I hope you're doing well! At launch, the Fitbit Ionic lacks compelling apps and many of the conveniences available on other smartwatches. Tips Easier and less bright than pulling out your phone in a fancy restaurant, this app helps you calculate tips, between 0 and 100 percent, and split the bill among up to 100 people. You have to delete the app from the phone, turn off the watch, then reboot the watch and reinstall the app to the phone. The case itself made of lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum, and while that gives it a premium feel, I noticed some minor dings and scratches after a pool workout with Fitbit ambassador Gabby Reece the Ionic is waterproof. If you're looking for a smartwatch, you might want to wait until then.
That said, the Ionic is perfectly capable of phone-free exercising. The company has put tremendous emphasis on the improved accuracy of its heart rate tracker, which is always measuring resting bpm as well as during the three stages of elevation, including fat burn, cardio and peak. We'll go over them in a separate article. Touch response is iffy at best, and the frame rate is laughably bad. However, when it comes to design, the Versa is far more attractive. Need to verify Heart rate.
This normally wouldn't bother me, but a good notification experience is table stakes for a smartwatch these days, and if Fitbit wants its Ionic to be placed in the same category as Apple Watch, it needs something more robust than what's there today. You're meant to be able to turn it into different designs on the fly. Where Fitbit really shines, though, is in its ability to automatically track walks, runs, and other forms of exercise, cleanly arraying that information in its app. It's surrounded by a bezel, thicker at the bottom than at the sides or top, which gives the face a square form factor. Fitbit Versa vs Fitbit Ionic — Which is better value for money? Thanks for trying those steps! While Fitbit didn't reveal any concrete plans for these sensors, it recently updated its sleep tracking features for the , and confirmed its interest in sleep apnea—which can be detected through monitoring SpO 2 levels. It was also able to pick up my heart rate during the pool workout, which is great for swimmers.
The 2018 delivers a better design and many of the same features of the Ionic at a much lower price. View full gallery Almost like a Casio? I can't get a response from it even when it's on the charger. Design: The Versa offers a more universally appealing design; most people are likely to prefer its looks over those of the Ionic. New Apps From Top Brands You now have four fewer reasons to pull out your phone with more coming soon. Another issue is to watch out for - make sure the Fitbit app on your phone is actually logged on to you wifi network before you start syncing music Hope anyone having issues can activate the app using the above method. Along with the good looks, the Versa is also designed to fit and be comfortable on just about anyone's wrist. Try restarting the Ionic - press both the Left hand 'Back' button and the lower right hand button untill the fitbit logo comes up around 10 seconds or so.
I'm still unsure of a situation that would require having two different time zones at once, but if you need it, I would probably go with the second suggestion to display multiple time zones through a clock face you can download in the app store. Also, have you tried the? If you subscribe to Deezer then you can save music offline as well as transferring your own music files to the watch. If you're an athlete at heart rather than a true distance runner, you can probably eke four or five days from the Ionic without reloading. Ever since last year, the question wasn't if the company was going to release a , but when. Dozens of watch faces are now on tap for the Fitbit Ionic, up from the handful previously available.
The Good Fitbit Ionic has a better-than-most-smartwatches four-day battery life, while still having always-on heart rate and a comfy fit. So far, I have read that the ionic is not compatible to the iPhone 8. Fitness First Unsurprisingly, the Ionic has extensive abilities to work as an exercise companion and wellness monitor. Dragging myself across the bottom of a pool with two 20-pound weights was definitely challenging, but I didn't scrape the watch up against any walls, so seeing the damage was surprising. On-wrist music is hard to set up and use. Fibit's own virtual pet watch face adds a puppy or kitten that can be fed with fuel powered by your steps. You can use the new Fitbit Pay service for contactless payments, much like Apple Pay on the Apple Watch — handy, if you find yourself out on a run and needing to make an emergency purchase.
I enter the activation code from the Ionic on fitbit. It also connects to DarkSky to provide the latest temperature; the background image changes depending on the weather expected in your area. I even did a reset on the watch several times. Do not rely on this game for decisions on driving, operating machinery or any other activity requiring mental sharpness. I think this was normal operation.
That way I can investigate more to help you out. Both have the same 1000 nits display, which is excellent. I was using watch for 16 days, not a bother with it, apart of syncing issues. It's great to see you in the Fitbit Community! Like the , the Fitbit Ionic is the second Fitbit model to offer water-resistance to 50m, which is fantastic. The Ionic feels just as good to wear, but its design pales in comparison when placed next to the Versa. I've tried to sync it manually and nothing.
I took it on a four-mile outdoor run. At the time, it was fine, but not stellar. I'd recommend trying the as it is the right way to sort this out. For example, Pandora lets you link your account through the Fitbit app and download playlists to the Ionic — there's 2. Still, it's entirely possible to grab a pair of Bluetooth headphones and load up a bit of music more on that in a bit and take the Ionic for a run sans phone. Because both of these devices have basically the same hardware and software, Fitbit makes it pretty easy to decide between one or the other. I still have the Notification popup glitch and some buttons action without pressing them.