Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch Review

Editor rating

4.0/5 on January 21, 2017

User's rating

7,139 reviews

PROS

  • Color screen
  • Good battery life
  • Multiple options for the strap
  • Reliable exercise tracking

CONS

  • Lack of an inbuilt GPS
  • Lack of third party notification support
  • Not water resistant

VERDICT

The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is something that could prove revolutionary for the casual runner or a newbie to the world of exercising. The social elements and FitStar service are two touches on the Fitbit app that takes it over the competition as it helps with starting and sticking to an exercise regime. With the color screen and customization options in tow, the aesthetic appeal is undeniable. The Fitbit Blaze is however not something that should be considered by the fitness fanatics as it lacks essential features like the GPS for runners and waterproof capabilities for swimmers.

The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is something that has been branded the ultimate “smart fitness watch” by its developers. Whether or not it lives up to this is something that you will have to decide for yourself. It is aimed at not only being a functional smartwatch but also offering some much-needed fitness tracking. Though it may not look like much at a glance, the Fitbit Blaze is more than just a lookalike or a cheap knockoff that could be a solid accessory for casual runners.

Key Features of the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch:

  • 2-inch. 240×180-pixel color screen
  • Multiple strap options
  • 5- day battery life
  • iOS and Android support
  • PurePulse Heart Rate monitoring

Product Description for Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch:

In terms of design, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch resembles a smartwatch more than it does a fitness tracker. The 1.2-inch color screen, metallic frame, and rubber strap simply add to this feel. The fact that it is more of a fitness band makes it not such a good looker in compares to the competition on the smartwatch side of things. But it takes some crowns when it comes to the fitness watch side of the divide. It is made small enough to fit perfectly on the wrist without feeling bulky or uncomfortable while at the same time maintain a large enough field of view to avoid squinting. The fact that it steps further into the smartwatch territory results in the Fitbit Blaze sacrificing some essentials in the sports watch category.

Other than the lack of GPS services that most Fitbit clients are used to by now, the Fitbit Blaze is a marvel of a fitness watch, especially for the beginners. It has an optical heart-rate monitor, a 3-axis accelerometer, an ambient light sensor and an altimeter. It is also pair and works well on both iOS and Android devices thanks to the Fitbit app that is available on both these platforms.

Fitbit Blaze has its own software that is both proprietary and unique. The apps can be accessed by swiping to the left pf the default home screen. It is however limited in a number of services it can provide due to the lack of a third-party store. You are thus limited to the Settings, Exercises, FitStar and Smart Alarm.

The exercise section tracks normal exercise activities, with the data presented via the Today app. The Fitbit App, however, takes the crown of the features proving users with relevant information on elements like steps, calories and even sleep. It also includes a friends’ session enabling you to view the progress of your contacts.

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