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Fitbit Versa Lite vs Inspire HR - which is better?

Written by Lucas B | published on 19.03.2019 | no comments |
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Fitbit Versa Lite, Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR were launched in March 2019. The devices should lure on a small budget. Interesting and comparable are the Versa Lite and the Inspire HR. The Fitbit Inspire HR differs greatly from the Inspire HR and is thus relatively uninteresting. So let's take a look at the Fitbit Versa Lite and the Fitbit Inspire HR in comparison.

Comparison Chart

Model Fitbit Versa Lite Fitbit Inspire HR
Display, length 24,07 mm 37,00 mm
Display, width 24,07 mm 16,00 mm
Color display Yes No
Changeable bands No Yes
Battery (up to) 4 days 5 days
Waterproof / Swimproof Yes Yes
HR function 24/7 Yes Yes
GPS Connected GPS (smartphone) Connected GPS (smartphone)
Floors No No
Guided breathing exercises No Yes
Sleep analysis No Yes
Notifications Yes Yes
Quick replies / answers about the band Yes No
Internal music storage No
Third-party apps Yes No
NFC, Fitbit Pay No No



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Differences - Fitbit Versa Lite and Inspire HR

If we look at the differences between the Fitbit Versa Lite and the Fitbit Inspire HR, we see a lot in common. Primarily the Versa Lite differs in the display and possibility to install apps.


It is obvious. The Fitbit Versa is significantly larger than the Inspire HR. Of course, the clock is a bit bigger for you.

The Versa Lite's display measures just over 24 millimeters in length and width. The Inspire HR has a display size of 16 millimeters in width and 37 millimeters in length. However, visually the Versa does not look as big as you might think. I had already noticed that in the comparison between the Fitbit Charge 3 and the Versa.

In addition, the Fitbit Versa Lite also has a color display. This also colored dials are possible.

In that point, of course, it's also a matter of taste. Better a slightly larger clock or a small, inconspicuous fitness tracker.

Quick Replies and Apps

Overall, the Fitbit Versa Lite is a bit smarter than the Inspire HR. In the overall view, however, quite limited.

Versa lets you install third-party apps and also use the Quick Answers feature. Also called Quick Replies by Fitbit. However, notifications on calls, messages and appointments are also available on the Inspire HR.

You will not get a music memory like the Versa with the Versa Lite. Of course not with the Inspire HR.

Battery life

In terms of battery life, the Inspire HR is slightly ahead. That was to be assumed, since the Versa Lite has a larger display. The Versa Lite has a duration of 4 days. The Inspire HR has a running time of 5 days.

Of course, the battery life depends on the usage. If the training mode is activated frequently, the battery life will decrease. The GPS connection can also cost more battery. As a guideline, however, the information should be used well.

Similarities - Fitbit Versa Lite and Inspire HR

Let's take a look at interesting features that are not self-evident, but offered by both fitness trackers.


Interesting is the counting of floors. Neither the Versa Lite nor the Inspire HR can count floors. Personally, this feature is not very important. Noteworthy is the factor in each case. Counting the floors is one of the differences between the Versa and Versa Lite.

If you want a fitness tracker that counts floors, the Versa Lite and the Inspire HR are out of the question.

HR - pulse measurement

At this point, I would like to point out again that we are talking about the Inspire HR. The short addition HR has a big impact. Because only the Inspire HR has a pulse measurement. The Inspire is not.

The Versa Lite, however, also has a pulse measurement. Thus, both are equal and do a good job here.

Connected GPS

Both Versa Lite and Inspire HR have connected GPS. So the possibility to use the GPS signal of the smartphone. The active connection with the smartphone must be established.

There is no built-in GPS for both. Incidentally, that's not the case with Versa in the larger version. At the moment only the Fitbit Ionic has got a built-in GPS, as well as our Fitbit GPS overview.


Both Fitbit devices can be used in the water. The Fitbit Versa and the Fitbit Inspire HR can withstand water up to 50 meters. Thus, the fitness trackers are both suitable for swimming and showers. Which Fitbit is waterworthy you can find in the Overview of the waterproof Fitbit tracker.

Fitbit Pay

The Fitbit Pay payment system for contactless payment via the Fitness Tracker itself is not available on the Versa Lite or the Inspire HR. For this you have to grab the Fitbit Versa Special Edition or the Fitbit Charge 3 in the Special Edition. The use of Fitbit Pay, however, is only slightly limited.

Versa Lite or Inspire HR - Which Fitbit is better?

Basically, here we compare two slightly different models. The Inspire HR is more of a fitness tracker. The Versa Lite more a small smartwatch.

However, the Inspire HR* makes a much better picture in its category compared to the Versa Lite. Even in the comparison between Fitbit Charge 3 and Inspire HR the small fitness tracker cuts a fine figure. It's a cheap and good alternative to the next bigger Charge 3. I personally prefer the smaller fitness trackers and carry the Charge 3. More about that I have written in my review for Charge 3.

However, if we look at Versa Lite compared to Versa, the little smartwatch will fare worse. In terms of price, Versa Lite* is only slightly lower than the Versa. If you want a larger clock, I recommend the Fitbit Versa*.
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