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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 99

438 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Fitbit Ionic

 

Fitbit Ionic review: Fitbit's first smartwatch has a 4-day battery life and solid exercise tracking, but its smartwatch functionality is lacking.

Lightweight and comfortable ; Solid exercise tracking including swimming ; Typical Fitbit activity and sleep tracking ; Gorgeous screen ; Impressive battery life

Shortage of apps ; Occasionally slow OS ; Passive notifications ; Tedious music transfer ; Quick release strap quality control

If the Fitbit Ionic has one saving grace, it’s the battery life. Fitbit rates it at 4+ days and this was about right in the two weeks I’ve been wearing one. Depending on your use you can get closer to five days if you’re not tracking any workouts. GPS...

Feb, 2018

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 : T3.com (t3.com)

Fitbit Ionic review: Fitbit’s fitness smartwatch is ugly but has some attractive features

 

If you're buying this as a smartwatch you might be a tad disappointed, but as a fitness tracker, it's very good

Fitbit's app remains excellent ; Good wrist cardio tracking ; Good battery life for a smartwatch

Lacks smartwatch features ; It still feels like a step-counter with knobs on rather than a truly useful running/gym companion ; It really is not a sexy thing

Apr, 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 (stuff.tv)

Fitbit Ionic review

 

Update 5/12/17: A big Ionic software update is incoming, bringing treats including offline music from Deezer...

Bold design ; Excellent sleep tracking ; GPS and heart-rate tracking work well ; Strong battery life

Virtually no third party apps yet ; Fitbit Coach not available till later in 2017 ; Fitbit Pay not ready in the UK yet ; Expensive for what it can currently do

Fitbit’s best all-round fitness tracker, just don’t call it a smartwatch yet

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Fitbit Ionic review

 

A good try, but not quite iconic

Fitbit Pay works well ; Great fitness features ; Solid battery life

Controversial design ; Little bit slow ; Limited music offering

The first ever smartwatch from Fitbit is a fitness watch at its heart. If you’re looking for some wristwear to use while exercising the Fitbit Ionic may suit you, just don’t expect a similar experience to other smartwatches out there.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Fitbit Ionic Review: Serious Apple Watch rival?

 

Fitbit is back with a fully-featured smartwatch, set to rival the likes of the Apple Watch Series 3. We've been testing the Fitbit Ionic and here's how it stacks up against rival devices.When you think…

Gorgeous display ; Sleek and light design ; Solid fitness features

As pricey as an Apple Watch ; Limited 3rd party support ; Fitbit Pay not yet active in UK

The Fitbit Ionic offers strong fitness features, as well as a clean and simple interface that will appeal to pretty much any users. With its potentially great Fitbit Pay feature, water resistant design and vibrant screen, it’s certainly one of the more...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Blue / Blue, Grey / Blue, Orange / Grey
Band material:Elastomer / Silicone
Band size:S/L
Buckle material:Stainless steel
Certification:CE
Colour of product:Blue, Orange / Grey
Device Type:Armband activity tracker
Housing colour:Blue, Orange / Grey / Grey, Silver / Orange
Housing material:Aluminium
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:50

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:3.61
Display Resolution:348 x 250
Display size (HxV):21 x 29.2
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:50

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

Cellular:N

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 9144
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60

Other features

Colour of product:Blue, Orange

Packaging Content

Charger:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box

Performance

Active minutes:Y
Altimeter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance travelled: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
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 / 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:3.61
Display Resolution:348 x 250
Display size (HxV):21 x 29.2
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:50

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.2