Fitbit Surge Large FB501 Reviews

Fitbit Surge Large FB501
$249.00 from Heathcote Appliances
Expert Reviews: 
 3.6
User Reviews: 
 3.5
 
 

Too many issues to list

 
3.0
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: All tracking numbers with this watch are inaccurate
Verdict: I have had this watch for two weeks and I am already sorry I spent so much money on it. I had a basis watch for 3 years that I loved and did not have any problems with. This watch right out of the box has many problems; Battery does not hold the charge more than a day right out of the box instead of...
2 years ago
CNET
 

Fitbit Surge review

 
4.5
Verdict: Three of Fitbit 's activity trackers (Charge 2, Blaze and Surge) feature heart-rate monitors that take wearable tech into the gym and out on the track. The Fitbit Charge 2 is aimed at the active user, and the Fitbit Surge is packed with features for the really committed sports and fitness nut...

Read full review at Tech Advisor
2 years ago
Tech Advisor
 

Fitbit Surge review

 
4.5
Verdict: The Fitbit Surge is a heart-rate monitor and activity tracker with all the bells and whistles for the serious sports and fitness enthusiast.
2 years ago
PC Advisor
 

Fitbit Surge review: Big, bold and packed with features

 
3.0
Verdict: Fitbit has been around for some time, leading the fitness tracker scene, but the Surge is different from the original tracker, as it has more in common with a GPS sports watch than your regular Fitbit device.

Read full review at expertreviews.co.uk
2 years ago
expertreviews.co.uk
 

Fitbit Surge

 
3.5
Pros: Durable and water resistant, Quick and accurate GPS tracking, Accurate resting and continous heart rate tracking
Cons: Inconsistent sleep tracking, Battery life is not great, Drab, unattractive design
Verdict: The Fitbit Surge is a ‘super fitness watch', but what exactly does that mean? Well, it's an activity tracker just like the Charge and Charge HR , utlizing the very same motion sensors. So you can track steps, distance covered and even automatically monitor sleep patterns.

Read full review at TrustedReviews
2 years ago
TrustedReviews
 

Fitbit Surge review

 
3.5
Verdict: Update : Fitbit has updated its companion app to offer more robust sleep management tools via Sleep Schedule . Along with tracking the amount of sleep you're getting each night, the new feature can also help you decide when is a good time to head to bed and wake up each day.

Read full review at TechRadar UK
2 years ago
TechRadar UK
 
 
3.0
Verdict: Right now, there are eight Fitbit fitness trackers you can buy. The cheapest of these is the now long-in-the-tooth Fitbit Zip, for £50. For the cost of four of these, you can buy the most expensive and fully featured Fitbit on the market: the Fitbit Surge.
2 years ago
Alphr
 

Fitbit Surge: Affordable running watch

 
3.6
Verdict: The Fitness Surge is a fitness tracker that doubles as a running watch with its built-in GPS and wrist-based heart-rate monitor (HRM).It has a squarish 1.25-inch touchscreen display that is surrounded by a thick bezel.
2 years ago
digital.asiaone.com
 

Fitbit Surge Review

 
3.5
Pros: Integrated GPS and continuous heart rate monitoring, Easy to setup and use, Automatic sleep tracking, Excellent battery life
Cons: Design is large, clunky, and dated, Not really a smart watch, Drab, monocolor display
Verdict: The market may be swelling, but Fitbit's Surge still rides high.

Read full review at Digitaltrends
3 years ago
Digitaltrends
 

Fitbit Surge review: large fitness tracker makes big promises it can't quite keep

 
3.0
Pros: Great, easy to navigate app, Fairly accurate pulse monitor, Very versatile
Cons: Expensive, Big and reasonably ugly, Not amazing as a running watch
Verdict: Had Fitbit not made such grand promises about Surge, it might be easier to be impressed by the product itself. It is designed on a fairly bulky scale, but the build quality is good, the Fitbit app is strong as ever and in many ways it's a very polished, aspirational package.

Read full review at T3
3 years ago
T3
 
Pros: Suite of sensors, Interactive display, Independent operations
Cons: Price, Only supports SMS and phone notifications, Rubber band picks up dust easily
Verdict: Health Tracking has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, with companies left and right pushing out devices that one wears on their wrist, and will track everything from heartbeat all the way to where you are in the middle of your daily run.

