Fitbit already did the first research in the field of fitness training when releasing its Blaze bracelet. Now fitness experts want to go further and develop the scope of functionality of Fitbit Ionic.
Using a recipe for success that sounds like “half smart watch, half fitness tracker”, Fitbit with its Ionic gadget leaves all competitors behind in our respective rating. In addition to the numerous fitness functions during the test tests, we liked the contrast and bright display, as well as the rational execution of smart watches.
Bright display, clear display
The function of displaying notifications supports working with popular instant messengers
No micro-USB cable for charging
Fitbit Ionic Test Results
- Price-quality ratio
- Place in the overall ranking
1 from 45
- Value for money: 64
- Facilities (40%): 100
- Accuracy (30%): 95.1
- Ergonomics (30%): 95.4
Fitbit Ionic: personal trainer with extensive experience
To evaluate your fitness level Fitbit onic get access to a variety of data: the number of steps taken, the current heart rate, the resting heart rate, sleep data (including information on the phases of REM sleep), jogging or riding a bike, overcoming elevation gradients, and calories burned.
To improve or maintain good physical shape, the watch will help you, like a real personal trainer: using the touch screen, you can choose various exercises that are selected based on data on the current state and training preferences. The gadget will help to relax: to restore breathing, Ionic after training will give several different breathing exercises.
The integrated GPS sensor is not only used to accurately determine distances and speeds. He helps Fitbit onic in the automatic recognition of various sports. For example, if you run, all data will begin to be recorded with the corresponding mark. In addition, manually, you can choose one of 7 sports: running, cycling, aerobics, training on an ellipsoid, walking, swimming or sports in general (for example, weight training).
What is interesting for professionals. Fitbit onic has knowledge of cardio training. And if you wear a watch constantly, day after day, the hybrid of a fitness tracker and a smart watch turns into a full-fledged laboratory for analyzing your sleeping state, which also tracks the phases of sleep.
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In a special application you can not only see all the results of training and monitoring data, but also record your eating habits. But there are some nuances. For example, during the test tests, we did not like the fact that the number of calories burned can only be viewed with a “detailed” display of data.
On the contrary, the battery made a very positive impression on the results of the test: for about five to six days, the watch was kept at an average intensity of use. And if you turn off the GPS-module, you can use the gadget without recharging even longer. Unfortunately, you cannot use any standard power supplies with a micro-USB connector for charging. only the proprietary Fitbit cable is suitable here.
Fitbit Ionic: a good smart watch with a clear display
The case is made of high quality aluminum and exists in three color options: light gray, dark gray and copper. Fitbit also offers bracelets in various versions: you can choose silicone or leather as materials. And to emphasize individuality, you can set various dials. Wear during testing Fitbit onic it was very convenient, and so much so that we were not eager to remove them at night and used them as an alarm clock in the morning.
What looks like a smart watch, then, of course, there should be at least a little smart watch. Fitbit has endowed Ionic with connections to popular social apps like Facebook, Twitter, Google Mail, and, of course, WhatsApp. In addition, the tracker displays incoming calls and shows not only calendar entries, but also SMS messages.
The tracker also offers free memory space for storing approximately 300 songs. You can transfer music to a compatible headset via the Bluetooth protocol. Playback of your favorite music via Wi-FI is somewhat less understandable and you can only do this if you pre-compose a playlist. for example, using iTunes. There is still something to improve.
Fitbit Ionic: functionality will be expanded in the future
Already a fitness watch Fitbit onic ready to work with various smartphone platforms: the gadget can be connected to iPhone, phones based on Android and Windows, and through the supplied USB / Bluetooth dongle even with your PC. Fitbit pays serious attention to this in its smart watch, as in the future it plans to equip Ionic with additional functionality.
However, until this is implemented, you will have to wait a bit. In the CHIP editorial office, there was a general debate about whether this function is really necessary for a fitness tracker, and whether it will be too much for this category of gadgets. On the other hand, fans of Apple products for many years have been asking the manufacturer to introduce the Apple Pay function in their Apple Watch.