Fitbit Ionic is the first smartwatch from Fitbit and also the most expensive. It is light and comfortable to wear compared to other smartwatches in the market. It is an amazing smartwatch which focuses more on its fitness features.
Best of Fitbit Ionic Features
All Day Activity Tracking
This feature monitors your distance moved, floors climbed, steps taken, active minutes and calories burnt.
It also has a Coaching app called Fitbit Coach that guides you through various workouts with onscreen samples.
Reminders to Move
This feature motivates you to stay active and take at least 250 steps per hour. If you have achieved the mini goal of 250 steps per hour you will get a congratulatory message. If it’s not done it will give you an alert 10 minutes before the end of the hour.
Built in GPS
This feature allows you to go for a run without carrying your Smartphone.
Heart Rate Monitor
This feature of Fitbit Ionic monitors your heart rate and helps you to find the stress exerted on your heart while working out and to change your exercise patterns if you are giving more stress to your heart. It will also provide your resting heart rate which is an indicator of your cardiac health.
It also has a SpO2 sensor which can estimate your blood oxygen levels.
Cardio Fitness Score
This is a widely accepted score which gives you an idea about your cardiac health. It is calculated considering your gender, age, weight, heart rate and many other parameters. Once you start exercising regularly your weight reaches a healthy range and your cardio fitness score will also improve.
This feature gives an idea about the quality of your sleep by finding out how much time you spent in each stages of sleep including light sleep, REM sleep and deep sleep. You can also set sleep goals in the Fibit app to bring in healthy sleeping habits by following a consistent routine for your sleep. You can set bedtime reminders and also silent alarms to wake you up.
Fitbit Ionic is water resistant up to 50-meter and hence you can wear it while swimming. It can track your swim workouts including lap count, duration of workout and calories burnt during swimming.
This is a feature which automatically recognizes your activities and records it in the Fitbit app.
Personalized guided breathing session functions based on your heart rate. This feature allows you to reduce your stress and be calm throughout the day.
You can choose from different sports modes like running, walking, cycling etc.
Female Health Tracking
This is a good feature available in Fitbit Ionic. You can use the Fitbit app to remember your menstrual cycle dates, track your ovulation and find the pattern of your cycle.
Stores and plays music
You can store around 300 songs in the device as it has 2.5GB of internal storage for music. You can also connect your Fitbit Ionic to wireless headphones through Bluetooth.
You can make your payments with Fitbit Pay.
Fitbit Ionic supports apps such as Strava app, Pandora music app, Starbucks app and an app for checking the weather forecast.
The outstanding feature of Fitbit Ionic is its long battery life. The battery can last up to 5 days in normal usage and 10 hours if you are using GPS.
Fitbit Ionic will provide you call, text and calendar alerts. You can also receive notifications from popular apps like Facebook, Gmail and WhatsApp.
It is light in weight and comfortable to wear. It looks fashionable too. Straps made of plastic and leather materials are available. Plastic straps are more comfortable to wear during workouts but leather straps looks more attractive than the plastic ones. The straps are available in 3 different colors, burnt orange and 2 shades of grey.
The display is rectangular in shape. The touch screen is colorful and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The resolution of LCD screen is 384×250 hence easy to view in bright light too. You can also personalize the clock face with unique designs.
It syncs well with Android devices and iPhones.
Frequently Asked Questions on Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch
1) What all Smartphone alerts can I receive using the Fitbit Ionic?
It gives you call, text, calendar, mail alerts and other notifications such that phone and watch are within 30 feet of each other. It automatically deletes messages after 24 hours.
2) How long does the battery of Fitbit Ionic last?
Battery lasts for almost 5 days.
3) Can I set silent alarms using Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch?
Yes, you can set up to 8 silent alarms that wake you up very gently with a silent buzz.
4) Does the heart rate sensor in Fitbit Ionic function while swimming?
Yes, Fitbit Ionic is capable of measuring your heart rate when you are swimming too.