The Google acquired smart wearable company Fitbit has released a new update for its fitness tracker and application. Both the app and the smartwatches are now getting new health elements like the Daily Readiness Score. However, the new metric is now available in the Fitbit app for Premium members with compatible devices. In addition to this, the Fitbit Charge 5 will now be able to access the on-device electrocardiogram (ECG) app. Fitbit users in India living with diabetes will also be able to use a new blood glucose tracking tool in the Fitbit app.
The Daily Readiness Score is a Fitbit Premium experience that uses proven research and insights from your Fitbit device- your activity, heart variability( HRV over your entire night’s sleep) and recent sleep patterns to help you decide whether to exercise or prioritise recovery. By wearing the Fitbit device on a daily basis, you will receive a personalised score each morning with details on what influenced it as well recommendations such as a recommended activity level and Premium content to help you make the best decisions for your body.
Daily Readiness is now accessible in the Fitbit app’s Today dashboard for premium members who own a Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2, Charge 5, Luxe or Inspire 2 devices. Users of the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 will also be able to see their scores on their wrists.
Whereas Fitbit Charge 5 is the company’s first device to come with an on-device electrocardiogram (ECG) app, allowing you to assess your heart rhythm for atrial fibrillation while wearing it. Simply press your fingers against the stainless steel panels on the device’s sides for 30 seconds to receive a reading and gain deeper insights into your heart health.
Apart from this Fitbit users in India who have diabetes will be able to use a new blood glucose tracking tool in the Fitbit app to see how their glucose levels change throughout the day and react to other health metrics such as physical activity, sleep and nutrition, allowing them to better manage their holistic health.
How to record your blood glucose level in the Fitbit app:
To easily measure your blood glucose levels in the Fitbit app. Using app notifications on your Fitbit device, you can receive helpful reminders to log your glucose levels and related symptoms. Examine how your loved glucose levels compared to the personalised target ranges you have established. Track your trends with the Fitbit app easy to read graphs to see how your daily habits, such as activity, sleep and food intake, affect your glucose levels over time.
According to the company, the Fitbit Premium members will soon be able to see how frequently their glucose levels fall within their target range over a 20 day period as well as correlations and trends between when they take a reading and their levels. Fitbit Premium members can also see their blood glucose levels in their Wellness Report, which they can share with their healthcare provider.
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