Fitbit Launches Its First Smartwatch To Improve Health And Fitness

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After quite some time of speculation and rumors, the brand has unveiled what it considers to be "the best health and fitness" watch on the market: the Fitbit Ionic.

Designed for both experienced athletes and beginners who are just getting started, the Ionic is, according to Fitbit, its most advanced device yet, with a variety of high-tech features to track fitness at an even deeper level.

"With Ionic, we will deliver what consumers have not yet seen in a smartwatch", said co-founder and CEO James Park.

Most of Fitbit's trackers automatically record runs without you having to press a single button, but this feature is even more impressive on the Ionic, which fires up its Global Positioning System as soon as you set off.

One major criticism of many of Fitbit's trackers, such as the Charge 2 and Alta HR, is the lack of water resistance, so it's a relief that Fitbit hasn't hamstrung the Ionic by making it fit for dry land only.

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Industry-leading GPS: The unique design and integrated antenna inside Ionic provide a stronger connection to GPS and GLONASS satellites, delivering industry-leading GPS performance. A new sensor for estimating blood oxygen levels could provide information about being at risk of sleep apnea.

You can sync your own songs and playlists to the Ionic, which has 2.5GB of space, or if you have a Pandora premium account you can listen to music through the dedicated app.

Make payments using Fitbit Pay: Leave your wallet and phone at home and effortlessly pay for items right from your device, wherever contactless payments are accepted.

Smart notifications you need most: With extended smartphone notifications, receive call, text and calendar alerts, as well as notifications from apps on your smartphone like Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, Slack, Snapchat and more.

In a move similar to Apple's partnership with Nike, Fitbit has teamed up with adidas to launch a Fitbit Ionic special edition and training programmes next year. The Fitbit app software development kit (SDK) will be open to developers in September 2017.

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