Fitbit Blaze vs Fitbit Surge: Which One is Best?

fitbit blaze vs surge
General

Both of these items are fitness tracking smartwatches. Anyone that is looking to improve their general fitness or wants to take their intense health and fitness hobby to the next level should invest in one of these watches. Furthermore, anyone would be interested in purchasing a watch like this for all-in-one conveniences these smartwatches provide.

I am going to compare these products by looking at what features we would expect products such as these to offer. We’ll compare their specifications and identify which one fulfills being the higher standard product.

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

The Fitbit Blaze was released in January 2016. Essentially, the Blaze collects lots of data about your general daily activity and transfers this information on to your phone. You will be able to understand more about how active you are and what areas of your fitness need improving.

 

 

 

    • Heart Rate Monitor

The Fitbit Blaze tracks your heart rate during workouts and while resting. This data is used to keep tabs on an optimal fat burning heart rate for you during your workouts.

    • On Screen Workouts

Your real-time workout information is shown on the watch so that you can check out your progress during the gym session.

    • Syncs Automatically With Mobile Phone

Your Fitbit Blaze and smartphone sync automatically through Bluetooth which saves you time from manually syncing them up each time you wear your smart fitness watch.

    • Activity Tracker

Your steps and general activity is monitored all through the day. You can see how many calories are burned even while resting.

    • Sleep Tracking

Have you ever wondered why you sleep all night and wake up tired? Maybe it’s due to you being a light sleeper? The Blaze can tell you how many hours of deep or light sleep you have per night.

    • Battery Life

You will get up to five days of battery life when charged fully.

    • Touch Screen

All touch screens, no buttons are on the face of the watch.

    • Changeable Straps

If your straps get worn out quickly, or you are simply someone that likes to match accessories with an outfit, the easily removable straps will let you swap out the straps anytime.

PROS

  • The workout tracker on the device will ease your monitoring of specific activities.
  • All the data is collected and made easily available for your convenient viewing on the phone.
  • You can accept or reject calls in just one swipe.
  • From 0% to full charge will take only an hour or so.

CONS

  • The watch isn’t waterproof. DO NOT forget to take it off before showering in the gym.
  • No built-in GPS for outdoor workouts. You will just have to use the GPS on your phone.
  • Can only accept or reject phone calls. You can’t initiate phone calls from the watch.

Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch

The Fitbit Surge will track your calorie intake and activity. Keeping an accurate count of calories burned versus calories ingested will aid in your ability to accurately calculate how much exercise you need to fulfill each day.

The Fitbit Surge has a 1.3-inch display and comes with a wide strap. In October 2014 the Fitbit Surge was announced to the public, being one of the first smart activity trackers on the market.

 

  • Heart Rate Monitor

 

    1. Your heart rate is automatically monitored both during rest and exercise that you can check at any time.

 

  • On Screen Workouts

 

 

 

    1. The smart fitness watch automatically detects when you are working out and shows your heart rate, calories burned and other features that will be displayed on the screen.

 

  • Syncs Automatically With Mobile Phone

 

 

 

    1. When connected to your Bluetooth the Surge automatically links up to your phone.

 

    • Activity Tracker

As mentioned in the introduction to Fitbit Surge, calories, weight, movement and heart rate are automatically tracked.

 

    • Sleep Tracking

The older Surge devices are not designed to track any information regarding your sleep cycles and practices.

    • Battery Life

If you turn off the GPS and music controls, your battery will last for up to 7 days.

    • Touch Screen

Like the Blaze, the Fitbit Surge is a touch screen.

    • Changeable Straps

The Surge doesn’t have an official replacement band as of yet. The original band is built to last. Other companies now offer to replace the Surge band with a small fee. However, you do not want to tamper with the band as long as the watch is still under warranty.

 

 

PROS

  • The fitness band is water resistant (5ATM)
  • GPS tracking doesn’t lag
  • Telephone notifications are viewable on the watch face

CONS

  • Sleep tracking is inconsistent. Newer models can track sleep and older models can not
  • Bulky and uncomfortable design

Winner – Fitbit Blaze

The winner between Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Surge is the Blaze. Don’t get me wrong, the Surge was the creme de la creme back in 2014 when it first came out, but 6 years later technology is more advanced than ever and the surge is a bit dated in comparison.

I came to this verdict because of the finer details the Blaze offers. Customers want to be able to change the straps on their watch and these days it’s a given and should be able to be done easily.
The Blaze also includes Fitstar workouts at the touch of a button and only requires one bond to control Bluetooth calls and texts whereas the Surge needs three different bonds.

Surge smartwatches may be really simple to use but that also means this watch offers simpler features, less memory space and it will run a bit slower. So maybe you agree with me that upgrading to a higher-tech smart fitness watch like the Fitbit Blaze is worth it on this occasion.