The Fit Bit Blaze Review
By: Angela Wills
Healthy living has become increasingly important for most people for many reasons. As for me, I simply want to be around for my child as long as possible and willing to take the extra steps to make that happen. Speaking of extra steps, I purchased a Fitbit around February to help me count those extra steps and hopefully drop those holiday pounds that were hanging around.
You guessed it, I want to be healthy but I’m not exactly thrilled to hit the gym or jog those morning miles. Therefore, I thought why not get a Fitbit to help me track my activity? What I thought would be a simple purchase, turned out to be a project because of course, there were choices.
Which one did I buy? I chose the Fitbit Blaze and after about three months of consistent use, I think I’m prepared to share my thoughts on this phenomenal fitness motivator. Well, at least that’s the role I was expecting it to play. I’d like to say for the record, this investment would definitely be one that I expect to net a great return on as an end result. First off, my Fitbit Blaze has a nice look. It’s no Fossil or Michael Kors watch but it’s designed to track activity and still has a contemporary look. I really like that it’s comfortable to fit, extremely lightweight.
Compared to others that I shopped, the Blaze seemed to be more of what I needed and so far, it’s passed the test. Y steps are tacked when walking or climbing steps, as well as my heart rate and sleep automatically. My Fitbit Blaze has a decent size touchscreen and it’s in color and I find that the side buttons are useful for when I’m ready for an impromptu workout. Simply, tap the button and it’s screening my stats and starting/stopping workout sessions. The Blaze does offer interchangeable faces, which simply seemed easier to see than the others I shopped. It also has a stopwatch and timer feature that my son and I often use when we’re racing in the park, fun for him and fitness for me.
I find the Fitbit Blaze to be a comfortable balance between a fitness device and a smartwatch. It does the techy things like receive texts, display incoming calls and date reminders. I’ve also linked it with my phone to control music while working out and for me, that’s a big plus. Now, this is no Apple Watch but it’s not meant to be and honestly, it has done every bit of what I expected and a little more.