Fitbit Surge: Fitness Companion for Busy Women {Review + Giveaway}

I used to run regularly and would go for a jog at least once a week. As life gets more hectic this year, with me juggling kids, family and career, I find it a real challenge to fit running into my busy schedule. To make things worse, there was the haze!

With less time for exercise, I felt my fitness level dropped drastically over the past few months. How can I keep fit in the midst of my crazy schedule?

So, it was timely when Fitbit sent me a Fitbit Surge to try out. Honestly, I have never used a Fitness Tracker before. Does it really help us to keep fit? I was rather skeptical.

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The Fitbit Surge comes nicely packed in a sturdy box.
The Fitbit Surge comes neatly packed in a sturdy box.

After wearing the Fitbit Surge for merely two weeks, I have already seen a great improvement in my fitness level! I can safely say that, yes, Fitbit Surge has helped me put fitness back into my hectic lifestyle!

Termed “The Ultimate Fitness Super Watch”, Fitbit Surge comes equipped with an impressive range of features:

    • Heart Rate Monitoring

(by the green optical sensor at the bottom of the watch)

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    • Tracking of Calories Burnt

    • Track number of steps taken in a day

    • Track number of floors climbed in a day

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  • Sleep Tracking

  • Mobile Phone Call / Messages Notifications

  • plays Music

  • GPS Tracking

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    • exercise tracking

Tracks 7 types of exercise: Hike, Weights, Elliptical, Spinning, Yoga, Workout and Running!
Tracks 7 types of exercise: Hike, Weights, Elliptical, Spinning, Yoga, Workout and Running!
  • Food Plan / Diet Plan

(Helps to work towards weight loss goals!)

Fitbit Surge works with a free app that you can download onto your mobile phone and your fitness stats from your Fitbit Surge are synced wirelessly to your phone.

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Of all the amazing features in Fitbit Surge, there are two that has helped me put exercise back into my busy life.

Two Features of Fitbit Surge that has helped me put fitness back into my busy life:

1. Daily Steps Tracking

As a busy work-at-home mother, it can be challenging for me to carve time out for exercise. With my Fitbit Surge, I can now track the number of steps I take in a day. To stay fit and healthy, it is recommended that one should take 10,000 steps a day. How on earth are we going to count our steps to 10,000 everyday? It is possible, with Fitbit Surge.

The steps tracker counts the number of steps I take and the counter resets every day. With this steps tracker, not only am I able to keep track of the number of steps I take in a day, I am also motivated to hit my 10,000 steps every single day! So when I see that I am falling short of the 10,000 steps, I will make an effort to walk around more, albeit at home or take a walk outdoors with the kids.

It is very satisfying when I see the number 10,000 on my Fitbit Surge!

I hit 10,000 steps! Let's start again tomorrow!
I hit 10,000 steps! Let’s start again tomorrow!

The lovely thing about the Fitbit app is that once you’ve hit 10,000 steps, you will receive a badge and an email congratulating you on achieving that daily goal.

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2. Running

Prior to having the Fitbit Surge, I used the Runkeeper app to track my run. The thing about using Runkeeper is, I have to carry my big Samsung Note mobile phone with me whenever I run. I used to strap my phone on my upper arm, which can be uncomfortable and bulky.

Now, with Fitbit Surge, I just need to wear the watch when I run! I had initially thought that it might be too bulky for my wrist, but it turned out that it fits nicely and comfortably. (Mine is size ‘small’.)

Fitbit Surge offers 3 options for Run tracking – Free Run, Treadmill Run and Lap Run.

I usually choose the Free Run option.

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Once you start running, the numbers start moving too. There are trackers for Heart Rate, Calories, Steps, Time of Day, Pace, Average Pace, Total Time Taken and Total Distance Covered.

These are useful information for a runner.

What I like about Fitbit is that these information are synced with your mobile Fitbit app and are being displayed on your phone as charts such as these:

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Another feature of Fitbit that I like when I run is that for every 1 km that I’ve ran, the watch vibrates once. This is one vital feature that helps me keep track of the distance ran and motivates me not to stop until I have reached my target distance.

I am not one who wears watches. But my Fitbit Surge has become both my watch and Fitness Companion!

Are you living a sedentary lifestyle because you are either too busy or too tired to exercise? It is possible to put fitness back into your busy and sedentary life.

And I am thrilled to share that Fitbit is giving away ONE Fitbit Surge (Blue / Size ‘Small’) to ONE reader of Ingspirations!

