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Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit Blaze
alaScore 96

3093 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3093 reviews of Fitbit Blaze. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Fitbit Blaze is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fitbit Blaze

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Fitbit Blaze from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: Rick Stella (digitaltrends.com)

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch review

 

With features galore, the Blaze stands head and shoulders above the competition.

Accurately monitors heart rate ; Tracks daily step count effectively ; New sleep tracker adds useful new element ; Companion app makes recorded information easy to read ; Offers a ton of extras including on-watch workouts, guided breathing sessions, etc.

Periodic syncing issues ; Has trouble tracking steps/distance on a treadmill

Few fitness or activity trackers function as efficiently and effectively as Fitbit’s Blaze. A comfortable wearable, the Blaze gives users access to a wide variety of relevant information such as an accurate heart rate reading, steps counted per day,...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Timothy Torres, Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Blaze

 

If you're new to the world of fitness tracking, the Fitbit Blaze is a solid choice. But if you're looking for a smartwatch, or to upgrade anything but a first-generation tracker, the Blaze is unlikely to satisfy.

Good battery life. Vibrant color display. Accurate heart rate, sleep, and step monitoring. Effective workout guidance.

Awkward design. Lacks built-in GPS. Not waterproof. Wristbands feel a bit cheap. Automatic exercise recognition is slow.

Despite a few drawbacks, we really like the Fitbit Blaze. But is there enough here to recommend it over the Charge 2 or Surge? If you're a runner in need of GPS, you'll certainly want to go for the GPS-equipped Surge, which can also deliver basic call...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (pcworld.com)

Fitbit Blaze review: Don't call it a smartwatch

 

When Fitbit announced its new activity-tracking band at CES in January, the company's stock plummeted. At first glance, the Fitbit Blaze looked like an Apple Watch clone, with a touchscreen, notifications, and interchangeable leather, sport, and link...

The Blaze has all of Fitbit's best features, but looks a little too much like a second-rate Apple Watch.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Fitbit Blaze review: Stylish, focused, and motivating fitness watch for the active consumer

 

The Fitbit Blaze has a modern, techy look, it is lightweight and only a few millimeters thick, the display is vivid and colorful, and it has been a real pleasure to wear it 24/7 during my testing period. Several people have seen it on my wrist and have...

Long battery life ; Stylish and comfortable watch format ; Accurate PurePulse heart rate monitoring ; Basic, essential smartphone notifications ; Easy and intuitive user interface ; Helpful FitStar workouts, especially for the road warrior ; Cross...

Proprietary charger that requires removal from the band ; Move reminders currently not present (coming later this year)

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Fitbit Blaze review: a 'smarter' fitness tracker is still kind of dumb

 

The new Fitbit Blaze is a good Fitbit. Like earlier Fitbit models, the $200 Blaze will track your daily activity, count your steps, monitor your heart rate, gauge how well you're sleeping, and put...

Thin and light on your wrist ; Battery lasts days and days ; Fitbit's mobile app is the best around

Not the looker Fitbit was aiming for ; Severely limited notifications ; No built-in GPS

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Fitbit Blaze review: A smartwatch in looks only

 

The Blaze continues Fitbit's tradition of making quality fitness trackers, but the device is ultimately let down by an uninspired design and a cheap-feeling design. Those deficiencies in style and materials make for a wearable you won't actually want...

Interchangeable bands ; Good fitness-tracking features ; Excellent battery life

Feels cheap ; Limited feature set compared to other smartwatches ; It's kind of ugly

If you think of the Fitbit Blaze not as a smartwatch, but just the latest in a long line of fitness trackers, the device is fairly successful. It's $50 cheaper than the Surge but has nearly the same feature set. It also adds some important features...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Fitbit Blaze review

 

My wife said to me, "I want a fitness tracker that's a watch. Can you get one for me?" I know there are lots of options. But I'm not sure a lot would be up her alley. There are almost-normal watches that have some basic fitness in them, like the...

Comfortable design; a large, readable display; good-looking accessories; solid four-day-plus battery life; works with iPhones and Android phones.

It's wide; pop-out design for band-swapping and charging feels clunky; can't shower with it; baked-in Fitstar workouts don't do much.

Fitbit's first real smartwatch gets a lot of things right, including comfort, features and price, but it's not a slam-dunk design for everyone.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Fitbit Blaze Review

 

Companies that make fitness trackers have tried to emulate Fitbit's success, but throughout it all, Fitbit has remained untouchable at the top – even in an era where smartwatches have tried to make dedicated fitness trackers obsolete. It's been almost...

Personalization with interchangeable straps ; Slightly more aggressive looking design ; Simple operation with minimal interaction ; Tracks various exercises ; Long battery life

Not completely waterproof ; No third party apps support ; Light with the smartwatch functions

When we take a peek at the Fitbit Blaze’s sticker price of $199.99, it’s right there in the same class as some other full-featured fitness trackers. The problem with this particular segment, is that it clashes with the vast models available in the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Fitbit Blaze Review: Big-Screen Fitness Tracker

 

Fitbit calls the Blaze a "smart fitness watch." But while I like the on-screen FitStar workouts, there's little much else to recommend the device. For the record, I don't think it's ugly, but its angular design will be off-putting for many. While...

Animated workouts on screen ; Replaceable band ; Good battery life

Annoying charging cradle ; Display doesn't stay on ; Splash-proof but not waterproof

The Fitbit Blaze's color display and guided workouts make it a big-screen alternative to the Charge 2 that's worth considering.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Ben Gourlay (tweaktown.com)

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch Review

 

Can Fitbit's latest fitness watch keep them ahead of the game? Ben spent a few weeks running and living with the Fitbit Blaze and returns with verdict.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band material:Elastomer
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Stainless steel / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, Stainless steel, Violet / Blue, Stainless Steel / Gold, Pink / Stainless Steel / Stainless steel, Violet
Device type:Wristband
Housing coating:Chrome
Housing colour:Black, Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Protection features:Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Splash proof / Splash proof, Water resistant
Shape:Square
Splash proof: Yes
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Display

Color display:Y
Display Type:LCD
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-In
Charging Time:2

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 334645.7 / 0 - 336023.6
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

Manual:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y / Yes
Calendar:Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Distance traveled:Y
Heart rate data transfer:Bluetooth
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Integrated timer:Y
Music player: Yes
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Running, Swimming
Simple Notification Service (SNS) supported: Yes
Vibrating alert:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
USB port: No
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

Battery Life:120
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In / CR1616

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Battery Life:5
Built-in camera: No
Display Technology:LCD
Display Type:LCD
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Protection features:Shatterproof, Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Splash proof, Water resistant
Touch screen: Yes
Wrist size range:5.51 - 6.69 / 6.69 - 8.11

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1
Thickness:0.748
Width:1.57 / 1.58