With the launch of Fitbit Ionic comes the Fitbit App Gallery, where you can personalize your device with the apps and clock faces that best reflect your personal needs and aesthetic.
When you unwrap your Fitbit Ionic, you’ll have access to pre-loaded apps from Fitbit—like Exercise, Fitbit Coach, Relax, and Timer— as well as popular apps designed to make staying healthy and balanced more convenient. Below, a little more info on the leading Fitbit watch partner apps you can look forward to using.
4 Fitbit Watch Apps Available Out of the Box
Few things improve a workout as much as good music, but who wants to exercise while carrying their smartphone? By partnering with Pandora*, the most listened-to audio streaming service in the US with 76 million monthly active listeners, Fitbit makes it easy for US-based Ionic users to leave their phone at home and take their favorite music with them.
After pairing your Fitbit account with your Pandora account using the Fitbit app, Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium subscribers can use the Pandora app to sync their favorite stations or choose from curated workout stations and download them directly to Ionic.
Bookmark Fitbit’s Motivation Mixtape for when you’re ready to get started. And don’t forget: You can go wireless by using Fitbit Flyer headphones (available now for pre-order), or any Bluetooth-enabled listening device of your choosing.
Strava is the leading social network for millions of athletes at all levels and has been working with Fitbit since 2015, when two-way data sharing was enabled. The Strava app on Ionic continues this shared mission by providing athletes with advanced tools, including Matched Runs, a feature that allows you to benchmark yourself against past performances on your most common routes—right from your wrist.
Just set up a free Strava account and then connect your Fitbit and Strava accounts in the Fitbit mobile app. After you sign into Strava in the Fitbit mobile app, you’ll be able to use the Strava app including Matched Runs on Ionic. And if you want to get even more analytics and motivation, go to promo.strava.com/fitbit-ionic/ to get a 60-day free trial of Strava Premium.
Leave your phone and your wallet in your bag—soon you’ll be able to pay for your favorite Starbucks beverage straight from your wrist (US and Canada only). After setting up your Ionic, load a Starbucks card in the Fitbit mobile app by entering the 16-digit number on your Starbucks card and then sync your watch. Once your card is loaded onto your device, you’ll be able purchase items at Starbucks by scanning the barcode on Ionic at the register.
To check your balance, reload your card, or start earning rewards, go to starbucks.com/card and register your card.
Weather, powered by global leader AccuWeather
When you’re as active as Fitbit users are, checking the weather isn’t a once-a-day activity. There’s the early-morning inquiry when you’re trying to figure out what to wear to work, the pre-workout weather check to ensure you dress appropriately, and sometimes even the mid-workout review to make sure you have time for one more interval before the rain comes down.
That’s why Ionic features a weather app, powered by AccuWeather, a source of superior accuracy and the most complete global, real-time, and historical forecast data. After setting up your Ionic, you’ll see the weather for your current GPS location and will also have the ability to set two customized locations, taking the guesswork out of planning your workout, commute, or weekend activities.
More Apps Coming Soon
Throughout the fall, the Fitbit Watch App Gallery will continue to expand with more popular apps across a variety of categories, like health & fitness, news, lifestyle & entertainment, travel and more, plus new clock faces created by the Fitbit developer community.
*Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium subscription is required. US only.
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.