Fitbit Inspire vs Fitbit Inspire HR

Looking to enter the fitness tracker world and not sure whether to get the Fitbit Inspire or the Inspire HR?

Then, check out or showdown where we pit them against each other.

Identifying differences, similarities and why you should choose one over another.

Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker, One Size (S and L Bands Included), 1 Count
Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
Title
Fitbit Inspire HR
Fitbit Inspire
Price
$98.95
$104.99
Heart Rate Monitor
Cardio Fitness Score
Heart Rate Zone
Sleep Score
Sleep Stages
Connected GPS
Works with clip
Guided breathing sessions
Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker, One Size (S and L Bands Included), 1 Count
Title
Fitbit Inspire HR
Price
$98.95
Heart Rate Monitor
Cardio Fitness Score
Heart Rate Zone
Sleep Score
Sleep Stages
Connected GPS
Works with clip
Guided breathing sessions
Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker, One Size (S and L Bands Included)
Title
Fitbit Inspire
Price
$104.99
Heart Rate Monitor
Cardio Fitness Score
Heart Rate Zone
Sleep Score
Sleep Stages
Connected GPS
Works with clip
Guided breathing sessions

Design

In terms of design both of these trackers are lightweight, small and discrete to the point where you might not notice you are wearing it.

Due to the addition of the heart rate monitor the Inspire HR is slightly thicker and you are able to swap out the bands on both. The material differs between the Inspire that has a durable elastomer material with a peg and loop whilst the Inspire HR uses silicone with an aluminium buckle and tang. You can of course get 3rd party straps from Amazon, Etsy and even Fitbit themselves.

The face of the unit is a 128 x 72mm greyscale OLED touchscreen and there is a single button that allows you to select options as you navigate through the settings

Fitbit Inspire Fitness Tracker, One Size (S and L Bands Included)

Fitbit Inspire

Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker, One Size (S and L Bands Included), 1 Count

Fitbit Inspire HR

Both are water resistant to 50 metres and can do basic swimming tracking in terms of duration. They both come pre-loaded with a number of apps that allow you to track steps, distance, calories burnt and other things you’d expect from a fitness tracker.

The fact that the Inspire HR has the heart rate monitor opens up features that are not available on the base model. Particularly the following:-

  • Cardio Score
  • Connected GPS
  • Sleep Stages
  • 2 to 5 minute guided breathing exercises

Conclusion

Unless you are on a really tight budget it is worth spending the little extra for the HR as the extra functionality will let you do that little bit more with your tracker and benefit from some of the more recent innovations.

Either way both of these trackers are good entries into the fitness tracker world.

Last update on 2021-12-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API