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Fitbit Ionic: Adidas Edition — $30 Worth Of Lipstick On A Pig!

by Anura Guruge


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This really is BUT pure cosmetics. Thus, the ‘lipstick on a pig’ is beyond appropo!

Yes, there is an Adidas-specific workout APP for running, plus a new watch strap and a new watch face. That is IT!

The rest of the watch is the SAME. The SAME.

Come on.

Yes, I understand and now I have got to appreciate. Fitbit is all about looks, little substance. It is for posers. So, this works out well for that crowd. You can show off your Adidas version. Wow.

I have another 19-days with my dreaded Fitbit Ionic. That will be 90-days — the limit I imposed on myself, as a kind of penance, I have found a good home for it. My 12-year daughter who started wearing an iWOWNFit i6HRC Fitness Tracker, I got her for her birthday last month, wants it. That is perfect. It will be great for her. She is not a runner. She will make use of the music feature that I have not touched. It will count her steps, monitor her sleep and measure her heart-rate. It will get her used to wearing a big tracker. That is great. My 17-year old daughter got my Garmin Vivoactive HR. So, this all works out.

What am I going to get. A Garmin … BUT NOT a Forerunner 645. That still has too many problems.

Stay tuned. I will keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

I Have Now Had My Fitbit Ionic For 59-Days; Longer Than Either Of The Garmin Vivoactive 3s.

by Anura Guruge


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That I had it, and worn it, for 59-days does NOT mean that I like it or intend to keep it for much longer!

It’s ONLY redeeming feature has been that it has not died on me as did the Garmin Vivoactive 3s.

But, the Fitbit Ionic is not accurate. All the stats, especially heart rate, feels suspect. I think altitude/elevation is pure fabrication.

It is per the Lewis Carroll adage “that a watch that doesn’t work is better than one that is one-minute late, in that the one that is broken will tell the correct time twice a day” WORSE than one that is frozen.

I do NOT like the Fitbit Ionic. It has nothing going for it.

I am going to wear it till March 2, 2018 — just so that I can say I had it for 3-months. At that point I am getting another Garmin, now most likely a Garmin Forerunner 935. Why a Garmin. Because it gives me more data and does so on the watch. Plus, the FR 935 is rugged and proven.

Stay tuned. The sorry saga continues.


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Fitbit Ionic Altimeter APP Does Not Compute — Does Not Seem To Be Even CLOSE.

by Anura Guruge


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GPS Altimeter APP on my Google Pixel 2 phone


Having read all the horror stories about altimeter errors on the new Garmin Forerunner 645 I was curious to see how the Fitbit Ionic fared.

So, on this relatively warm Spring day I sat on the steps outside our house with my Fitbit Ionic, by 10″ ASUS Android Tablet and my Google Pixel 2 phone. I had various GPS Altimeter APPS on the tablet and the phone. So, I kicked them up and also invoked the Fitbit Ionic Altitude APP.

None of the readings match up to each other!

Sacré bleu. This is pretty bad.

I will have to do more research. I expected some variance BUT nothing this bad. Basically NONE of my GPS altitude readings match. Oh, dear.


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