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Fitbit Blaze Large Smart Watch - Plum £79.99 @ Argos (C&C Free)
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Fitbit Blaze Large Smart Watch - Plum £79.99 @ Argos (C&C Free)

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Posted 9th Aug

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Again limited stock, but metro centre gateshead have stock.

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  • Connect Blaze with the GPS on your phone for real-time stats like pace and distance and record a map of your route. Get Fitstar workouts, with step-by-step instructions that coach you through each move, shows workout summaries, and your progress. Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, stationary time and more. Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how to improve with a personalised cardio fitness score. Move reminders encourage you to reach an hourly goal of 250 steps. It's also sweat, rain and splash proof.
  • Monitor your sleep quality and find moments of calm throughout your day with personalised breathing sessions based on your heart rate. Adjust the volume and play, pause or skip songs from your mobile playlist. When your phone is nearby, see calls, texts, calendar events and push notifications on the screen.

  • It has a battery life of up to 5 days with only 1-2 hours of charge time, for 24hr tracking. Customisable with a variety of watch faces or accessorise with bands and frames.
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beware these have had many faults google problems with blaze before buying.
They replaced my blaze with Ionic at Fitbit.
One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.

Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.
Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you
Edited by: "paul_merton" 9th Aug
Seems crazy that you have a device like this and still have to have your phone with you for GPS to work. If you're out running, surely you don't want to have your phone with you.
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beware these have had many faults google problems with blaze before buying.
They replaced my blaze with Ionic at Fitbit.
Good find @MrSwitch
Recommended.. I upgraded from my charge hr 2 I love it
Nearest with stock to me is Leigh. Too far for me as I don't drive. But, if you live near Wigan/Leigh, they have stock there.
This is a much nicer design than the Versa I just wish there were more faces available.
Blasphemous09/08/2019 14:38

This is a much nicer design than the Versa I just wish there were more …This is a much nicer design than the Versa I just wish there were more faces available.


How many are available?
Seems crazy that you have a device like this and still have to have your phone with you for GPS to work. If you're out running, surely you don't want to have your phone with you.
One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.

Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.
Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you
Edited by: "paul_merton" 9th Aug
MetallicA09/08/2019 14:39

Seems crazy that you have a device like this and still have to have your …Seems crazy that you have a device like this and still have to have your phone with you for GPS to work. If you're out running, surely you don't want to have your phone with you.


Agree. That why I chose the Garmin vivoactive 3 music over a Fitbit a few months ago.

But very good for money for occasional runners.
Love my Fitbit but hate having to restart my phone every day to get the damn thing to work properly. No other Bluetooth devices need that but apparently, according to Fitbit support, that's perfectly OK and normal. Done this on three different phones and two Fitbit's - it's a "feature" that a lot of other people moan about too.

Since the last firmware update, the GPS connection has been all over the place, required a removal and re-add of the device on the app and it seems to be back working again. Second time I've had to do that in twelve months but again, according to Fitbit support, that's perfectly normal.
paul_merton09/08/2019 14:44

One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when …One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you



Thanks, not hea rd of the Amazfit, I'll look into them! I had been looking at the Samsung Gear Frontier watch but it's a fair bit of money!
Had both this and the Amazfit Bip, would definitely go for a GPS watch if you jog/cycle regularly. Got sick of finding the GPS had not connected properly and parts/all of the run were missing.
paul_merton09/08/2019 14:44

One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when …One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you


I've never had any issues with the watch not showing the time etc. Ya might have had a wrong'un there mate. I appreciate your point in regard to the charger but I have an after-market one that allows you to drop the whole watch straight in. Charge lasts about a week or so for me. I am slightly frustrated with the limit faces available though. On-board GPS I'm not bothered about as I always have my phone with me.
A better deal is to buy a brand new blaze pebble off of eBay and get a third party strap and charger also off of ebay
paul_merton09/08/2019 14:44

One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when …One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you


They get the job done in terms of fitness trackers. But yes in terms of smart watches they're poor
I had one for a while before i gave it to my wife.....maybe 18months ago. I thought it was good but wanted GPS
MetallicA09/08/2019 14:52

Thanks, not hea rd of the Amazfit, I'll look into them! I had been looking …Thanks, not hea rd of the Amazfit, I'll look into them! I had been looking at the Samsung Gear Frontier watch but it's a fair bit of money!


Note that it does not notify you when you get a WhatsApp call. Its annoying for me because I can't keep my phone on silent as I need the WhatsApp call notification ☹
I've had my Blase 2 years +. Now having to charge it every two days instead of 4. Anyone know if you can replace the battery easily?
MetallicA09/08/2019 14:39

Seems crazy that you have a device like this and still have to have your …Seems crazy that you have a device like this and still have to have your phone with you for GPS to work. If you're out running, surely you don't want to have your phone with you.


