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Fitbit, the king-pin of all fitness tracking devices.

One of the most reputable companies in today’s modern health & fitness market, making some of the best extraordinary gadgets that can aid users in keeping track of their health status and enhancement, while also being able to incorporate simple ordinary features like a real time watch.

Over the past few years, Fitbit has released a variety of health trackers and monitors suited to all types of sports and fitness routines. These technological advances are designed in such a user-friendly way that literally anyone is capable of utilizing one of these gadgets to track the status of all aspects of their overall health, such as their heart rate, sleep patterns, calorie intake, and so much more.

Want a fitness tracker but wishing for the sly look and feel of a smartwatch?

Easy, Fitbit has you covered with not one, but two distinct options for this best of both worlds feel. Their options either come down to the Fitbit Blaze or the Fitbit Surge.


Both devices have similarities in their base-level functions with awesome features included with the Fitbits. They have capabilities to control music, send and receive texts, track mileage, connect or sync with apps, and even has one of the largest fitness social groups where users can flock to for guidance, motivation, along with many more fitness tips and tricks.

A craze that has begun as somewhat of a battle between brothers, is the battle of Fitbit Blaze vs. Surge devices. The Fitbit Blaze was the first fitness tracker that the company ever developed, and it was intended not only to serve as a fitness monitor, but also be as compatible as an everyday watch. Though these are not to be considered smartwatches, they are the next best and closest to giving you the amazing capabilities of professional fitness and health monitors, while also giving you the benefits of wearing a watch/ somewhat cell phone. To begin the comparison, it should be noted that the Blaze and the Surge are essentially the same gadget, they just seem to differ in a few features and aesthetic design.

The Fitbit Blaze VS Surge

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (6.7 - 8.1...
  • See simplified heart rate zones for quickly checking exercise intensity during workouts with PurePulse (TM) continuous,...
  • Use multi-sport tracking to track runs, cardio, cross-training, biking and more. Effortlessly and automatically record...
  • Enable is connected GPS to map your routes and see run stats like pace and duration on display (when your phone is...

The Fitbit Blaze is basically a luxurious version of the Fitbit Surge. The Fitbit Surge was specifically designed to endure the weathering, as one may refer to it, of athletic fitness trials such as sweat, grime, as well as rubbing and bumping against other materials, all while even being able to withstand shock like impacts. You can see that the Fitbit Blaze has more of a watch-like design to its outer bodice, mixing a classy design along with a bang of modern day elegance, coupled with sleek features and accessories.

The Fitbit Blaze has even been described to be the next best thing when compared to the famous Apple Watch! Also, the Fitbit Blaze allows you to customize many of its components, including the elastomer band (which apparently gave many users skin irritation problems). One can find not only elastomer bands, but also leather bands, metal bands, and even polymer bands for those trying not to hurt their wallets too much by going with a cheaper option.

Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch, Black, Large (US Version)
  • GPS Tracking- See distance, pace and elevation climbed & review routes and split times
  • Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones
  • Track workouts & view workout summaries; plus all day activities including steps, distance, calories burned, floors...

Another comparison to note, is that the Fitbit Surge was specifically designed for running and fitness applications. This gadget was intended to be as rugged yet sleek in design, and be able to offer as much comfortability rather than “nice looks.” Function-ability over fashion was what designers had in mind when creating the Surge.

On the other hand, the Fitbit Blaze as well, was definitely intended to serve as a very elegant medium between mixing both a watch and a fitness monitor.

The Fitbit Surge with a 1.25-inch LCD touchscreen offers a very nice screen monitor that users can easily navigate and perform tasks with, however the device falls short because it contains a dimly-lit monochrome screen, which translates to black and white.

Fitbit however, took the opportunity where the Surge was falling short, and made their Fitbit Blaze monitor even better by adding a full colored 1.66-inch LCD touchscreen that brightly lights up in a celebratory manner when you’ve reached each of your daily fitness goals (talk about motivating and fun).

Public Perception Of Fitbit Blaze VS Surge Compared 

The best advice that I can personally give you (that I, myself also abide by) is to always take advice and take heed to the opinions of those individuals who have already been there and done that by purchasing one of the above fitness monitors.

In other words, listen to what the people who already own these Fitbits have to say because they would know best!

The general consensus that I have found thus far, is that both products are truly great and viable options. However, multiple customers have commented on the below features, which I thought smart to list here so that interested buyers know just exactly what to consider before making this win-win fitness tracker decision.

