Over the last couple of years, Fitbit has graduated from a company that makes fitness trackers to a full smartwatch manufacturer. And today’s update for the Ionic and Versa is a big one for Fitbit watch owners.

Fitbit OS 3.0 is rolling out today to Ionic and Versa watches, bringing a slew of pretty nice features along with it. The main theme here seems to be the ability to do more directly from your watch instead of having to interact with the phone.

For example, you’ll be able to set exercise goals, like time, distance, or calories, from the Exercise app on the watch. Similarly, you’ll be able to log things like water intake on the watch, as well as see more details about specific metrics like sleep tracking, weight info, water intake, and badges.

Otherwise, there are a handful of smaller features in this build, like the option to leave the screen on for up to 60 seconds, and a wake-on-notification feature. The screen will also stay on when the stopwatch is running, too.

Here’s a look at the full changelog:



You can now set exercise goals for time, distance, or calories in the Exercise app on your Fitbit device. For more information, see What should I know about exercise goals in the Fitbit app?


We updated the stats available in Fitbit Today and you can now log information right on your wrist. With Fitbit Today updates you can:

  • Customize the stats you see. For more information, see About Fitbit Ionic and About Fitbit Versa.
  • See additional stats including sleep, weight, water intake, and badges.
  • Log your water intake and weight right from your wrist.


  • You can now keep your clock screen turned on for up to 60 seconds.
  • The stopwatch now stays open on your screen while in use.
  • Notifications now automatically wake your device.


This release includes other bug fixes and improvements.

via Fitbit

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