Fitbit Surge is no ordinary fitness wristband but is an intelligent Fitness Superwatch for active people. Just in the era of ubiquitous, cheap smart watches, a simple wristband is not enough. In addition to the number of steps, distance and time spent actively we expect from these devices much more. Hence, we are given a new model Fitbit Surge. Thanks to the modifications and numerous sensors is the most promising model on the market, which also takes competition with smartwatches. This model is available for less than $250. Let's start with the specification. Read More
The company Basis being under the wings of Intel launched the SmartWatch basis peak. The watch consists of a disc and two-piece removable strap available in different colors. The device is available at a price below $200. Read More
Small 5.5” - 6.3”
Large 6.3” - 7.8”
Extra Large 7.8” - 8.9”
10.2 in (259.1mm)
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material & surgical-grade stainless steel clasp
thermoplastic polymer and silicone
Backlight for low light visibility
1.25 inches OLED High Contrast Touch Screen Made With Gorilla Glass 3™
up to 7 days
a depleted battery can be charged to 90% in 2 hours, 100% in 4 hours
-4° to 113°F
14° to 122°F
Maximum operating altitude:
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
Attention is paid in this device to its large, clear, monochrome touch screen where we can, in addition to the typical fitness function, read the notifications of our smartphone. There are only three colors of the device. Applied rechargeable battery allows for seven days work, which is a very good result in this class. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device cannot be used while swimming. Read Full Specs
Basis Peak features a 1.25-inch touch monochrome display which operated by moving a finger. Applied rechargeable battery lasts for four days of work, which is a good, but not the best result. The device is waterproof and allows the Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling, and similar activities. Read Full Specs
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
In addition to the standard sensors of counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, tracking daily activity Fitbit Surge is equipped with a sensor that analyses the HR function of the heart so that you will learn useful data on which you made the effort and endurance of your body. And thanks to the GPS location measurement travelled during training route will be very accurate. GPS and eight different sensors will give you not only the distance travelled but also elevation of the hill. Thanks to different settings and applications, Surge can record different types of sports by providing relevant data for analysis. The system of setting targets and achievements I will not mention because it is the basis for this type of equipment for active people Fitbit Surge allows you to analyze the quality of sleep. It also has a mild vibrating alarm that will wake you in a natural way.
Basis Peak notifies you of the duration of the activity, calories burned, and number of steps. With the sensor-to-date HR will get your heartrate during the workout. Basis Peak also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
Extra non standard
Galvanic Skin Response
As I mentioned Fitbit Surge will show a lot of training data but this is not the end of its features. Surge of course acts as a standard watch but a person with a quick motion with his hand can read the messages from a paired smartphone. For athletes who like to listen to music during training, a library was added to the ability to control music in our smartphone.
As Wristband-Watch Basis Peak show you the typical information about the time and date but when you get an email or text message, it will show you a notification with the ability to transition directly to them. Basis Peak through BodyIQ, unerringly detects your activity, whether you're running, walking, or driving bicycle. Then adjust the information on the screen to a given activity. But when I sit and write these words, the machine tells me that just does. Sitting on the couch and watching TV treats as a light sleeping.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
iOS 7 and later
Android 4.4.2, KitKat
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Windows Vista and later
My Fitness Pal
Basis Peak app
You can watch progress in your training on your computer or smartphone. As for the amount of compatible systems, Fitbit device beats the competition. Fitbit Surge is compatible with iOS, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. For the latter Fitbit system is equipped with a NFC chip for faster pairing with Android. Through numerous applications you can share your results with friends which will certainly further motivate you to continue the effort. Available trap allow you to keep a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep and many others. Additionally, in collaboration with a compatible smart weight Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale will have at your disposal a full picture of the state of your body and achieved designated purposes.
The device synchronizes the data on the achieved activity and sends it via Bluetooth installed on your mobile device Basis Peak app. The device also works with other applications to the more famous are Endomondo, MapMyFitness, and Strava.
4. The Bottom Line
• HR Monitor
• Touch screen
• Good support for users on the part of Fitbit
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Monitor HR
• Touch screen
• A large number of additional features
• Compatible with many programs
• Inability to swim with the device
• Short battery life
• Inadequate recognition of certain activities