Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR Compared

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The Fitbit Inspire is the latest fitness tracker to join the rich list of Fitbit’s fitness-focused wearables, and the Inspire is available in two models; the Inspire HR and Inspire. The main difference between these two is that the Inspire HR going by its name has a heart rate sensor which the Inspire lacks. As a result, the Inspire HR has more activity tracking features than the Inspire which we have detailed below. In this guide, we take a look at the differences between these two to help make the right choice.

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Fitbit Inspire Specifications

Fitbit Inspire Specifications, Features and Price

Fitbit Inspire HR Specifications and features

Fitbit Inspire HR Specifications, Features and Price

Price $89.00 $16,999,169.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Fitbit Inspire Fitbit Inspire HR
Device type Fitness smartband Fitness smartband
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date March, 2019 March, 2019
Predecessor
Successor
Versions
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 37 x 16.7 x 12.6 mm 37 x 16.7 x 12.6 mm
Weight 20g 20g
Shape Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Plastic Resin Plastic Resin
Strap material Elastomer Silicone
Bezel material Plastic Resin Plastic Resin
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Sangria Black, Lilac, White
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.4 inches 1.4 inches
Display type Monochrome, OLED Monochrome, OLED
Display resolution 126 x 36 px 126 x 36 px
Pixel density
Always on No No
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth calling No No
GPS No (connected GPS), No
NFC No No
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No No
Bluetooth music No No
Loudspeaker No No
Microphone No No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter No No
Ambient light No No
Barometer No No
Compass No No
ECG No No
Gyroscope No No
HRM No Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) No No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors Vibration motor Vibration motor
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring No Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed No No
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes No 15
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity
Battery life Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+ Regular: 5 days+, Standby: 8 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Fitbit OS Fitbit OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Fitbit App Fitbit App
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system None None
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes
Voice command No No
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Fitbit Inspire, Manual, Straps Charger, Fitbit Inspire HR, Manual, Straps
Price $89.00 $16,999,169.99

Which is Better?

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR
The Inspire HR is a more equipped tracker
  • DESIGN AND DISPLAY:
  • Both the Inspire and Inspire HR have same appearance, and the design is the same except for the difference in available colors. Each of the two has a 1.4 inches display size powered by a monochrome OLED display. Both trackers also have a touch-sensitive screen.

  • ACTIVITY TRACKING:

The main difference between Inspire and Inspire HR comes in their respective activity tracking capabilities.

  1. While each of these two is equipped to track your daily activities such as steps, distance, active minutes, calories burned, automatic recognition for select sport modes, menstrual cycle logging via the Fitbit app, and sleep tracking, the Inspire lacks a heart rate sensor, and as a result, is unable to track your sleep stages and heart rate. The Inspire HR can track your sleep stages, it will track your heart rate 24/7 as well as track your heart rate zones and resting heart rate.
  2. Moreover, the Inspire HR will give you a fitness score based on your fitness level.
  3. Furthermore, while each of these two lacks a built-in GPS, only the Inspire HR can track your routes and locations when you carry your phone along. In other words, Fitbit Inspire lacks connected GPS functionality.
  4. The Inspire HR features a breathing app that can guide you through a breathing session when you’re stressed. There is no breathing app on the Fitbit Inspire.
  5. The Inspire HR also features a sedentary reminder that reminds you to move when you sit idle for too long. This isn’t present on the Fitbit Inspire.
  6. Moreover, with the Inspire HR, you get 15 preloaded workout modes to choose from which are not present on the Fitbit Inspire.

VERDICT: Although these two are great choices for keeping tab on your fitness goals, the Inspire HR being more equipped with a heart rate sensor is a more comprehensive activity tracker and is clearly a better choice.