Fitbit Surge update doubles down on battery life, adds Run Cues

Fitbit is about to issue an update for its top of the line Fitbit Surge, which will double the battery life when operating at full capacity.

The update, rolling out this week, will give users 10 hours of battery life when the GPS and heart-rate sensors are enabled.

That’s up from the 5 hours of battery life the fitness tracker shipped with.

The new tools don’t stop there (via CNET). There’s also a brand new feature called Run Cues, which sends you a notification at various points of the wearer’s activity.

So, there could be alerts when a pre-set time or distance is hit, it’ll give you lap pace updates, average heart rate alerts and others that can be configured using the companion app.

When the new software lands on Wednesday, it’ll also include a timer and a stopwatch. However, we can’t help but wonder why they weren’t there before.

The Fitbit Surge earned a 7/10 rating from TrustedReviews earlier this month, receiving praise for its water resistance and durability.

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The accurate GPS and heart rate tracking were also applauded, while the inconsistent sleep tracking, drab design and so-so battery life (which should no longer be an issue) dragged the score down somewhat.

Will the new tools be enough to convince you to splash a whopping £199/$250 on the so-called Fitness Super Watch?

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