The Fitbit Blaze Is on the shelves, and it is trying to compete in the smart watch arena.
However, it is more of an activity tracker, than a smart watch. There are limited bells and whistles, even though it has a smart watch design.
But as an activity tracker, it is top notch in its functioning. Features include:
- Calories Burned
- Active Minutes
- Heart rate
- Phone notifications
- Various sport modes
- And the ability to track exercise
Essentially, this device is similar to the Fitbit Charge HR, except it has a large touch display.
The screen is responsive, although sometimes I had a hard time getting it respond when I swiped. There are navigation buttons on the side that will take you back a screen or bring up the clock.
There are a variety of customizable bands you can get for the device in leather, metal and silicone. (Check out some of the third party sellers on Amazon. Prices are cheaper!)
After hearing all the hype about this device, I was excited to check it out. When I put it on, I was really disappointed. This tracker is HUGE! This thing is way to big for my taste, and I like big watches.
It was almost a little painful to wear, as it was hard to make the band comfortable on my wrist. I could not bend back at my wrist without being pinched by the device. If I moved it up my arm (which they recommend) It was uncomfortable.
I have included pictures of the Fitbit Blaze next to my Apple Watch so you can see the difference.
I am hoping the next generation will provide optional sizes.