Three new fitness bands announced by Fitbit
Fitbit has announced three new fitness bands for all you fitness junkies out there, even one that comes with a GPS.
Being one of the leaders in the fitness tracker market, Fitbit has come out with a new range of devices to cater to a wide range of customers and their wallets. The entry level model is dubbed the Fitbit Charge. This is the basic model and carries the core elements of all Fitbit fitness trackers. These include the abilities to measure steps taken, distance traveled, number of floors climbed and even sleeping habits if you wear it when you sleep. Other secondary functions include Caller ID, a touchscreen and of course, a music player. The primary build material is soft rubber so it is rather durable, with a textured surface. The Charge currently retails for $129.
Going one step up is the Fitbit Charge HR. This model packs all the features of the Charge and adds a heart rate monitor to it. The monitor is an LED pulse tracker that is comfortably worn on the wrist, though because of the technology employed, it may not be as accurate as a conventional chest strapped heart rate monitor. The Charge HR will be available some time next year for approximately $150.
The final is model is the Fitbit Surge, dubbed a “fitness superwatch”. Now this device is for those serious about their fitness and exercise regimes. On top of all the features of the Charge HR, the Surge adds a GPS module. This device helps users who want to set training goals, whether its calories burnt or distance traveled, and also achieve them. As expected, the Fitbit surge retails for the premium price of $250 and is available only in 2015.