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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 99

135 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Fitbit Ionic. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Fitbit Ionic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Fitbit Ionic review: Good fitness tracker, passable smartwatch

 

The Fitbit Ionic is the company's first real smartwatch, but it feels rushed, like a placeholder to secure a spot on your wrist while you wait for marquee features to roll out. Fitbit continues to excel at keeping tabs on your fitness, and the Ionic is...

Bright display ; Long battery life ; Comprehensive fitness features ; Swim tracking ; Contactless payments work well

Finicky, incomplete software ; Cannot reply to notifications ; Limited selection of third-party apps

As it stands, the Ionic is a capable fitness tracker with some passable smartwatch features. It's clear that Fitbit will continue to improve its software, but the magic it needs for the Ionic to seriously contend real smartwatches is faith. Faith from...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Fitbit Ionic review

 

Imagine there was a version of the Apple Watch that could go for four or five days between charges and work with Android phones as well as iPhones. The catch is that this superlative waterproof fitness tracker -- with sleep tracking! -- would come with...

The Fitbit Ionic offers a comfortable design, with 50-meter water resistance for swimming, GPS and mobile payments. You only need to recharge it once or twice a week.

While the Ionic supports future apps and watch faces, few are available yet. Included apps feel slow and don’t launch from the watch face. There's not much on-watch coaching and music storage and playback is often more trouble than it’s worth.

The Fitbit Ionic has all the features we’ve been wanting in a Fitbit for years, but it ultimately feels less than the sum of its parts.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Fitbit Ionic: Excellent activity tracker, but it's not a very smart watch

 

Fitbit's latest GPS sport watch may be the most capable Fitbit ever, but a month of testing reveals some areas for improvement. Matt Miller offers tips for new and prospective Ionic owners.

Oct, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Rick Stella (digitaltrends.com)

Fitbit Ionic review

 

Incredible activity tracking, a days-long battery, and stylish, comfortable fit makes the Fitbit Ionic a fitness fan favorite.

Incredible battery life ; Automatic workout tracking is a nice addition ; Waterproof up to 50 meters ; Great interchangeable bands ; Stores up to 300 songs

App offerings leave a bit to be desired ; Lacks the ability to respond to text messages/emails ; Not as full-featured as other smartwatches on the market

As it enters the smartwatch market for the first time, Fitbit’s Ionic is an impressive debut. Despite it lacking the ability to respond to text messages and emails or a comprehensive app store, the fact that it’s a first-generation smartwatch for...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Fitbit Ionic review: not iconic, but still pretty good

 

It's finally here

Long battery life ; Third-party apps ; Built-in GPS ; Intuitive UI

Inelegant hardware ; Ships with uncomfortable strap ; No notification interaction ; Limited smartwatch functions

That battery life, though.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Fitbit Ionic review: Tops the Apple Watch with fitness focus, long battery life, detailed sleep tracking

 

While some of us have been mounting high tech wearables on our wrist since 2004, others are just discovering them. The Fitbit Ionic brings everything I have wanted in a GPS sports watch with essential smart watch functionality in a sleek, attractive...

Gorgeous high quality design ; Bright and clear display ; Lightweight and comfortable for 24 hour wear ; Long battery life ; Detailed sleep and heart rate data ; Reasonably priced band options ; Music playback, workout coaching, and accurate GPS...

Limited music services ; Can't respond to texts or answer calls

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Ionic

 

The Fitbit Ionic is an ambitious and promising smartwatch with a focus on fitness and accurate tracking, but its success will depend on the growth of its app ecosystem.

Vibrant screen. Changeable straps. Safe for swimming. Excellent battery life. Smart notifications. Built-in GPS and NFC. Pandora integration. Open SDK for app developers.

Expensive. Thick bottom bezel. Case easily scratches.

If the Apple Watch is a smartwatch first and a fitness tracker second, the Fitbit Ionic feels like the inverse. Depending on what you're looking for in a wearable, that could be a very good thing. The Ionic's $300 price tag places it firmly in Apple...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Fitbit Ionic GPS Smartwatch In-Depth Review

 

I've consolidated all of the Holidays deals I can find into . Massive savings on: Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, CycleOps, TomTom, Apple, GoPro, DJI, and more! Cycling, running, swimming, action cams, drones and beyond! This year has topped all past years for...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Fitbit Ionic Review: Next-Gen Fitness Smartwatch, Last-Gen Looks

 

For Fitbit users who are fans of the company's older devices, the Ionic is a huge upgrade. Fitbit is promising that more features — such as expanded NFC capabilities, more apps, and health features like sleep-apnea alerts — are on the horizon.

Up to four-day battery life ; Music storage ; Quick and easy mobile payments ; Accurate and insightful sleep analysis

Design ; Touch screen sometimes unresponsive ; Not many apps (yet) ; No always-on display

With great battery life, sleep insights, mobile payments and a full slate of features coming with software updates, Fitbit's new smartwatch almost has it all.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (tomsguide.com)

Meet Ionic, Fitbit's First Smartwatch and Last Chance to Beat Apple

 

With a new smartwatch, sweatproof headphones, and a suite of enhanced health- and fitness-tracking features, Fitbit proves it's playing hardball.

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Blue / Blue, Orange / Grey
Band material:Elastomer / Silicone
Band size:S/L
Buckle material:Stainless Steel
Certification:CE
Color of product:Blue, Orange / Grey
Device type:Armband activity tracker
Housing color:Blue, Orange / Grey / Grey, Silver
Housing material:Aluminium
Removable strap:Y
Scratch resistant:Y
Scratch-resistant:Y
Shape:Rectangular
Splash proof:Y
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass 3
Waterproof:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5

Display

Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60

Packaging Content

Charger:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package type:Box

Performance

Active minutes:Y
Altimeter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Floors climbed:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:30
Motion sensor:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:N
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Life:4 / 96
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2
Rechargeable battery:Y
Standby Time:96

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Answerphone remote access:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Caller ID:Y
Clock mode:12h/24h
Display brightness:1000
Display Diagonal:1.42
Display Resolution:348 x 250
Display size (HxV):0.827 x 1.15
Display Technology:LCD
Display Type:LCD
FM radio:N
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Languages support:English
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Multisport mode:Y
Personal goals:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar, Pedometer, Recorder
Quality of sleep:Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Smart notifications:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5