Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic Compared

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The new Versa 2 which succeeds the popular Versa has a more attractive design, a longer battery life and a more interactive AMOLED display, we compare it with the Ionic which has remained one of the best choices for comprehensive fitness tracking. In this comparison, we compare the Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic specs and features – Which is better?

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic Specifications Compared

 
 
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Fitbit smartwatches

Fitbit Versa 2 Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Ionic Specs and prices

Fitbit Ionic Specifications, Features and Price

Price $149.03 $280.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fitbit Versa 2 Fitbit Ionic
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date September, 2019 August, 2017
Predecessor Fitbit Versa
Successor
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 40 x 40 x 12 mm 38 x 38 x 12 mm
Weight 40 grams 30 grams
Shape Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Silicone Elastomer
Bezel material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Bordeaux, Grey, Petal/copper rose, Stone/mist grey Gray, Orange, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.42 inches
Display type AMOLED LCD, transflective
Display resolution 348 x 250 pixel
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 3 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth calling No -
GPS No GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No No
Microphone Yes No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer
Compass No
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter Yes
Thermometer No -
Other sensors Vibration motor Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes
Blood Pressure No -
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fitness Level Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes -
Swim-tracking Yes -
Swim-heart tracking No -
On-screen workout Yes -
Sport modes 15 15
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity
Battery life Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+ Regular: 4 days+, Standby :5 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 2hrs 2hrs
Solar power No -
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Fitbit OS Fitbit OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fitbit App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system Fitbit Pay Fitbit Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes
Voice command Yes, Alexa No
Find my phone Yes -
Box content Charger, Fitbit Versa 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Ionic, Manual, Straps
Price $149.03 $280.00

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic: Which is Better?

Although these two are compact, the Ionic is a more compact wear. It also weighs a little less than the Versa 2, even though these two are very lightweight. However, the AMOLED display of the Versa 2 offers a more interactive, lively and richer display than the transflective LCD of the Ionic. Although, the Ionic will be a lot easier to read outdoors compared to the Versa 2.

Moreover, the Ionic comes with inbuilt GPS which the Versa 2 lacks, this makes the Ionic a better choice for outdoor activity tracking. Although you can still enjoy GPS features on the Versa 2, but it must be connected to your phone GPS.

The Versa 2 tested to last 6days+ has a longer battery life than the Ionic which has about 4 days battery life. Although, these two have impressive long battery life when compared to other smartwatches on the market.

The Versa 2 also ships with a microphone that enables Alexa voice assistant which allows you carry out a some tasks simply with your voice, and off course improves productively significantly.

VERDICT: Although these two are outstanding smartwatches with remarkable designs and fitness-focused with long battery life, I give it to the Versa 2. It looks classier and has a longer battery life while also being cheaper.

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