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Fitbit Ionic

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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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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.

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