We wrote last week about the Fitbit Charge line, a pair of fitness trackers that more or less fill the space left by the recall of the Force earlier this year. The Verge is now reporting about the Fitbit Surge, a (comparatively) high-ticket sports watch that includes GPS and goes more directly against products from Basis and Polar.
According to marketing materials sent to The Verge, the Surge will also monitor heart rate and track a variety of activities, not just running, as well as sleep. It will also act as a notification device, like a Pebble.
The Surge itself looks like a digital watch with a rubber wristband — significantly wider than other Fitbit products and blessedly devoid of the multi-tap interface of the Flex.
Availability was not stated, but it will presumably be ready for this holiday season, which means it’ll ship in the next couple of weeks. If it’s a real product, that is.