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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 89

477 reviews

Jul, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews of Fitbit Ionic. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the performance and size are on the whole positive. The battery and design also get good feedback. Views are divided on the software, and some have doubts about the apps and price.

usability, design, battery, size, performance

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : Rick Stella (

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 (

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 (

Fitbit Ionic review: not iconic, but still pretty good


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

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

It’s finally here

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Victoria Song (

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 (

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

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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

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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 : Ben Gourlay (

Fitbit Ionic Smart Fitness Watch Review


After a long wait, Fitbit is finally ready to challenge Apple's dominance of the smartwatch market. But should Cupertino be worried?

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

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


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.

I just wish Fitbit had put more thought into the design of this watch. A smartwatch has to offer more than just fitness features to be worthy of your wrist, and for me, the Ionic falls just short of great.

Aug, 2020

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