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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 96

344 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews of Fitbit Ionic. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 96/100 = 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 : 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.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : David Wise Austin Palmer change comparison (techgearlab.com)

Fitbit Ionic Review

 

Finally joining the smartwatch foray, Fitbit augments their existing lineup of fitness trackers with the newly-released Fitbit Ionic. Unfortunately, while...

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

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