Surfing requires a certain level of fitness. It is what you do outside the water that makes what you do on the waves easier.
The fitness smartwatch Fitbit Ionic, from Fitbit, is a fitness watch at its heart. More than just a fitness monitor, it is a motivating timepiece packed with fitness guidance, health insights, music storage, apps and more.
We gave the Fitbit Iconic a test drive and this is what we found.
Why you need it (Purpose)
If you are looking to lose weight, get better sleep, improve fitness or basically monitor your overall health then the Fitbit Iconic makes that job easy. In today’s world, we often get too busy to take care of things that matter the most, our health. The Fitbit Iconic makes your health and fitness a priority.
The Fitbit Ionic watch comes with classic wristbands (small and large) and a charging cable. The Fitbit Ionic classic band is made of a flexible, durable elastomer material similar to that used in many sports watches and includes an aluminium watch case and buckle. It can be changed to a band to suit your mood and style.
Watch features include:
Sensors & Components – 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Altimeter, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor, Wi-Fi antenna (802.11 b/g/n), GPS, NFC
Display – Touchscreen and Colour LCD
Battery and Power – Fitbit Ionic has a battery life of over 4 days with a GPS battery life up to 10 hours. Battery type: Lithium-polymer, Charge time (0-100%): Two hours, Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0.
Memory – Saves 7 days of detailed motion data – minute by minute, Saves daily totals for the last 30 days. Stores heart rate data at one-second intervals during exercise tracking and at five-second intervals all other times
Water Resistance – to 50 metres.
Heart Rate – Like all heart rate tracking technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, location of device and different movements. Learn more about wearing during workouts.
Environmental Requirements – Operating temperature: -10° to 60° C, Maximum operating altitude: 9,144 metres
Syncing & Notifications – Fitbit Ionic syncs automatically and wirelessly to computers and over 200 leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth LE wireless technology. Syncing range: Up to 6.1 m
Music control – via Bluetooth Classic on Android and Windows devices. Music control via Bluetooth LE on iOS devices.
Why you will love it
We all can do with some better health and fitness practices and the Fitbit Iconic helps manage that. Best of all, it is fun tracking you progress, seeing how you can do better, and basically making your health and fitness a priority. When strapped to your arm, the watch reminds you to take notice and achieve your goals.
Why you will hate it
The capabilities are so varied that the less technically minded users may struggle. You will have to take the time to watch the How To guides and tutorials.
RRP: $449. For more visit www.fitbit.com/au
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