Fitbit Inspire 3 vs Inspire 2 – What upgraded features does the Inspire 3 offer over the Inspire 2?
The Fitbit Inspire has reached its third generation and is currently available for presale. The most recent Inspire is a budget-friendly wearable that emphasises motivating users to live healthier lives. Doing so through vibrations and on-screen prompts. The Inspire 3 is typical of these compact trackers in that it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. Plus, it can be purchased for a reasonable price.
There’s been a lot of speculation regarding the Fitbit Inspire 3’s price, release date, features, design, and battery life. Especially since it was unveiled with the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4.
I’m hoping that the Fitbit Inspire 3 lives up to the high expectations set by the Inspire 2. After all, it was regarded as one of the best fitness trackers available.
Check out our full review of Fitbit watches in 2022 or compare all the current fitbit models here.
Price and release date of the Fitbit Inspire 3
Priced at $99.95 in the US and £84.99 in the UK, the Fitbit Inspire 3 is reasonably priced. Sadly, Australian prices are not yet available. The Fitbit Inspire 3 will cost less than the Inspire 2 did, by a significant amount. This is because the accompanying Fitbit Premium subscription is reduced from a full year to just six months.
Although new Fitbits can be pre-ordered right now, I only know that they will be available towards the end of September.
Fitbit Inspire 3 vs Inspire 2 – Design
The Versa and Sense’s designs have been completely replaced with that of the new Fitbit Inspire 3. Inspired by the Luxe, the Inspire resembles a rounded pebble again.
It can now be taken off the band and attached to garments. Kinda like an old-school iPod Shuffle or worn on a different bracelet. The 124 x 206px Gorilla glass touchscreen of the gadget is enclosed in a plastic casing. There are no physical buttons.
The fact that this was a vast improvement over the Inspire series’ previous iteration is why it was popular. The additional wristbands and clips are available separately, I have no idea how much they will cost. Nevertheless, it’s a wonderful idea that the Inspire 3 will offer a tonne of adjustability.
The Inspire 3 collects a lot of data through skin-to-skin contact. But it is unknown how accurate the metrics will be when clipped off the wrist. Of course, testing will be done once we get our hands on one.
Now, the Inspire has a rounder design that is also thin and water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres. Also, it offers an always-on display. With the Inspire 3, you can fasten it and forget about it because the activity zone minutes are tracked automatically.
Throughout the day, the fitness tracker will quietly remind you to get up and move about, and during your workout, it will display on the screen whether you are in the fat-burning, cardio, or peak zones. Your oxygen saturation, or SpO2, can be monitored by the Inspire 3, which can speed up the healing process.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 creates a statistic called Daily Readiness Score to show you how prepared you are for demanding workouts or a demanding schedule. For example, it might say you should slow down because today definitely isn’t the best day to run a 10k and aim for a new personal best. This feature is premium-locked and will cost you money after the six-month free trial period.
Your Sleep and Stress Management scores will be displayed in the Fitbit app, but access to your complete historical data will require a Fitbit Premium subscription.
If you use a SmartWake alarm, you may programme it to go off within a 30-minute window when you’re getting the least amount of sleep. This will prevent you from being overly groggy and will prevent you from waking up your bed partner. Guided breathing exercises on your wrist might be just what the doctor ordered if you’re searching for a quick meditation session or a technique to fall asleep more quickly.
The Inspire 3 resembles its predecessor in terms of most of its traits. The Inspire 3 can “capture all your movement,” according to Fitbit, including “active zone minutes,” calories burned, mileage, heart rate, and steps.
You can wear the Inspire 3 all the time and use its stress and sleep tracking capabilities and not worry about the battery dying. All due to a 78mAh battery.
With the updated display, Fitbit is advertising a 3+ day battery life on a single charge. This is quite less than the Inspire 2. I’m not mad that this hasn’t gone down and you can expect future improvements, also depending on whether the screen is always on.
Previous Rumours about the Inspire 3
There have been leaks of information regarding the impending Fitbit Inspire 3.
Researchers at 9to5Google found references to three additional devices in the official Fitbit app for Android in March 2022. The two square devices—codenamed Hera and Rhea—probably stand in for the Fitbit Sense 2 and Fitbit Versa 4, even though we just know their screen resolutions.
The third device, Nyota, has the same resolution as the 2021 Fitbit Luxe (124 x 208 pixels). This gave rise to speculation that a Luxe 2 would be forthcoming.
Other models coming out
The Versa 4 and Sense 2 have been released together with the Inspire 3.
The internet has been flooded with test model images and videos from Fitbit, feeding rumours that the firm would launch a number of new devices this year, including the Versa 4 and Sense 2.
The Versa 4 will be Fitbit flagship smartwatch while the Sense will top that up with extra health-related features such as a ECG, stress monitoring, body temperature and smart health alerts. You can compare all the top models here.
Fitbit Inspire 3 vs Inspire 2 – Which is better?
I still recommend the Fitbit Inspire 2 for your active lifestyle, if you’re on a budget and can get it cheap.
Full-colour OLED screens would be a significant improvement over the monochromatic memory-in-pixel displays used by the Fitbit Inspire, Inspire HR, and Inspire 2 so that’s a great reason to get the Inspire 3 which is a good-looking entry-level band that carries an affordable price.
Last Updated on September 29, 2022
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