Fitbit is trying hard to be successful in the smartwatch market and the first step towards that goal is the improvement of its software platform. Fitbit OS comes pre-installed on the Ionic
, the company's latest smartwatches, but since its a newly launched platform, it needs a lot of work.
The latest addition to Fitbit OS
is support for health partner apps and clock faces, which have been built using the proprietary software development kit (SDK). These apps and clock faces should provide Fitbit smartwatch users new options to improve wellness and help manage conditions, such as diabetes and some types of cancer, Fitbit says in an official statement.
Smartwatches provide a powerful platform to deliver important health tools that help our users manage conditions more conveniently than ever before. With these apps and clock faces, we continue to deliver on our promise to bring important health information to the wrist.
Among the new health apps and clock faces that will be available to all Ionic and Versa owners, Fitbit mentioned Dexcom, Diplomat Pharmacy, Fitabase, Go365 by Humana, Limeade, One Drop, Sickweather, and Walgreens.
Dexcom's app will be available in the second half of the year, while the rest of the app and clock faces that aren't available today should go live by summer 2018.