Fitbit Ionic vs Garmin FR70

Fitbit Ionic Garmin FR70

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes NoFitbit Ionic tracks your sleeping time and quality
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have heart rate tracking
Distance Yes NoFitbit Ionic measures your walking and running stride lengths
Steps Yes NoFitbit Ionic counts your steps
Stairs / Floors Yes NoFitbit Ionic has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Fitbit Ionic provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach Yes NoFitbit Ionic provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes NoSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Fitbit Ionic
Inactivity Alert No NoBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoFitbit Ionic has GPS support
Navigation Yes NoFitbit Ionic has onboard GPS navigation
Compass No NoBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders Yes NoFitbit Ionic has a reminder option
Stopwatch No YesGarmin FR70 has a stopwatch
Music Playback Yesn/aOnly Fitbit Ionic offers phone-free music
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes NoIf you get a phone notification, Fitbit Ionic make an alert for you
Caller ID Yes NoFitbit Ionic can notify you who is calling
Music Control Yes NoFitbit Ionic allows 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 NoBoth don't have a find phone feature


Duration5 days365 daysGarmin FR70 battery life is about 73.0 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Rating5 ATM5 ATM
Weightn/a45 grams

User Interface

DisplayLCD ScreenLCD Screen
Display Size1,42 inchesn/a
Screen Resolution 348 x 250 pixels 31 x 56 pixels
Color Display Yes No
Touch Screen Yes No


Android Yes NoFitbit Ionic is compatibles with Android phones and tablets
iOS Yes NoFitbit Ionic can connect with iPhones or iPads
OS X/Mac Yes YesBoth compatible MAC OS X laptops and PCs
Windows Phone Yes NoFitbit Ionic compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal No YesGarmin FR70 allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Features No NoBoth don't have social features


Bluetooth Yes NoOnly Fitbit Ionic has a built-in Bluetooth connection option
Wi-Fi Yes NoSelect Fitbit Ionic if you need a built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
NFC Yes NoOnly Fitbit Ionic has NFC (Near Field Communication)
ANT+ No NoBoth don't provide ANT+ wireless technology
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