Travel Gadget: Fitbit Blaze Review

Fitbit Blaze Wearable gadget

Fitbit Blaze Review: Can This Device Go Head-To-Head With Other Wearable Devices In The Market?

Fitbit took the wraps off its Fitbit Blaze smart fitness tracker in January at the CES 2016 held in Las Vegas.

This all-new wearable device from Fitbit comes with a slew of nifty features aimed at fashionistas and fitness freaks.

Fitbit Blaze leather and metal straps
Fitbit Blaze leather and metal straps

In this post, we will talk about the pros and cons of this Fitbit’s brand-new device.


Boasts About Five Days Of Battery Life

One of the good things about this wearable device is that it has the capacity to last for roughly five days in a single charge. This makes it highly beneficial to travelers when they are on a long vacation.

Provides Notifications

With this device, users can have a glimpse of their SMS messages and incoming calls – making it a boon especially for those who are always on-the-go.

It Comes With Calendar Syncing

This makes it easy for users to check out their schedule right on their wrists.

Fitbit Blaze Wearable gadget
Fitbit Blaze Wearable gadget

It Can Play Music

This feature makes this wearable a good buddy when, for example, you wish to be entertained while you are on a long trip.

Fitbit Blaze Color- Touch Screen Fitness Activity Tracker Smartwatch
Fitbit Blaze Color- Touch Screen Fitness Activity Tracker Smartwatch

The Blaze is fitted with a feature aimed at those who want to be in the know of their heart rate – a heart rate monitor. This is beneficial for those who always want to check out their heart rate wherever they are.

Fitbit Blaze
Fitbit Blaze

Can Record Sleeping Times

This specific functionality of Blaze is also a good addition to the device. This one is not present in Apple Watch, deemed Blaze’s closest rival.

Of course, being a fitness tracker, the Fitbit Blaze is likewise equipped with other fitness features, such as the SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition so users will keep an eye on their stats.

Works With iOS And Android Phones

Whether you have an iOS or Android phone, you are assured that Blaze will work well with it. It is compatible with Windows phones as well.

Very Wearable

It seems that Fitbit also centered its attention on consumers’ comfort for its Blaze – making it an ideal device to bring with you on your next travel.

Fitbit Blaze Color- Touch Screen Fitness Activity Tracker Smartwatch
Fitbit Blaze Color- Touch Screen Fitness Activity Tracker Smartwatch

Great App

The fitness tracker comes with a user-friendly, great app. The app makes it easier for wearers of the device to check their stats, for instance, their sleeping score.

Colored Touchscreen

This wearable device sports a tidy 1.25-inch 16 color display that adds elegance to your wrist.

You Can Change Bands

What this means for users is that they have the chance to customize their Blaze to match their personal preferences.


You Can’t Shower With It

Unlike other Fitbits, though, the Blaze is not designed to be water resistant. Thus, don’t dare wear it when, for instance, you’re swimming or riding on a banana boat.

Does Not Feature An Always-On Screen

Another downside for the device is that it does not have an always-on-screen – a feature that is well-liked by most smartwatch lovers. However, it does light up once you tap on the screen or when you raise your wrist.

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

No GPS Without Smartphone

Owners will need to carry their phones with them to get correct readings. The devices are paired through Bluetooth.

A Big Hit?

In April this year, Fitbit revealed that for more than a month from the time the Blaze and another Fitbit wearable named Alta were initially released to the public, the company managed to sell out more than one million units of the devices, implying that these two are gaining traction in the market.

So, all in all, it seems that it can go toe-to-toe with other wearables in the market today.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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