The Fitbit Charge HR features continuous wrist-based heart rate tracking, a bright OLED screen, an exercise mode, Caller ID, automatic sleep detection, a water resistant design with 5 days of battery life, and much more. The Charge HR is available black, plum, blue, and tangerine
On the other hand, the Surge includes many of the same features as the Charge HR, but also features a built-in GPS to monitor running, customizable watch faces, and battery life up to 7 days. The Surge is available in black, blue, and tangerine.
“Focused on our mission to empower and inspire people to lead healthier, more active lives, we have always understood that activity tracking is only part of the journey to attaining better health. It is critical that the information users get from tracking is easy to understand and useful, and the experience is fun and engaging – so they stay motivated,” said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit. “With Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge, features like heart rate tracking are made simpler by being continuous and automatic so the technology works no matter what you’re doing and the experience is seamless yet powerful, giving users valuable all day health insights.”
Fitbit also announced two new features coming soon to all Fitbit users:
● Multi-device support: enables up to 5 Fitbit devices to sync to one account, giving you all your stats at any time, no matter which tracker you’re wearing
● Exercise summaries on display: shows all your exercise stats directly on the Charge HR display, so you can see how well you performed during and after your workout, providing quick access to stats
You can purchase both the Charge HR and the Surge from Fitbit starting today for $149 and $249 respectively. Major retailers including Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, REI, The Sports Authority and Target will sell the devices by the end of January.