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Last Updated: 25 Nov 2018 (Refresh Now)
8.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
987
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
468
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GPS
Yes
NFC
12 meters
SIZE
311.84 grams
WEIGHT

Review Summary - 519 recent, verified reviews

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Apps
 94
fitbit, pandora, fitness, fitbit app, software
+74%
-26%
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" ...  I have owned other Android smartwatches. ... It also does a respectable job at notifications (which is important) and has a growing app store of third party apps. ... It gives you the instant info a smartwatch should, without trying to replace your smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  The Fitbit App is practical and informative.  ...  "
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" ...  The apps available are great. ... I would like to see the audible app added. ... You can download songs and use the Pandora app for music.  ...  "
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" ...  The recent software update added a bunch of new apps and watch faces.  ...  "
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" ...  The weather App is a cool feature .  ...  "
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" ...  They also introduced more watch faces & apps. ... google music support.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve had one since the very beginning and just love the app and interface.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn’t know I needed a paid Pandora account to use it.  ...  "
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Battery Life
 66
life, charge, days, ionic, 5 days
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Excellent batter life (literally lasts for 5+ days) but not the most user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  The best part about this watch is it I get 5 + days of battery life I don't have to worry about charging it every night.  ...  "
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" ...  I am getting 5 days on a charge which I consider great.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it’s water proof and I’m on my 2nd day and still at 72% battery 😳.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the battery life seems pretty good, especially compared to the Microsoft Band which I was previously using .  ...  "
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" ...  I had the Charge 2 for the last 2+ years and so happy with my Iconic.  ...  "
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" ...  The Fitbit Ionic looks better and the battery last (7 DAYS!!!)  ...  "
Sleep Tracking
 64
tracking, ionic, tracker, heart rate, fitness
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Music, GPS, in depth Sleep stats!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the step and sleep tracker functions, but surely hope Fitbit adds an indoor rowing tracker.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleep tracking also works very well. ... I can't believe how accurate the watch is to know when I go to sleep and when I wake up - so so accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I need, heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, gps.  ...  "
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" ...  Great at tracking sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the sleep feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Food, exorcise, water, steps and sleep.  ...  "
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" ...  The new Ionic fixes a lot of issues of Surge and Blaze and adds a whole new area to the fitness arena, sleep tracking as well as finally having red LEDs for blood oxygenation measurement (similar to what hospitals already use).  ...  "
Design
 61
look, face, design, ionic, ugly
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I love the look of this.  ...  "
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" ...  Elegant design and superior SPORT Watch.  ...  "
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" ...  The watch face is a bit large but the functionality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Couldn't be more pleased with the look, feel and operation of the Ionic!  ...  "
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" ...  My verdict is that this is a real nice looking watch (much better looking than the Vivo Active 3 in my opinion) and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very happy with my upgrade to the Iconic.  ...  "
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" ...  Loving my new Iconic!  ...  "
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" ...  I think it looks sharp and classy. ... Apparently calling it ugly is a way of saying, “I like the look of wearing something that everyone else is wearing.” I like wearing something few others have.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 60
ionic, sync, transfer, fitbit, bluetooth
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It gives you the instant info a smartwatch should, without trying to replace your smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't say the Bluetooth to earbuds that comes off of this watch works great for Pandora.  ...  "
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" ...  And works well with my phone  ...  "
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" ...  I love it , was a little hard at first down loading everything , but for someone more phone savy probably no problem , so many features on it , I use mainly the steps and health part !  ...  "
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" ...  Love the fact that it automatically recognizes different activities, and the ease with which it syncs with my phone!  ...  "
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" ...  I had gotten rid of my charge 2 just because I like to read my texts on my watch and I bought an Apple Watch.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want a smart watch for texting/talking with a little fitness get the Apple Watch!  ...  "
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" ...  I don't need another mobile phone or laptop on my wrist so I am totally fine with the less sophisticated smart features on Ionic.  ...  "
Comfort
 58
wear, comfortable, wearing, ionic, wrists
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I cleaned the skin area, the sensor, tightened the strap, no change.  ...  "
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" ...  The band is very comfortable and I wear my watch with a 1 finger spacing from my wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  So comfortable, and does alot more then my last one!  ...  "
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" ...  It's not fancy but I find it very comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  4 days easy and that’s wearing 100% of the time. ... Apparently calling it ugly is a way of saying, “I like the look of wearing something that everyone else is wearing.” I like wearing something few others have.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had Polar and Garmin but wanted a fit watch that was more styling for an all day wear. ... I have a very small wrist and the band fits fine with no gaps and doesn't look frankensteinish on my wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the third day I’ve been wearing my newest watch and I love it!  ...  "
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" ...  I have a very tiny wrist but it fits great and looks great.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 50
interface, intuitive, setup, set, ionic
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The set up was super easy and quick .  ...  "
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" ...  The online forum for getting questions answered is user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use !  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to set up and great to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Fitbit still needs some user friendly interface work.  ...  "
