Fitbit - Ionic Smartwatch - Charcoal/smoke gray
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Compatible with select iPhone® models, Android phones and Windows phones
So you can stay connected while your phone stays out of sight.
Missed calls, calendar, SMS and social apps notifications
Keep you updated on day-to-day happenings.
Defends your smartwatch against submersion in up to 164' of water.
Wireless connection to your device
Bluetooth connectivity and NFC technology enables simple one-touch pairing.
Keeps track of walking and running distances to help you stay in shape.
Quietly alerts you to a range of notifications, such as incoming e-mails, calls and text messages, as well as upcoming calendar events.
For extended battery life. Charge easily using the included charging cable.
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- Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch
- Global PositioningGPS
- Usage Time96 hours
- Operating System CompatibilityAndroid, Apple iOS, Windows
- Touch ScreenYes
- Operating SystemOther
- Metrics MeasuredActivity vs. inactivity, Calories burned, Distance traveled, Heart rate, Pace, Stairs climbed, Steps taken
- Screen Size29 millimeters
- Water ResistantYes
- Maximum Depth of Water Resistance164 feet
- Band MaterialOther
- Product NameIonic Smartwatch
- Data Plan RequiredNo
- Additional Accessories IncludedCharging cable; 2 wristbands (S+L)
- Model NumberFB503GYBK
- Model FamilyFitbit Ionic
- ColorCharcoal/smoke gray
- Color CategoryBlack
- Mobile Payment Service SupportedFitbit Pay
- Ingress Protection (IP) RatingIP68
- Vibration AlertYes
- Customizable Watch FacesYes
- Built-In MicrophoneNo
- Music PlayerYes
- Form FactorWristwatch
- Product TypeSmartwatch
- Water ResistantYes
- Shock ResistantNo
- Dust ResistantYes
- Maximum Depth of Water Resistance164 feet
- Alert TypeVibration
- SensorsAccelerometer, Altimeter, Heart rate sensor
- Multi-Sport TrackingYes
- NFC TechnologyYes
- Wi-Fi CompatibilityWireless B, Wireless G, Wireless N
- Bluetooth EnabledYes
- Bluetooth VersionOther
- Charging Interface(s)None
- Battery SizeNot Available
- Battery TypeOther
- Battery Capacity10 milliampere hours
- Replaceable BatteryYes
- Display TypeLCD
- Display ScreenYes
- Screen Resolution348 x 250
- Color DisplayYes
- Adjustable BrightnessYes
- Screen MaterialGorilla glass
- Backlit DisplayYes
- Case ShapeOther
- Clasp TypeBuckle
- Rotating BezelNo
- Band ColorBlack
- Band TypeSports
- Case MaterialAluminum
- Case Back MaterialAluminum
- Adjustable Band LengthYes
- Band Length4.45 inches
- Band Width1.24 millimeters
- Case Thickness0.5 inches
- Case Width1.15 inches
- Minimum Wrist Size5.5 inches
- Maximum Wrist Size8.1 inches
- Product Height0.5 inches
- Product Depth10.1 inches
- Product Weight1.8 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year
Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3138 reviews(3,138 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Fitness SmartwatchPosted .
I’ve been a Fitbit user for years, and this is by far their best product yet. If you’re looking for a fitness oriented smartwatch but don’t want/need the bells and whistles and low battery life of the Apple Watch, this is a great choice. The Ionic has a large square screen and a very sleek look. It has a great heart rate monitor, sleep tracking function (which calculates REM, deep, and light sleep), GPS, text and phone call vibrating alerts, silent alarms, music upload app, and everything from previous Fitbits (such as steps, calories, stairs, and active minutes counters). The watch’s battery is one of its best features (about 3-4 days between charges). Since it’s waterproof, you’ll rarely need to take the watch off. I bought a third party Milanese loop band, and the watch looks great with suits and formal wear. The music upload feature also works great. With Bluetooth headphones, the watch will play your favorite fitness music without having to bring along your phone or iPod. The Bluetooth connectivity works really well. There are a few other good fitness apps that come with the watch, such as fitness coach, weather, and relax, and more are on the way. This watch is simple, intuitive, and great for helping you meet and exceed your fitness goals. Well done, Fitbit!
This review is from Fitbit - Ionic Smartwatch - Blue gray/silver grayI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent fitness smart watch and tracker!Posted .
