Fitbit Ionic Is Now Running Fitbit OS 2.1 With Firmware Version 188.8.131.52.
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As I pointed out about 3-weeks ago, the Fitbit Ionic was overdue — way overdue — an update. The last update, which was not well received by the community, was on March 14, 2018. So, that was close to 2-months ago, when most people have got accustomed to monthly updates.
I do not wear a Fitbit Ionic any longer and that is a relief. But, given that my 12-year old has it, I kind of still own one — especially when she despairs and just gives it to me and says “I can’t get this update to load“. That is what happened this morning. To be fair to Fitbit, as I always am, this was ‘user error’. We have 3 Wi-Fi networks in the house and the Ionic and her phone were on different networks! I had to rectify that and restart both. After that it was a piece of cake, BUT a slow piece of cake. That you can’t update over USB is crazy.
Once I gave it back to her she encountered the ‘Calibration‘ message for the first time. But, she didn’t have problems with it. Worked and worked fast — the very first time.
She has been running the new firmware for about 9-hours and has not encountered any problems.
I will keep you posted.
As is now invariably the case the ‘natives’ are not happy. That Fitbit will not publish the bugs fixed, quite rightly, infuriates many! I am now sanguine since I do NOT have to deal with Fitbit directly. I have said it before, and I will say it again, the Fitbit is a PERFECT watch for an undemanding 12-year old (at least undemanding when it comes to activity trackers).
Search ‘Fitbit’ & ‘Garmin’.