Fitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super Watch £149.99 @ Amazon
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Fitbit Surge Ultimate Fitness Super Watch £149.99 @ Amazon

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Found 28th Aug 2015
Fitbit Surge

Cheapest price I have seen it at. Available at this price in Large and Small sizes by the looks of things.

Train smarter and go further with Surge- a sleek fitness superwatch designed to help you reach your peak performance.

With built in GPS, multisport functionality and automatic, continuous heart rate, Surge delivers the stats you need to measure your effort and maximise your training time. Add activity tracking, automatic sleep detection, music control, and text and call notifications and you have everything you need to stay connected, motivated and in the zone- no matter what goal you are working towards.


Going through to Bespoke Offers via Quidco, I was offered this for £135, and quidco tracked at £20 as well.

Worth a shot if offered it at £135 through Bespoke as others have been offered it for £146.
- RCUK

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Just got the Charge HR... what extra features does this have? Just the GPS and a bigger screen/clock face?

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Silhouette

Just got the Charge HR... what extra features does this have? Just the … Just got the Charge HR... what extra features does this have? Just the GPS and a bigger screen/clock face?



Yes basically. The GPS is what really makes it different I guess. I've had the Flex for nearly 2 years and was waiting for this one to drop in price a bit more.

Seems great, full of features but I've had an Ultra, Fitbit One and lastly a Flex for the last year and all have had issues, Fitbit have replaced them but when the batteries fail completely you're stuffed,if this is designed the same way with a hermetically sealed module I would think twice before buying.

I've had one of these since February, excellent piece of kit, and helped me lose nearly 1.5 stone. I've worn it every day since i got it, even in the shower/swimming pool. The straps are a bit weak though, not sure why but even though they are held in place by torx screws and some double sided tape, the silicone tends to split around the srew holes. Fitbit will not sell you a strap though! They will replace the whole watch if you claim under warranty. Their app is also very good and has been updated numerous times since February and only gets better with each update.

my other half bought this, changing from the Jawbone Up ... great bit of kit, functions ,apps all good but had to return it to John Lewis for a full refund after 6 weeks and replace it with a Jawbone 3.
The fitbit Surge is superior to the jawbone 3 with its GPS etc, however there seems to be an issue with some people coming out in a rash with a reaction to the strap. This happened to my other half. After 5days a small rash had appeared on the skin on the edges of the wrist. He followed the instructions on their site about use and cleaning and swapping from arm to arm. The rash got worse on both wrists where the band had contact with the skin. Google search revealed many people with this problem. Fitbit were contacted and were really helpful and offered a full refund and postage but he had already returned it to John Lewis who had refunded the purchase price. No skin reaction has happened with the Jawbone3

watfordguy

my other half bought this, changing from the Jawbone Up ... great bit of … my other half bought this, changing from the Jawbone Up ... great bit of kit, functions ,apps all good but had to return it to John Lewis for a full refund after 6 weeks and replace it with a Jawbone 3.The fitbit Surge is superior to the jawbone 3 with its GPS etc, however there seems to be an issue with some people coming out in a rash with a reaction to the strap. This happened to my other half. After 5days a small rash had appeared on the skin on the edges of the wrist. He followed the instructions on their site about use and cleaning and swapping from arm to arm. The rash got worse on both wrists where the band had contact with the skin. Google search revealed many people with this problem. Fitbit were contacted and were really helpful and offered a full refund and postage but he had already returned it to John Lewis who had refunded the purchase price. No skin reaction has happened with the Jawbone3



This was a MAJOR problem with the Surges predessor too, which lead to multiple law suits, hence why in their terms of service they tell you not to get the Surge wet or take it swimming or go in the shower with it etc. It's just common sense to dry not only yourself but the watch too, but not everybody got this and jumped on the band wagon. For some people (like your missus) the silicon causes friction, or she may have a slight alergic reaction to the silicon itself, meaning there is practically nothing she could have done anyway.

Holding out for a good deal on the Flex.

Maoist

Holding out for a good deal on the Flex.



While making posts telling everyone on threads that mean nothing to you if you're after another product entirely?


I won't quote the two bigger comments but thank you to both of you, was good hearing about some actually real opinions about this. I'm getting this or the charge hr, it's just best price, I know of the issues with the strap and battery is just like phones these days. So they were useful, made me more wary of price but nothing I didn't expect if I'm honest (it's sounds almost like iPhones in that way, sadly it's the compatibility I need so other options are not viable till the software all talks to each other properly.)

What's bespoke offers doing on this ?

Just picked one up via Prime Now in Birmingham, used the code BIRMINGHAM for £20 off so £130 for me and delivered by 4pm.. What a time to be alive.

magicow

Just picked one up via Prime Now in Birmingham, used the code BIRMINGHAM … Just picked one up via Prime Now in Birmingham, used the code BIRMINGHAM for £20 off so £130 for me and delivered by 4pm.. What a time to be alive.


Lol somebody's happy are you on a promise ?

£145 bespoke and 15% quidco

slashformayor

This was a MAJOR problem with the Surges predessor too, which lead to … This was a MAJOR problem with the Surges predessor too, which lead to multiple law suits, hence why in their terms of service they tell you not to get the Surge wet or take it swimming or go in the shower with it etc. It's just common sense to dry not only yourself but the watch too, but not everybody got this and jumped on the band wagon. For some people (like your missus) the silicon causes friction, or she may have a slight alergic reaction to the silicon itself, meaning there is practically nothing she could have done anyway.



