After a 9-month separation from my Fitbit, I’m in the market for another activity tracker. Like a junkie, I couldn’t stay away. 😛
But seriously, I miss my Fitbit, and since I am getting more serious about my cardio fitness for heart-health reasons, it will be a useful tool. I don’t want bells and whistles, or a smart watch. I‘d like something that tracks steps, heart rate and HR zones. So, anyone wants to share their Fitbit recommendations? Or if there‘s another activity tracker I’m missing out on, let me know, too.
Thanks for the side by side comparison, Skwigg. I’m definitely leaning towards the Inspire. I realized i didn’t need the apps, and also prefer something small. This is also going to sound ridiculous, but the reason why I’ve held out so long is because I’ve had a string of bad luck with watches since my Fitbit going MIA in November. I lose them, or the strap breaks. So I wasn’t keen on spending a bit of money on another tracker/watch that will potentially get lost. That said, Fitbit has a sale going on til the 22nd, and I want to take advantage of it.
It's funny, because I was just sitting here trying to decide how to rehome my Fitbit Versa 2. It's a smart watch, a big one, like wearing a television on my wrist. I kept snagging and banging it on things. I was getting a big weird white square under it from the sun, and I wasn't using most of the apps and features (Alexa, contactless payments, Spotify). I ended up ditching it for an Inspire HR, which is a sleek little tracker with heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, steps, text notifications, only what I actually use.
I like it much better, but feel bad about the practically new Versa 2 sitting in a drawer unused. Here's an awkward photo of the two side-by-side. I suggest looking at the Inspire HR as a small, reasonably priced option that does everything important. The Charge 4 is something in between the two in terms of size, cost, and frills. I haven't tried that one but I think @sunshine has a Charge.