Firmware update brings better accuracy to Fitbit Surge

Fibit has announced a new firmware update for its latest Surge, which the company describes as a "superwatch." With the latest version 9.2 firmware, the Fitbit Surge gains better accuracy with step counts, battery level indicator, and also GPS tracking. Additionally, runs that are being tracked at midnight, for all the night owls who sport a Surge, will now be tracked correctly.

Here is what will be fixed with the latest firmware update:

  • Fixed an issue where runs or exercises being tracked at midnight (when the tracker resets) weren't displaying correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with inflated steps and calories during runs.
  • Improved GPS stability.
  • Improved battery-level accuracy.
  • Fixed an issue where occasionally the tracker wasn't turning on after a shutdown.

You can download and install the firmware from the Fitbit Android app.

Source: Fitbit

Dan Thorp-Lancaster