Wearables Fitbit Launches Company’s First Fully Featured Smartwatch; Ionic By Saikat Posted on August 29, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr One of the world’s leading wearable manufacturers, Fitbit has finally launched their much-awaited smartwatch dubbed as the Fitbit Ionic. This is the first fully-featured smartwatch of the company which has the capability to compete with the Android Wear, Apple Watch, Samsung Gear and the other top-notch smart watches which are currently ruling the market. The Fitbit Ionic boasts of a unibody aluminum design and like other products of the company solely focuses on taking the measure of the fitness and health of the users. If we talk about the design of the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, it has a lot of similarities with the another superb product of this US-based tech giant, the Blaze fitness tracker. On the specifications front, this newly launched smartwatch offers waters resistance up to 50 meters and can store up to 300 music tracks. Like most of the premium smartwatches, Fitbit Ionic also supports heart-rate monitoring and features an inbuilt GPS for active monitoring. Moreover, the smartwatch comes with a personal coaching assistant, dubbed as the Fitbit coach. So how is Fitbit Ionic different to the other smartwatches of the company? Well, the most distinguishable difference lies in the operating system. The Fitbit Ionic comes installed with the new Fitbit OS which features an app gallery for integration of the third-party applications, such as Strava. Moreover, this brand new smartwatch comes packed with multiple health and fitness apps out of the box. The company will launch an open SDK for their operating system so that the third party app developers can include their apps to the OS. Another major feature which Fitbit has incorporated in their latest smartwatch is the contactless payment solution named as Fitbit Pay. Just like Apple Pay, the Ionic users will be able to pay for services through the smartwatch. The smartwatch will also display the notifications from WhatsApp, Facebook, and Gmail. Fitbit Ionix will be up for grab from October, all over the globe.