Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire 2 vs Inspire HR – Find Out The Differences

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Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR were released last year, the main difference between these two is that Inspire HR can connect to your phone GPS to enable tracking for outdoor activities which aren’t possible with Inspire. Inspire HR also has heart rate tracking and tracks your sleep stages as well as other metrics that Inspire lacks. This year, Fitbit has announced a follow up in Inspire 2 which unfortunately still lacks inbuilt GPS, but has a longer battery life and features Active Zone Minutes. In this post, I take a look at the differences between the three Fitbit trackers, Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2.

Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2 Specs Compared

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fitbit inspire vs inspire hr compared fitbit inspire hr specsFitbit Inspire 2 Full Specifications

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Features:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Price:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Features:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFitbit InspireFitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire 2
Device typeFitness SmartbandFitness SmartbandFitness Smartband
Predessesor____Fitbit Inspire
Successor______
Released dateMarch, 2019March, 2019September, 2020
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeOLED (monochrome)grayscale OLEDgrayscale OLED
Display size~ 1.4 inch~ 1.4 inch~ 1.4 inch
Display resolution______
Pixel density------
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen
Always-onYesNoNo

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension____37.3 x 16.7 x 12.7 mm
Weight______
Casing materialPlastic ResinPlastic ResinPlastic Resin
Strap/band materialElastomerSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialResinResinResin
Strap size____140 - 180 mm (small)
180 - 220 mm (large)
Screen protectionHardened GlassHardened Glass__
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Sangria
Lilac
Black
White/black
Black
Lunar white
Desert rose

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storage______
Memory card slot____No

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
GPSNoNo, (connected GPS)No, (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYes (excuding sleep stages)YesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNoNo
Heart rate monitoringNoYesYes
CaloriesNoYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressNoYesYes
VO2 Max.NoNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle tracking__YesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNoNo
Triathlon modeNoNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesNoYes, 15+Yes, 20+
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
Music streamingNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoNoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)NoYesYes
CompassNoNoNo
Gyroscope NoNoNo
Ambient lightNoNoNo
Pulse OximeterNoNoNo
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Other sensors______

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Fitbit OSFitbit OSFitbit OS
Chipset------
CPU------
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymerNon-removable lithium polymer
Battery capacity ___
Battery lifeMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 5 daysMixed usage: up to 10 days
Charging typeUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dockUSB based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNoNo
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNoNoNo
Music controlNoNoNo
Find phoneNoYesYes
Text responseNoNoNo

MISC

Payment systemNoNoNo
Compatibility Android, IOS

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Companion appFitbit AppFitbit AppFitbit App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fitbit InspireFitbit Inspire HRFitbit Inspire 2
StrapsStrapsStraps
Magnetic charging dockMagnetic charging dockCharging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Fitbit Inspire vs Inspire HR vs Inspire 2 Features Compared

