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Will the Fitbit Ionic be Iconic?

by Cliff Raskind | Aug 28, 2017

Fitbit has a lot riding on it's first real smartwatch - the "Ionic" - after a Q2 share loss of over 15 pts across wrist-worn wearables,yoy. Design language remains solidly fitness-centric and evokes the Blaze.  A decent stable of launch partners and a programmer-friendly app development are pluses, as is 4 days battery life.  I believe $299 retail is high but potentially warranted.  Real ecosystem traction will be a key test, along with making good on claims of setting new bar on heart rate and blood O2 accuracy! 

Read more on our Wearable team's take on the impact of the Ionic launch here

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