Good news, smartwatch and fitness tracker lovers! We have some helpful info updates on the Fitbit’s Surge smartwatch fresh from Brookstone’s pre-order page – and judging by the specs dislosed so far, this smart wrist wearable-come-fitness watch packs some mean functions and extreme versatility to live up to your highest training feedback expectations. So, here goes.
Somewhere on the smartwatch-fitness tracker golden mean, the Surge will sport a relatively large touch-screen display to show incoming call and message notifications and it will run the Fitbit proprietary software instead of the commonplace Android Wear. The set of Surge’s regular smartwatch functions also includes some handy wrist-based music playback control (granted your phone is close at hand) which means that this little fellow will probably beat other smart wrist wearables by a long shot in terms of on-the-go functionality. On top of that, this smart gadget will pack a host of fitness-oriented features: using eight-sensor technology and built-in GPS, Surge will track your daily activities such as pace, distance, steps taken, active minutes, elevation climbed and running/walking routes. The lengthy list of activity tracking options makes this smartwatch ideal for any amateur or professional runner and any other multisport athlete wishing to keep accurate track of their daily strength and cardio workouts, running sessions and cross trainings. The list of handy fitness options are further topped by a PurePulse heart-rate sensor for constant heart rate intensity monitoring, calorie counter to keep watch over your daily food intake and waistline, and sleep tracker with a silent vibration-based alarm to monitor the length and quality of your night’s rest and wake you up discretely come morning sun.
Like most other wireless activity trackers out there, Fitbit Surge will let you sync all the workout stats via the Fitbit companion application on your computer or smartphone. The application reportedly encourages you to share your stats and compete with your family, friends and training partners – you can log meal intake, weight and training intensity on online or mobile dashboard and show it to those you care about most. The Surge application also lets you set personalized training goals, track progress and earn badges for your improvements toward the customized workout and health goal. Designed to be worn 24/7, the water-resistant Fitbit Surge will come with a sleek, comfy wristband with customizable watch faces (available color options include slate, black and tangerine), and it will be compatible with most Android and iOS devices (Apple’s iPhone 4s and up, as well as 3rd generation of iPad), so don’t wait much longer – go and order your new fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid now before the supplies run out, and enjoy the toughest of your hard training sessions with the most reliable real-time performance feedback you can hope to get!