- Utilize 24/7 heart rate to more accurately track calorie burn, resting heart rate & heart rate zones during workouts
- Track all-day activity, including steps, distance, hourly activity, active minutes and calories burned
- Automatically track sleep, plus due to the heart rate feature, get more insights into your light, deep & REM sleep stages
- Enjoy up to 5 days of battery for daily progress without constant charging. Varies with use and other factors.
- Automatically and conveniently record workouts like walks, swimming & bike rides in a snap with SmartTrack
With so many years in the game, Fitbit have gained enough experience and got what it takes to take the fitness world by storm. They know what their customers expect from them and give them precisely that. They offer specific products to specific target groups, meaning in between their wide-ranging products, there’s something for everyone. The various Fitbit devices have an overlap in features, meaning there’s no perfect Fitbit activity tracker. Recently, they re-tooled their entire line up of lower end fitness trackers. On 6th March, 2019, Fitbit quietly launched 4 new devices that took the market by surprise on – Versa Lite, Ace 2, Inspire and Inspire HR. Besides being swimproof, each of the 4 devices featured advanced screen personalization options and new accessory lineup. According to their website, Fitbit intends the fitness trackers to provide friendly advice and serious motivation to cultivate healthy habits that will help users reach their weight and fitness goals.
A replacement of the Alta, Flex and Zip, the Fitbit Inspire is a competitively priced but awe-inspiring fitness tracker. With features such as 5-day battery life, wireless sync, all-day calorie burn, water resistance up to 50M and intuitive touchscreen display, the Fitbit Inspire is growing to be a favorite among many people.
Our Verdict: The world finally needed something small but effective, and a nice alternative to the Fitbit Charge 3. Fitbit read that well and came up with a tiny and fashionable design that is more than a fitness tracker. Its small size may be misleading but when you try it out, what it can do will surprise you. It is also easy to use and affordable making it suitable for a casual fitness enthusiast. We highly recommend it if you can live without advanced features like HR monitor, altimeter and GPS.
Overview and Features
The Inspire is currently the cheapest product from Fitbit. Like most low-cost Fitbit’s products, this basic looking fitness tracker’s body is mostly matt plastic, but all the other areas are gloss. While some users find plastic off putting, it may serve its convenience by preventing breakage in the event that the watch falls. Plastic also doesn’t scratch easily. It comes in colors black and sangria to match with almost any outfit. It is lightweight meaning you can wear it to bed with no discomfort. A big thumbs up to the optional clip accessory, making it ideal for professionals who are forbidden from wearing bands on the wrist.
As miniature and unassuming as it is, Fitbit still managed to include a touchscreen that you can swipe to navigate the interface. The interface is pretty much straight forward – swipe up to view tracking metrics, and down to set timers and alarms. The tracker’s screen wakes when you turn your wrist and sleeps when you’re inactive to save on battery life.
There are nine clock faces to choose from. Eight of these are digital ones with one being analog. The digital ones are better and go well with the small screen space. Most of the fonts used are conservative also in a bid to save on the space. A lot could be said of the Inspire. Let’s have a closer look at advanced features.
A lot comes with the sleep tracking feature: silent alarms, sleep tracking, bedtime reminders and essential tips for sleeping. All these aim at monitoring and understanding your sleep patterns for a better and healthier body. Each day’s stats are recorded including the number of hours you’ve been inactive. When you wake up, you will be able to view a chart of your sleep patterns.
5 Days of Battery Life
Depending on the intensity of your use, the Fitbit Inspire fitness tracker can go for 5 days between charges. This comes in handy when you’re in situations or places where you don’t have access to electricity. Charging it when battery is empty takes approximately 2 hours.
The fitness tracker comes with an easy to use on-screen dashboard. All you need to do is swipe the screen to view whatever you want. You can see info on calories burned, activities undertaken and sleeping patterns among others. The fitness tracker’s miniature size limits the number of Apps that can fit in the screen at once. This is, however, solved by swiping left and right to access all other Apps. Tapping on the Apps opens them.
Connect your Fitbit Inspire to your phone’s GPS device and get real-time updates on your pace and distance stats. Get vital stats when you’re jogging, cycling, walking or hiking. The numbers of steps you take are also counted. When you cover more distance each day, you work towards attaining your long-term goals.
The fitness tracker is water resistant up to 50 Meters. You don’t have to take it off while in the swimming pool, taking a shower or performing other water-related activities. It also comes with an automatic tracker recording the amount of time spent on swimming.
Fashionable and Stylish Design
Its silicone material is comfortable and lightweight. It is topped up with a sleek appearance that goes well with a piece of jewelry. You don’t have to look all official with the Fitbit Inspire fitness tracker. Try different styles for a unique look.
Band and Accessories
Change the classic band to fit in with your outfit for a more casual and stylish look. The bands come in sophisticated patterns, premium Horween leather, and different metal meshes. You aren’t restricted with this particular tracker. Wear it the way you desire. These accessories are sold separately from the fitness tracker.
In collaboration with the Fitbit App, your sleeping pattern is monitored. All details are taken: the amount of time spent in deep, light and REM sleeps. They are stored in the App when you want to refer to them in the future. In addition, you get tips on how to improve your sleeping and rest patterns.
With the backlit OLED Display, the touchscreen is highly sensitive. Unlike other trackers which come with either touchscreen or buttons options solo, the Inspire comes in a mix of both. The buttons come at the side and act as ‘back’ and ‘on/off’ toggle.
Recognizing Workouts Automatically
The Fitbit Inspire automatically recognizes when you are working out. These workouts include walking, running, cycling, hiking and swimming among others. Afterward, the stats are recorded in the Fitbit App. This is for you to check up when need arises.
With the Wi-Fi option available, the Fitbit Inspire is able to synchronize with 200+ iPhone, Android, and Windows 10 devices. This is as long as the devices are at a close diameter. With these features, you are able to perform almost every activity with your fitness tracker similar to your phone.
Small size that is super comfortable
Automatic exercise recognition
Long battery life
Stylish and attractive design
No archive notifications available, real-time only.
Absence of heart rate
Conclusion and Rating
Smart Fitness Geek.com Product Rating: 4/5
Fitbit Inspire is the new face of entry-level options in Fitbit’s portfolio. The company created a stylish but affordable product with a basic set of features (basic sleep tracking, calories, steps) for those on a budget. The Fitbit Inspire is an affordable way to get a little motivation. Lack of heart rate sensor is a big drawback to its users, but a small price to pay for the low price. The activity tracker suits different occasions as it can do a passable impression of a premium wearable.