Whether you want to catch up on the latest news, catch a wave, or find a healthy brunch spot within walking distance, Fitbit Ionic can now help. As part of the Fitbit OS update, 14 free apps* from a broad range of popular brands—like Walgreens, Nest, The New York Times, and Yelp—begin rolling out today.
Each app was made for Fitbit Ionic—literally—meaning you’ll be treated to an intuitive wrist-first experience that organizes information related to your needs and interests into a glanceable, easy-to-navigate format.
Best of all, these apps work regardless of whether you’re an Android, iOS, or Windows user, saving you from having to choose between your smartphone and your smartwatch.
Get to know Fitbit Ionic’s newest apps below and then add them to your device using the instructions at help.fitbit.com.
14 New Apps for Fitbit Ionic That Will Add Convenience To Your Life
HEALTH & FITNESS
Keep track of swell data and 36-hour marine weather forecasts for your 10 favorite surf spots right on your wrist. Tap on a specific location to get a detailed view that includes stats like water temperature, wind speed, and surf height. Twice a day—once in the morning and once in the evening—Surfline’s global network of expert forecasters provide on-the-ground updates. Available by end of year.Clue
Discover the unique patterns of your menstrual cycle—and avoid being caught off guard—by tracking your current period and associated symptoms, like mood, pain, and energy levels. The more you log, the better the app will be able to predict your next fertile window, onset of PMS, and period. Available by end of the year. GAME GOLF
Play smarter with GAME GOLF, a GPS-driven rangefinder that works on more than 37,000 courses worldwide. Just confirm your location—the app will show you up to five options in order of proximity—and start a round. GAME GOLF will automatically pull up your current hole, where you can see distances to the middle, front, and back of the green; get the exact distance to any hazard or landing zone; and visually see the layout of the hole or green as you approach it. End the round and you’ll see a summary of your activity, including how many holes you played, your score, and health stats, like steps and average heart rate. Available by end of year. Walgreens
Trips to the drugstore just got easier. With the Walgreens app for Ionic you can find the nearest Walgreens store—and how many steps you’d earn walking there—plus get immediate access to your Balance Rewards. See how much money you’ve earned and how many more points you need to hit the next reward value. Want to redeem your current quota for cash? Just tap the barcode icon on your Ionic and scan the QR code at the register when making a purchase. Available in January. HOME & IOT
The future is bright! Or chill! Or whatever you want it to be when you can control each of your Philips Hue lights from your Ionic. Turn your lights on or off or create ambiance by selecting a pre-set scene (ie: light configuration) like Arctic aurora, which makes the bulbs cast a shade of blue that is reminiscent of the northern lights. Available now.Nest
Set your bedroom to a sleep-enhancing temp with a few taps. The Nest app for Ionic lets you view all of your Nest Learning Thermostats as well as see the current temperature and humidity levels for each thermostat. Change the temperature by selecting Heat, Cool, Heat & Cool, or Off, or set a target temp. Want to save energy? Home and Away modes help your thermostat know when you leave and you come back so the temperature adjusts to your pre-set preferences accordingly. Available by end of year.FOOD & DRINK
How do you find the perfect recovery smoothie within that magic 30-minute post-workout window? By using Yelp! With this app, you can search for nearby restaurants and quickly see what’s available. Tap on a specific restaurant to get hours, directions (including how long it would take you to walk there), and ratings. Available now.
Want to get the latest health and fitness news? Instead of following multiple publications, just fire up the Flipboard app, which aggregates stories from the world’s most respected publishers (think: The Washington Post, Women’s Health, and TIME) and then serves up the top 10 stories that match your pre-selected health- and fitness-related category. Flip through the headlines on your Ionic or scroll down to read the start of each article. Available now.The New York Times
Stay up to date wherever you go with The New York Times. Read top headlines, short summaries, and see photos from the latest stories of the day. The New York Times app for Ionic brings you daily global coverage from journalists all over the world. Available now.TRAVEL & TRANSIT
In a new place and trying to plan your day? Discover nearby restaurants and things to do using the TripAdvisor app for Ionic. View high-level info like hours and location or explore each option by comparing price range, rating, and user reviews. Available by end of year.Uber
Get a ride right from your wrist. With Ionic’s Uber app by Fitbit, you can set a pick up location and destination, specify which Uber service you’d like, and request a ride. Once your Uber is en route, view your driver partner’s information and access trip details like your ETA and destination. Available by end of year.United Airlines
Log into your United MileagePlus account in the Fitbit app and then sync your Ionic to update the United Airlines app on your wrist. When your reservation is within 36 hours of departure, you’ll be able to see your flight status (estimated time of arrival/departure, terminal, gate, etc.) and, after you check in, your mobile boarding pass will also be available. Available by end of year.
There are few times when on-the-go access to information is more important than during travel. With the British Airways app for Ionic you can check your flight status—departure/arrival time, status, gate number, seat assignment and more. After checking in, you can also view your boarding pass, which includes a scannable QR code for quick entry. Available in January.
From requesting a ride to safely arriving at your destination, the Lyft app supports every step of your journey. Tap your Ionic screen to set a pick up location and destination—or fire off a quick request, which calls a car first—and a nearby community driver will head your way. While you’re waiting, scroll through stats like your driver’s name, rating, estimated time of arrival, as well as the make, model, and license plate number of their car for peace of mind. In addition to passing comprehensive background and DMV checks, all Lyft drivers are also rated by passengers; only the highest-rated drivers are allowed on the road. Available in January.Some apps featured in this post may require you to have your phone nearby. For more information, see How do I setup and troubleshoot apps on my Fitbit watch?
*Today or by the end of the year, all apps from popular brands will be available in English globally where the brand operates. The British Airways, Clue, GAME GOLF, Lyft, Nest, Surfline, Uber, United Airlines and Walgreens apps require a free account with the brand to use the features of the app on Fitbit Ionic. Fitbit Ionic battery life of up to 5 days varies with use, features and other factors; up to 10 hours using GPS or playing music.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.