Fitbit Ionic is the ultimate health and fitness smartwatch [2020 Guide]


Radu Tyrsina
by Radu Tyrsina
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Fitbit Ionic

Fitbit released Fitbit Ionic, its first smartwatch with lots of incredible features that offer a highly personalized experience never before seen in a smartwatch.

Fitbit Ionic is your perfect personal trainer

The smartwatch follows a long line of innovative and popular Fitbit products that redefine the way we learn all there is to know about our health. The smartwatch continues to deliver this promise, and it offers personalized guidance and insights mixed with an engaging experience and a sleek design. The device will drive meaningful behavior change and better health.

Fitbit Ionic’s main features

The smartwatch is ideal for beginners but also for experienced athletes, and it motivates anyone to reach their goals. It also manages to keep you connected with apps and notifications regardless of the type of smartphone that you own.

Here’s the list of the device’s essential features and functionalities:

  • Personal trainer with Fitbit Coach: you can access on-device workouts.
  • Running companion: it automatically tracks your running.
  • New swim exercise mode: it features water resistance to up to 50 meters, and it helps you see your real-time laps.
  • Industry-leading GPS: it provides a secure connection to GPS and GLONASS satellites.
  • Improved heart rate technology: it features enhanced Pure Pulse heart rate technology.
  • New sensor technology: the relative SpO2 sensor estimated the blood oxygen levels.
  • Motivation through music: you can store and play over 300 songs on this device which offers 2.5 GB storage.
  • Make payments using Fitbit Pay™: you can leave your phone and wallet at home because you can use the device to make effortless payments.
  • Smart notifications you need most: you can receive calls, text and calendar alerts and also notifications from Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Snapchat, Slack and more.
  • Multi-day battery life: it features over four days of battery life.

If you’re interested in other fitness products, check out our wide collection of guides.


Pricing and availability

Fitbit is teaming up with Adidas to deliver a Fitbit Ionic special edition and training programs for 2018, so stay tuned.

Fitbit Ionic is currently available for pre-sale on Fitbit.com and select online retailers, and its starting price was $299.95.

You can check out more details on the smartwatch on the official press release.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.