The two leading firms in wearables are battling for your wrist space! Here’s a quick lowdown of the Fitbit Ionic vs Apple Watch Series 3.

Both the Fitbit Ionic and Apple Watch Series 3 use optical heart rate monitors, but the Fitbit uses an upgraded red and infrared LED version which delivers slightly better accuracy.

Both wearables are stylish and just about as ‘in fashion’ as wearables get at the moment, but if you’re an iPhone user, then obviously the Apple is going to slot more snugly into your styling cabinet.

The Apple Watch is designed from the ground up to work seamlessly with the iPhone, and even without it, as it brings LTE cellular connectivity into the mix, something not offered by the Fitbit Ionic.

WatchOS is the number one ecosystem for smartwatch apps, so there are thousands to choose from. But if fitness tracking is what you’re after the Fitbit app has everything you need under one roof, whereas the Apple Watch requires different apps for health, sleep, activity tracking and the likes.

The Ionic and Watch 3 can both be used for swimming in shallow water, but not diving. Both wearables offer a music player and internal storage. The Fitbit has 2.5GB and the Apple Watch 3 has 8GB. Both have a built-in GPS. The battery lives on both wearables vary with use, mainly GPS, and LTE use in the case of the Watch 3. The average battery lives are around 4 days for the Fitbit and 18 hours for the Apple.

If you’re looking for a fitness-focused watch the Fitbit Ionic is a good choice, but if you’re looking for a fitness watch with a whole lot more to offer, bar the not-so-great battery life, then the Apple Watch Series 3 is a ‘great’ choice

The Fitbit Ionic has great fitness credentials, a slim body and long battery life. In typical Apple fashion, it was late to the party when it came to smartwatches, but its combination of impressive design, seamless integration with its iPhones and aggressive marketing means it now dominates not just […]