Today’s Fitbit Ionic fitness watch review is my third Fitbit fitness watch review. The first one was the Fitbit Charge HR review. The second was my Fitbit Charge 2 review. Finally, I’m in the process of writing this Fitbit Ionic watch review. I truly believe that with the Fitbit Ionic Fitbit has finally launched itself into the smartwatch market. While I’ve published a Fitbit Ionic Review video, there are so many things that I didn’t include in that Fitbit Ionic Fitness watch review video because I wanted to keep the video short.
Fitbit Ionic Fitness Watch Review
Fitbit Ionic Pros
- Battery Life: The Ionic can last up to 5 days before it needs recharging. This is pretty damn good for a smartwatch. Sure, as far as smartwatches go it can’t compete with the Apple series 4 watch but then the Apple smartwatch battery only lasts up to 18 hours!
- List item 2: Built-in GPS means that the Ionic can keep track of your exercise and updates it to your smartphone once it’s within reach.
- Fitbit Pay: Once I entered my Visa Card details it flawlessly enabled me to pay for stuff even when I left my wallet at home.
- The ability to store music: I stored about 30 songs, I think it can handle 300, and listened to them through my Sony cordless headphones via Bluetooth. It connected flawlessly.
- A myriad of watch faces, so many that I can change them whenever the mood suits me. One must not forget that the changes can be made via your smartwatch.
- Access to several apps like a weather app. Hopefully, they will introduce more as time goes on.
- Water resistant to 50 meters.
- Watch face viewable even in sunlight. This was problematic with my previous Fitbits.
- Notifies you of incoming calls and messages even while you sleep. I turned the sleep notifications off as I don’t want to be disturbed when I’m sleeping. 😆
I’ve only had the Ionic a few days, and I’m sure I’ll find more pros as time goes on. As for the Con’s, the only thing I can fault it for is the cheap looking band. I know some of you may say that not being able to respond to incoming calls is a drawback but that’s a small one as far as I’m concerned.