Update enhances Fitbit user experience


Fitbit has released advancements to the on-device Fitbit user experience for its popular smartwatches. Fitbit OS 3.0 delivers an upgraded on-device dashboard and goal-based exercise modes to Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition and Fitbit Versa, along with new popular brand apps and clock faces.

These features allow users to easily view additional and expanded stats and at-a-glance, including sleep, with expanded exercise stats including heart rate and hourly activity plus adds quick logging for weight and water intake, so it’s easier than ever to take action based on data right from your wrist.

Goal-based exercise modes have been added to Ionic, Ionic: adidas edition and Versa, so you can set a goal for calories burned, distance or time for 15+ exercises, including running, biking, swimming and more, and see real-time stats, progress and celebrations when goals are reached.

Expended app gallery

Fitbit also expanded its Fitbit App Gallery with 10 new popular brand apps across health, fitness, smart home and lifestyle brands, including achu health, Couch to 5K, Genius Wrist and MySwimPro. These apps deliver enhanced health and fitness experiences and provide users with more unique ways to simplify everyday life.

These apps integrate with Fitbit data to offer guidance and insights to help track your progress and motivate you along your health and fitness journey. Others apps like FitBark, GOLD’S AMP™ for Fitbit, MINDBODY and TRX are coming soon to the Fitbit App Gallery, offering more tools to help maximise your health and simplify your life.

Female Health Tracking trends will arrive in the Fitbit app in early 2019, offering a comprehensive view of menstrual cycle data, logged symptoms and trends all in one place no matter what Fitbit device you use.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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