Fitbit Surge Is A Superwatch, Features Built-In GPS

With the increase in popularity in smartwatches, specifically fitness trackers,  Fitbit is looking to expand their product line and will be launching three new fitness trackers in the next couple of weeks. The first two are the Charge and Charge HR, with both a revamped Force (which is no longer available after some customers had some bad skin reactions to the tracker). The HR version adds more extras to the regular Charge like PurePulse, which is Fitbit’s new wrist-based heart rate monitoring system. The third fitness tracker is the Surge and is slated to be a “superwatch.”

Way Beyond Any Average Wearable

Fitbit is referring their Surge fitness tracker as a “superwatch” since they’re trying to make it seem that it’s way beyond any other wearable out right now. It’ll be packed with all sorts of great fitness goodies that will delight both casual fitness enthusiasts and those who are bit more hardcore.

Packed With Features

The Surge fitness tracker will come with a built-in GPS system that’s great for runners, its PurePulse heart rate monitoring system, real-time workout data for various activities like distance, pace, heart rate intensity and more. It’s made for a variety of users, including runners, cross training, cardio workouts and more. It’ll also have Fitbit’s 24/7 activity tracking capability so to make sure you move enough throughout the day and make your daily goal. Metrics for that include calories burned, active minutes, how many stairs you’ve climbed and so on. Users will also be able to monitor their sleep and wake up to a vibrating alarm each morning while wearing the fitness tracker each night.

Syncs With An App

Like other Fitbit products, you’ll be able to sync all kinds of info the fitness tracker picks up with its app. There, you’ll be able to log a variety of things like your meals and set goals. The app will also send you notifications for calls and text and let you control music playback via the tracker.

When it’s finally release , the Fitbit Surge “superwatch” will cost $249.

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Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

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