Side by side comparison for Fitbit Blaze – Fitbit Surge

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PricePrice:
$199.99 USD
Price:
$299.95 USD
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ProsPros:
– Better than the Charge HR and Surge
– Doesn’t get caught on clothing
– 5-day battery
– Looks decent
– Swappable bands
– Automatic exercise tracking works(and is nice!)
Pros:
– Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring
– Feels comfortable
– Proactive fitness monitoring
ConsCons:
– Nothing special
– PurePulse Heartrate doesn’t work well at the gym
– No smart sleep alarms
Cons:
– Limited smartwatch functionality
– No 3rd Party App support
– Limited notifications
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– None that we found
Potential Problems:
– Heart rate monitoring may not be accurate due to the movement of the Fitbit Surge
Design Rating
DESIGN
DESIGN
DesignDesign (5/5):
– Fairly comfortable to wear
– Watch holds up to daily use
– Unique way of swapping bands
Design (1.5/5):
– Doesn’t show excessive wear/tear
– Strap is noticeable (especially when using a laptop)
– Looks bulky and awkward
Durability Rating
DURABILITY
DURABILITY
Battery LifeBattery Life (4/5):
– 5 day battery
Battery Life (5/5):
– 7 day battery
– Charges using a custom cable type
ProtectionProtection (4/5):
– Water resistant
– Scratch resistant against keys and coins
Protection (5/5):
– Water resistant to 5 ATM
– Scratch resistant against keys and coins
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
FUNCTIONALITY
SoftwareSoftware (3.5/5):
– Syncs with both iPhones and Android phones
– Web interface
– No app store
Software (3.5/5):
– Mobile & desktop sync
– NO 3rd party app support
– Fitbit software works well
HandlingHandling (5/5):
– Touch enabled
– Buttons are fairly easy to use
– Viewable in direct sunlight
Handling (4.5/5):
– Touch-enabled
– Navigation accomplished using both touch and buttons
– Viewable in direct sunlight (backlight for darker environments)
Information DisplayUI (3.5/5):
– Simple notifications
– Navigation is simple
– Able to choose different watch faces
– Watch face goes to sleep (may be an issue during workouts)
UI (2.5/5):
– Limited smartwatch features
– Notifications only for calls and texts (you can’t answer phone calls)
– Limited number of clock faces
SensorsSensors (2.5/5):
– No GPS
– PurePulse HR tracking doesn’t work well at the gym
Sensors (4/5):
– Can accurately track workouts and running
– GPS
– Heart Rate
– Accelerometer/Compass
PracticalityPracticality (4/5):
– Useful but not habit changing
– Get only if you need a fitness tracker
Practicality (1/5):
– Useful only for fitness
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