If you know me then you know how much I love my Fitbit and how absolutely stoked I get when I hear about a new Fitbit product that’s coming out. I’ve had my original Fitbit (which is now sadly collecting dust in my desk) since it came out and I’ve made upgrades as they’ve been made available but the Fitbit Blaze smart watch is really something different in the best way possible!
Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my Alta but while the low profile design is really nice when I want something simple I thought that the smart watch design of the Blaze was really sharp.
The smart watch style and design makes it easy to tell at a glance how I’m doing while I’m exercising and since it syncs with the app on my phone it’s easy to track my progress, too.
One of the things that I loved the most about the Blaze was all of the great features it had all in one unit. For starters it has a heart rate monitor that doesn’t require a bulky and uncomfortable wrist strap which is a huge plus. The GPS sync made it easy to track my routes and progress (and change it up if I’m running the same route too often) and I really liked that I could follow a FitStar workout right on my wrist alongside my regular exercise!
It’s not just your average smart watch style tracker either, it even logs your exercises when you forget to do it yourself with its SmartTrack system so you can go back and see how you did later, how cool is that? Before you get out there and work up a sweat you can choose different modes and get real-time stats right on your wrist that are compiled and compared against weekly goals and summaries that you can check after you’re done. There’s no end to the ways that the Fitbit Blaze smart watch can make tracking and logging your exercise easier!
In addition to all of the fancy stuff, it also does regular smart watch stuff like set alarms, control your music through your phone, and does calls and texts too and with a whopping five-day battery life you won’t have to worry about it going dead on you at random. It may seem a bit pricey at first glance, but when you compare it to all of the value you get from its myriad of features and how much similar units costs for what they give you, the Blaze makes a pretty competitive mark on the fitness tracker scene.