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Fitbit Ionic Is Now Running Fitbit OS 2.1 With Firmware Version 27.32.10.15.

by Anura Guruge


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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).


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The Fitbit Ionic Due For A New Firmware Update; 27.32.4.19 Was 5-Weeks Ago.

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The Fitbit Ionic Firmware update, viz., 27.32.4.19 which included Fitbit OS 2.0, was released March 14, 2018.

The prior firmware version, viz., 27.31.1.29, was released February 12, 2018.

A monthly firmware rollout is now fairly standard for these types of watches, whether Fitbit or Garmin.

So, I am anticipating an update anytime now. As we know there are PLENTY of bugs, some introduced with 27.32.4.19, such as GPS inaccuracy, that have to be fixed.

I hope they get it out sooner than later, and ideally this week! Why, I only have another 10-days with the Ionic. At that point my 12-year old gets it, in place of the iWOWNFit she got for her birthday. I am getting a Garmin Forerunner 935. Was going to get the Forerunner 645, but that, alas, like the Garmin Vivoactive 3, has too many teething issues.

So, ideally I would like to have the Ionic updated and tested before I hand it over.

May 3, 2018 would be exactly 3-months of me having the Ionic. I set that has a self-imposed punishment: “keep it for 3-months, now that you got one“!

I will, of course, keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

My Fitbit Ionic Is Now Running Fitbit OS 2.0 With Firmware Version 27.32.4.19.

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I had seen that this was on the way, and early this morning (i.e., just after midnight) I got a notification on my FitBit APP (on my Google Pixel 2) that there was a Software Update pending.

It took me 3 tries to get it to start downloading on to the Ionic.

It refused to do it over Wi-Fi and insisted on doing it over Bluetooth. Once it started it took about 20 minutes. The APP was way-out of ‘sync’ with the watch. It still kept on saying ‘downloading’ … ‘installing’ etc. when the Ionic was way past that point … restarted and ready to go.

I have NOT encountered any problems as yet.

Syncs OK, across Wi-Fi.

My day off from running. So, do not know whether the GPS inaccuracies have been fixed.

As usual I have noticed, on the Fitbit Ionic forum, that others are having problems with this firmware update also. I think I have lucked out because my Google Pixel 2 has the latest and greatest Android software that money can get.

I will keep you posted.


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Fitbit Android APP Is Now At Version 2.67 — Mine Just Updated Today.

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Wow. 5 updates in 48-days! That is just CRAZY. An update every 10 days.

Come on!

That is bad. That is pathetic. Fitbit OBVIOUSLY is not testing this software. Just throwing it over the fence. No wonder so many of YOU are having so many problems.

We should take a stand.

This is crazy. That is LOT of BUGS they are fixing.


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Fitbit Android APP Just Updated To Version 2.66 — Is This To Fix Latest Sync Issues?

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Around 8:15 pm (Eastern USA) on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

My Google Pixel 2 phone had a notification that said one update available. It was Fitbit. So, obviously, Fitbit, like most other Android APPs, does not auto-update. That is probably good.

I had nothing to lose. So, I updated.

Can’t see any differences, BUT then again, unlike many, I did not run into the sync issue after updating my Fitbit Ionic firmware to version 27.31.1.29 (i.e., Fitbit OS 1.2). I suspect that that was because of my Pixel 2 — which has the ‘latest’ hardware and Android software.

But, a heads up. Check it out. This might help you.


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Much Unrest Among Fitbit Ionic Users Post Latest Firmware Update, i.e., Version 27.31.1.29.

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I have not experienced MANY of the problems that others are complaining about.

Synching appears to be a problem. I had a few glitches BUT I have managed to sync. But, I have a Google Pixel 2 with the latest, and I mean latest, Android software.

Yes, there is the GPS mileage error that I reported and Fitbit support acknowledged as a problem! A lot of others are seeing that.

I also agree with many that the Resting Heart Rate is SHOT! Not good.

As for the others, I have NOT noticed. I checked ‘floors climbed’ and that seems within bounds.

I am NOT as upset as I should be — and OTHERS ARE.

I am NOT keeping this Ionic for long. So, I really have no emotional attachment to it. Basically I am not wedded to it or Fitbit.

The brand new, as yet unreleased, Garmin Forerunner 645 (without music) seems to be in my future.


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Fitbit Ionic APPEARS To Be Underreporting GPS Mileage After OS 1.2 Update.

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Today, after I had updated to OS 1.2.

Same run last week. One of my regular, fixed routes that I can run with my eyes closed.


Just been told that it is a KNOWN ISSUE!

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Just a HEADS UP for now.

I updated to Fitbit OS 1.2 yesterday morning (very early). I ran a new route yesterday, so I had no reference as to reported mileage.

Today, I did one of my regular runs — which I run at least once a week and have run, multiple times, with multiple GPS watches: Garmin Vivoactive HR, Garmin Vivoactive 3 & now a Fitbit Ionic.

There is a metal gate and I turn around at it when my watch says I have done 1.6+ miles. That is to make sure I get at least 3.2 miles.

Today, I get to the gate … BANG on my Ionic … and it says 1.59. I go ‘strange …’.

Could be user error on my part though I am not sure how since I start at the same place.

What I am trying to determine is whether any of YOU have spotted anything strange.

Then we might have a case.


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