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Fitbit Announces Three New Activity Trackers – Charge, Charge HR & Surge

Fitbit the company known for its products of the same name, which are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable devices that measure data such as the number of steps walked, quality of sleep, and other personal metrics, has today announced three new activity trackers including a GPS watch. The new products announced by the company are Charge, Charge HR & Surge.


Fitbit Charge is a wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist for people who want to step up their everyday activities to improve their overall health. You can connect this to smartphone and comes with features like caller ID. It features a OLED display showing real time stats.

Fitbit Charge features include:

  • Accurate tracking of steps taken, distance travelled, 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

Here is how Charge works.

Fitbit Charge is available for immediate purchase on Fitbit.com for $129.95. It comes in black and slate colors, with blue and burgundy coming soon.

The second tracker is called Charge HR which is kind of advanced version of Charge. It features continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate, Caller ID and all-day activity tracking for active users looking to push their fitness further. It features the Fitbit’s proprietary PurePulse optical heart rate technology, which provides continuous and automatic wrist-based heart rate monitoring.

Charge HR includes all the great benefits of Charge plus:

  • Continuous 24/7 heart rate right on the wrist to get more accurate all-day calorie burn, reach target workout intensity and maximize training
  • All-day insights into overall heart health including resting heart rate and heart rate trends, alongside stats like steps, distance, floors climbed, calories and active minutes
  • Up to 5 days of battery life – Charge HR is specially designed with battery efficient technology, so you can spend more time tracking and less time charging

Charge HR will be available in early 2015 in black and plum for $149.95, with blue and tangerine colors coming soon.

Finally the Fitbit Surge, which was leaked before the official announcement. The Surge is a very advanced Fitness Super Watch which is  designed for those looking for peak performance. The device features 8-sensor technology that combines all-day fitness tracking with GPS, heart rate monitoring and smartwatch functionality. The tracker is ideal for users committed to training, dedicated to health and consistently looking to improve progress

Surge includes all the breakthrough features of Charge and Charge HR and it also includes:

  • Built-in GPS delivers stats like pace, distance, elevation, split times, route history and workout summaries for smarter training
  • Records multi-sport activities like running, cross-training and strength workouts; see comprehensive summaries with tailored metrics, workout intensity and calories burned
  • Smartwatch features including Caller ID, text alerts and mobile music control let users train smarter and stay focused right from the wrist
  • Eight sensors—3-axis accelerometers, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, GPS and heart rate—working harmoniously to give users the most advanced tracking in the thinnest, lightest design on the market
  • Backlit LCD touch screen display with customizable watch faces, makes it easy to navigate through real-time stats, workout apps, sleep and alarms
  • Up to 7 days of battery life – Surge is specially designed with battery efficient technology, so you can track a work week or a marathon on just one charge

Fitbit Surge will also be available in early 2015 in black for $249.95, with blue and tangerine coming soon after.

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