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Fitbit Blaze: Fitbit Announces Its First Color Wearable

Fitbit BlazeI’ve been a fan and user of the Fitbit line of products since they were first announced and demoed at TechCrunch50 what seems like a long long time ago, though it turns out it’s only really been around 7 years since it was shown at TechCrunch50 during the “Mobile” session on September 9, 2008.

Fitbit’s Newest Tracker: Fitbit Blaze

Since then, they’ve done a whole family of fitness trackers. The newest addition to their fitness tracker line looks to be a competitor to the Apple Watch, being the first Fitbit to have a color touch screen. Like the Apple Watch, it relies on a cell phone connection for GPS. Unlike the Apple Watch, Fitbit continues to focus primarily on fitness with heart rate monitoring, and on-screen workouts.

Other features though include alerts for calls, texts, and calendars, music control and activity and sleep monitoring.

While not as stylish as the Apple Watch, its fitness elements seem to be on par, and its price starts below Apple’s Sport edition at $200. Its screen looks to be only a portion of the watch face with a sizable black surround made to make it appear larger than it actually is.

The FitBit Blaze is targeted to be available sometime in March 2016.

Even with the Apple Watch on my left wrist, I’ve continued to wear the FitBit on the other wrist for two main reasons — its sleep tracking and its integration with the Pact app.

Source: Fitbit.com – Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker – blaze

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