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Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge
alaScore 90

6398 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6398 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 90/100 = Excellent 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

Oct, 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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider Mark Mayne (techradar.com)

Fitbit Surge review

 

Fitbit's GPS-touting 'superwatch'

Built-in GPS ; Heart-rate monitor ; Classic watch clasp ; Works with most phones

Dated '80s-like design ; Not completely accurate ; Weaker battery life ; Proprietary charger

Fitbit Surge is the most powerful Fitbit with GPS tracking, real-time workout stats and a heart rate monitor. But it's stepped up specs and touchscreen LCD make it bigger in size and price. It's also now pitted against more serious fitness trackers.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Fitbit Surge review: Bridging the gap between activity tracker and sportswatch

 

Described as the ultimate fitness superwatch, the Fitbit Surge places the company in the sportswatch category for the first time, competing against the likes of Polar and Garmin. The Fitbit Surge offers plenty of features: GPS tracking, continuous...

Nice design, easy to use, great Fitbit platform, good running companion, continuous heart rate-monitoring, GPS tracking, good activity tracking

GPS battery life is poor, elevation measure inaccurate, smartphone notifications are basic, uncomfortable as sleep tracker

The Fitbit Surge offers plenty of features: GPS tracking, continuous heart-rate monitoring, basic smartphone notifications and music control are all present within its slim and well-built design.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Fitbit Surge review: large fitness tracker makes big promises it can't quite keep

 

Does Fitbit's ‘Fitness Super Watch' super enough to live up to its hype?

Great ; easy to navigate app ; Fairly accurate pulse monitor ; Very versatile

Expensive ; Big and reasonably ugly ; Not amazing as a running watch

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.co.uk)

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: Simon Jary (techadvisor.co.uk)

Fitbit Surge review

 

Hands on with (and exclusive unboxing photos of) the Fitbit Surge – an heart-rate monitor and activity tracker with all the bells and whistles for the serious sports and fitness enthusiast.

The Fitbit Surge is an activity tracker for the serious fitness enthusiast. We’re not saying a more casual user wouldn’t appreciate its good looks and features, but the level of functionality and price put it properly in the market for the power user....

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Fitbit Surge

 

The Fitbit Surge is a 'super fitness watch', but what exactly does that mean? Well, it's an activity tracker just like the Charge and Charge HR, utlizing the very same motion sensors. So you can track steps, distance covered and even automatically...

Durable and water resistant ; Quick and accurate GPS tracking ; Accurate resting and continous heart rate tracking

Inconsistent sleep tracking ; Battery life is not great ; Drab, unattractive design

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Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Fitbit Surge review

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Billed as a 'super watch' the Fitbit Surge has a built-in heart rate monitor and GPS, so you don't have to depend on your phone to track your run. It's got a generous display, but does it do a good job of capturing your health data? We've tested this...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Fitbit Surge review: The most expensive Fitbit, but not the prettiest

 

The Fitbit Surge is the most fully featured Fitbit out there, but it's neither cheap nor pretty

Let’s get one thing clear right away: £200 is an awful lot of money to spend on a fitness tracker, even one as fully featured as this. I’d personally be more inclined to ditch the GPS, buy a Blaze and put the remaining £40 towards a good pair of...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Aaron Tan (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Fitbit Surge November 29th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan Mobile 1

 

The Fitbit Surge, with its built-in GPS, sleep tracker and some smartwatch features, is the most powerful Fitbit to date.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Fitbit Surge review

 

The Fitbit Surge is one of the latest activity trackers from the veteran accessory maker, and it's billed as the top of the line model too. Lauded as a "fitness superwatch", it packs in constant heart rate monitoring, GPS tracking and can sync up with...

Fitbit's latest round of fitness trackers are some of the best out there, improving on previous models with at a glance information and slick designs, and the Surge takes things to a new level with a rather chunky design and a large watch face to feed...

If you're already in Fitbit's ecosystem, upgrading to the Surge is a doddle, but if you're a newcomer you might be a tad overwhelmed. Fitbit's aiming its Surge at top end athletes who need to get the most from their statistics, and as a result, all the...

The Fitbit Surge is the top-end fitness tracker in the company's lineup, and it has the tracking skills to boot. Its GPS and heart rate skills aren't quite the most accurate, but it's hard to argue with an all-in-one wristwatch that packs both in,...

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Blue / Orange
Band material:Elastomer
Band size:L
Colour 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:50
Wrist size:140 - 170 / 160 - 200

Display

Backlight:Y
Colour display:Y
Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Memory

Memory capacity:30

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 9144
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Chest strap:N
Number of bands included:1
Receiver included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Active minutes:Y / Yes
Activity monitoring:Active minutes, Calories burned, Distance traveled, Floors climbed, Hours slept / Active minutes, Calories burned, Distance traveled, Floors climbed, Hours slept, Personal goals, Steps taken / Active minutes, Calories burned, Distance traveled, Floors climbed, Hours slept, Steps taken / Y / Yes
Alarm Clock:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y / Yes
Brand compatibility:Universal
Built-in distance meter:Y
Built-in pedometer: Yes
Call notifications:Y
Calories burned:Y / Yes
Distance traveled:Y / Yes
Distance travelled:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Floors climbed: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Heart rate data transfer:Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:No / Y / Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:N
Hours slept: Yes
Languages support:English
Memory capacity:30
Music control:Y
Pedometer:Y / Yes
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y / Yes
Recommended activity:Climbing, Cycling, Running
Smart notifications:Y
SMS notifications:Y
Stopwatch:N
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
PC connected: Yes

Power

Battery Life:5 / 7
Battery life (GPS mode):10
Battery life (max):1
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-in
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:2
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 / 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:PGS, SRT, SUB / Yes

Technical Details

Battery Life:5 / 7

Weight & Dimensions

Strap length:16 / 19.8
Width:3.4 / 34