Summer is here, it’s time to get excited about outdoor excursions, warm weather, and some of the hottest tech accessories. Thanks to integrated Bluetooth and no need for Wi-Fi connectivity, the Bose SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth Speaker II and the Fitbit BlazeTM Smart Fitness Watch are sure to boost your summertime fun, no matter where you go or what you do.
Bose SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth Speaker II: enjoy music everywhere you go
Weighing in at just a pound and a half and small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Bose SoundLink Mini II packs an ultra-compact punch with a deep and rich sound quality rarely found in a speaker so small. The wireless speaker’s durable construction – which includes solid, anodized aluminum housing and a skid-proof rubber bottom – makes it suitable to bring to any outdoor activity, including yoga at the beach. “A little meditation music with the sound of the waves in the background is a must for beach yoga sessions,” says Christine Blake, yoga instructor from Kula Yoga Studio.
Voice prompts guide you through a super simple Bluetooth setup, and you can wirelessly stream from two Bluetooth-enabled devices, with up to 33-foot Bluetooth wireless range. It’s also speakerphone-enabled for hands-free communications, with a multi-function button that makes it easy to control music and calls.
After you play through up to 10 hours of unplugged play time*, easily recharge the device from most USB power sources over its micro USB charging port. It comes with a cradle that serves as both a home for the speaker and a convenient charging base.
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch: Step up your fitness game
Smartwatches are all the buzz these days, and when it comes to convenience, the Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch is an excellent companion for your many summertime activities.
A stellar merging of fitness tracker and everyday smartwatch, the Blaze tracks steps, stair climbing, heart rate, and sleep. It also gets texts and shows incoming phone calls and calendar reminders. Since it can be synced to just about any Bluetooth device – with a syncing range of up to 20 feet – you can pair it with your smartphone (which, in turn, is paired with the Bose SoundLink Mini II) and use it to control your jams from the comfort of your wrist. So whether you need the latest summer hit to move you or a slower song to cool down, the Blaze can deliver.
If you’re a fitness aficionado, the Blaze’s Exclusive PurePulseTM technology tracks your intensity, monitors your caloric intake and displays data that shows you how your fitness levels change over time. Built-in GPS functionality lets you map out some scenic summer running routes and shows real-time pace, distance, and speed. SmartTrackTM technology automatically recognizes exercises and records them in the Fitbit app. Plus, there’s a library of FitStarTM exercise programs and customized video workouts to keep you motivated.
The water-resistant smartwatch** is also great when you’re not working out. Because it's compatible with more than 200 devices, you can use the Blaze to answer calls, see your important notifications and manage text messages. Keeping track of your weekdays (and your summer nights) can be as simple as glancing at your wrist. You can even adjust your music's volume and play, and pause or switch between tracks with a simple tap.
The Blaze’s high-resolution color touch screen gets up to five days of battery life on one charge*. You can customize it with changeable clock faces and bands (bands sold separately) to match your personal style. It’s a go-to fitness and fashion device that makes tracking your health, staying connected and having lots of summer fun that much easier.
*Actual battery life will vary with use, settings, and environmental conditions.
**Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but not swim proof.
- Interview with Christine Blake, Yoga Instructor at Kula Yoga Studio, Daytona Beach, Florida
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