up was their most affordable new offering in the Fitbit Charge, then followed by the heart rate sensor packing Fitbit...

Multi-sport functionality ; Built-in GPS ; Automatic sleep tracking ; Display grants us access to data directly on the unit ; Fitbit app delivers comprehensive & meaningful data

Design is a bit clunky looking ; 250 cost is just insanely expensive ; Not entirely water proof

Okay, we’ll admit that the Fitbit Surge kind of lives up to its claim of being a “fitness super watch.” Hardcore fitness buffs will absolutely fall in love with the comprehensive offering of the Surge, allowing them to specify workout routines for...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Gourlay (tweaktown.com)

Fitbit Surge GPS Fitness Super Watch Review

 

The wearable tech sector continues to grow and market leader Fitbit continues to pump up its range of activity tracking devices with more advancements.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Samuel Huang (gstylemag.com)

Fitbit Surge – How I’m Getting Myself Healthy and Fit [Review]

 

I've waited a long time to get a Fitbit. I had spent a good portion of last year trying to decide which activity tracker to get and when I thought I'd found the one I wanted, Fitbit went and announced the Fitbit Surge and Charge HR . I didn't want a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (chipchick.com)

Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch Review

 

Watch out: Fitness band gone smart! Fitbit just released the latest and greatest in tech, the Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch. This wristband has most of the features anyone could want in a wearable. It tracks movement, heart rate, sleep, and calories...

Vibrating notifications and alarms, Always-on touchscreen display with backlight, GPS, Automatic sleep tracking, Relays entire text messages, Wireless syncing, Smartphone integration with music control, Water resistant, Sleek design with fun color...

Heartrate accuracy highly dependent on fit, Proprietary charging cable different from other Fitbits, Swiping through text messages is not so intuitive, sizing is on the large side for women with smaller wrists

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band material:Elastomer
Color of product:Black / Blue / Orange / Silver
Control Type:Touch
Device type:Wristband
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Protection features:Splash proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Water resistance:5
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:1968.5

Display

Backlight:Y
Color display:Y
Display Type:LCD
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging Time:2

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Memory

Memory capacity:30

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Chest strap:N
Receiver included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Active minutes:Y / Yes
Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm clock:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y / Yes
Brand compatibility:Universal
Built-in distance meter:Y
Calories burned:Y / Yes
Distance traveled:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate data transfer:Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:No / Y / Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:N
Languages support:English
Music control:Y
Pedometer:Y / Yes
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y / Yes
Recommended activity:Climbing, Cycling, Running
Smart notifications:Y
Stopwatch:N
Vibrating alert:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
PC connected: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

Battery life (GPS mode):10
Battery life (max):1
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-In
Rechargeable battery:Y

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8 / Android, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, iOS
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Battery Life:5 / 7

Weight & Dimensions

Strap length:6.3 / 7.8
Width:1.34