2018 Buyer's Guide

Fitbit Ionic

The Draw: Fab for Fitbit Friends

Like the Apple Watch, you’ll want to consider whether or not you want to use this watch mostly in training or also for races. For those trying to get fit, doing so can be better with friends, and there’s no bigger social training ecosystem than Fitbit’s. The unit can track running, cycling, and swimming indoors, and it’s got contactless payments, music storage, and streaming-music support for Pandora. The downside for triathletes is that it doesn’t have a multisport mode—which means using it in races is tricky. Also, it lacks an open-water swimming mode as of this writing. Still, if you’re less focused on racing and more on all- around training and music, this is a good option.

$300

Review by Ray Maker

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