Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge Wearable Devices to Arrive by Early 2015

November 8, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Rumors surrounding Fitbit are finally put to rest. The word is out from Fitbit about their new wearables to shake the market. Charge, Charge HR and Surge will be adorning your wrists by early 2015.

Fitbit Charge is the entry level fitness tracker that tracks the basic fitness related stuff like footsteps, distance, and sleep quality. Add a heart rate monitor to the same and you have the Charge HR wearable.

All your fitness related info will be displayed across the tiny OLED display, which also pops up caller ID details during an incoming call when paired with your smartphone.


Connectivity to your smartphone can be established via Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It also offers resistance to water of up to 1 ATM.

While Charge will run up to 7 days on a single charge, the Heart Rate monitoring will slightly have a cut in the juice as Charge HR will last only for 5 days on a single charge.

Surge is Fitbit’s effort to keep up with the pace in wearable technology. Fitbit Surge is the smartwatch that features GPS and enhanced connectivity over your smartphone, the first of its kind from Fitbit.

Tracking features in the Surge runs in parallel with that of Charge HR, but is spotted with a bigger touch-screen display to accommodate the multi-features.

It is also packed with a digital compass, ambient light sensor, vibration motor, a 3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope which would come handy along with the track and map your run.

Fitbit Surge also offers water resistance of up to 5 ATM and gives 5-day battery life on a single charge.


Fitbit charge is now available on the Fitbit Store for $129.95 and it comes in two shades — black and slate.

Fitbit has also commenced the pre-orders for Charge HR and Surge which will have its shipping in the first quarter of 2015. Charge HR is available for pre-order at $149.95 with two color options– black and plum. Surge is available for pre-order in black shade for $249.95.

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