- Product: Fitbit Blaze
- Style: Athletic
- Price: $195-199.95
- Colors Available: Black/Silver, Blue/Silver, Plum/Silver
- My Rating: 9 out of 10
About the Fitbit Blaze and what it has to offer?
The Fitbit Blaze is one of the newest fitness tracker Fitbit has come out with in March 2016. This activity tracker can track your steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and your active minutes.
PurePulse- Track Every Beat
The Fitbit Blaze is equipped with PurePulse which is a continuous wrist based heart rate monitor. Meaning it automatically tracks your heart rate throughout your day. This will allow you to always go back to your graph to know your resting heart rate and your heart rate during your workouts. You don’t have to purchase a separate chest strap heart rate monitor like some of the other fitness trackers out there costing you a little more money and may sometimes be uncomfortable.
The benefit of having pure pulse is that it accurately tracks your calories burned throughout your day and gives you your real-time heart rate to ensure you are giving the right amount of intensity during your workouts.
The Blaze also has multi-sport which tracks your runs, biking, and cardio. All these can be seen in real time stats on your display.
Another great thing about the Blaze is the SmartTrack feature. SmartTrack automatically recognizes and records your exercises for you. So, if you ever forget to log it, SmartTrack will have it all down so you can still get the credit you deserve.
FitStar is a step-by-step on screen workout coach. It gives you the instructions you need to have the correct form. It starts off with a simple eight minute series of stretches to get your blood pumping before you actually start your workout.
As soon as you are done with all the stretching, you can start your seven minute workout that FitStar has to offer. There are thirteen exercises that will be done in the seven minutes. When done with the thirteen exercises, you can go right on to the abs portion.
FitStar is a pretty good tool and it does help me get my blood pumping. The great thing about it is that it is all on your wrist so you don’t need your phone on you to see the steps.
Is the Fitbit Blaze Waterproof?
The Fitbit Blaze is not waterproof and that is one of the things I don’t really like about it, but it is sweat and water resistant.
Meaning you can get it caught in the rain for a bit or you can sweat on it and it won’t affect your Blaze. As long as you are not submerging your Fitbit Blaze you’ll be fine.
Tracking Your Sleep
With the Fitbit Blaze, it automatically tracks your sleep for you so you don’t have to worry about setting anything. I was surprised it did that. I found that out when I went on to my Fitbit app and saw the amount of hours I was able to actually sleep and the hours I was restless.
It all made sense for the amount of hours I was restless because my baby girl would wake me throughout the night when she cries for her bottle so all in all it’s pretty accurate.
Challenge your friends near or far
With the Fitbit app, you are able to challenge your friends near or far on different goals throughout the day or even for a whole week.
As long as your friend/partner has a Fitbit, doesn’t matter what kind, you’ll be able to call them out on challenges like, most steps in a day, weekend warrior, which is taking the most steps from Saturday to Sunday, and other types of challenges.
The reason why I like this feature is because it motivates me to win, which makes me burn more calories and achieve my goals I set throughout the week.
The Fitbit Blaze, you are able to view your call notifications, text notifications, and your calendar notification. You can’t answer calls or reply to text messages but you can get the idea of who’s calling or messaging you when your phone is in your pocket or while you are driving.
You’re also able to set a silent vibrating alarm to help wake you up in the mornings. The vibration from the Blaze is strong enough to feel it. I am a pretty heavy sleeper but the vibrating alarm does its job at waking me up on time for work.
The way the Blaze is charged is something I’m not a big fan of. The reason is because you have to take out the watch face and put it into the cradle that comes with the Blaze. It doesn’t come with a charging dock like most watches come with now.
It just makes it a little more difficult because you have to keep taking it off every time you have to charge. One thing I do like is the Blaze can actually keep a charge anywhere from 3-4 days depending on how much you actually use the features on the watch.
What comes in the box
- Charging Cradle
- Safety Instructions & Limited Warranty Book
- Fitbit Setup Guide
- Good Battery Life
- Workout coaching
- Able to view notifications
- Silent vibrating alarm
- Pure pulse
- multi-sport tracking
- comfortable and light on the wrist
- Able to get different style bands which is sold separately
- Uses a charging cradle instead of a dock
- Not waterproof
- Not many watch faces
Is the Fibit Blaze worth getting?
I would definitely say the Blaze is worth getting. It does it’s job as a fitness tracker which it is truly made for and comes with a bonus of allowing you to see some of your notifications.
Some people say the Blaze should be able to answer calls and reply to text but I say that’s what a smart watch is for. The Blaze was made to monitor your fitness not your calls or texts.
The Blaze runs around $195-199.95, which to me isn’t that much compared to some of the other watches out there that can only track your workouts and not to much of your notifications. The Blaze gives you a little bit of the best of both worlds.
I hope this review has helped you know a little of the inside and outs of the Fitbit Blaze. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and I will get back to you.
If you already have the Blaze and have any other helpful information please feel free to share them as well.