Fitbit Blaze Review…

Last week Currys/PC World asked me if I would like to review the new Fitbit Blaze. I have always wanted a Fitbit, as my Husband has a Fitbit Charge and loves tracking his steps. (Also boring me with his stats!!) So being offered a newer, fancier model than Hubby has, was brilliant! Thanks..

Unboxing the Fitbit. The first thing you notice is that they have taken a leaf off Apple with premium packaging. Everything from how the box opens, to the little folders for setup guide, charger etc. screams quality. It makes you believe you have a premium product right away.

The Blaze has :

  • PurePulse tm. Heart Rate.
  • Connected GPS.
  • On-Screen Workouts.
  • Colour Touchscreen.
  • Multi-Sport.
  • Call Text and Calendar Alerts.
  • All-Day Activity.
  • Sleep and Music Control.


Below is a picture of the clock face with my steps so far. The Blaze has four different clock faces you can select. The one below is my favourite. A quick tap on the touch screen changes from steps to HR to calories burned etc. To save battery if the Blaze is by your side the screen goes off. A quick flick of the wrist to view screen, and it comes back on. Very slick.

The Fitbit app software on your phone is brilliant. It gives a detailed breakdown of your daily statistics. Plus a weekly total of steps. It is easy to get new friends. Challenging them to daily or weekly step goals. Brilliant for that extra motivation. My Husband has had a different model Fitbit for over a year. He is not normally very social, isn’t on Facebook has no friends on Twitter, and even he has over 100 friends on Fitbit!!  He competes against them regularly in various events. In the short time I have had the Fitbit I have built up a Friend list and who doesn’t love a bit of friendly competition.?

The app is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone again not many Fitness bands if any work with any phone type. Another plus.

One of the most addictive features of the Fitbit family of wearables are badges which you get for doing specific goals. Some of my favourite badges I have earned on display here.

My best day so far was yesterday. I clocked up over 23,000 steps and climbed over 100 floors in the day.

More about the Fitbit Blaze:

  • Black, Sizes Small, Large and XL.
  • Tracks steps / distance / calories
  • Monitors sleep and heart rate
  • Works with Fitbit app
  • Wireless syncing via Bluetooth
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Price £159.99


What I think of the Fitbit Blaze:

So a week in, how am I getting on? Read on.

The Fitbit Blaze automatically gives you a goal of 10,000 steps a day. (adjustable) I have kept that as my goal. I have beaten it everyday. Not always easily. Certainly if I am not on the school run and we don’t go out it can be quite tough to do. Luckily for me Mollie our Border Collie pulls me out if I am feeling lazy. She I am sure would smash the target. (I wonder if they do them for dogs?)

The Blaze itself, fits snugly I had the large wrist size. Perfect for me. A lovely colour screen is the first thing you notice. You pick the type of face setting and away you go. I synced upto my phone, easy enough. Set up my profile height weight etc. I then left it a few hours to see how it went.

It obviously tracks steps. What I really liked was the heart rate monitoring which is always on. Perhaps not as accurate a reading as in a hospital, used though within context a great way to see if you are unwell and if you are working hard enough. It also monitors your sleep. Seeing how many hours I have slept.

A quick swipe of the quite brilliant touch screen and it switches to exercise mode. You can pick all your favourite activities. Mine are set to Running, Spinning, Cycling, Elliptical to name a few. Go for a run a quick swipe then either press start to go. Or sync with your phone if you want a mapped GPS run. Without phone it will guesstimate how far you have run. When I have gone without my phone results have been pretty accurate. Obviously no map to review after though. For activities such as spinning, the Blaze uses your heart rate data to create a unique look into your workout. Showing calories burned etc.

I have not even mentioned the FitStar personal trainer which is built in. Being able to control your music off your phone, ideal if like me your phone is in a armband. Silent Alarms, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, to name just a few of the other features. In another month or so I will do an updated review, check back if I still love it, finding out what else I have learnt.

Overall then I have one jealous Husband even though he has had his Fitbit over a year, never buying me one! If he had done maybe this could have been his. Unlucky!!

