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Fitbit Ionic

from  $269.95+
79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The Fitbit Ionic is the company’s first real smartwatch, but it feels rushed, like a placeholder to secure a spot on your wrist while you wait for marquee features to roll out. Fitbit continues to excel at keeping tabs on your fitness, and the Ionic is a capable gym, running or swimming companion (and coach). However, the smartwatch-like features are either limited in functionality or require tedious, time-consuming setup. Still, the Ionic’s comprehensive set of tools and long-lasting battery make it a good fitness tracker with some smartwatch bonuses.

Pros
  • Bright display
  • Long battery life
  • Comprehensive fitness features
  • Swim tracking
  • Contactless payments work well
Cons
  • Finicky
  • incomplete software
  • Cannot reply to notifications
  • Limited selection of third-party apps
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Ease of use

75
 

Features

74
 

Durability

80
 

Design and form factor

74
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Battery life

94
 

Storage capacity

80
 

Display

91
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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80
 

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90
 
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74
 

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74
 

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81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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82
 

Critic

88
 

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83
 

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