11 February 2019
Fitbit has quietly launched two new fitness trackers named Inspire and Inspire HR. The reason behind a quiet release is that these new products are not meant for the common public. They have been released under the Fitbit Health Solutions program aimed at corporates. It means these cannot be purchased online or by walking into a store like other fitness trackers.
Starting with the Fitbit Inspire, it features a touchscreen OLED display of unknown size. It has activity, sleep, and calories burned tracking capabilities. It can send alerts to remind users to move and goal celebrations to keep them motivated. It is water resistant up to 50 meters which means it can be taken for one's swimming sessions. The battery on the fitness tracker is claimed to last for up to five days on a single charge. When connected with a smartphone, it can alert users about calls, SMSes, and calendar events.
As for the Fitbit Inspire HR, it is capable of doing everything that the normal variant does but with some extra capabilities. The biggest one is the ability to monitor one's heart-rate continuously. It can track different stages of sleep which include light, deep, and REM. It has a goal-based exercise mode which supports over 15 exercises. Other features include monitoring cardio fitness level and in-built GPS for real-time location tracking even without a smartphone.
There are no information on the Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR pricing as they are not meant for common users. These will be sold exclusively via Fitbit corporate, wellness, health plan, and health systems partners and customers of their organizations, participants, and members. It means if you are interested and would like to get one, make sure you get your organization interested too.