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Fitbit Releases New Features To Older Devices

Fitbit has recently released a new set of features, particularly on the Fitbit App, to its older devices, just as they are soon to release their new line of smartwatches.

The said company has updated older devices such as Charge, Ionic and Versa with Active Zone Minutes, a new metric based on the user’s heart rate activity.

What Does Active Zone Minutes Do in Fitbit?

Active Zone Minutes measures your active time. To give you a quick idea, you will log a minute of it if your heart rate rises into the fat burn zone. And when you get to the cardio or peak zones, you get double the credits.

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Fitbit’s Active Zone Minutes on its Fitbit App.

The feature was recently implemented on the Charge 4 and Versa 3. But now, Charge 3 and older versions of Fitbit Versa are also getting the metric.

Also, during the previous Fitbit Sense launch, Fitbit users will now get an even more advanced metrics tracked within Fitbit Premium.

The company will be introducing a new Health Metrics Dashboard with the release of Fitbit Sense, which will show more data coming from the sensors, which the older devices will also take advantage of.

Previous users of Charge 3 & 4 , Inspire HR, Versa and Fitbit Ionic will be able to see heart rate variability (HRV) and breathing rate, which will join the previous metric, resting heart rate.

In line with the Fitbit’s COVID-19 trial, these metrics were identified as pre-cursor to symptoms.

Keeping an eye on these metrics that the company will offer, could ensure that you can take necessary precautions: self-isolate or stay home from work, to keep your loved ones safe.

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While it would means users of older Fitbit devices will get more data on their health, the said Health Metrics Dashboard will only be available to those with a Premium subscription.

New Fitbit users will be able to avail of the six months free subscription, while for the rest, Fitbit Premium costs P519.00 when paid monthly, or P4,190.00 annually (saves you 33%).

Unless you bag yourself a six month pass by buying a Versa 3 or Sense (or a year by investing in Inspire 2), Fitbit Premium costs $7.99 a month or $79.99 per year.

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