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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 97

456 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 456 reviews of Fitbit Ionic. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fitbit Ionic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = 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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Rick Stella (digitaltrends.com)

Fitbit Ionic review

 

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...

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Fitbit Ionic review (updated): Buy the Versa instead, unless you really need GPS

 

The Ionic remains Fitbit's top of the line product, but the Versa is the better choice for anyone who's not a runner.

Fitbit Ionic has a better-than-most-smartwatches four-day battery life, while still having always-on heart rate and a comfy fit. It has features galore: waterproofing, GPS and on-wrist mobile payments, plus new watch faces and a growing app store. It...

Wrist payments don't work with as many banks as Apple Pay and Android Pay. On-wrist music is hard to set up and use. Software and apps sometimes feel buggy.

Fitbit’s fitness smartwatch has gotten better with an infusion of watch faces and apps, but some of its extra-smart features still aren't as polished as the competition.

May, 2018

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 : 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 : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Fitbit Ionic fitness smartwatch

 

Fitbit releases powerful Ionic smartwatch : Fitbit, the leading global wearables brand, announced its first smartwatch: Fitbit Ionic. A health and fitness first platform, Ionic offers a highly personalized experience not previously seen in other...

Fitbit Ionic is available tomorrow for $299.95. Ionic will be available in stores worldwide beginning October 2017, including major North American retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Macy’s, REI, Target and Verizon.

Aug, 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

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 : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Fitbit Ionic Review

 

While Fitbit's first foray into smartwatches is promising, it has a long way to go to claim the top spot

Great battery life, good display

Limited smart functions, a little harder to use

While the shows plenty of promise, it has plenty to improve on before it can claim an award. With limited app compatibility and a sparse set of smart functions, it feels much more like a fitness tracker than a true smartwatch.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Fitbit Ionic GPS Smartwatch In-Depth Review

 

This is pretty much the last round of deals on sports tech devices, including solid offerings from GoPro, Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, Velocomp, Tacx and more! Pretty much all those brands are offering deals on their latest devices. I've consolidated them...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

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

Display

Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen:Y

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Answerphone remote access:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):N
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 / Y
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Languages support:English
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / Android, Windows Mobile, 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

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

GPS (satellite):Y

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60 / -20 - 60

Other Features

Color of product:Blue, Orange

Packaging Content

Charger:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package type:Box

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
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
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:N
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Life:4 / 48 / 5 / 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

Mac operating systems supported:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.3, Android 4.4 / Android 4.4
Windows operating systems supported:Y

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.15