Fitbit’s Fitness Surge fitness watch can now track outdoor cycling

Want to monitor your cycling performance? Fitbit Surge users can now track their outdoor bike rides including distance travelled, duration, average speed, heart rate and calories burned. And if you want more detail, stats automatically sync wirelessly to the Fitbit app dashboard to review routes, speed and elevation with more information.

A fitness watch, Fitness Surge combines GPS functionality with continuous wrist-based heart rate, all-day fitness tracking and smart watch features in one device offering, Fitbit claims, up to 7 days of battery life. Multi-sport mode allow users to easily record running, cross training, cardio and now biking workouts.

Says Tim Roberts, VP of Interactive, Fitbit: “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.”

He adds: “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.”

According to the Outdoor Participation Report, the second favourite outdoor activities by frequency of participation are road biking, mountain biking and BMX. Fitbit Surge now tracks all of these multi-sport activities and captures your activity data in one place with historical charts and graphs.

This week, Fitbit will also launch Multi-Tracker Support, which lets users seamlessly switch between Fitbit trackers throughout their day or week, so they can use the right tracker for any occasion. Users will now be able to pair up to six Fitbit trackers (one of each model) and MobileTrack (iOS only) to a single Fitbit account.

Initially Fitbit Surge with cycle tracking will be available to all Fitbit Surge users in North America (on iOS and Android) with global availability coming soon. For more information and to download the new features visit

Chris Price