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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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Average User Score
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

90
metric152
The extra functionality of the watch has a hit on the battery. With heavy usage...read more
80
falleninsea
Battery wise I'm getting about 4 to 5 days of use. compared to my old Fitbit...read more
80
marketize
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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