After having my Ionic for nearly a week and putting it through its paces, I can say it's helped me retire my Apple Watch Series 3 on certain features that I look for in something that I want to wear every day to work, to the gym, and everywhere in between. Starting with the things I like about this watch: (1) it's stylish to a fault, looking nice while also not as eye catching as other brands of smart watches; (2) it's very comfortable and not intrusive when you want to wear it to bed and track your sleep cycle like my previous Alta HR was; (3) it's battery life last beyond five days or more, depending on how often you work out; and (4) it does just about everything you want in a fitness tracker, and coupled with the Fitbit app, it's the best kind of fitness tracker there is. For the things I don't like about this watch are: (1) it's OS is a little slow and not intuitive as the competition (a lot of button presses or swipes to get to certain features; (2) wish there was some voice command similar to Siri; (3) would benefit from a touch-to-wake feature instead of having to press a button or raise your wrist to your face to activate the screen; and (4) not using a universally acceptable charger such as USB-C, micro, and etc. These are all minor gripes about the design choices Fitbit has made and I believe they are only going to get better over time with each iteration of their Versa and Iconic line. Despite these small shortcomings, everything else Fitbit does, they do it very well in tracking sleep, nutrition, water, heart rate, weight, and so much more. It's almost the perfect smart watch, but without some other features that are usually found on either Android or iOS, it's definitely the best fitness tracker you can buy foremost, but comes in second place when it comes to actual smart watch functions such as having a digital assistant, voice command, and the like. You have to do everything manually to access common features. Things will only get better every year. Fitbit has a winner here. They just have to keep innovating and implementing what is already on the market, and then take it a step further. If you're on the fence about purchasing an Ionic, don't be. It's befitting on the wrist more than all the other Fitbit bands or watches out there. Totally worth the upgrade for built-in GPS, water-proofing, and more. Upgrade today while it's still on sale!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Will Withstand the Test of Time with Best BasicsPosted .
Ok, so after a week, here is what I love/am concerned about with the Fitbit Iconic Pros Battery life - it lasts me almost an entire week without charging. Keep in mind this did not include me playing music and running GPS - just a regular high step week + a few Relax moments. Look/Feel - It stands out in a crowd (the burnt orange is really cool - great choice Fitbit) - and I barely know its on my wrist because it is so light weight. My partner asked me how I slept in it, and I told him about the awesome sleep functions, of course, but that I barely knew I was wearing it. Silent Alarms/Snooze - Ok, so this is funny because most health professionals will tell you to avoid hitting snooze, but we all do it. Now, on the Fitbit Iconic, you can actually click the little icon at the top left corner when your alarm goes off for a mini snooze (about 8 minutes). This can also be great for tasks, cooking, laundry, etc. Ease of use/function - This device doesn't do all that other smart watches do, but thats because, it's built to be a powerhouse with fitness and maintaining stability for your life. Image not having to remember to charge daily, knowing it's water proof and not worrying about your activities, and knowing your app isn't going to crash for weather. Fitness app + Visuals on your watch - This is something that Fitbit has always had that has helped them stand out. But now you can pull up beautiful workouts straight from the watch! Cons Lack of Apps - We know that there is potential for more apps to come, but as of now, the wallet function hasn't worked for me, I finally used Starbucks the other day and it was super easy to use, because it's a barcode essentially, but other than notifications, Starbucks and the weather, I haven't found the other apps to be that impressive. I can't wait to see what they come out with. Limited color choices - I know this sounds silly for some, but being able to change up my watch is important to me. I received the burnt orange and teal (darkish blue) and I love it, but I really do wish I didn't have to spend $60 on a new band to change it up. And also, There are only 3 options and they aren't really the most impressive for out of the box appeal. You'll definitely want the leather band. It doesn't look cheap by any means, but still, a little more variety/customization with band and watch would be great. Price - As of now, I do think it is worth every penny I paid for it. (Yes, I am not cool enough to be one of those people who tested it out for free, I'm a paying member). I do think the price is high to compete with other watches on the market. Notifications lack response - We knew this would stay this way, but it is a little sad I can't just send a quick reply saying "In a meeting" or "I'll call you in 5" from a click. If I can click snooze, can't I enable an auto response? Maybe it will come later.
This review is from Fitbit - Ionic Smartwatch - Burnt orange/slate blueI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wow! Never thought I'd love a Fitbit!Posted .
I've always loved Apple products, but recently switched to Android. I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that Fitbit is the best match for my needs, as I mostly use my smartwatch for health/exercise/fitness stuff. I love that it tracks my sleep and sleep cycles, exercise programs, and loads my music so I can leave my phone somewhere safe, like in my car, while I work out. It pairs with my wireless Aftershokz headphones with no problems. The only thing this watch doesn't do yet, but hopefully will someday is sync with my Samsung Galaxy 9+ phone text messages and phone calls. Fitbit says it's working on it, but not there yet. That's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm sure it is for some people. I think it's definitely one of the best options out there. Also, lots of inexpensive and colorful bands available on Amazon, and the bands are super easy to change out--like, click, click, done.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Ionic is an awesome upgrade to the Blaze!Posted .
After using the Blaze for several years I upgraded to the Ionic - I am very happy with my new purchase - it does everything the Blaze did plus more - my usual use for the watch is to help me keep track of my fitness - I also enjoy the feature that allows me to view my text messages and actually see who is calling me before I have to reach for my phone - all in all I’m very satisfied -I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Buy a different brand smartwatch or tracker. Stay away from Fitbit! The Ionic lasted about three months before I started having trouble with it. It would have issues synching, random power offs, and the original band lasted about eight months. It was my mistake for thinking it woukd be fixed with updates. The Ionic completely quit today and will not power back on. My app shows it synced this morning at 1:54am and when I woke up at 5am it was a black screen that will not power on even with the forced reset procedure. I purchased the Ionic on 10/20/17 at Best Buy. I contacted Fitbit customer service today and was told too bad, it's out of warranty by about three months. But they'd give me 20% off a future purchase. That's the last $230 Fitbit will ever get from me. There's too many other options out there to treat customers like this when this is supposed to be the best product a company offers.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Great functionality; Poor quality and servicePosted .
