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Is the Fitbit surge like any other gps watch?

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Thethingswedoforlove Wed 16-Mar-16 08:50:15

Does it tell you how fast/ far you are running when you are actually on the run? Does it do both miles and km? Does it vibrate when you hit eg each k or each mile? Is it any good?

Thethingswedoforlove Thu 17-Mar-16 10:34:30

I am sure someone knows about fitbits! Please??!

EleanorAbernathy Thu 17-Mar-16 12:54:22

Yes, yes and yes! I love mine, it also monitors heart rate without having to wear a chest strap, and records elevation too so you can see how hilly your route is!

I used to have a dedicated Garmin running watch and the Surge does everything that did plus cake normal tracking like a basic Fitbit does on top of that.

EleanorAbernathy Thu 17-Mar-16 12:55:28

Not sure where that cake came from grin

ouryve Thu 17-Mar-16 12:56:46

PLus cake?!

I'm unpgrading my charge smile

EleanorAbernathy Thu 17-Mar-16 12:59:05

Now I'm trying to work out how to get cake on the Fitbit app! cake

Thethingswedoforlove Thu 17-Mar-16 14:40:30

Thank you. I might just get one now. Does it tell the time too?!!

EleanorAbernathy Thu 17-Mar-16 15:13:38

It does! And counts steps, flights of stairs, calories burned, and heart rate even when not in GPS mode smile

Thethingswedoforlove Thu 17-Mar-16 19:22:03


Thethingswedoforlove Thu 17-Mar-16 19:22:38

Is it really big to wear all the time? Do you sleep wearing it?

EleanorAbernathy Thu 17-Mar-16 22:41:54

I wear mine all the time - it tracks sleep too and I love getting lots of little graphs - I don't find it really big as the strap is really soft and it's quite comfortable (especially compared to my clunky old Garmin, I felt daft in that even on a run!).

Thethingswedoforlove Mon 21-Mar-16 17:32:45

Does it need a charger?

Hourchange Mon 21-Mar-16 18:31:36

I love mine. It has a charger that plugs into the mains. I charge mine whilst I'm having a bath every day.

Thethingswedoforlove Mon 21-Mar-16 19:00:20

Tried to five Argos some money for it today but somehow they kept crashing and I still haven't placed an order ☹

Thethingswedoforlove Thu 24-Mar-16 14:49:12

Is there a reason my iPhone would start to use all its data allowance as a result of having the Fitbit surge? I never use the allowance but suddenly j have used 80% of it two days after getting one?

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 25-Mar-16 16:51:21


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