Fitbit Surge vs Pebble

Fitbit Surge
Train smarter with Surge—a fitness super watch with built-in GPS, continuous heart rate, activity tracking, text and call notifications, music control and more. See distance, pace and elevation climbed & review routes and split times. Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate & simplified heart rate zones. Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed & active minutes. Record running, cross training and cardio workouts & view workout summaries. See call and text notifications on the touchscreen display. Sync stats wirelessly & automatically to leading smartphones and computers
Want to track your runs, get notified when your team scores, or kick off voice nav without touching your phone? You’ll find the app for that in the Pebble appstore. Discover thousands of apps and watchfaces to customize Pebble to fit your life.

Latest news about Fitbit Surge and Pebble:

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.

05.10.16. Pebble 2 gets heart rate sensor. Pebble released fitness-focused smartwatch Pebble 2. This $130 smartwatch features heart rate sensor that is always on and taking your pulse, which it then logs into the Health section of the Pebble app so you can see all the data all in neat little graphs. The workout section includes three modes that can be activated: walk, run and workout. Each of the modes tracks duration and shows a live reading of your heart rate.  Pebble 2 is water-resistant up to 98 feet of water — good for sweating all over, swimming and use in the rain. The e-paper screen affords the Pebble 2 greater power efficiency that other LCD-based smartwatches can't get; battery life is good for up to a week on a single charge as opposed to one to two days.

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.

01.10.14. Pebble drops smartwatch prices, adds sleep tracking. In the face of Android Wear watches costing $179 and up, Pebble is dropping the price of its wearable device: You can get one for $99. The company is also adding better health tracking support and sleep monitoring with third-party apps. The Pebble could already tap into smartphone apps that count steps or track movement, but a software update is bringing full activity tracking and sleep monitoring for all Pebble watches. Thanks to improved integration with the Misfit app, the Pebble watch will now measure sleep. The new sleep tracking could help Pebble stand out from the growing pack of smartwatches: Most competing devices will end up on a charger during the night. With its low-power e-paper display, the Pebble can run for up to one week on a single charge. That means it has can be worn all night to monitor sleep habits, which watches with LED or OLED displays can’t.

06.08.14. Pebble launches custom-colored fitness smartwatches. Pebble is releasing three new colors for its smartwatch line. The newly available shades are Fresh Green, Hot Pink and and Fly Blue, and they are only available for a limited time. Users can order any of the three new colors at Pebble's site for $150 a pop. Pebble is waterproof smart watches that can run different apps, including apps. The most popular fitness apps on Pebble are Misfit - for counting steps and tracking motion and Endomondo - for running and workouts.