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" ...  The monitoring app easy easy an simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus the interface is easy to work with.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 48
display, bright, vivid, sunlight, stats
+88%
-13%
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" ...  So many more choices for clock display.  ...  "
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" ...  The many functions the colorful vivid display .  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it and still getting used to it but screen is clear and has a lot more features  ...  "
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" ...  Great screen, easy to use, so much more than just a fitness watch, and long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the larger screen, & the options available on this one.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is clear and the colors are bright and vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  The face is big and has multiple option) so my middle aged eyes don’t need glasses to see the time or my Stats.  ...  "
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" ...  Good screen brightness ... Good adaptive screen brightness  ...  "
Pedometer
 47
fitbit, tracking, tracker, step, fitness tracking
+87%
-13%
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" ...  They were great at all but the most important thing- accurate fitness tracking! ... it does a stellar job at fitness tracking.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent HR and Mile tracker while running.  ...  "
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" ...  It keeps track of a lot of exercise like running biking and steps taking.  ...  "
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" ...  I had situations where steps were counted while I was doing trips in my car.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty good for fitness.  ...  "
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" ...  Same great accuracy I expect from Fitbit for steps and stairs.  ...  "
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" ...  So many stats that are inspiring me to stay on track on my diet and exercise program.  ...  "
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" ...  I still have to say this watch is a great step forward.  ...  "
Software Platform
 46
software, fitbit, updates, ionic, update
+65%
-35%
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" ...  I have owned other Android smartwatches. ... It runs it's in os, but works well.  ...  "
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" ...  The recent software update added a bunch of new apps and watch faces.  ...  "
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" ...  They also introduced more watch faces & apps.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve had one since the very beginning and just love the app and interface.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded from the surge, I like having control of the alarms on the fitbit rather than just through the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Has good integration with my phone and I really like the IOS app.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m really looking forward to it’s next firmware update and the full rollout of the App Store.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve been a FitBit user for a few years, so I like the company’s intuitive software on my iPhone.  ...  "
Heartrate
 46
heart rate monitor, accurate, tracking, hr, heart rate sensor
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Please with the step count and heart rate features, battery life, display, feel, and aesthetics.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it to replace my Fitbit Alta which didn't have heart rate or altimeter.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent HR and Mile tracker while running.  ...  "
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" ...  I own the Apple Watch too and Love the Ionic More, the HR monitor on the Apple Watch sucked the Ionic is far superior and super accurate!  ...  "
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" ...  Step counter, heart rate monitor, GPS works Awesome - having no problems with these. ... If I have to be critical around the heart rate sensor I might say that its a little slow to correct itself during workouts when your heart rate goes up or down during exercises - but, its really not that bad, its actually doing a pretty good job for a wrist sensor. ... The heart rate sensor I think is as good you'll get, at the time of writing, for a wrist mount sensor - its overall very accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I need, heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, gps.  ...  "
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" ...  Also has a very accurate heart rate.  ...  "
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" ...  Heart rate accuracy seems better.  ...  "
Band
 45
wrist, bands, fitbit, wear, blaze
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Elegant design and superior SPORT Watch.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I put on my old Polar chest strap to confirm. ... I cleaned the skin area, the sensor, tightened the strap, no change.  ...  "
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" ...  I install a brown leather band on the Ionic watch making it look very nice and just as light as with the official band that came with the Ionic.  ...  "
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" ...  The band is very comfortable and I wear my watch with a 1 finger spacing from my wrist.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, really like that the band is removable, got 2 new bands that really changed the look of the watch from athletic to more stylish.  ...  "
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" ...  The band on this weable technology is greater than many others I have owned.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus I get compliments all the time when I wear my brown leather band.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that you can choose your watch face, and I ordered a different band to match.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 44
swimming, swim, water, water proof, shower
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Love that it’s water proof and I’m on my 2nd day and still at 72% battery 😳.  ...  "
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" ...  Waterproof, gps and music folder.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it’s waterproof!  ...  "
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" ...  It is water proof (tried and tested).  ...  "
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" ...  I’m a swimmer, not a runner, so the waterproof quality makes it perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the water resistant feature also, music is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  I have worn it swimming with no problems. ... If you want to go cheaper then get the Blaze but it doesn't come with the full on GPS and it's not waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Better looking, music included and covers my swimming.  ...  "
Charging
 41
charge 2, ionic, charging, magnetic, charge hr
+83%
-17%
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" ...  One plus is it is much easier to charge  ...  "
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" ...  The best part about this watch is it I get 5 + days of battery life I don't have to worry about charging it every night.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything my Charge 2 provided plus so much more.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the Charge 2 for the last 2+ years and so happy with my Iconic.  ...  "