​she is a he BTW lol

The ultimate fitness super watch indeed.

Lightening the weight of your bank balance in an instant.

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reddit

The ultimate fitness super watch indeed.Lightening the weight of your … The ultimate fitness super watch indeed.Lightening the weight of your bank balance in an instant.



This site does tend to do that

is a paid amazon prime account needed for amazon primenow app?

Sounds like a daft question but... I'm into watches - do people wear this on one wrist and a watch on the other and look like a giant knobber?

bought it last week for £162
Pleased with it as had charge before but button basically fell of it.
However Amazon refunded - so added a bit and got this.

£150 for a fitness tracker? Hahaha!

Roph

£150 for a fitness tracker? Hahaha!



It has the GPS and always-on HR which actually makes it decent value when compared to Garmin sport-watches for example. Of course, you could always pay double this for a smartwatch with no GPS and 1-day battery life if you choose?

This is a good smart watch for those of you that would like to keep up to date with their fitness records, it has exercise apps such as run, tennis, golf that monitor your BPM and heart rate. Works very will with smart phones, would recommend this.

It certainly makes you think about amount of exercise you are doing.
and in turn think about the calories you are taking daily. Links well to the iphone and is able to receive text messages. Also possible to set alarms so that it vibrates to alert you.

Expensive but serves a purpose

Pretty good deal! Was tempted myself when they first came out to replace my Flex, however, went with the Charge HR due to it being a better size for me. Now if only they had releaded a version with the GPS and Heart Rate monitor about the same size as the Charge HR and without the smartwatch crap that goes along with it. (I really do not need a screen on my wrist!)

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lmulli

Pretty good deal! Was tempted myself when they first came out to replace … Pretty good deal! Was tempted myself when they first came out to replace my Flex, however, went with the Charge HR due to it being a better size for me. Now if only they had releaded a version with the GPS and Heart Rate monitor about the same size as the Charge HR and without the smartwatch crap that goes along with it. (I really do not need a screen on my wrist!)



I too used to have the Flex and was wary about this being too big but it doesn't look as big as I thought it would. But with the Flex, I could wear it alongside my main watch whereas you can't really do that with this!

I'll wait til black Friday, should be £120-130 for that.

bespoke offers came back with £135 think I'll grab one.

RCUK

bespoke offers came back with £135 think I'll grab one.



They seemed to offer everyone else 146.06 :\ How do you get it so much cheaper?

Killerc

While making posts telling everyone on threads that mean nothing to you … While making posts telling everyone on threads that mean nothing to you if you're after another product entirely?I won't quote the two bigger comments but thank you to both of you, was good hearing about some actually real opinions about this. I'm getting this or the charge hr, it's just best price, I know of the issues with the strap and battery is just like phones these days. So they were useful, made me more wary of price but nothing I didn't expect if I'm honest (it's sounds almost like iPhones in that way, sadly it's the compatibility I need so other options are not viable till the software all talks to each other properly.)



My apologies for my poor forum etiquette, I should have taken a page from your book. Oh wait a minute, I just realised it took me more time to type this reply rather than ignore it.

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pontprennau

They seemed to offer everyone else 146.06 :\ How do you get it so much … They seemed to offer everyone else 146.06 :\ How do you get it so much cheaper?



They just offered me £135. Too bad I already bought it from Amazon.

Also tracked at £20 on quidco!!

If it goes through, £115 is a killer price.

RCUK

Also tracked at £20 on quidco!!If it goes through, £115 is a killer price.



How did you track it on quidco? Couldn't track it on there!

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Alansmithee

Sounds like a daft question but... I'm into watches - do people wear this … Sounds like a daft question but... I'm into watches - do people wear this on one wrist and a watch on the other and look like a giant knobber?



You're right. It was a daft question.


Ralph888

Seems great, full of features but I've had an Ultra, Fitbit One and … Seems great, full of features but I've had an Ultra, Fitbit One and lastly a Flex for the last year and all have had issues, Fitbit have replaced them but when the batteries fail completely you're stuffed,if this is designed the same way with a hermetically sealed module I would think twice before buying.



Unfortunately I'm coming to the same conclusion. In my household we've had battery failures on 2 flex that had to be replaced, wifi problems on aria scales that had to be replaced and now my Charge isnt charging (no pun intended) They do replace provided youve kept your receipt, but it takes an eternity for them to do so.

I've come to the conclusion fitbit are very short lived items. I was tempted with a surge a while back and again now (since the charge lasts about 8 hours now instead of 8 days it did a month ago), but I will pass on this and save my money. £20 each for the flex and £25 for the aria from boots (and £50 for the charge new on ebay) is one thing. But £150 smackers for something thats not likely to last has brought me to my senses.

Banned

Ive finally been given the OK for a replacement to be sent out.

Tip for anyone buying the Surge. Keep your receipt safe!!! You will need it.

I wasn't to get fit and I've heard a little bit about this.
I previously had a garmin 305 and would be using it for tracking and logging runs, does it do that well?

Any reviews from people who have now used theirs for a while?

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snake-hips

I wasn't to get fit and I've heard a little bit about this.I previously … I wasn't to get fit and I've heard a little bit about this.I previously had a garmin 305 and would be using it for tracking and logging runs, does it do that well?Any reviews from people who have now used theirs for a while?



Had mine a couple of weeks now and it good for tracking runs. As well as the Fitbit app letting you do this, you can use the Strava app which has some more features.

Thanks Father Ted, I appreciate the feedback.
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