If you’re searching for a brand new wearable with a display screen that counts your steps, receives notifications, and may face up to a dunk within the pool, you don’t have to purchase an costly smartwatch. Nor do you must accept an outdated health tracker on eBay. Fitbit makes a pair of health trackers that strike a stability between good and smart with out breaking your price range or sacrificing any of the fashionable options you need in a wearable. Here’s how they stack up.

Fitbit Charge 3 vs Inspire HR: Size, show, and design

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While Fitbit’s Versa and Ionic gadgets have large sq. faces with large shade screens, the Charge 3 and Inspire HR bands are a lot smaller and sleeker. The Inspire is sort of a bit smaller than the Charge 3, however both of the three will match any sized wrist.

  • Charge 3: 1.4 x 0.89 x 0.46 inches
  • Inspire HR: 1.45 x 0.64 x 0.46 inches

With such a small physique, the Inspire HR has a particularly minimal design, with an all-black plastic physique and a single button on the left facet. The Charge 3, then again, is product of both black or rose gold aluminum and had an inductive button that lies flush in opposition to the case, giving it a extra premium end.

The Inspire HR and Charge 3 each have tiny backlit grayscale touchscreen OLED vertical shows, however at 1.57 inches, the Charge 3 is barely larger than the 1.4-inch Inspire HR.

Fitbit Charge 3 vs Inspire HR: Sensors

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The Charge 3 and Inspire HR gadgets are filled with sensors that can rely, monitor, and document your exercise all through the day, however you’re getting much more with the Charge 3.

Charge 3

  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Optical coronary heart price monitor
  • Altimeter
  • Vibration motor
  • Relative SpO2 sensor
  • NFC (particular version solely)

Inspire HR

  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Optical coronary heart price monitor
  • Vibration motor

In a nutshell, the Charge 3 will monitor stairs climbed and oxygen saturation in your blood to finally determine situations like sleep apnea (it’s not reside but), whereas the Inspire HR will monitor primary health exercise reminiscent of steps and standing. The special-edition Charge 3 provides NFC for Fitbit Pay, with no such choice on the Inspire HR, whereas each trackers can be water-proof to 50 meters and desires a cellphone with GPS to trace distance.

Fitbit Charge 3 vs Inspire HR: Apps

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The Charge 3 and Inspire HR characteristic a number of pre-loaded apps with no capacity to delete them or add extra.

Charge 3

  • Exercise
  • Relax
  • Timers
  • Alarms
  • Weather
  • Settings

Inspire HR

  • Exercise
  • Relax
  • Timers
  • Alarms
  • Settings

Fitbit has additionally teased a Calendar app for the Charge 3, nevertheless it’s been “coming soon” because the gadget launched final October.

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