Fitbit fitness trackers just got a little smarter with the company’s new update rolling out a few new features to both their wrist wearables and their companion app. Fitbit Inc is one of the biggest companies to provide such services in the world, and has seen to great popularity in the United States.
They have been praised numerous times for their gadgets, including the Fitbit Surge and Fitbit Charge HR, which have both been updated to become a lot smarter. And there is heavy competition out there, with others coming into the market.
The best feature of the updated has been deemed SmartTrack, which will automatically detect when the user has started exercising. The useful little upgrade will no longer require attention in terms of turning it on. This way, anyone with a Fitbit wrist gadget can just focus completely on their respective brand of physical activity.
Even more, it will detect what sort of exercise the user is engaging in. Ranging from sports such as soccer, basketball, and tennis, to Zumba, cardio-kickboxing, and dance classes, it has it all. And, of course, it will also recognize the regular activities, such as walking, running, biking, and others. It would encompass an entire array of exercises, and will automatically start to record them.
Fitbit will provide with the duration, calories burned, and heart rate information. The tracking will begin 15 minutes after becoming active, though this can be reportedly modified. However, if any or none of the sports are something the user wishes to track, then they can easily be removed from the list.
The update has also brought the PurePulse heart rate service, which will be more efficient at tracking high-intensity workouts. It’s activated when users turn on Exercise Mode on the Fitbit Charge HR or the multi-sport mode on the Fitbit Surge. It will keep much better track of heart rate during more strenuous exercises, such as boot camps or Zumba.
As the last, but not least, Fitbit incorporated and Exercise Goals function that will allow users to set weekly targets for themselves. The progress will be tracked on a daily basis, and all the goals are customizable be it by the type of physical activity or the time exercised per week. The feature also arrived for other Fitbit gadgets, such as the Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex, and Fitbit Zip.
So far, the updated has rolled out for iOS devices, and will be arriving on Android soon.
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