Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch Review

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The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch¬†is a fantastic all-around option for anyone who’s looking for a combination of a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. You get a little bit of The Best of Both Worlds with this product. You can track all the essential metrics, such as steps, calories, sleep, heart rate, and distance. Additionally, when connected to your smartphone, you can take advantage of GPS to track your movements, as well as receive smartphone notifications right to your wrist.

The lightweight and sleek design help give the watch a versatile feeling. You can wear it just about anywhere. It looks great whether you’re going to work, running errands, going to the gym, we’re hanging out with the family. The interchangeable bands help personalized the style so you can get the look you want anytime anywhere. What are the downfalls, however, is that the interface itself is a little bulky and for those with smaller wrists it can get in the way a little bit.

Overall, however, it’s a great fitness tracker and does a decent job with smartwatch capabilities. Many customers would recommend this product to their fellow¬†athletic enthusiasts, friends, and their family.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Multi-sport tracking

Bluetooth capabilities

Versatile design

Customizable style

Plethora of features

Cons

Doesn't store music

Not water-resistant

Band isn't breathable

Use

There are a plethora of uses for the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch. Whether you're looking for something to monitor your fitness levels, a nice looking smartwatch or anything in between they have you covered. Customers love the versatility of use and style that they can get from this product.

Whether you're heading out for a run, biking on a path, going for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood, or any other kind of fitness activity, this tracker has your back. One thing to keep in mind, this product is not water-resistant. You're not going to want to take the watch swimming. If you're looking for a swimming tracker, there are much better options on the market. However, any other Fitness activities outside of water are fair game.

The exceptional style and the ability to switch out the bands as needed, make this watch look great for many occasions. It'll fit in easily at work, at the gym, where is a casual watch for your everyday activities. No matter what you're doing or where you're going, the Blaze is going to be the perfect companion for you.

Basic Features

The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch comes jam-packed with all the necessary features that you would expect from this type of product. Of course, you're going to get all of the basics. The watch will track how many steps you take, how many calories you burned, your distance traveled, your heart rate, your sleep quality, and duration. All of these things are metrics that we've grown accustomed to with this type of product; This one is no different.

Customers can appreciate the heart rate monitor on this watch. It's going to help you maximize your workouts by giving you a continuous heart rate as well as the simplified zones that you're in. The best part is, you aren't going to have to worry about uncomfortable chest straps while you're active. A quick glance down at your rest will let you know what zone your heart rates in and you can adjust accordingly.

The fitness tracker uses SmartTrack. That means I can automatically recognize and record some of the more basic exercises for you. You're going to be able to get credit for your work out even if you forget to go into the tracker and start recording it. Additionally, you can choose from different sports modes. You can pick running biking or cardio and see all of your stats from those various activities. You can check out metrics like calories you burned, your heart rate graph, your distance traveled, how many steps you took, and so much more.

Something that's becoming more and more common with this type of product is sleep tracking. This watch is no different. As long as you wear the tracker to bed, it's going to be able to track how long your sleeping and your quality of sleep. You can even check out the different stages of sleep. Through the use of the app on your smartphone, you can look at the graph of your rest and see how long you are in each stage; this is how they judge your quality of sleep.

Overall, customers really enjoy all the fun and fundamental features that they get from the smartwatch. It is everything that you would expect and more.

Advanced Features

In addition to all the basic features that you've grown accustomed to which Fitbit products, you're also going to get a plethora of more advanced options that you can take advantage of. This watch features on-screen workouts with the use of FitStar. You can start one of these workouts right from the display on your watch. It gives you step by step coaching and instructions on your workout right from your wrist. If you want to jam out a quick workout and don't know what to do, just use this feature, and you can do something right from home.

If you connect your fitness tracker to your smartphone via Bluetooth connection, you can use GPS tracking. Keep in mind that it's using the GPS from your cell phone, not from the watch itself. However, you can use this to map your routes while you're walking or running, you can see your stats like your pace and the length of your run right on the display of your watch. Some customers like seeing the map of their activities, and if you use the GPS feature, you can check that out from the app on your phone.

Another great feature that most customers enjoy is the fact that they can set weekly exercise goals right from the app. You can check on your workout summaries to monitor your progression towards your goal. You can adjust them as you need, if you want to make things a little bit harder on yourself or you're struggling a little too much to need to lower your goals, that's no problem. The fitness tracker can even set reminders for you to move. If your stationery for too long and haven't gotten up and move around it will send a reminder to your wrist for you to get up and move.

Something else that customers can take advantage of with the smartwatch is that they can receive call, text, and calendar alerts when connected to your smartphone. If you get a message come in, it'll vibrate on your watch, and you can take a look and see what your message is. That said, this product cannot respond to your messages, unlike some of the other smartwatches on the market. However, it is nice to know that you can check your messages while you're on the go without pulling your cell phone out of your pocket.

There are so many features packed into such a small product that fits on your wrist. This fitness tracker can do almost anything and can be worn virtually anywhere. If you want functionality with style, then this is the right product for you.

Accuracy

When you're wearing a fitness tracker, you expect the results to be as accurate as possible. After all, you're wearing it so you can monitor your movements and your workouts, so why wouldn't you want to be as accurate as possible? The problem is, it's tough to find something that is going to be 100% accurate all of the time. The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is no different.

