In its purest terms, it is illegal for a manufacturer to sell a product in the United States that is labeled “waterproof.” The reason being is everything you buy in the US has its limitations and if you drop it to the crushing depths of the ocean, it will prove its vulnerability.
So no, the Fitbit Inspire 2 is not waterproof, however, it is water-resistant for up to 50 meters underwater. Once you pass 50 meters, the Inspire 2 would be compromised by the weight of the water and fail.
One most important thing that I want to strike before continuing is that like any other wearable device it is best for skin to first dry the Fitbit and then wear it if it gets wet or you sweat in it.
Most of today’s Fitbit devices are water-resistant up to fifty meters and it’s hard to argue with the logic of the standardization across the board. It’s a rare circumstance that anyone other than a deep-sea diver would take a Fitbit Inspire 2 past the 50-meter limit underwater.
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What Does The Inspire 2 do in Water?
Seeing as you can take your Inspire 2 along for a swim at the beach, pool, jacuzzi, river, lake, shower, or bath, you might be wondering what it can do since Fitbit determined that this device would have such a level of water resistance.
Unfortunately, the Inspire 2 has a feature called “water lock” which means that the watch is entirely useless underwater, in terms of you being able to interact with it. It will track your swim time and still record things like heart rate, along with other vitals (depending on what you have set up on it), and how long you’ve been swimming but nothing else.
Also, Fitbit warns about particular bands used with the Inspire 2. Regardless of whether or not the band looks water-resistant, you should always thoroughly dry it out after any length of time spent in the water.
This prevents damaging side effects from being wet, such as fraying, discolorations, and permanent staining. You should be especially careful if you take the Inspire 2 to the beach. Saltwater is a lot meaner to devices of all materials than freshwater is.
After spending time in saltwater, saturate the entire watch from end to end in fresh water from the tap. After you’re done, dry it out thoroughly.
How Do You Water Lock Your Fitbit Inspire 2?
Unlike several other Fitbit devices, you aren’t required to do anything additional to water lock your device before you go into the water. The Fitbit Inspire 2 water locks automatically when it is submerged.
Water lock isn’t necessarily locking anything in terms of hardware but disabling the device from any sort of interaction. You won’t be able to use the touch screen and the side buttons will be mostly unresponsive as well.
The primary reason for this is to keep the screen from coming on and interacting while you are moving through the water, as it is easy to rub up against you, and the pressure of the water may interact with the screen as well.
Things You Should Avoid Doing With The Fibit Inspire 2
As you know Fitbit is water resistance but like any other mechanical thing, it also tends to lose water resistance capabilities over time however by doing the following things you can make it long-lasting to the point where it’s well worth the durability and longevity.
- Please don’t take the inspire 2 in any type of sauna room, hot tub (pool), and hot springs.
- The band should not came in contact with shampoo, detergents, conditioners, soap, insect repellents, perfumes, suncreens and oil because they can react with the band which may cause skin rashes and irrtitaion and may result in sooner detoriation.
- Droping the fitbit or any drop like effects.
- Alike Fibit Charge 4 you should clean it fresh water and dry it with lint-free cloth if you take it anywhere other than fresh water.
- Avoid taking your inspire 2 for high velocity water sports like water skiing.
The Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great fitness wearable and a luxury to have anywhere you go, including in the water. Unfortunately, you can’t expect to do much with it once you’re in the water. However, it’s better than losing the watch altogether because it lacks water resistance.
There are some great features too that help a person like me a lot who loves spending time outdoors. 1) It comes with 10 days of battery backup which is more than enough for my several-day hike and camping trips in wild. 2) 1 year free Fitbit premium membership for new and returning users to keep the accounts and reach the goals faster.
3) Skin temperature tracking means a lot to me when I spend days in any new country or camping in winter as it notifies me of any sign of fever and drowning body temperature.