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Testing out the new Fitbit Inspire 3 fitness watch

Fitbit Inspire watch pink

It was in August this year that everyone’s fave wearable tech brand Fitbit announced their latest and greatest – the Fitbit Inspire 3 fitness watch. And what a watch it is! Compared to other options on the market Fitbit has again knocked it out of the park with wearability, functionality and general stylishness. I mean, just look… The new Inspire was released with a couple of siblings Versa 4 ($379.95) and Sense 2 ($449.95) with itself coming in at $179.95, making it the latest, but not the greatest int he Fitbit line-up. So, why is it so good? Practicality. And function; but it’s a coupling that few other brands have mastered and here’s why. Similar to other models of the Fitbit range, the Inspire 3 comes with all the bells and more of what you want from top-of-the-range wearable tech that doesn’t let you down. Think massive features, like: With all this – plus a range of stylish colour combos to keep things interesting – there’s no wonder it’s thought of as the health & fitness tracker that helps you do what you love and feel your best. For more, head to the Fitbit Australia website

Fitbit Inspire 2: a journey to a fitter self

Fitbit Inspire 2 1

We’re in the era of ‘proof! Or it didn’t happen’, so what better way to prove to your friends, family and social followers that you smashed that 20 kay, half marathon on the weekend than with a Fitbit map to prove it? This is why the likes of Fitbit’s latest Inspire 2 is good. That, and a few other reasons that we’ll explore now. It does the usual Fitbit tracking of activity, heart and sleep, coupled with a journey into Fitbit Premium, the company’s own extrapolated insights into how your body works and responds to the movements you make. You score Fitbit Premium for a year when you make the purchase. With these insights, you’re given the power to investigate how you sleep, where your heart rate’s at – and how you can improve it with personalised fitness programs using the Fitbit app. It’s a sleek, streamlined piece of wearable tech by Fitbit that puts the emphasis on interconnectedness as well as wearability – at an affordable price – with a solid 10-day battery life for all your outdoor escapades. Y’know, when you’re allowed. The Fitbit Inspire 2 is an easy-to-use fitness tracker that packs 24/7 heart rate, Active Zone Minutes and more into your daily routine, on-demand when you need it. Find out more or get your own from Fitbit.

The Fitbit Versa 2: A new watch, only this time, with Alexa

Fitbit Versa 2

What’s the time? What was my sleep score last night? What’s the weather doing today, Alexa? No, we’re not talking to a smart home hub. We’re actually playing with the new offering from FitBit, the Versa 2 Health and Fitness Watch.  Loaded with features such as Amazon Alexa, 24/7 heart rate tracking, a sophisticated sleep tracker, on-screen workouts and smartphone notifications, Versa 2 is an affordable smartwatch with looks to boot. It’s elegantly curved with a new AMOLED screen and an anodised aluminium finish. Unlike its predecessor, Versa 2 has an always-on display. Just remember though, if you select this option, you will chew through your battery life a lot quicker.  Speaking of battery life, one of the most impressive specs about Versa 2 is the 5+ day battery life (which varies with use, as we mentioned earlier with the always-on display). This is a significant point of difference when comparing battery life with the Series 5 Apple Watch which only offers 18 hours before requiring a recharge. The Versa 2 extended battery life allows you to wear the smartwatch while you sleep, if you’re interested in monitoring your sleep pattern. Each night, Versa 2 will track your light, deep and REM sleep and after it learns your sleep patterns, it will provide you with a personalised sleep score.  With the newly integrated microphone and Alexa function, you can ask Alexa a question, but unlike a home hub, she won’t talk back to you (which probably isn’t a bad thing, right)? She only responds via… Read More

Fitbit’s 3 new watches are here: Versa Lite, Inspire and Ace


Tracking your life just because easier again, thanks to Fitbit. But this time they’re only giving the athletes something they need – The Ionic – but every kind of person, regardless of their age, size, shape, and all the rest of it. And it’s nice. They’re giving people of every age, shape, size and goal an excuse to get outside, get moving and be fit for life with their new Fitbit Versa Lite – the slightly stripped back version of the Fitbit Versa, which came out in 2018 – Fitbit Inspire, for wearers in need of something less bulky, and the Fitbit Ace 2, which is for kids, ages six and up. It’s pretty safe to safe, Fitbit now covers every corner of the market, and for a product as reliable as theirs that does the job as well as it does, it’s not surprising why. Here’s what makes the three new additions worth a go: Fitbit Versa Lite This one is the most expensive of the three new watches, but does the best and offers wearers something a little more from a watch that’s been stripped back. The Versa Lite is an everyday smartwatch with most of the core fitness features you need. It obviously tracks your movements and calories burnt, but comes with other bits like automatic activity, PurePulse 24/7 heart rate and Sleep Stages tracking, 15+ goal-based exercise modes, connected GPS, smartphone notifications and a 4+ day battery life, depending on your use, obviously. Get it for $249.95. Fitbit Inspire HR This little beauty… Read More

A chat with Fitbit ambassador Drew Harrisberg on getting ready for summer

Drew Harrisberg Fitbit beach

Spring is here and summer isn’t far behind and if you’re living in Australia, you know the pressure is on to put down the burgers, pick-up the carrot sticks and start heading outside to exercise more often. You don’t have to, of course, but new tech by the likes of fitness masters, Fitbit and their latest fitness tracker, the Fitbit Versa make it a hell of a lot easier and just more fun. It’s kind of the daywear version of the elite Fitbit Ionic, but using it the right way to help you on your way can always use a tip or two. So, we spoke to Fitbit ambassador Drew Harrisberg who’s all about fitness, the beach and doing the whole ‘keeping fit’ thing and here’s what he had to say. View this post on Instagram Self-inflicted agony aka stair sprints! Sprinting is one of the best ways to break through fat-loss plateaus. It increases the number and function of mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell) which is the site where fuel is burned. It also increases rates of fat metabolism for 24-48 hours after the workout is over. It’s called Excess Post Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) or ‘The Afterburn’. Basically, the anaerobic metabolites that accumulate during HIIT get metabolized aerobically in the hours and days following the workout. So, if you’re trying to improve your body composition i.e reduce body fat and increase muscle mass, you should really incorporate sprints into your training program. Be prepared for a crazy burn in your legs and lungs…. Read More