Fitbit updates Surge, adds running alerts, longer battery

Fitbit has released an update for its Surge fitness trackers.

Fitbit has released an update for its Surge fitness trackers. According to the Verge, the Fitbit Surge, which is aimed at athletes and fitness enthusiasts, will receive a software update that will introduce various new running-related features called ‘Run Cues’.

It will now send an alert to the wearer when he or she has reached a predetermined distance. Lap, distance and heart rate information will be available with a glance at the watch face during a run and it will have a timer and a stopwatch.

The company is improving battery life of Surge. It will now last 10 hours in active mode, which means it is using GPS during a workout, compared with five-hour active battery life prior to the update.
The device also shows notifications for smartphone messages and incoming calls. The Fitbit Surge will be available at the price tag of USD 250.

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