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So you’re in the market for a fitbit upgrade?

Maybe you are yet to have you very own fitness tracking device and well, you want one.

It’s a fair chunk of money though so you want to make sure it’s worth it.

I’ve been wearing the new Fitbit Blaze for about 2 weeks now and I’ve got everything you need to know squished into a 10 minute video above. Just so you know before you buy.

fitbit blaze review

Fitbit Blaze Review: Is The Step Up Worth The Money?

In a nutshell it’s a great device especially for someone who has not yet used a Fitbit and is interested in a fitness tracker and smart watch combined.


It’s comfortable to wear, lightweight and looks great. There are options to replace the band and the colours on the screen are vibrant. It’s splash proof only – still frustrated about this.


The product is easy to use and will register exercise automatically. In my experience within 1 to 3 minutes. So you can seperate it out from you day to day movements. I also had a good experience with the device registering the difference between a walk and aerobic workout. However it missed a weights workout. You still have the option to manually set the workout.

24/7 heart rate tracking gives you more accurate calorie count for the day.

Smart Watch Features

The watch displays notifications which is handy and I especially appreciated the calendar reminders as I commonly use this. You can play music from your watch and it allows for other bluetooth connections i.e. you can have bluetooth headphones and your watch connected to your phone at the same time (phew). You can answer calls on the watch using the screen of buttons however you still have to pick up your phone to talk. So seems kind of pointless to me.


  • Looks and feels great
  • Clear step counts at a glance
  • Push notifications
  • Doesn’t feel ‘chunky’ on the wrist
  • I was getting extremely bored of my Charge HR so the new device allowed me to kickstart my day to day movements. Was that worth the extra money though? I’m not sold…..


  • You cannot see emoji’s when you get text notifications. Why Fitbit, Why!
  • Once you reach your step goal, visually you have no idea how many steps over it you are. You have to tap through to look at the steps number.

Do you own a Fitbit? What is your favourite thing about the device?

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