As is often the case, I buy each new Fitbit … and invariably end up disappointed. Yet the Fitbit Inspire HR, which I uncovered last year as a likely Alta successor, strikes a nice balance between form, function, and price. And I’m digging it. In fact, for most, it may be a better option than the more pricey Charge 3. Unlike the Alta, it’s waterproof! And packs the best Fitbit charger ever – a clasp-free, magnetic mount similar to some smartwatches like the Apple Watch.
However, there’s a catch as, at the moment, it’s only available through Fitbit corporate partnerships — think employers and health insurers, sometimes free, sometimes subsidized. I picked mine up from a guy in Florida and, who knows, maybe his employer has been fairly impressed with my step count and resting heart rate.
Hit me in the comments with any questions or photo requests.