All You Need to Know about the Fitbit Ionic Heart Rate Tracker

All You Need to Know about the Fitbit Ionic Heart Rate Tracker

Thinking of buying a smartwatch? If you are considering adding a bit more smartness to your daily life and perhaps get more active in the process, you should check out Fitbit Ionic heart rate tracker. The smartwatch is a competitor for the popular Apple Watch and it could impress you with its sleek design, functionality and price.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Fitbit Ionic.

 

The smartwatch that looks good

 

Apple is undoubtedly master at making things look pretty but Fitbit deserves some credit over the Ionic smartwatch. The design is rather simple yet beautiful. It is a blend of fitness and fashion and while you might not want to wear it to a candlelight dinner, it’s smart enough to take to business meetings.

 

The smartwatch that lasts long

 

Battery life is, of course, an important part of smart technology. You don’t want to have a high-tech gadget in your wrist that isn’t even on half the time because it would need charging. With Fitbit Ionic, you don’t need to worry about the battery too much. The battery lasts twice as long as Apple’s but it isn’t quite as long lasting as the Garmin Forerunner. However, with the functionality the watch offers, the fact you might need to charge it twice a week doesn’t seem like a bad idea.

 

The smartwatch that acts as a personal trainer

 

Now, since we are talking about a Fitbit product, you will enjoy plenty of healthy functionalities. The most special of them is the Fitbit Coach, which is essentially your personal trainer. The built-in program will monitor your health and fitness routines, providing you with motivation and advice.

When you use the personal trainer, you can enjoy from guided workouts in a range of things. You could do one of the exercise routines or consider listening to the guided meditation. You can even listen to nutrition tips. If you want, the app offers the possibility of expanding the routines by paying for special workouts.

Are the extra routines worth paying even more? It depends on your own fitness level and understanding. Most of the information is available online – you don’t need to spend money to get health advice. However, if you don’t know what you are doing, you don’t have time to research and you have a bit of money, then the paid workouts aren’t a bad idea.

 

The smartwatch that gives you music

 

The Ionic also acts as a portable music player. You can connect it to a music player via Bluetooth and the smartwatch itself has 2.5GB storage to keep you going. If you like to run, you’ll also enjoy the run detect and auto-pause functions.

Now, one minor problem with the Fitbit Ionic is the fact that it is an old-fashion MP3 player. You can’t use it as a tool for listening to your Spotify playlist, for instance. Therefore, you might find the need to download and add MP3s a rather time-consuming thing to do. However, if you already own a good MP3 library this might not be a problem.

 

The smartwatch that has the apps

 

The great thing about the Fitbit is the third-party app availability. How many apps will be available is still a bit uncertain. But it seems likely that you can use apps such as Google Maps, WhatsApp and even Uber with the smartwatch. Therefore, you can turn the fitness tracker into a rather handy little communication device with the third-party apps. Of course, this is a ‘wait-and-see’ situation right now so it’s hard to know just how good the app selection will be when the watch finally comes out.

You will also be able to use the smartwatch to make payments – at some point. Fitbit has confirmed that Mastercard, American Express and Visa will be supported but there aren’t any other details out yet as to what the payment system will look like. This sounds exciting but, naturally, Apple Pay is already functioning in the Apple Watch 2 so you rather know what you are getting. Fitbit should hopefully release more information on this soon.

 

The smartwatch that won’t break the bank

 

Now, perhaps the best thing about the Ionic is the price tag. It’s not the cheapest smartwatch on the market but it is considerably cheaper than the Apple Watch 2. Furthermore, you can find plenty retailers offering special deals on the watch, which is coming out in October. If you want, click the link to check smartwatch offers with Argos: http://www.hotuksavings.co.uk/stores/argos/.

What you might want to keep in mind is the special unveiling event Apple will be holding in September. It’s possible the brand might reveal Apple Watch 3, which might offer features you just want to have. Therefore, consider waiting on your pre-orders and purchase the Fitbit once it becomes available and you’ve seen whether Apple’s new watch is worth waiting for.

Overall, the Fitbit Ionic heart rate tracker is worth getting excited about. If you want something that helps you stay healthy and active, you can’t go wrong buying the watch.

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