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
Bodybugg gained its popularity thanks to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors.” The device was advertised in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Houston Chronicle as a device that easily allows you to manage your food intake and calories burned. By purchasing this device, you gain the ability to you call to your personal trainer and access to the page with your daily results. Unfortunately, all this will require an extra weekly or monthly fee. And in fact, on this I should complete their review :( Read More
Small 5.5” - 6.3”
Large 6.3” - 7.8”
Extra Large 7.8” - 8.9”
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material & surgical-grade stainless steel clasp
Armband: ABS, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, 304 grade stainless steel
Adjustable strap/wing assembly: Nylon,polyester, Lycra (no latex content) or polyisoprene, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, silicone
Backlight for low light visibility
up to 7 days
Battery life: up to 7 days
-4° to 113°F
40° to 140°F
Maximum operating altitude:
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to come into continuous contact with water. continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the Armband in water.
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
The Bodybugg is designed to be worn only on the left arm! Applied rechargeable battery allows for 5 -7 days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to be in continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the armband in water. 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.
Bodybugg advertise as Bodybugg® calorie management system with typical Accelerometer sensor (3-axis) and sensors for monitoring the number of calories burned during the day. The available applications record your stats and progress. The sensor measures the galvanic skin response electrically conductive skin when you sweat which allows you to determine the intensity of the workout. An additional measurement of skin temperature provides you information as to your body heat.
2b. Other Features
yes (pay subscription)
Extra non standard
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals
View your stats and progress on the web-based nutrition program
Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are.
Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are.
Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.
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.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
Windows Vista and later
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
My Fitness Pal
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
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 application is available Bodybugg® Calorie Management System that allows a detailed record of intake and calories. Unfortunately, after the initial free promotional period you need for it to raise additional weekly or monthly fee.
4. The Bottom Line
• HR Monitor
• Touch screen
• Good support for users on the part of Fitbit
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Inability to swim with the device
• You could have allergic problems with nickel in the plate that touches your skin
• Expensive monthly membership fee
• No display
• The system freezes many times, especially with Google Chrome
• Poor customer service
• Short battery life
• Inability to swim with the device