Fitbit Update Will Help Track Your Bike Rides

Fitness tracker company Fitbit announced today that their popular Fitbit Surge would be receiving outdoor bike tracking. The multi-sport mode allows users to record their running, cross training, cardio and now their biking workouts, all while automatically syncing wirelessly to the Android & iOS device that you use.

Fitbit Update Will Help Track Your Bike Rides

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The fitness super watch currently offers the best of GPS, heart rate, all-day fitness tracking, and smart watch functionality that also has 7 days of battery life, for people who want to stay healthy and fit. Now with the Surge allowing outdoor bike tracking, as well as calories burned, this is one of Fitbits most-requested features from the Fitbit community.

The VP of Interactive at Fitbit states:

“Our users are passionate about fitness and have consistently requested a way to track their outdoor cycling activity. We are delivering this feature on Fitbit Surge for active consumers looking to track and better understand performance during rides, in addition to their other workouts. Our goal is to provide users with the tools it takes to track their exercise and reward them for doing the activities they love to do most – like biking and running.”

Other features of the Fitbit Surge Include:

  • Multiple Sport Mode – Track and view workout summaries for favorite activities with up to seven exercises that can be added to a device for easy tracking, including Bike (new), Run, Hike, Weights, Yoga, Bootcamp and more
  • Superior Heart Rate Tracking Technology – Continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking with Fitbit’s PurePulse optical heart rate technology to motivate users to maintain workout intensity, more accurately track calorie-burn, as well as hit fat burn, cardio and peak intensity with simplified heart rate zones and track resting heart rate over time. All this is done without wearing an uncomfortable chest strap
  • Industry-leading battery life – Up to 7 days of battery life (168 hours for heart rate, 5 hours GPS) to track everything from the work week, a full marathon or a rigorous mountain bike trek on one charge; Fitbit is working to deliver even longer GPS battery life as well (coming soon)
  • Real-time comprehensive bike stats – Swipe through distance, duration, average speed, heart rate, calories burned right on the wrist to stay on track
  • Bike exercise summaries on the app – Map preview of route, distance, duration, average speed, heart rate, calories burned, active minutes and ride impact on daily stats on the Fitbit app or web dashboard
  • Additional bike stat details on web dashboard – Thorough map and graphs with a by-the-second view into speed, heart rate, heart rate zones and calorie burn for each ride; elevation profile gives insight into intensity of ride
  • Bike exercise historical progress – Cyclists can challenge themselves to improve their stats by monitoring frequency, distance, duration, time in heart rate zones and calories burned for past rides

Fitbit Surge bike-tracking will be available to all Fitbit Surge users in April in North America, on iOS and Android, with global availability coming soon.

For more information and to download the new features visit www.fitbit.com.


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