Published: Fri, March 08, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Inspire and Inspire HR consolidate Fitbit's fitness tracker line

Inspire and Inspire HR consolidate Fitbit's fitness tracker line

Alongside the Inspire, Inspire HR and kids-focused Ace 2, the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition seems the most interesting new wearable of the lot.

In addition to the four new trackers, Fitbit announced a major redesign to its mobile app that should make it easier to view your stats, but also put more emphasis on the community, challenges, and tips/recommendations. Fitbit also says that the Ace 2 will last around five days on a full charge, which is more or less the standard we've come to expect from the company's collection of fitness trackers. Chief Executive James Park said at a press event ahead of the product release that the company has almost 28 million active users. "We would continue to build on the Fitbit platform to provide a more personalised and valuable experience for our users through a paid premium service expected to launch later this year", Park added. Fitbit Versa Lite Edition comes equipped with features like PurePulse 24/7 heart rate, automatic activity and sleep stages tracking.

It includes a simple one-button design that is lightweight and swim-proof in new colour options with accessories like stain-resistant, swim-ready silicone bands and hybrid woven bands (coming soon). All these new Fitbit products will go on sale later this month in India.

Fitbit declares the Fitbit Inspire HR is its most affordable and stylish 24/7 heart rate tracker, and for newbies to wearables, it recommends the Fitbit Inspire.

Ace 2 has a new swim-proof design with a bumper to protect the screen during kid-related activities all day long and is available in fun and bold kid-friendly colors and accessories that include patterned designs. The original Fitbit Ace was designed for children aged eight and above but the new model is suitable for ages six and over, according to the company.

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Fitbit Ace 2 helps kids ages 6 and above learn healthy habits at an early age and encourages them to spend more active time with family and friends.

The Fitbit Ace 2 will be available this summer and will cost $69.95. The Fitbit Inspire is a similar device selling for $69.95 that has no heart rate tracking capability but keeps the activity tracking most people want.

First up, the new Inspire is a relatively cheap tracker at just $70. So we're hoping retailers will take the Fitbit Versa Lite and in the following months drop the price lower than what you'll be paying on day one, but there's no guarantee that will be the case.

Fitbit's new hardware will arrive in white, lilac, mulberry, and marina blue colours but, as is standard with the firm, a variety of different straps will be available for it. While Fitbit is known for high-end fitness trackers, the company is going after the budget users with these new affordable options.

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