While not directly Disney related, I know I have a lot of runners that read this blog and I recently got the FitBit Surge, so I wanted to share some of my thoughts on it. I’ve never had a running watch before, though I’ve been wearing a FitBit for over a year.
Here’s my history with FitBit: I got the Force for Christmas last year and was completely in love with it. Then, as you might have heard, it got recalled for giving people a rash. A few weeks after they announced the recall I got the rash, so I sadly sent it back and got the Flex instead. That was okay, but nowhere near as good as the Force. Then I had been thinking about buying a running watch in addition to my Flex when they announced the Surge. I figured it would be perfect to replace my Flex and get a running watch!
- I want something I can wear every single day. The nice thing about the Force/Flex was that they were really unobtrusive – they were small and sleek and cool looking. The Surge is understandably bigger, but I’m slowly getting used to wearing it every day.
- The band itself is very comfortable. Mind you, I am used to wearing something on my wrist every day. I got the small size, and I go in between notches depending on if I’m sweating and how swollen my wrist is!
- The screen display itself is really nice. It’s touch screen, and you can easily swipe to get the different stats. Numbers are big, easy to read, and clear.
- It comes in three different colors: black, blue, and orange.
- Clock: Shows what time it is, which is nice because unlike the Flex it can double as a watch. You can choose if you want the time displayed in 12 hour mode or 24 hour (military) mode.
- Step count: Shows how many steps you’ve taken, and a bar displaying how much of your daily goal you’ve achieved.
- Heart rate: One of the new things to FitBit is the heart rate monitor. This setting will show you what your current BPM is.
- Miles: Displays how many miles you’ve gone that day.
- Calories: calories burned.
- Flights: How many flights of stairs you’ve climbed that day (sometimes if you go uphill it will count it, even if it’s not stairs, like if you’re running).