The Fitbit brand wants to make some of the features contained in its Premium subscription free. These include historical data such as resting heart rate or skin temperature.
Google has already sent the software update to Fitbit watches and trackers. The update will be rolled out before the end of this week.
Previously, only people who subscribed to Fitbit Premium could track various metrics such as skin temperature, respiratory rate, resting heart rate, and blood oxygen levels.
Google allows you, if you do not have a premium Fitbit subscription, to view and access logged data which will be available on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, up to a period of 90 days.
Google has informed that the update will be rolled out to Fitbit smartwatches and fitness trackers by March 19. Find these features on the Fitbit Android or iPhone app, in the Dashboard section.
The Fitbit Sense 2 offers plenty of tracking features / © NextPit
However, the company also noted that data availability will still depend on the power of your smartwatch. For example, only the Fitbit Sense range, including the Sense 2, and some Versa models are capable of recording skin temperature. Also, not all countries and regions support all Fitbit health metrics.
If you’re a Fitbit Premium subscriber, you’re still entitled to several other exclusive features and content. Among other things, you can access Calm guided meditation productions as well as Fitbit’s exercise libraries and stress management score.
Making certain premium Fitbit features free is a way for Google to possibly reverse the downward trend in wearable sales that have been affected by macroeconomic uncertainties.
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