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Fitbit Ionic Is Now Running Fitbit OS 2.1 With Firmware Version 27.32.10.15.

by Anura Guruge


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As I pointed out about 3-weeks ago, the Fitbit Ionic was overdue — way overdue — an update. The last update, which was not well received by the community, was on March 14, 2018. So, that was close to 2-months ago, when most people have got accustomed to monthly updates.

I do not wear a Fitbit Ionic any longer and that is a relief. But, given that my 12-year old has it, I kind of still own one — especially when she despairs and just gives it to me and says “I can’t get this update to load“. That is what happened this morning. To be fair to Fitbit, as I always am, this was ‘user error’. We have 3 Wi-Fi networks in the house and the Ionic and her phone were on different networks! I had to rectify that and restart both. After that it was a piece of cake, BUT a slow piece of cake. That you can’t update over USB is crazy.

Once I gave it back to her she encountered the ‘Calibration‘ message for the first time. But, she didn’t have problems with it. Worked and worked fast — the very first time.

She has been running the new firmware for about 9-hours and has not encountered any problems.

I will keep you posted.

As is now invariably the case the ‘natives’ are not happy. That Fitbit will not publish the bugs fixed, quite rightly, infuriates many! I am now sanguine since I do NOT have to deal with Fitbit directly. I have said it before, and I will say it again, the Fitbit is a PERFECT watch for an undemanding 12-year old  (at least undemanding when it comes to activity trackers).


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by Anura Guruge

The Fitbit Ionic Due For A New Firmware Update; 27.32.4.19 Was 5-Weeks Ago.

by Anura Guruge


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The Fitbit Ionic Firmware update, viz., 27.32.4.19 which included Fitbit OS 2.0, was released March 14, 2018.

The prior firmware version, viz., 27.31.1.29, was released February 12, 2018.

A monthly firmware rollout is now fairly standard for these types of watches, whether Fitbit or Garmin.

So, I am anticipating an update anytime now. As we know there are PLENTY of bugs, some introduced with 27.32.4.19, such as GPS inaccuracy, that have to be fixed.

I hope they get it out sooner than later, and ideally this week! Why, I only have another 10-days with the Ionic. At that point my 12-year old gets it, in place of the iWOWNFit she got for her birthday. I am getting a Garmin Forerunner 935. Was going to get the Forerunner 645, but that, alas, like the Garmin Vivoactive 3, has too many teething issues.

So, ideally I would like to have the Ionic updated and tested before I hand it over.

May 3, 2018 would be exactly 3-months of me having the Ionic. I set that has a self-imposed punishment: “keep it for 3-months, now that you got one“!

I will, of course, keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

My Fitbit Ionic Is Now Running Fitbit OS 2.0 With Firmware Version 27.32.4.19.

by Anura Guruge


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I had seen that this was on the way, and early this morning (i.e., just after midnight) I got a notification on my FitBit APP (on my Google Pixel 2) that there was a Software Update pending.

It took me 3 tries to get it to start downloading on to the Ionic.

It refused to do it over Wi-Fi and insisted on doing it over Bluetooth. Once it started it took about 20 minutes. The APP was way-out of ‘sync’ with the watch. It still kept on saying ‘downloading’ … ‘installing’ etc. when the Ionic was way past that point … restarted and ready to go.

I have NOT encountered any problems as yet.

Syncs OK, across Wi-Fi.

My day off from running. So, do not know whether the GPS inaccuracies have been fixed.

As usual I have noticed, on the Fitbit Ionic forum, that others are having problems with this firmware update also. I think I have lucked out because my Google Pixel 2 has the latest and greatest Android software that money can get.

I will keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge