Fitbit has been doing good with its popular fitness trackers but now it is time to expend the scope to the growing smartwatch industry. And the Fitbit Blaze is the name to represent the Fitbit in the smartwatch market with its features designed to compete with some good names.
The new Fitbit Blaze has been on display and the sale will start from today. To reach more customers the new Fitbit smartwatch is now made available on most of the tech retailers in the US. You can pick your Fitbit Blaze from Amazon, Best Buy or any other big name in your neighborhood.
Fitbit has got the excellence in manufacturing fitness trackers and the expertise it has got in the market are visible on its first smartwatch. The Fitbit Blaze comes to be a full-on smartwatch with a price tag of $200. Making it different from others there are some powerful areas of both smartwatches and fitness trackers on the Fitbit Blaze. However, we can spot some key areas where it has missing features of the most competing smartwatches.
The Fitbit actually seems to have moved from fitness tracking to smartwatch where you will get fitness tracking features beyond the limit besides the smartwatch features. For instance, it allows you to connect with your smartphone and while doing your daily workout get your incoming calls, text and alerts on the Fitbit Blaze face. Another good smartwatch features is the music control which allows you to pause and switch tracks.
But with these features the Fitbit Blaze lacks some key capabilities like it doesn’t support third-party apps. Therefore, its features are limited and also you will not be able to check updates on Twitter and Facebook. With limited features the Fitbit Blaze got an edge over other smartwatches for its powerful battery. Fitbit Blaze battery gives you 5 days on a single charge while the maximum timing on Apple Watch is just a single day and about one and half day on Samsung Gear S2.