FitBit Reveals Its First Smartwatch Along with Wireless Headphones

August 29, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Fitbit has shored up its fidelity to the evolving world of fitness tracking with the launch of three new products. Interestingly, two of them fall under the label of ‘first from the company’.

Those are the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and the new wireless headphones called the Fitbit Flyer. The launches are the first major launch since it introduced the fitness band, called Alta, nearly a year ago.

The first of the lot, the Fitbit Ionic, is billed as the company’s first ever smartwatch, a big jump from the range of fitness bands it has been involved till now. One would certainly recall the launches of Fitbit’s Blaze and Surge, both which were much more than just fitness bands. But for now, let’s stick with what the company says and go more inside.

Fitbit Ionic is focused on fitness tracking, naturally. For that matter, it comes with some advanced heart rate monitoring features. Alongside, it will also offer on-watch personal training to keep a balance of your fitness activities round the clock a day. But let’s not forget about the smart-trait. Fitbit Ionic can also load up music files onboard and carry out contactless payments.

Ionic will offer a battery support for 4+ days even with in-built GPS sensors included in it. That’s something to look forward. Besides, it also offers water resistance of up to 50 meters. We have to say Fitbit should be betting big on their smartwatch business this time around.

The pre-sale has already commenced for Ionic, which will cost $300. The device is also gearing up to make its entry into physical stores by October.

Fitbit also announced the launch of Fitbit Flyer, the wireless headphones that are designed to stick to you during all your fitness activities. The sweat-proof headphones have been designed to be the perfect companion for the Ionic smartwatch, given the music storage capability of the latter.

The Flyer will offer two different sound settings, and those are the Signature and Power Boost. Yes of course, you can also make calls using the headset or tap in your digital assistant. Design wise, it also offers interchangeable ear tips, wings, and fins.

Six hours of playtime is what Fitbit claims for the Flyer headphones. Pre-orders are now open for Fitbit Flyer that will retail at $130. Those will follow the path of Ionic smartwatch to get in to the physical stores by October, when it starts shipping out.

Last of the lot is the Fitbit Aria 2, an improved weighing scale that comes with a refined design. It will also feature the ability to add up to eight users so as to track individual stats of a big family. The weighing scale costs $130, and for that price it will show you your weight, body fat percentage, lean mass, and BMI. The device will arrive on online stores and physical stores this fall.

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