If you know me, you know I’m not exactly a fitness nut. But sometimes even I feel the need to jump on the exercise bandwagon and work off those holiday treats. That’s when I’m really glad I have a Fitbit to help me track my mileage–there’s something satisfying about electronically counting up all those dog walks, gym treks and hikes through Castlewood and knowing that you’re doing your body a favor.
I own a Fitbit Flex but I really regret not getting one with a watch. The Flex is the simplest Fitbit model…and one of the least expensive. Though I can accessorize my Fitbit with cute bracelets, it’s just too much to add a watch to the same wrist. So I go without and now rely on my phone to track time. I feel like such a Millennial.Not to long ago, Verizon offered to lend me a Fitbit Blaze and see how it works. At first I thought the Blaze was way too big for my little wrists, but after wearing it for a week I got used to the size. If I were to buy one for myself, I’d have to look into the fancy wrist straps that makes the Blaze more of a fashion piece. The Fitbit Blaze is awesome for exercise but the default band is just too…clunky. Thankfully there’s are dozens of bands to choose, from colorful silicon to leather.
The Fitbit Blaze does everything you want in a tracker, plus a few things you hadn’t thought of yet. It monitors your heartbeat and tells you how many stairs you’ve climbed–Castlewood’s river trail is like climbing a 25 story building! It can coach you through a workout, map your hike…or just count how many steps you’ve clocked on your Target run. And because the Fitbit connects to your smart phone with Bluetooth, it can tell you when you have a call or text. You can even control your music with it.
The Blaze has so many handy features that you won’t want to take it off. And since it doubles as a watch and extention of your smart phone, you won’t want to leave it behind…so it will always be there to help you meet your fitness goals.
Of course, I geeked out on the changeable clock face, something I really miss on the Fitbit I own. You can tell the Blaze what stats to display and if you want it in digital or analog format.
If you’re in the market for a new fitness monitor, I definitely check out the Fitbit Blaze, available at your local Verizon store.
FYI Folks: this review was not paid for, and I had to box up the Blaze and send it back. Thought you’d wanna know!