Fitbit Versa vs Ionic Compared

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Choosing between the Ionic and Versa is always a tricky decision to make as each of these two represent that face of Fitbit and some of the most popular choices on the market. Each of these is well equipped to track your daily activities and also boost of an impressive long battery life that allow you go longer on a single charge. We compare the Fitbit Versa vs Ionic specs and features – What’s the difference and which is better?

Fitbit Versa vs Ionic Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fitbit Versa Specifications

Fitbit Versa Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Ionic Specs and prices

Fitbit Ionic Specifications, Features and Price

Price $69.99 $280.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fitbit Versa Fitbit Ionic
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date April, 2018 August, 2017
Predecessor
Successor Fitbit Versa 2
Versions Fitbit Versa Lite, Fitbit Versa Special Edition
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 35 x 24.07 x 11.2 mm 38 x 38 x 12 mm
Weight 38 grams 30 grams
Shape Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Polyester, Silicone Elastomer
Bezel material Ceramics 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, Gray, Rose-gold Gray, Orange, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.34 inches 1.42 inches
Display type LCD, transflective LCD, transflective
Display resolution 348 x 250 pixel 348 x 250 pixel
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 3 Physical buttons, 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 a/b/g/n/ac 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 No No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer
Compass
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 145mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby :5 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 No No
Find my phone Yes -
Box content Charger, Fitbit Versa, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Ionic, Manual, Straps
Price $69.99 $280.00

Fitbit Versa vs Ionic: Which is Better?

Although these two have decent appearance and look stylish and very lightweight, the Ionic with a wider display allows you see more at a glance. It’s also slightly slimmer than the Versa which makes it sleeker and classier.

Moreover, the Ionic has inbuilt GPS which the Versa lacks, and as a result it’s a better choice for tracking outdoor activities unlike the Versa which would have to rely on connected GPS with your phone to enable GPS features.

VERDICT: The Ionic being more equipped with inbuilt GPS is a better watch, but a bit more expensive. However, if you’re low on budget, the Versa is a fantastic choice.

Fitbit Versa vs Ionic: Editor’s Pick

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