Fitbit circles the Apple Watch with first smartwatch, the Fitbit Ionic

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"With Ionic, we will deliver what consumers have not yet seen in a smartwatch - a health and fitness first platform that combines the power of personalization and deeper insights with our most advanced technology to date, unlocking opportunities for unprecedented health tracking capabilities in the future", says James Park, co-founder and CEO of Fitbit.

Fitness fanatics can pre-order the $299.95 gadget now via On the battery front, the device can typically last for over four days. It was clear that they were working on a Fitbit smartwatch plan. Using the watch you can make wireless payments as well.

Pebble was a pioneer in the field of smartwatches, with its crowdfunded devices offering an independent and cheaper alternative to the likes of Apple Watch.

The Ionic doesn't ship until October, so it's hard to give a verdict on it now-but it looks like it could be a serious contender to the Apple Watch, especially for those who want a smartwatch that is more fitness-focused than productivity-focused.

While Fitbit still thinks of the Ionic as more of a fitness gadget rather than a smartwatch, its features are undoubtedly competitive and will give other smartwatch makers a run for their money.

As for as connectivity goes, we already mentioned that only the Apple Watch Series 2 features built-in Global Positioning System.

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Over the past few years, each of the card networks involved with Fitbit have made it easier for wearable providers to add payment credentials through digital token services.

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Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. The branded feature called the Fitbit Pay.

The company on Monday also launched Aria 2 smart scale and Flyer wireless headphones. It's going to be available in stores across the globe starting October.

In the face of all this, Fitbit has been left with a hard choice: adopt Android Wear and try to build a viable smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch, or stick to making simple fitness monitors with only basic smartwatch functionality. Fitbit Health Solutions develops health and wellness solutions created to help increase engagement, improve health outcomes, and drive a positive return for employers, health plans and health systems. However, over the time the feature will be brought into other countries as well.

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