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Fitbit Ionic Vs Versa 3: A Head To Head Comparison!

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 is a Watch battle that is tuff because the watches are loaded with common features. They will both track common activities and give accurate reports each day.

Both Fitbit Versa 3 and Ionic will also help track stress. For those that love cycling the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa, 3 will show you the way.

Before we go deeper into the comparison of the two here is a brie comparison table on Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3.

Fitbit Ionic vs Versa 3 Comparison Table

Design and Display1.42 inches, LCD1.58 inches, AMOLED
TrackingSleep, steps taken, active minutes, weightlifting, calories burned, swimming, heart rate, and distance traveledSleep, steps taken, active minutes, calories burned, swimming, weightlifting, heart rate, and distance traveled
Sensorsoptical heart rate monitors, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis  accelerometeroptical heart rate monitors, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer
NotificationsCall, Emails, SMS, MusicCall, Emails, SMS, Music
Voice AssistantNoAlexa and Google Voice Assistant
PriceUnder $200Under $300
Battery Life6+ days, Charging Dock4+ days, USB Charging
ConnectivityBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v4.0
NFCFitbit PayFitbit Pay
Water-resistanceUp to 50 MetersUp to 50 Meters
Companion AppFitbit AppFitbit App

How Do Fitbit Ionic and Versa 3 Compare?


Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Ionic both have their cases and buckles made of aluminum while their band is made of durable flexible elastomer materials also use on sports watches and smartwatches.

Fitbit Versa 3 comes with a single haptic button on one of its sides while the ionic one comes with 3 physical buttons.

There is a loudspeaker and a built-in Microphone on Fitbit Versa 3 while there is nothing in the Ionic.


The bigger the size of the screen displays the better the user experience.  So, if you want a Fitbit with a slightly bigger display between the two go for the Fitbit Versa 3 which has a display of 1.58 inches while the Fitbit Ionic has a display of 1.42 inches.

Fitbit Versa 3 features an AMOLED while the Ionic features an LCD transflective display. Both displays are touchscreen and are made of corning gorilla glass three.  

Their resolution and PPI differ, Fitbit Versa 3 has a resolution of 300 x 300 pixels with 300ppi while Fitbit Ionic has a resolution of 348 x 250 pixels with 301ppi.

Sleep Tracking

Both Fitbits are great when it comes to monitoring sleep. Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa 3 can track the quality of your sleep and the length of your sleep.

Activity Tracking

Apart from GPS and sleep tracking Fitbit Ionic and Versa 3 are able to accurately track steps taken, active minutes, calories burned, heart rate and distance traveled.

Both Fitbits are able to track spotting activities like swimming, treadmill exercises, biking, weightlifting, hiking, cycling, and running.

The GPS mode makes the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa 3 the best Fitbits for cycling and running since it shows routes and paces.

Generally, Fitbit Versa has 20+ sports modes while the Ionic only has 15 sports modes.

Battery Life

Fitbit Versa 3 comes has good battery life.  On a complete charge, the watch can last for up to 6+ days while the Ionic will only serve for 4+ days when after being juiced to 100%.

This service period can only be achieved when the Fitbits are left to operate on Smartwatch mode.

Fitbit Versa 3 (145mAh) ionic both have their built-in batteries made of Lithium-polymer.

Fitbit Ionic will only last for 10 hours when the GPS mode is turned on. It takes Fitbit Ionic 2 hours to charge to completion while 1 to 2 hours for Versa 3 to juice up.


Fitbit Ionic comes with 4GB of which 2.5GB storage memory will store all your daily activities for 30 days.

On the other hand, the Fitbit versa 3 features a 4GB internal memory from which 2.5GB is set aside to store music and the remaining storage left to save all daily workout data. Both Fitbits can play mp3/mp4 media files.

Sensors and Components

Both the Ionic and Versa 3 feature the 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope that is responsible for measuring accelerometer forces and improving exercise tracking respectively.

Both Versa 3 and Ionic also have optical heart rate monitors that flash green light multiple times per second to calculate how the heart beats per minute.

Fitbit Versa 3 connects to Bluetooth devices to make calls while Ionic doesn’t connect to make Bluetooth calls.

Both Fitbit Ionic and Versa 3 feature Near Field Communication (NFC) that lets Fitbit users’ Fitbit Pay features perform contactless payments.


The vibrator motors on both Fitbits will vibrate as a way to alert you to notifications and active alarms.

Fitbit Versa 3 can feature Bluetooth v5.0 while Fitbit ionic features Bluetooth v4.0.

The Bluetooth v5.0 connects faster to other Bluetooth devices than Bluetooth v4.0. Also, both Fitbits can connect to Wi-Fi networks.

Versa 3 can connect to Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n networks while the Ionic can connect to Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.


From both watches, you will receive call notifications, calendar notifications, texts, music control notifications, and many more.

Water Resistance

If you are in search of a Fitbit that is good for swimming then seize the search because you already have the Fitbit Ionic and Versa 3.

The two activity trackers are water-resistant and resistant up to 50 meters below water.

Both Fitbits can be worn while in the shower. But take off the trackers if you are off to the sauna.

Companion Apps

Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa 3 both use the Fitbit App to provide users with daily fitness and wellness metrics.

The Fitbit app is available in both Google Play and Apple Store which means it is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Voice Assistant

Fitbit Ionic is not compatible with the Alexa or Google Voice assist, therefore unlike Fitbit Versa 3, users with this Fitbit Ionic don’t get a chance to control the watch using their voice commands.

Price And Unboxing

Fitbit Ionic comes at a slightly higher price than Versa 3.  Ionic is the best Fitbit under $300 while Versa 3 is the best Fitbit under $200.

You may also want to see how the Ionic compares to Apple Watch Series 4.

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