25 thoughts on “Fitbit Ionic smartwatch review

  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    You don't even mention the superb battery run time of 4-5 days!

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    "An app store down the road" Maybe it was best to have one available from the get go…. Once it undersells and they ultimately don't bother with it it would just antagonize early adopters. Just go with more trusted companies with more established platforms…. Not a company that treats its existing customers like shit like Fitbit does.

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Who is the ass who decided to partner with Pandora over Spotify ? Seriously? Who the hell still uses Pandora? Students get Spotify premium WITH HULU ads for 4.99/mo. How can Pandora even compete ?

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Thank you for the review and also not rushing it. Ionic looks like a good product but for these features it's price seems to be bit too high, also software needs work. I will consider this for my next activity tracker after my Surge dies. Smartwatch it is not. Which is fine for me, Fitbit has great heart rate sensor and I'm also looking forward for that blood oxygen sensor… If they get it to work properly.

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Why didn’t FitBit let team Pebble make the watch and just integrated FitBit tracking into it? I’m pretty sure it would have been a better, more user friendly, smart watch

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Agreed. I wouldn't call the Ionic a smart watch, because it's entirely a passive watch, ie. you can't make calls or reply to texts, there's no mic on the watch so you can't use Siri-like features. If people expect it to be a smart watch they will be disappointed, because it's not a smart watch. The real test will be when Fitbit launches their app store to bring a ton of Pebble-like functionality to the Ionic. If it's anything like the Pebble app store, I think the Ionic will have a strong and loyal niche of the market. I don't see this as a competitor to the Apple Watch, I feel the Apple Watch will appeal to most of the market, where the Ionic appeals to a small segment.

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    I have had mine a week, returning as soon as I get the Apple Watch Series 3 on Monday. I have had so many issues with the Fitbit losing connection to my phone. Very annoying when my kids are trying to reach me and I am in class and my phone is in my bag. UGH! Cannot wait for my Apple Watch to get here.

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Returned mine within hours… so many issues- I love Fitbit too- Owned several but suggest the Blaze over this.

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    I have the Ionic….I would have to agree it’s a work in progress …… I’m a fitness person so for that I love it….smart watch needs a lot of work and much more apps…..I have had an Apple Watch since generation 0 , Apple has come along way with the watch but I hardly ever use the apps on my watch…. I find the in native are the ones I use…. I thought at this point smart watches would be further along ….

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    I hate this product for the price I would only pay a maximum of $50 for this and I would pay a maximum of $1000 For the Apple Watch aluminum

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    Miss Pebble even more… All of this could have been made available on their platform on a cheaper and MUCH more beautiful hardware

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  • October 15, 2017 at 10:21 am
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    So, the apple watch has all of this and does it better

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