Read full review at chip.com.my
3 years ago
chip.com.my
 

Fitbit Surge

 
3.5
Pros: Counts steps accurately, Measures how many floors climbed, Easy to set up, Consumer testers said it provided motivation for exercise
Cons: Heart rate monitor is not very accurate, Some consumer testers found it uncomfortable to wear, Consumer testers didn't like the look of the device
Verdict: The Fitbit Surge is one of the most feature-equipped fitness trackers on the market. It's the first Fitbit product to include a GPS, as well as metrics for number of steps, floors climbed, minutes active, and more.
3 years ago
goodhousekeeping.com
 

Fitbit Surge review: Bridging the gap between activity tracker and sportswatch

 
4.0
Pros: Nice design, easy to use, great Fitbit platform, good running companion, continuous heart rate-monitoring, GPS tracking, good activity tracking
Cons: GPS battery life is poor, elevation measure inaccurate, smartphone notifications are basic, uncomfortable as sleep tracker
Verdict: Described as the ultimate fitness superwatch, the Fitbit Surge places the company in the sportswatch category for the first time, competing against the likes of Polar and Garmin. Fitbit claims to now have a fitness tracking device for everyone.
3 years ago
Pocket Lint
 

Featured Review: Fitbit Surge

Verdict: The Fitbit Surge is Fitbit's latest fitness tracker, pairing together features from their previous trackers with GPS, a heart rate sensor, and a watch, making it their most advanced activity tracker to date.

Read full review at androidheadlines.com
3 years ago
androidheadlines.com
 
 
4.2
Verdict: It's not perfect and it's not for everyone, but on paper at least, Surge is the best tracker Fitbit has produced. If you're in the market, you have to put it on the short list - just don't forget to look at the Charge HR, too.

Read full review at Tweak Town
3 years ago
Tweak Town
 

Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch Review

Pros: Vibrating notifications and alarms, Always-on touchscreen display with backlight, GPS, Automatic sleep tracking, Relays entire text messages, Wireless syncing, Smartphone integration with music control, Water resistant, Sleek design with fun color choices, Pretty good battery life for a smart watch
Cons: Heartrate accuracy highly dependent on fit, Proprietary charging cable different from other Fitbits, Swiping through text messages is not so intuitive, sizing is on the large side for women with smaller wrists
Verdict: Watch out: Fitness band gone smart! Fitbit just released the latest and greatest in tech, the Fitbit Surge Fitness Super Watch. This wristband has most of the features ...
3 years ago
Chip Chick
 

Fitbit Surge review

Verdict: A look at the Fitbit Surge, a smart tracking device.

Read full review at Geekzone
3 years ago
Geekzone
 

Review of smart watch for fitness – FitBit Surge

Verdict: The FitBit saddled theme pedometers and recently expanded the range of pedometers and bracelets with the same functionality as the first clock, which modestly called the Fitness Super Watch.

Read full review at hardware-boom.com
3 years ago
hardware-boom.com
 

Steps, distance, pace, track, heart rate, this thing can do it all

 
4.2
Pros: Built-in heart rate monitor, Built-in GPS, A good all-round performer
Cons: Dashboard interface could be better, Maps don't look accurate enough
Verdict: The Surge is the cream of Fitbit's crop of fitness tracking devices. It's a relatively large smartwatch which incorporates a ton of features that make it do more than just track steps and elevation.

Read full review at review.goodgearguide.com.au
3 years ago
review.goodgearguide.com.au
 

Fitbit Surge – How I'm Getting Myself Healthy and Fit [Review]

Verdict: I've waited a long time to get a Fitbit. I had spent a good portion of last year trying to decide which activity tracker to get and when I thought I'd found the one I wanted, Fitbit went and announced the Fitbit Surge and Charge HR .

Read full review at gstylemag.com
3 years ago
gstylemag.com
 

Fitbit Surge activity tracker review

Pros: Large always on touch screen, Continuous heart rate monitoring, Notifications, GPS, Automatic sleep tracking
Cons: Call and text notifications require Android v5.0 for some devices, No music control, Expensive, Not waterproof
Verdict: The Fitbit Surge is Fitbit's most advanced activity tracker yet. It tracks all the same things as their other trackers, but also includes advanced features like GPS and basic smartwatch features along with an always on large touch screen display.

Read full review at The Gadgeteer
3 years ago
The Gadgeteer
 

Fitbit Surge review: a fitness tracking watch that's not quite super

 
3.0
Pros: solid battery life, constant heart rate monitoring, altimeter, accurate step tracking, easy to read screen
Cons: occasional syncing issues, poor data analysis, erratic heart rate during run, chunky, poor sleep tracking
Verdict: The Fitbit Surge is a top of the range "fitness superwatch", with constant heart rate tracking and GPS but does it really deserve that self-proclaimed "super" prefix The premium wrist-worn fitness tracker from Fitbit, one of the first companies to make a smartphone-connected device, the Surge...

