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Personalized guidance and insights. Your favorite songs and apps. All the features you love from Fitbit. This is the watch you’ve been waiting for. 

FITBIT IONIC 

The Fitbit Blaze was a great watch last year as I have anticipated an updated and bigger version for FitBit to introduce in 2017. The watch was slightly bigger than the Blaze but has a 384×250 LCD high resolution screen that reaches 1000 nits (comparable to Apple 2 watch). The additional pixels and improved resolution reduces my needs for glasses. The screen is made up of a corning Gorilla glass 3 screen for lasting durability and protection. The ionic is very lightweight and is forged from 6000 series aerospace aluminum. The Nano mold body has 8 different sensors in watch for all aspects of activity (sleep, land, water or wheel), heart rate and GPS. Within the frame of the watch is an integrated GPS antenna for a locked in and dependable signal at all times.  PurePulse heart rate for continuous and reliable at rest, workout or sleep readings. The case is water resistant up to 50 meters for all my weekly Sunday swims. Synchronization is effortless thru Bluetooth 4.0 as it syncs with my iPhone 7. Pairing with my Rowkin wireless earbuds allows me to listen up to 300 stored songs on the watch. The battery life was excellent at about 5 days. I would have preferred greater ability to change/customize watch without using phone. I felt it was not as responsive as I expected to wake up the watch screen (jerky movement/exaggerated arm lift). The Ionic was reasonably priced at $299 which is comparable to higher feature smart watches. The FitBit Ionic is a very good watch with excellent activity, heart rate functionality and GPS feature but lacks responsiveness and multiple dual level customization. 

THE FEATURES

  • Nano-molded unibody packs 8 different sensors in one watch.
  • Seamless watch case is water-resistant up to 50 M
  • Integrated Antenna Frame holds GPS antenna for stronger satellite connection
  • Strong & lightweight 6000 series aerospace-grade aluminum
  • High resolution touchscreen with increased pixels & amplified brightness up to 1000 nits
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is tough & damage resistant
  • Easily swap accessory rubber/leather bands for different sizes/colors

THE PROS  

  • Reasonably priced at $299
  • Responsive and crystal-clear touchscreen
  • Impressive technology for all aspects of activity (sleep, land, water or wheel), heart rate and GPS
  • Lightweight, Quality design and materials for maximum durability
  • Superior 5 days of battery life 

THE CONS

  • Preferred greater ability to change/customize watch without using phone
  • Not as responsive as I expected to wake up the watch screen (jerky movement/exaggerated arm lift) 

THE BOTTOM LINE 

The FitBit Ionic is a very good watch with excellent activity, heart rate functionality and GPS feature but lacks responsiveness and multiple dual level customization.