  • Battery Life: I’ve read multiple comments over the differences in battery life between the devices, so let’s set the record straight. The battery life on your devices is undeniably one of the most, if not the absolute most essential spec that any user would want to know before making their purchasing decision. In today’s world, many of us find ourselves at the mercy of our phone and gadget batteries, because to us they don’t last as long as we would like them to. Lucky for many of you athletes, the Fitbit Surge has a battery life of five full days. If only iPhones could last even half of that, right?
  • However, it’s important to keep in the back of your mind that the Fitbit Blaze only offers around a day’s worth of battery life if constantly used throughout the entirety of the day. For starters, this is because, the Blaze controls a brightly colored screen, which takes much more energy to power than that of the Surge’s monochrome screen. Another little kink in both of their designs, is that they do not offer micro USB ports for charging and you can only use their specific charging supports for the trackers. Which is somewhat of a royal and inconvenient pain in the butt, let me tell you. Luckily, it is stated that it only takes roughly an hour to recharge the gadgets fully from empty, so the reset time isn’t too horribly long.
  • Fabric: The Surge does not have interchangeable band options and accessories, so the color band you choose at purchase is the color band you’re stuck with. So make sure to choose wisely!
  • The different options come in either a sleek black, electric orange, or bright blue for those color-lovers like myself who still want a pop of color with their fitness attire. The Blaze on the other hand, has virtually a million different customizable options, basically offering a matching band for any and every occasion known to man. This fitness band is excessively more popular with the ladies who like the look and luxury of an Apple Watch, but can’t afford to spend that large of an amount of dough.
  • Price: For how awesome of a fitness tracker each of these options are, they really aren’t that expensive. The Surge however is almost half the price of the Blaze, which does make a world of difference for saving money (AKA broke) individuals such as myself who don’t have an extra $50 to spend. Either way, each option is well-below $200 so a fitness motivated individual really doesn’t have to come too much out of pocket either way.
  • Anyways, sometimes I’ve just learned that it’s worth it to splurge on items when in regards to your health. When I bought my Fitbit, because it was a purchase that was a little uncomfortably higher than I was used to in regards to my working out and fitness, the purchase actually heavily motivated me to make sure I didn’t waste my money. After getting my Fitbit I actually wanted to go to the gym and just stay active all day, because I loved the validation I got from reaching my steps! Tracking your fitness journey through Fitbit won’t be a mistake, the only mistake you’ll be making is when you ask yourself why you didn’t get one sooner!
  • Cons: One comparison that the Surge and Blaze are both equal in, but ultimately fall short on, is the fact that neither of the gadgets are waterproof. I know people, this old swim team member was very disappointed too.

This, as can be imagined, can be a huge let-down for some athletes, while also even proving to be worrisome to those who sweat extremely, or catch themselves in a rainstorm while out exercising. Though Fitbit does not recommend using them for swimming, or even showering with them, they are rated to be “water resistant”. The Fitbit Surge is rated at 5 ATM (atmospheric pressure) and the Fitbit Blaze at 1 ATM, meaning that the Surge is much more capable of handling water pressure than the other, though this still doesn’t mean go drop your Surge in the bathtub.

As one can see, deciding between which Fitbit fitness tracker is going to better suit your needs is a little more of a tedious task than everyone expected. The important thing is to take your time, do your research and make sure to consider all of the key points listed above so that you can make the best-suited decision for your needs.

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Fitbit Blaze VS Surge: The Final Verdict 

There are many things to consider when choosing the right Fitbit that will inevitably become your new closest gym and workout partner. There are too many different features and reasons with which to argue that one needs to get a Fitbit in the first place. Hence, it’s important that each person be aware of why they are getting it and what they are primarily going to be using it for.

Because whether it be a stylish choice or an athletic one, having a Fitbit can completely revolutionize your health and overall life.

I personally am a daily user of my Fitbit (a much simpler version than these) and I absolutely love keeping up with my progress and holding myself accountable with the help of my device.

Taking care of yourself and working out with a Fitbit makes living a healthy lifestyle seem like a breeze, which is what individuals such as you and I need, no more hassle.

Take control of your life with an easy, cost efficient and stylish option.

Either of the above Fitbit devices offer a slew of great features and benefits to the wearer, so there really isn’t a wrong decision to be made here. It really all just comes down to personal preference. I hope you enjoyed this informatory article and I hope to see you all at the gym with your sleek new Fitbit donned on your wrists.

Just keep rising, grinding and working guys, you got this!

If you want to learn more about how to stay active and healthy with your Fitbit or just want to learn more about living a fit life, feel free to contact us! We would love to hear from you and answer any and all questions.  

Last update on 2021-01-21 at 17:16 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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