Fitbit rolls out weekly goals, automatic workout tracking, and more
Fitbit has announced three new features that will be rolling out to make tracking exercises easier. One of these new capabilities, which lets you track and set weekly goals, is for all Fitbit owners, while the other two are aimed at the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge.
You can now set weekly exercise goals with Fitbit, to give you an extra nudge to stay active. Your goals will be based on the number of days per week you want to be active, and you'll be able to track your progress towards your goals with the Fitbit app.
Both Fitbit's Charge HR and Surge bands will now be able to automatically track your workouts. You Fitbit will recognize when you've done an exercise and identify its type. SmartTrack only works with continuous movement, such as walking, running, and cycling. You can also personalize SmartTrack, specifying how long an activity needs to be to be captured, and what types of activity should be ignored.
Finally, Fitbit Surge and Charge HR are adding a feature called PurePulse. PurePulse offers a better heart rate monitoring experience, and the latest update improves heart rate tracking while in Exercise mode and multi-sport modes.
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Waiting for the third feature to hit the Android app. Nicely done.
Does Exercise Goals require Mobile track to be active to work properly, or does it collect data from other Fitbit sources? Sent from the iMore App
I would love to simply see the battery level without having to open the app. Sent from the iMore App