Read full review at Guardian
4 years ago
Guardian
 

Review: Fitbit Surge, an iPhone-connected health & fitness tracker

 
3.5
Pros: Comfortable, durable, and easy to use with your iPhone, Integrated GPS lets you track outdoor exercise without your phone, Built-in heart sensor and pedometer work great, 3-5 days of battery life and responsive touchscreen
Cons: A not-so-smart watch limited to text and call notifications, plus music controls, No HealthKit integration in Fitbit's ecosystem, A watch is a fashion statement, and the Surge may not be ideal for all occasions, $250 price is just $100 less than an Apple Watch, and equal to many Android Wear devices
Verdict: For iPhone users seeking a wrist-worn fitness tracker with GPS, heart rate monitoring, and multiple-day battery life, the Fitbit Surge is a good "tweener" device -not quite a smartwatch, but much more functional than a basic wearable.

Read full review at AppleInsider
4 years ago
AppleInsider
 

Review: Fitbit Surge

 
3.5
Pros: Constant and mostly accurate heart rate monitoring gives a more complete picture of overall fitness, and allows for more accurate calorie-burning estimates. Touchscreen interactions are intuitive and swift. Automatic syncing with Fitbit app over Bluetooth. Comfortable band.
Cons: Not waterproof. No built-in cycling activity monitoring. Bluetooth Classic notifications take extra toll on smartphone battery. Trouble measuring high heart rates
Verdict: Fitbit is among the dwindling number of health and fitness companies that hasn't shared data through HealthKit, Apple's health and fitness platform. The company explained this in October, saying it wants to explore partner options that served all of its users, not just those who favor iOS.
4 years ago
Wired
 

Fitbit Surge Review: If Only This Was Actually A Smartwatch

 
3.2
Verdict: I have a dream, a dream about the perfect piece of wearable tech. It would be a band with all the simple notification powers of the best smartwatches and all the health tracking powers of a full-on fitness tracker. The Fitbit Surge is so close that it hurts.
4 years ago
Gizmodo
 
Pros: The Surge is a great fitness tracker and dumb simple. I just slapped it on and synced it up and BOOM instant life stats. The app is fantastic at sharing the info with you
Verdict: I have a dream, a dream about the perfect piece of wearable tech. It would be a band with all the simple notification powers of the best smartwatches and all the health tracking powers of a full-on fitness tracker. The Fitbit Surge is so close that it hurts. What Is It?
4 years ago
gizmodo.in
 

Fitbit Surge Review

 
4.0
Pros: Continuous heart-rate monitor, GPS for tracking and mapping runs, Comprehensive list of exercises to track
Cons: Limited to text and call notifications
Verdict: Fitbit has an army of activity trackers, but the Surge is the company's most ambitious device yet. This $249 performance-focused device tracks steps, calories and distance, but it truly shines when it's continuously monitoring your heart rate and using its GPS sensor to track your runs.

Read full review at Tom's Guide
4 years ago
Tom's Guide
 

Fitbit Surge Black Large

 
5.0
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Clock didn't work
1 year ago
The Good Guys
 

Easy to use

 
1.0
Verdict: Interfaces nicely with the iPhone. HR monitor is accurate, and tracking is perfect
1 year ago
Chain Reaction Cycles
 

Your band will separate

 
5.0
Verdict: The band will eventually crack or separate. How long you have with the band just depends. They market this for Athletes, but this is not a premium product. It has a design flaw and fitbit only says sorry when it happens. Save your $200+ and put it towards a more durable product.
1 year ago
Target
 

This has been a great addition to my workout regimen

 
2.0
Verdict: This has been a great addition to my workout regimen. I absolutely loathe having to carry my smart phone when I am doing an activity so having the GPS built in is great! I do have a problem with the band not being replaceable.

Read full review at Amazon
1 year ago
Amazon
 

Still working as expected after 18 months

 
5.0
Verdict: I've worn mine for 18 months so long enough to learn what it does well, or not. It does tell time and will follow you to other time zones if you want it to. One problem with that feature is that you can lose your stat history if that info is important to you.

Read full review at amazon.ca
1 year ago
amazon.ca
 

Fitbit watch, my wife loves it.

 
5.0
Verdict: Argos was the only place that had these in stock, everywhere else local said they could get it the day after. The Fitbit watch is very good and synchronises with Windows 7 but I also had to buy a new mobile phone that would work with the watch as the Android version on my wife's phone was too old.
1 year ago
Argos
 

Just ok

 
4.0
Verdict: I've had my FB Surge for 18 months now and worn it consistently most of that time night and day. My exercise regime involves cycling; turbo and static in a gym so my assessment on FB's accuracy is based on quite a lot of use.

