Fitbit Surge is a fitness tracker which has got many features in it. Fitbit is calling it a Super watch. Fitbit Surge has a touch screen with LCD display. It has a bigger size with the display in the shape of a square. It is secure, soft and comfortable to wear and won’t cause any rashes.
Best of Fitbit Surge Features
1) Pure Pulse Heart Rate
It is an inbuilt feature which monitors your heart rate day and night. You need not wear a chest band for the purpose unlike other heart rate monitors. It tracks your heart rate every 5 seconds when you are wearing it normally and every second when you workout.
Monitoring your heart rate during workouts will help you to know if you are giving more effort to your heart and to avoid excess physical activity. It will also give better idea about the calories burned. This feature can also find your resting heart rate which is an indicator of your cardiac health.
It has got LED lights which can find your blood volume when your heart beats, this combined with other algorithms gives accurate result of your calories burnt.
2) All Day Activity Tracking
Fitbit Surge can track your daily activities like distance moved, steps climbed, calories burned, heart rate, hourly activity, active and idle minutes. It can also count number of stairs climbed.
All these are possible as it is fitted with a 3-axis accelerometer, a digital compass, 3-axis gyroscope, altimeter and light sensor.
3) Smart track
It is a feature which automatically recognizes your activity and records it in the Fitbit app.
4) Battery Life
Fitbit Surge has 7 days battery life, but time period may vary depending upon your GPS usage.
Fitbit Surge gives call and text alerts when your phone is nearby.
6) Sleep Tracking
Sleep tracking is a must feature that has to be included in a fitness tracker considering our current lifestyle practices to promote healthy sleeping habits.
This feature of Fitbit Surge tracks not only number of hours you slept but also quality of your sleep by finding out how many hours you have spent on each stage of your sleep; light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep.
But it’s little difficult to wear the watch to sleep as it is bulky. Another notable feature of Fitbit Surge is silent alarm which wakes you up with a silent buzz. You can also set alarm at different times on different days depending on your schedule.
The display has touch screen facility which gives date of the day along with your stats, smart phone alert and music controller.
8) Wireless syncing
It can sync wirelessly to Android phones, Windows phones, iPhones and many more.
9) Music Control
This feature helps you to select songs from the playlist in your smart phone. This feature also allows you to pause and adjust volume of the song played.
10) GPS Tracking
It is the first fitness tracker from Fitbit which has an inbuilt GPS. You can track your runs with your Fitbit Surge without the need of carrying your smart phone.
11) Multi Sports Mode
It is feature which makes Fitbit Surge to stand out from the crowd. It can record multiple sports activities like running, cardio workouts etc. It also gives a summary about your workout intensity considering your heart rate and calories burnt.
Watch is wedge shaped with a rubber strap which comes in black, blue and tangerine colors. It is bulky, but comfortable to wear.The design looks a little outdated. The screen has a back light. You can either use the light manually or set it automatically to come when in use. It is available in small and large sizes and you can choose depending on your wrist size.
Frequently Asked Questions on Fitbit Surge
1) Is Fitbit Surge Water proof?
It is water resistant but not water proof. So, you cannot use Fitbit Surge while swimming or showering.
2) Can it be used as a stop watch?
Yes, you can use it as a stop watch in exercise mode.
3) Can I control music on my Windows phone using Fitbit Surge?
No, Fitbit Surge can’t control music on your Windows phone.
4) How long does battery of Fitbit Surge last?
It usually lasts for 7 days if you are not using GPS to track your activities or 10 hours with GPS.
5) Is the sleep monitoring automatic?
The sleep monitoring is automatic and you need not set it when you are going to sleep.
6) Can we set multiple alarms using it?
Yes, you can set a maximum of 4 alarms but not more than that.