76points

Fitbit Charge 2

80points

Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Charge 2
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Fitbit Surge
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58 facts in comparison

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge
76
points
80
points

Why is Fitbit Charge 2 better than Fitbit Surge?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an OLED display
  • 6°C lower potential operating temperature
    -10°Cvs-4°C

Why is Fitbit Surge better than Fitbit Charge 2?

  • Has a heart rate monitor
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has GPS
  • 68°C higher maximum operating temperature
    113°Cvs45°C

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Has a display
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

3.waterproofing maximum depth

10m

10m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Runtastic Moment Elite

100m

4.sweat resistant
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

5.has a touch screen
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

6.Has an OLED display
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

OLED displays offer infinite contrast ratio, wider viewing angles and faster response time compared to LCDs.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

2.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

3.has GPS
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.

2.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

3.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

4.Has exercise tagging
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

After exercising, you can add details of your workout eg. jogging, swimming, cycling. This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burnt.

5.Provides sleep reports
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

3.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

4.Has Bluetooth
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

6.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life

7 days

7 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

2.Has notifications
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

3.Has inactivity alerts
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

4.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has achievements
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

6.Has social features
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

Miscellaneous

1.Free application
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

2.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

3. smaller app size (iOS app)

14MB (Fitbit App)

14MB (Fitbit App)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Bowflex Boost

3.4MB

4.Ad-free
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

5.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

6.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Charge 2
Fitbit Surge

Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

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