Fitbit Inspire HR

The Fitbit Inspire HR offers a decent set of fitness features at an affordable price – and its heart monitor takes things to the next level. It logs your sleep, snags notifications from your phone and thanks to Connected GPS is the perfect partner for a couch-to-5K programmed. The Inspire HR is not just a step counter for recovering couch potatoes. There’s only one glaring bad bit. It isn’t good for three to four days of battery life tracker like the Fitbit Inspire HR.

Fitbit Inspire HR

Design and Build

Most Fitbits are the kind of tracker you wear 24×7, and so is the Fitbit Inspire HR. It’s small, it’s light, and so comfortable you could forget you’re wearing the thing. You get a silicone strap as standard, two of them in different sizes actually, but you can trade up too. It makes a leather strap, a steel strap and silicone ones with funky patterns. You just flick a lever on the back of each end of the underside to replace the strap. It also has a “proper” watch-style strap.

Don’t fancy spending an extra wedge for a new look? The Fitbit Inspire HR comes in all-black and lilac as well as the two tone. It is ready for just about anything too. Like the hardiest of bands, it is 5ATM water resistant and can wear it in the shower, or the swimming pool. And give it a rinse after a particularly grueling, sweaty run.
This isn’t a hardcore tracker, mind. The screen covering is plastic rather than toughened glass, so be careful not to scrape it along any brick walls when flailing like Phoebe from Friends when going for a “PB” run time.

Screen and Interface

It has a dinky little monochrome screen. It’s not fancy next to the bolder, colorful Honor Band 4, but it is clear. And thanks to the OLED panel each pixel is a dot of bright light in a sea of perfect black. There are only a handful of clock faces and all but one is digital. But there’s only so much you can do with a low-res black and white screen anyway. Where Fitbit claws some cred back from a color rival is the interface. It is like just about every Fitbit ever and also nice to use. That may sound a compliment so vague as to be meaningless, but it’s important.

There are no weird laggy bits, no badly designed parts to the interface or features that seem too ambitious to work properly. Such things are common in price-gouging budget bands. For the most part, you just flick up and down on the screen to get to the various features and info pages. Each bounce onto the screen with a charmingly animated transition. Not too plain, not too desperate to inject a thoroughly distinct personality.

Battery Life and Warranty

Fitbit claims the Inspire HR will deliver up to 5 days of battery life but my experience was not as optimistic. I averaged three days of juice when using the tracker for daily one-hour workouts with connected GPS, frequent incoming alerts, 24/7 heart monitoring, and overnight sleep tracking.
Fitbit offers a 45-day money back guarantee and a one-year limited warranty, which covers manufacturer defects.

Fitbit Inspire HR Key Specifications


Manufacturer Fitbit Inc.
Product Type Activity tracker
Wearing Style Wrist
Clock Display Yes
Integrated Components Heart rate sensor
Set Goals Yes
Tracking Data Activity, calories burned, distance, heart rate, sleep activity, sleep stages, steps taken, time


Screen Size 1.4-inch
Display Type OLED
Touch Type Yes Multi -Touch

Dimension and Weight

Width 0.6 in
Depth 0.5 in
Height 1 in
Weight 0.71 oz


OS Platform Proprietary OS


Wireless Interface Bluetooth 4.0
SIM Slot No
Bluetooth Bluetooth version: V4.0


Battery Capacity Lithium-polymer Battery 5 Days of Battery Life
Charging Technology Charging Cradle

Body Resistance

Body Protection Waterproof up to 50 meters


Sensors 3-axis accelerometer, heart rate
Features activity and sleep tracker, 24/7 heart rate monitor, sleep monitoring, advanced calorie burned tracker, goal-based exercise mode, guided breathing session, sedentary reminder, call and message notifications, social app notifications, alarm, timer, stop watch


Compatibility Android and iOS

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