It’s a New Year and that means the resolutionists are out in full force, and they will be happy to know Fitbit has recently debuted some new products including Bluetooth-connected band and a pulse-monitoring band.
Charge is Bluetooth-connected and offers continuous heart rate monitoring that allows for accurate tracking of workout intensity and calorie burn without the bulky chest strap. Like Fitbit’s other fitness trackers, Charge also monitors steps, distance, calories, in addition to active minutes and floors climbed.
Fitbit also introduced Surge, a “fitness smartwatch” that comes with an ambient light sensor, altimeter, GPS tracking, and optional heart rate monitor. The display shows time, elevation information, and distance, but lacks a mapping function. Surge can also connect to the iPhone to check caller ID, view notifications and messages, and control music. Charging time is one to two hours and lasts up to seven days with normal use.
The new Charge HR retails for $149.95 and the Surge runs $249.95.