Former President Barack Obama is a well-known Fitbit owner and used the Surge for several years before switching and continuing to use the Ionic.
The Ionic was Fitbit’s second smartwatch with a color LCD touchscreen (after the Blaze), three hardware buttons, and interchangeable bands. It was announced in August 2017 and features built-in (phone-based) GPS, notifications from your phone, on-device music (2.5GB for over 300 songs) and NFC for tap-to-pay.
This includes Starbucks, Pandora, Walgreens, Hue Lights, Nest (to control thermostats), Yelp, Flipboard, The New York Times, Uber, United Airlines, and British Airways.
Battery life is officially rated at over four days, or up to 10 hours when using GPS or playing music on a single charge. Designed to compete with the Apple Watch Series 3, it came in at $299.95.
Obama before ion used before the Fitbit waveIt was announced in October 2014. Billed as a “Fitness Super Watch,” it also features GPS, a backlit LCD touchscreen, and up to 7 days of battery life.
Obama is on the campaign trail and we see him a week ago wearing a Fitbit Ionic and what appear to be Sports Bands with holes. The two right buttons are clearly visible and we can see that it uses one of the stock clocks another image.
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The former president should really change like a Fitbit Surge reminded over burn risks In March 2022. Owners will receive a full $299 refund and a 40% discount new hardware, as well as a prepaid return label. The voluntary recall covers all 1 million units sold in the United States and 700,000 internationally. In the States, there were 100 reports of battery overheating and 78 burns.
Customer safety is always Fitbit’s top priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling Fitbit Ionic smartwatches.
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