O Inspire 2 é a smartband mais básica do catálogo Fitbit. In short, it lacks some of the sensors found in pricier smartbands, but it still offers the excellent support, continuing education and health tracking the brand is known for.
How is her day? Is it more fun than Fitbit Luxe? I’ve been using the Fitbit Inspire 2 as my training and sleep companion for a few days now, and I’ll share all my impressions with you in the next few paragraphs.
I can already say that thanks to our import partner USCloser, we were able to test this fitness tracker, which makes it easier to ship Gringa products to Brazil.
construction and design
At first glance, the Inspire 2 doesn’t appear to be a Fitbit smartband, as it totally deviates from the standard the company uses in its more expensive models – although the price difference between them isn’t huge.
The strap case is made of plastic rather than metal for the Charge 5 and Luxe respectively, with only glass on top to cover the screen. There are no buttons here, but the Fitbit includes two touch-sensitive areas on the side for navigating the interface.
The smartband also has a very simple and understated look – even if it weren’t for the company logo imprinted on the wristband and case, the Inspire 2 could belong to any other company except Fitbit. In my opinion, this model lacks more attention.
I once found the Fitbit Luxe impressively small and light, but the Inspire 2 does it better. But here, it’s clear that simpler materials and the lack of sensors definitely affect the smaller size.
In fact, you can barely feel the Inspire 2 on your wrist, which is good. The silicone wristband makes no difference either, except for the extra unit that Fitbit ships in the package in case your wrist is as big as mine. Fortunately, this accessory did not cause me allergies like other brands.
Despite being a basic model, the Inspire 2 is water resistant and can be submerged up to 50 meters deep. So you can easily shower, swim or even take a heavy shower.
I’ve looked at other Fitbit smartbands and they all suffer from the same problem: the front edge is ridiculously thick. On the Inspire 2, they’re even thicker and the screen space is so small that the company had to add two buttons on the side to help with navigation.
Fitbit doesn’t mention the Inspire 2’s panel size, but it appears to be similar in size to the Luxe’s panel, as it loses a lot in terms of quality. Believe it or not, we have an OLED screen here, but it only shows black and white. The appearance even resembles an illegal product.
The result is what you’d expect: even with OLED, blacks are gray and whites are dull and poorly defined. The brightness control, in turn, is very limited, offering only two levels, weak and “strong”. It also has a “sleep mode” that makes the tones warmer, but that doesn’t make a difference in practice.
Basically it’s just for you to see basic information like time, date, count and steps and heart rate as the notification display is hampered by the screen size and quality.
Settings and performance
The Inspire 2 has the basic functionality of a smartband, so you can read messages (but not reply to them), set alarms, timers, log steps, track exercise, sleep, and some health metrics like heart rate, stress, and cycles. menstrual. .
Overall, the base of the Inspire 2 works well, but I was expecting more, mainly because it costs around R$500. No built-in GPS, no support for other apps, no internal memory or dedicated system.
The band’s interface is different from the Fitbit Luxe, which would be a nice touch considering how well it fits on the small screen. The Inspire 2i’s icons and animations are pixelated, much like the cheesy (but very nostalgic) interface of a brick game.]
At the very least, the interesting thing about the Inspire 2 is that, despite being the base model, it still has all the support of the Fitbit app. I have already commented in other comments that I think this platform is the best there is.
Despite not officially operating in Brazil, the translation into Portuguese is very good, navigation is simple but very complete, there is even a tab where you can access different levels and categories of training, reasoning exercises, planning guided tours and many more. other activities.
Many activities are free, but if you want full support, you’ll need to subscribe to Fitbit Premium. Subscriptions are not cheap, but I believe the price is compatible with all the features it offers. If you own a Fitbit product, I recommend subscribing.
Basically, the Inspire 2 only has a heart rate sensor. With it, however, the bracelet can monitor heart rate, variability, sleep quality, average calories burned, skin temperature, heart rate and stress 24 hours a day.
But that’s all. It doesn’t have a sensor that can monitor blood oxygen levels (Sp02) like the Luxe, nor does it have a sensor that can monitor blood oxygen levels (Sp02) like the Charge 5. the same as the Deluxe.
The Inspire 2 performed relatively well in my tests. Heart rate sensors generally do not fail during exercise and at rest, and they even have good accuracy.
Sleep tracking also works relatively well, but it’s not as accurate as I’d like it to be. On one of those nights, the smartband just wasn’t recording data, like I wasn’t sleeping. In another, she made me go to bed and wake up at the wrong time.
In terms of sports, the Inspire 2 supports a total of 20 types, in addition to Luxe and Charge 5. In addition, only 6 are automatically recognized, such as running, cycling, swimming and elliptical.
Recognition works fine, but not very fast. On workout days I did a 20 minute elliptical and the calories, average heart rate and minutes didn’t show up in the app until the next day.
With a lower quality screen and fewer features, the Inspire 2 promises longer battery life, up to 10 days in this case.
I’d say I didn’t have enough time to drain the Inspire 2’s battery, but to my surprise, by day six, using it every day and activating all the features, there was still 61% left.
That said, there’s a good chance it can easily make it to day ten, or even go past a point, depending on how often you exercise.