Owners of the new Fitbit smartwatch have expressed dismay at having to do a full 10,000 steps just to find out the time.
The company’s new Ionic smartwatch differs from the firm’s existing Blaze watch in that a much greater focus has been placed on actually getting people fit rather than simply allowing people to show off to their mates that they own the latest product featured in GQ Magazine or the Sunday Times Style supplement.
Fitbit’s Head of Actually Getting People Fit Rather than Sitting at Home Wearing a Fitness Tracker to Appear Trendy Mrs. Anne Aerobic said, “the whole wearables category has certainly not lived up to expectations. The point of having a fitness tracker is not just to wear it, but to use it to get fit so we’ve placed a massive focus on this with our new Ionic Smartwatch. If you want to check the time you’ll have to do at least 10,000 steps before the watch will tell you so depending on how quickly you do the required steps will of course determine how accurate the clock is.”
Alongside telling the time, Fitbit’s new smartwatch will gradually unlock features on your mobile phone such as the ability to make and receive calls as you achieve certain milestones such as a heart rate of at least 180 bpm (easily achieved if you get attacked by a dog or narrowly escape being run over) or cover a distance of more than 10 miles.
Fitbit smartwatch users are now able to use the Fitbit app to share a view or a selfie once they’ve reached the peak of their workout, although tech experts have suggested that people might not want to share photos of themselves being placed into the back of an ambulance after collapsing through exhaustion whilst trying to send a text message.
“Your pictures and stats can be sent to friends and followers on any social channel, or through email and text providing you’re able to complete a triathlon in under an hour,” Mrs. Aerobic added.