Last year I purchased the Fitbit Inspire 2 (lilac color) basically to track my sleep and heartrate. I had been feeling exhausted (and still am) and wondered if the sleep feature would show me anything. Also, I have had heart palpitations and so I thought it could show me something on that as well. I thought I would see that I toss and turn and hardly sleep all night long. I thought it would show my heart beating at 175bpm like my Homedics blood pressure monitor showed. I was so wrong. The Fitbit app DOES show amounts of time sleeping/awake, what my heartrate was throughout the night, and what my average bpm is throughout the night and day, BUT it only shows my heartbeat every 5 MINUTES! That does not help me when my heart palpitations only last 30 seconds. And as far as sleep goes, there's been times when I was awake for an hour but the Fitbit app showed I was sleeping during that entire hour. So it was not 100% accurate.
Don't get me wrong, the app has TONS of helpful features and it did show when my heartbeat jumped up during the night when I had a panic attack. And the heartbeat reading was accurate when compared to other heartbeat readings. I liked that it shows my stages of sleep as well. With Premium (which costs $10/month) it shows additional features like my restoration and a pdf file of my Wellness Report (summary of all the recordings within the month). I also like how it includes a sleep score based on time asleep, time in Deep and REM sleep, and Restoration (restlessness, low heartrate).
Things I did NOT like about my Fitbit, other than the complaints above, was that it left a permanent indentation on my wrist. And if I got it wet at all, it would cause blisters. So I had to take it off every time I washed my face, showered, etc. That wasn't too much of a hassle since I put it on the charger during my shower and that's all I had to charge it! The battery life was amazing.
I also did not like the bright screen at night. Every night, I had to manually turn off "quick view" so I wouldn't be blinded during the night whenever I moved my wrist.
Anyway, I looked into seeing if there was another Fitbit or even another device that would show like an ECG/EKG reading for my heart. I could not find any Fitbits that did such a thing. But I DID find that the Apple watch, series 4 and later, does! So since it was Black Friday, I searched for deals online and found the Apple Watch Series 6.
Before I even got the watch I bought a clear protector case. Since my Fitbit got so scratched up when I wore it, due to my job, I wanted something to protect my Watch, especially since it was so much more expensive than the Fitbit. The first thing I did when I got my watch was change my watch face to Minnie Mouse. I wish they had all the classic Disney characters like Donald Duck. He's my favorite. The second thing I tried out on the watch was the ECG reading. I placed the ECG app in the upper right of my watch face, and my heartrate in the lower bottom. So now when my heart palpitations start, all I do it tap the ECG icon and put my finger on the "crown" (little wheel on the right of the watch). It's so cool! It reads my heart for 30 seconds and records it in the Health app on my iphone.