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" ...  I come from a Charge 2 which never gave me any problem and I was completely satisfied.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a charge 2 and Apple Watch series 1 prior to ordering this.  ...  "
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" ...  I can go four days on a charge and that's wearing it all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  I have owned the Charge HR and Flex 2.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 40
ionic, weeks, years, fitbit, sync
+73%
-28%
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" ...  I have only had it a few days but already and happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it two days ago.  ...  "
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" ...  The Ionic is functioning nicely, No noticeable problems so far.  ...  "
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" ...  It changes my life.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been wearing it for a couple of months now and I've had zero issues.  ...  "
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" ...  So far this is my experience from having it three weeks. ... Will update when have had it for longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as I had hoped.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had a Fitbit Surge for the last two years.  ...  "
Features
 37
useful, sport, learning, ionic, functionality
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I'm coming from a blaze and all the new features are super exciting!  ...  "
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" ...  The weather App is a cool feature .  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it and still getting used to it but screen is clear and has a lot more features  ...  "
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" ...  Love the exercise features.  ...  "
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" ...  Im stiil learning some of the new features.  ...  "
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" ...  What I love is the full on GPS and the multi-sport modes.  ...  "
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" ...  There is just great features.  ...  "
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" ...  The new interval timer is awesome!  ...  "
Accuracy
 32
steps, tracking, accuracy, ionic, gps
+94%
-6%
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" ...  They were great at all but the most important thing- accurate fitness tracking!  ...  "
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" ...  Same great accuracy I expect from Fitbit for steps and stairs.  ...  "
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" ...  GPS is accurate!  ...  "
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" ...  So many stats that are inspiring me to stay on track on my diet and exercise program.  ...  "
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" ...  But basic set up steps were useful.  ...  "
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" ...  It tracks my runs and my steps accurately.  ...  "
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" ...  All seemed accurate to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Much like the HR 2, it does pick up extra steps every now and then, especially In the car but then it’s as accurate as the best of fitness trackers get, if not better.  ...  "
Setup
 30
set, directions, works great, tricky, took
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The set up was super easy and quick .  ...  "
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" ...  If you’re not tech savvy, get with someone who does, to help you out with this.  ...  "
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" ...  As all of them are, set up was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and connect.  ...  "
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" ...  We simply followed the on line directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Ok first impressions were great.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to get it up and running in less than 45 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything set up well, process was smooth, a little lengthy, but basically trouble free.  ...  "
GPS
 22
built in gps, accurate, using the gps, ionic, garmin
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  without using the GPS.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the built in GPS so I don't have to have my phone on me.  ...  "
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" ...  GPS is accurate!  ...  "
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" ...  Built-in GPS is great.  ...  "
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" ...  It has its stand alone GPS, no need for phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted to stream music from my watch and also have available On Board GPS.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the GPS feature .  ...  "
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" ...  The Ionic can automatically detect your activity and begins GPS tracking without doing anything.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 19
transfer, listen to music, listen, ionic, bluetooth
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Transfering music not able to figure out, but for the most part very happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Playing stored music keeps playing the same first song.  ...  "
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" ...  Have had it since Sunday and have been listening to music all the time I am awake.  ...  "
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" ...  Listening to my tunes with out phone  ...  "
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" ...  I had no issues with personal music transfer.  ...  "
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" ...  5) The music is a plus. ... I have no problem to transfer the music into the Ionic and pair with a Bluetooth earphone to listen to the music.  ...  "
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" ...  Built in GPS, and stores music.  ...  "
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" ...  which apparently stores ~300 songs .  ...  "
For Running
 18
workouts, bike, run, swim, mile
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Excellent HR and Mile tracker while running.  ...  "
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" ...  This is good for all of my activities - I jog, do gym workouts and do weight training 3-4 times a week.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been waiting for a wearable that tracks different kinds of workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  Options are fantastic as well- run, workout and treadmill are my personal favorites.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for swim and gym workouts, very pleased with the results.  ...  "
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" ...  Love being able to store music and not have to have my phone or iPod with me when I am running or doing cardio.  ...  "
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" ...  I bike to work, I run marathons, I lift weights, swim, and more.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for my runs and tracking my daily activities.  ...  "
Fit
 18
fits, fit, watch, surge, really like
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I really am enjoying my fit bit Ionic Smart watch.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great.up graded from fit bit one.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits just right.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely love everything about this fit bit!  ...  "
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" ...  Really like the watch great upgrade from the cheapo little fit bit I did have.  ...  "
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" ...  So for my needs, the ionic is a perfect fit,  ...  "
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" ...  You have to press them in firmly in order to get them to attach properly and stay in place.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my fit bit .  ...  "
