Those who’ve been eagerly looking forward to Fitbit’s first actual foray into the sector of smartwatches will have the ability to get their arms on the item in a question of days. The corporate introduced this morning that the Ionic will hit outlets October 1, along side the Flyer Bluetooth headphones.
Fitbit CEO James Park talked the tool up at each alternative imaginable forward of its unlock — understandably so, as the corporate invested years and bought 3 startups so as to carry the Ionic to marketplace. The finish result’s a little bit of a combined bag. There’s are undoubtedly issues to love concerning the smartwatch, nevertheless it has most of the trappings of a primary technology tool, together with a barren app retailer and a design that most definitely received’t are compatible smaller wrists.
Still, Fitbit undoubtedly has the marketplace presence and the health understand how to get other people on board. And as the corporate handily identified forward of release, the Blaze rocketed to the highest of Amazon’s Android-ready smartwatch charts, despite being extra of a midway level between a health tracker and smartwatch. There’s a gorgeous excellent probability the Ionic will do the similar, being of specific pastime to Android customers.
The Flyer headphones felt extra like a past due addition to the road. Fitbit obviously discovered that it might promote Ionic consumers a couple of bluetooth headphones with the promise of tool compatibility and on-the-go track. They’re no longer a nasty pair of exercise headphones, however there’s not anything specifically compelling about them both. They can be utilized for audio training when hooked up to the Ionic, however Fitbit didn’t, say, construct any more or less health monitoring into the product.
The units are priced at $300 and $139, respectively. There’s no package to be had at this time, however I wouldn’t be too shocked if Fitbit have been to go in that route forward of the vacations.