Fitbit Inspire HR vs Charge 4 - Which one is better?

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Fitbit Inspire HR vs Charge 4 - Which one is better? The Fitbit Charge 4 is the new fitness tracker from Fitbit and therefore newer than the Fitbit Inspire HR. In the comparison between Charge 3 and Inspire HR the Inspire HR did not look bad. What about the next generation Fitbit Charge? What are the differences? Which fitness tracker is better for you? Let's compare Fitbit Charge 4 and Inspire HR.

Comparison table

Model Fitbit Inspire HR* Fitbit Charge 4*
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HR function 24/7 HR function 24/7 Yes HR function 24/7 Yes
GPS GPS Connected GPS (smartphone) GPS 1
Floors Floors No Floors Yes
Sleep analysis Sleep analysis Yes Sleep analysis Yes
Multisport-Tracking Multisport-Tracking Yes Multisport-Tracking No
NFC, Fitbit Pay NFC, Fitbit Pay No NFC, Fitbit Pay Yes
Quick replies / answers about the band Quick replies / answers about the band No Quick replies / answers about the band Yes
Battery (up to) Battery (up to) 5 days Battery (up to) 7 days
Battery life with GPS Battery life with GPS - Battery life with GPS 5,0 hours
Waterproof / Swimproof Waterproof / Swimproof Yes Waterproof / Swimproof Yes
Display available Display available Yes Display available Yes
Display, length Display, length 37,00 mm Display, length 35,80 mm
Display, width Display, width 16,00 mm Display, width 22,70 mm
Changeable bands Changeable bands Yes Changeable bands Yes
Training Intensity Map Training Intensity Map No Training Intensity Map Yes
Active Zone Minutes Active Zone Minutes No Active Zone Minutes Yes
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Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR - A big difference!

The small addition HR plays a very important role in the Fitbit Inspire and is decisive for comparison and purchase. The HR stands for Heart Rate and means that the Fitness Tracker can measure the heart rate. The Fitbit Inspire cannot do this.

Therefore, in my opinion, the device is not useful without the HR and certainly not comparable. You can also read the comparison between Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Inspire HR in detail.

Differences between the Inspire HR and Charge 4

Compared to the Charge 3*, the difference between the Inspire HR* and Charge 4* is a good number bigger.
  • Charge 3 and 4 count floors
  • Charge 3 and 4 support Fitbit Pay (Charge 3 only in the Special Edition)
  • Charge 3 and 4 offer Quick Replies
  • Charge 3 and 4 are shown with slightly more battery life
  • Charge 4 has built-in GPS
  • Charge 4 has more fitness functions (Also more than Charge 3)
  • Charge 4 has a Spotify control

In this context, the comparison between Fitbit Charge 3 and 4 may also be relevant for you, as many software updates are no longer rolled out for Fitbit Charge 3.

New purchase: Fitbit Charge 4 or Inspire HR

In comparing the Fitbit Inspire HR to Fitbit Charge 3, I have said that the Inspire HR* is a true alternative. Compared to the Charge 4* I think the Fitbit Inspire HR is in a slightly worse light.

Especially the built-in GPS makes the new fitness tracker stand out and makes the difference bigger. The floors are still not an important factor in my opinion. However, Fitbit will no longer make many new features available for the older devices, which speaks in favor of purchasing the Fitbit Charge 4*. The manufacturer is probably doing this on purpose to distribute the new models.

By the way, I think the purchase of the Fitbit Charge 4 SE is unnecessary, because there is only one special wristband available. There are no more functions. You can find more about this in the comparison of the Fitbit Charge 4 and Charge 4 SE.

Again I remind you of the big difference between the Fitbit Inspire and Inspire HR. The price of the Inspire may be tempting here, but it offers much less and in my opinion is not recommendable.

Should you upgrade?

It is worth to upgrage from the Inspire HR to the Fitbit Charge 4* if you want built-in GPS. Neither the Charge 3 nor the Inspire offer this. If you like Fitbit's new and smart features, then you need to upgrade to Fitbit Charge 4 as well. The Inspire HR will not get many more updates.

If you still want just a small, fine fitness tracker, then the Fitbit Inspire HR will still do. If you have a Fitbit Inspire (without HR), I strongly recommend that you upgrade to Charge 4* or at least Inspire HR*.
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Geschrieben von Lucas B
Lucas ist einer der Betreiber und Entwickler von buffcoach. Obwohl er im Bereich der IT tätig ist, nehmen Sport und Ernährung einen sehr großen Anteil seines Lebens ein. Er trainiert im Bereich des Kraftsports nach Grundlagen von Crosstraining. Sein Ziel ist es stark und fit zu sein. Eine gesunde Ernährung ist damit eng verbunden. Sein Wissen teilt er auf im Magazin und Forum.
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