Apple Watch vs Fitbit Surge
Apple Watch unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time. It can track a wider variety of activities because it’s able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement. It has a custom sensor that can measure intensity by tracking your heart rate. And it uses the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone to track how far you’ve moved.
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Latest news about Apple Watch and Fitbit Surge:
10.12.16. Fitbit acquired and shut down fitness watch maker Pebble. It's tough time for fitness smartwatch makers. After a period of incredible buzz in 2014, when Google launched Android Wear, and 2015, when Apple launched the first Watch, the hype around smartwatches has subsided considerably. Even Microsoft recently killed its fitness tracker Microsoft Band and Intel abandoned the release of the new model of Basis fitness watch. But Fitbit believes it can still compete with heavyweights Apple and Samsung/Google. The fitness wearables maker has acquired the competitor - fitness smartwatch maker Pebble. Fitbit is buying Pebble for its technology (to enhance its own smartwatch Surge). Pebble devices will be phased out post-acquisition.
28.10.14. Fitbit unveiled fitness wristbands Charge, Charge HR and fitness watch Surge. Fitbit unveiled three new devices: the Fitbit Charge (a reboot of the Fitbit Force), the Fitbit Charge HR (which comes with heart-rate monitoring) and the Fitbit Surge, a device specialized for runners (with some smartwatch capabilities). The Fitbit Charge ($129.95, launching in mid-November) is the replacement to the Fitbit Force, but it also added a feature to track sleeping without needing to put it in sleep mode. The Fitbit Charge HR is nearly the same as standard Fitbit Charge but it comes with continuous heart rate tracker, that adds $20 to the price. And Fitbit Surge is a fitness smartwatch, which comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, built-in GPS, sleep analysis activity tracking and promises up to 7 days of battery life on a charge. The Fitbit Surge will launch in early 2015 for $249.95.
10.09.14. Apple Watch wants to dominate the market for fitness trackers. Apple unveiled its new smartwatch Apple Watch today and one of its main features is comprehensive health and fitness tracker. The Apple Watch will track your heart rate and measure three separate categories of movement. The first is the "Move" ring, which measures the calories you've burned and tells you when you've hit your personal goal for the day. The "Exercise" ring captures more brisk movement, and closes when you've put in 30 minutes total each day. The "Stand" ring measures how often you break from the sedentary reality of parking your butt in an office chair all day, and closes when you've gotten up for at least one minute in twelve different hours during the day. It pairs with the barometer in the newest iPhones to track your climbs and claims it will be able to distinguish the intensity of your activity to better track the calories you're burning.