Fitbit introduces their first smartwatch on the market with the Ionic. Fitbit is known for amazing fitness trackers and when they moved over to try their hand at a smartwatch, they kept to their roots. The Ionic may be lacking in some of the qualities you would expect from a smartwatch, but if you are looking for a superior fitness tracker then the Ionic is where it is at. Fitbit does it again with the Ionic. You can do everything that you could do on older Fitbit's, like track your steps, heart rate, sleep, and calories burned, but you get so much more with the Ionic. You can now go swimming with your Fitbit, as the Ionic is water resistant up to 50 meters. Customers love that they can finally wear their trackers in the pool. They revamped their design a little and improved the heart rate monitor on the underside of the tracker to help you get a better, more reliable read of your heart rate. The Ionic may not look the most elegant or fancy, but it has customizable watch faces and interchangeable bands to make the watch more unique to each person. The addition of onboard storage for music and built-in GPS means that you can leave your phone at home when you are running or working out; it is just one less thing to carry on your person. Customers have fallen in love with the Ionic!
The Ionic can connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth and will allow you to receive your notifications directly to your device which can come in handy if you are in the middle of a workout and do not have your phone out in front of you. The downfall of the Ionic, however, is that you cannot respond to notifications from the tracker. You may be able to see your messages, but you will have to pull your phone out if you want to respond.
One of the better qualities of the Ionic is that you can personalize it to the style that best fits you. There are many different styles and colors of bands to choose from so you can pick whatever fits your personality the best. In addition to the bands, you can change the watch face of the Ionic to make it just a little more unique to your tastes.
-Long battery life
-Built-in GPS (no phone connection needed)
-Water resistant up to 50 meters for tracking swimming
-Battery charge time of 2 hours
-Comes in three colors
-NFC chip so you can pay with Fitbit pay
-Onboard memory to store 300+ songs
-On-screen workout coach
-Tracks many different activities