Got another package delivered by FedEx last Friday and it contained the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch. It was sent over by the people of Fitbit Philippines who requested us to try it out and review it for them.
Today, we will share with you our unboxing photos and initial impressions of the Fitbit Blaze.
- Fitbit Blaze tracker
- Metal frame
- Charging cable and cradle
- Safety instructions & warranty manual
- Touch screen Color LCD display
- 16-bit color resolution (240×180 pixels)
- Lithium-polymer battery
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Optical heart rate monitor
- Ambient light sensor
- Vibration motor
The Fitbit Blaze comes in a simple yet very nice and premium looking packaging. The outer part of the box displays the basic product features and information. The box kept the contents secure but didn’t make access difficult or frustrating.
As listed above, the box contains the Fitbit Blaze tracker, the metal frame attached to the wristband, the charging cable & cradle and the safety instructions & warranty card.
The metal frame is made from surgical-grade stainless steel while the classic wristband is made of durable elastomer material which is similar to the ones used in many sports watches. Wristbands are available in 3 different color options – Black, Blue and Plum. Other available types of wristbands – leather and metal links, can be purchased separately.
It doesn’t come with an instruction manual but it does include a card that contains the web link (http://fitbit.com/setup) for setting up the device. Initial setup and syncing doesn’t require a smartphone and can be done through a Mac or PC.
The folks from Fitbit Philippines included in the package a printout of the Fitbit Blaze product manual and some additional documents so that I’ll have more information regarding the product.
Now on to the device itself, the Fitbit Blaze features a scratch resistant LCD screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a screen size of 31.75mm (diagonally) and display area of 25.38×19.04mm which offers a 16-bit color resolution at 240×180 pixels. It is powered by a lithium-polymer battery that’s listed to last for 5 days of continuous heart rate monitoring and activity tracking.
I’ve only had the Fitbit Blaze for less than a week so I still haven’t really tried all its features and options including testing out the battery life but I can say that I really like it! The design, size & dimensions are just perfect for my preference.
We’ll be putting the Fitbit Blaze to the test in the next few days and we’ll share with you our thoughts and findings in a detailed hands-on review soon after. If you don’t want to miss that, make sure you’re subscribed to our RSS feed, following us on Facebook & Twitter or subscribed to our push notifications if you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser.
What do you guys think of the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch? Do you own a smart fitness watch? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.