Health and fitness wearables firm Fitbit has officially introduced Fitbit Ionic — its long-awaited smartwatch with built-in GPS and wireless Bluetooth headphones called Fitbit Flyer. The Ionic smartwatch would cost $299.95, while the Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones will cost $130. Both would be up for sale starting October. Also Read - watchOS 8 announced: You Apple Watch gets lots of new health features and moreAlso Read - You can now own a Bugatti at around Rs 80,000
Fitbit Ionic features water resistance of up to 50 metres, all-day heart rate sensor, contactless payments and an application platform. Also Read - Google Wear OS updated at I/O 2021, co-developed with Samsung and Fitbit
The smartwatch also promises up to four-day battery life with features such as sleep tracking and includes a relative “SpO2” sensor which is missing from the Apple Watch, a report in 9to5Mac said.
“The new ‘SpO2’ sensor measures blood oxygen levels and could be used to discover sleep apnea in the future,” the company was quoted as saying by 9to5Mac. ALSO READ: Xiaomi becomes world s leading wearables vendor ahead of Fitbit and Apple
The smartwatch also includes 2.5GB of local storage for syncing around 300 songs for offline playback. The new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch features a touch display with brightness up to 1,000 nits for outdoor use. Users can also swap the bands to change the style.
Similar to how Apple partnered with Nike and launched Apple Watch Nike+ version of its smartwatch, Fitbit would partner with Adidas on a “special edition” version of the Ionic in 2018 along with specialised training programmes. ALSO READ: Researchers develop biofuel cells that extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices