Fitbit Ionic major update adds more than 100 watch faces, new apps, Deezer support


Fitbit's smartwatch, the Ionic made its debut in the United States about a month ago. The wearable device is powered by a proprietary OS, as Fitbit didn't want to use Android Wear or Tizen. The so-called Fitbit OS has just received a major update that brings a lot of new features and improvements.

For starters, the update adds more than 100 clock faces now available to Fitbit Ionic owners. You'll be able to customize your smartwatch and have at-a-glance access to info like heart rate, goal progress, and other relevant info.

Along with these watch faces, Fitbit also implemented new apps like The New York Times, Uber, Flipboard, Nest, Philips Hue Lights, Yelp and many others. Also, Fitbit announced it has teamed up with streaming music service Deezer to give Ionic users instant access to their favorite tunes right from their wrist. According to Fitbit, Deezer streaming music service will be available sometime in 2018, so don't look for it now.

Finally, the update is supposed to bring many under the hood improvements like faster touch interactions, as well as updates to Fitbit Pay, including the support for multi-card payments and expanded banks.

source: Fitbit

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