Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch review

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is a practical and stylish sports watch from the renowned Fitbit brand. Are you curious if this watch meets your requirements, wishes and expectations? Then you can read the following review. On this page, you can read not only what the most important specifications of this watch are, but also which plus and minus points the sports watch has.

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch review

General information

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is the first smartwatch from the brand Fitbit. Before the launch of this sports watch the brand had already launched Activity Trackers, but not yet a real smartwatch. The watch was presented at the IFA 2017 in Berlin and immediately received many positive reactions.

This sports watch can help you to make your lifestyle a bit healthier. Not only by measuring certain sporting activities, but also by measuring daily activities. Think of the steps you take every day, the number of calories you burn per day and so on. You connect the watch with Bluetooth with your Android phone, iOS device or Windows Phone smartphone and you can use the watch directly.

The most important specifications of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

Below we list some specifications of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch for you. These specifications give you a clear picture of this innovative watch.

General specifications

  • Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.8 x 1.2 centimeters
  • Weight: 0.045 kilograms
  • Dustproof: no
  • Shock Resistant: no
  • Suitable for underwater (swimming): yes
  • Waterproof: yes, up to 50 meters

Software

Suitable for: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

Functions

  • Alarm clock
  • Notifications from your smartphone
  • Navigation function
  • Voice control
  • Call function
  • Pedometer
  • Stairs counts
  • Sleeptracker
  • Sensors
  • GPS
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Motion sensor
  • Calorie meter
  • Rangefinder
  • Speedometer

 A short introduction video of the official FitBit YouTube Channel:

The positive points of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is perhaps the first smartwatch of the brand Fitbit, but this sports watch has many attractive advantages. The most important advantages of the watch are briefly described in the paragraphs below.

The watch has many functions and sensors

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is equipped with many interesting functions and well-functioning sensors. These functions and sensors ensure that you really get a clear picture of your workout. If you use the watch while running, you can, for example, see how many steps you have taken, which distance you have walked, where exactly you have walked and how fast you have walked. The watch can also monitor your sleep.

You can accept calls with the watch

Many sports watches do not have voice control. Due to the lack of voice control, it is not possible to take calls with these watches. With the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch that isn’t a problem. This watch does have voice control and this means that you can take calls with this smartwatch.

The battery of the watch lasts a long time

If you have fully charged the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch, you can use this watch for about five days. If you use the watch quite intensively all day long, you can use the watch for about four days before you have to recharge it. Compared with other smartwatches, this watch lasts a long time.

The watch looks stylish

Many sports watches are especially practical, not so stylish. This is not the case with the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch. The Fitbit brand has done its best to make the watch look beautiful and this has certainly succeeded. You can wear this watch only during exercise, but also at work, at a party and so on.

The downsides of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch has many plus points, but the watch also has some negatives. The main weaknesses of the sports watch are briefly listed in the paragraphs below.

The watch is somewhat vulnerable

Many sports watches can withstand dust and can also take a beating. The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is somewhat more vulnerable. This watch is not dust-proof and not shock-resistant. This simply means that you have to be more careful with this watch. However, the watch is waterproof.

You can not call independently with the watch

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch has voice control and you can answer calls with this watch, but it is not possible to call someone with this smartwatch yourself. So you can answer phone calls, but you can not call someone yourself (yet). Whether this will change in the future is not unclear.

You can only use the watch with Fitbit apps

All applications that you place on the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch must be applications of the Fitbit brand. Other apps are not compatible with this smartwatch and cannot be installed on the watch. Fitbit has many different apps, but the range of applications is more limited if you can only watch apps from this brand on the watch.

Conclusion

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is the first smartwatch from the renowned brand Fitbit, but the watch is immediately very popular. This is because the watch is of high quality. Compared to many other sports watches, the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch has more functions and more sensors. This means that the sports watch can really give you a clear picture of your workout. The watch is also multi-usable. You can use the sports watch when you go running, but also when you go swimming.

A small flaw of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is the fact that this watch is quite vulnerable. The watch is not dust-proof and not shock-resistant. This means that you have to be more careful when you exercise with this watch. Calling is possible, not calling yourself. Perhaps this will change in the future. All in all, the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch is a high-quality sports watch, which the average athlete will enjoy, despite the hiccups of the smartwatch.