Fitbit app releases major update (with sleep tracking improvements)


Fitbit is one of the most appreciated software solutions within the fitness and health tracker segment. And now, with the new changes incorporated, it will be even more so. In this post we review The highlights of Fitbit's latest update which represent a great step forward in the quality of the services offered to its users.

Among the most notable changes, the most important is undoubtedly the one that affects the control of the duration and quality of sleep. An aspect that applications of this type often overlook, even though it is of fundamental importance for the physical and mental balance of any person.

Although Fitbit makes different devices, they are smartwatches and activity bracelets the true flagships of the brand. In addition to the technical characteristics of each model, their true usefulness lies in the capabilities and advantages offered by the official application. These are the download links for both iOS and Android devices:

‎Fitbit – Health & Fitness
‎Fitbit – Health & Fitness
Developer: Google
Price: Free+
Developer: Fitbit LLC
Price: Free

Improvements introduced in the new Fitbit app

The latest version of the Fitbit app has been completely redesigned to Help users achieve their health and fitness goals easily. A notable difference is that, to the precise and abundant information that previous versions already provided, an extra component is now added to motivate those who have it installed on their bracelet.

In addition to the errors of the previous version detected and corrected, these are the aspects that stand out the most:

Better and more accessible information

fitbit app

With the latest Fitbit update we will be able to choose which metrics to view, giving preference to those that interest us most in each case. In the “Today” tab We are going to find personalized information about our statistics, emphasizing those that we want to give preference to. A good way to check the evolution of our sports routine in a certain period of time and progress towards our objectives.

This visualization is simple and clear thanks to the use of Cleanly designed icons and graphics. All to make it easier to track our steps, heart rate or sleep patterns. Another interesting option is to be able to record in the app all the times we have drunk or eaten throughout the day, our mood at each moment, etc. Everything we register will be analyzed by the app.

motivation tools

fitbit app

This is the main differentiating point that distinguishes this new Fitbit update from previous ones: the emphasis on user motivation through various tools. One of them are the training videos that we can explore to, through the use of filters, find the perfect session for us. Some of these videos are accessible from the tab "Between us". To have them all available, a subscription to the Fitbit Premium service is required.

Moreover, the “You” tab It is the place from which to adjust our objectives and track our goals and achievements. There we can also update our personal data and connect with friends and family who also use a Fitbit device in their daily lives.

Personalized training and sleep management (only with Fitbit Premium)

fitbit premium

There are many reasons to decide to try the paid version of the application, which gives access to exclusive features: from personalized training recommendations to the daily recovery level. Both aspects are closely related, since the app will send us personalized training recommendations depending on our daily recovery level.*

For example, if it is necessary to rest, we will receive proposals for gentler exercise, while if our body is rested, we will receive proposals for high-intensity exercise. Plus, Fitbit Premium gives you access to an extensive library of resources, workout videos, and more.

But perhaps the most interesting thing is the section dedicated to sleep monitoring and control. Through the bracelet, the app analyzes our rest patterns and heart rate while we sleep, detecting snoring and other sounds that may be signs of a health problem. We will also get recommendations on how to improve our rest habits using ten metrics.

(*) Some workouts require the user to use specific equipment (weights, treadmill, yoga mat, etc.). When this is the case, it is detailed in the class description.

Other functions

In the basic version there are many other functions worth highlighting, in addition to all those mentioned previously in this post: stress management (through a scoring system), mindfulness sessions, health trends, weight control, measurement of blood glucose, menstrual health monitoring, hydration tips, recipes, etc.

Compatible devices

fitbit activity bracelets

Finally, it should be noted that the latest update to the Fitbit app is Compatible with most mobile phones and tablets currently on the market. More details on this point In the following link. Logically, where this app works best is with the brand's own devices:

  • Fitbit Sensa 2 smartwatch.
  • Fitbit Versa 4 smartwatch.
  • Aria Air smart scale.
  • Fitbit Charge 6 activity bracelet.
  • Luxe activity bracelet.
  • Fitbit Inspire 3 activity bracelet.
  • Fitbit Ace 3 activity bracelet.

You will find more information about all of them in the Fitbit official website.

Fitbit Premium

fitbit premium

What are the main differences between the basic version and the premium version of Fitbit? The free application monitors our habits and shows us a general picture of our health and physical fitness; Instead, Fitbit Premium gives us in-depth analysis, personalized advice, access to a huge library of workouts, and, above all, useful information about stress and sleep.

As to priceIt must be said that with the purchase of any Fitbit smartwatch or activity bracelet, the user automatically obtains 6 months of free subscription to the paid version. After this time, to continue enjoying the benefits of Fitbit Premium you must pay 8,99 euros per month or 79,99 euros per year. You can cancel at any time.

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