Fitbit Ionic vs Garmin Fenix 5S

Fitbit Ionic Garmin Fenix 5S

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband
Price$20054$48249Fitbit Ionic is 2.4x cheaper

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth track calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth can track your sleep
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have heart rate tracking
VO2 Max No YesGarmin Fenix 5S shows the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute
Distance Yes YesBoth track your stride length
Steps Yes YesBoth track how many steps you take
Speed No Yes
Stairs / Floors Yes YesBoth track elevation, climbing stairs or floors
Exercise Tagging Yes YesBoth have exercise tagging feature
Smart Coach Yes NoFitbit Ionic provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes YesBoth can help with your goals setting
Inactivity Alert No YesGarmin Fenix 5S helps you stay active with inactivity alert

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Navigation Yes NoFitbit Ionic has onboard GPS navigation
Compass No YesGarmin Fenix 5S has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes YesBoth have reminder app
Stopwatch No YesGarmin Fenix 5S has a stopwatch
Music Playback Yes NoOnly Fitbit Ionic offers phone-free music
Weather No Yes*Weather forecast
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes YesBoth show smartphone notifications
Caller ID Yes YesBoth show caller ID notification
Music Control Yes YesBoth allow control smartphone music player
Call Control Yes NoFitbit Ionic allows you control phone calls
Camera Control No NoBoth don't have camera control
Find Phone No YesGarmin Fenix 5S allows you to locate your phone


Duration5 days9 daysGarmin Fenix 5S battery life is about 1.8 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Rating5 ATM10 ATM
Weightn/a67 grams

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenLCD Screen
Display Size1,42 inches1,1 inches
Screen Resolution 348 x 250 pixels 218 x 218 pixels
Color Display Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Sapphire glass No Yes*Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes NoFitbit Ionic compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoFitbit Ionic compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes NoFitbit Ionic allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal No YesGarmin Fenix 5S allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Features No YesYou can integrate Garmin Fenix 5S with social networks and share information


Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi Yes YesBoth have built-in Wi-Fi wireless connection
NFC Yes NoOnly Fitbit Ionic has NFC (Near Field Communication)
ANT+ No YesOnly Garmin Fenix 5S has ANT+ wireless technology
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