Fitbit Surge Review

I was in Best Buy a couple of years ago and walked passed the Fitbit section and turned back to take a look. After looking over the box I decided to buy one and see what they are like. When I got home I took it out of the box and charged it then synced it with my phone and Strava account. Since it was still early in the day I took it out on a ride to check out how it works. I got outside and turned on the GPS to then started my ride.

The watch felt comfortable and I was already used to wearing watches anyway. It was nice to be able to ride and have the time available just by glancing down for a second.

I think the Surge is a great product. I will continue to use it for my rides… However here are some things are not to so great about it.

– Doesn’t display your current speed

– Battery life is about 4 hours. Take and use your Garmin GPS (if you have one) if you plan to go on longer rides

– There are no automatic pause and go option. Timer runs even if you’re stopped. You can manually pause and start again but I don’t like it. Plus, you can forget to resume and lose ride data.

Some Good Things

– You can sync it with your Strava account and it will automatically upload your ride to Strava.

– Small and compact. Plus comfortable to wear.

– Gets your heart rate data with no need for a heart monitor which can be very uncomfortable.

– You can use the Surge for many other exercises such as walking, running, etc…

– Displays the name of a texter or caller. I find this useful so I can know if I should stop riding to answer the call or text.

Of course, everyone will have their own likes and dislikes about the Surge. But, overall, I think it is an excellent product. Fitbit says they are currently working on solutions for some of my dislikes such as the auto pause and resume.

Are you a Fitbit Surge user?

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I am a bald guy that likes to ride my bike a lot. If you are in the Capac, MI area and almost run over a bald guy riding a bike it was probably me. Thank you for not running me over.