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Fitbit Blaze now available for purchase

Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker now available for $199 USD
Fitbit Blaze
This fitness tracker that was unveiled back at CES is now shipping as previously announced, and those interested can purchase it for $199 USD.

Although the wearable market is growing and constantly changing its shape, Fitbit managed to stay on top for a few years now. The company's smartwatch known as Fitbit Blaze was introduced back at CES and now, just as announced, the first units are shipping. Obviously, the pre-order period is now gone, and anyone interested in grabbing one can purchase it for the full retail price of $199 USD. 

Fitbit Blaze has the following highlights:

  • sweat/rain/splash-proof design
  • optical heart rate monitor
  • altimeter
  • LCD color touchscreen
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • up to 5 days battery life
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • compatible with more than 200 Android, Windows, and iOS handsets
  • black, blue, plum color options

Fitbit Blaze does not feature a GPS module, using the connected smartphone to track its location. One possible drawback could be its proprietary OS, but considering the price, those focused on fitness more than smart connected features will probably consider it an interesting choice.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 1 (Update: 2016-03- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.