Fitbit released an updated version of its smartwatch platform that is now available for Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition and Fitbit Versa.
The new software provides more personal data at-a-glance, including sleep and expanded exercise view, plus adds quick logging for weight and water intake, making it easier than ever to take action based on data right from your wrist.
In addition, the company has released 10 new apps across health, fitness, smart home and lifestyle brands. Specifically, the new apps included are:
- achu health – transfers your Fitbit data to achu's illness prediction technology to help you evaluate potential illness, providing alerts when your body show signs of sickness before it happens.
- Couch to 5K – pulls your Fitbit data including distance and calories burned to provide you with insights and training programs for races ranging from 5K to a marathon.
- Genius Wrist – which consists of apps (Gym Genius, Gym Time Pro, Workout Builder and Workout Genius) to provide structured on-device workouts, productivity and visualization tools, offering different ways for you to view your Fitbit data and workout anywhere, anytime.
- MySwimPro – offering custom guided swim workouts, training plans and video coaching for all levels, using real-time heart rate from your Fitbit device to help you improve your swim performance.
Additional third-party apps coming in early 2019 include:
- Charity Miles – syncs with your Fitbit activity data to raise money for 40 of the world's top charities for every mile logged.
- FitBark – helps you and your dog get healthy together by showing your daily Fitbit stats such as activity, distance and calories burned alongside those of your canine companion.
- GOLD'S AMP for Fitbit (Gold's Gym) – provides a variety of cardio and strength workouts designed for your wearable by expert Gold's Gym Coaches.
- MINDBODY – keep your fitness and wellness top of mind with the ability to check the schedule at your favorite studios and view your upcoming MINDBODY classes from your wrist.
- Noonlight – protects and comforts you with advanced safety features that you can activate from your wrist, making it easier than ever before to get emergency assistance.
- TRX – Guided workouts coach you through quick and effective TRX Suspension Training workouts that track biometrics using your Fitbit data, helping you get stronger and reach your fitness goals.
Furthermore, there's the new Fitbit Exercise API and open-source developer tools that provide Fitbit's developer community with faster, more efficient ways to build complex and innovative health and fitness apps, and clock faces for Fitbit smartwatches.
Finally, Fitbit announced that Female Health Tracking trends will arrive in the Fitbit app in early 2019, offering a comprehensive view of menstrual cycle data including symptom trends, over time.
"We are excited to announce these software and app updates as they provide Fitbit smartwatch users with more ways to take action based on their personal data to achieve their health and fitness goals," Jon Oakes, Senior Vice President of Product at Fitbit, said in a statement.