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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic – Which is Better?

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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 Specifications Compared

 Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Ionic
fitbit versa 2 specsfitbit ionic

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)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit Versa 2Fitbit Ionic
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFitbit VersaFitbit Blaze
Successor____
Released dateSeptember, 2019August, 2017
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDLCD
Display size1.4 inch1.42 inch
Display resolution--348 x 250 pixel
Pixel density--306 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 buttonTouchscreen
3 buttons
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension40 x 40 x 11 mm38 x 45 x 12 mm
Weight--30g
Casing materialAluminumAerospace-grade aluminium
Strap/band materialSilicone
Leather
(special edition)
Elastomer
Bezel MaterialGlassAluminum
Strap size140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
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 storageAbout 4GB4GB (2.5GB available)
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSNo, (connected GPS)Yes

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesNo
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYes
Triathlon mode__No
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneYesNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoNo
Gyroscope __Yes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.YesNo
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbit OSFitbit OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeMixed usage: up to 6 daysMixed usage: up to 5 days
Charging typeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNo
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera__
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes (android only)

MISC

Payment systemFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Compatibility Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Android, IOS

Check supported devices
Companion appFitbit AppFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandYesNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit Versa 2Fitbit Ionic
Strap (small and large)Strap (small and large)
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dock
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Fitbit Versa 2 vs Ionic Features Compared

  1. 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, Versa 2 is lighter and more comfortable to wear all day long.

  3. 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. 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 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 Versa 2, but you’ll have to connect to your phone GPS which can be quite inconvenient.

  7. 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.

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 to see your pace in real-time unlike Versa 2 that must connect to a nearby GPS device to offer such functionality.

Our Pick

The fitness-focused Fitbit Versa 2 is actually very attractive to wear with 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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