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78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The Surge solves some of Fitbit's problems with better food and sleep tracking, while adding GPS and heart rate monitoring to the mix. But its bulky, utilitarian design and high price will limit its appeal.

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Pros
  • GPS and heart rate monitoring are welcome additions
  • Fitbit finally solved its sleep-tracking problem
  • Food database is robust and easy to use
Cons
  • Design is better suited for the gym than the office
  • Slightly bulky body and strap
  • Pricey for an activity tracker, even one with GPS

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User Reviews 18
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Speed, Gps, Heart rate
Display
Yes
Type
Tracking metrics
Display
Wearable / clip-on
Motion, Distance, Speed, Gps, Heart rate
Yes

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78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

78
 

User Reviews

30
Pat_Cat
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget
20
Mike_F
DO NOT BUY!! It breaks after a few months of use.The band itself will peel and...read more
80
13danav
I am happy to see that you are thinking about buying the Fitbit surge. This...read more
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