Well thought out device, extremely good health tracker
My last Fitbit was the original Flex model, which lasted a good few years. I wanted something with a decent battery life, there’s not much point having one of these devices if it spends an hour a day in a charging dock (like my Smart Watch, which doesn’t really cut it as a fitness/sleep tracker)
I saw that this model also had HR tracking, so I thought that would also be worth having – what I didn’t realise was that the HR tracking is _continual_ – it’s always tracking, which given the long battery life, I find incredible.
I was slightly concerned about the lack of a physical button (the older Inspire model had a clicky/tactile button), but the one onboard the Inspire 2 is just as functional, it has haptic feedback so you can feel when you’ve pressed it and it’s just as functional as the older style button.
The touch screen is very responsive and glides through the various displays with ease, but ultimately a device like this is for data gathering, any number crunching will be done on a phone/laptop, but the relevant real-time data points are all there (current HR, steps for day, active minutes, calories burnt and so on)
The wristband is basic but very comfy (and more importantly, stable – it doesn’t slide/roll around the wrist), my initial thoughts were to replace the strap with something else, but after a few days of wearing it, I’ve realised that’s it’s just about right.
The included (year long) FitBit premium is a nice touch, I’m not sure how much benefit I’ll get from this over and above the standard FitBit plan, but time will tell. Some of the premium features seem to include longer-term data analysis, so maybe this will prove useful. But I’ve set myself a reminder to cancel the automatic payment continuation next year, just in case I’m not using it.
Overall very pleased, the unit is put together really well and they’ve clearly honed the design over many years/iterations, it seamlessly integrates with your phone’s app and was a breeze to setup.