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Flaunt your Xbox Gamertag on your Fitbit Ionic with this new watch face

While the Microsoft Band (and the never released Band 3) are a thing of the past, there's no reason you can't show your Xbox pride on your Fitbit wearable.

A developer has released a new watch face called GamerBand for the popular Fitbit Ionic (see my review) that grabs your Xbox Gamertag, avatar, and Gamerscore and makes them front and center on the watch.

Besides pulling in your freeze-framed Xbox avatar the watch face displays your current steps, heart rate, percentage battery level and, of course, the time and date.

Fitbit Ionic review: Fitness perfection with a heaping of smartwatch features

The free watch face can be added to any Fitbit Ionic (sorry Fitbit Blazer owners). Under the watch face settings merely type your Xbox Gamertag and in a few minutes, it should sync over.

Unfortunately, you do need to open the watch face settings once a day to make it refresh your Xbox Gamerscore, but the developer hopes to have a solution to auto-refresh in the future as Fitbit OS is built out.

Hitting the link below should redirect your Fitbit app to the free GamerBand watch face listing in the Fitbit catalog.

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  • I thought Dan would revise Fitbit Ionic review with the new firmware...What happened?
  • I...did. Check the review/score.
  • This looks interesting. I have a Fitbit Blaze though, I got mine before the Ionic was announced and, being the first Fitbit product I've owed, I love it. I'll look at replacing it eventually but it will be with whatever replaces the Ionic instead.
  • I feel like the Blaze is Windows Phone 7 looking at the Ionic getting upgrades. Got a Blaze cause it was cheaper and I don't really need the apps but I am jelly at the Fitbit OS stuff only on the Ionic.
  • I love my Ionic, but one of the really annoying things is having to open the fitbit app to get the weather app (ionic) to show data, makes it worthless; sounds like similar issue with this watch face. 
  • They are working on an update to the Fitbit OS that should improve messaging between the Ionic and the companion app on the phone. I don't envy them, having to get that working with iOS, Android and Windows can't be easy. Currently, although the Ionic can connect to WiFi, the companion app on the phone is responsible for getting any data from the internet. The companion theoretically can be told to wake itself up at a defined interval to carry out tasks, such as grabbing the weather or gamerscore, but personally I haven't had any success in getting it to work yet in the Gamerband clockface companion. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • Guessing there's a chance this was made by the same guy who made GamerBand for Band/Band 2?
  • Could be!
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  • It looks like the Ionic is becoming the default Windows Ecosystem wearable. Too bad, I prefer the look of the Garmin, but the latest vivoactive isn't fully supported.
  • My speculation... MSFT needs data for Health realted AI... so they struck a partnership deal with Fitbit to share data with them in exchange for Microsoft statying out of the fitness wearable market ?
  • Sounds like a MS thing to do seems very plausible.