Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit Ionic Features

  • Activity/Inactivity and Calories tracking
  • 24/7 Heart Rate monitor
  • Built-in GPS
  • Distance and Steps counting
  • Sleep Monitoring with Sleep Reports
  • Splash-proof (5 ATM)
  • Five Day Battery
  • Color LCD Touchscreen
  • Standalone Music Player

Fitbit Ionic Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alert

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playback
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Control
Camera Control
Find Phone


Duration5 days

GPS/HR mode: 10 hours

Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
IP Rating5 ATM


Display TechnologyLCD Screen
Display Size1,42 inches
Screen Resolution348 x 250 pixels
Color Display
Touch Screen


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Features



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Training
  • Walking

Fitbit Ionic Review

Fitbit stands above the rest when it comes to tracking your health, and the same applies for this smartwatch. Sports enthusiasts love the all-inclusive tools and the long-lasting battery with bonuses. But is this all this fitness watch has to offer when it comes to using it, let us look closer.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • To a certain extent, exercise users like the lightweight aluminum build compared to other fitness watches. Another great benefit is that you can swap the wristbands out.
  • Swimmers found the waterproof design helpful and the swim tracking is accurate. Now you can take it with you in the shower and out to the pool.
  • Consumers like the bright display of the full-color screen offering you a 384 x 250 display. For athletes this is a big help when running outdoors and easy to read.
  • From the jogger, swimmer, to a weightlifter found the inbuilt workouts easy to use and follow.
  • Athletes found the built-in GPS tracking and heart rate monitor fantastic and accurate.
  • Joggers loved the new automatic pause function a big help when stopping at robot crossing.
  • Health and fitness users found the tailored workouts a big help and the fact that they can provide feedback to the Fitbit coach. The coach then advises you if you need something easier or harder to do with your next session.
  • The battery life of up to five days use on a single charge is a highlighted feature mentioned by all experts.
  • Many users love the new contactless payment and work well when moving the wrist.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • A big complaint by many professionals is the touchscreen that is slow to respond.
  • Another big objection is the limited selection of 3rd party apps.
  • Joggers found downloading the music limited as there is not loads of different genres to listen to while running.


The Fitbit Ionic is a fantastic fitness tracker and great to use with your daily exercise routine. The biggest problem is that you must not expect the same functions found in other smart watches. If you are a professional swimmer, you might not find the fitness tracker suitable for your use. However, if you only want the basics in a health tracker this is the one to buy.

Compatible Applications

  • Fitbit


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by Jimmy Westenberg

    This is the best Fitbit you can buy, period. It's an incredible fitness and sleep tracker, comes with a built-in GPS, allows you to pay ... Full review

    7.7of 10
  • • Expert Review by Hugh Langley

    There's a lot that we really like about Fitbit's first smartwatch, but ultimately the software niggles make it difficult to put it in the same ... Full review

    3.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Lauren Goode

    If you believe it’s the latter, than the Fitbit Ionic is a surprisingly solid choice, even with its uninspiring looks. If you want true integration ... Full review

    7of 10
  • • Expert Review by James Peckham

    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 ... Full review

    3.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Mark Wilson

    The Ionic is Fitbit's best all-round tracker so far. The trouble is, it’s a £300 fitness tracker with some smartwatch scaffolding around it. Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Ashleigh Macro and Simon Jary

    Fitbit has long been a leader in the activity tracker market, and is now taking on the smartwatch market with its Fitbit Ionic. Full review

    8of 10
  • • Expert Review by Cherlynn Low

    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 ... Full review

    79of 100
  • • Expert Review by Rick Stella

    Incredible activity tracking, a days-long battery, and stylish, comfortable fit makes the Fitbit Ionic a fitness fan favorite. Full review

    8of 10
  • • Expert Review by Scott Stein

    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 ... Full review

    7.8of 10

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