The small Fitbit Inspire HR fitness tracker will encourage your development of healthier daily routines. The Fitbit Inspire 2 has replaced it, adding features like Fitbit’s “intensity minutes” measure and more workout monitoring capabilities. However, Inspire HR is still a good option if your requirements are straightforward.
Fitbit Inspire HR: Price
The Fitbit Inspire HR is now available for purchase through several independent stores in the US, UK, and Australia, in addition to the official Fitbit website.
With prices starting at $99.95, £89.99, and AU$179.95. The Fitbit Inspire HR is slightly more pricey than its heart-rate-free sister.
The price quoted above is for a silicone band version. Other bands, such as leather, double wrap, and stainless steel, range in price from $24.95 (£19.99) to $64.95 (£59.99) (AU$44.95) to $99.95 (AU$149.95).
The Inspire HR’s look will be rather recognizable for anyone who has worn one of the Fitbit bands from the past few years. The brain of the gadget is a tiny plastic tablet that attaches to two silicone rubber bands.
You can choose between white, lilac, or black for this tracker. Silicone bands are included by default, but if you prefer a more formal or different look, you can upgrade to alternative straps. The display may be turned on and off, and if you’re in another menu. A physical button on the tracker’s left side will take you back to the home page. By pushing the side button while working out, you can pause and resume your routine at any time.
Since the Inspire lacks built-in GPS, the only Fitbits that can be used to track outdoor runs and bike rides without a phone are the Charge 4 and the Ionic smartwatch. The heart-rate sensor in Inspire allows for more health and fitness functions. Therefore the more expensive HR is better than, the less expensive option.
For example, if your heart rate is too high. You can perform guided breathing exercises using the Relax app.
Although the base-model band of the Inspire lacks a heart-rate sensor for determining your sleep stages. It nonetheless maintains reliable sleep monitoring.
Although Fitbit advertises that the Inspire can last up to five days between charges, the Inspire HR I tested only tracked my workouts and sleep for three days.
So while the less expensive Inspire won’t have a heart-rate sensor and will probably last longer, it won’t give you a comprehensive picture of your fitness and health.
You may wear the Inspire HR in the shower without fearing it will get damaged because it has a swim-proof construction. In addition, Inspire HR can truly measure swim lengths, durations, distances, and pace. When we first reviewed the device, we incorrectly believed it couldn’t track swims.
The other features were also carefully considered. For example, while Fitbit tracks your heart rate, the guided breathing app instructs you to concentrate on a circle that expands and contracts for two or five minutes to help you pace your breathing.
To help you assess your general level of fitness and, more significantly, evaluate your progress over time, it will even provide you with an estimate of your VO2 Max.