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Life & Style Weekend - - STUFF - WITH GE­OFF EGAN

FIT­BIT is one of the few com­pa­nies that could take on Ap­ple’s dom­i­nance in the smart­watch mar­ket. The Ionic is Fit­bit’s at­tempt to move be­yond mak­ing ac­tiv­ity tracker. But ac­tiv­ity track­ing is still what the Ionic does best. Like all Fit­bits it mea­sures steps, dis­tance, heart rate and en­cour­ages you to move when you’ve been still for too long. It is what Fit­bit has done for years and the Ionic is one of the com­pany’s best yet. But as a smart­watch the Ionic is a few steps be­hind the Ap­ple Watch and even some An­droid watches. It can keep track of mes­sages and emails, tell you the weather and play mu­sic through MP3s – but there just aren’t the apps to do much more. Price $449.95

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