Advertisement

Fitbit's Ionic will let you stream Deezer from your wrist

Fitbit's Ionic will let you stream Deezer from your wrist
From Engadget - December 5, 2017

The addition of more apps is a big deal for Fitbit, because as of now, the Ionic only supports Pandora, AccuWeather, Starbucks (in North America) and Strava. Along with those already mentioned, apps available today for free download include the female health tracking app Clue, Game Golf's score tracker, which will give precise distances to the green, The New York Times app, TripAdvisor and United Airlines. More are coming in January, including Surfline, British Airways, Lyft and Walgreens.

The lack of music services is a sore point on the Fitbit Ionic, but Deezer will come to the device around the world later in 2018. The main takeaway is that you can listen to music offline and without the need for a phone, presumably on wireless headphones or earbuds like Apple's AirPods. A full feature list is not available yet, but Deezer says that Premium Plus subscribers will get a personalized music experience and be able to use Flow, which creates a personalized soundtrack using smart data, editorial recommendations and analytics.

Fitbit has occasionally struggled with product and feature design, so Fitbit Labs is an effort to keep its apps, watchfaces and other software features on track. The company is using its savoir faire in data analysis and behavioral sciences "to test potential new features in the form of experimental apps and smart clock faces designed to motivate users and drive behavior change," it wrote. There's also a new APK for developers.

Advertisement

Continue reading at Engadget »