Ok so I recently had the awesome opportunity to try out the Fitbit Blaze courtesy of Verizon Wireless! 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! I definitely plan to purchase one very soon. Ok so I want to give you a simple review of the Fitbit Blaze based on my experience with it. So I’ll give the good and the bad (although I don’t have much bad to say about it at all). Read on!
Fitness Meets Fashion!
Fitbit BlazeOne 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. For example, when I’m going out in my cute outfit the Flex can be a bit of an eye soar sometimes. But it serves its purpose. Then comes the Fitbit Flex! 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! 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. But I still think it is a “cute smartwatch”…something that has been needed for a while especially from the Fitbit line of products. 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. 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. Additionally, the Fitbit Blaze also shows when you receive calls and can be used as an alarm. I also thought it was really cool to have the ability to receive text messages on it. Overall, I was pleased with the features the Fitbit Blaze offers and the data it provides to help me track my daily fitness activity.
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. 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. 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! And for all the comes with it the price isn’t bad at all, either. 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!