Fitbit Charge HR, Surge and Jawbone UP3 Compatibility
Some new health and fitness trackers have emerged onto the scene that combine both activity tracking and heart rate monitoring. Chief among these are the Fitbit Charge HR, Fitbit Surge and Jawbone UP3.
Many users have written in asking if we are compatible, and the answer is both yes and no. Yes, Fitdigits will get steps, activity and sleep data from these monitors. However, Fitdigits will not receive heart rate, either during a workout or resting heart rate, from the Charge HR, Surge, or UP3.
These sensors do not transmit their heart rate data like other Bluetooth Smart HRMs like the Scosche RHYTHM+, so the Fitdigits app is not able to connect to them to use the heart rate data during your workouts. This data is instead sent, along with your other recorded activity data, directly to either your Fitbit or Jawbone account which, at the time of this post, we do not have a way to retrieve.