The Fitbit Surgeâ„¢ is a super watch designed for the purposes of inspiring goals for ultimate fitness for the wearer.
The Surge is a super watch with in-built GPS tracking capabilities and PurePulseâ„¢ heart rate monitor. Itâ€™s one of the most sophisticated fitness trackers on the market.
My Basis Peakâ„¢ is a smartwatch with all the bells and whistles you could possibly dream of.
Smartwatch phone features include some common mobile phone capabilities and can include a speaker and microphone, to let you make and receive phone calls through the watch. You can also receive instant notifications sent right to your wrist. Some smartwatches also come with a camera where a simple swipe and a tap of the screen opens the device and takes a pic. They can include functionality such as barometer, compass, chronograph, calculator, touch screen, map display and apps, graphical display and of course a watch. They typically come with a rechargeable battery, with battery life lasting anywhere from 24 hours to 3-4 days which is dependent on battery length and light or heavy usage.
Health, Activity & Sport functionality
Wearable Technology Life love health and fitness devices and as a device worn on the body, the smart watch definitely offers a range of life changing health, fitness & wellness features more commonly seen on activity trackers.
With some overlapping functionality with the popular activity trackers, users have to ask themselves whether they are happy with the activity tracker and mobile combination or whether theyâ€™d want to integrate both into one device.
Smartwatches are accompanied with a variety of health features including but by no means limited to multiple accelerometers, a pedometer, thermometer, altimeter, blood glucose and hydration monitoring. They also come along with activity and fitness tracking functionality including your more traditional GPS and route tracking, lap, speed & distance metrics and interval training programs designed for indoor and outdoor activities and sports. As with sports watches and some activity trackers, smartwatches can connect or sync with an external heart rate monitor, a wireless headset, an insulin pump and other sport tracking equipment and devices.
Water resistance can be a key differentiator and a real enabler of tracking water based activities. All smartwatches have some level of water resistance such as rain and shower resistance. But itâ€™s the waterproof smartwatches with swimming resistance which can open up a whole range of water sports activity tracking.
Smartwatch apps are a key component for smartwatches. Where would smartphones be without apps? The app ecosystem for wearables is steadily growing, especially apps which use a wide variety of sensors at the same time.