Discover your perfect workout with the blue Fitbit Blaze. Designed to track and monitor every aspect of your exercise routine and key elements of daily life, this smart fitness watch lets you see exactly what you're doing and when. Link the blue Fitbit Blaze up with your smartphone and computer to see how you're performing.
Posted by: Gadget from: on
Perfect. I upgraded from Charge HR and Flex. Honestly I don't even feel like I am wearing the Blaze. It's lighter and more comfortable then the Charge. I bought two for my wife and I. Wife thought she wasn't going to like it due to the size but she hasn't taken it off yet. Gives you everything you want. You can customize the settings but mostly it's basic. Maybe next update they will offer more. It's easy to use and battery life last about a week. You can read messages, see incoming calls and control music your listening too. Really easy to operate and figure out. I won't use all it's features but it's a big Thank you. If any changes I will update but having it a week now I am very pleased.
64 out of 72 found this review helpful.
Posted by: fitbitZ from: on
I bought a Surge two weeks ago then upgraded to the Blaze. Here's what I think of the Blaze so far, in comparison to the Surge
-removable interface, so you can use it as Fitbit zip and put in your pants if you don't want to wear around your wrist
- sleek design, can wear as unisex and doesn't look bulky
- feel very light, and doesn't bother as much as the Surge
- colorful and touch screen, more hands on and ease of use (big upgrade from Fitbit)
- adds on work out (good feature but not that useful to me)
- longer battery life
- accurate HR measure
- has access to daily activities, calories summary without using your phone
- still using hand movement to calculate steps
- have to remove the band in other to charge the device
- not water proof (big disappointment)
- no GPS tracking but it's not really a con to me
- can't set alarm on watch (have to set through the app)
After using for a couple days, I'm very satisfied with the product. Overall, I would recommend the Blaze to anybody.
46 out of 54 found this review helpful.
Great Fitness Watch
Posted by: BeachguyMike from: on
I bought the new FITBIT Blaze Smart Fitness Watch when it first became available in stores on March 1. I've had a Surge that functioned well but didn't like the design or black and white touch screen. The Blaze. has a sleek design similar to the Apple watch, is water resistant and has a Hi-res color touch screen that is very easy to see. The Blaze tracks the same activities as the Surge & continuously monitors heart rate. The Blaze also has a choice of adjustable straps that can easily be changed. The only feature that the Blaze does not have is an internal GPS tracker, but I did not find that is an issue. The Blaze easily connects to a smart phone GPS to track routes ridden on a bike, running or walking. I love my Blaze!
22 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Great watch, Great Price, So So Design
Posted by: HOOKSJP from: on
The watch functionality is great. It is easy to navigate. I owned the iWatch for a week before the practicality of owning it drove me to return it. This watch is functional, much more affordable, and I liked that it was FITBIT so I could keep competing with my other FITBIT friends. The square design of the casing could be nicer, but outside of that I love it. There are a couple of posts on this forum that gave the watch a 1 rating due to the face designs not being very appealing. Well, I agree. The face designs are not what they could be, but the ability to programmatically update the face designs is there. Hopefully FITBIT takes that feedback and does something to add more clock faces. The charge lasted me almost five days before it was time to recharge the device. I use a FITBIT charge HR and the Blaze. The ability to interchange them throughout the day and still have an accurate step count is amazing. The tracking is flawless. Well, that is my review. Hope it helps.
25 out of 28 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Scotty22 from: on
A perfect fit between a fitness band and a smart watch! I love the idea of having something less than an Iwatch and more than a fitness band. The fitbit "blaze" is that product. The blaze gives you the perfect mix with texts, music control, gps tracking workouts and onboard fitstar exercises. This light weight band is more stylish with replaceable bands than other smart watches. I look forward to updates from fitbit, on different "clock faces" as it is limited to four choices. Fun and exciting product
28 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Good but not great - yet
Posted by: KateS from: on
As for the music control, The When I go to the Blaze 101 Guide within the FitBit app on my smartphone, and select Music, the animation that plays, make is seem like you can adjust the music from within the activity window. The visual that plays over and over shows going to the activity, starting it and then the screen pulls down to adjust the music as it does from the main page. This is very misleading. What is the point of having the music adjustment except for when you are in the middle of a workout? This is definitely a major negative in my opinion.
Also while working out, I have one of my pre-set activities as circuit training and yet it has not automatically detected it yet. It sometimes detects walking or running instead. So, in order for it to track the correct activity, I have to use the activity screen on the watch and then I can't control my music except by using my phone. This is hard to do as I am in the middle of a workout and have only so much time to get from one station to another. Annoying.
I have had trouble also with the plastic band for this watch. It is very wide even for a not-so-petite person like myself (I wear Large band size on the 3rd to smallest hole - small looked like it would be too small). When I wear the watch for workouts, I get an allergic reaction to the plastic. So, I have to change the watch to my other arm right after. It would be nice if there was a band that tapered a little bit so that it was not as obtrusive. I'm thinking something more feminine. Also, maybe one that is designed more for sports that breathes. Like a fabric and velcro option or a stretch-type band for better comfort when you are really sweating it out.
