Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge HR now on sale in the US

Much anticipated fitness trackers finally available
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The Fitbit Surge and the Fitbit Charge HR are both now on sale Stateside.

Wareable verdict: Fitbit Surge review

The Surge is touted as a “fitness super watch" and offers GPS connectivty and continuous heart rate monitoring. It has eight sensors built into the watch, and is designed for multiple sports, rather than just running and cycling.

It features a backlit LCD touchscreen display, and Fitbit states the battery will last seven days on a single charge – something we can't wait to test out when we do our full Fitbit Surge review.

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The Fitbit Charge HR keeps track of steps, calories and sleep and can also display caller ID on its OLED screen, as well as real-time progress of your goals.

It features an impressive array of features, including continuous heart rate tracking using an optical sensor, which should offer better calorie burn data and make it capable of recording gym workouts – something lacking from the majority of current wearables.

Wareable verdict: Fitbit Charge review

The Fitbit duo are available now from a wide range of retailers and direct from Fitbit too. Availability in select countries in Europe, Asia, and Latin America will come shortly we're told. The Fitbit Surge is $249.95, it's $149.95 for the Charge HR.

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Paul Lamkin


Wareable Media Group co-CEO Paul launched Wareable with James Stables in 2014, after working for a variety of the UK's biggest and best consumer tech publications including Pocket-lint, Forbes, Electric Pig, Tech Digest, What Laptop, T3 and has been a judge for the TechRadar Awards. 

Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

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