If you love activity trackers and how they make your semi-tech life super, you’ll be happy to learn that FitBit has just launched three new activity trackers called Charge, Charge HR and Surge. Considering that Fitbit has had a pretty bad year with product recalls, its good to see them bounce back with their latest trackers. The good news is dampened by the fact that only one of these devices is going to be available in the U.S for the holiday season. Let’s take a look at what each device has in store.
Fitbit Charge is a $130 waterproof activity tracker that lets you track your steps taken, stairs climbed, calories burned and other daily activities you engage in but it will also alert you on incoming calls. The device also lets you manually log other types of workout so you can see a comprehensive activity summary on the Fitbit dashboard. The battery of the Fitbit charge is expected to last up to 7 days. Fitbit Charge is available for sale in the U.S from today in black and slate colors and is the only model you’ll get to see this year.
Fitbit Charge Official Teaser
Fitbit Charge HR
Fitbit Charge HR is an improvement over the former. It still has all the features of the Charge but offers more accurate tracking as well as a heart rate tracker that can give you a better idea of heart rate variations in your dashboard. Battery life of the Charge HR is expected to be around 5 days. The Fitbit Charge HR will be available in two colors black and plum and will cost just under $150. Availability is pegged for early 2015.
Fitbit Charge HR Official Teaser
Fitbit Surge is a high end activity tracker that includes all the good features of the above two devices as well as a GPS chip that can collect stats such as pace, distance, elevation, and route history. It has 8 sensors built in including accelerometers, a gyroscope, and a compass. Its been termed a superwatch as it offers options to record multi sporting stats, receive notifications on incoming calls and messages as well as control music playback on its LCD display. The Surge battery will last up to 7 days. This device will be available in early 2015 in just one color Black with more colors to follow later on. Price: About $250.
Fitbit Surge Official Teaser
You can find more information and select the best fit activity tracker on the Fitbit website.
What do you think of the new Fitbit activity trackers and are you disappointed to be missing out on the rest of the models for the holiday shopping?