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Fitbit plays the long (battery) game with update to Surge activity tracker

Fitbit is rolling out a significant update to one of its dedicated fitness trackers this week.

Starting Wednesday, the Fitbit Surge a large, GPS- and heart rate-sensing Fitbit that's aimed at athletes and fitness enthusiasts will get a software update that will introduce a variety of new running-related features called "Run Cues." The Surge will now send an alert to the wearer when he or she has reached a predetermined distance. Lap, distance, and heart rate information will be available with a glance at the watch face during a run, and the Surge will (finally) have a timer and a stopwatch.

The Surge will also get a battery boost: it will now last 10 hours in active mode, which means it's using GPS during a workout, compared with...

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