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Once you wake the Ionic, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Today app, which gives you a quick glance at the battery life, your stats, and your last three activities. If you swipe down on the main screen, you’ll get access to older notifications, including those you’ve already swiped away on your phone. Swiping right on the watch face brings you into the apps menu, with four shown on each screen.

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Installing apps is hassle free, with downloads and updates happening in the background. Several apps received updates during our testing period, but whether developers will continue to support the platform isn’t something anyone can promise. With big developers including Amazon, Google, Instagram, Slack and Twitter ending support canada goose outlet toronto location one by one for the Apple Watch, even though it’s currently the most popular smartwatch, there just might not be enough interest in apps for smartwatches in general.

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Thankfully, using the in built GPS on the Ionic is a breeze. It got a lock on our precise location in under 10 seconds each time we tried it. Plus, unlike the Gear Sport, it doesn’t go off in order to conserve power as soon as you move your wrist. Of course, this does impact battery life. We got about 10 hours with the GPS turned on, which is less than what we www.canadagoosediscount.co.uk got with the Gear Sport.

Battery life overall is stellar though, as we mentioned previously. Fitbit claims five days, and we routinely got over four days, using the Ionic to check notifications all day and tracking an hour long workout every other day. There are no power saving options, unlike the Apple Watch and Gear Sport which can shut down most functions and only show the time.