Fitbit Ionic vs Garmin Venu Sq - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's check out the differences between the two Wearable Fitbit Ionic* and Garmin Venu Sq* in detail.
DisplayYou'll get a display with both devices. Here, both Wearable have an integrated color display. In both cases, there is a touch display. The Fitbit Ionic has a bigger display with 1,40 ". The diameter of the Venu Sq counts 1,30 ". The always-on display is only featured with the Venu Sq.
WaterproofBoth, the Ionic, as well as the Venu Sq are waterproof, and have no further difference in this feature. Both Wearable can be used under water in depths of up to 50 m. The two devices can even track and record your swimming lanes.
BatteryThe Fitbit Ionic has a battery lasting 5 days, which is comparatively less than the Garmin Venu Sq that lasts 6 days. With the GPS running, your battery won't last as long. the Fitbit Ionic battery with GPS on lasts longer with 10,0 hours. With the Garmin Venu Sq its battery runtime is reduced to 14,0 hours.
GPSBoth Wearable feature an integrated GPS. This will provide you with a higher accuracy than your smartphone's GPS. This is generally also called Connected GPS. the Venu Sq uses the GALILEO technology for more accurate positioning. GLONASS is only supported with the Ionic.
Heart Rate Monitor
A fitness watch without a heart rate monitor is basically useless and not advisable to buy. That's because your heart rate is one of the key elements of different calculations. For example, many devices without a heart rate monitor claim to count your calories burned too. That number will hardly be right without having access to your heart rate.
Comparing the Fitbit Ionic and the Garmin Venu Sq, both devices offer the heart rate monitor function and score in our books. On top of that, both will monitor your heart rate 24/7. Some devices only do that when you press a button, which is practically speaking rather useless.
Both Wearable offer you the possibility to record your sleep time. A sleep analysis can also be done, but only with the Fitbit Ionic. The Venu Sq does not have this feature.
With the Garmin Venu Sq the data is stored up to 8 days.
Being able to change your fitness watch band is a great advantage. You'll only have to worry about the color of the device itself, and not the color or material of its accompanying watch band. For pretty much every device, you can get cheap watch bands that will fit your device. You can make use of this advantage with both devices of this comparison.
Getting call, text, or other notifications is a feature that both tools have. Often times, this feature is only possible with an Android device. iOS user can be left behind on this. With the Venu Sq you also have the option to send QuickReplies with the device.
The device leading you through your workout is only supported with the Fitbit Ionic. That's a big advantage compared to the Garmin Venu Sq.
Contactless payment is a highly useful and more in demand than ever technology. Many Wearable already offer it. Being able to do this from your wrist is even more convenient than using your smartphone or a credit card. the Fitbit Ionic and the Garmin Venu Sq both offer this useful feature. With the Ionic, Fitbit Pay is being used. The Venu Sq works with Garmin Pay.