Fitbit releases new tools to improve fitness and well-being during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Fitbit has revealed its "most sophisticated health and fitness tracker" to yet, which incorporates sensors to monitor and assist manage stress as well as the body's preparation for an exercise.The Fitbit Charge 5 will be available in the fall for £169.99 (€195), which includes a six-month subscription to Fitbit's Premium subscription service.
Fitbit's new Charge 5 tracker is the company's first wearable gadget outside of its smartwatches to incorporate an EDA sensor, which detects small changes in the sweat glands of the fingers and assesses the body's reaction to stress. The Fitbit tracker will also generate a stress management score for customers to monitor.
The gadget, according to the fitness firm, is part of its expanding approach to the concept of strength. It said that this is no longer dependent on how much someone can lift or how fast they can run, but rather on what the mind and body can endure in the aftermath of the epidemic and heightened levels of stress for millions.
Along with the Charge 5, Fitbit also introduced Daily Readiness, a new feature for its Premium membership service. At the start of each day, users will get a score based on their activity and fitness weariness, heart rate variability, and recent sleep. These variables will be utilised to determine if the user is ready for a workout or should instead focus on recuperation.
The new function will be accessible on the company's Sense, Versa 2 and 3, Luxe and Inspire smartphones, as well as the upcoming Charge 5.
“We've dealt with illness, loss, increased stress, and changes in sleep, food, and exercise during the last year. As a consequence, we've been pushed to grow more robust and stronger. For the most part, though, strength has taken on a new connotation for most people, and being strong in today's society entails more than just lifting weights or running fast. It's also about what the mind and body can take, according to Fitbit.
“As our approach to strength develops, we're launching Fitbit Charge 5, our most sophisticated health and fitness tracker, to help you keep track of your fitness, stress, heart health, sleep, and general wellness - all in a slimmer, sleeker design.
“With a brighter, colour touchscreen and up to seven days of battery life – depending on use – Charge 5 provides the convenience features you need to concentrate on what matters most.