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The Fitbit Inspire is a disappointingly unambitious fitness tracker. What it does, it doesn’t pleasantly enough. But it does little, and there are more feature-packed alternatives available for less.
Still, there’s something to be said for the unassailable “nice” factor of Fitbits. It doesn’t have ambitious but wobbly parts like the Honor Band 4, which makes the tracker effortlessly easy to use.
Such cosy friendliness might be enough to earn the Fitbit Inspire a full-on recommendation if its battery lasted longer. However, it needs to be recharged every few days despite doing very little aside from counting steps and having all the power of a 1990s calculator.
Will we warn classic Fitbit fans away from it? Those just looking to get a bit more active, without much of a keen interest in tech? Absolutely not. The value of its breezy style and classy first-party accessories shouldn’t be underestimated.
Who is this for?
The Fitbit Inspire is aimed at the classic Fitbit buyer, someone who wants a hand to help become a little more active.
It’s clearly not for tech-heads. With more accessory options than features, style matter here, even if it’s provided by extra bands rather than the device itself.
Should you buy it?
If you want to track runs or gym sessions, don’t buy an Inspire. If you want to get truly great value for money, don’t buy an Inspire. However, it’s still a decent buy if you’re after something simple that will track your steps.
First reviewed: March 2019
Andrew is a freelance journalist and has been writing and editing for some of the UK's top tech and lifestyle publications including TrustedReviews, Stuff, T3, TechRadar, Lifehacker and others.