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Important Note:

  • Giveaway is open to all readers residing in Singapore.
  • To enter the Giveaway, simply enter a valid email address and follow the steps in the Rafflecopter:
  1. Leave a comment on this blog post, stating which Fitbit Surge feature is your favourite and why.
  2. Like and Share this giveaway photo on your personal Facebook wall and tag ingspirations in your share. Be sure to make the post public so that it can be verified.
  • Please note that incomplete entries will be disqualified.
  • ONE winner will be randomly selected.
  • Fitbit will contact the winner for the collection of prize, so do make sure a valid email address is provided.
  • Giveaway ends 30 November 2015.

If you’d like to follow my social media, you’re most welcome to do so, although not a requirement for entering the Giveaway. 🙂

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Updated on 2 Dec 2015:

This Giveaway has ended and the winner is…

Ashmika Jain

Congratulations!!!

Thank you everyone for taking part in this Giveaway.


Enter the Giveaway HERE.

For more information on Fitbit Surge or read about its amazing features in greater detail, visit Fitbit SG website.

Disclosure: Ingspirations was given a Fitbit Surge (Tangerine, Size ‘Small’) for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received for this post. All opinions are my own.

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64 thoughts on “Fitbit Surge: Fitness Companion for Busy Women {Review + Giveaway}

  1. The feature I like in Fitbit Surge is Daily Step Tracking….Why because To get active I started 10000 step a day challenge. This tracker helps me a lot in tracking my steps. Love to walk and track my step daily .Healthy life is everyone dream,this fitbit tracker helps me to remain fit and active.

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  2. I love the Tracking of Calories Burnt because I love eating junk and fatty food. This eating habit make me fatty .I want to win this tracker so that i have check on balance on my calorie intake. Love to win this.

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  3. I have always wanted to own a fitbit and the blue one looks amazing.
    I love everything about it, especially the exercise tracking, calories burnt tracking, daily steps tracking and running.
    Franking speaking, I’m fat so I will try to walk and run as much as I can,but I don’t seem to be losing weight, unless I starve myself. It’s probably I don’t exercise enough. It would be awesome to have the fitbit to help me track my daily activities to ensure that I walked 10,000 steps per day so that I needn’t starve myself but to lose weight and keep fit in a healthy way.

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  4. My favorite feature is the HEART RATE MONITORING because I have family problem of Blood pressure and often my heart beating rate can be quite fast. I love to get this as During exertion and other activities my heart run aster and i became breathless….This tracker help me to monitor my heart-rate constantly.

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  5. I will choose TRACKING OF CALORIES BURNT because that is that feature that keep me motivated to exercise to continue to burn more calories. It is encouraging to see the the number of calories I have burnt and will push me to exercise even more

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  6. I like the steps tracker that counts the number of steps I take and the counter resets every day. With this steps tracker, not only am I able to keep track of the number of steps I take in a day, I am also motivated to hit my 10,000 steps every single day! So when I see that I am falling short of the 10,000 steps, I will make an effort to walk around more.

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  7. The best feature is TRACKING OF CALORIES BURNT because it can help me to monitor the required calories to burn whenever after I have enjoy a sinful but delicious meal. This can help me to maintain my weight and health

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  8. The feature I like best is the steps tracker that can help me to count the number of steps I have taken and the counter will reset every day. With this steps tracker, not only am I able to keep track of the number of steps I take in a day, I am also motivated to hit my 10,000 steps every single day! So when I see that I am falling short of the 10,000 steps, I will make an effort to walk around more.

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  9. Best feature is the TRACKING OF CALORIES BURNT as my objective is to be able to measure and burn those required calories so that I can ensure I have just the required amount of exercise . This is also a feature that that can keep me motivated to exercise to continue to burn more calories, because It is encouraging to see the the number of calories I have burnt while I exercise and will even push me to exercise more

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  10. The best feature is steps tracker.
    With this Fitbit Surge, I can now track the number of steps I take in a day so that I can measure whether I have met the daily number of required steps and easily monitor the shortfall of required steps to catch up. This will help me to stay fit and healthy.

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  11. I like the HEART RATE MONITORING feature of the Fitbit Surge, as I had experienced a slight tightness in my chest the last time I went for a long run, and have been advised by my doctor to monitor my situation until the next follow-up. With a watch like the Fitbit Surge, I can keep tabs on my daily heart rate constantly without undue worry while doing simple exercises and daily tasks.

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