Fitbit today revealed a two-pronged update to its prominent line of physical fitness trackers, adding support for comprehensive bike-tracking on the Fitbit Surge and enabling customers to conveniently switch in between several Fitbit versions with ‘Multi-Tracker Assistance.’
The company claims the added support will provide clients much more ease-of-use in changing amongst Fitbit gadgets throughout the day, or week, allowing them to select ‘the best tracker for any kind of event.’ The upgrade lets any kind of one customer pair to six Fitbit trackers – the optimum quantity of Fitbit variations on the marketplace – to their Fitbit account.
After the initial pairing phase, Fitbit will immediately observe when a user changes trackers without requiring to get in the Fitbit application. The firm notes that as a user transitions among trackers throughout the day, for instance putting on a ‘Fitbit One to work, Fitbit Surge for a run, or Tory Burch for Fitbit for a night on the town,’ the Fitbit application never pauses or hiccups in curating the normal variety of actions and calories burnt as a single figure across every device.
Also revealed today is an upgrade particularly to Fitbit Surge, utilizing GPS as well as ‘various other advanced sensing units’ to give an extensive review of different bike using stats, including: range, period, ordinary speed, heart rate, and calories burned. Already the beefiest Fitbit, with a 7-day battery life as well as on-board GENERAL PRACTITIONER tracking sensors, the company hopes to widen its fitness-friendly tool with the brand-new cycling-specific features.
“Our users are passionate regarding health and fitness and also have continually asked for a way to track their outside biking task. We are rendering this function on Fitbit Surge for current customers wanting to track as well as better recognize efficiency during rides, along with their other workouts,” claimed Tim Roberts, VP of Interactive, Fitbit. “Our goal is to give individuals with the tools it takes to track their workout and award them for doing the activities they enjoy to do most– like biking and also running.”
Fitbit noted that while the Multi-Tracker Assistance is slated to hit later on this week, the bike-tracking functions won’t turn out in North America until sometime in April, ‘with global accessibility coming quickly.’ The nebulous April launch window for the cycling-focused upgrade sees the company intensifying the functions of the Fitbit Surge, the tracker most in direct competitors with the Apple Watch, which at $249 is still $100 more affordable than the 38mm Apple Watch Sport.