Fitbit Ionic fitness smartwatch with swim tracking, GPS announced

Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit has announced Ionic, its first smartwatch with support for heart rate sensor,  new relative SpO2 sensor, GPS, on-device dynamic workouts,water resistance up to 50 meters, swim tracking, on-board music, contact-less payments with Fitbit Pay and over 4 days of battery life.


Fitbit also introduced new premium guidance and coaching paid offering that is designed to analyze Fitbit data and activity level to deliver a custom curriculum of workouts, programs, content and other tools tailored to user’s specific goals.

The Fitbit Coach app, which rebrands the current Fitstar Personal Trainer app combines popular dynamic video workouts with new Audio Coaching sessions (available 2018) to increase endurance, speed and form on your schedule. It available on Android, iOS, and Windows devices in Fall 2017 with introductory pricing of $7.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

Fitbit Ionic features and specifications

  • 1.42 inch (348 x 250 pixels) Touchscreen Color LCD display
  • Supports iPhone (4S and later) and Android (4.4 and later)
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Sensors:3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope,Optical heart rate monitor
    Altimeter, Ambient light sensor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC for payments
  • Automatically tracks your run with the new Run Detect feature that kicks in GPS tracking
  • Swim tracking offers real-time laps, exercise duration and calories burned for pool swims.
  • Integrated antenna provides a stronger connection to GPS and GLONASS satellites to record elevation climbed, split times, and a map of your walk, run or ride in the Fitbit app.
  • Enhanced PurePulse heart rate tracking with greater accuracy during exercises like cycling, intervals and running
  • Relative SpO2 sensor for estimating blood oxygen levels
  • Inbuilt storage lets you store 300 songs on device (2.5 GB of storage), or downloading and listening Pandora stations
  • Fitbit Pay offers contactless payments with  eligible American Express cards, as well as Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards from top issuing banks in over 10 markets across the globe
  • Battery life of 4+ days with normal use, GPS battery life up to 10 hours

The Fitbit Ionic comes in Blue Gray band with Silver Gray case, Slate Blue band with Burnt Orange case and Charcoal band with Smoke Gray case in small and large sizes and is priced at $299.95 (Rs. 19,130 approx.). It is available for order in several countries and ships worldwide beginning October 2017.

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