1. JOHN Smith88's Avatar
    Looking to get a fitness tracker which will track # of caloris burned , hr when doing different types of workouts. I will be wearing this under long sleeve shirts to comfort is important to me .

    Battery life should be few days . so which one should I pick. Only thing I like about MS band is that the screen is color vs surge is black and white screen but that's something I can live without.
    04-14-2015 10:33 AM
  2. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I think it depends on your fitness regime and just how much you want your wearable to do

    If running is your thing an you're primarily looking for basic cardio feedback the surge is a sensible option.

    I'm more into gym sessions, spinning and strength training. The band is a better shout for those sorts of exercises.

    Also, it's worth mentioning that the Band also incorporates a few smartwatch features including Cortana (if you hook up to a windows phone), while the surge s very much a standalone fitness tracker.

    Personally, I've opted for the Band. It should be here by Friday :)
    gadgetrants likes this.
    04-14-2015 10:47 AM
  3. JOHN Smith88's Avatar
    Not into running . More into strength training , cardio . MS band looks good just concerned about it's durability by users posted on this thread http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...ml#post3007406 and comfort for all the day wear .
    04-14-2015 10:52 AM
  4. Mark Richey's Avatar
    You'll love it! I wear mine all the time except shower etc. I does track calories burned and the dashboard does a good job of showing trends. I wish the dashboard showed duets etc. U also have the Fitbit aria scale and those need to be entered elsewhere. U haven't even charged the Fitbit one I have in 2-3 months. I can see more in a single tap as well as see incoming calls. Make reminders, etc.
    04-15-2015 06:18 AM
  5. sguy156's Avatar
    Are you talking about ms band or fitbit surge which doesn't need charge that often .Does aria scale works well with ms band .
    How is your battery life with ms band for day to day usuage ..Do you also clean the charging
    contacts after few days ...
    04-15-2015 07:05 AM
  6. bksalt's Avatar
    Check out this conversation on here might help you-------Dumped Fitbit for Band.
    04-15-2015 07:56 AM
  7. Jcmg62's Avatar
    As a follow up to this thread, I've had my band for a week now and am wearing it 22-23 hours a day on average. I've taken it on 5 gym sessions and a couple of jogs, I've accidently splashed water on it at least half a dozen times while washing my hands, running the bath, etc and I've even dropped it twice.....it's still in perfect condition.

    The cortana / voice integration is awesome. Being able to dictate responses to texts, make calls or web search from my wrist is just soooo cool...I feel like Captain Kirk :)

    In all honesty, it's so light and easy to wear that I often forget I'm even wearing it.

    And the analytics that are building up in the health app is really insightful. With every hour that you wear the band its building up this complete picture of your health and wellbeing.....really amazing and very powerful stuff
    iSingBass and Alroy Swain like this.
    04-24-2015 06:07 AM

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