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