That came out fast. Fitbit Ionic is receiving the recently announced Fitbit OS 2.0 which brings part of the features that were announced for Ionic, Versa and others. However, you should know that its a progressive rollout, and has been rolled out to only 10% of the Ionic users. According to Fitbit, it makes take few weeks to complete.
List of Features coming to Ionic as part of OS 2.0
Note: Only part of features are delivered right now. Features including Reply to messages, etc will come only later.
Performance Improvements: Looking at the forums, and buzz on Twitter, it seems Fitbit OS 2.0 has improved the performance of the OS. How much? That’s something I need to check when I get the update. The OS has not been really smooth over 2 weeks, it works, but it doesn’t make the recommendation cut. Glad it’s getting fixed now.
Fitbit Today: It’s an on-device dashboard which can show you everything that was earlier possible only through mobile or desktop app. You can see daily and weekly health and fitness stats, historical activity, exercise summaries, and tips and tricks for using the Fitbit platform. Swipe up from the clock face to open the Fitbit Today dashboard.
So for Ionic users, the daily stats have moved from the Today app to Fitbit Today.
Music: Deezer has rolled out its App for OS 2.0, and you can download your Deezer playlist, and play directly from your watch. Ionic does support Bluetooth headphones, and this makes it even better for them.
If you aren’t aware, you need a paid subscription to Deezer and a Wi-Fi connection to download music.
Fitbit Watch Interface:
- To see your notifications, swipe down from the clock face or press and hold the top button.
- To see your stats and current battery level, swipe up from the clock face.
- To access music controls, payments, and the shortcuts screen, press and hold the back button.
- Access your music controls all on one screen.
- We’ve changed the order of some of the apps on your watch.
Fitbit has included a Tips App to help you with all new features.
To see if you have an update, you need to connect your watch with the app on Phone, or on PC. You should look out for a red download icon right next to your Fitbit Ionic icon which signifies software update. Fitbit Ionic supports WiFi, and its the way to update your watch else it takes over 2 hours over Bluetooth.