Fitbit wont go over the competitors Polar and Garmin too soon
As the word goes, Fitbit is not a danger for Polar and Garmin, but it has the potential to become. Revealing the Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge HR represents the first step for the company in turning towards more crucial sports. So, they aim to attract athletes on their side.
Fitbit Surge is said to be able to provide info about all the activities you do daily. This will be possible because of the bunch of new sensors this device will have. The Californian company tries to connect your workout hours to the hours in which you different things. Also, this will be possible because the Fitbit Surge will have a battery that will last about five days which will be completed by its attractive design. With all those new features you will be able to achieve a more realistic view of how your body function during a day in which you allow some time for workout and combine it with your work tasks and so on. Also, it is a good helper when you are trying to understand how you complete a specific workout like in the case of running or cycling.
Both Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge HR will present you a brand new view of your activities. The main advantage of those two devices is the fact that it allows you to compare the time of your workout with the time that you simply sat and did nothing. This will help you prepare better your session of workout in order to create a balance. Also, you will be able to monitor your sleep rates and your pace while walking or running.
The main question that remains is how Fitbit will overpass its competition. Polar and Garmin aimed their devices to those that are not serious athletes. So, the Polar Loop and the Garmin Vivofit are more proper for regular users that want to know a thing or two about their fitness activity.
The advantage of using a Polar watch like M400 and the V800 is the fact that this is a company specialized in products designed for cycling or running. This means that in their watches we will find features like cadence or vertical oscillation. In other words, Fitbit will have a hard time to dwell with those type of features and for Polar will be like a regular device to build.
Another thing to take into account is the fact that companies like Polar or Garmin do not have the habit of making devices for all sorts of market. They have devices for beginners but they tend to value performance no matter what. Fitbit has a long road to go in order to achieve the same. This means that for the moment Fitbit is not a competitor to be feared for those that are more experienced in building devices for serious athletes. But, who knows? Surprises can appear from anywhere. That is what the wearable tech world teaches us.