Product Comparison: Fitbit Surge vs Fitbit Charge HR


General Specifications
Brand
Fitbit
Fitbit
Model
Surge
Charge HR
Origin
China
China
About the product
This exercise-savvy watch has built-in gps tracking, allowing you to view distance, pace, and elevation climbed, as well as review running routes and split times. The pure pulse heart rate monitor gives you continuous, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart zones for upping your cardio endurance. Best of all, these stats wirelessly sync with your smartphone for in-depth analysis.
Make every beat count with Charge HR—a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on your wrist.
Key Specs
Type
Wristband
Wristband
Color
Black
Black (and also available in 5 colors)
Heart rate monitor
Yes
Yes
Battery life
7 days
5 days
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • The battery lasts for 4 days of constant usage.
  • The heart rate monitor is nice when I'm looking at how many calories I burned.
  • I love that it has a constant heart rate monitor and calorie count! I have it synced with MyFitnessPal and it works great!
  • Shortish battery life, only lasts a few days
  • The fundamental issue with this device is also that the heart-rate measurement is not accurate.
Size & Weight
Weight
2.7 oz.
Size(s)
Small: 5.5 - 6.3, Large: 6.3 - 7.8, XL: 7.8 - 8.9 in.
Small: 5.4 - 6.2, Large: 6.2 - 7.6, X-large: 7.6 - 8.7 in.
Material
Elastomer
Elastomer
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • The band is small and stylish.
  • The design of the watch makes it very comfortable and very fashionable. I am able to wear it with anything.
  • The material is very soft to the skin and it doesn't cause any discomfort at all
  • The only downfall about the Fitbit is the its is only water resistant , not water proof.
  • Only down fall is it's NOT WATERPROOF.Other than that the product is great!!
Details
Features
GPS Tracking, SmartTrack Automatically recognizes select activities and records it in the exercise section of the Fitbit app.
Exercise Tracking, Record workouts in Exercise Mode, then see detailed workout summaries on your smartphone.
Package
Charging cable, wireless sync dongle
Wireless sync dongle, Charging cable
OS compatibility
Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iOS 4S and later, Android, Windows
Mac, iOS, Android, Windows
Protection
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Altimeter
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
Vibration motor
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Display
Touchscreen
OLED
Product benefits
Music Control. Adjust your volume, and play, pause or skip songs from your mobile playlist.
Control
Button, touchscreen
Button
What customers say about "Details"
 
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • The stair tracker is slightly off, but I like being able to see the calorie count, heart rate, clock, and number of steps taken at the touch of a button.
  • I love the way it alerts me when my phone rings when I am busy and would otherwise not hear it. It displays on your wrist who is calling and vibrates
  • Good tracker so far.I like the display on, on flicking/turning the hand feature.
  • It's awesome!!It also has the ability to set silent alarms and it tells you when someone is calling your cell phone!
  • The most value is in the fact that it collects data 24 hours a day, but the LED and the accelerometer are pretty inaccurate
  • Bluetooth is on 24/7 - You cannot switch it off! I bought one and the discovered that there is no way to turn the Bluetooth transmitter off.
Body Metrics
Distance covered
Yes
Yes
Calories burned monitoring
Yes
Yes
Sleep quality tracking
Yes
Yes
Step counting
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Body Metrics"
 
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • Got it for my 83 year old dad. His walking distance increased as he is encouraged by the instant feedback of his Fitbit.
  • It tracks your daily water intake, your weight, your hourly activity, your sleep patterns, your distance, calories burned, your active minutes, constant heart rate, your exercise mode, has a stopwatch, and even a relaxation assistant.
  • The addition of the app allows me to track my caloric intake against the calories I've burned all in hopes of shedding a few pounds.
  • I love my Fitbit! It syncs all of my activity, tracts sleep and heart rate! Super easy to use
  • The heart rate, sleep, milage, step counting and
  • Since I own a treadmill and an exercise bike that can measure distance and heart rate more accurately the fitbit is a disappointment.
Functions
Caller ID
Yes
Yes
Alarm signals
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
199.95 $
Rating
Newegg
4.0
3.0
Overstock
5.0
4.5
Ebay
4.5
4.0
Bestbuy
4.3
Walmart
3.2
4.2
Amazon
3.3
3.5

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