Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Surge Features

  • Activity and Burned Calories tracking
  • All-day Heart Rate monitor
  • Built-in GPS
  • Walking Distance and Steps counting
  • Automatic Sleep Monitoring
  • Splash and Sweat Resistance (5 ATM)
  • Seven Day Battery Life
  • Monochrome LCD Touchscreen

Fitbit Surge Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband
ReleaseApril 01, 2015

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alert

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playback
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Control
Camera Control
Find Phone


Duration7 days

GPS/HR mode: 10 hours

Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
IP Rating5 ATM
Weight77 grams
Dimensions8.2" x 1.4" x 0.6" inches


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Size1,25 inches
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Display
Touch Screen


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Features



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • All-Day Activity
  • Running
  • Walking

Fitbit Surge Review

For keeping track of your activity and calories burned the Fitbit Surge stands out for all the right reasons. The smartwatch has built-in GPS with all-day heart rate monitoring. You can track your distance walked and it has automatic sleep monitoring. But is this all that this fitness tracker has to offer? Let us find out what the sports users loved and disliked about this device.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • Professionals love the design as the Fitbit Surge looks like a watch and is lightweight on the arm filled with different activity tracking.
  • Users like the eight sensors included such as the gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, GPS, heart rate, and more. These sensors offer them in-depth fitness-tracking functions compared to other wearables sold.
  • Health users found the three-axis accelerometer outstanding as it measures their motion pattern and determines how many steps they have taken and much more.
  • Sports users found that they could pick whichever sports activity they please to do different exercises.
  • Users found the real-time stats and summaries a big help showing them where they need to improve on their cycling, running, and more.
  • Joggers love the built-in GPS tracking as they do not need to use their smartphone to keep track of the distance they have run.
  • Clients found the sleep tracking accurate and helps improve their lifestyle to live healthier.
  • Executives cannot go without the incoming call notifications and Caller ID as it helps notify them of important calls while working out in the gym.
  • Gym fanatic is over the moon with the music control directly from the fitness tracker and does not need their smartphone nearby.
  • The fact that you do not need a heart rate strap attached to keep track is fantastic and loved by all users. Furthermore, the smart display shows you in what heart-rate zone you are and helps to optimize your workout.
  • The majority of experts found the large screen and swipe navigation a big plus.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • Athletes found the fitness smartwatch a bit on the chunky side.
  • Some professional users found the battery use outstanding but when used with GPS it drains quickly and lasts only three days.


If you are a serious fitness enthusiast the Fitbit Surge is made for you. With its good looks and features, it offers you a high level of functionality with little negatives. If you are only interested in keeping track of the heart rate we recommend you look at the Fitbit Charge 2 instead. However, if you want one that maps out routes and has a dedicated heart-rate stat this one is for you.

Compatible Applications

  • Endomondo
  • Lose It!
  • MapMyFitness
  • My Fitness Pal
  • Spark People


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by Jediah Porter

    We considered Fitbit's model for our Best Buy award. It is tied in price with the Garmin Forerunner 35 and even has features that the ... Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Samuel Gibbs

    Fitbit's latest fitness-tracking watch has constant heart rate monitoring, GPS and can count stair climbs, but is let down by data analysis Full review

    3of 5
  • • Review by Dan Graziano

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

    6.9of 10
  • • Review by Terrence O'Brien

    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 ... Full review

    78of 100
  • • Expert Review by Simon Jary

    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 ... Full review

    4.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Michael Sawh

    The Fitbit Surge is not quite super fitness watch but it offers accurate tracking in a rugged comfortable design Full review

    7of 10
  • • Expert Review by Matt Swider Mark Mayne

    The Fitbit Surge has been superseded by the all-new Ionic and it's now pitted against many more serious fitness trackers. But with GPS tracking, real-time ... Full review

    3.5of 5.0
  • • Expert Review by Christopher Minasians

    Feature-packed but the Fitbit Surge doesn't quite gel together Full review

    3of 5

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