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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 99

175 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 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: 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.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ashleigh Macro and Simon Jary (techadvisor.co.uk)

Fitbit Ionic review

 

Available to pre-order now, the Fitbit Ionic has GPS, a four-day battery life, on-board workouts & third party apps.

Dec, 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: 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...

Oct, 2017

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: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Blue / 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
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:50

Display

Display Type:LCD
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

Cellular:N

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 9144
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 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
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: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