Fitbit Announces Fitbit Blaze Fitness Tracker and GPS Watch

January 5, 2016- Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, today unveiled the Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, its smartest, most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet. The latest addition to Fitbit’s award-winning line of innovative devices, Fitbit Blaze is available today for presale with global retail availability starting in march 2016. Fitbit Blaze is a smart fitness watch built to help you make the most of your workouts, with a versatile design to fit your personal style, and the smart notifications that matter most – all in one sleek timepiece that fits seamlessly into your life:

  • Enhanced fitness features like FitstStar by Fitbit onscreen workouts, Connected GPS, PurePulse heart rate tracking, and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition help motivate and push your fitness further
  • Focus on style featuring a slim design, easily interchangeable bands and frames, and a beautiful, color touchscreen with a variety of clock faces to fit your personal style
  • Curated to fit your life and focused on the features that make tracking your health and fitness easier, Fitbit Blaze includes the smart notifications that matter most, like call, text, and calendar alerts, so you can stay connected to what’s important, and a long battery life of up to 5 days allows you to keep up with your life, day and night

“One of the first things we learned in this industry is that fitness is personal – and if something isn’t your style, you won’t wear it,” said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit. “With Fitbit Blaze, we pushed the boundaries of what’s possible to create a beautiful, versatile device that can be customized to fit your personal style- while packing a powerful fitness punch to help you reach your goals. Fitbit Blaze delivers a personal style – while packing a powerful fitness punch to help you reach your goals. Fitbit Blaze delivers a coimbination of innovative features that were carefully selected with intention and purpose, designed to motivate and offer a fitness experience that is more effortless and more useful with advanced guidance and coaching.”

Enhanced Fitness Experience

In addition to tracking all of the best all-day activity stats you have come to expect from Fitbit, Fitbit Blaze was built with next-generation features to help you take your workouts to the next level:

  • FitStar Personal Trainer on-screen workouts deliver guided instructions and animated images to three of the most popular trainer workouts from FitStar: Warm It Up (8 minutes), 7 Minute Workout, and 10 Minute Abs. Each workout is free and can be accessed at any time with no app or smartphone required, offering a fast, effective workout you can do anywhere.
  • Connected GPS helps you train smarter by delivering real-time experience stats like distance, pace, and minute-mile split times when connected to a smartphone’s GPS. After each workout, stats sync wirelessly to the Fitbit dashboard to let you review your route, speed and elevation in more detail.
  • PurePulse continuous, wrist-based heart rate tracking helps maximize any training routine with simplified heart rate zones to help you maintain workout intensity and better track calories burned during each workout. PurePulse also provides all-day insights into overall health, including resting heart rate trends over time, all without an uncomfortable chest strap.
  • Mult-sport mode lets you record specific activities like biking, cardio, running, weights, yoga, and more while providing relevant, real-time performance stats to help you ge the most out of each workout. PurePulse is enhanced while in in Multi-sport mode for even better heart rate tracking, especially during high intensity workouts.
  • SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition automatically recognizes and records continuous movement activities like biking, hiking, and running, with general categories for each aerobic workouts (i.e. Zumba, cardio-kickboxing and other dance classes) and sports (i.e., tennis, basketball and soccer). It gives you more ways to stay motivated and get credit for your workouts by effortlessly recording them in the Fitbit app and automatically adding them toward weekly exercise goals.

“As a former professional athlete, nothing gets me more motivated than a great coach,” said Tony Gonzalez, football legend and FitStar Trainer. “FitStar Personal Trainer offers workouts you can do anytime, anywhere, using your computer, tablet or phone and it’s only getting easier, thanks to this new integration with Fitbit Blaze.”

Pricing and Availability

Fitbit Blaze is available for $199.95 (U.S.) for presale today at Fitbit.com and tomorrow at major North American Retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s Sports Authority, Target, and Verizon, with global retail availability starting in March 2016. It will be available with black, blue, and plum bands at introduction, along with a stylish collection of premium accessory bands and frames. A full line of easily interchangeable accessories will be available in a variety of colors and styles with additional accessories coming soon.


9 thoughts on “Fitbit Announces Fitbit Blaze Fitness Tracker and GPS Watch

Chris

Tessa, here at RunInfinity, we definitely plan on getting our hands on Fitbit Blaze to do an in-depth comparison for our readers like you!

stacy1986

Fitbit seems like a good company, but Im not really into this whole health tracking craze yet… Ill believe it when I experience it, but I don’t think Im ready to fork over 200 for a device that MIGHT make me healthier… it just seems silly when all I need to enjoy my runs is a comfy pair of running shoes and my favorite itunes playlist.

Chris

I recently began using a Fitbit Surge. It has drastically improved my running and fitness away from running. All of the devices from Fitbit are high quality and produce excellent results: there is a reason you see them all over the place. If you think that $200 is a steep price to pay, I recommend you look into their other models especially the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge HR.

Praveen Seguvan

I have never used an activity monitor before, but the fitbit blaze looks really nice. I just placed a pre-0rder for it and can’t wait for it to arrive.

Chris

Praveen,

I was in your same boat a few months ago until I first decided to try the Fitbit Surge. I really love it. At first I got it as only a tool to support my running workouts, but it has some great benefits that extend beyond just my runs. The Fitbit app is a great general fitness tool and has some great features to make your fitness an activity to share with your entire social network.

Jake

I currently have a Fitbit Surge and really love it. When the Fitbit Blaze comes out, I will definitely look into getting one. Has it been clarified whether the GPS feature works without smartphone?

thatrunnergirl

I have a flex and have been looking to get a good GPS running watch, so if I see a positive answer to the question asked by jake I may just buy at Fitbit Blaze!


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