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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic
alaScore 98

269 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews of Fitbit Ionic. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: James Peckham (

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: Richard Easton (

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: Ashleigh Macro and Simon Jary (

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: (

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: Scott Stein (

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: Chris Barraclough (

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

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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The Ionic is the first self-titled smartwatch from tracker brand Fitbit. It's easy to use, but has Fitbit made enough strides with the smart functionality to make the Ionic a true smartwatch, or is it an activity tracker with a few added features? We...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: Fitbit Ionic


Fitbit is the leading wearable company in the world. It has outlasted the competition in the entry-level and mid-range with a succession of truly transformative fitness trackers backed by the industry's best analytics and most comprehensive apps.

A bigger dissapointment is when the Fitbit Ionic resets during a workout or exercise routine when notifications come in. This seriously breaks the flow of motion on a treadmill or elliptical machine because you lose minutes while the smartwatch...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Lee Bell (

Fitbit Ionic review: Great battery life, beautiful design – but is this really a smartwatch?


Fitbit adds some much-needed features to its flagship smartwatch, but is it enough to rival the Apple Watch Series 3?

The Ionic is Fitbit’s strongest smartwatch yet, despite a few annoyances such as the inability to view past workouts on the watch itself and its rather basic handling of notifications. Whether it can sway potential customers away from the latest Apple...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Band colour:Blue / Blue, Orange / Grey
Band material:Elastomer / Silicone
Band size:S/L
Buckle material:Stainless steel
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
Splash proof:Y
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass 3
Waterproof up to:50


Display Type:LCD

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y



Operational conditions

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

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box


Active minutes:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Floors climbed: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 version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


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


Compatible memory cards:Not supported

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4

Technical Details

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
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
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:50