Lastly, I was disappointed to find that the reminder to move when you have been sedentary too long was not included with this product.
Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to like about this watch. I am however a bit disappointed that it is not all that I expected. I hope some of these things will be corrected as further development takes place. Hopefully when they roll out a software upgrade.
21 out of 24 found this review helpful.
The Future Is Here!
Posted by: Colt from: on
Out of all of the smart watches I’ve had thus far this is by far my favorite! The watch is incredibly thin, durable and stylish. I have yet to have an issue with any of its features. I would highly recommend this watch to anyone interested in tracking their fitness goals!
25 out of 30 found this review helpful.
Best Fitbit Yet!
Posted by: MisterIke from: on
I have had the Flex, the Charge HR and then I upgraded to the Surge. The week after I bought the Surge the announcement about the Blaze came out! Instant returned my Surge and put my name on the preorder for the Blaze. I love my Blaze. I compared it to the Apple Watch and the Blaze fit my needs perfectly. I have already recommended this to others and they have brought it! Challenging each other constantly. It is a MUST buy!
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
A big step up from the Charge HR
Posted by: MihsztahLee from: on
I previously had a Fitbit Charge HR, but after encountering problem after problem with it, I decided to upgrade to the Blaze. I have had the Blaze for a couple of months now, and it is a BIG step up from the Charge HR. If you are torn between the Charge HR and the Blaze, the Blaze is the way to go if you are willing to fork over the extra money. In my opinion, it is worth it. That said, I still encounter some of the same frustrations that I had before with the HR, as I’ll describe below. Here is a run-down of my observations.
Reliability--the heart rate monitor is much more reliable than the Charge HR. The problem with the Charge HR is that it was notorious for losing the heart rate during more intense workouts, such as HIIT, especially when heart rate was 150+. This was one of my main frustrations with the Charge HR. The Blaze has been much more reliable. I noticed yesterday that the Blaze was even picking up my heart rate at 180 bpm. Only on occasion have I noticed the dreaded “--” when it is unable to pick up the heart rate, and it is usually only seconds before it detects it again.
Design--I think that the watch looks much more attractive than the Charge HR. I was concerned that the watch face would be too big for my wrist, but it is not. I personally find the design to be slick, and the screen when activated is sharp, colorful, and easy to read. Lots of people have even stopped me to ask about it, not knowing that it was a Fitbit.
Battery--I am getting 1-2 days more than what I got with my Charge HR. The low battery notifications are also much more reliable than what I experienced with the Charge HR. Some have complained about the charging cradle that comes with the Blaze, but I personally haven’t experienced any problems with it. Snapping the tracker back into the band can take a little maneuvering, but after a few times it becomes easier.
Workout Modes--You can select what type of workout you are doing. As far as I know, this doesn’t affect how the tracker tracks, but it is nice that you can now keep a record of what type of workout you did on what day.
Watch Faces--There are four available, but only one that I actually like. Fortunately, I REALLY like that one, so It’s a minor problem. Still, more options would be nice, and I would be surprised if Fitbit didn’t roll out new faces in the future. More customization would be a nice addition, too. Changing to a new face seems silly, as it must be done on the app or computer, not on the tracker itself.
Watch bands--I assume that soon enough generic bands will be available, but Fitbit charges an absurd amount of money for the stylish watch band replacements. I have the standard black band, but I also like the leather band, but at $99.95, I don’t like it THAT much!
Connectivity Issues--Randomly, usually at least once a week, the tracker will not sync with my Android phone (Motorola Droid Turbo). Usually the problem will be resolved with either a restart of the tracker, or just randomly at some point later that day, or at its worst, the next day.
Customer Support--Fitbit customer support is usually just cut-and-paste answers that one could easily find on the internet, and often they don’t actually correct the problem. With the connectivity issues, their support team provides a list of fixes (restart the phone, restart the tracker, restart the app, etc.), but the company overall doesn’t seem to be addressing the fact that these issues exist in the first place. Also, at one point they blamed my phone, which works fine with everything else.
Overall, the tracker is great. It does what I want it to do, and it is much more reliable than the Charge HR. The connectivity issues can be a minor annoyance, but fortunately a temporary one.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Not an Apple Watch, but still nice.
Posted by: IdeaCreator from: on
I have to admit, my life revolves around apple but I just couldn't justify the cost of an apple watch. I bought this instead and have been somewhat pleased with it. So, it doesn't do everything the apple watch does and their are only 4 clock faces for the watch. Yet it is a fraction of the cost. The heart rate monitor has been extremely accurate as well as the sleep monitor. The watch not only controls sound played through your headphones, but also through any bluetooth speaker you are connected to which is cool. The silent vibration alarms are quite strong and have been a nice added alarm for daily needs. There aren't many options on bands, but I did go with the sport black band and the stainless steal band. Both are really comfortable and light weight. Over all, it's a good watch but don't expect it to compete with the apple watch.