Also I have a device that I can see even on my quiet watching TV, chocolate eating days, is going to encourage me to go out and do some steps. The Blaze is a high quality product, with lots of fun features. It encourages you at your own pace to do that bit extra each and every day. A longer walk on the school run a detour on a shopping trip. The possibilities are endless, where will your Fitbit take you?  Let me know.

Wearing my Fitbit Blaze below at my local Parkrun, last Saturday. Even without using my phone to give an accurate GPS mapping signal. The Blaze still measured my run as an accurate 5km so well pleased if I occasionally leave my phone at home. 

Below a couple of pics wearing the Fibit Blaze as an accessory to my outfits. Very nice!! The Blaze unlike some of the other Fitbit models has interchangeable straps. So would look even smarter with some of the straps available.

I was sent a Fitbit Blaze from Currys/ PC World to review. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post. Thanks for supporting the brands that I work with.

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32 Comments

  1. vanity andme
    April 20, 2016 / 6:52 am

    How lucky to be chosen for this review Claire, I have wanted one for ages. This has just made me want one more x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Aww thanks Laurie 🙂

  2. Jogger Pete
    April 20, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Great review. Sounds a good device to have.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. Lianne Thebrunettesays
    April 20, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Ooh it looks just like an Apple Watch, and sound fab, I want one!! lol

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks Lianne, I am loving using it 🙂

  4. Tamar SB
    April 20, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I have the Charge and love it!! I'm obsessed with my stats.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Hehe, me too Tamar 🙂

  5. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    April 20, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I just got the Fitbit Flex after seeing my hub loving his Charge for over a year. I am obsessed with my stats and it has been motivating me to be more active. It's much harder to hit my 10,000 step goal if I don't get out for a good walk!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      It makes me get out on walks more Heather, Mollie the Collie loves walks 🙂

  6. Tori Gabriel
    April 20, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    I love how gleeful you were to get the better version than your hubby. That made giggle. I'd be the same!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Hehe thanks Tori, it is nice to wind him up a little 🙂

  7. Elegance and Mommyhood
    April 20, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I have always wanted to try a FitBit, there is so much they do, to keep our health in check. Thanks for such a great review.Also, you better come share those pretty floral dresses on the linkup, tomorrow. =)

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Ada. Yeah I made it to your blog hop :):)

  8. Natalie A
    April 20, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Glad you're enjoying your Fitbit! I just got mine yesterday and I'm already obsessed with it. I'm not a runner but I like to track my steps just to make sure that I'm moving throughout the day. I used to do it on my phone but now I love that I don't have to keep my phone in my pocket all the time!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Hi Natalie, aww glad to hear you have one. It is great for getting you out walking more isn't it!? Let me know how you get on with it 🙂

  9. Baby Isabella
    April 21, 2016 / 9:36 am

    It looks really smart! My mummy had an old Fitbit but it's really plain and boring! This would be right up her street!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  10. Kara Guppy
    April 21, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I have a fit bug and although I like it, it is missing the ability to tell the time. This looks great

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Kara, I have not had a watch in years as I always carry my phone but now I would be lost without it!!

  11. beautyqueenuk
    April 21, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    Now this I love the sound of and it is definitely the kind of gadget I would love to have x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  12. Margarett Murphy
    April 21, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Sounds great, lots of cool features.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 21, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  13. Ickle Pickle
    April 21, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    This looks so good – a high quality product too. I would love to try one, I really need some motivation! Kaz x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 23, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks, it has made me walk more today. Saturdays I am usually lazy 🙂

  14. the house that never rests
    April 22, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    This looks and sound fantastic. I could do with one myself, perhaps it will help motivate me a little x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 23, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  15. Hannah Dainty
    April 22, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    It is amazing that you got sent this fitbit for a review! I really want one after using my husbands wok one for a week. It looks really and not too badly priced either. I like the clock face with the steps so far

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 23, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you Hannah, it is great 🙂 I still can not stop looking at it …

  16. Sonia
    April 23, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    Love the look of this, it looks a bit like an apple watch but not as nice 😉 I have to say that as a massive apple fan ;)I've heard great things about fitbits. I had one of the first ones which was rubbish so I think they have improved them a lot since then x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      April 23, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks Sonia, yes my husband says they have improved so much from his older fitbit 🙂

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