Read full review at Amazon
1 year ago
Amazon
 

I need to order another one

 
1.0
Verdict: The strap came loose and i need to order a new surge because my husband tried to glue the strap and got glue into the charger port
1 year ago
Kohls.de
 

FITBIT Surge - Small, Black

 
4.0
Pros: Battery life while not using gps
Cons: Size, display, uncomfortable to wear
1 year ago
Currys
 

Clever

 
5.0
Verdict: Took a lot of getting use to as the back of the watch is angled for sensors but couldn't take it off now, very intelligent and the app is incredible and easy to use, I charge it once a week through a USB port, charging takes an hour tops.
1 year ago
very.co.uk
 

Band Breaks

 
1.0
Verdict: Liked the watch but after only one and a half years the band broke and Fitbit offers no replacement band. So it is now just going to be thrown out in the trash. Fitbit will sell me a new one with 25% discount, but I am not going to buy something that breaks all the time as most owners have reported...
1 year ago
Cabela's
 

Lot of improvement needed for better life.

 
5.0
Verdict: I have been using this product since 15 months. The call and sms notification was buggy from the beginning that the watch wont stop vibrating. So I disable it. The hear rate monitoring, gps etc worked pretty fine for me and I loved the device for the fit and finish as well as the fitbit app.
2 years ago
amazon.in
 

great

 
2.0
Verdict: absolutely love this, its tracks all my running, biking and walking and tells me how many calories ive burnt off, even more so will send info to my strava. Its great I love it
2 years ago
Littlewoods
 

Poor

 
1.0
Verdict: Great watch if you only want it to work for 8 months. I am on my second watch in 16 months after my first one was replaced because it stopped working. Now the replacement watch is not working and I am out of the 12 month warranty.
2 years ago
Walmart
 
 
4.0
Verdict: Ordered the Surge a little over 2 weeks ago and received it after about 4 days (4th was in between). Been using the watch now for 11 days and I am liking it. First had to get used to it as I hadn't really been wearing watches for the past 2 years. After 2 days I felt naked without

Read full review at Adorama
2 years ago
Adorama
 

Screen too dull

 
3.0
Verdict: Well I wanted to buy the next upcoming new surge fit watch because I had a charge HR and loved it. The problem with this watch is it is very dull it's hard to see the numbers, if it wasn't for that I probably would have kept it.

Read full review at shop.ca
2 years ago
shop.ca
 

Awful

 
1.0
Verdict: I wanted an upgrade from my Flex, and was excited about the Surge. I was very disappointed with the Surge. The display is so dim I could not see it if not tilted in the right direction. I took it back and now have the Charge HR that I highly recommend.

Read full review at microsoftstore.com
2 years ago
microsoftstore.com
 

Works great overall, battery life still not up to par

 
3.0
Verdict: I have been using this tracking watch for a littler over three months and are very satisfied with it's performance. GPS is very accurate, the exercise tracking it's alright. I still feel that the battery is not a good one.
3 years ago
B&H Photo
 

"Ciao Christmas Tree: A Wished For Gift"

 
5.0
Pros: Helps to encourage physical activity. Can be synced with a smart phone. Attractive in design
Cons: Very expensive at present
Verdict: I am writing this review as part of Ciao's Christmas Tree competition, where we are invited to review gifts we have purchased for others and gifts we should like to receive ourselves.
3 years ago
Ciao
 

Excellent

 
5.0
Verdict: Bought for my daughters birthday & she loves it, great fit, everything works as it should & has the heart rate monitor that she wanted, great gift for a sporty, energetic teenager.

Read full review at Debenhams
3 years ago
Debenhams
 

Fitbit - Surge

 
4.0
Pros: Works great for the wife's workouts. She wears it all the time. She really loves it!
Cons: Battery life could be better

Read full review at Newegg
3 years ago
Newegg
 

Love this!

 
5.0
Verdict: This is my first "Activity Tracker" and I have had it for 2 weeks. It's really quite addictive! I wanted a device that monitored sleep and my heart rate. I almost bought two cheaper devices but decided to try this instead and I have been really pleased with it.
3 years ago
johnlewis.com
 

Heart rate monitor totally inaccurate

 
5.0
Pros: Works with Spotify
Cons: Inaccurate
Verdict: Went through two of these. The first one the pod that allows you to start using the watch didn't work. Had to return immediately. On the second watch, the heart rate monitor is completely inaccurate when you're doing any type of workout other than running.
3 years ago
ABT Electronics
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