Fitbit has launched a set of new brief mindfulness classes for Fitbit Premium subscribers, which you’ll find within the app proper now.
Earlier this week, some Fitbit Premium subscribers had been alarmed by a consumer survey that appeared to counsel the corporate is perhaps planning to extend the worth of membership plans. Fitbit was fast to quash any issues, and defined that it has no plans to vary its pricing or privateness insurance policies proper now.
The firm mentioned in a press release that it was persevering with to spend money on its Premium service – a declare that seems to be backed up by the set of new wellbeing tools which have start rolling out within the app at the moment (February 22).
The classes, all of that are lower than 20 minutes, had been created in collaboration with physician and meditation advocate Deepak Chopra, and use a mixture of audio and video designed to cut back stress and help sleep.
Although there are lots of devoted meditation apps already accessible (together with the likes of Headspace and Calm), it isn’t stunning that Fitbit has chosen to create its personal set of devoted tools for the aim.
The firm has been edging into ‘wellness’ tech for a number of years now; guided respiration classes can be found on most of its gadgets, and final 12 months it launched the stress-detecting Fitbit Sense, which makes use of your pores and skin’s conductivity to find out whether or not you are feeling tense.
Body and soul
The new content material could be discovered within the Discover tab within the Fitbit app, and the classes could be handled in a lot the identical means as exercise routines. This means you possibly can set your self mindfulness associated targets to hit every day or week – akin to beginning every day with a meditation, to ending it with guided sleep assist.
There are 10 audio and video classes accessible now, however Fitbit says that dozens extra are because of be added over the approaching months.
If you are not presently a Fitbit Premium subscriber, you possibly can try it out free for 90 days. After this time, you possibly can proceed your subscription for $9.99/£7.99/AU$15.49 per thirty days.