81points

Fitbit Surge

81points

Microsoft Band

Fitbit Surge
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Fitbit Surge vs Microsoft Band

Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band
81
points
81
points

Why is Fitbit Surge better than Microsoft Band?

  • Tracks elevation
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
  • Has exercise tagging
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • Tracks calorie intake
  • 16.1MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    14MBvs30.1MB
  • Is compatible with Windows
  • Has social features

Why is Microsoft Band better than Fitbit Surge?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Compatible with RunKeeper
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • Monitors perspiration
  • Has coaching
  • 0.5 Higher rating on Google Play
    4.5vs4
  • 9370feet higher maximum altitude
    39370feetvs30000feet
  • Has voice commands

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has a display
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

3.sweat resistant
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

4.has a touch screen
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

5.maximum operating temperature

113°C

40°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Best

Fitbit Surge

113°C

6.maximum altitude

30000feet

39370feet

The device has a higher maximum operating altitude, meaning that you can take it to higher locations without worrying about it malfunctioning.

Best

Microsoft Band (2015)

39370feet

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

2.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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

4.Monitors perspiration
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks elevation
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

2.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

3.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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.Tracks steps taken
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

2.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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

6.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

Battery

1.battery life

7 days

2 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 Surge
Microsoft Band

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has notifications
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Has achievements
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

6.Has social features
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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

2.Has exercise diary
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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

3. smaller app size (iOS app)

14MB (Fitbit App)

30.1MB (Microsoft Health)

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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 Surge
Microsoft Band

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

6.Syncs to the cloud
Fitbit Surge
Microsoft Band

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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