I do. Can't run without my music.
majoosta09/08/2019 18:16

I do. Can't run without my music.


Hehe this is why I still have my 6th gen ipod nano! Shame apple stopped making them.
majoosta09/08/2019 18:16

I do. Can't run without my music.



MetallicA09/08/2019 18:23

Hehe this is why I still have my 6th gen ipod nano! Shame apple stopped …Hehe this is why I still have my 6th gen ipod nano! Shame apple stopped making them.


You can store music on the Blaze
Decent price to be fair
I've had most of the various fitbits apart from the ionic as i don't like the look of it so kept the blaze until the versa came out.
I had my blaze for well over a year with no issues before giving it to a mate who likewise has had no issues, if your after a fitness watch it does the job (lack of proper gps may be an issue for some peeps) and if you want smart watch features it's better to look elsewhere though.
goldenboot09/08/2019 14:44

Agree. That why I chose the Garmin vivoactive 3 music over a Fitbit a few …Agree. That why I chose the Garmin vivoactive 3 music over a Fitbit a few months ago. But very good for money for occasional runners.



How much did you pay for your Garmin?
Amazfit for £40 odd pounds is a better buy
I've had it for a few years and very happy with mine. Changed my life and helped me get fit.
paul_merton09/08/2019 14:44

One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when …One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you


Got the link for Amazfit Bip? Many thanks
iz12345678910/08/2019 06:09

Got the link for Amazfit Bip? Many thanks


You can get them from various Chinese websites for close to £40 sometimes, or if you are impatient and want better service then you can get one next day with Amazon prime amazon.co.uk/Ama…1L/
I reserved one yesterday at Huddersfield, West Yorkshire but I've changed my mind. If anyone would like the reservation number, send me a message...
Typical! Just bought a second hand Versa on eBay yesterday. I’m assuming the Versa is meant to be an upgrade of this though, anyone have any experience of both? In particular I’m curious if the Versa provides fixes for any of the problems people mention with the blaze. I’d have preferred the design of this over the versa but I’m assuming I’ve compromised on that in exchange for functionality?
Edited by: "Squildred" 10th Aug
Fitbits are awfully unreliable. Two just stopped working for no apparent reason. No longer interested in this company.
MetallicA09/08/2019 19:48

How much did you pay for your Garmin?


£150 from argos in May I think. Offer was posted on there.
Squildred10/08/2019 09:13

Typical! Just bought a second hand Versa on eBay yesterday. I’m assuming t …Typical! Just bought a second hand Versa on eBay yesterday. I’m assuming the Versa is meant to be an upgrade of this though, anyone have any experience of both? In particular I’m curious if the Versa provides fixes for any of the problems people mention with the blaze. I’d have preferred the design of this over the versa but I’m assuming I’ve compromised on that in exchange for functionality?


The versa has better smart watch features than the blaze (bear in mind though it is still primarily a fitness watch) and is also waterproof to 50m, I cannie comment on fitbit pay with the versa as I've never used it.The only issue I have had so far with the versa was that the strap recently split after a year of wearing it daily and this does seem to be an issue on the versa, i did contact fitbit support as the warranty is 2 years in the UK and they sent me a new strap.
floopie10/08/2019 16:06

The versa has better smart watch features than the blaze (bear in mind …The versa has better smart watch features than the blaze (bear in mind though it is still primarily a fitness watch) and is also waterproof to 50m, I cannie comment on fitbit pay with the versa as I've never used it.The only issue I have had so far with the versa was that the strap recently split after a year of wearing it daily and this does seem to be an issue on the versa, i did contact fitbit support as the warranty is 2 years in the UK and they sent me a new strap.


Thanks, that’s really helpful actually as I’m not too bothered about the smart watch functions. Looking for something to help me track exercise including swimming so that sounds ideal
paul_merton09/08/2019 14:44

One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when …One of the worst smartwatches I've had - poor response to gestures when you want to see the time, very limited usability with notifications, screen glitches, supposedly not waterproof, and having to pop the face out from the watch to use the default charger is just stupid.Get an Amazfit Bip instead and you'll be happier, save money, be able to see what the time is without contorting your arms, and only have to charge it once a month.Edit: *and* be able to use the GPS features without having your phone on you


Did Fitbit replace it for you? As I have a blaze too!!
edward.day09/08/2019 15:10

A better deal is to buy a brand new blaze pebble off of eBay and get a …A better deal is to buy a brand new blaze pebble off of eBay and get a third party strap and charger also off of ebay


Good luck with that. New pebbles are few and far between and the price is quite high.
Thanks MrSwitch, just reserved one in Aberystwyth
srobbo18010/08/2019 18:22

Thanks MrSwitch, just reserved one in Aberystwyth


No problem mate
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