Fitbit inspire 3
Choice of the DT editors
“The Fitbit Inspire 3 offers accurate fitness tracking with an exceptionally comfortable and lightweight design.”
Precise fitness sensors
The battery lasts over a week without recharging
Affordable price point
An altimeter is missing
Charger is difficult to disconnect
It’s hard to lose weight and stay healthy if you’re not monitoring your physical condition on a daily basis, which is why it’s a good idea to invest in a fitness tracker like the Fitbit Inspire 3. The Inspire 3 is one of the smaller, lighter and more affordable products in the Fitbit range and the question is whether it can offer everything you need in a fitness tracker despite its minimalist design.
The first thing that struck me about the Inspire 3 was how light it is, and second how its small size and weight makes it far more comfortable than any other smartwatch I’ve ever used. I really liked the Fitbit Charge 4 I used to wear, but I’m easily irritated by watches and have put it down frequently. With the Inspire 3, I often forget it’s even there, and I rarely feel the need to remove it.
The Inspire 3 comes with a long and a short strap, both of which are made of a soft, rubber-like material. I have unusually large wrists, but the longer of the two straps that comes with it fits with two extra cut-outs.
Unfortunately, the optional stainless steel band that Fitbit sells is one-size-fits-all, which in this case didn’t mean me. I’m a big fan of the feel of the standard rubberized strap, which comes in Midnight Zen, Lilac Bliss, and Morning Glow.
After a full week of continuous use, the Inspire 3 was only down to 40% battery life, although I was impatient and initially only charged it to 90%. Extrapolated to the amount of battery discharged over a week and depending on usage, the Inspire 3 will offer around two weeks of use before needing to be recharged. That’s excellent considering Fitbit advertises the Inspire 3 with a 10-day battery life.
The Inspire 3’s new AMOLED display is beautiful, with vibrant colors and deep blacks. It’s also bright enough to see in bright sunlight. The actual surface area of the display only takes up a small portion of the watch face, with large bezels on each side, but it’s perfectly adequate and I’ve never felt like it’s too small.
Pinching the Inspire 3 to wake it up works reliably with good force feedback, and motion activation is similarly reliable. The touchscreen is responsive and easy to navigate despite its small size.
The Inspire 3’s actual fitness tracking accuracy is really impressive. I was able to follow along and watch the pedometer log each step perfectly, and the heart rate sensor seems more accurate than those in other trackers I’ve used. When I wore the device while ziplining, I could see exactly where my heart rate was rising while riding the lines. Sleep tracking is similarly improved over my previous experience with other fitness trackers.
The fitness tracking accuracy of the Inspire 3 is really impressive.
My only real complaints about the Inspire 3 are that it can be a bit difficult to detach from its charging dock and the device lacks an altimeter. However, these problems are fairly minor.
I really liked the Inspire 3’s Relaxation mode, where it guides you through a few minutes of slow, measured breathing. With this feature, I was able to reduce my heart rate from 76 beats per minute to 70. Using the exercise mode to track a specific activity is also useful, as are the alarm and time features built into the wearable. I also like the Find My Phone feature, which will set off an alarm on your phone when it’s connected to the Inspire 3, making it easier for you to find it.
The Fitbit app is a key part of the package, and it’s as good as it gets. I credit using the app in conjunction with the Charge 4 for helping me lose a lot of weight in 2020, and it works just as well with the Inspire 3. My strategy is to use the data generated by the Fitbit to help me assess and regulate my food and water intake. This way I can figure out how much I can eat each day without exceeding my calorie burn and be more aware of the nutrients I’m eating.
It is extremely helpful to have many excellent graphs in the app to measure my health and fitness progress. I find that the more conscious I am about my health, the more encouraged I am to pursue and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The free version of the app is great, but if you jump for the $10 per month (or $80 = per year). Premium SubscriptionGet a wealth of additional fitness analysis and content. This includes advanced sleep analysis, wellness reports and mindfulness sessions, as well as games, recipes and video training.
The Inspire 3 is available today for $100, which seems like a steal considering the quality and features of the device. There are few compromises in its design that its small size hasn’t necessitated.
Perhaps the best praise I can give the Fitbit Inspire 3 is that it’s a fitness tracker and smartwatch that I will actually wear and use. It achieves what no other watch (smart or not) has been able to offer me, which is 24/7 convenience. Add to that the excellent battery life and all the fitness metrics and features I need and the Inspire 3 is just about perfect for me. It’s a simple device, but sometimes simple is better.
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