Fitbit Inspire 3 is a next-gen entry-level wearable that would help you track key metrics like heart rate, sleep, stress and more
The wearable fitness gadgets market is likely to grow in terms of demand due to the fast convergence of health care with digital technology. Fitness freaks today, are not just content with basic information like bodyweight. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to the increased awareness about these devices.
The growing demand triggers device development and innovation as more market players go all-out to capture a higher market share. Fitbit Inspire 3 is one among the latest products launched into the world of fitness trackers. The Google-owned manufacturer has sold over 120 million devices and has an active user base of 29 million spread over 100 countries.
Inspire 3 is the next gen entry-level wearable device from Fitbit, which helps you track key metrics like activity, heart rate, sleep, stress and more round the clock. It’s thin and lightweight in design and comes in with a vibrant color touchscreen and long battery life that can last up to 10 days, based on usage.
Fitbit Inspire 3: Inspired by Luxe
The design takes inspiration from the Fitbit Luxe and it is now a rounded pebble unlike a flat one. It can be removed from the band entirely and attached to a different wristband or even clipped onto your clothes. It packs capsense buttons and a touchscreen, with a 124 x 206px Gorilla Glass screen and plastic casing.
The display is bright enough to make notifications and metrics more readable. A wide range of clock faces are also available. There’s a new always-on feature which gives you all the information without switching the device on.
This feature has a “3+ days with default settings” for better battery life. Without using the always-on feature, you’ll get up to 10 days like the Inspire 2. A drawback of the screen is that the OLED panel only takes up about half the vertical space on the front and the rest is all bezel.
The device is water-resistant up to 50 meters, and packs an always-on display functionality for the first time. The active zone minutes are tracked automatically and will demonstrate on-screen when you’re in fat burn, cardio or peak zones informing you how hard you’re working.
Combined with the usual heart rate sensor, you can see how you respond to situations like alcohol, altitude, caffeine or a cold, so you can take correctional measures.
Features that make you stay healthy for an affordable price
The Inspire 3 will also monitor your oxygen saturation levels (SpO2). It can recommend your Daily Readiness Score, which provides detailed info on how ready you are to take on workouts. This feature is premium-locked after the initial six-month trial.
Your Sleep and Stress Management scores will be available in the Fitbit app, but more detailed historic data is a premium service. The SmartWake alarm helps you wake within a specific 30-minute window and a loud alarm doesn’t disturb others. You can do guided breathing exercises which helps you fall asleep faster.
Having said that, it doesnt mean that the device doesnt have its disadvantages. The biggest disappointment is that the Fitbit Inspire 3 does not have built-in GPS. Therefore, you need to carry your phone with you on rides or runs in order to utilize connected GPS.
Moreover, without the Fitbit Premium membership, the Inspire 3 will seize to provide some of its main features. Still, just under $100, the Fitbit Inspire 3 is an affordable and a user-friendly tracker with most of the essential features.