FeaturesInspireInspire HRInspire 2
SMART FEATURES
DisplayGreyscale OLEDGreyscale OLEDGreyscale OLED
Ambient lightNo
No
No
Always-on-display
Just glance to see what you need during workouts or when your hands are full. (will require frequent charging)
NoNoNo
Syncs Wirelessly
Automatically sync to most popular iOS and Android devices to show your stats, trends and progress on your Fitbit dashboard.
YesYesYes
Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant
Check the weather, set timers, control your smart home devices, and more, powered by Amazon Alexa. Amazon Alexa not available in all countries
NoNoNo
Google Voice Assistant
Check the weather, set timers, control your smart home devices, and more, powered by Google Voice.
NoNoNo
Music Storage
Store and play 300+ songs on your smartwatch—plus download your favorite Pandora stations or Deezer playlists. Paid subscriptions required. Pandora is US only.
NoNoNo
Make Payments
Use your credit and debit cards to make secure purchases anywhere that accepts tap-and-pay.See participating banks
NoNoNo
Smart Notification
See call, text, or calendar notifications on screen & get push notifications from smartphone apps.
YesYesYes
Connect With Wireless Headphones
Listen to your favorite tunes without the wires.
NoNoNo
Connect and Control Music on Spotify
Control your music, songs, and browse recent playlists and podcasts all from your wrist. Works with phone nearby; Spotify Premium subscription required. Not available in all countries.
NoNoNo
Sleep Mode
Use the sleep mode to mute smartphone notifications and stop your screen from turning on at night.
NoNoNo
Do Not Disturb Mode
Use do not disturb mode when you want to mute call, text, calendar, and app notifications during the day.
NoNoNo
Access Apps On Watch
Access your favorite apps for fitness, sports, news, travel, transit, and more with a simple tap.
NoNoNo
Loudspeaker and Microphone
Has a loudspeaker that allows you to play music aloud and as well make and receive calls via Bluetooth connection to the phone.
NoNoNo
EXERCISE FEATURES
Real-Time Using Built In GPS
See your real-time pace and distance without a phone, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.
NoNoNo
Real-Time Using Phone GPS
See your real-time pace and distance by connecting to your phone's GPS, then get a map of your route in the Fitbit app.
NoYesYes
Workout Intensity Map
After outdoor exercise, check your workout intensity map in the Fitbit app to see your heart rate zones throughout your route.
NoYesYes
Active Zone Minutes
Feel a buzz when you reach your target heart rate zones during exercise and celebrate when you earn extra minutes outside of workouts.
NoNoYes
Active Minutes
Calculates active minutes through metabolic equivalents (METs). This metric, which factors in your body mass, is used to estimate exercise intensity.
NoNoYes
Personalized Reminders
Stay on track toward your goals with personalized reminders that remind you to stay active, get hydrated, stick to a sleep schedule and more.
YesYesYes
SmartTrack Exercise Recognition
Automatically record select exercises like running, biking and more & see detailed workout information in the Fitbit app.
YesYesYes
20 Preset Workout Modes
Choose from 20+ exercise modes like run, bike, swim, yoga and more, set a goal, and get real-time stats during your workouts.
NoYesYes
Swimproof
Water-resistant up to 50M, so you can wear your tracker or smartwatch in the shower, pool, and beyond.
YesYesYes
Onscreen Workout Coach
Get personalized on-screen workouts that play on your wrist, coach you through each move and adapt based on your feedback.
NoNoNo
Sedentary Reminder
See how long you've been active throughout the day and get reminders to fit in a few extra steps when you've been sitting a bit too long.
YesYesYes
See Your Heart Rate Zones
Use your personalized fat burn, cardio, and peak heart rate zones to optimize your effort during workouts.
NoYesYes
HEALTH FEATURES
EDA Scan App
The on-wrist EDA Scan app detects electrodermal activity—which may indicate your body’s response to stress—and reveals a graph in the Fitbit app to illuminate it.
NoNoNo
ECG tracking
Monitors your heart rate and can help you detect irregular heart rhythms which can lead to AFib is left untreated
NoNoNo
Cardio Fitness Score (VO2 Max.)
Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score.
NoYesYes
Complete Sleep Tracking
See your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages and get sleep insights to help you improve. https://www.fitbit.com/us/technology
NoYesYes
Female Health Tracking
Know your body on a deeper level using your tracker or smartwatch with the Fitbit app to follow your cycle, record symptoms and more.
YesYesYes
Guided Breathing Session
Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized breathing sessions based on your heart rate.
NoYesYes
SpO2 Sensor
Allows you to see how well your blood utilizes oxygen.
NoNoNo
24/7 Heart Rate Tracking
Use 24/7 heart rate to better track calorie burn, see your resting heart rate trends and get real-time guidance to optimize your workouts.
NoYesYes
Resting Heart Rate
Wear your tracker or smartwatch all day and night to record your resting heart rate and track heart rate over time.
NoYesYes
24/7 Activity Tracking
Track steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity, and stationary time.
YesYesYes
Altimeter
Counts floors climbed
NoNoNo
Sleep Score
Based on your heart rate, time asleep and restlessness, this personalized score helps you better understand your sleep quality each night.
NoYesYes
Sleep Tracking
Understand your rest with automatic sleep tracking and silent alarms on your wrist & bedtime reminders and helpful tips in the app.
YesYesYes
All Day Calorie Burn
Better understand the total number of calories you burn—all day and during workouts—to manage your weight and stay on track toward your goals.
YesYesYes
Battery Life5 days5 days10 days
Fast ChargingNoNoNo

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