Ok so I recently had the AWESOME opportunity to try out the Fitbit Blaze courtesy of Verizon Wireless! Â I will start by saying that I’m a Fitbit Flex owner but I absolutely fell IN LOVE with the Fitbit Blaze….I really did not want to have to send it back! Â I definitely plan to purchase one very soon. Â Ok so I want to give you a simple review of the Fitbit Blaze based on my experience with it. Â So I’ll give the good AND the bad (although I don’t have much bad to say about it at all). Â Read on!
Fitness Meets Fashion!
One of my least fave things about the Fitbit Flex (and a number of other wearable fitness trackers I’ve seen) is that it isn’t that appealing to look at. Â For example, when I’m going out in my cute outfit the Flex can be a bit of an eye soar sometimes. Â But it serves its purpose. Â Then comes the Fitbit Flex! Â This savvy-looking smartwatch gave my Fossil watch some competition…I didn’t even wear my Fossil as much! And although the Blaze I tried out was not a color I’d normally pick for a watch (blue) the band can get switched out for a different color. They even have one that is a metal link band, which is similar to my watch! Â But I will say that for some the design of the watch may be a bit much…everyone is not into the “big-faced” watch and that’s what the Blaze looks like. Â But I still think it is a “cute smartwatch”…something that has been needed for a while especially from the Fitbit line of products. Â So finally Fitbit has nicely married fitness and fashion!
Fitness Meets Tech!
I love the look of the Fitbit Blaze but I also love the data it provides. Â This smartwatch comes with a good number of features including a colorful touchscreen, stopwatch functionality, automatic tracking of sleep and heart rate, and of course my favorites, the step and calorie counter. Â Additionally, the Fitbit Blaze also shows when you receive calls and can be used as an alarm. Â I also thought it was really cool to have the ability to receive text messages on it. Â Overall, I was pleased with the features the Fitbit Blaze offers and the data it provides to help me track my daily fitness activity. Â Â
Some additional tidbits:
- Didn’t care too much for the packaging the Fitbit Blaze came in and I actually had a hard time taking it out of the type surrounding it was in (maybe that was just me though)
- Definitely a bit of a learning curve but a very, very small one in my opinion…some of the features I did not use (almost nice to have more than what you need though, right?)
- The screen of the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch looks very nice but I was a bit worried at times about scratching or even cracking it. Â I’m sure they have some type of screen protectors that are available for them that I just haven’t looked into yet (definitely will do so when I purchase my own).
- I didn’t really get the built-in workouts it came with and thought they could have left this feature out. Â But maybe it helps those most who are just getting started with their fitness journey and working out.
Other than that, I think the Fitbit Blaze is an EXCELLENT product! Â And for all the comes with it the price isn’t bad at all, either. Â Check it out at Verizon Wireless (http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/fitbit-blaze-smart-fitness-watch-black-large/) now only for $179 this month! If you decide to get it I’m sure you’ll like it just as much as I do!