The Fitbit Surge is FitBit’s first attempt at designing a wearable for those hardcore fitness goers. Particularly in the realm of running and cycling. It compares to a sports watch, which is some big words for a FitBit device!
This device was noted as a fitness “super watch,” and has all the basic capabilities that come with the standard FitBit’s, like tracking steps, sleep, calories and activity. This fitness tracker went a step further by adding in heart rate monitoring and built-in GPS. Yet, does it stand up to the hype? Read on to see if this is the tracker for you!
FitBit Surge: Design Review
Like the FitBit Blaze, the display of the Surge looks to be from the 80’s and is oversized. A size comparison would be those old school, dorky calculator watches! Not the look some might go for unless you are after a trendy retro fashion statement.
The Surge has a rubber band made from durable material that is commonly found in sports watches (for your band color can select Black, Blue or Tangerine). We’ve found the band to be quite comfortable. The Surge is very light, coming in at 2.7 ounces. Don’t recommend keeping this device on for any formal occasions. The FitBit Blaze would be a better option if dressing the band up is important to you! The Surge band comes in three sizes: small, medium and large.
The 80’s looking display has a touchscreen monochrome 1.25-inch LCD. On the left side of the screen, there is a button for alternating views so you can pick between daily stats or the function screens. There are two buttons on the right side of the screen to select the functions.