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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic Compared

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The Versa 2 has been announced and is set to be released later in September. It’s the much awaited successor to the Versa that has become one of the best fitness smartwatch on the market. The new Versa 2 comes with a larger display, Amazon Alexa and a longer battery life. We compare the Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic specs and features, so you know the differences and which is a better choice.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic Specs Compared

 Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Ionic
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Fitbit Ionic
Device typeFitness smartwatchFitness smartwatch
PredessesorFitbit VersaFitbit Blaze
Successor----
Released dateSeptember, 2019August, 2017
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDLCD
Display size1.4 inches1.42 inches
Screen resolution--348 x 250 pixel
Color density--306 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonsTouchscreen and 3 buttons
Multi-touch----

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm38 x 45 x 12 mm
Weight--30 grams
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel
Strap materialSilicone
Leather
(special edition)
Elastomer
Bezel Material----
Band size140-180 mm
(small size)
180-220 mm
(big size)

140-180 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Smoke Woven/Mist Grey
(special edition)
Carbon/black
Bordeaux/copper rose
Navy/copper rose
Petal/copper rose
Stone/mist grey
Charcoal/smoke grey
Blue/burnt orange
Blue-grey/silver

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storageStores over 300 music tracks4GB (2.5GB available)
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0Bluetooth v4.0
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASSYes, GPS/GLONASS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoneNone
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth audioYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneYesNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
AltimeterYesYes
Gyroscope --Yes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OxYesYes
Other sensorsVibration motorVibration motor

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbits OSFitbits OS
Chipset--TZ1201XBG
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of battery Lithium polymer Lithium polymer
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeStandby :10 days+ , Mixed usage: 5 days+Standby :8days+ , Mixed usage: 4 days+
ChargingUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

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Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, (different sizes)
Voice command----

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Ionic
StrapStrap
USB charging cableUSB charging cable
User manualUser manual

PRICE

About $200
$230 (special edition)
About $220

What’s the Difference?

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic Features Compared

  1. Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic: Design

  2. The Versa 2 design share a slight similarity with that of the Ionic, although the Ionic has a slight bigger display despite having a smaller case size that makes it more compact. However, the Versa 2 display powered by AMOLED offers a more interactive and lively display than the LCD display of the Ionic. Although, the Ionic’s LCD display is brighter and easier to read under sunlight.

    The Ionic case is made of stainless steel which is heavier than the Versa 2 aluminum case. As a result the Versa 2 is lighter and a more comfortable wear all day long.

  3. Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic: Media

  4. Both the Ionic and Versa 2 come with onboard storage capacity that allows you take your favorite tracks with you. However, the Versa 2 with microphone supports Amazon Alexa that enable voice assistant feature on this device. With Amazon Alexa you can check the weather, set up alarms and other reminders, as well as control smart home devices all with your voice. The Ionic lacks these features.

  5. Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic: Fitness Tracking

  6. The Versa 2 just like other Fitbit wearables is fitness focused. Both the Ionic and the Versa 2 are well equipped to track your active life comprehensively. These two are capable of tracking your steps, distance, floors climbed, calories and more.

    There’s also SmartTrack that auto tracks selected workout modes, plus the capability to track your entire sleep cycle, female health feature and guided breathing sessions that can help you manage stress and the cardio fitness level feature that helps you manage your fitness level.

    However, the Ionic with inbuilt GPS which the Versa 2 still lacks is a better choice for tracking outdoor activities. With the Ionic you can see your distance and pace in real-time, you can also do that with the Versa 2, but you’ll have to connect to your phone GPS which can be quite inconvenient.

  7. Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic: Battery Life

Each of these two has a quite impressive long battery life that lets you go days on a single charge. However, while the Ionic offer about 4 days long battery life with regular usage, the Versa 2 offers about 5 days battery life that lets you go longer on a single charge.

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic: Which is Better?

These two are outstanding choices for comprehensive fitness tracking, and have relatively almost same price tags. However, the Versa 2 has a richer display, and is quite more attractive than the Ionic. It also has a microphone that supports Amazon Alexa which increases productivity significantly, while also having a slight longer battery life that lets you go longer on a single charge. It’s no doubt a better choice than the Ionic.

However, the Ionic is a better choice for runners and those engaging more in outdoor activities as it allows you see your pace in real-time unlike the Versa 2 that must connect to a nearby GPS device to offer such functionality.

Our Pick

The fitness-focused Fitbit Versa 2 is actually a very attractive wear with an outstanding aesthetics equipped with Amazon Alexa that increases productivity significantly while having a long battery life that lets you go longer on a single charge. It’s our preferred choice.

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