Product Comparison: Fitbit Surge vs Apple Watch Series 3


General Specifications
About the Product
Train smarter and go farther with Surge—a sleek, fitness super watch designed to help you maximize your performance on the track, in the gym and all day. Make the most of training with built-in GPS, automatic and continuous wrist-based heart rate, and simplified heart rate zones. Track daily stats like steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. Record runs, cross training and cardio to see comprehensive workout summaries. And stay connected on the move with advanced smartwatch features like call and text notifications and music control. With all these features and more, Surge has everything you need to beat your best.
Take a call when you’re out on the water. Ask Siri to send a message. Stream your favorite songs on your run. And do it all while leaving your phone behind. Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. Now you have the freedom to go with just your watch.
Brand
Fitbit
Apple
Model
Surge
Watch Series 3
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Operating System
fitbitOS
watchOS 4.0
Display Size
1.26 in.
1.5 in.
Band Material
Elastomer
Fluoroelastomer
GPS Enabled
Yes
Yes
Internal Memory
8 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fitbit Surge Tangerine, Small (US Version)
  • Generally good. Covered a lot of activities (but not some I thought it should, like swimming). Ease of use and nice APP.
  • All in one device. If you really want a fitness tracker, sleep tracker, HR device, and a GPS run watch this is your best bet.
  • It looks pretty good, I have heard that the pulse meters on devices like these are not too accurate, but when comparing it to manually taking pulse and with a pulse-oximeter machine they are pretty close.
  • Very comfortable band. I haven't had any irritations but I don't wear it too tight and frequently give my wrist a break.
  • The band on the Fitbit Surge is poorly designed and constructed. It causes a severe rash / damage to the skin underneath it.
  • No GPS calibration of accelerameter ala TomTom and Garmin. So if you do run indoors with this thing do not expect anything more reliable than a garden variety fitness tracker.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Great product. Bought it for my husband to track his activities and he loves it!
  • Fantastic watch, apple products are always a good buy. It synced with my iPhone 7 and I can play my playlist of music without the phone nearby, all I can say is WOW!!!
  • My wife loves the watch and the ability to easily change the bands to match her clothing. Great gift!!
  • Greatest watch ever! You don’t have to have your cell phone near you anymore. Love the Velcro watch band. Secured but easy off and on.
  • I've been an Apple consumer for over 7 years and I really like their operating system. I currently own an iPhone 7+and now the series 3 watch. I love it!
  • My only complaint is in the operating system. I’d like more control over the appearance of my watch face and complications.
Size & Weight
Width
1.34 in.
1.31 in.
Depth
0.55 in.
0.45 in.
Weight
2.72 oz.
0.94 oz.
Height
1.52 in.
Display
Display Type
Monochrome LCD with backlight
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution
272 x 340
What customers say about "Display"
Fitbit Surge Tangerine, Small (US Version)
  • I especially like that it's simple to set up, that I can read the display without having to wear my glasses, and that it's easy to use.
  • Beautiful and easy display. I think it just looks attractive
  • Also, I find the display hard to read, very dim with poor contrast. I don't have great eyes anymore at 50 years old. So basically this is useless for my purposes, and I do not recommend it at all.
  • I would love to see the screen have the option to default back to the time screen. It currently stays on whichever screen you last viewed, so sometimes that is frustrating, but nothing insurmountable.
  • I have had my surge for less than 2 weeks and its already glitching all over the place. The screen keeps blanking, or showing up in small portions.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Display is crisp, functionality is good, fun to wear
  • The Apple watch is an amazing device. And the display is gorgeous.
  • My wife loves it. She preferred the smaller one over the larger display.
  • Quick touch response, bright display, offers a ton of configuration options, improvement on previous version
  • Upgrade from my sons Fitbit. He seems to really enjoy the features and display with this Apple Watch.
Features
Color
Tangerine
Dark Gray
Design
Classic
Sport
Protection Class
Rain and splash proof
Water resistant up to 164 ft
Customizable Watch Faces
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
No
Yes
Vibration Alert
Yes
Yes
Sensors
3-axis accelerometer, Digital compass, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor
3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Barometer
What customers say about "Features"
Fitbit Surge Tangerine, Small (US Version)
  • The Fitbit web dashboard is not terrible, neither is the app. Sure it could use a bit of updating and Google Fit/Apple Health integration would be a wonderful benefit to the customer but it does its job.
  • The different functions are all great; steps, flights, miles, calories...love seeing all that during my day.
  • Excellent tool, good quality, lots of useful features, sturdy, strong smart phone app, great motivator, heart rate monitor
  • The heart moniter seems less then accurate at times but the other features outweigh this function for me
  • I wish it was at least waterproof enough for swimming.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Love the watch. I just wish they sold round faces and not just squared.
  • Love my watch. It is easy to use. I love the Toy Story face!!
  • Love my Apple Watch. Not use to having my wrist vibrate all the time.
  • Love my new Apple Watch first one ever! Works great only downfall every now and then you can feel it vibrate against your wrist for no apparent reason.
  • Not happy with protective shield purchased with it
  • I would recommend getting a protective case for the watch bc it scratches easily.
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
4.0
4.2
Wi-Fi Compatibility
No
Yes
NFC Technology
No
Yes
Power
Charging Interface
Magnetic Connector
Magnetic Connector
Battery Life
168 hours
18 hours
Battery Capacity
279 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Fitbit Surge Tangerine, Small (US Version)
  • The battery lasts forever and getting email reminders to charge are so helpful. It seems to charge pretty fast.
  • Charging is tricky at best, impossible at worst.
  • Well one year in the band is falling apart and it doesn't hold a charge for more then a day. The charge was great in the beginning, but after a few months it appeared to last less and less.
  • I fully charged it on Monday afternoon, and hoping it to last to Monday, so that I will only charge it weekly. On Friday day night it starts showing low battery and totally died on Sunday morning. Total 6 days.
  • The charging cable connection on the back is not an automatic connection, requires fiddling.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Stays charged for almost 48 hrs. Charges in less than hr
  • Good purchase. Fast charging and long lasting battery.
  • Quality and efficient to use. Charges effortlessly (wireless).
  • Can last two days on one charge, was a great gift for my wife
  • I had an Apple Watch 1 and I hated it bc of the battery life but the battery life on the series 3 is at least 2 days for me and I really like that!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
199.95 $
329.00 $


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