I’ve recently purchased the FitBit Blaze since my FitBit Charge HR broke earlier this year. This is just my initial thoughts so far as I tinkered around with different settings and got to see what it was all about.
I’ve had it for a few weeks now and I love it for what it is made for. If you’re looking for an Apple Watch dupe, this is not for you.
I like the design and it is flattering no matter the occasion. You can easily wear it out to the gym without feeling like it is un-necessary bling but you can also wear it to a suit and tie even and dress it up. I do not feel like it is necessary to buy the different bands, but I do like the pictures I’ve seen of the Blaze’s stainless steal band. Note: The stainless steal band is about $130 additional cost.
Functions that I’ve been testing:
- Caller Notifications: It lets me know when someone is calling me and I can choose to answer or decline the call. However, this works best if using a headset so I can answer using my watch versus pulling out my phone. Otherwise you have a phone in your bag or pocket that you just answered the call too. I have my phone connected to my car via bluetooth and when someone calls, both my FitBit and car notify me of the call, while my car gives me a phone number, my FitBit actually tells me who, if they are in my contacts, is calling me.
- Text Notifications: I am not a fan of this function. While I liked it at first, it wasn’t really helpful to me. It only shows the beginning of texts if it’s too long and you have no way of replying without pulling out your phone. Also, if you’re like me, you like to notification “bar” cleared but with this, you have to scroll all the way down to the end and hit ‘clear notifications.’ I found it more of a hassle than anything and turned this setting off within a few days.
- Music control: This is a love/hate because when I am in exercise mode, I cannot control my music. Or at least I haven’t figured it out yet. Otherwise, if I’m just casually listening to music from my phone, it’s nice to just conveniently control it from my wrist.
- Exercise: One of the windows you can slide to is ‘Exercise’ and in this function, you can select from a list of 7 top exercises to track. You can change these top 7 from your FitBit app on your phone or computer and sync with your FitBit Blaze. I like how I can track exercises using GPS without having to go into the app on my phone to track. I just hit the exercise and the start button to start tracking. I use this mostly when I go on long walks or hikes to track my distance and route. You can check your route and more details in the app.
If you want me to do a more detailed post about anything specific or another post featuring something about the FitBit or how I use it daily, let me know in the comments below!
Also, if you use a FitBit and want to connect, feel free to follow / connect with me in their app! Email: KrystiEncounters@gmail.com
You can purchase one from Amazon here.
You can also read my post on my FitBit Charge HR here.
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