Written by Emmie

Samsung Gear Sport vs Fitbit Ionic

Samsung and Fitbit both announced a new smartwatch during the IFA 2017. But what are the differences between these wearables? They don't just look different, they're also different on the inside. In the table below, you can read more about the similarities and differences between these sports watches.

Fitbit Ionic

Compatible with iOS and Android | Measures steps and burned calories | Receives incoming calls and messages
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  • The integrated heart rate sensor measures your heart rate from your wrist.
  • Thanks to the GPS sensor, the smartwatch shows your location and route.
  • Incoming calls can be answered or ended using the smartwatch.
  • It's not possible to send messages via the smartwatch.

Similarities and differences

Samsung Gear Sport Fitbit Ionic
Heart rate sensor V V
Measures distance and speed with an integrated GPS sensor V V
Measure altitude with an integrated altimeter V X
Measure steps, sleep, swimming, and calories burned V V
Compatible with iOS and Android V V
Shape and material watch case Round, steel Square, aluminum
Screen size and resolution 1.20 inches, 360x360 pixels 1.42 inches, 348x250 pixels
Battery life 4 days, 14 hours with GPS 4 days, 10 hours with GPS
Weight and dimensions 67 grams, 1.16cm thick 45 grams, 1.12cm thick
Available in the following colors Black, Blue Black, Blue, Gray
Water resistance Waterproof up to 50 meters (5ATM) Waterproof up to 50 meters (5ATM)


The Samsung Gear Sport and the Fitbit Ionic may look totally different, but they're pretty similar when it comes to functionalities. Are you looking for a smartwatch you can wear in the gym, which looks sleek, and is comfortable to wear during a workout? I'd recommend the Samsung Gear Sport. The altimeter and the different sports profiles ensure that this watch is a high-quality model that will last you a long time. Are you looking for a striking smartwatch you can wear to the gym, as well as to the club? Choose the Fitbit Ionic. It allows you to put music on the watch, which ensures that you'll never be without your favorite playlist again.

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