Fitbit today announced a two-pronged upgrade to its popular line of health and fitness trackers, bring in assistance for comprehensive bike-tracking on the Fitbit Rise and enabling users to conveniently change between several Fitbit models with “Multi-Tracker Assistance.”
The business says the additional assistance will certainly give clients more ease-of-use in switching among Fitbit devices throughout the day, or week, permitting them to decide on “the appropriate tracker for any celebration.” The update lets any type of one user pair up to 6 Fitbit trackers – the maximum quantity of Fitbit variants on the marketplace – to their Fitbit account.
After the initial pairing stage, Fitbit will instantly notice when a customer switches trackers without having to enter the Fitbit app. The firm keeps in mind that as an individual changes amongst trackers throughout the day, as an example putting on a “Fitbit One to function, Fitbit Surge for a run, or Tory Burch for Fitbit for an evening on the community,” the Fitbit application never stops or hiccups in curating the normal range of actions and calories burnt as a solitary figure across every device.
Also revealed today is an update specifically to Fitbit Surge, making use of GPS and “various other advanced sensors” to offer a detailed summary of different bike using data, including: range, duration, ordinary rate, heart rate, and calories burned. Currently the beefiest Fitbit, with a 7-day electric battery life and on-board GPS monitoring sensing units, the business wants to broaden its fitness-friendly device with the new cycling-specific attributes.
“Our users are passionate concerning fitness and have actually consistently asked for a way to track their outdoor biking task. We are supplying this function on Fitbit Rise for energetic consumers looking to track and much better comprehend efficiency during journeys, in addition to their various other workouts,” said Tim Roberts, VP of Interactive, Fitbit.
“Our goal is to offer users with the devices it requires to track their exercise and compensate them for doing the activities they love to do most– like cycling and running.”
Fitbit kept in mind that while the Multi-Tracker Support is slated to hit later on today, the bike-tracking functions will not roll out in North America until sometime in April, “with global accessibility coming quickly.”
The nebulous April launch window for the cycling-focused upgrade views the firm boosting the features of the Fitbit Rise, the tracker most in direct competitors with the Apple Watch, which at $$ 249 is still $ 100 less expensive compared to the 38mm Apple Watch Sport.