Fitbit launches new Charge, Charge HR and Surge fitness products


Today Fitbit Family unveiled three new activity and sleep-tracking wearables: Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge. Fitbit believe this new products will inspire people to stay healthier, and enjoy extended active lives. They regard the three products as a helper to its users achieve everyday performance health and fitness goals.

As indicated in the Fitbit Blog, only the Charge was made available today; the Charge HR and Surge will be come in early 2015.

Charge fitness super watch is a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID. This new version is ideal for people looking to track everyday activity to take their fitness to the next level, displaying all the most important stats in real-time on your wrist.

Fitbit Charge features include:

  • Accurate tracking of steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and floors climbed
  • A bright, OLED display showing time of day and real-time stats
  • Automatic sleep detection monitors sleep quality using motion analysis to understand sleep and wake times; also features a silent, vibrating alarm
  • Caller ID to helps users stay connected to incoming calls; the wristband vibrates and shows the caller’s name or number when a smartphone is nearby
  • Exercise tracking to easily record workouts, see real-time exercise stats and have summaries appear automatically on the Fitbit dashboard
  • A high-quality, water-resistant, comfortable new textured wristband design with an improved clasp
  • Up to 7 days of battery life

The Fitbit Surge combines the abilities of the Charge and Charge HR, and adds new functionalities, like you’d find in a smartwatch. It comes with a GPS built in, letting you track where your workouts take you. It also has an LCD touch screen, and the ability to show you call and text alerts, as well as let you control your music. This device, comes with eight sensors built in, including accelerometers, a gyroscope, and a compass.

Fitbit says the Surge can get up to seven days of battery life.

The Fitbit Charge is available today from Fitbit’s website and in store for $129. The Charge HR and Surge will be available in early 2015, and cost $149 and $249, respectively.

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