We were in the hands (or rather on the wrist) hit new upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit, which is not distinguished from sports watches.
Every day modern technologies are being introduced all the more in our daily lives, helping to find out more about yourself and gathering data about their own health, sleep, and activity.
The company Fitbit is one of the first to create upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit is now added to their GPS-module and the ability to measure the pulse of the wrist. These innovations have been brought into the ranks of users Fitbit is not only people who believe the steps passed, calories eaten, and precious minutes of sleep, but also active runners, cyclists, and other athletes.
We have long tested this gadget and now talk about its capabilities and limitations.
Unlike their predecessors, upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit Surge departed from the usual format of the fitness band and became more like a smart-watch. Now it’s not just a fashion accessory on her arm, and a full watch synchronized with the phone.
Surge quite suitable for everyday use, but it is, of course, largely a matter of taste preferences. Knowing the many runners who never leave their sports device, we can assume that these watches they like especially.
Upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit Surge is produced in three sizes: S, L, and XL and as many colors – black, blue and orange. As the watch should fit snugly to the wrist, to the sensor can correctly read information is especially important to choose the right size.
Hours sit comfortably on the hand thanks to a very soft rubber strap and beveled shape of the rear portion.
Included with the watch supplied charging cable and USB-adapter for transmitting data to a computer (useful in case if you cannot synchronize with the phone). The charging cable is made exclusively under the Surge and is not suitable for other products Fitbit, which is not very convenient.
Also, this cable cannot be used for data transmission.
Function Running: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
Since the target audience at the watch – is not only interested in their fitness performance people, but also active runners carried the Run menu on the first screen. To start a run, you need only press two buttons and wait for the signal GPS.
Due to the fact that the watch cannot remember the location of the satellites, the GPS signal search may take some time – sometimes search for the satellite may take up to 1-2 minutes.
After the start of the activity, the display shows all available hours parameters: heart rate, calories, steps, time, pace and average pace. These parameters can be switched swipe, and the duration and the distance displayed on the main screen.
In order to complete the run, and double-click on the button, and then you will see the average heart rate, pace, calories, steps and climb for this training.
Upon completion of the activity of the watch is synchronized with the phone, and the data is transferred to the platform Fitbit, where you can view detailed information about jogging.
All training with Surge I took a running watch with a badge and a heart rate monitor GPS-sensor. The differences in the distance that the device was measured to be from 20 to 200 meters and data on Pulsometers almost identical. True, Surge reacted slowly to rapid changes in heart rate.
Function Bike: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
To start bicycle training, you need to go to the menu and select the Exercise Bike. As in the case of running, to speed and distance parameters were no questions, difficulties arose only pulse.
Minute Captain Obvious: for the strap is located in the Surge in the watch itself and not in a separate chest strap, then use those hours when the need is on the hand and not on the wheel.
Generally, when the device does not always correctly displays pulse. Since the location of the hands on the steering wheel does not always fit snugly hours, sometimes heart rate remains unchanged.
Exercise Mode: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
In this mode, the watch does not include GPS, as only a few calories burned, heart rate and steps. The types of activities can be pre-selected in the application and synchronize the watch.
Indicators heart rate: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
As mentioned above, these hours do not need to wear a chest strap that make life easier for many athletes, and everyday life will follow the pulse of the watch.
This option not only needs to learn how to raise your heart rate after running for the trolley bus but also to measure the pulse of rest. Pulse rest – this is an indicator that shows how much you have time to rest and recover after a workout.
This is usually to find out by measuring heart rate immediately after waking up, but more accurate, these figures will be the most peaceful period of night sleep. Once you have collected a certain amount of information, you will be able to track the dynamics and make adjustments to your training plan.
Activity Tracker: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
During the day, the watch counts the number of steps passed, subdued steps and calories burned.
All of this information is synchronized with the phone and is displayed in the interface of Fitbit. Steps are displayed accurately, and this can be seen by simply believing 50-100 steps and comparing this value with the watch. Passed the floors often get more than it actually is.
The application on your phone, you can set goals for the number of steps per day. Upon reaching the target, the watch will delight you with special animations and vibrating.
Tracking Sleep: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
With the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope watch track sleep quality. They determine when you go to bed, get up, wake up suddenly during the night, you sleep in the light phase of sleep or deep.
By analyzing this data, the application Fitbit to tell how well you rest and how good was your dream. The watch can wake up a silent vibrating alarm watch, but, unfortunately, not able to do that when you’re in a light sleep phase, the optimal-up.
Perhaps with the new firmware, they will learn how to do it, because with is each new software update Surge constantly receives new features.
Smart Notification: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit
Watches have the ability to notify you of incoming SMS messages and telephone calls. This is a very useful feature, especially during training, when it is inconvenient to get the phone to see whose calling. Unfortunately or fortunately, notification applies only to SMS and calls and does not work in the case of E-mail and notifications from other applications (eg, Messenger, Viber, etc).
Another handy feature – is to control your music player directly from the screen hours using Bluetooth Classic. Swipe across the screen you can switch between the tracks, stop and start the music. In this application, it is convenient to use them with Bluetooth-headset.
Conclusions: upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit Surge
These watches are noteworthy both experienced runners and people who are just starting their way to a healthy lifestyle and want to collect detailed statistics on its vital activity.
Advanced runners enjoy the ability to measure heart rate without the chest strap, heart rate at rest, as well as full use of the GPS-sensor to track workouts.
Beginners in the race or those who have not started actively engaged should attract a lot of useful information about the “everyday activity”. For example, you can analyze how changing parameters under different circumstances pulse, improve your sleep, to know the pulse of the rest, follow the change in weight due to watching synchronization with the wireless watch.
In the end, the upcoming fitness trackers Fitbit looks good and they can be worn without removing almost all day (especially considering the possibility of smart alerts and control your phone with your wrist).