How can I fix a Fitbit Inspire 2 that isn't monitoring my sleep?

Is your Fitbit Inspire 2 not keeping track of your sleep? Continue reading for a list of things you can do to try to fix the problem.

If you’re looking for a low-cost, unobtrusive wearable, the activity band is an excellent option. When it comes to fitness and health monitoring, it will have you covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Inspire 2 doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles of other Fitbit devices, but it gets the job done.

The device, along with its more powerful and more expensive siblings, the Versa 3 and Sense, was released in August 2020. The Inspire 2 is actually a third-generation device, despite the number. Inspire HR was the name given to the second edition. As a result, the odd naming convention

In terms of appearance, the $99 Inspire 2 is fairly similar to its predecessors. It features minor changes as well as a “button-less” design. The battery life has significantly improved. The time limit has been increased to ten days. Active Zone Minutes, Cardio Fitness Level, Heart Rate Zones, Menstrual Health Tracking, Guided Breathing Sessions, and other aspects are worth mentioning.

The Fitbit Inspire 2 is a sleep tracking device.

Sleep tracking is another of its features. The company’s sleep statistics are rather detailed, especially for Fitbit devices with a built-in heart rate sensor.

Sleep data is automatically recorded by Inspire 2. There are no buttons to press or actions to take. All you have to do now is remember to put the device on before going to bed. Fitbit tracks your movements with accelerometer data and determines when you are sleeping with an optical heart rate sensor.

Sleep tracking for Fitbit users requires reading.

After a morning sync, you should be able to check your overnight metrics in the Fitbit smartphone app if everything went smoothly. It’ll show up on the dashboard. When you click on the tile, you’ll be taken to more extensive information. This covers information such as sleep time, awake time, movement during sleep, sleep stages (light, deep, and REM), sleep goals, and sleep insights, among other things.

There’s also a sleep score, which tells you how well rested you are at a glance. Overall, there’s a lot of information to chew on!

However, you may occasionally activate the app and discover that there is no sleep data. Something isn’t right. Needless to say, this can be extremely inconvenient. It’s time to start troubleshooting.

What should I do if my Fitbit Inspire 2 isn’t monitoring my sleep?

On the Fitbit forums, there’s a lengthy discussion about this. Users are dissatisfied because when they wake up in the morning, the Inspire 2 on their wrist has not monitored their sleep. If nothing else, you could take solace in the knowledge that you are not alone in your struggle.

Some of the users were perplexed. Did they have to start the sleep tracking by pressing a button? The answer is a resounding “nay.” Your sleep session should be automatically monitored by Inspire 2. Your Fitbit should be able to figure it out without you having to do anything. Of course, on the smartphone app, you can select “I am sleeping.” However, this defeats the point. Everything should run on autopilot.

However, there is clearly a problem with the system. It’s possible that the tracker’s compact form factor renders it unsuitable for sleep tracking. There are, however, a few things you can do to try to remedy the problem.

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Activate the “On Wrist” mode.

The first thing you should do is double-check that the “On Wrist” feature is enabled. The Inspire 2 is a wristband or a clip that can be worn on the wrist. The tracker does not measure heart rate or certain other aspects when in “On Clip” mode. This includes the monitoring of sleep.

Open the main clock face and scroll up to Settings to find it. Select that choice and then scroll up or down to find the clip option.

Make sure the battery has enough power.

The battery life on the Inspire 2 is great, lasting 10 days. This could lead to a false sense of security. The wearable will automatically turn off the sleep function if the battery is severely low. So make sure you’re well supplied.

Start up your Inspire 2 again.

Restarting a Fitbit is the go-to answer for any problem. This frequently solves any issues you may be having. If you’re getting sleep data on your smartphone but not on your Fitbit, this is the solution. We’ve published a comprehensive guide to restarting your device.

Do you know how to put it on properly?

Make sure the Inspire 2 is snug but not too tight around your wrist. Fitbit recommends wearing it a little higher than you would during the day for best results. They recommend wearing it 2-3 finger widths above your wrist bone.

Change your sleeping position.

There is a “sensitive” setting that records practically all movements as time spent restless or awake. Significant movements are counted as being awake in the “usual” setting (such as rolling over). If one option does not address the problem, try the other.

If nothing else works, it’s possible that your gadget is broken. In this scenario, it’s best to contact Fitbit Support directly; your Inspire 2 may still be covered under warranty.

For completeness’ sake, we thought it might be helpful to offer a link to the Inspire 2 manual. This clarifies the purpose of the sleep function even further.

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