Fitbit announces new Charge trackers and Surge fitness 'superwatch'

As teased earlier with an app update, Fitbit has announced three new fitness wearables today, the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge. All three devices will track your steps, sleep and more. The Charge is available today, while the Charge HR and Surge will both be available in early 2015.

All three devices will get support for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 as announced earlier this morning.

The Charge and Charge HR sport similar designs to the Fitbit Force. They have all-new, textured bands, and use OLED displays to show you the time of day and your stats. The Charge HR will also track your heart rate throughout the day. The Charge should get up to seven days of battery life, while Fitbit says that the Charge HR should get up to five.

The Fitbit Surge is the real star of the show here. It combines the abilities of the Charge and Charge HR, and adds new functionalities, like you'd find in a smartwatch. The Surge comes with a GPS built in, letting you track where your workouts take you. It also has an LCD touch screen, and the ability to show you call and text alerts, as well as let you control your music. It comes with eight sensors built in, including accelerometers, a gyroscope, and a compass. Fitbit says the Surge can get up to seven days of battery life.

The Fitbit Charge is available today from Fitbit's website and in store for $129. The Charge HR and Surge will be available in early 2015, and cost $149 and $249, respectively. Check out videos covering the Charge and Charge HR below.

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Source: Fitbit

Joseph Keller