Bluetooth
 17
music, watch, sync, pairing, ionic
+59%
-41%
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" ...  It's also more reliable detecting exercise and bluetooth connectivity.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup: I had no issues pairing with my phone or Sony Bluetooth headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can leave my phone at home and connect with my own Bluetooth headphones!  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones connected without any problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Note that I haven't used the blue tooth music functionality.  ...  "
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" ...  I have no problem to transfer the music into the Ionic and pair with a Bluetooth earphone to listen to the music.  ...  "
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" ...  It holds about 300 songs and connects to Bluetooth headphones, which is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  I was shocked by how nice it is to leave my phone behind and go running with just this and my bluetooth headphones.  ...  "
Build Quality
 17
face, ionic, feels, square, band
+71%
-29%
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" ...  For a device that costs this much, it deserves to be protected.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend ordering the aftermarket plastic shock case to keep from damaging the watch.  ...  "
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" ...  I researched this before buying it and honestly, it is the charge HR on CRACK!!!  ...  "
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" ...  The watch is sleek and light, and the aluminium case gives it a premium look n feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Chose over Apple Watch because seems more durable  ...  "
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" ...  I suggest getting covers and protection.  ...  "
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" ...  However, it feels better and looks better than other Fitbits I have tried.  ...  "
Notifications
 14
messages, text, respond, text messages, notification
+57%
-43%
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" ...  All my notifications come across which is terrific.  ...  "
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" ...  Notifications works well enough for me. ... I don't require replying on messages, voice replies would have been nice, but I don't require it. ... Overall no complaints about notifications.  ...  "
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" ...  I also enabled notifications for email, text, calendar, and calls and it all worked as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that my texts and hangout messages are very readable.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus the notification array helps keep me moving when things can wait or helps alert me when there's something I need to shift my focus to for a moment.  ...  "
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" ...  All the info it provides i could have gotten from a previois line of Fitbits, including the notifications.  ...  "
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" ...  Notifications from phone are perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Just like my Blaze, I turned off notifications.  ...  "
Weight Tracking
 11
tracking, fitness, track, lifestyle, keeps me motivated
+100%
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" ...  im fat as heck so this helps me lose some fat  ...  "
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" ...  And Fitbit's app is excellent when it comes to tracking other categories: calorie consumption, macro nutrients, weight, BMI, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I find that it really keeps me motivated.  ...  "
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" ...  and as I journey through several lifestyle changes, it helps me understand what is happening with my body.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely a must have if you're into fitness, want to loose weight, or just want to keep track of your health.  ...  "
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" ...  I had the Samsung J2 and i gained weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Fitness: I like that it's a bit more encompassing for different activities mainly weight lifting which is a dedicated function on the fitbit.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking for something very accurate on tracking your daily exercise along with apps that help you set and reach your goals  ...  "
Color
 11
colors, screen, love, display, blue
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Screen is clear and the colors are bright and vivid.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the burnt orange/steel blue color combination and I'm loving it. ... In those apps, they have full color photos of real people not stick people and it makes for a nice display.  ...  "
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" ...  It is more comfortable than my other fitbit, I love switching the bands to other colors.  ...  "
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" ...  I first off love the color.  ...  "
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" ...  No option at all to change/ customize the image.  ...  "
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" ...  back ground color, hand color.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the Charcoal color.  ...  "
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" ...  Color display is great and can now play music which means I don't need my phone as well.  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
one, ionic, gray, functions, described
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Very satisfied customer!  ...  "
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" ...  It looks like medium gray instead or charcoal (almost black in the picture).  ...  "
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" ...  Only had it for a few days, but so far it has performed exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  All functions are easily accessible and work as described  ...  "
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" ...  No option at all to change/ customize the image.  ...  "
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" ...  This one functions as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I expected.  ...  "
ISP
 11
still, ionic, getting, set, really
+55%
-45%
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" ...  This worked perfectly for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the Ionic.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m in love with my Ionic.  ...  "
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" ...  This is fine with me . ... I'm an IT professional, so I have a bit higher standard when it comes to device reliability and performance, and I must say that despite the occasional screen lag this blew past my expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  It's the right one for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I did that, it connected immediately.  ...  "
Price
 10
worth the money, worth, ionic, cost, worth the cost
+80%
-20%
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" ...  When my rate was $170, the Ionic showed $120.  ...  "
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" ...  Not 100% why, but I'm sure it has something to do with the price tag.  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Totally recommend and totally worth the money!  ...  "
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" ...  It is so worth the price!  ...  "
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" ...  A big upgrade, worth the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  So, it is a 300 bucks device  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  12 meters
Weight:  311.84 grams
Connectivity
GPS:  Yes 
NFC:  Yes 
Yes
GPS
Yes
NFC
12 meters
SIZE
311.84 grams
WEIGHT