Since you wear the tracker on your wrist, as opposed to your hip, you can expect your step count to be off a little bit. Customers have noticed that the tracking seems to be a bit generous with your workouts. However, if you're walking, hiking, or biking and you have your watch connected to your phone's GPS, you're going to get a much more accurate reading. This is because it utilizes GPS to measure distance, so you're going to have a more accurate account of your workout as opposed to if you were using the tracker by itself.

One thing can be said about the blaze, however, is that the heart rate monitor seems to be pretty spot-on. This is especially true if you are wearing the watch all day every day, except for charge time. They can give you a relatively accurate resting, or base, heart rate, which isn't something that can be said about some of the other models on the market.

Overall, the accuracy of the fitness track might not be the most accurate thing, but the rest of it seems pretty okay. There aren't a lot of complaints in the comment section about this part of the product.

Connectivity

The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch connects to your smartphone via a Bluetooth connection. This is how your tracker communicates to the Fitbit application on your phone. You'll have to sync your device with your cell phone at least once a day, if not more often, so you can check out your stats on the app. You do have to be within a 30 ft range for the watch to sync with your cell phone.

Something that customers can appreciate, the sink time is rather quick. As soon as your watch is connected to your phone, it's going to save your data instantly to your Fitbit account so you can check out on the app.

This smartwatch can connect to 200+ devices, whether it is an Android phone, an iPhone, or a computer. You're going to want to ensure that you are connecting to one of these devices regularly; otherwise you might not receive updates as they are released to the software on your device.

Apps

Want to use the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch in conjunction with your smartphone, you're going to need two things. This is going to require a Bluetooth connection and the Fitbit application on your Apple or Android phone. This app can be found for free and both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.

When you sync your tracker, it's going to deliver all the information to this app. From here, you can look at your health metrics and your performance and see how you are progressing towards your goals. Another thing that you can do with this app is to monitor your sleep, your water consumption, and your eating habits.

In addition to the Fitbit application, you can also use FitStar, which is Fitbit's on workout app. It features a load of free and paid workouts, but you can choose from to put directly on your watch itself. From your tracker, you can select these workouts, and it will give you a step-by-step guide and a little extra coaching for you to do the exercising anywhere you want. You can do these workouts right from your wrist, or from your smartphone, whichever you prefer.

Comfort

For the most part, customers agree that the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch fits comfortably on their wrists. The band is lightweight and flexible, so it doesn't feel like a hindrance on your wrist.

That said, the face of the tracker is rather large. Yes, it makes it easier to read, but for those with smaller wrists, it can get in the way of some movements. When you are running, walking, or other athletic activities. The device is pretty comfortable; however, there are some workouts that the large watch face might get in the way.

There is one downfall with the band, however. The materials aren't breathable at all, which can cause a little bit of discomfort while you're working out. A little bit of breathability goes a long way, and unfortunately, the band that comes with this watch doesn't have that.

Style

Customer the love the fact that the style of the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is customizable in almost every way. The watch itself can be ordered in five colors so you can pick the one that is going to fit your needs best. Additionally, you can request a wide variety of varying wristband colors. Don't worry, though; you're not limited to whatever color you choose. The bands of these watches are interchangeable, so you can pick and choose the color and style you want to use from day-to-day.

Not only is the physical appearance of the tracker customizable, but you can change the display as well. There are many watch faces that you can choose from so you can see the metrics that you want to see and have a look that you want without any problems.

Durability

The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is designed out of high-quality materials and offers a phenomenal Construction. The band that comes with it is exceptionally flexible and can stretch and strain with no problem. You're not going to have to worry about premature wear and tear with watch band.

Even though the faceplate frame is a little on the thin side, it is made out of stainless steel. This means that it's not going to break easily. After all, this watch was made to be worn by those who lead an active lifestyle. It's going to be able to handle all of the abuse you can throw at it.

Size

When you are ordering the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch there are two different size options for the bands. You can pick from either small or large. If you decide to go with a small it's going to fit a wrist with a circumference that ranges between 5.5 to 6.7 in. On the other hand, if you decide to go with the large it's going to fit wrists between 6.7 and 8.1 in.

Power Source

A rechargeable battery powers this product. This is relatively standard for this type of product. You could achieve a full charge on this watch in about an hour or two.

The battery can last up to five days if you're wearing it every day. However, Fitbit does recommend that you charge it every couple of days before the battery dies. Also, if you are out and about, and the battery dies, then your workouts are not being tracked.

Bottom Line

The Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is an excellent product for people who are in search of a fitness tracker that shows some of the features of a smartwatch. Its sleek and versatile design makes it a great choice for just about any activity. It looks great whether you are heading to work, the gym, running errands, or simply lounging around the house.

Of course, you're going to get all the basics that you would expect from this type of product. It's going to track steps, calories burned, distance traveled, heart rate, sleep, and even the number of stairs climbed.

Additionally, you're going to get some more advanced features that you can take advantage of. If you connect your watch to your cell phone via the Bluetooth connection, you can receive some of your smartphone notifications right to your wrist. Unfortunately, unlike some of the other SmartWatches on the market, you can't reply to your messages. However, you can still see what's going on without taking your phone out of your pocket. You can use your phone's GPS to map your workouts, giving you a rundown on your route, distance traveled, and more in-depth metrics such as peace.

All in all, it's a fantastic product that offers you a plethora of options. Most customers love this Fitness tracker and would recommend it to their friends, family, and fellow Fitness Junkies.