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Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (US Version) Review

This Fitbit blaze watch is a smart fitness watch that’ll help you get fit and maximize your workouts every day. With its advanced technology and all-around design, this incredible fitness watch is made to track your daily workouts, determine your progress, and monitor your performance stats.

PurePulse continuous heart rate and multi-sport modes improve every day’s exercise, while next-generation quality like Connected GPS and FitStar work on your wrist help you take your fitness to a higher level experience.

It takes note of your activities of daily living, keeps track of your sleeping pattern, pops up smartphone notifications and reminders to help you stay on top of your day.

It comes with an interchangeable band and frames, it also has a customizable clock face on the high-resolution color touchscreen and lets you personalize your style for every occasion.

With all this and more, Fitbit Blaze has everything you need to reach your goals and keep you on track on your “to-dos,” packed into one sleek timepiece.

Features and Benefits

The Fitbit Blaze, like any other fitness tracker, has a broad range of features. The Fitbit Blaze enables you to ignite your passion and pursue your goals.

The Fitbit Blaze allows you to innovate your workout experience. It monitors your heart rate and maximizes your workout or any activities.

The Fitbit Blaze also offers enhanced features that will keep fitness in focus.

Such as allowing you to choose from different sports modes such as running, biking or cardio and seeing real-time stats on display.

It also has a smart track feature that automatically recognizes your activities even if you forget to log it.

The Blaze also allows you to set weekly exercise goals in the app to keep you motivated, and you can check your workout summary directly from the Blaze to see how your effort is adding up.

This watch built with PurePulse(TM) continuous, wrist-based heart rate monitoring that allows you to see simplified heart rate zones for you to be able to quickly check your exercise intensity during your daily workouts and does not require an uncomfortable chest strap.

Use multi-sport tracking which continually tracks your heart rate, your steps, the stairs you’ve climbed, calories you’ve burned, active minutes, miles, exercise, and sleep duration.

It also contains SmartTrack to help you record other workouts effortlessly and automatically to your dashboard with SmartTrack.

You can also set your notifications to come through or pop up from your phone to your watch, such as phone calls, text messages, calendar reminders, and control your iPod, iPhone, and other devices’ music from it.

It can also be connected to your GPS, to map your routes taken and see run stats like pace and duration on display.

Advantages and Disadvantages

The Fitbit Blaze is perfect for its ability in tracking your daily steps; your distance traveled, it records how much calories you burned, it also follows your floors climbed and active minutes.  What makes the Blaze unique from its competitors is the fact that it looks like an actual watch. Plus, the style is very sleek.

Another thing that makes the Fitbit Blaze shine is its remarkable heart rate monitor. Not only being one of the most accurate heart rate monitors in the market, it even allows you to view your heart rate real-time or during an activity. And to top it all, it shows it all on the screen! Amazing isn’t it!

The Fitbit Blaze also offers a large screen for a bigger and more convenient to read display. It has a Gorilla glass that helps protect the screen from scratches. It has remarkable battery lifespan which lasts up to five or six days (dependent on usage) though; it requires you to remove the watch from the frame every time you charge it, the charging time is quite fast.

The Fitbit Blaze also automatically tracks your sleeping schedule. You don’t have to manually turn on sleep mode because it already does it for you. It automatically detects that you are sleeping based on your movement and heart rate.

Another thing is, the Fitbit Blaze is only water resistant, not waterproof. So it can just withstand a little exposure to water like sweat and splashes. The Fitbit Blaze offers different accessory bands and frames to provide variety and to suit your style. Accessory bands and watch frames are sold separately.

One thing about the Fitbit Blaze is that it doesn’t have a built-in GPS. But it allows you to connect your GPS from your phone. So if you want to map your activities, you will need to carry your phone with you.

The Fitbit Blaze has the best notification set-up of any fitness device. You can see directly from the screen your text, calls, and calendar notification. Another thing is that you can control your music from the Blaze. You can sync the music playing on your Bluetooth device. It works for both stored and streamed music.


The Fitbit Blaze fitness watch is an excellent upgrade to your old tracking device with all its new features which includes the heart rate monitor, smart notifications and auto activity and sleep tracker. Though it does not excel in one particular area of fitness but it does an excellent job of being a generalist, tracking the different kinds of fitness. It is a well-rounded fitness tracker.

The Fitbit Blaze is by no means, the perfect fitness tracker because the ideal fitness tracker doesn’t exist. But for the majority of the people out there who are looking for a very capable fitness tracker, the Fitbit Blaze is going to cover their needs.

The Fitbit Blaze is an excellent combo for a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. And is the closest thing to an Apple Watch.

The Fitbit Blaze covers a lot and is perfect for anyone just starting out their fitness journey and even those advanced. So, if you’re considering this fitness tracking device for the first time and if your searching for something that’ll motivate you to do your daily workouts, this Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch will do the trick.

It is important to know that, with the help of these trackers, the key to success is to remember that these trackers are just estimates and motivators. These fitness trackers are not miracle workers, it all boils down to you making all the effort.

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