FitBit Blaze fitness tracker

As we get closer to the holiday season, I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my favorite things. These are things we own and love, that I think would make amazing gifts!

I had been using the Fitbit Flex for a few years and really loved it. However, I wanted to get a fitness tracker that had a heart monitor. I also really missed having a watch (the Flex is great, but it didn’t tell time). Luckily, my timing was great and the Fitbit Blaze was just coming out.

Like I mentioned, I really missed having a watch, and the Blaze has a watch face! This has become one of my favorite features, as I can easily look down to see the time and how I am doing on my step goal for the day.

Other features I like are the activity and sleep trackers. The main feature I wanted was the heart rate monitoring, which is also tracked all day so you can look at your app to get an idea of your regular resting range. This has been really great for me personally since I have a heart condition, but of course the heart rate monitoring is perfect for working out too!

The Blaze has call, text, and calendar notifications. Sometimes my Blaze will tell me about a text before my phone does!

Another feature that I have found to be VERY handy is the alarm which will vibrate on your wrist. I set one up to remind me of a pill I need to take at the same time each day, but you can set up single time alarms, or other recurring schedules too.

You can also control your music from the watch so you don’t have to pull out your phone while you are working out. This has been more useful than I originally thought it would be.

As for the style of the watch, the watch face is a little big if you have smaller wrists like I do. You can get different bands to change the style, but I have stayed with the basic black plastic it came with. I really have liked the traditional watch band versus the Flex band.

The battery life it pretty good considering all the things it is tracking. I find I need to recharge every 4-5 days.

I really love it though, and am so happy with the purchase. It would be an amazing gift for yourself or anyone else on your gift giving list!

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