Fitbit Surge as Sport alternative?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rockyroad55, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

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    I was considering the surge but waited on today's announcement. The surge has email and text notifications, GPS, better battery, and does sleep tracking. Anyone considering Surge over the Sport? $349/399 vs surge $249.
     
  2. jhtrico1850 macrumors regular

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    So far, I'm liking the Charge HR most. But it's probably best to see when the Apple Watch to come out for true opinions.
     
  3. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    If you are looking that direction, there is also the Garmin vivoactive. It looks like a very nice sports watch with some limited smart features.

    Really, you have to decide if you want something that is an extension of your phone/notification device or something that is designed for sports/activity training.
     
  4. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    Surge and Charge are not accurate Heart Rate monitors during exercise. Check the fitbit forums. I had a charge hr and returned it.

    Don't know how accurate the apple watch hr will be but I'm guessing it will be better than fitbit. If not, I will return it also.
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I run with a Charge HR as well as a Wahoo Fitness Tickr X HRM belt and they're pretty much spot on with each other. I've found the HR tracking on the Fitbit to be a lot better than I expected and I've really been pleased with it overall.
     
  6. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    It really depends on your usage. I wish the charge hr worked better. It works fine for everyday activity and exercise that ramps up gradually like a jog. It does not do well for any high intensity workouts/intervals, p90x, weightlifting. And some people even have problems getting accurate readings when sitting around.

    I hope Apple get's this right. The sensors seem to be much larger on the apple watch.

    Lots of comments here about the fitbit hr issues:
    https://community.fitbit.com/t5/Charge-HR/Heart-Rate-Inaccurate-During-High-Intensity/td-p/597645
     
  7. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a TomTom Cardio Multi-Sport. Does running, cycling, and swimming, and heart rate all on the wrist.
    Once Apple makes a waterproof watch that is thinner I'll consider getting one. Until then my TomTom does just fine.
     

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