Fitbit Charge 2 vs Fitbit Ionic

Design:

Fitbit Charge 2
Design

Which fitness tracker is best to keep you charged up the whole day, it's none other than the Fitbit charge 2. This activity tracker is a neat and lightweight tracker that has almost all the great features of a tracker. The improvisation in design, the big display, and the accurate measure of activity is what Fitbit creators boast about. The material of the band used is a silicone band which is super easy to handle for users. With availability in these premium colors i.e. Lavender/Rose Gold, plus Black/Gunmetal and Blue-Grey/Rose and Teal color. All these characteristics make charge 2 worth buying Fitbit.

Fitbit Ionic
Design

A watch that is here to help you achieve your sporty goals and is designed to change your lifestyle. If you have a busy schedule and don’t find the time to work out to do any activity, this Fitbit Ionic is for you. It will help give guidance to reach your goals by providing some sports-based exercise challenges that will motivate you to work hard and complete them. It has an exclusive clock face and a signature band. With a unique Adidas coaching experience, one can avail of this in the Adidas edition. The material used for Fitbit Ionic is a durable elastomer that works great for sports watches.

Specifications:

"

Screen Size

1.42"

Touch Screen

Resolution

250 x 348px
g

Weight

30g

Waterproof

45℃

Max Temperature

45℃
-10℃

Min Temperature

-20℃

Replaceable Band

mm

Band Width

mm

Screen protection

168h

Battery Life

120h
h

Charging Time

2h

Fitbit Charge 2
Specifications

Fitbit charge 2 has a monochrome OLED display. The screen size of the Fitbit Charge 2 is around 1.5 inches it is equipped with a touchscreen. The screen resolution of charge 2 is 0.82 x 0.96-inch which works quite well as compared with the screen size. It weighs around 36 grams and it's splash-proof but not water-proof. Meaning one can’t use it in the shower or when going for a swim. The maximum operating temperature range from -10 to 45 °C. With a replicable watch band, it has a battery life of up to 7 days and takes only 2 hours to fully charge.

Fitbit Ionic
Specifications

Starting from the specifications, the display type of Fitbit Ionic is of LCD. The screen size is of 1.42 inch (36mm). The screen resolution is 348 x 250 along with a pixel density of 306ppi which is absolutely amazing for a sports watch. Equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 it will keep the screen protected throughout the whole time. It also withholds the multi-touch. Fitbit Ionic is water resistant and can withhold the water depth up to 50 m. The watch band is replaceable and available in leather. The operating temperate range for Fitbit Ionic is from -4° to 113° F. The charge time is of 1 to 2 hours and can easily last up to four to five days.

Activity Tracking:

GPS Tracking

Route Tracking

Heart Rate Monitoring

Blood Oxygenation

Activity Detection

Distance Tracking

Step Tracking

Elevation Tracking

Bike Ccadence Monitoring

Sleep Tracking

Calories Intake Tracking

Calories Burned Tracking

Weight Tracking

Water Intake Tracking

Body Temperature

Sport Activities Tracking

Fitbit Charge 2
Activity Tracking:

Fitbit charge 2 has various tracking features but built-in GPS isn't one of them. But still, users can pair their smartphones and use the connected GPS for tracking. It has a route tracker along with a heart rate monitor. This will help monitor the blood oxygenation levels. There is no need for triggering the run from the app, it will automatically detect the activity and start recording. One can track the distance, the steps taken and even the elevation climbed using charge 2. Also, it works great as a sleep tracker and has various sets of challenges i.e. Pre-loaded sport mode, to boost up the user which will help them achieve their fitness goals.

Fitbit Ionic
Activity Tracking:

Fitbit Ionic holds great tracking features, and the built-in GPS is the highlight of it. It has a heart rate monitor that continuously tracks and monitors your heart rate. There is also no need to press any buttons, it will automatically turn the GPS and will start tracking your stats in less than 2 to 5 minutes. It also has a step counter, which calculates the distance tracked, the calories burned and even the tracks the elevation crossed in a day. Also has a sleep tracker available to monitor the sleep type. Also has a multi-sports mode that shows various challenges and shows guided workouts so one can easily follow them and achieve their health goal.

Compatibility & Connectivity

Android Compatibilty

IOS Compatibilty

Mac OS Compatibility

Syncs Wirelessly

Automatic Syncing

Wi-Fi Module

Cellular Module

Call Control

Sport Activities Tracking

Camera Remote Control

Fitbit Charge 2
Compatibility & Connectivity

Charge 2 is compatible with both android and apple devices. All apple devices that have installed iOS 14 or above will be compatible with this Fitbit. Secondly, android users, need to have a software update of OS 9. It's quite compatible as will keep the user updated about all important updates, so one won't miss any important notification in form of text, email, or call. It will automatically sync the data as it can sync the data wirelessly.

Fitbit Ionic
Compatibility & Connectivity

One needs to install the Fitbit app first and then run it on their device after signing into the account. Once installed, only then users can enjoy the features Fitbit offers. Talking about compatibility, it’s compatible with almost all modern gadgets. . For iPhone users, it should be iOS 14 or above. For Android users, they will be needing android 8 or above to enjoy the features of Fitbit Ionic. It will automatically sync your data wirelessly because it’s equipped with Wi-Fi. The Bluetooth transmission is 4.0 and syncing range is up to 6.1 metres. Lastly, it also has call controls and provides notifications.

Bottom Line

Fitbit Charge 2 Pros

  • Large display unlike other Fitbit products
  • A continuous HR monitor is available
  • Automatically detect the activities
  • Provide notifications and alerts
  • Has sport mode
  • Replaceable watchband

Fitbit Ionic Pros

  • Fitbit pay works great
  • Water-resistant
  • Battery last many days
  • The user interface is good
  • Fitbit coach for assistance
  • Good music storage

Fitbit Charge 2 Cones

  • No built-in GPS
  • Gesture recognition sometimes has a glitch
  • Basic notifications provision only

Fitbit Ionic Cones

  • A controversial display design
  • Fewer smartwatch functions
  • Can’t respond to calls, texts, etc.
  • Need a separate Fitbit charger for charging.