Yes, I am a lucky old man. I know that.
But, I have to sing for this supper — or at least work for most of it.
I have to evaluate them and write three reviews. Not exactly back breaking work, but work nonetheless.
And I do take it seriously.
I do test these quite rigorously. I take notes, create spreadsheets, make videos. So, it is not just a walk in the park.
Well, I better start WORK. No rest for the wicked.
Using Garmin Fenix 5 Plus To Check Accuracy Of The New Fitbit Inspire HR — Wearing Them Side-by-Side.
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I have a hunch (albeit now with some proof) that the Fitbit Inspire HR overcounts steps even by the generous, overoptimistic standards of Fitbit.
Testing against my trusted Garmin Fenix 5 Plus should be the acid test.
I now have a hunch to what is happening with the Inspire HR. It is way light and the accelerometer doesn’t take into account its lightweight. I could be wrong.
I don’t just measure the steps at the end of the day. I keep a log, on an Excel spreadsheet! Yes, I will publish my findings.
Wish me luck.
I Really Have Started Wearing TWO Fitbits On My Wrist — A Versa Lite & An Inspire HR — To Study ‘FAKE STEPS’.
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I never thought it would come to this. Having to wear TWO Fitbits — but, I have no choice.
I made a video yesterday just with the Fitbit Inspire HR to show how the step counts goes up even when I am seated at this computer, typing. Per the Inspire HR I walked 1.3 miles, in steps, while all the time being seated at my PC!
So, I decided today. Heck with it. I will wear BOTH Fitbits side-by-side and compare the steps — taking pictures to prove it.
Today, starting at noon — the Inspire HR counted 400 more steps than the more expensive Fitbit Versa Lite.
What can I say other than I was sent both the Fitbit Versa Lite and the Inspire HR, at the same time, for evaluation.
Yes, I am lucky. But, it is not all fun. I do have to test them carefully and write multiple reviews. So, this is work — though it is fun.