The latest addition to the Fitbit smart wearable line-up is the Fitbit Blaze that was announced today at the CES 2016. Fitbit Blaze is a $200 smart watch that features on-screen workout, connected GPS (not integrated in the device), PurePulse heart rate tracking and SmartTrack. The hexagonal face watch looks decent than most of the smart watches available in the market. In our opinion it comes very close in looks to the Apple Watch.
Besides activity monitoring/tracking, taking fitness to the next level, Fitbit Blaze would deliver guided instructions and animated images to three of the most popular personal trainer workouts from FitStar: Warm It Up (8 minutes), 7 Minute Workout, and 10 Minute Abs. Each workout is free and can be accessed at any time with no app or smartphone required, offering a fast, effective workout you can do anywhere.
The multi-sport mode lets the device record the body activity as per the sports performed, like cycling, running, yoga and more.
Connected via Bluetooth to the smartphone running Android, IOS or Windows, Fitbit Blaze delivers call, text and calendar notifications through on-screen messages and a vibrating alert. Fitbit claims that the Blaze delivers 5 days of battery life.
Pricing & Availability
Fitbit Blaze is available for $199.95 (U.S.) for presale today at Fitbit.com and tomorrow at major North American retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Sports Authority, Target, and Verizon, with global retail availability starting in March 2016.
It will be available with black, blue, and plum bands at introduction, along with a stylish collection of premium accessory bands and frames.