- Decently comfortable design although it has caused some issues
- Optical HR sensor is accurate for most activities
- Intuitive software
- Fitbit’s mobile app is really good
- Fairly expensive for what it offers
- Cannot use it for swimming
- Only black & white display
- Not the most attractive looking watch
Good GPS watch for the casual athlete that likes to run and cycle, but that also want activity and sleep tracking features.
The Fitbit Surge has a built-in wrist HRM, which is admittedly not the best wrist heart rate monitor on the market, but it’s nice to have for all-day use and running. While Fitbit isn’t really a performance company when you compare it to Garmin or Suunto, the Surge GPS watch does have most of the features that an average runner will want, including distance, pace, and heart rate. Of course, it also tracks your route and saves all of this information as well as your daily fitness data in the Fitbit mobile app (one of the best fitness apps out there). If you think about Fitbit Surge vs. Fitbit Blaze or vs. Fitbit Charge 2, we wouldn’t say the Surge is the obvious choice. We like it, but in all honesty, the Charge 2 for the most part appeals to the same consumer base at a lower price point. Of course, that device does not have built-in GPS, but you probably have your phone on your anyways so it might make sense to look into.