Fitbit, one of the top-list wearable technology manufacturers, has recently revealed its new smartwatch. The company labeled the device as smart fitness watch. To the time Fitbit Blaze is a revolution in the field of smartwatch.
A smartwatch is a high-tech wristwatch and it serves as minicomputer. Along with displaying time the recant models of the smartwatch are having functions like media player, calculator, Bluetooth, GPS, text messages and even receiving phone calls and sometimes touchscreen.
Fitbit Blaze challenges the former Apple smartwatch on the behalf of its long battery timing. Fitbit’s smartwatch is having a battery time of about 5 days while the Apple smartwatch boasts only one day battery time.
The Fitbit Blaze is capable to read the text message, answer the phone call, show maps and play music with color touch screen. But the company put emphasis on fitness of the device in contrast to highly featured Apple smartwatch. The basic purpose of the device is not to put all the apps of the mobile on the wristwatch but it is just a tool not a toy, says Woody Scal, a business officer at Fitbit
The new features of the Blaze include activity tracker that makes it more than just a smartwatch. Blaze automatically detects your activity like walking or cycling etc.
Moreover the device is light weight, with 44 g for the large version. Blaze is so light that you will often feel as you are not wearing anything on your wrist. However it is available in small, large and extra-large sizes.
The watch’s design is functional and has an octagonal structure with steel frame and rubber straps. The rubber straps feel comfortable; however the leather and steel versions are also available. No doubt the design is not so charming but slimline and light weight structure (25.4 mm x 19 mm) gets its place in the market.
Blaze has a small screen with 31.75 mm diagonal screen size and 25.38 x 19.04 mm display area. The screen provides 240 x 180 pixels resolution with 16 bit color display. The screen of Blaze is fully outdoor tasks compatible as it is scratch resistant.
Fitbit Blaze lacks some feature that other competitive gadgets in the market have. Some of these are following;
In comparison with other smartwatches in the market, Blaze lacks some extraordinary features like opening email. However it is the most selling device on amazon due to its comfortable and unobtrusive structure and light weight. The main feature of activity tracking is embedded in best way in the device.
David Abraham is the Electronics and Technology editor for the 55gadgets. He holds a university degree in Electronics. Although originally from Baku, he lives in Dubai.When David is not traveling the world you will find him in the kitchen cooking for two or on a friends club.
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