Fitbit today announced the launch of the Fitbit Surge. The Fitbit Surge will be available in iStore and DionWired from today, and within a broader range of Authorised Retailer stores in the coming months for R3 999.
Fitbit provided the following information on the device:
Fitbit’s Fitness Super Watch – Fitbit Surge – includes all the below powerful features:
- Built-in GPS delivers stats like pace, distance, elevation and split times. Fitbit Surge seamlessly syncs with mobile devices to show route history and workout summaries, leading to smarter training
- Multiple Sport Mode, to classify workouts and view detailed summaries of exercises completed—including heart rate and calories burned
- Smart combination of desirable smartwatch features including customisable watch faces, Caller ID, text alerts and mobile music control
- Advanced eight-sensor technology – GPS, 3-axis accelerometers, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, optical heart rate monitor, altimeter, ambient light sensor and a touchscreen
- Backlit LCD touchscreen display for easy viewing and navigation through real-time stats, workout apps and alarms
- Battery life up to 7 days, to track everything from the work week to a full marathon on one charge
Together with the above, Fitbit Surge will soon be able to track sport activities like road biking and mountain biking, and capture your activity data in one place with easy to read historical charts and graphs. Fitbit Surge bike-tracking will be available to all Fitbit Surge users in North America by next month, on iOS and Android, with global availability coming soon.
What to expect from the soon-to-be-available Multi-sport mode
Multi-sport mode allow users to easily record running, cross training, cardio and now biking workouts – which automatically sync wirelessly to users’ accounts where they can easily view their exercise summaries.
- Multiple Sport Mode – Track and view workout summaries for activities with up to seven exercises that can be added to a device for easy tracking, including Bike (new), Run, Hike, Weights, Yoga, Bootcamp and more
- Superior Heart Rate Tracking Technology – Continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking with Fitbit’s PurePulse optical heart rate technology to motivate users to maintain workout intensity, more accurately track calorie-burn, as well as hit fat burn, cardio and peak intensity with simplified heart rate zones and track resting heart rate over time. All this is done without wearing an uncomfortable chest strap
- Real-time comprehensive bike stats – Swipe through distance, duration, average speed, heart rate, calories burned right on the wrist to stay on track
- Bike exercise summaries on the app – Map preview of route, distance, duration, average speed, heart rate, calories burned, active minutes and ride impact on daily stats on the Fitbit app or web dashboard
- Additional bike stat details on web dashboard – Thorough map and graphs with a by-the-second view into speed, heart rate, heart rate zones and calorie burn for each ride; elevation profile gives insight into intensity of ride
- Bike exercise historical progress – Cyclists can challenge themselves to improve their stats by monitoring frequency, distance, duration, time in heart rate zones and calories burned for past rides
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