Brookstone website reveals more about Fitbit Surge fitness watch

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By John Callaham on 25 Oct 2014 10:38 am

A few days after leaked documents about the upcoming Fitbit Surge wearable device hit the Internet, the Brookstone website has decided to go ahead and post up their pre-order page for the product ahead of Fitbit's official announcement.

While the pre-order page shows that the Fitbit Surge is currently "out of stock", the bullet point list shows nearly everything there is to know about the device, along with images and even a one minute video demo. While it's mainly being marketed for the fitness crowd, it will have some smartwatch features such as call and text notifications, a way to control your smartphone's music and more:

  • Built-in GPS tracking gives you pace, distance, routes and elevation climbed—without needing your smartphone nearby.
  • Automatic, continuous heart rate monitoring gives you more accurate fitness stats
  • Eight-sensor technology measures steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes to maximize performance
  • Advanced smartwatch features for receiving call and text notifications right on your wrist—control your music, too
  • Record running, cross-training, biking, strength and cardio workouts
  • Touchscreen display offers easy access to fitness stats
  • Monitor how long and how well you sleep, and wake with a vibrating alarm
  • Set goals, see progress and analyze trends on your phone or computer via the Fitbit® dashboard
  • Share and compete with friends and family in challenges on the leaderboard—earn badges, and log food, weight and workouts
  • Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer and over 60 leading smartphones
  • Compatible with iPhone 4s and later, iPad (3rd generation) and later and all leading Android devices, as well as Windows Vista and later and Mac OS 10.6 and later
  • Android user? Launch the free Fitbit App instantly by tapping Surge on your NFC-enabled Android phone
  • Works with Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale
  • Water resistant

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Hopefully Fitbit will officially announce the Surge in the very near future, which is rumored to have a $249 price tag. What do you think about the features listed for the Fitbit Surge.

Source: Brookstone via The Verge

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Brookstone website reveals more about Fitbit Surge fitness watch


This is what my wife is wanting. Our only concern is we are BlackBerry users and not sure how well it will work with it. It will be interesting if the phone apps require the Google services or we could just download the app.

I'm in the same boat as you. My wife and are are both BB users, and as much as I want this device if it does not fully work I may as well just keep my Flex. Once BB releases OS 10.3.1 which I believe adds Bluetooth 4 access to Android apps the Fitbit app should be able to sync the Flex, which I hope would then be the same with the Surge. We'll just have to wait and see :(

It sure looks like it does it all.

However, one of my favorite features of the Flex (and the old Force) is the silent alarm and sleep study. I don't think I could sleep with something as big as the Surge and since the Fitbit app will only recognize one device without reconfiguring, switching to the Flex at night is not practical, at least not unless Fitbit changes the software. But I sure miss the stair flight feature.