I'm disappointed that I have to write a poor review for the Fitbit Ionic. I love how smooth the watch runs. I think it looks very stylish and looks great on my wrist. Basically, it has everything I am looking for in a superior fitness/smart watch. But my disappoint derives from the display screen. After a week of normal wear, I acquired a scratch on the "Scratch Proof Gorilla" screen (As shown in the picture). I was upset and down about it but I figured I bought it from one of Fitbit's approved vendors and it had obviously been within the 45 day money back guarantee, so I should be good, right? Wrong. After contacting Fitbit through Twitter, they informed me that their "SCRATCHPROOF" screen was not covered by their limited warranty and that they would not replace or fix the watch. It irritates me when a company does not stand by their product and does not go above and beyond for their customers. Especially if they are shelling out top dollar for their product. I guess take it from me and invest in a screen protector (If you plan on buying the Ionic). I thought I wouldn't need it because it is suppose to be a quality product but I was wrong.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use5 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'm loving it.Posted .Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I compared so many smart watches and fitness trackers. My main 2 things I wanted were a gps and music, so I could leave my phone at home when going for a run. This fits the bill. With the gps I get a map of my run. I had to sign up for a music service. I went with Deezer vs Pandora so I could make my own playlists. My Bluetooth headphones sync up perfectly. I do wish there were more apps available. But I'm sure what will come with time. I have tiny wrists. Child size. I was worried it would be too bulky but it's very low profile and very comfortable. This watch is simple and easy to use. I'm sure I dont use half of the features, but I'm very very happy with my purchase.
FeaturesQuality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5Ease of Use5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionIs it better than the surge bit
Asked by Bush.
- A:Answer Bush, I've had the Ionic for just over a week now and its so much better than the Surge (which I also owned for close to two years). What makes it better: 1) The bands are detachable/replaceable. This means the the ripping and tears of the bands from normal wear and tear won't render the whole unit unusable. 2) Magnetic charging cable. This fixes the issue of the Surge charger not staying seated in place and preventing charging. Now the cable stays in place and ensures a good charge. 3) The bands seem to be designed better to help get after the ripping/tearing problem that plagued the Surge bands. The connection to the face unit also puts less stress on the band material. 4) The user interface and overall experience is more enjoyable for me. 5) A lot more customization options: - On board storage to store music so you don't need your phone. - Different watch faces to change the look. - Wifi built in to provide internet to apps, like Pandora - App store so you can add functionality (this is currently limited but I'm hoping it grows) - Payment capabilities (like starbucks) Only current negative is you can only see the notifications on your watch, there is no interaction, meaning no expanded preview, delete, mark as read, etc. You can see them or clear all of them, nothing else. I almost gave up on Fitbit due to the poor experience with the Surge. I did some hard digging into the Ionic before committing. They seemed to take all the negative feedback from the Surge and fixed it in the Ionic so I gave them another shot. So far so good. There are not many options out there for a fitness watch that has built-in GPS, heart rate and allows you to get notifications from your phone (along with all the other standard features) and the Ionic is one of those few and has a decent price point. I use the GPS to track my running mileage and pace. I use the heart rate for my workouts, heart health tracking and sleep tracking. Hope all this helps.
Answered by Jake
Q: QuestionI would like to preorder this item but you can not select the different sizes. how can you order the size that you need
Asked by Anonymous.This question was asked about the related product: Fitbit - Ionic Smartwatch - Blue gray/silver gray
- A:Answer it says on their website that it comes with both the small and the large wristband
Answered by katie
Asked by dylan.
- A:Answer Yes, I'm very pleased with the Ionic's display in sunlight.
Answered by Tommy
Asked by Teresab.
- A:Answer YES! I was concerned about this myself but yes you can. You make a "playlist" in Itunes and it transfers over once you pick it.
Answered by Scotty22
Asked by KFARLEY3925.This question was asked about the related product: Fitbit - Ionic Smartwatch - Blue gray/silver gray
- A:Answer Basically you can't go scuba diving in it. 50 meters is rated for swimming in a normal pool (with a 5 ft deep end/3ft shallow end), daily hand-washing and showering. Anything beyond that needs a higher rating. I've warn my Ionic for swimming, showering, walking in the rain, and have had no issues with it.
Answered by XAngel
Q: QuestionSomeone told me there is some sort of monthly fee for this watch. Is that true? If so, what?
Asked by LindaC.
- A:Answer There is a subscription fee for some of the Fitstar workouts, from what I understand there are some free Fitstar workouts but if you want more then it requires a subscription. Either $7.99 per month or $39.99 per year
Answered by Gadgetman
Q: QuestionCan you listen to music through wireless headphones without having to have your phone with you?
Asked by Teresab.
- A:Answer Yes you can download your own music to the watch, then use wireless headphones. it also has the Pandora App but you have to be a paid subscriber to Pandora to be able to use it.
Answered by Joadde