Fitbit Ionic Not Suited For Use In Cold Weather — e.g., New Hampshire Winter!

by Anura Guruge

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From page 65 of the Fitbit Ionic User Manual. Check it out. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

So, I did NOT dare take it out this morning when the temperature was 5.5F. This is BAD.

If you do NOT believe me, check it out. It is in the “User Manual“. Click icon (→) to access it online from

I happened to see it when I was reading the manual, cover-to-cover, AFTER I had asked “Heart Rate Monitors USA” (HRM USA) to send me a Fitbit Ionic in place of my defective, 48-day old Garmin Vivoactive 3. At that point I was kind of resigned.

But, this is NOT acceptable.

This morning it was 5.5°F. That means that IF I wore it, it would not record my activity. That is pretty pathetic.

14°F is NOT that cold for Northern USA. So, this is unacceptable.

I wonder how many people know.

Once I saw those temp. ranges I wasn’t even going to RISK taking it out. I just don’t have the time or energy to handle yet another RETURN.

You know the crazy thing. I don’t think I have ever seen a temperature range for the Vivoactive 3. Yes, there must me BUT I don’t think it is in their User Manual. I did a quick check yesterday. Maybe this is why my 2nd Vivoactive 3 stopped working properly. Because I had been using it in cold weather.

Well, this is a HEADS UP.

Be careful.

The 30,000′ elevation is also inadequate. So, when I am flying it is NOT going to register my heart rate or all the steps I take walking up and down the aisle. Very strange. Very strange that people have NOT been complaining about this.

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by Anura Guruge

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