Product Comparison: Fitbit Blaze vs Fitbit Ionic


General Specifications
About the Product
Get fit in style with Fitbit Blaze—a smart fitness watch that helps you maximize every workout and every day. With advanced technology in a versatile design, this revolutionary device is built to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats, and gauge your progress. PurePulse continuous heart rate and multi-sport modes enhance every exercise, while next-generation features like Connected GPS and FitStar workouts on your wrist help you take your fitness to the next level. All-day activity and sleep tracking, smartphone notifications and Reminders to Move help you stay on top of your day. And interchangeable band and frames and customizable clock faces on the hi-res color touchscreen let you personalize your style for every occasion. With all this and more, Fitbit Blaze has everything you need to reach your goals, packed into one sleek timepiece.
Get a watch that gives you more with Fitbit Ionic—a motivating timepiece packed with fitness guidance, health insights, music storage, apps & more.
Brand
Fitbit
Fitbit
Model
Blaze
Ionic
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Operating System
Tizen-based wearable platform
fitbitOS
Display Size
1.0 in.
1.42 in.
Band Material
Elastomer
Elastomer
GPS Enabled
Yes
Yes
Internal Memory
2.5 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
  • I cannot say enough about this product. I really love it. The entire "system" of the band + blaze is very comfortable.
  • I have had it for nearly a year now and am still pleased with it. it charges fine, and operates great.
  • A great deal of thought went into the product design both in capabilities and ease of operation.
  • The band is somewhat uncomfortable, especially to sleep in. The buckle digs into my wrist on the side. I would like to see someone come up with a buckleless, soft silicone band like the apple watch.
  • Plastic wristband gets sweaty and, if you wear it day after day, can cause some skin redness in places. I recommend washing the band in soap and water daily, and taking it off for a little while each day.
Fitbit Ionic Charcoal/Smoke Gray, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
  • Apps that are available are actually pretty good! Doesn't include everything though.
  • They're really good at building fitness tracking hardware, and developing an incredibly solid app interface. Expanding to building a full operating system and managing an app store just seems like a bad move.
  • The current (rollout) features are very good, and I only expect them to get better as the system matures. Apps are scarce right now, but it looks like developers are adopting the tools and building for the platform in decent numbers.
  • The band is quite stiff though but perhaps I have to break it in.
  • I also like that Fitbit included two different sizes of watch bands instead of wasting everybody's time measuring their wrists.
Size & Weight
Height
10 in.
1.55 in.
Width
1.58 in.
1.52 in.
Depth
0.4 in.
0.49 in.
Weight
1.44 oz.
1.76 oz.
Display
Display Type
Color LCD
Color LCD
Screen Resolution
348 x 250
What customers say about "Display"
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
  • Large screen, easy to read display
  • The large display is most helpful when you want to view your progress or view an incoming notification during a workout without having to pause.
  • No fancy technology on the screen used. From the specs it looks like a low quality screen, I will not disagree, the pixel that made up the digits can be easily seen when watch is put closer to the eyes.
  • I love the display so I don't have to go to my iphone to look at numbers (like I had to do with my Fitbit One).
  • My only complaints were a lack of more choices on screen display options or configurations and colors.
Fitbit Ionic Charcoal/Smoke Gray, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
  • The display is easy to read while running and you can customize the displayed stats.
  • The screen display is bright and sensitive, and the watch itself was extremely intuitive to setup.
  • I switched from my old Fitbit Surge to the new Ionic and I absolutely love it! I find the display so much easier to read.
  • Screen saver timeout is not currently adjustable and only stays on for 2-3 seconds.
  • Only "run" activities are displayed in the Strava app on the Ionic. I do other activities too, it would be nice if they were displayed as well.
Features
Color
Black
Blue-Grey/White
Design
Sport
Classic
Protection Class
Splash proof
Water resistant up to 164 ft
Customizable Watch Faces
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
No
No
Vibration Alert
Yes
Yes
Sensors
3-axis accelerometer, Altimeter, Optical heart rate monitor, Ambient light sensor, 3-axis magnetometer
3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor
What customers say about "Features"
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
  • The functionality of the blaze is amazing. Tracks lots of different exercises. The pedometer seems accurate. When I compared it to the pedometers on two other devices they were all fairly close (within 2-3% of each other). I like the text, call, alarm notifications.
  • If you're looking for the bells and whistles of a smart watch I can't really speak too much on that right now and will update my review over time. However if you are looking for an affordable and effective 24/7 heart rate based calorie tracking system then this is it!
  • Design, decent price for a smart watch looking fitness tracker, Fitbit app and community systems, nice acreen
  • Nice gorilla glass screen that doesn't get scratched
  • Automatically tracks steps, sleep, workouts, heart rate. All viewable easily on the screen
Fitbit Ionic Charcoal/Smoke Gray, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
  • Automatic sleep tracking - and, it can shut off notifications once sleep is detected
  • Sleep tracking is pretty good! Definitely better than an app you can get on Apple/Android watch.
  • The features are easy to use and access, A few trial and error and you will get how it works. Often use functions are just a few tabs away. You will familiar with it almost instantly. Love it
  • Slow performance from time to time
  • Can't connect to WiFi... any WiFi... Home, work, with or without password. Any firmware update needs to be done over Bluetooth and it takes 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is ridiculous.
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
4.0
4.0
Wi-Fi Compatibility
No
Yes
NFC Technology
No
Yes
Power
Charging Interface
USB
Magnetic Connector
Battery Life
120 hours
120 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch
  • The battery life is wonderful. I bought the charging stand and charge it every night, but it looks like it would last 3-5 days, depending on use.
  • Great battery life (5-6 days for me so far)
  • The battery consistently lasts a solid 5-6 days, and charging now seems less cumbersome as it did in the first few days. I bought a spare charger and keep one at work and one at my bedside.
  • Like all of the Fitbits I've had, battery memory is dwindling with every charge. I'm almost down to 3 days...I will try syncing less but I've never modified the setting.
  • If the Fitbit's power gets too low, it will also disconnect from my phone and refuse to reconnect once it's charged. Since it won't sync, it doesn't show the correct time, and it won't save my activity data to my phone. That means it fails as a watch and a fitness tracker.
Fitbit Ionic Charcoal/Smoke Gray, One Size (S & L Bands Included)
  • Great battery life (4 days), very fast battery charging, reasonably accurate GPS, monitors your sleep, you can easily swap out third party watch bands, and recognizes when you go up stairs.
  • Long battery life - I made it from Tuesday to Saturday before it needed a charge.
  • Excellent battery life. Without GPS tracking, I left everything enabled and still charge every 6 days. All notifications are active.
  • In terms of battery life, it seems on par with my Blaze. Today is day 4 of owning the Ionic and it is still on the initial charge it came with (with notifications off).
  • I like to charge my fitbit when I shower (yes, I know I could shower with this one, but I like to clean my arm, too). I have a nice, convenient metal surface where I can stick the charger for easy retrieval.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.95 $

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